20 Of The Craziest Beauty Trends That Social Media Have Convinced Many Of Us Actually Look Good


Social media keeps us connected and gives a bit of a lifeline to those who often feel disconnected from the world or lonely, as there are numerous support groups over on Facebook, in everything from mental health to crafting with cat hair, there's always an easy way to connect with likeminded people!

However (and it is a big however!) it has done some pretty awful things for us too! Take Instagram for example, Insta certainly seems to be the one that YouTubers and beauty influencers use the most to push their latest look or beauty trend!

Which is fine, I hear you say, but no, sometimes it's NOT fine, sometimes it's three buses, a plane ride and short walk away from fine! As these next 20 examples show, some of the crazy beauty trends that find their way onto Instagram and actually become popular...just need to get right in the bin!

1. Nose Hair Extensions

I don't know about you, but just looking at this is making me feel quite ill. To think that this has actually become a popular trend over on Instagram is actually quite perplexing and nauseating! It actually makes me worry about humanity!

2. Wavy Eyebrows

To be honest, I'm totally over the whole eyebrow thing now! When can we go back to those old Hollywood thin, classy brows? Instead of looking like we have slugs on our faces!? & These ones are a whole new level of stupidity!

3. Condom Makeup Applicator


Ok! That's one way of making use of your condoms if you're currently single, I suppose! Apparently, sticking one over a beauty blender provides a more even finish! But even if that is the case, why wouldn't you just buy a silicone beauty blender or something!? Absolute madness!

4. Lollipop Lips

Sadly, this really isn't as sweet as it sounds! These are apparently perfect for the lazy girl; sleep in your lipstick to recreate this effect. Bonus points because this look requires no touch-ups throughout the day!

but you'll look like you've just slept in your make up and not bothered to wash your face before you left the house!? Am I the only one seeing the problem with that!?

5. Unicorn Beauty

Over-the-top glitter, iridescent shades, and sparkly applique will make any passerby stare...but probably not for the reasons you'd like! Great if you want to look cheap and tacky and don't have to use your hands for 6 to 8 weeks!

6. Holographic Makeup

Want to look as unnaturally fake as possible!? Just plaster your face in highlighter and shiny make up! Job done!

7. Glitter Roots

Great if you want to stick glitter and jewels to your incredibly greasy looking hair! Not only that, it must be an absolute nightmare to wash out! #nothanks

8. Pimple Nail Art

Yes, it might be incredibly creative and it's great for showing off your nail art skills! But aesthetically, it looks frightening, disturbing and disgusting!

9. Christmas Tree Eyebrows

This would actually be quite cute if it didn't make it look like your eyebrow hairs were growing out green! Urgh! It's creative, but anything that messes with your brows is a big no-no from me!

10. Glitter Butts

I'm all for 'if you've got it, then you may as well flaunt it!' but 'if you've got it then cover it in glitter' is a whole new level of insane to me! Plus, how the hell would you sit down with a butt full of glitter!? It's just not worth it!

11. Neon Lips

If you want to look quite frightening and like something is seriously wrong with you physically, then this is the look for you! I personally don't want to look like a zombie! & Anyway, I can look frightening without neon lips, anyway!

12. Rainbow Freckles

All kinds of fake freckles are a HUGE trend on social media at the moment, which has been started mainly by YouTube Influencers. However, I just feel sorry for those people who got bullied at school for them and now everyone is FAKING them! How pissed would you be!? Plus, I think these rainbow ones just make it look like someone has splattered paint all over your face!

13. Barbed Wire Brows

I seem to be forever baffled at the fact that no one can leave their freakin' eyebrows alone these days! Is it me or do these look more ridiculous than 'edgy!?'

14. Hairy Nail Art

If you haven't despaired at humanity yet, then this should do the trick! As well as looking absolutely horrendous, I don't even want to know how unhygienic they would be! Bonus points for creativity, yes, but they're hardly practical!

15. Eyebrow Heels


16. Nail Corkscrew


17. Eyebrow Halo

The eyebrows again!? Really!? I think I may setup the E.P.A.I.S (Eyebrow Protection Against Instagram Society!) Because this look is certainly more deadly than it is heavenly!

18. Crowns On The Eyelids


19. Corset Braid

Ok, I'll admit it, it's a bit odd, but it actually looks quite pretty! I can't imagine how long it must take to do though! Who has actually got time for that sh@t!?

20. Glitter B@@bies

I know you're not actually showing much off because of the immense amount of glitter here, but I still wouldn't want to have my chest exposed like this! Especially in a public place! Yes, it looks eye-catching, but would you really want to draw MORE attention to your bre@sts!? Must be a total nightmare to wash off too!? Oh well, at least your shower would be sparkly afterwards!

So, what did you think!? Do you actually like any of these crazy beauty trends!? Let us know in the comments!

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