Beauty Trends That Need To Go In 2017

It’s crazy to think that we are already 19 days into the New Year.  Anyway, I was so overwhelmed by the positive feedback I received from my Fashion Trends That Need To Go In 2017 post (if you haven’t read it yet, click here).  After reading all your interesting comments, I decided to write a similar post, this time reflecting on the outrageous beauty trends in 2016 that I hope won’t roll over into 2017.  I know 2016 is now in the past and we should be moving forward, but I can’t help to point out the beauty trends in 2016 that in my opinion were far from glamorous.  Keep on reading for the beauty trends that need to go in 2017.

100 layers challenge

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         Please tell me you have seen the 100 layers challenge videos on YouTube.  You know, the videos where someone proceeds to layer on absurd amounts of makeup on their face, eyes, lips, and nails.  If you have no idea what I am talking about check out Jenna Marbles 100 layers challenge video.  After watching her apply layers of false eyelashes, tanner, nail polish, foundation, lip color, and hair spray you will be left shocked.  After watching all these 100 layer challenge videos on YouTube, I can’t help but to think how do these people have this much time to kill for applying ridiculous amounts of makeup. I barely have time to apply one layer of my daily makeup routine, let alone 100 layers.  Also, this beauty fad just is so bad for your skin and nails.  I sometimes break out when I apply a little amount of foundation, what would happened if I smeared layers upon layers of foundation on my skin?  Whether people are just doing this to rack up views on YouTube or actually wearing these looks in public, I hope we will ditch the 100 layers challenge and realize that a little bit of makeup goes a long way.

 Contouring overload

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         Kind of similar to the 100 layers challenge, but although you are not applying 100 layers of makeup to your skin, you are still applying unreasonable amounts of bronzer and highlight to your face for that perfect contour look.  Once again, who has the time to spend strategically blending powder all over their face to highlight cheekbones or make their nose look smaller.  To me, contouring is just used to cover up your natural features.  Maybe I would be into this trend if I was Kim Kardashian and had time to sit in a makeup chair while a professional makeup artist does my contouring and highlighting.  But, for right now I will stick to my occasional use of bronzer and highlighter when I have extra time in the morning and looking for ways to tune up my makeup game.

 Fake freckles

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         Don’t get me wrong, I think makeup is a form of art, so I love seeing elaborate and colorful makeup looks on the runway.  But when you are incorporating fake freckles into your every day makeup look that is where I have a problem.  I have seen many designers using the fake freckle makeup trend on their models and it looks beautiful, but I do not think I can get away with walking around my very preppy campus with fake freckles.  But, if you are looking to make a statement, go ahead embrace this trend, but for me it is a little to crazy for me to wear everyday, except if I am walking on the runway or in a cool editorial photo shoot.

Intense nail art

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         Whenever I either paint my nails at home or get my nails done at a salon, my nails chip within 24 hours.  If you don’t need to use your hands at all, then you can pull off having flowers or fur on your nails.  But, I can just imagine what my nails would look like after a day with a crazy manicure like the ones shown above.  Between going to class, using my computer, going to the gym, cooking dinner, and all my other daily activities, I can only handle a single color manicure and just expect it to chip within a day.

Pink eye shadow

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         I hate to put this makeup trend on my list because I am aware that a huge trend for 2017 whether in fashion or makeup is the color pink. I am not a pink girl, but I am trying to gradually incorporate different hues of the shade into my wardrobe.  However, I have not jumped on the pink eye shadow makeup trend yet.  Something about bright pink eye shadow on my lids just makes my eyes look like I have a nasty eye infection.  I don’t want to walk around with pink eye makeup and people think I have pink eye because that is never a good look.  I should be more open to trying new makeup looks, so if you have any subtle pink eye shadow makeup looks let me know, because if the look is easy to recreate and not to bright, I am willing to give it a try.

 No makeup makeup look

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         I feel like I am now contradicting myself because I just hated on all those exotic makeup looks, now I am hating on a natural makeup look.  To be honest, I am not hating on the “no makeup makeup look,” I am really hating on the title because let’s get real when celebrities claim they are not wearing makeup, they usually are wearing some sort of moisturizer, concealer, blush, or even fake lashes, so how can they say they are not wearing makeup?  I think the recent article published on the website Mic, perfectly sums up my thoughts on this trend.  By using the phrase “no makeup makeup look,” it is an oxymoron because like I said usually these looks require some sort of product.  If you really want to embrace the no makeup makeup look, wake up, wash your face, and head out the door, now that is the ultimate all natural and fresh look.

I think I am done recapping trends from last year, now it is time to look forward and start analyzing the trends for 2017.  Can’t wait for the upcoming New York Fashion Week shows.  I am very hopeful this years trends will be spot on.  Let me know in the comments below if there were any beauty trends in 2016 that you were not a big fan of.  I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  I hope everyone is having a great start to 2017.  Talk to you all soon!


  1. Lorna
    January 20, 2017 / 10:49 am

    I agree with most, but I’m very into contouring. I only do my face, minimally, but it’s such a help! I also like the no make up make up look, if it’s done right. It’s dewy and fresh, but the rest of those trends, especially 100 layers, are ridiculous.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  2. January 21, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    OMG the hundred layer challenges grossed me out. Bye bye to that fad definitely

  3. January 21, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I especially agree with the no makeup makeup look. I’ve always thought it was a bit silly haha. Completely with you on that one!

  4. January 23, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    The intense nail art always makes me laugh! Great post!!

  5. January 24, 2017 / 6:06 am

    Those nail looks are crazy!

  6. January 24, 2017 / 8:37 am

    I am so guilty of creating posts and videos about “No Makeup” Makeup looks! I really think it was Lisa Eldridge who made the No Makeup Makeup look go viral on Youtube, she is so talented! Make no mistake, it requires a lot of makeup and time blending for an effortless look!

    XO, Yasmin

  7. August 3, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Love these looks. particularly concur with the no cosmetics look. I’ve generally thought it was somewhat senseless haha. Totally with you on that one!

  8. October 17, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I like the no makeup makeup look. It feels like you are in your natural beauty but a beauty that shines.

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