Staff Picks: Beauty trends we can’t wait to leave in 2016
2016 is almost behind us. It’s been a crazy year for the PH as well as the rest of the world, but we can’t help but be thankful as this year marks the rebirth of Project Vanity. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or just recently discovered our site, we’re thankful that you found your way to our happy, makeup-loving corner of the Internet!
Anyway, we’ll be ringing in a new year in just a couple in a little over a month and we’re looking to (hopefully) leave some things behind, like these questionable beauty trends. Sure, you should definitely have fun with makeup but it’s important to make a distinction on what only looks good on camera versus simply looking like a better version of yourself in real life. Here are a few of the trends we’ve loved to hate:
Den: I’ve been trying to step up my eye makeup game this year and blending shadows like my life depended on it so I really don’t understand the cut crease! Theoretically, it should work particularly well with my hooded lids as it gives the illusion of a bigger crease area, but going around with such an obvious line freaks me out.
Stacie: Instagram eyebrows should leave, right now. Too crisp with a strong gradient and super high arches should only stay on Instagram. Please don't bring them out of social media!
Angela: I'd love to see everyone sport natural-looking brows instead of overly-drawn ones. Eyebrows are supposed to frame your face and not be the main attention but that's just me. I also love highlighters, but too much simply makes your face look like you poured glitter on it.
Gett: I'm just over the excessiveness of Instagram makeup. It looks nice on camera but I just have to wonder: how realistic is it to wear out on a normal day?
Claire: I'm so over 2016 eye trends. A dramatic cut crease takes a lot of practice to do right, and a boatload of confidence to pull off IRL. Glitter for the eyes: awesome in theory but in reality, would you really risk getting bits of a foreign object into your eyes? I do own some shimmery cream shadows, but I've been seeing loose glitter powder being used as eyeshadow. Just, NO. Not for me.
Marielle: I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of glitter lips. I've never actually tried it, but I love all things shimmery and sparkly so the curiosity is there. And then I end up thinking, "But you'll be swallowing that." Hard pass. Let's move on.
Katsy: Definitely the glitter lips also. I remember doing crafts in grade school, and glitter just spreads everywhere! Though I think they use special glitter for makeup, but like Marielle, I really don't want to eat glitter.
Kim: I wish people would finally get over lip injections in 2017. Your body, your choice – of course.But I still think there are much better, safer, less painful ways to improve your pout than pumping silicone into them.
Whether you’re a fan of these trends or hate them just the same, at the end of the day, makeup and beauty boils down to personal choices. How about you? What can’t you wait to leave behind in 2016?
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