By BR Kellie
Natalie, the First Lady of Beauty Review is no stranger to giving things a go in the name of beauty. Nat has cut her own hair, coloured her own hair numerous times, even given a sculpted undercut a go. In recent times she's suggested it's my turn to give things a go... her idea was nose waxing. I put my pixie foot down very quickly on that one. I quite like my nostril hair. And I can't help but think about how uncomfortable nostril hair growing back in would be, and I wouldn't want to walk around with my finger up my nose giving it a good itch while it grew back. So yeah, nah. However, recently the concept of 'feather brows' became a bit of a trend, and giving that a go was something I could get on board with.
Feather brows was the creation of makeup artist Stella Sironen. Fun fact about this look - it was meant to be a joke, but apparently people didn't get that and now it has its own Instagram hashtag #featherbrows and everything. I can see why people like it though, it has this feral but delicate beauty, and I figured with my beetle brows I could pull it off.
So, here's a close up of what Stella achieved:
Now, it's probably good to note that you're meant to use glue on your eyebrows to achieve this look. I don't have glue and if I did I wouldn't be all that fond of putting glue on them in case I ripped out half my brows by accident. What I did have though was a clear brow gel that fixes those suckers in place, and a hair mascara which felt glue-esque. The plan? Make pink glitter feather brows!
So I sat in front of my mirror and I fussed and feathered and farted around. The bottom half would feather out, then when I went on the upsweep the bottom would attempt to go that way as well. I used so much hair mascara that half my forehead was covered in it. I went about doing one brow for a good fifteen minutes. It was a mammoth task! The result?
A total feather fail. If anything I look like I've dragged my eyebrow backwards through a bush half a dozen times. Perhaps using glue would've produced a better result, but I doubt it. I think I'd need some severly thick brows to rock this one. So while I appreciate the artistry that goes into the feather brow, I won't be attempting it again. In fact waxing my nostril holds a little more interest, at least it would be fast and I'd see an actual result.
Pixie's overall thoughts on this one?
Too hard basket. Although if you're game for gluing your eyebrows together to create feather brows we'd love to see the results! Post 'em to the photowall and you may find some points sprinkled into your account.