We know that faaarshun can sometimes err on the weird side of things (remember when Bjork wore what looked like a dead swan to the Oscars?), but when it comes to beauty, we’re far less tolerant about the bizarre trends that we’ve been seeing across the ‘gram lately.
From barbed wire brows to vagina nails (yes, you read that correctly), check out some of the most ridic trends we’ve seen so far – and let’s just pray that we don’t see these abominations hit the mainstream anytime soon (or ever, tbh).
Swallowing tiny lil reflective particles can’t be good for you.
Barbed Wire Brows
I’m so trendy that I just wake up and mine are like this tbh.
I mean, it’s definitely intricate, there’s no doubt about that…
you have inspired me deeply pic.twitter.com/zTvkCxfhwe
— 𝒯𝒶𝓉𝒾𝒶𝓃𝒶🌹 (@tatiNaNa_m) November 19, 2016
It’s pretty funny, we’ll give ‘em that, but we dunno how this would go down if someone tried to rock this look in an everyday sitch.
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Glitter is messy AF. You’ll probs be finding random flecks of glitter in your shower for years to come after trying this shit.
Remember that book ‘Emily Eyefinger’ about a girl named Emily who had eye on her finger? Yeah. That’s what this reminds me of.
We already stress enough about our face and hair looking on-point, now we have to worry about our ears too? Smh.
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note to self: when u make a joke about starting a funny brow trend people will take it seriously and…. well. start the trend anyways THANK YOU for all the love and hate on my last pic! i think we should call this #featherbrows so if you actually want to recreate this, pls use the hashtag and tag me in the picture💘 skin: @maccosmetics strobe cream, face&body foundation c1, pro longwear concealer in NC15, fix+ highlight: @maccosmetics Double Gleam brows: glue stick + @anastasiabeverlyhills dipbrow pomade in Dark Brown eyeshadows: @maccosmetics Texture & Coppering lashes: @ardell_lashes Wispies lips: @lipsicosmetics Leros + clear lip gloss
‘Cos nothing’s sexier than looking like you’ve got pubes growing out of your fingers right gals?
It’s supposed to make it look like your makeup has rubbed off while sucking on a lollipop (why tho?), but it doesn’t look trendy, it just makes you look like a hot mess.
Dyed Armpit Hair
If you’re all about rocking that body hair then more power to you, but things start getting a bit OTT when you’re dyeing your pits blue.
Poor eyebrows, they’ve really born the brunt of these weird trends in 2017, haven’t they? Plus, these squiggle brows just look like you’ve tried to fill them in after ten too many Proseccos.
Apparently, the ‘just woke up after a rager of a night and want to vom/die’ look was doing the rounds in parts of Asia, ‘cos there’s nothing cuter than looking bloated, puffy and severely dehydrated. But hey, at least my Sunday morning look is hot somewhere.
100 Layers Challenge
Several YouTubers – including Jenna Marbles – took on the challenge of chucking on 100 layers of foundation, lipstick, highlighter and fake eyelashes. And as expected, the results were nightmare-inducing.
Cool if you dig looking like you’ve got some mutant strain of chickenpox, but otherwise, not so much…
Words by Jessica Lynch