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6 Bizarre Beauty Trends You Might Want to Try (or Not)
Leslie Loyola
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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

Beauty blogger Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty recently shared a new makeup tutorial on how to get McDonald’s brows, inspired and named after the golden arches of this fast food fave logo. Apparently, people are lovin’ it! The video has already earned over a million views and some of her fans have recreated this cray brow look. 



2. Squiggly Brows

New Brow trend??? When you're tired of being basic. Somebody dare me to go out like this 🌊 @melovemealot vibezz

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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.



3. Full Face Strobing

THE GLOWWWW 😂😂😂 🌞🌞🌞Decided to do something artsy today so here's what I came up with! Don't pretend you never wondered what it would look like if you highlighted your whole face. This is definitely NOT a wearable look but it makes for great photos. Video will be up soon! 😂🙋🏻 _________________________________________ F O U N D A T I O N - @lushcosmetics @lushuae Feeling Younger Skin Tint. #lushcosmetics S E T T I N G P O W D E R - @makeupaddictioncosmetics Snow Gold Loose Powder Highlighter. #makeupaddictioncosmetics B R O N Z E R - @thebalmcosmetics @thebalmme Betty Lou Manizer. #thebalmcosmetics B L U S H - @anastasiabeverlyhills that glow #glowkit in Starburst. H I G H L I G H T - @beccacosmetics Pearl from the Champagne Glow Palette #beccaglow #beccaxjaclynhill L I P S - @jeffreestarcosmetics @jeffreestar #IMNUDE liquid Lipstick with @anastasiabeverlyhills So Hollywood highlighter. #jeffreestarcosmetics

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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

THEY'RE BACK! 🍭 the magical @sigmabeauty #lipswitch is finally in stock again. They have 5 different holographic/iridescent shades! I used all 5 of them for this look, on top of the power crayon in "own it". These glosses are so unique and shift colour every time you look at them. Head over to @sigmabeauty's website if you want to check these out! #sigmabeauty ••••••••••••••••••••••••• TAG A FELLOW UNICORN WHO WOULD LOVE THESE 🦄 ••••••••••••••••••••••••• #makeup #instabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #hudabeauty #vegasnay #makeupartistsworldwide #thebeautybombb #makeupslaves #mua #beauty #brianchampagne #anastasiabeverlyhills #holographic #holosexual

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With the tinted lip oils and sheer pigments available on the market right now, lip glosses are anything but boring and old-fashioned. This major makeup comeback is overtaking everyone’s Instagram feed. Colors ranging from prismatic pinks to purple opal tones can add a magical touch to your everyday look. But the thought of having slimy, thick layers of gloss on the lips all day can be quite unnerving.

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

Let my hair grow here 머리가 자란다 painted all by myself @designdain

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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.