Beauty trends are now dictated by what pops up on our Instagram feeds. Some trends are started by prominent celebrities like Kylie Jenner with her plumped lips or Rihanna with her glowy skin. Other beauty trends are created by aspiring beauty gurus. While some trends are easy to latch on to like full and natural eyebrows, others you do not want to touch with a ten foot pole. Here are the worst beauty trends of 2018:
1. Squiggly Eyebrows
Whatever happened to eyebrows having a nice, natural arch? Now some people like to be extra and deliberately make their eyebrows wrinkle. This trend is more painfully repulsive than cute. Also, it is important to note that squiggly eyebrows does not complement any face shape. This is definitely one of the worst beauty trends.
2. Negative Space Eyeliner
This is not necessarily a bad trend, but it is technique that can easily go wrong. Emma Watson rocked this back in 2017 for the L.A. premiere of Beauty and the Beast, but her eyeliner was drawn on subtly with a delicate hand. Some people go overboard and create such a large space with the eyeliner that you can park a tanker truck there. When dabbling with the negative space eyeliner technique, make sure not to overdo, it or you could end up looking like a modern art piece – not in a good way.
3. Neon Makeup
In the same vein as negative space eyeliner, neon makeup is another trend that can go wrong very, very easily. It all boils down to the application of the makeup and what other colors you use to balance the boldness of the neon. Also, as humans, we should have all learned by now about our mistake with neon makeup back in the 80’s.
4. Halo Eyebrows
For a few years now, people having been paying much more attention to their eyebrows. The number of brow makeup available at drugstores and speciality retailers has astoundingly multiplied in the last few years. But though it is always good to pay attention to your eyebrows, you don’t want other people to be paying too much attention to them. The halo eyebrow look just screams “Look at me!”, making it one of the worst beauty trends.
5. Fishtail Eyebrows
Yet another bad eyebrow trend. It is hard to tell if this trend is worse than squiggly eyebrows.
6. Feathered Eyebrows
Oh wait, there is more! Another eyebrow trend that you should never follow is the feathered eyebrow look. You probably now have the urge to run and get an eyebrow brow comb after seeing this photo.
7. Corkscrew Nails
I have no words. This is just too much.
8. Teeth Nails
Warning: the image below might induce nightmares.
Speaking of bad nail trends, some people think it is “cute” to have their nails match their pearly whites. Why? The world may never know. This is definitely one of the worst beauty trends.
9. Yellow Blush (not Fenty’s “Trophy Wife”)
When Rihanna came out with her beauty line, Fenty Beauty, in 2017, the makeup world changed forever. One product that got a lot of attention was her highlighter in a particular shade called “Trophy Wife”. Though it is a beautiful gold highlighter, some people think that yellow blush will have the same effect but in reality, it is far more harsh and does not match the subtlety of the highlighter. Also, instead of giving you a gorgeous glow, yellow blush can actually make you look sickly.
10. Pumpkin Butts
Apparently, for the last month or so, people has been getting ready for fall by festooning their fannies with glitter and paint to make them look like pumpkins. This is the peak of bad beauty trends.