I by no means felt any want to partake in any eyebrow trends (fortunately not even the skinny brows of the late ’90s or the Instagram brows of the 2010s) until finally one particular arrived along that consisted of practically solely leaving them by itself.

I’m talking about the fluffy, feathery, brush-up eyebrows — also identified as laminated brows — that have taken up long-lasting residence on Instagram and TikTok — and also my confront. I will go as much as to say that I am not confident I will ever abandon this trend, and I have ditched a good deal in my working day. (The pouf of the 2000s however haunts me, as does my particular attempt at balayaging my hair.)

Like I would visualize numerous other millennials could confess, my reasoning stems partly from the trends of my childhood and early adolescence. I have vivid reminiscences of observing friends quickly immediately after their wax appointments with teeny-little, skinny, pencil-slim brows.

Regardless of desperately seeking to check out every other pattern of the early 2000s (i.e. chunky highlights, glitter every thing, butterfly clips), skinny brows ended up not captivating to me at all. I faintly keep in mind staying frightened of overdoing it whilst tweezing and possibly not acquiring any brows still left, which is likely why I didn’t select up a pair of tweezers other than to pluck a random hair. To this day, I am grateful for that concern and for the truth that I under no circumstances had to regrow my eyebrows.

This flashback anxiety is applicable due to the fact with brushed-up, fluffy brows, you do not have to have to worry way too much about catastrophe hanging until you chose a tinted gel around a distinct gel or brow wax merchandise — and even then you can just clear away the products and begin from scratch. It can be these types of low stakes.

Styling my brows by brushing them up also helps make symmetry and an arch. Both my brows are obviously very straight, with just one of them owning more of a delicate arch than the other. (They’re legitimate sisters, not twins.) Brushing them up and separating the little hairs provides them additional condition, as very well as aids them surface thicker and extra alike.

Though I have been in the mood to experiment with makeup far more than I at any time have in several years, I even now sense most self-assured with fewer item on my experience. Feathery, fluffy brows are the anchor in a normal, no-make-up make-up glance. With them in location, I don’t feel the will need to utilize significantly extra than mascara and some concealer. But, they also search just as superior with a full-confront of makeup or with colorful and graphic eye make-up.

So while the pouf was short-lived, brushed-up brows might just be permanently.