What beauty trends of today won't stand the test of time?

What beauty trends of today won’t stand the test of time? Share!

Crackle nail polish is going to be one of those trends that goes in and out but never stays and we all scratch our heads at during the off-seasons.

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Miss J Avatar

WELL, I am hoping people will finally get the clue that lips that blend into your face and jizz lips are two of the UGLIEST lip looks. A good nude lip, I’m a fan of for sure, but those two “nude” lip options look ridiculous.

This is all in my opinion, and if you are a fan of these looks then do the damn thing. 😛 Not knocking anyone who does it like that.

Heather Avatar

I detest cum-mouth! Frosty paler-than-your-natural-lip is a mystifying look… not pretty!

I also have to agree with Christine, crackle nails are a trend I ever really got on board with, and they seem to have gotten old fast!

Emily Avatar

People will hate me for this… hair feathers. (SOrry!!! I just witnessed a woman in sweats at the mall with hair feathers this past weekend – it was traumatizing!)

Alyssa Avatar

I know what you mean. Not to be mean to people who have them, because every once in a while I see someone who can legit rock it, but 99% of the time they look like a dead bird is in their hair.

Maggie Avatar

Oh my gosh! Right? I don’t get it! Why would I even want feathers in my hair? I think it’s just seems a little gross! It’s already gone out of style where I live, but there are still a few stragglers who still think it’s “cool.” No. Just no.

Brittany Avatar

i actually bought a pair of feather earings BEFORE the feather trend and then boom out of no wear! FEATHERS!! And to be honest native tribes were doing that trend long before it was “trend”.

Esther Avatar

is two-toned lipstick a trend? because I’ve seen that around, and it’s so odd. I think it’s too far into left field to stay around.

amy Avatar

Uber bright lips and cheeks, ie fuschia/magenta, orange, purple. For some reason, they drift in and out of fashion, but they never manage to stay.

Lark Avatar

Oddly, those drifted back in a few years ago and are expanding. A lot of those colors are perfect on women of different skin colors and ethnic backgrounds than you- the industry no longer revolves around a few yellow tone white girls. So Hurray for Fuschia orange and purple. And being a blue Celt white girl- purple rocks!

Be careful. The ugly brown nineties could sneak back. Kneel to your Fuschia blush! I gave up fashion for a decade it was so ugly.

Veronica Avatar

– Nude lips. I think they’ll stick aruond, but I do think their ominipresent popularity is starting to wane a bit, especially with Mad Men’s success inspiring more of a retro look in fashion.

-Magnetic nail polish. Very cool, but nothing that will stay mainstream.

– Deeply tanned skin (even better if it’s spray tan) with platinum blonde hair. This should have disappeared years ago. So tacky.

Diana Avatar

Nude lips go in and out of trend. I’m not talking concealer-nude, but soft nudes with color were also popular in the 60s. It’ll probably be trendy again in a few seasons.

Lindsey Avatar

Yeah. I think I saw Megan on Mad Men with the gross nude lips. Because she’s the ‘young’ one on the show. But honestly, invisible lip with her teeth?… … … no comment…

Veronica Avatar

I meant more that their overwhelming popularity is going to wane soon. It used to be the go-to look on the red carpet for awhile, but I’ve been noticing more bold colors working their way back into the mix. I doubt it’ll go away forever, myself – it’s one of the few with practical uses, for one. 🙂

Ryou Avatar

I always hope that cakeface and mismatched foundation would go out of “trend”, at least here in Indonesia, but I guess many people are too insecure to let go. :/

Sunny Avatar

As odd as this might sound, I think BB cream won’t stick around for too many more years. I am not generally speaking a fan (though I really like Dior Hydra Life). I just think it’s a little gimmicky, and people are talking about CC Cream already, so the next generation will probably phase BB cream out at some point.

Lauren Avatar

I think it’ll always be around, but maybe not as a separate category. My guess is that it’ll be marketed as a tinted moisturizer with better coverage, which is essentially what it is.

Amy Avatar

I think BB Creams are misunderstood cuz the western versions aren’t actually Bb creams at all, just repackaged tinted moisturizers…Sucks…

Donna Avatar

I think that’s why it won’t last over here. Women will be disappointed in these awful so called bb creams they try from American companies and say, “Meh! Just tinted moisturizer. What’s the big deal?” then go back to their regular foundation or tm. I wish that the Korean companies had made inroads here first so that women in the US would know that there are great bb creams out there.

Sunny Avatar

I’m actually not so sure about Asian BB creams. I’ve tried one and I was a bit put off by the gray cast. Also the texture is just way too thick it’s weird! CC stands for color control. All the pictures I found online are brands from Asia, but I THINK Chanel is launching one at some point.

