Craziest Beauty Trends 2017

2017 has been an innovative year for makeup. From microblading to holographic hair, beauty gurus and makeup artists have gone above and beyond in the name of creativity.

But there were moments where experimenting with makeup went a liiiittle too far.

As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at some of the craziest beauty trends of the year, and *fingers crossed* hope some of them don’t carry forward to 2018.

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Strange beauty blenders (NSFW*)


This year, people have been using condoms, hard-boiled eggs and vibrators as ‘alternative’ beauty blenders. But a pair of testicles, really?

HONEY, BYE. (According to the girlfriend, it worked great though.)


Exploding pimple nails



While I love watching DrPimplePopper, I can’t help but shudder in disgust at the sight of fake pus.

Hairy ‘sadako’ nails


Created by Illusionist Dain Yoon, her hairy nails went viral overnight thanks to its intricate detailing and the eerily uncanny portraits of her own face.

While her artistry and patience are commendable, these nails aren’t exactly practical unless you’re trying to sweep those nooks and crannies you’ve been missing during your CNY spring cleaning.

Vagina nail art

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Nailing it too literally.


Feather brows/ barbed wire brows

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We barely recovered from feather eyebrows when the barbed eyebrow trend was born. Started as a joke by makeup artist Athena Paginton, other makeup gurus and artists took it way too seriously.

Negative brows / carved brows

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Stop. You don’t need that negativity in your life.

Sporting logo brows


Shaping your brows to resemble ‘hype’ logos is the equivalent of tattooing “N O R A G R A T S” across your chest to announce you have a #yolo lifestyle.

Squiggly brows

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Too much #feels, so you draw wiggly eyebrows to express sadness, anger, and confusion all at once.


Squiggly lips




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Lollipop lips


Lollipop lips can be pulled off in a #moodygram or edgy fashion shoot. But if you wear it outside, you’ll look like you dived headfirst into bolognese pasta and forgot to clean up the sides.


Eyeball lip art


Shelley from House Bunny once said, “The eyes are the nipples of the face”. So unless you have three nipples, don’t draw on another.

LED falsies

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While LED falsies sound like a lit AF idea for night festivals, it can come off pretty demonic IRL. Is this what nightmares are made of?

Glitter tears

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Me: I want to cry like Kim K, but prettier.
Makeup artist: Say no more fam.

Penis eyeliner

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Taking (eye)balls waaaay too seriously.

Body Hair

Nose hair extensions


Is this how you birth control?


Glitter roots

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It’s a great way to cover up your grown-out roots but imagine washing it out. Yikes.

Glitter pits

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Give your underarm the glo-up it deserves.

Glitter butt

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I thought we’ve unanimously agreed getting sand up your butt is uncomfortable, so why are we replacing it with glitter???

Weird Beauty Trends

Evidently, 2017 has been a memorable year for brows, glitter, and butts. While self-expression is great and should be encouraged, some trends are better as photoshop pranks than actual everyday looks.