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.
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
Nailing it too literally.
Feather brows/ barbed wire brows
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
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.
Too much #feels, so you draw wiggly eyebrows to express sadness, anger, and confusion all at once.
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.
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?
Me: I want to cry like Kim K, but prettier.
Makeup artist: Say no more fam.
Taking (eye)balls waaaay too seriously.
Nose hair extensions
Is this how you birth control?
It’s a great way to cover up your grown-out roots but imagine washing it out. Yikes.
Give your underarm the glo-up it deserves.
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.