Friday, March 4, 2016

Your Instagram Brows are NOT Scaring People

As I take my first steps into the vast world of beauty blogging, I feel it is only fitting that my first post be about something I take very, VERY seriously; and that is eyebrows.

Eyebrows are like the dot to the "i" of makeup, and recently a certain trend surrounding this seemingly innocuous dot has been stirring up quite the controversy.  I'm talking about the "Instagram Brow." You may also have heard it referred to as the ombre brow, the HD brow, or the fade.  It is a brow filling technique in which the tail end of the brow is dark, and the front is light or "faded."  It gets it's name due to the fact that you mostly see it on instagram ... clever, I know.  It looks something like this:

And for some reason people hate it!

The dilemma, from what I gather, is that this brow is too dramatic.  It looks wonderful in pictures, but in person it's supposedly "too much."  This brow trend was adopted from drag makeup, of course it's going to be dramatic.  What I'm failing to comprehend is why this is a bad thing.  Some people like the natural look, some people like to pull out the big guns, and both are perfectly acceptable.  Shouldn't it be as simple as that? Of course not.  Nothing on the Internet ever is.

There are countless articles, blog posts, and YouTube videos about how this beauty trend needs to die and how these brows scare people.  And I want to say to all of them, "Just. Stop."  Who are these people to decide what looks good and what doesn't and WHEN are we going to stop shaming people for not conforming to these standards?

If you want to fade your brows from here to the moon, do it.  Then the next day if you decide you want to rock a full brow that even Cara Delevingne would be envious of, do it!

The only person who can tell you what looks good and what doesn't, is you.  Because it is your face, your body, your life and at the end of the day your opinion is the only one that should matter.

Long story short: Do you, boo!  You'll be happier for it in the long run, I promise.