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5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Have you ever seen a makeup trend that you think needs to end? We’re counting down five of the most over-used trends which celebrities have tried, YouTube guru’s are overdoing, and those that should just never see the light of day.

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Contouring

While contouring is wildly popular, it’s often quite difficult to get it right. We say you should leave that technique to the professional makeup artists who blend the colours seamlessly without resulting in a shade which is too dark (or too light for your natural skin tone).

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Kylie Jenner lips

The ‘big lip’ look had it’s moment, now lets never mention it again. Even Kylie Jenner herself admitted to injecting her lips, so isn’t it finally time to stop over-drawing our lips? Anyway, taking more than 1 hour to get ready is completely overrated.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Bronzing

While we’re all guilty of this one, matching your foundation to your fake tan is never really a good option. Why? Most women actually forget to blend it into their neck, decolletage and even behind their ears!

This means that your makeup actually looks quite patch, and doesn’t look natural at all. Always get matched by a professional who can identify if your skin is warm or cool toned.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

False lashes

Now, we’re not talking about individual lashes or the natural kind which actually look quite nice! It’s time to retire those false lashes with diamonds, thick bands and colours which are too heavy for most of our eyelids. If you want the illusion of bigger lashes, use a few corner strips on the side of your eyes.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Statement brows

Put down that pomade and embrace the natural look! While filling in our eyebrows has become second nature, this trend has clearly gone OTT over the last year. Some clear gel, an eyebrow pencil, and a brow brush is really the only thing you need to tame those brows on a daily basis.

5 Makeup Trends That Need To Stop ASAP

Images via Makeup by Ariel, Kim Kardashian, Cao Cosmetics USA, Beautylish

May 18, 2015

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner’s Lips

The world hasn’t stopped talking about Kylie Jenner’s new lips, and almost every beauty guru is trying to recreate this elusive look by the young star. If you want to create the illusion of bigger lips (sans) surgery, follow our how-to on how to get Kylie Jenner’s pouty look.

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Instructions

1. This look is perfect if you want to accentuate your upper lip which (like Kylie’s) is thin and undefined. Exaggerate the angle of the upper lip by extending the outer sides of the cupid’s bow.

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner's Lips

2. Line the natural curve of your cupid’s bow, then slowly drag the lip liner outwards until you reach your bottom lip. This may take a while to master, so you want the look to feel nature. Use a lip liner which is the colour of your natural lips, and fill in any gaps.

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner's Lips

Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Pink Mauve, $38

3. To make this step a little bit easier, smile and drag the lip liner down the sides of your lips. Use your finger to blend in the colour with your natural lips.

4. Take a white eyeliner pencil then carefully concentrate the product in the middle of your lips (below the cupid’s bow). Blend well with your finger, then apply a flesh-toned lipstick over the top.

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner's Lips

Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Whirl, $36

5. Lightly gloss your lips, and dab dry with a tissue for a more natural look. Use a plumping lip gloss to accentuate your lips and bring them extra body and fullness.

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner's Lips

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Collagen Active Lip-Gloss, $48

Images via The Beauty Department, Stay Glam

November 11, 2014