We love trying out a new beauty trend and experimenting with make-up looks, but there’s some beauty trends from 2017 that we should’ve left well alone.
Joanne Dodson from Hairtrade.com commented: “It seems like members of the beauty community have been in an unspoken competition to see who can come up with the most unusual and impractical trends this past year.”
Here’s 8 of the worst:
Nose hair extensions – Surely no-one ever actually thought this trend was going to take off, as it involves cutting up false eyelashes and sticking them around the inside of each nostril.
Lollipop lips – This involves applying your favourite lipstick before taking a clean finger and smudging around the edges as though you’d been enjoying a sugary, messy treat. It’s essentially the antithesis to the sharp, clean edges we’re used to seeing with lips, eyeliner and eyebrow. Great for editorials,but not in real life.
Unicorn beauty – Donning candy floss coloured locks, nails and even eyeliner over the past 12 months has been the Insta-thing to do. It’s pretty and screams My Little Pony with pastel pinks, purples, and blues, but we doubt it’ll stand the test of time.
Coloured highlighter – Pretty peach, pink and silver highlighters have been owning social media over the past couple of years, but blue, purple and even black highlighter just seems like a bit of a step too far.
Glitter roots – Glitter roots were the must-do trend during the festival season, but it’s not really appropriate for a day in the office. Not to mention it’s extremely messy!
Using household items to apply makeup – Kitchen utensils, bra padding, and Christian Louboutins have all been used to apply peoples’ make up over the past twelve months – stick to brushes, we say.
Flare nails – Looking like something straight from the 70s, the free edge of the nail flares out wider at the bottom. On the plus side, the shape offers a wider canvas for nail art and a signature look, on the downside they don’t look at all realistic and they’re probably incredibly impractical too.
Eyebrow wigs – Human hair and synthetic eyebrow wigs are a great solution for those wanting a more defined brow shape, but with the number of eyebrow products on the market now, you can skip the wig and keep it more natural.