Usually the most bizarre beauty trends develop on international fashion runways. They are, after all, becoming more and more like live art installations than places to gain everyday #beautyinspo.
Other times, it’s up-and-coming beauty vloggers creating how-to tutorials in their parents’ bathroom who wind up pushing trends into the mainstream. Often their make-up ideas come with easy-to-follow tutorials that explain step-by-step how to achieve the look at home.
The latest beauty trend to pop up on Instagram, however, might be one to scroll past and never look back at. It’s called “halo brows” and it’s got to be one of the most ridiculous “trends” you’ll see on the internet all year. Basically, halo brows create a circular halo on the forehead using the same colour as your natural brows. The tail ends of the brows are hidden with powder and then shaped upwards meeting in the centre of the face.
The idea was created by talented makeup artist 16-year-old Hannah Lyne, who has an Instagram following of 35,000 fans, all hungry for unique makeup tutorials.
“I was having a conversation with a friend trying to come up with a new idea for a look, and all of a sudden it came to me that I should connect my brow tails,” the UK teen explained to PopSugar “This look was influenced by fishtail brows; seeing the way my brow flicked upwards inspired the idea of just carrying the brow on until it met in the middle.”
We’ll give Hannah points for creativity and thinking outside of the box, but is this makeup idea really something the rest of us would feel comfortable rocking at the office or at a family get together? Likely not. Not only is it pretty strange looking, but it seems incredibly time consuming, too. It’s like filling in your brows once and then going through that process for a second time, but also making a perfect halo shape. Most of us are pressed for time as it is.
“Please never do this again,” one Instagram commeter begged.
Though others seemed to be supportive of the teen blogger. “Maybe she wanted to just have a bit of fun w make up,” one follower wrote. It’s a good point. Makeup is meant to be a creative outlet, and if Hannah was looking for a way to express herself, than that’s awesome. The world needs more confident, creative personalities. It’s just that some trends shouldn’t ever be dubbed “trends” to begin with. Let’s call this what it is: a young girl experimenting with makeup and posting an interesting photo to her social media account. Please don’t actually try this IRL.