Hot or not: wiggle brows

November 1, 2017 — by Stephen Ding

“This is a bad idea,” I thought silently in my head as uncapped the pen. “There’s no way anyone would ever have these on in public.”

Over the past couple months, the wiggly brow trend has taken over social media. Beauty vloggers all over Instagram have popularized the trend by posting their own pictures and even make-up tutorials with wiggly eyebrows.

My experience with wiggly brows was definitely not a good one, yet strangely, it wasn’t as bad as I had feared.

If anyone is willing to try the wiggly brow out, be ready to invest a bunch of time and effort into this useless trend.

In order to obtain squiggly brows, you have to get not only an eyebrow pencil but also  a mirror — unless, that is, you want to look like there are worms crawling all over your face. Once you have all these materials, it is time to start doodling over your face.

My experience with wiggly brows did not start off too well. With senior Angela Lee beside me and a trusty hand mirror in my hand, I attempted to draw the first strokes of my new and improved eyebrows. With my limited knowledge of makeup, I already knew this was not going to end well.

I first attempted to draw the outline of the brow with the eyebrow pencil, only to break off the tip because I was applying too much pressure. Despite this, I persevered and continued drawing. After a couple minutes of struggling, I looked into the mirror only to find that I had drawn something that did not even resemble an eyebrow.

Since I was having so much trouble with it, I decided to let my friend draw them on for me. Lee finished it within minutes and I was finally ready to see the finished product.

When I turned my head toward the mirror, I shook when I saw what I had gotten myself into. Where my eyebrows originally were perched two jumbo-sized worms.

Finally, it was time to test whether people would notice the difference in my eyebrows. When I first stepped out of the classroom, I felt extremely nervous and jittery. Despite this, I continued throughout the day with my regular routine and eventually forgot that I even had wiggly eyebrows.

Surprisingly, I received few comments about my new-look eyebrows from my classmates until I specifically asked if they noticed anything different about me. Even my parents did not notice the difference anything different at first.

At the end of the day, I could not really tell if I enjoyed having wiggly eyebrows or not. With these trendy brows, you can wiggle your way out of any situation.


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