Hey guys! I’m carrying on my mini-series about the beauty trends of 2017. I think we can all agree that there has been some really weird trends this year. I think there is every year and I do agree with the experimentation in makeup artistry. After all, no good discoveries were made without them – even if some people thought they were weird one day! I have a feeling that insta-brows are going to be looked back on by our future generations in a ‘what were they thinking?!’ way purely because of how intense they are. Which is good – they’ll be iconic!
Let’s get down to it!
- Wavy brows.
This is seriously one of the weirdest things I have ever seen. But it took the internet by storm so much that even Snapchat made a filter out of it – unfortunately, I didn’t save any pictures of me with it on so I wouldn’t want to embarrass the other people that I do have pictures of with that filter. It’s so weird, it looks very avant garde. It kind of reminds me of a Disney villain in some ways! If you can pull this off, major props to you.
( image credit to the amazing Promise Tamang| INSTA. )
2. Brow/eyeliner stamps.
I think that the principle of this idea is really great and realistically, it should make application easier. But if anything, it makes it harder, I think. Purely because there’s so many more opportunities to mess up and get the wrong angle. If you guys get along with these products then I’m so happy for you because that makes your morning so much quicker but I personally didn’t so I have to include it in the fails.
3. All of the different odd ways to apply makeup.
Even though I know that most of the time, this was a troll trope, I couldn’t help but be surprised with all of the different ways that people tried to apply makeup. I saw everything from oranges to tampons. I’m not even kidding. I’m all up for DIY hacks but that’s a little bit too far for me! In the same category, I think I need to include things like the silisponge and the fingerprint sponge etc. I personally didn’t ever use them but the thought of having something like that on my face makes my skin crawl. I’m really funny about textures and that just makes me really uncomfortable!
( image courtesy of Tam Beauty, no offence made to brand. )
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette.
Again, this is something that I didn’t personally try but I think there was a unanimous decision that this palette was a fail. This is such a shame because of the price of the palettes – the colours looked like they were going to be gorgeous but lots of people complained about the formula of the eyeshadows and how much fallout there was. But the one thing I would say is don’t let people’s opinions take over if you do want to try it for yourself. I noticed in a lot of videos that I watched that people were purposefully jabbing their brushes into it to produce more fallout and make it look worse than it was – so just use your own discretion!
( image courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills website. )
So, there you have it! I didn’t have a fifth one – if there’s one that you guys thought of then leave it in the comments below and I might buy it myself to see if it is a fail! What were you guys disappointed in this year?
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