The Internet is a treasure trove for anything and everything fun, captivating, shocking and… weird. Incredibly strange things tend to go viral, including some rather crazy beauty trends that made most of us scream, “WTF!”. The same people who went mad for them may be disavowing them now, but we have the receipts! Let’s start with Kim K’s overdone contouring hack, which oddly caught on and became a staple step in most makeup routines. Then there’s the #KylieJennerChallenge which created quite a stir. But if you’re in a quest for the queer, we rounded up the latest and most bonkers beauty trends that keep popping up in our social media feeds.
1. McDonald’s Brows
There’s another bizarre brow trend that’s sending waves all across the Interwebs. #SquigglyBrows is all about ditching the good ol’ bold, defined brows and creating curvy and wiggly lines instead. Beauty influencer, Promise Tamang is the culprit behind this craze. She uses washable PVA glue to flatten her brow strands before applying high-coverage concealer. Then with a black gel liner mixed with powder, she draws wavy lines to create the squiggly arch effect. People got hooked and started sharing their own versions. Some followed Promise’s technique while others chose to go extra with matching squiggly lips.
Highlighters have become the finishing touch to achieve that youthful, healthy glow. But blogger Mariya Lyubashevskaya brings a whole new light to a regular makeup routine by covering her entire face solely with highlighter. Why, girl, why? She used seven different kinds of shimmer in lieu of foundation and concealer. The result is this futuristic fairy princess look of your dreams/nightmares.
4. Iridescent Holo Lips
5. Reversed Winged Eyeliner
This unconventional feline flick is so confusing it’s causing people to do a double take. Some makeup artists and beauty bloggers gave it try by creating a simple reverse flick. But others are taking it further with eyeshadows, false lashes, and glitters. If you’re looking for a trippy look this Halloween, this is an excellent option.
6. Hairy Selfie Nails
This latest nail trend is not for the faint-hearted. Hairy selfie nails designed by visual artist, Dain Yoon, are what nightmares are made of. She painted mini portraits of herself on her nails and attached hair strands on each cuticle. This look is a chilling reminder of the horror flick, The Ring. It’s unique and creative, but probably not recommended for your everyday look.
What's the verdict, Claires? Would you dare try these crazy trends? Share your thoughts on the comments or show us how you'd do it by tagging us on Instagram @iamClaireph.