The world of beauty is never short on cray trends that should probably be ditched. But forget the big number – today we’re focusing on just three extra-weird ones that we strongly advise you stay well away from.
First we were obsessed with getting our brows on fleek. Fine. But we’re clearly way past that now… Because: halo eyebrows. Why? We don’t know…
But they are the brainchild of 16-year-old Hannah Lyne — aka @hannahdoesmakeupp on the gram – who took inspiration from one of this year’s brow trends on Insta.
“I was having a conversation with a friend, trying to come up with a new idea for a look, and all of a sudden it came to me that I should connect my brow tails,” Hannah told POPSUGAR.
“This look was influenced by fishtail brows; seeing the way my brow flicked upwards inspired the idea of just carrying the brow on until it met in the middle,” she adds.
Does this mean we should all be doing it though? No. Chances are we’ll get it wrong and end up looking like clowns.
Honestly – we’re being extra. Glitter all over your face? I mean, is it even safe? Probably not. Unfortunately, the trend is very much alive and kicking, with sparkles permeating just about every corner of our make-up kits.
From glitter shimmer shadows and silver-flecked highlighters, to sparkly liquid lipsticks and lip toppers, there isn’t one part of your face that’s safe from the sparkly stuff. Models at Giambattista Valli’s runway donned it like nobody’s business.
Please – this looks like the type of make-up only professional MUAs can achieve and should only be worn on runways. Stay away.
Hair edges aka baby hair
“Edges” refer to the hair around the hairline, including the baby hairs being styled into extreme designs.
On a more serious note: some hairstyles can lead to edges breaking off, which is also known as traction alopecia – though hair loss around the hairline can also be caused by hormonal or genetic factors.
But back to the trend: it’s okay to brush your edges and make them look neat, but please don’t go overboard and make it look like you have two hairstyles on one head.
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This article was originally published on Women's Health South Africa.