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The Newest Brow Trends for 2018

April 12, 2018

It’s no secret that brow trends have changed a lot over the years. From pencil thin brows, to unibrows and big bushy brows, we’ve sort of come full circle. While it seems that full brows are here to stay, there are still some pretty interesting new brow trends popping up on Instagram these days.

Makeup and social media have made these crazy trends permeate the larger population quickly, even if the trend is exceptionally terrible.

So, for your viewing pleasure, I’ve rounded some of the more… interesting trends that have cropped up in the recent years.


Squiggly Brows


When this trend popped up on my newsfeed, I couldn’t help but guffaw. I mean, we work so hard to create nice clean lines for our brows and then they just go and… make them squiggly! I think the worst thing about this is that people were actually wearing these outside of their house… It’s one thing to play around with these crazy trends in the comfort of your own home, but to expose the general public to it is just wrong.

Feather Brows

So this bizarre trend has two variations. The first is sort of parting the brow straight down the middle and sweeping the hair out to create a feathered affect. The second is physically drawing feathers into your brows. I get that feathers are very boho-chique, but for your brows? I’m not so sure about that.

Christmas Brows

This was more of a seasonal trend, but I don’t think that made it any better. This trend really allowed the artist to do whatever they pleased as long as it was on the Christmas theme. Most popular were the Christmas Tree Brows (similar to feathered brows, but green) and Bobble Brows. Honestly, they were kind of fun for a tacky sweater party, but outside of that… no, just no.

Braided Brows

These are exactly what they sound like - brow hair that is braided. Now there were a couple ways to approach this look. One way used makeup and clever brow brushing to create a braided effect. Another way was to glue braided hair to your brows. I’m all for braided hair styles. Heck, when I haven’t had a chance to tame the mane, they are quick and easy. But I think I’ll stick to just brushing out my brows.

Rainbow Brows

I know I’ve been a little hard on some of the other brow trends, but this is one I can get on board with. If you have fun coloured hair, then of course you should match your brows to it! And hey, even if you don’t, it’s sort of fun for a night out or something. I don’t think it’s an everyday look, but I can totally get behind it every once in a while.

Glitter Brows


Okay, two in a row that I don’t hate! Again, I think this is cute for a night out or some sort of costume party. On that token though, I think you need to take it easy on the amount of glitter. Just a light dusting is cute, but much more than that can, and will, look tacky.

Foil Brows


So, I’m not going to lie, I’m not really sure how this even became a trend because… well, what the heck are you gluing on your brows? From what I can gather you glue bits of foil or plastic to your brow to create a sort of geometric, holographic effect. Outside of runways and halloween parties, I don’t know where you could possible rock these brows.

Barbed Wire Brows

No, this isn’t drawing barbed wire into your brow, although I’m sure someone out there interpreted it that way. It’s a brushing and gelling technique that creates a sort of spiked brow effect. I have to say, I spend a lot of time in the morning making sure my brows don’t look like this. Needless to say, this isn’t one I’ll be wearing out of the house anytime soon.

Carved Out Brows

This sounds much more gruesome than it is, but that doesn’t make the trend any less awful. Almost any brow tutorial will tell you to highlight above and below the brow to create definition. This trend takes it like ten steps further by literally lining the brow to create definition. This trend takes it like ten steps further by literally lining the brow to create definition. I think I’ll just stay with highlighting, thank you very much.

Fishtail Brows

I personally think this trend would be better named Super Villain Brows. I mean, I see the whole fish tail thing, but these just scream The Joker or Malificent to me. No matter what they’re called, they’re not great.

Would you or have you rocked any of these trends? How’d they turn out?

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(Credits: Squiggle browsFeather browsChristmas browsBraided browsRainbow browsBarbed Wire browsGlitter browsFoil browsCarved browsFishtail brows)


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