Yay or Nay? Rundown of the BIGGEST Beauty Trends of 2017

Social media has become a breeding ground for all kinds of beauty trends. Though it gives us a glimpse into what’s hot on the other side of the world, it also shows us the scary side of creativity. Here are some beauty trends that did the rounds this year and our take on them.

1. Dewy Skin

Even with minimal makeup, dewy skin looks fabulous and healthy. All you need is a moisturizer, foundation, blush and cream highlighter.

Verdict: This is definitely a hit. Whatever the weather or the occasion, luminous skin is always in.

2. Eyeliner Interrupted

Either broken on the bottom lash line or applied only in the centers of the eyes, the unfinished liner look has been seen on catwalks across the world.

Verdict: This one can go either way. If you want to look edgy, you can leave it clear in the center. If you want the arty look, you can apply it along the bottom but leave the corners bare. Try it out and if it’s not for you – then just fill it in.

3. Jewel-Tone Smokey Eyes

Smokey eyes have always been a favorite but when you introduce jewel colors like emerald, amethyst and sapphire, it really makes your eyes pop.

Verdict: A hit. This twist to the classic smokey-eye effect looks glamorous and fun.

4. Lollipop Lips

A recent viral makeup trend, lollipop lips look how they sound- like smudges of color all over your mouth. You can do it by simply smearing your lipstick on the outside lines of your lips.

Verdict: Unless you want to look like a 4-year old who hasn’t washed up after eating an ice candy, this one is a miss.

5. Brow Carving

This year makeup artists took to Instagram to come up with new ways to decorate their brows. This led to arches being transformed into feathers, barbed wire and what not. Brow carving is one such trend but not as drastic as the rest. It just involves using makeup to give your eyebrows a sharp frame.

Verdict: A miss. This might be fun if you do it just for that one picture but it’s not a look you can sport in public without raising some eyebrows (pun intended).

6. Unicorn Nails

Unicorn horn nails have been taking the internet by storm. This look features pointy nails painted with sparkly polish (or unicorn-inspired shades) and has one horn accent nail.

Verdict: Fans of the mythical beast can give this a try but it can be quite difficult to maintain. The pointy nails may look good for an event or party but are not practical for everyday life.

Feel free to disagree with any of our verdicts and tell us what you think by leaving a comment below.

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