Oh my word, anybody else felt like this week dragged on for sooo long?! This is why I am very glad to say Happy Friday! The weather has been pretty good here in the UK these past few days, and by good I mean sunny but freezing - I will take sunny over raining any day. And with the good weather in mind, and the fact that Friday has finally arrived (thank you Jesus) I wanted today's post to be different and a little more fun. I had lots of fun putting together Beauty Things I am Terrible At and you guys seem to have enjoyed it a lot too, so here's a sequel. This time I'm referring to those beauty trends aka beauty crimes we all committed in the early 2000's. Needless to say, they really weren't our finest moments but we have moved past them (she said hopefully) and now we can all laugh about it.
1. Wrong Foundation Shade
Who's guilty of this one? *slowly raises hand*. I remember my mum having a go at me because I wouldn't let her help me pick the correct shade which meant going for an awful shade of foundation that either made my face two shades darker than my neck (for that Essex fake tan look) or as pale as a ghost. Often, people compared me to snow white so you can only imagine how bad it was.
Surely I can't be the only one who used glitter in basically everything! I'm talking about glittery eyeshadow for daytime and glittery lip gloss, glitter body lotion and body mist, glitter blush and bronzer and best of all glitter nail polish that one could simply NOT remove no matter how much acetone one used. I really thought I was right on trend but now that I look back at high school pictures (which are all safely put away) I ask myself, what the hell was I thinking!
3. Racoon Eyeliner
I went through a dark phase in my early teens and eyeliner was a must to complete my edgy look. Once again, mum would complain about how horrendous those dark rings looked around my eyes, but I was rebelling and I thought I looked cool no matter what. Traumatised by later realising how stupid I looked, eyeliner nowadays is one of my least favourite make-up items. True story.
4. Overdone Fake Tan
I've talked about fake tanning before and how I am terrible at it so this isn't applicable to me per se but pretty much all girls in my Year 10 class looked like oompa loompas. Being very liberal with the fake tan and bronzer was not a good look for anybody.
5. Too MUCH Lip Gloss
Today, I pretty much despise lip gloss and it all started during my teenage years when I used way, way too much of the stuff. Not content with one single layer, I would keep applying more and more until it felt almost unbearably sticky. Worse yet, you’d go through all the trouble only for you to end up licking it all off in an hour tops. I also had many different shades of lip glosses that at end of the day, all looked kinda the same once I put them on anyway. Waste of money and I was most certainly not "poppin'".
6. Very Long Fake Nails
I do find some nail designs pretty and if done right, very tasteful but in those days the longer your nails were, the better! Not only was it impossible to do anything with them (I could barely pick up a pen!), in a few days one would fall off so you’d end up rocking odd looking nails for days before you could get back to the salon, or you’d use some dodgy glue which meant fake nails glued on forever!
7. Lipliner WAY Darker Than Your Lipstick
Whoever thought wearing a darker liner than your lipstick looked good was seriously mistaken! In my opinion, it is one of the ugliest make-up trends as the contrast is simply hideous. Thankfully, Kylie Jenner taught us a thing or two when it comes to lipliner.
8. Spider Leg Mascara
I didn't even realise you could apply mascara in a way that your lashes didn't end up looking like spider legs. Spider leg mascara is a result of applying way too much mascara (you see a trend here, we all applying too much of everything!) or waiting until the first coat was dry to layer more product on top. All I know is that when it came to applying mascara, it was hard enough not to get it all over my face.
9. Partly Straightening Hair
How obsessed were we with straight hair?! Problem is nobody had the time to actually do the entire thing! So in high school I figured that if I couldn't see the back of my head in the mirror, I didn't have to straighten it and no one would see it either. How very wrong was I!
10. Over-Plucking Eyebrows
And last but certainly not least, the biggest beauty trend gone wrong in the history of beauty! I've talked about my mini brows during teen years before and I'm sure I'm not alone. Over plucking your eyebrows into the shape of sperms or shaving them off entirely and drawing new ones on was not a good look. Mine have somewhat recovered and I sincerely hope yours have too.
Guilty of any of these? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and have a nice weekend ahead!