Makeup fails of all

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Soccer Rugby Sport -

MAKEUP has changed over cen­turies, but some looks tend to age bet­ter than oth­ers. What makeup looks do we wish would never, ever come back? Well ...

Those #eye­brows-on-fleek that fade from bold and dark at the tail to al­most non-ex­is­tent near the nose. Also known as the shape and colour of ab­so­lutely no one’s nat­u­ral eye­brows, ever. I think its past time for the In­sta­gram brow to be over. This is not meant to in­sult any­one. Some of you are killing the eye­brow game with your su­per sharp an­gles and shad­ow­ing. Your brows look so per­fect that they could be fake. It’s been fun! It’s been in­ter­est­ing! Let’s move on.

The past few years has taught us many things, and the power of a good con­tour was cer­tainly one of them, but too much of a good thing is just plain bad. Some have to gone from con­tour­ing just our faces to ev­ery­thing else pos­si­ble even the ears. Cream con­tour prod­ucts of­fer that chis­elled look that works un­der bright red car­pet lights and for photo shoots but us­ing these prod­ucts ev­ery­day is just ex­ces­sive. The truth is, con­tour­ing can eas­ily look ob­vi­ous and strange, and it re­ally pho­to­graphs bet­ter. It’s a lot of work; it’s ex­pen­sive and has just got­ten out of hand. A heavy con­tour isn’t flattering; in­stead grab a good high­light­ing pow­der.

Duck lips, trout pout what­ever you want to call it, an over lined, blown-up pucker is on its way out. Like brows, your lips need to be in bal­ance with all of your other fa­cial fea­tures. There are so many prob­lems with over-lin­ing your lips: First, it’s tricky to pull off in a way that doesn’t look com­pletely fake. Then, even if you do, a staged pout can make your face look fuller. Big lips make your face look fat, so then you con­tour like crazy. In the end you look like a poorly ex­e­cuted Kylie Jen­ner.

This trend had a ma­jor mo­ment in 2014, and beau­ti­cians had high hopes it would fiz­zle even­tu­ally. “But look at them, com­ing for re­venge longer and sharper than be­fore. Trend fore­cast­ers agree that two years has been a long enough time for these claw­like nails to reign. Nudes and greys in a clas­sic short, square shape are more modern, not to men­tion prac­ti­cal.

We’ve seen over­done smoky eyes and black lipstick on ev­ery­one from celebri­ties to mod­els on Fash­ion Week run­ways. And you know what hap­pens when celebri­ties and su­per­mod­els rock a look, ev­ery­one starts wear­ing it in their ev­ery­day lives. But gothic, witchy makeup can be too over­whelm­ing for many faces and most sit­u­a­tions. Jet-black lips on ca­sual Fri­day at the of­fice? Ab­so­lutely not! While heavy smoked-out eyes and lips are fun for spe­cial oc­ca­sions, for ev­ery­day, this beauty trend is best left be­hind. Timely and costly no-makeup makeup rou­tines Fit­tingly for a rather odd trend, there are two sides to no-makeup makeup. The good news is that more of us than ever aren’t afraid to ap­pear in the wild with­out winged liner. The bad news is that it’s put more pres­sure on us to “fake” it. So when a no-makeup makeup beauty rou­tine costs much, we have to roll our eyes a lit­tle. Wear your makeup or don’t wear your makeup, let’s not com­pli­cate things. In­sta­gram beauty fil­ters These apps on In­sta­gram, and so­cial me­dia as a whole, are mak­ing us all look the same, makeup-wise. And hon­estly, it’s kind of true. Women (and some men) are fol­low­ing the In­sta­gram makeup for­mula to a tee: su­per sharp In­sta­gram brows, per­fectly con­toured and sculpted faces, loads of high­lighter, over-lined lips with matte lipstick, smooth eye shadow, black liner wings so sharp they could kill some­one, and, ba­si­cally, a face that looks so smooth it might be Photo-shopped (in a lot of pic­tures, it prob­a­bly is). This kind of over­done makeup looks great in pho­tos but in re­al­ity does not ex­ist. Let’s just keep it real.

There is noth­ing wrong with look­ing nat­u­ral and nor­mal. It only be­comes a chal­lenge when trends blur the lines be­tween nor­mal and ex­ag­ger­ated. -Ad­di­tional re­port­ing from On­line sources.

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