2017’s Strangest Beauty Trends

Perfect PoutInstagram has birthed all flavors of beauty and fashion trends over the years but in the last week, the beauty influencers have been pushing out a message that GONE are the days of perfecting smooth pouts, perfectly arched brows and understated make-up.   Instead, we should throw caution to the wind and embrace our inner wild-child, who apparently wants squiggles, feathers, and mood-changing hair color.

First up…squiggle eyebrows.  There’s not much we can add here except, after watching several videos of squiggles be applied, it takes a lot of skill to accomplish, when done “correctly”.

And that trend quickly morphed into the squiggle lip which, in some cases mirrored waves and others, spikes of color grossly over-applied to the lip.  It wasn’t long before a picture posted of one daring femme rocking both the squiggle brow and lip and while we will always be proponents of individuality, the final look seemed a bit overdone (but still, you GO girl!!)

And then, there were feather brows.  Now, having grown my eyebrows out before I’m not too sure why anyone would go for the full caterpillar effect to adorn their eyes but these ladies are making it work.

Maybe I’m not as adventurous as I thought I was because all of these were a mega-NO for me however, just as I was about to give up hope, I came across another trend that I can truly embrace – heat changing hair color!!

Professional hair-color and product line Pravana is soon releasing the industry’s first heat activated temporary hair color.  By just adding heat, you can have hair that instantly goes from lime green to yellow, cool violet to pink, smokey grey to invisible, or tropical peach to invisible.  Gives new meaning to wind-blown hair, right?  Additionally, if you flatiron or curl your hair, the heat from the tool will have the same effect so yeah, we’re sold!

I love to hear from our readers, and if you’ve tried or plan on trying one (or all) of them, let us know.


Beauty Rx: Model in a Bottle

While it may sound like the answer to all of your dieting prayers, Model in a Bottle is actually a one-of-a-kind matte finish setting spray that promises perfect makeup without the need for touch-ups.  In case perfect makeup isn’t enough of a selling point, this product is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity and water; won’t clog pores, and includes aloe vera which adds moisture back into the skin.

A complete list of ingredients  are:

  • SD Alcohol 40B, Purified Water
  • Isopentyldiol
  • Acrylates / Octocrylamide
  • Copolymer
  • Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera)
  • Biosaccharide Gum
  • Propylparaben
  • Methylparaben
  • Light Fragrance

Each bottle will cost about $18.00 – making it a purse-perfect makeup must-have – and can be purchased at Model in a Bottle.

MAC Cosmetics Goes Super Hero Glamourous

This Spring, MAC Cosmetics wants us all to banish the thought of being a Plain Jane and will be channeling the SHERO in all of us with the launch of their Wonder Woman makeup line.  This limited edition line is scheduled to hit stores nationwide on February 10th and features a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skin finish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and over-sized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe.  The packaging is so much fun and with prices spanning $14 for nail polish to $49.50 for a bag and brush set, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a fabulously adult way to remember our favorite comic book  super-heroine and tap into your inner diva.