Over the last few years brows have gone from a mere afterthought, maybe we tamed them every few weeks or so, to the main event, our makeup bags are now jammed pack with a slew of brow products. And while it seemed like the beauty community was (finally!) embracing a more subtle brow à la Yara Shahidi at this year’s VMAs, the squiggle brow aka #wavybrows, is currently taking over the Internet.
At first glance it’s hard to decipher exactly what’s being done to brows to achieve the futuristic look. Thankfully makeup artist @princessbellaaa, whose gorgeous photo is quickly becoming the poster child for the new trend, chatted with us about how to achieve #wavybrows.
@princessbellaaa, also know as Karla Tobie, tells ESSENCE that she first spotted the trend, like most of us, on Instagram. “This trend is fairly new and I first saw it on Instagram on a makeup page and I thought to myself, this is SOOOO CREATIVE. And my fingers were instantly inching to try it out. While this wavy look is anything but natural, it is chic, innovative, and only temporary. That means even commitment-phobes can get in on squiggle brows and try out the trend for a night out.”
To get the look which, Karla says can be worn “on a regular day, to a makeup event or an editorial photoshoot,” you’ll need a glue (yes, actual glue but make sure it’s washable) concealer, and eyeliner.
“I begin by using washable glue to flatten my hairs in one direction before using concealer, setting and pressed powders to hide my brows,” Karla says. “And then I drew on the wavy eyebrows using a dark brown gel liner mixed with powder.”
While we might not be as brave as Karla to rock this look to work, with Halloween right around the corner it might be more practical then we think.