In the eleven short years that I’ve been playing with cosmetics, I’ve witnessed quite a few makeup trends. Lancome Juicy Tubes were super-popular when I was in middle school. When I reached high school, bronzer was becoming popular, and there were a lot of super-bronze faces attached to otherwise pale bodies. A good number of people I know (myself included) also experimented with Lip Venom, which was supposed to make your lips bigger, but really just stung a lot. Typically, cosmetics trends are pretty, fun, and worth trying. However, some of society’s past makeup mistakes would be better off erased from history.
Frosted Lipstick: I’m just not a fan of this trend. Not only does this lipstick not last, but it creates such an unnatural look. I’d save it for Halloween, maybe, but definitely not for everyday use.
Too-Thin Eyebrows: I couldn’t be happier that full brows are back in style! I know so many people who went crazy with the plucking with this trend was in full swing. As I learned the hard way, too-thin brows just look strange. Keep it natural!
Guyliner: Sure, it’s fairly obvious that females can’t possibly make this mistake. However, I maintain that guyliner is one of the worst cosmetics crimes. I don’t care how hot it makes you look, guyliner is a no.
Black Lipstick: In a recent post of mine, I recommended black cherry lipstick as a daring makeup trend. While I still maintain that black cherry can be flattering when done correctly, ink-black lipstick cannot. In my opinion, this lip shade should be worn on the runway, not on the street.
Bronzer Overload: Oh Lindsay, do you know that you’re rocking a bronzer mustache? Unfortunately she’s not the only one to make the mistake of piling on bronzer during the winter months. We’ve all been there. Well, at least I have.
Darker Lip Liner: Let me preface this by saying that lip liner isn’t a mistake. In fact, it can be very useful! It’s great for defining the shape of the lips before filling in with a lipstick of the same shade. However, I’m against the idea of outlining the lips with a darker color, but filling in with a lighter one. It’s distracting, and I think she’d look a bit more polished if she filled in with the darker color.
I will be the first to admit that I’m guilty of wearing some of makeup’s worst trends. I’ve over-plucked my eyebrows into nearly invisible lines, caked on mascara, and sported so much bronzer that my guidance counselor asked me where I’d gone on vacation (I hadn’t). So I look at these unflattering makeup trends as mistakes that I can look back on and laugh at, because I know that I’ll never wear them again. \
Which of these makeup mistakes are you Lovelies guilty of wearing? Can you think of any that I didn’t add?