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3 WTF Beauty Trends We Just CAN’T Get On Board With!

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The year 2015 taught us the power of social media. We learnt how much of an impact social media makes when it comes to setting trends in the world of beauty and style. While some trends were legit, a lot of them just didn’t make sense — we’re looking at you clown contouring, also the more intricate (and totally senseless) henna contouring.

Also, Instagram eyebrows (yes, they are a thing!) look plain weird IRL. While a watered down version of Instagram-inspired beauty looks work well when done right, I find women who actually do extreme contouring just bizarre. Which brings me to some weird beauty trends that have been making waves lately, but are way too ridiculous to try in real life (also, why would you, really?).


1. Neck Contouring

Contouring to bring out your cheekbones, jawline, collarbones, or décolleté makes sense, but contouring the back of your neck? Seriously ladies, your updo will look just as elegant without painting the back of your neck with bronzer and highlighter. I’m someone who is always game for the latest in makeup trends, but it doesn’t look like I’ll be trying this anytime soon. Or maybe EVER.

Eyes have it @cushnieetochs #NYFW #AW16 #MACBackstage A photo posted by M∙A∙C Cosmetics (@maccosmetics) on

2. Hand Make-up

Although I loved art classes, the one thing I sucked at was sketching. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get it right; which is why I’m in awe of some of the posts featuring hand make-up on Instagram. Most of these are about eyes, some of them drawn with incredible accuracy and a lot of attention to detail. I’m blown away with the individual hair strands in the eyebrows and how the iris has come out in this post. And this post here makes for a great idea for Halloween. However, apart from that, I don’t think this trend has much use IRL.

3. Fuzzy Nails

When I first saw these hairy nails, my initial reaction was to drop my phone in shock. That is until I quickly realised I was too poor to afford a new one! I’m sorry, but there’s no nice way to put this: these fuzzy nails remind me of the fuzzy legs of a particular giant spider and it isn’t pretty. Like AT ALL. It made me yelp like Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. I appreciate all kinds of art, even if I may not understand it, but this is just not up my alley. Nope. Nah.


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