Who knew? 2017 was the year of the ‘insane eyebrow’
Today’s rant and rave:
Please tell people to stop saying “reala-tor.” The word is realtor.
And now on to today’s question:
It wasn’t too long ago that women either had pencil-thin eyebrows or no eyebrows at all. What’s with the big, fuzzy eyebrow trend nowadays? Women look
like they have caterpillars growing out of their faces. Or maybe I’m just jealous?
It’s a good thing for me that you asked. It turns out that among my many other failings I have been remiss in staying up to date with eyebrow fashion. I blush to admit it, but I didn’t even know until now there was such a thing as eyebrow fashion. I thought there were just eyebrows.
Apparently, whoever is in charge of finding new ways to make women do silly things has come up with several new trends in eyebrow fashions.
In fact, according to Elle magazine, where they keep track of such things, “2017 was the year of the insane eyebrow.”
For starters, consider the lightning bolt eyebrow, which, according to Elle, “sent shockwaves through the Instagram beauty community in early September.” Shock waves. Who knew?
And there is the “boxed” eyebrow, which sort of looks like a series of boxshaped patches of hair arching across the eye. This apparently was brought to the fashion forefront by a rapper named Big Daddy Kane.
Also making a recent debut in the eyebrow world is the braided eyebrow. Personally, I find the idea of braiding your eyebrows to be pretty gross, bit it turns out it is just an illusion created by a makeup pencil and some wax.
Rainbow eyebrows, split brows, block brows and even the Nike swoosh eyebrow — they all seem to be part of great social movement in the facial hair department.
What’s next? I will try to keep you posted.
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