I’m not one to shy away from crazy beauty trends. I don’t take makeup too seriously and I love to have fun with color, glitter, and whatever catches my eye on any given day. So gearing up to try three of Instagram’s wildest viral eyebrow looks – feather brows, glitter brows, and the classic “Instagram Brows” – wasn’t scary for me, although I still had a few reservations (mostly about those feathered brows).
Maybe it’s the fact that I work at a highly creative company, or that I live in New York City, or that I try out wild makeup on the regular, but the vast majority of people didn’t really notice anything different during my three-day experiment. Most of them didn’t even realize I was doing a beauty experiment at all.
The glitter brows turned out to be a favorite among my Refinery29 coworkers. Aside from the risk of flecks falling into your eyes, they’re the perfect accent for a night out or festival.
Of course, the feathered brows raised the most questions, although, with the amount of other makeup and wild hair I had going on, I’m not sure all that many people really noticed them either. I even ended up wearing them to the gym, where I eventually sweated them off. It just goes to show that even if you think everyone is staring at your weird, wonky eyebrow you overplucked last night, they probably aren’t.
Overall, I think this challenge really made me experiment more with what I wear and how I do my makeup every morning. Even better? It reaffirmed what I’ve always felt about makeup: It’s a fun way to express yourself and it doesn’t have to be traditionally “pretty” or “trendy” – it’s for you, so who cares what anyone else thinks? (Spoiler: They probably don’t even care.)
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