Kate Avatar

Concealer lips, the Oompa Loompa tan and neon lip colors. The first two can go away and never come back as far as I’m concerned but I will miss the neon lip color after it’s had its moment. They’re just so much fun.

Audrey Avatar

I completely agree about crackle polish. I’ve personally never been a fan (beauty blasphemy, I know), and I keep waiting for it to die out.

AwwRITE! Avatar

Anything that permanently changes the body. I mean, look at women from our grandmother’s (great-grandmother’s?) generation who shaved off their eyebrows and then drew them back in? They eventually didn’t have eyebrows any more and looked “old” when the style changed. Most clothing styles come back into style eventually, although you may need to be young to wear the “old” styles without looking ancient.

Alison Avatar

I regret doing something to permanently change my body. I got my belly button pierced, and years later, developed an autoimmune disorder and also found out that I have a genetic disorder that predisposes me to having my wounds reopen and scar badly. So this piercing alone resulted in horrible scarring (which isn’t gone a decade later), and the wound not only never healed, but I’ve had to deal with recurring infections!

I do NOT recommend body piercings, ladies! Think how they’ll look when you’re older, what they’ll feel like if something unfortunate like an injury or ongoing illness occurs, and about what really matters – your health!

I regret mine so much and wish I had taken my loved one’s advice when I was planning to get it done!

amy Avatar

I’m 38, and still have a naval piercing; it still looks great, by the way, and I have a kid… Of course, I had my piercing done in a professional piercing parlor, that *only* did piercing, so maybe that’s why I had no issues. It’s been nearly 20 years, and I still love it, along with my tattoos and toungue piercing.

Joni Avatar

I don’t think the tiny chance of finding out you have an autoimmune condition should stop anyone from altering the body how they please. For the vast majority of people, body piercings are only as permanent as they want them to be. When done in a clean and safe environment and taken care of properly, the risk of anything bad happening is very very minimal.

Donna Avatar

I have to agree, after all what’s the diff between a navel piercing and ear piercing besides the location. You could develop an autoimmune response from either. Yet I don’t see ear piercing going out of style any time soon.

I do wish young people would think long and hard before any body mod though. One of my nephews has “gangsta” rapper type tattoos which I think he will live to regret when he gets older. Another nephew has Insane Clown Posse tattoos…will he want those when he is 50?

Lauren Avatar

I hope the “orange” bronzer look goes out. I am not a fan at all. I also agree about hair feathers. Let’s see, probably blue eyeshadow and liner. I actually think it’s beautiful, but I remember that in Middle School, we used to make fun of the math teacher for (still) wearing blue eyeshadow. It was 1991. We thought it was a flashback to the 80s.

Ana G. Avatar

Really hate that bronzed-all-year round look. Also magnetic nail polish, just one nail painted in a different color and two tones of lipstick – so weird!

Alison Avatar

I don’t like either of those things, either.

I’m wondering. What do people mean about an accent nail? Like, all shimmery white nail polish and a single diamante on your ring fingers or something?

Carie Avatar

An accent nail is doing one nail different than all the others (usually the ring fingers). I HATE it. It looks so disgustingly tacky to me!

Nanu Avatar

Damn, my bad… totally misread the question! I thought you asked “What beauty trends of today won’t stand the test of time?” haha sorry!

Joana Tábata Avatar

I would have to say the so commented caviar nails. I do think it’s pretty but I’m kinda tacky myself, so… Also crackle and magnetic nailpolish.

Cords Avatar

OVerly tanned skin. I am DYING for this trend to go away. Pale is nothing to be ashamed of and tanned skin doesnt mean you’re healthier, infact these days it points to the contrary. Chola lips and non existant eyebrows.

Honeybumblebee Avatar

The new faded lip look. What is that about? It looks like 1/2 your lipstick wore off. That’s a fad? Dang, wait around and I have that look in an hour and it’s not pretty. Ultra nude lips…they look awful and I see tons of tutorials ending with them. I don’t get it…..

Nirvana Avatar

I hate pale nude frosty lips! So unsexy
Also, feather earrings bother me. I know lots of girls who wear them but I just never got on board.

Stephanie t-p Avatar

When girls wear foundation on their lips and then a clear gloss /:. Also I hate crackle/ shatter nails like Christine said. Oh an when girls have white/ pearly eyeshadow all the way around their eyes with spider lashes

Laura R Avatar

Yes! The ombre hair has got to go!!! I have never understood that trend. It never looks good but celebrities are all over it. It just looks over processed and lazy.

Brittany Avatar

I agree with the teased hair..it just looks like a matted nest on girls hair! When i was school the scene/emo girls did it all the time and probably still do! Also i cant stand that raccoon tail!!

