Kylie Jenner may be trying to sway us all back toward bold Instagram brows, but intrepid makeup artists are trying to convince us to experiment with brow art. Over the past couple weeks, we’ve seen looks known as the feather brow, which makes arches look like actual feathers, and barbed wire brows that look like cowlicks pop up on the ‘gram. The new, latest take is dubbed dragon brows.
A 23-year-old self-taught makeup artist from Oregon who goes simply by V or @Harlibi on Instagram recently posted a picture of brows in upward spikes. Her follower count comes in at 509 at the moment, but the dragon brow post alone has racked up 4,934 likes — and counting. As you would imagine, V was definitely inspired by Stella Sironen, the MUA mastermind behind feather brows. After seeing the look, V tells Allure, “I was inspired to be creative with my eyebrows, too. I wanted to embrace the opportunity to move away from the cookie-cutter brows that are so common and try to have more fun with my expression-caterpillars.” (Yes, expression-caterpillars equals eyebrows, and we can’t.)
Coming up with the creative name for her new look rolled right off the tongue for V, too — in fact, she said it was a no-brainer. “I was playing Skyrim on my Xbox, and the spines of the game’s dragons gave me the idea to spike my brows,” she says. “So why not name it after the bold, mythical creatures?”
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To create dragon brows, V brushed her hairs up with a spoolie “followed by tiny, thin applications using a safe eyelash glue to hold them in place,” she explains. “I brushed each section up into a spike and then moved on to the next.” Overall, the look only took her a couple minutes to perfect.
And before you come for V’s falsies, keep in mind that she only started “attempting makeup artistry in the last few weeks,” she explains. After her fun dragon brows post went unexpectedly viral, she posted a note on Instagram, explaining that she’s only put on false lashes three times in her life, and she has limited products from choose from. “Had I’d known the post was going to spread so much I would have put more effort into it and not used troublesome $2 falsies!” she tells Allure. Let’s focus on the fact that V came up with a fun new way to style brows instead, OK?
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