If you thought the beauty world's obsession with eyebrows was on the wane, think again. Celebs, models, makeup artists, and basically everyone else with an Instagram account just can't seem to get enough of all things arches. From Cara Delevingne's bold-and-bushy pair to the faux-pierced look makeup artist James Kaliardos sent down the Rodarte runway just last year, eyebrows have seemingly stolen the spotlight from all other facial features.
Of course, there has always been one woman at the forefront of the bold-brow movement: Lady Gaga. The singer has made brow embellishment a second career, taking her arches to dazzling, dizzying, boundary-pushing new heights. "[Gaga's] unhappy with conventional beauty; she doesn’t like things to look perfectly pretty all the time — she likes to feel a little like a punk," says the lady behind Gaga's brows, makeup artist Sarah Tanno. "She’s rebellious, so a lot of times if I do something really pretty, she’ll want to fuck it up."
With the star's brows, Gaga and Tanno did just that — fuck things up — in the best way possible. The Mother Monster's spectrum of brow looks is equal parts glam and badass — and seriously impressive. Tanno says the brow transformations were a chance for her to take a different, Gaga-esque twist on an existing trend.
"I thought playing around [with] the brows was something really fun, because we’re in the age where everything is about a big, bold, beautiful brow — so we kind of wanted to do the opposite," says Tanno. "We just wanted to do something more elevated — the eyebrow should be celebrated; it should be the new eyeliner."