Kry Avatar

• Orange faces full of bronzer. It’s so traumatizing to have the late 80s spray-tan look revived. Tans in general are probably due a pendulum swing.

• Shiny shiny shiny frosted everything. I can only glow so much before I glare. And it shows imperfections like crazy, esp eyeshadow.

• Press on nails, again. Those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to be embarrassed by it. I want this to stop before it starts.

I’m actually okay with the crazy lipsticks and eyeshadows, silly hair feathers, and nail art. Teens and musicians should have fun like that.

Tracey Avatar

Ombre hair. Although i guess it is interesting, i have always thought it just looks sloppy and am sick of seeing it. Also, caviar nails. Not my cup of tea.

Saralyn Avatar

Needs to go away:
• Orange tan with bleach blonde hair.
• Over done bronzer.
• Over done blush.
• People only putting eyeliner on their lower lash line. (Looks like someones dragging your eyes down!)
• Crazy light pink lipstick. (Looks even worse on orange tans. Very few people can pull it off.)
• Spider Lashes.
• Sparse eyebrows. (To the point there’s only 3 hairs from over plucking.)
• Obviously terrible drawn on eyebrows. (Some drawn on eyebrows look nice.)
• Concealer lips.

I’ve got to admit when I see someone overly tan or have an orange tan I want to scrub their skin off till they bleed. I have nothing against a nice natural beautiful golden beige tan. (However I’m extremely pale and will stay this way for a very long time.)

Allison Avatar

Ombre Hair! To me, it looks like there were highlights put in that haven’t been touched up in 6+ months. It’s just not cute to me.

amy Avatar

I didn’t even realize that was intentional. I’ve only seen a few people sporting it, but I thought they were just growing out the color… Wow, I need to keep up with the times a bit more. I feel so out of the loop.

Mariella Avatar

I agree with you about crackle nail polish, Christine – it’s an interesting sort of fad but a fad nonetheless.

I think nude lips are another trend that won’t stand the test of time. I remember nude lips from the 60’s (using Max Factor Erase as lipstick!). Seems this “trend” goes around every couple of decades and then dies another death.

The hair bleached lighter than your tan look has always been around. It’s always been cheap and unattractive looking but there are clearly those who love it, which is why I think that’s one trend that just won’t die.

Amy Avatar

1. No lips-Nude (Please please please)
2. Any funky nail trend it seems
3. The damned deeply tanned+platinum blonde+uber pale pink lips combo =-=
4. I feel that tan skin in general will fade out sooner or later cuz as soon as everyone is tan, it is not considered as beautiful anymore. Unfortunately, that’s who the beauty world works. The harder it is to achieve, the more beautiful it is considered.

Naomi aka naomixmakeup Avatar

Black liner on the waterline.
Seriously, I’m 15 and thank god I know how to do my makeup properly and am able to use good products (MAC, Uband Decay, benefit, Chanel..) because when I see girls at school wearing just black liner on the waterline and maybe a bit of mascara… Just no people.
All that does is close up the eyes and make them look tired. Not a good look. Personally, unless I have a color on my waterline I stick to a flesh colour there, and I tightline with black.
I do hope this dies out, because really.. That just looks awful.

Ally Avatar

That’s not really a fad, that’s just a different technique for doing eyeliner. Believe it or not, there are some people, usually with bigger eye shapes, who prefer the way that it looks. People have always done it, it’s not just your generation. =D

Lark Avatar

I hate to disappoint, ladies, but that one dates from ancient Egypt and will never die. But the thing now has been white pencil for since at least 1997. In the Eighties we used cobalt blues. It’s more a tribal marker to use black; a bunch of other make up horrors are like gang colors. Seen Jerseylicious? That dark lipliner with pale lips has been around as long as I remember (shuddering at thought!) but it’s a secret handshake of some social caste.

Rachel Avatar

Bright blue eye shadow! When done correctly, blue can make for a gorgeous eye look, but I’m talking about the full-on lashline to crease (or GASP higher). It gives me flashbacks to my early figure skating days and the God-awful “stylist” who would paint blue shadow on all of our eyes (along with the bright red or fuscia lipstick that extended way beyond the lipline and clown-like blush). So IMHO, this can go straight back to the 80s and stay burried there forever.

Esther Avatar

I just now remembered an article I read online once where the author said that contouring was a fad that she wished would go away hahaha

Jennifer Avatar

Dirty-looking blonde streaks/parts/sections painted into dark hair. I see this everywhere at school and it looks disgusting. Just does. I would prefer if they filled in that gross “blonde” with a purple or blue.

