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Why Am I So Obsessed With Halo Brows, This New Reverse Unibrow Trend?

I know what you’re going to say: “Those dang kids with their squiggle brows and nostril hair extensions . What is happening to the world? Every day we stray from God’s light. Do we really need another Instagram beauty trend?”

The answer, you fun-hater, is yes. There’s a new brow kid on the block, and I don’t know why but it’s my favorite thing since sliced bread brows (those aren’t real, but should be). Ladies and gentlemen, halo brows, as the look’s creator has dubbed it, are here. To paraphrase Beyoncé, I can definitely see the halo (halo) effect of this look, but I prefer to think of it as a reverse unibrow. And it’s cool, damn it.

Hannah Lyne, a 16-year-old from Huddersfield, UK, coined the term. Hannah told POPSUGAR that halo brows can be traced back to fishtail brows , which were until now the last great “new Instagram trend.” (Those, in turn, take influence from ’90s hip-hop brow slits – it’s all connected, friends.)

“I was having a conversation with a friend trying to come up with a new idea for a look, and all of a sudden it came to me that I should connect my brow tails,” Hannah explained. “This look was influenced by fishtail brows; seeing the way my brow flicked upwards inspired the idea of just carrying the brow on until it met in the middle.”

All good brow trends need a catchy name, and Hannah actually took a commenter’s suggestion for halo brows. This bold, circular look is totally hypnotizing, and I am hereby dubbing it the greatest piece of art of our time. Seriously, don’t try to come at me if you’re trying to diss halo brows. Hey, they laughed at Picasso, too.

Yup, Someone Created Geode Hair, and It's Just as Pretty as You'd Imagine

Geodes in beauty are like most Instagram trends: somewhat impractical but entirely mesmerizing. We’ve seen geode nails , lip art , and more recently body designs .

As with all great beauty trends, talented hairstylists always find a way to get in on the act . Yup, someone has created amethyst geode hair, and it’s incredible. Sure, plenty of hairstylists have been inspired by the colors of geodes, but none has actually tried to incorporate the sparkle and texture of the crystals in hair . . . until now!

Color specialist Caitlin Ford is the woman behind the crystallized masterpiece. She posted her creation on Instagram, sharing that she used Socolor by Matrix and the Rebond System to keep the hair safe from damage during dyeing. She used “big, chunky, iridescent glitter in the purple to mimic the amethyst points and used a clear glitter mixed with fine silver glitter to mimic the quartz edges.”

If you aren’t quite ready for a literal crystal on your head, check out Caitlin’s page for all kinds of other hair color inspiration .

Forget Plain Highlighter – People Are Now Putting Actual Pearls on Their Faces

Forget using highlighter and strobe creams to give your skin a pearlescent glow. Now, makeup fans are taking the look one step further and incorporating real pearls into their makeup looks. The results, as you may expect, are pretty striking. Tiny seed pearls and small beads have been added to eyes, lips, and even the entire face to enhance each makeup look. The results are something both Coco Chanel and the Little Mermaid would be envious of!

If you want to opt for something a little more angelic than gory for Halloween this year, use eyelash glue to add the tiny accessories to your makeup look. After all, as one makeup artist noted, in the words of Jackie Kennedy, “Pearls are always appropriate.”

This Makeup Artist's "Flare Highlight" Is So Intense, It Looks Like Camera Flash

A post shared by ☁️✨ (@thestudyofmakeup) on Sep 5, 2017 at 11:26am PDT

Right now is a great time to be alive for lovers of highlighter. Fenty Beauty just launched Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife , the yellow-gold shimmer that is truly the most extra we’ve seen on the market in a while. Now, thestudyofmakeup , a makeup artist on Instagram, is going head-to-head with RiRi in the whole “shine bright like a diamond” department. Ladies and gentlemen, meet a new technique she calls the flare highlight.

The intense style sort of looks like what would happen if a solar flare had a baby with the flash from a camera. We’re truly in awe of the intensity of this highlight, even though we’re a little afraid to look directly at it.

But this look truly deserves the stares it demands. Its high-shine leaves thestudyofmakeup (who declares herself a “Disney princess” on her IG bio), looking like a glammed-up porcelain doll.

Thestudyofmakeup told Allure that while “Most people apply their highlight with a large fan brush,” her preferred tool is “a very dense wet eye shadow brush.” This “condenses the pigment and centralizes it,” which leads to a more precise, radiant shine.

According to the artist, her “secret” to achieving highlighter’s glow up is Swarovski crystals. After receiving a crystal-encrusted tiara from her boyfriend for her anniversary (casual), thestudyofmakeup decided to incorporate the light-reflecting gems into her beauty routine. For every post, she actually puts one crystal in the center of her highlight to “capture the lens flare.”

While that tidbit definitely comes off as fancy AF, the makeup artist actually gets her goddess glow via a drugstore product. She opts for Makeup Revolution’s Blushing Hearts Highlighter in Goddess of Love ($7). She prefers white highlighters to gold or rose-tinted ones partly because of her fair skintone, but also because “white doesn’t absorb light, it only reflects it.” In other words, it does this:

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