​We Relate to These Spiked Brows on a Deeply Personal Level​

Because can everyone just back the hell off right now?

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Okay, we know you’ve already been inundated with too many brow trends this year, from the squiggly wave brow, to barbed wire brows, to dragon brows, and you’ve been a really excellent trooper through it all. But the year is not over, and the hellish onslaught of sexual assault-riddled news is most likely just beginning, which means this new brow look couldn't have come at a better time. Meet spiked brows, an Instagram gem that so clearly displays our inner feelings right now of being a woman in modern society, it's almost laughable.

The look, which was created by 20-year-old makeup artist Amy Huisman from the Netherlands, is essentially just a bunch of spikes individually glued around her brows with lash glue. And no, we're not saying this is a wearable trend for everyday life, and we’re also not pretending that it’s a trend that’s currently blowing up on the internet, and that you must try it, and blah, blah, blah. No.


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But it is, however, a look that we’re kinda obsessed with, mainly because it shouts to the world “leave me alone, don't touch me, don't rub my shoulders, don't call me cute, don't harass me, don't assault me,” without you verbally having to say anything. Wait, who are we kidding, you'll still have to say something, because you're in a backwards society! We're in a gender crisis! Saying "no" apparently isn't enough! And since we can't walk through the world wrapped in barbed wire and spikes, we guess this is the next best thing.

Huisman also took the spikes to another level by gluing them to the insides of her lips, like tiny fangs, which we can actually really get behind—sharp words and sharp teeth, right? Either way, though, we’ll contemplate trying both of these the next time we just really, really want to be left alone at a bar. Or in life. Basically, every single day, because it's come down to that. BRB—ordering some spikes.

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Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.