5 Makeup Trends We Should LEAVE in 2017

Since the explosion of videos from YouTube beauty gurus, all our makeup skills have definitely improved. However, as the pool of these influencers grew, we saw some trends in 2017 that we can only assume were concocted in an effort to get views at the expense of practicality.

(1) Wavy Eyebrows

Achieving the perfect set of brows can be a real feat. However, when did we move from the famous saying that, “eyebrows are sisters not twins”, to “let’s make a wave with our brows”? Waves are best kept on the beach and not on your eyebrows!


(2) Neon Highlighters

The whole point of highlighter is to bring out the inner and natural glow that foundation strips from the skin. However, we did not get the memo that God specially added neon green and neon blue into the souls of certain humans.

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I mean with a glow like that, even the astronauts out in space are begging you to stop blinding them.



(3) Drip Drip of Products

I guess the answer to this trend is that the beauty gurus are simply checking the dropper to make sure it dispenses product correctly?

(4) Let’s Bake Our Faces

Baking happens in the kitchen and not on a human’s face. Furthermore, this “baking” technique ends up giving an incredible amount of flashback because the powder is so thickly applied.

(5) Nose Hair or Eyelash?

This trend has to be the most bizarre out of our list. There are so many questions to ask. How do they remove it? Does the eyelash glue that they use pull on their nose hairs when they yank it out?


Playing and experimenting with makeup is fun, artistic, and entertaining for viewers to watch and learn. However, when the makeup trend starts to grow out of your nose, we may have to rethink whether it’s worth following!

Author: Mayowa Ige

Mayowa is an effervescent and passionate Nigerian fashionista bathed in SoCal sunshine. Often spotted with a striking purple lip and a fierce leather jacket, she is unapologetically honest and will tell you if your brows scream S.O.S. to leave you unabashedly on fleek. Follow her adventures @emirestudios

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