How many beauty gurus do you follow on social media? You don’t need to follow many to see some rather outlandish trends. Think about the overgrown nostril hair trend or the egg beauty blender. Those are just examples of some of the strange things that seem to be popular today and gone tomorrow.
Perhaps one of the strangest trends that have been making the rounds recently is puberty eyelashes. The beauty gurus are calling them ‘curly eyelashes’ but we know what they really mean. People have been quick to react to the trend, with most of the reaction being negative.
A makeup artist name Sophie Petersen is responsible for this trend. She posted it to her Instagram and her followers have been all over the charts with acceptance.
Petersen shared an image of her own curly eyelashes, saying “Puberty isn’t over.” At the very least, she is aware of how she looks but she still moves forward with posting it and allowing the entire world to see. She might have been uploading it just to get some attention but it quickly became known that followers did not want to see these images on their feeds. Many of them were very verbal about how much they disliked the trend.
Smoochypants is an Instagram user who perhaps said it best in just a few words: “Thanks, I hate it!” Another user, Shmoodring added: “I saw this go viral on a Facebook meme and even though it had a dumb ass caption I was like, ‘Yes! I know those eye pubes!'”
Others were curious what it would look like if it were part of an entire face makeup scheme. Gemgirl1962 stated: “I’d like to see how the whole face looks with it.” Others chimed in with rather pointed remarks: “That’s gross, pubic hair transplant, and even, does it hurt?”
This isn’t the first time that Petersen has caused a stir with her makeup abilities. She is known for not coloring inside of the lines when it comes to her trends. Some of the strange trends that she is known for include: “lettuce lids,” “lentil lashes,” and “liquid lashes.”
Petersen spoke with Dazed Magazine and said that her makeup abilities come from her desire to tell stories, show emotion and joke around.
She told the magazine, “I want people to feel something when they see my beauty looks. Whether it’s inspired or disgusted. I want to show emotions and tell stories and joke around. I like that my Instagram is a place that can contain different expressions.”
She was brought up in a traditional Danish suburb and began to experiment with makeup from a young age. “I ended up feeling like there were expectations to the way I should look and it resulted in mental issues and very low confidence,” she stated. “Make-up got to be my therapy when I felt down. I finally reached a point where I just wanted to be 100% myself, even if it made me stand out.”