Eyebrow trends come and go, and both super-thin and more natural-looking, full brows have been in vogue. Now, a whole new brow look has debuted on social media—but it’s unclear if anyone is brave enough to try it in real life.
The new look is called fishtail brows, and to get it, the eyebrows are shaped into two distinct sections that are angled in opposite directions, just like a fish’s tailfin. Here’s the look in a picture that’s been digitally maniuplated by popular beauty and fashion Instagram page SkyzEditz:
It certainly is dramatic! She hasn’t tried it out yet, but here’s a doctored image that shows what pop star and makeup mogul Rihanna would look like sporting the trend:
“I was watching ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and noticed Rio Summers had a slit in her eyebrow with a tiny lift and thought that was interesting, so I then went onto Photoshop and played around with Huda [Kattan]’s eyebrows, extending the shape and increasing the gap,” the editor behind SkyzEditz told People magazine. “I then noticed the shape looks similar to a fishtail, but I was debating whether to call it fishtail or horn brows due to the edit I did of [model] Hayley Bui looking more devil-ish then fish-like!”
If you’re wondering exactly how to pull off the unique look—in Photoshop, at least—you’re in luck because there’s a tutorial:
There’s no tutorial for how to pull off fishtail brows in real life, so it’s unclear if anyone is actually trying this new trend on themselves or just editing photos to test it out for social media. But now that it’s out there, someone is bound to give it a shot!
This isn’t the first time that bifurcated brows have been on trend. In 2015, PopSugar noted that people on Instagram were showing off brows with a cut or slit, which is actually a look originally worn by those in the hip-hop community decades before that. As long as there are eyebrows, people will find a way to style them in new and different ways.
What do you think? Are fishtail brows “on fleek,” or are they a little too much for your tastes?