Inspired by Allure's Bad taste beauty article, I've decided to share with you some of my own thoughts on bad taste trends-gone-by.
1. A whole face full of TMMU (too much makeup).
This could be spatula'd on foundation, or it could be major lips + major eyes, but the too much thing is definitely in bad taste. Save the wonka makeup for halloween.
Lindsay Lohan. ' nuff said.
Snookie, pre-baby. 'nuff said.
Just go easy on the bronzer, peeps. And for your own sake, and the sake of your skin, please stay well out of the UV rays, whether they be natural or machine-supplied. My mum just had a melanoma removed from her face and was sporting some rather gruesome-looking stitches for a week, and that's not even the traumatic part of it. She now has to deal with the fact that she had (they got it all and it's not going to be a problem) CANCER....
All of these things are just more of the "too much" category. Let's keep things looking at least semi-realistic, shall we?
I have acrylic nails, but I keep them at a practical length. If I can't text or type my blog out without the nails causing a problem, then the nails have GOT to go.
Let's not even get me started on the disgusting trend of conical/pointy nails. They are just a massive WTF moment in themselves.
If it doesn't fit your face, DON'T BUY IT! Put down the super cheap foundation that's "only a shade too dark". Save your pennies and buy one that actually fits your skin tone.
Don't even bother filling in your brows with a powder or pencil that's too dark. It's better to have your own natural brows than stencilled in caricatures of eyebrows.
And SERIOUSLY! Get a lipliner that matches your other lip product, or don't use one at all! We've all seen it. That dark/completely the wrong colour lip liner with a nude or pink shimmery gloss. Just... NO. Your best bet is to buy a liner that's the same colour as your lips and work from there.
Yup. I did it. I felt rebellious and crazy for about 5 minutes, just like everyone else who had pink/blue/green/Ronald Red last year. That ship has sailed, folks. Now it just looks like you're trying too hard to be unique.
By all means, if it's your "thing" and you rock it hard...go with your bad self. But if you've got it for trend's sake, now is the time to look at new hair trends.
So... that's part one of the "oh dear" files. I've taken inspiration and advice from a few of the leading world beauty experts here, so if you've seen an article with similar "oh dear"s, that's why. I like to stay on top of what the world is saying "Oh, god, YES!" to, but also what the world is saying "Oh, hell NO!" to also.
What's your least favourite trend of last year, that you wish banished from society this year?