Endless selfies, food porn and bikini photos are just some of the delights we now see regularly thanks to Instagram. The latest insta-category to give thanks for? Weird (I repeat, WEIRD) beauty trends.
At first it was contouring, which actually became something that normalised itself. Then there was the ill-fated #kyliejennerlipchallenge (still loling at that one), furry nails (ew!), crystal lips (totally impractical) and the list goes on. Ah the internet – it’s just a gift that keeps on giving, ain’t it?
Fortunately for us, nothing has changed this year – the trends are just as unusual, captivating and yes, slightly frightening. So have a look and ask yourself – are you game for this glam?
Lazy girls, rejoice! Ditch your dry shampoo because greasy, dirty, slick hair is back. The sweaty, wet-look hair was all over the SS19 catwalks and quite frankly, we’re delighted. Whip out your favourite serum, mousse and salt spray to get the look in an instant. The best part? An extra hour in bed.
‘Flower Vase’ hair
Queen Elizabeth-inspired hair
Things got pretty damn regal at the Gucci 2019 Cruise show, where models stormed the runway with Elizabeth I-inspired hairstyles.
Hairstylist Paul Hanlon treated models to curly, gravity-defying bouffants that paid homage to the late monarch’s iconic style, complete with elaborate braided buns. We’re sort of into it.
The beauty buffs of the world wide web discovered an eyebrow taming secret has been hiding in our bathrooms all along… soap! Simply use a spoolie on a bar of soap to set your brows, giving them a feathery, full look.
Your evenings are about to get a whole lot more interesting because corkscrew nails is the latest nail designs trend taking over IG – so now you can open wine at any time.
First posted by nail product brand Kiara Sky, the video now has almost a hundred thousand views and will most definitely be going viral. And as weird as the results are, it is pretty mesmerizing to watch.
This would definitely come in handy on a Friday night.
The MUAs of the internet are the most creative people you’ll ever meet – and yes, they love a laugh. So here’s a trend you thought you’d never see… coathanger brows. After halo brows became a thing we thought we had hit peak weirdness, but boy, were we wrong!
Think lashes are only supposed to be one colour? Think again! Ombre lashes are the latest trend to hit the internet, taking coloured lashes to all new heights. We’re actually quite fond of this trend – it’s perfect for festival season. We first spotted it on @fruzans_beauty’s Instagram channel, but it’s since gained popularity elsewhere. As well as being able to achieve the look with mascara, it can also be done with eyelash extensions.
If you thought people couldn’t get any more creative with their eyebrow trend endeavours, then you’re very, VERY, mistaken. The latest weird trend to hit the internet is what Instagram user Hannah Lyne is calling ‘halo brows’. The 16-year-old makeup artist enthusiast posted the look on her personal account and it has since gone viral!
We think this one might be a little too weird to transition from social media to real life. But the next weird trend on this list is actually really pretty…
It’s time to ditch your mascara because the latest beauty trend to sweep Instagram is nude eyelashes. A post by Finish makeup artist, Emilia Nummelin, went viral over the weekend featuring a pink-hued makeup look and intentional nude lashes (nope, that’s not just powder she forgot to wipe off). Emilia created the look with lipstick, more specifically Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid in Christmas Cookie – and we think as bizarre as it is, it’s wearable and fresh.
Would you recreate this look?
Well, well, well… what do we have here. The newest trend to take over our feeds in 2018, is a very edgy one – and for once it can actually be easily achieved (not that we would go ahead and try it, but ya know, we’re here to report). Fishtail brows consist of concealing a part of your eyebrow and creating an angled ‘tail’ in a different direction, the results look like – you guessed it – a fish’s tail. TAH-DAH!
The creator of the trend was MUA Stefan from @skyzeditz, but makeup authority, Huda Kattan, tried to recreate the look. And if Huda has okayed it, you know it could become a trend – but let’s hope it doesn’t…
When Christmas was just around the corner, we saw some festively-weird beauty trends. Let us introduce you to tinsel eyelashes, an idea by Instagrammer @coolgirlswearmugler, which, to be fair, is not as weird as it is super pretty. And if you think about it, could be really easy to recreate – you’d just need some falsies’ glue and leftover décor from your Christmas tree and voilá!
Calling all QUEENS! This beauty trend is for you. It’s not the easiest of looks, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be all set. The brow crown is the creation of Sofie Petersen – an Instagrammer who’s not afraid to go bold.
Nose Hair Extensions
Nose hair extensions? Can we just stop now? This is absolute madness and somehow it found its way onto our feeds. Why? We really don’t know but after penis eyebrows became a thing (scroll down, if you will) we stopped looking for meaning in these. The trend, which consists of adding fake eyelashes to your nostrils, started with user @gret_chen_chen is now spreading through Instagram.
Yes, you’ve read that right. The latest Insta trend is something of an unfortunate breeding. Mary Jane, the talented makeup artist behind the photoshopped image says the edit is ironic, and she’s just “getting tired of edited brows getting recognition”. Well doll, unfortunately now this one is also trending.
Beauty lovers across the internet are showing their appreciation for the American fast food chain in a very original way. Huda Beauty’s McDonalds eyebrows have taken ‘I’m lovin’ in’ to the next level to VERY mixed reactions.
Normally we absolutely champion an eyebrow moment and a centre parting whenever we can, but combined into one? This trend is definitely one for the brave…
Feather eyebrows not ‘out there’ enough for you? What about penis brows? It’s official: Instagram beauty trends have gone mad.
This is one way to get noticed when walking into a room and instagram gold (or should we say, silver?).
It is always lovely when makeup artistry is taken to another level, which is shown beautifully with this painterly trend. Got a steady hand and a good eye? Give it a go and let those double-taps roll in.
Candy Floss Hair
A sweet trend, you’ll nevertheless look like an COS-play dress up of My Little Pony.
We all love Unicorns, so getting behind this trend was not difficult – I mean, just look at those colours.
Totally in love with this cool-girl hair, which is the perfect mix of young and sophisticated.
Ever heard that subtlety is sexy? Neither have these guys…but hey, it works; they certainly have our attention! Coachella looks 2018?
We’ve all seen a sharp brow, but sharp from four different angeles? That’s a first (and hopefully a last).
Inspired by the rich colours in geode crystals, the deep jewel tones are a welcomed change from the mermaid or rainbow hair trend we’ve seen.
For the truly festive among us who feel that a novelty Christmas jumper is just too tame, Vlogerr Taylor created this look by feathering our the hairs and adding gems. Ending the year as strange as it started…