Sometimes we choose unflattering looks just because they’re
trendy, but there’s no reason to keep doing it once you realize they don’t
really work for you and most other women. Some makeup trends have definitely outstayed their welcome and
it’s time to let them go.
Check out some of the worst makeup trends that need to die,
and reinvent your look for this fall with a more subtle approach. Pass on these
dated trends, and your makeup routine will be instantly improved without much
1. Glitter Overload
It doesn’t matter if Miley Cyrus is on board with the
glitter excess, you shouldn’t be. There is such a thing as too much glitter,
and that’s… anything but very little.
Avoid the glitter overload that you
might have seen on the runways, since it’s definitely not a wearable look for
most women. Keep it subtle if you want to make the most of it without looking
2. Obvious Contouring
Nose and cheek contouring have had their moment, in no small
part thanks to Kim Kardashian West, but even the reality TV star has moved on
to the next thing.
Strobing entails highlighting the high points of your face
for a beautiful and glowing finish. Noticeable contouring is one of the makeup
trends that need to die, and strobing is much easier, since you’ll just need a
single shade to create the look.
3. Oversized Lashes
Fake eyelashes can definitely enhance your look when you
take a subtle approach. However, the oversized “fan” look of big and obviously
fake lashes has been on its way out for quite some time. Opt for individual
lashes and only use a few towards the outer corner of your eyes to get a beautiful
effect that won’t scream “FAKE!”
4. Extreme Eyebrow
The time for abusing brow pencils has passed. Drawn-on
brows with sharp, geometric edges, are one of the makeup trends that need to
die. Forget about extreme eyebrow definition and opted for a softer approach
with a brow powder. The obvious ombré effect is also passé, but you can keep it
subtle with a slightly darker shade toward the outer corners of your eyebrows.
5. Highlighter Excess
Using too much highlighter can definitely turn on the shine
in the wrong way. Forget about white shimmery highlighter and use a more sophisticated shade in
moderation. From pink champagne for lighter complexions to rose gold for darker ones, your highlighter should give you a
radiant look, not turn your face into a reflective surface.
6. Overdrawn Lips
The Kylie Jenner challenge has come and gone, and the 18
year old has admitted to getting fillers, on top of using every other trick in the
book. However, one tips for bigger lips actually belongs among the makeup trends that need to
die. Stop trying to “enhance” your lips by overdrawing them with liner, you
won’t get plump lips, you’ll just get laughed at.
7. Dark and Opaque Smokey
Quit layering dark shadows on your eyes, because the jet
black look isn’t trendy anymore. Using three to four shades is one way of
taking the smokey eye to the next level, but you should also give it dimension
by blending more than you’re used to. When you use less color and keep
blending, you’ll end up with an almost translucent look that has a lot more
depth and style.
8. Using Multiple Shades
on Your Lips
Your lip liner should either be the color of your skin or
the color of your lipstick. There isn’t room for anything in between anymore.
Mismatching your liner and lip color or using more than one lip color for an ombré
effect is definitely one of the makeup trends that need to die.
9. Brightly Colored
Stop trying to change the color of your eyes, and quit
choosing obvious, unnatural shades. Instead of trying to hide your natural
color under an electric shade, focus on letting your makeup highlight and
enhance your eye color.
10. Super Glossy Lips
A small touch of gloss at the center of your lips can give a
beautiful effect, but extreme all-over shine is one of the makeup trends that
need to die. You should continue to choose moisturizing lipsticks with creamy
textures, but avoid the strong full gloss look paired with a shade that’s