Woman's hilarious demo for three second brows has the internet crying
Thanks to the internet and an apparently ever-increasing willingness for us to take risks when it comes to our physical appearance, we're seeing more and more fashion and beauty trends pop up. People are getting seriously creative when it comes to their hair, going for bold color combinations and hues that verge on the edge of optical illusions. We've seen crazy eyebrow trends, including feather brows, squiggle brows and even McDonald's brows. It seems people have found a way to cosmetically embellish just about all parts of their body, meaning that – yes – even flower boobs exist.
As part of our jobs, us folk in the media industry have it as a duty to report about all the latest beauty trends. One reporter even took it the extra step, deciding to review a popular brow product in a live-stream to test whether she could indeed make her thin brows get to Cara Delevingne-worthy bushy-ness in a matter of three seconds, as the product promised. Well, it worked, but with hilarious results.
Kristen Hampton, a reporter for WBTV Good News in Charlotte, North Carolina, decided she would try the "as seen on TV" product called "3 Second Brow" to see if she could really get model-worthy forehead caterpillars in a matter of seconds.
"So I think when people think about trendsetters, I’m probably the first that comes to mind because if there’s a trend, I’m gonna set it," she began at the start of her video review. "But apparently, I’ve been a little behind the times with my eyebrows. Apparently woolly eyebrows are the deal now and mine are kind of thin."
"I tried to grow mine out and they just ended up having sprouts all over so that looked weird so I went to the store today to purchase the 3 Second Brow eyebrow stamp."
She bought the brow kit for $15 and decided to try it out on camera in her car seat in a demonstration that she live-streamed on Facebook.
"I saw the ad on Facebook and just knew that it would be a fun Facebook Live video," Kristen told WBTV. "But I have to be honest. I had no idea how well it would do. People kept logging on and reacting, so I just kept going. I thought it was going to be just another silly video that I did."
The reporter unpackages the 3 Second Brow kit, pulling out the two arched eyebrow "stamps". She dips the stamp into a brown powder that was supposed to match her eyebrow hair colour, and carefully stamps the top of her eyebrow with the thing. After a deep breath, she pulls it away to reveal – lo and behold – her eyebrows indeed looking fuller. Er... perhaps a little too full.
Keeping a straight face, she does the other one, checking her reflection in the rearview mirror. Meanwhile, her Facebook live-stream is being inundated with crying-laughing faces and comments like "OH IM DEAD!!!" and "Hahahahahaha!!!!". Kristen checks her outrageously bold brows, and stamps across them a few more times to check she's done the full effect.
Just when you thought she couldn't look more ridiculous, Kristen reveals she's going to complete the look with another "as seen on TV" product called Perfect Smile Veneers.
"If you’ve got a messed up grill, and you want a perfect smile, you just slap these bad boys on,” she says, flashing her plastic pearlers. “I hope that at some point in your life that you feel confident enough to achieve this level of sexy."
The response to the video was obviously largely that everyone was bowled over with laughter, which in turn put a smile on her face too. You can still watch it here:
"I spent yesterday in such a tickle, reading all the comments," she said. "I acted like a clown for 30 minutes and people were writing me to say they were having a bad day until they watched my video. You can’t beat that feeling."
Bless her, but I think... I won't be buying that product.