Stephanie Avatar

OMG i cant stand when people where smokey black eyes during the summer days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!can you say awkward……… there are other ways to do it…… I can not stand nude lips……….orange faces……….oh and not to mention when people wear lip liner only just lining the lips (nodding my head)……oh people please do not wear sweats when wearing nice making it just looks you didnt take a shower from the day before… also crunchy overly hair sprayed hair SMH

Heather Avatar

I love a strong, smokey eye in summer with a super bronzed skin and tons of metallic and vivid colored fashions. It is very Miami, South Beach sexy to me in a very polished way. Love, love, love it!

breyerchic04 Avatar

Black or other color french tips! So over it.

Also yeah I think the neon lip thing will be gone sooner than most of us would like. And maybe even matte lipsticks though I’m hoping they stay popular and get even more so for a wihle.

Tamara Avatar

nude lips, super heavy thick black eyeliner, crackle nail polish is awful its like bleached out torn jeans and looks like your trying pass off failure as pretty. overdone eyebrows, drawn on beauty marks

i think the purpose of makeup and beauty products in general is not to make someone pretty but to express what they want about themselfs to the world so even things i dont like hope are carried on by those that love them.

Lark Avatar

I see a lot of fads that last for a few months mentioned, and many more Nightmares That Never Die. Some of these horrors jump from generation to generation and have been around forever! Fake orange tans with jizz lips (pulled a gut muscle laughing!), overdone hair, all the biggest tragedies endure. The rest of it? In fifty years of playing in moms to putting on my own only Ninties make up has been a huge shift from color. And now that cat is out of the bag; anything you want. Everything is mainstream. Anything Mad Men? It was flying out of vintage stores for a decade before, the show is catch up. Ilmasque follows MAC follows 30 years of Euro Club Kids. And then- drumroll- Drag Queens! Responsible for more cool products and looks we didn’t imagine in 1988.
A fad is three months. A trend is three years. But I think it’s more about your mood today, now.

are Avatar

false eyelashes. At least I hope so, and that women will realize at a certain point that (1) they’re so obvious and (2) there are quicker and easier ways to make yourself look like a hooker.

Miss J Avatar

Why do you even post on a beauty blog? All the comments I’ve seen from you appear to be negative. I’ll make sure to tell the women with cancer or other medical conditions that cause their hair to fall out that when they wear some lashes that they look like hookers. You make so much sense.

Heather Avatar

There are fake eyelashes that definately look real and unless you pulled on them, you wouldn’t know they were fake. I understand your point, but as another poster pointed out, sometimes people need them to look and feel “normal” again when they’ve lost their eyelashes.

Donna Avatar

I doubt false lashes will ever go out, but the weird false lashes maybe. The feather ones, or in strange shapes, or strange colors, with gems or sequins. The more natural ones will always be around though.

Brittany Avatar

I think im going to have to agree with Christine cause i dont know any other trends right now other then that damn crackle polish. Companies are holding onto it ever sense it rised in 2010 (not really) and im just getting sick of it! I will admit i did buy opi’s black shatter, wore maybe one or two times then after that i forgot about it. Maybe one day i will tap back into my inner crackle/shatter but as of right now im done with it.

Another polish trend im getting tired of is the creme and glitter collections. If you seen one creme/glitter you pretty much seem them all, and right thats china glaze’s major problem! Right now their just being a huge glitter whore and it needs to STOP!! STOP!!. you gave us 3d glitter, now prismatic and now to add annoying with worst..GLITTER AND CRACKLE!?!? please someone take glitter out back and shoot it. -.- you can take crackle with you…until then..i cant wait till the glitter apocalpsye (sp) is over.

Ida Avatar

Hehe too bad so many people hate nude lips, for my overly pigmented “are your lips bleeding or something?” -kind of red the nude lip trend is a saviour. 🙂 But can’t please everyone, right! 🙂

As for me, I hope this trend of really dark red lipstick on young women would go away – I find it totally unattractive, especially when mixed with no-mascara and no-liner kind of eyes. Just looks too heavy and tired for me.

I also wish these crackle nail polished would disappear already!

Heather Avatar

I think this is one of those questions that quickly turns into a bunchof negative postings because it is all about perception (like most issues in life). I think most trends especially those in the world of beauty start out because someone is purposefully trying to be different and stray from the norm and then this abstract thing catches on and is commercialized to the point where no one likes it anymore. That being said all beauty trends circle back around. I think the “chola” or “sperm” brows look is awful, but 70-80 years ago that was the look. The ultra nude lip was very popular during the “Mod” days of fashion. I say have fun with your makeup and do what makes you feel beautiful. I personally think silvery, beige lipsticks are hideous, but hell when I was in cosmetics we sold enough of them that I realized someone out there felt good wearing the shade.

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