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I know this is off topic (I agree with the BB cream thing btw) but do you think you will ever go back to making YouTube videos every once in a while? I just remembered today how informative and nice it was to hear you talk about products. I know you are super busy but I would love it if you would make one every once in a blue moon haha

CC cream trend as they doesn’t give much coverage and i’d prefer a primer which has all the functions of CC cream. Frankly, i don’t know why CC cream is a trend.

Orange & bright pink lipstick (or blush). I realize they’re very popular, but that doesn’t mean either are particularly flattering on many who wear them.

Textured nail polish, and those with larger chunks of glitter. They seem a bit juvenile, particularly those that are multi-colored.

Accent nails. I think this speaks for itself…

Ombre *anything*…

I don’t understand how one becomes an arbiter of what looks good on *others*. I detest lipgloss, false lashes and tanner of any kind but I limit that judgement to how it looks on me. How does an accent nail speak for itself? Serious question there!

@ 18thcenturyfox

All I’m saying is alot of people I know seem to think those shades are “universally flattering”, and because cosmetic companies insist on saturating the market with them, particularly *every* Summer, it must be so. I’m not saying noone should wear them if *they* think they’re flattering, but noone should jump on board just because it’s “trendy”.

As for “accent nails”, just take a look at how many others answered the same, even *prior* to my comment actually being posted.

At the end of the day, we *all* wear something that others may not think is particularly flattering on us, and we have that choice. However, just because it’s the latest thing, doesn’t mean we have to hop on the bandwagon when there are more options.

I think there is a special place in hell for people who indulge in internet drama, but I have to say I see where 18thCenturyFox is coming from. You didn’t seem to answer the question “What beauty trends have YOU skipped over”… Rather you chose to point out what you wish others would not wear. There’s a big difference in something like Christine said (BB Creams don’t have a wide enough color range”) and “X doesn’t look good on most people and Y is so stupid it’s self explanatory.”

That said, who cares? if you want to be judgy that’s your right, and I don’t really see why anyone would care.

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I get where you’re coming from, but I think you’re missing one crucial thing here: People won’t wear anything they don’t like.

So yes, while people might be inspired by the current trend (ombre hair, accent nails, etc), I doubt they’d wear it if they didn’t like it, no matter how “trendy” it is. And if they did wear it, whether us onlookers think they’re flattering or not, who are we to judge? People’s bodies aren’t public property, after all.

This may sound odd, but I get a happy warm feeling when I see people wearing stuff that doesn’t flatter them. Because in my experience, it usually means they simply do not give a hoot whether it flatters them or not, and I wish I could loosen up and express myself that freely. 🙂

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Thank you Jen, this sums up my attitude to life entirely 🙂 especially now that I’m a redhead, there are less things I can ‘go crazy with and look good’, but…I DON’T CARE! =D

I completely agree with your statement. When it comes to trends I decide whether that particular look fits me and solely me. Orangey blush such as Taj Mahal look great on women of color especially women with peachy/orange undertones.

Sorta similar–western BB creams and then, all CC creams. I’ve decided that if I’m going to wear something on my face, I want it to have a certain amount of coverage, and that whole trend over here has seemed to lead to nothing but really lightweight, low to no coverage formulas. Bah.

Bar glitter in my nail polishes, I can’t stand that either. I thought I’d had texture polishes, but it turns out, if they have glitter, I love them. 😉

Trends I’ve skipped: colored mascara (only black looks right on me), BB creams, ombre lips and hair, cool fingernails (no time), and the Goth look. Pretty much a slave to fashion for just about everything else.

LOL. Not recently, but for a moment, Goth was a fashion and beauty trend. Not a mainstream trend, but big among the younger set – including a ton of Goth wannabes. The hair, jewelry and make-up. 50% of my kids’ friends sported a Goth look at least a few times in their lives. My kids are way too conventional – they make me look adventurous.

Oh, Christine, I love BB cream sooooo much! I haven’t tried any of the CC or DD creams. Missha has a good selection of shades and types of BB creams, in my opinion. I can’t imagine going back to regular foundation. However, I haven’t seen any yet that don’t have very chemical-y ingredients (dimethicones and parabens and the like).
I have skipped a lot of beauty trends, actually. The ones that come to mind at the moment are crackle nail polish, ombre dyed hair, sea-salt hair/beachy waves, and caviar beaded nails. I will totally go for a trend if I like it (sugary textured nail polish and lip crayons, for example), but I won’t like it just because it is a trend. I’ve also skipped tanning/bronzing, body-piercing, and tattoos; if you want to talk about era-long trends.

Colored mascara. I just don’t get it!? Black is all you need. It looks so weird with green and plum coloured lashes! Maybe it’s just me, but that’s one trend I will be ignoring!

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Back in the early 90s my mum had a stunning bronze/ copper mascara from YSL. Seriously amazing, it just made eyes pop and a little sexy. I wish they would re-release it or introduce a similar shade.

I had a coworker show up with pink mascara… Just no… Why would you want to look like you have pink eye? Especially in a hospital setting…

As a make up artist, I can tell you that anything aside from the real Asian BB creams are all a marketing scam. All you need to do is dilute your standard foundation with your moisturizer or primer to get the same effect.

RIGHT?! They just slapped a label on a tinted moisturizer to cash in on the fad. A true BB cream has loads of benefits! I refuse to buy BB anything stateside, and the new BB hair creams are ridiculous. Your hair does not have blemishes and the creams have no tint. Shush.

OMG this 1,000 times! I am lucky enough to get to test out Asian BB creams at work. Some of them ROCK! Great coverage, moisturizing, excellent high-SPF sunscreen, and a dewy finish. I love them! But the stuff that is made to be sold here is just tinted moisturizer. And the BB hair creams literally fill me with rage. Next it’s going to be BB Nail Polish and BB toothpaste. It needs to go away.

Came to say the same thing, I mix mine with Serum to get a lighter look than normal foundation.

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The ‘chipped nail polish’ trend that was in a few years back. I’m picky about my nails, and any small flaw must be fixed as soon as possible. I’m just too OCD about my polish to even consider following a trend like that.

I’ve also skipped the BB creams, although this has a lot to do with the fact that I’ve felt I’ve never needed them.

Most of the hair style trends have passed me by, because I have curly hair which won’t go poker straight or sensually waved (or pastel chalked). I’ve also mostly given neutral eyeshadows a miss. I have jumped behind the bright and matte lip trends though.

My first thought was when people were painting one nail a different color than the rest. I thought that was silly. Also, the super tanned look that keeps coming into fashion in the summer. I don’t do anything to make my natural color any darker.

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Same answer as yours, Christine. I’ve tried a lot of Asian BB Creams before, and wasn’t really impressed. The limited shade range is a major downside, seriously who would want to look like they have a mask on? 🙁 And, they don’t really hold up well in hot, humid weather.

Blue mascara and super dark vampy lips. To me I don’t see when either of those could ever be flattering!

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