I Attempted The Metallic Eyebrow Trend and It Wasn't As Pretty as I'd Hoped

Tin Man vibes.

You know how, once you see something for the first time, it starts showing up everywhere? That’s exactly what happened after I was scrolling through my Insta feed one day and came across a woman wearing the most beautiful gold, shimmery eyebrows. It looked ethereal, alienesque, and weirdly gorgeous. It was so striking that it even made me wonder if I could pull it off for some sort of event I’d yet to pencil into my calendar.

I forgot about the metallic brows three seconds later, as you do when thumbing through anything on the internet, but similar images kept appearing over and over again in the days and weeks that followed. “Heck,” I thought to myself. “I’m just going to go for it.” And that is how I ended up with weird-looking eyebrows on a Thursday afternoon.

Maybe it’s just that I’m not comfortable seeing myself in unusual colors, or maybe it’s that the coloring I opted for, paired with my complexion, was all wrong. Whatever the case, I wasn't particularly keen with the end results. With the right outfit and on the right person, though, metallic brows make for unexpected, truly gorgeous #lewk. Case in point: Chelsea March from Milk Makeup, who looks amazing in them! I was inspired by her look in the below video, and even hit her up for the how-to! 

See what I mean? Stunning. 

For those who want to try the look, I'll walk you through the process with March's expertise.

"Start by priming your brow hair," said March. This will prevent the makeup from smearing, will promote a more even application, and will keep makeup in place for longer. Choose one that's oil absorbant, such as IPKN's Mattifying Gel Primer ($28).

"Next, run some concealer through your brows to neutralize the color of your brow hairs," she said. I'm using It Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Magic Wand ($29). Using a blending sponge or your fingers, dab the concealer into your brows. You may want to repeat one more time.

Finally, "Apply any metallic color that you would like," said March. We're using Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Rager ($24), which March said "lasts up to 12 hours, so it has been one my one-stop-shop for lasting, bold color!" Use a spoolie to brush the product into your brows so that it's as even as possible. I repeated this three times to get a truly opaque color. Here's the final result:

As you can see, it's certainly an impactful look. And while I'm all for cosmetic creativity and trying new things— which is exactly what I attempted to do here—this particular trend is admittedly not for me. I think the next time I want to bedazzle my brows, I’ll opt for a light dusting of gold shimmer versus the full-blown brushed chrome.

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