Beauty trends that will make you say WTF

There is always some type of trend that you feel compelled to try. The masses are trying it and you feel peer pressured into biting the bullet. However, there are some trends just way to bonkers to even think about trying. While some of these examples can't exactly be classified as 'trends', they will however definitely score top marks in the viral category. Whether it's purely for shock value or a genuine trend brewing under the surface, one thing is for certain, it's very entertaining to watch. 

(1) Hairy Nails

Don't have enough money to get your nails done every week, that's OK, just use your hair. I mean, why not. And just to make it even weirder (because it isn’t already) stick a photo of your face on your nails too. Artist Dain Yoon uses her body to create some unbelievable and remarkable creations. Have a look at some of it here. Yoon's art regularly goes viral and while I don't see hairy nails catching on as a trend any time soon, her work remains fascinating to watch. 

(2) Brows Galore!

In the 1920's eyebrows were completely plucked and penciled in thin, straight, and extended beyond the outer corner of the eye.

The 1950's showcased strong brows with high arches.

And the 1980's meant the bushier the brow the better.

Fast forward to today and the brow game has well and truly taken off with women trying everything from braided brows to halo brows.


(On a side note, I don't think braided brows ever got enough credit. It is beautiful but would require the patience of a saint to achieve it at the best of times.)



(3) Nostril Hair Extensions

When this Instagram star posted a photo of herself with hairy nostrils the internet understandably lost its mind. It didn't take long for other people to jump on board the copy-cat train and replicate the look on different social media platforms. It definitely provokes a shock factor and imagine just how itchy it would be? Let's hope and pray this doesn't actually become a thing. 


(4) Glitter Tongue


We all know if you play with glitter you will find it everywhere, for weeks! A couple of years ago a trend was circling the internet where women used glitter to cover up hair roots, but this new trend isn't so harmless. Doctors have expressed serious concerns with this trend and its not surprising why. 

(5) Magnetic Lashes

At first this seems like heaven and the concept is really appealing, however majority of reviews seem to be underwhelmed. 

(7) Brow Stamps

As someone who has very sad brows and spend about 90% of my makeup routine trying to create a brow that is basically not there, this would definitely be worth a try. Just imagine the amount of time you could save!

(8) Jamsu-ing

Have flawless makeup and want it to last a long time? Stick your face (with makeup complete) in ice water. No thanks

(9) Holographic Makeup


Done right, it is definitely beautiful. Occasion to wear it too? Unicorn party perhaps?

(10) Glitter Roots

I mean it’s cheaper than getting it recoloured but you will spend the next year washing glitter out of your hair.

(11) Faux Freckles


See your mum was right all those years, your freckles are indeed cool!

(12) Neon Lips


Light up a room when you walk in, literally! 

(13) Floral Eye Makeup

Absolutely beautiful and truly a work of art, however somehow I see my hay-fever not loving this trend. You would need some serious skill to master this though.

(14) Tinsel eyelashes

Think a hair in your eye is annoying, imagine one of these bad boys.

So what do you think? Which one is your favourite and which one shocked you the most?