While we strongly believe that makeup is a form of personal expression, there are just some beauty trends this 2016 that simply doesn't work. To make sure that your beauty game remains bold and strong for 2017, we asked some of our favorite makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts to tell us the beauty trends we need to say bye-bye to this 2017.
Let's be honest, at one point in our lives we all wanted that Kim K-inspired contoured face. But it's about time to drop those dreams, Candy Girls, because 2017 is all about bare bronzed faces! So, give those contour products a rest and show off your natural glow.
Kilay is life but it's time to move on from this brow trend that hailed from you guessed it— Instagram (even beauty YouTuber Michelle Dy wants this trend gone)! Embrace your natural brow shape and focus on grooming it instead to achieve the perfect balance and proportion to your face and eyes.
Overdrawn faux freckles
As far as trends go, this is actually a cute one. But as makeup artist & beauty junkie Gabs Gibbs shares, "I see people walking around with huge red/brown dots on their face that are obviously unnatural. I love the freckled look but you don't wanna look like someone flicked dirt on your face!"
We all love how Korean stars rock the dewy makeup look, but this trend is just not wearable here in the Philippines where it's scorching hot. If you want to keep up with Korean beauty trends, why not invest on Korean skincare instead this 2017? Remember this, Candy Girls: skin first, makeup second! Thanks, Glossier, for the wise words.
Another beauty trend coming from the land of K-dramas that needs to stay in Korea is the gradient lip. "It makes me look like I ate a red candy," says beauty YouTuber Nicole Syjuco. Not to mention it also makes your lips look a lot smaller, too!
2016 was definitely all about getting that glow on, but this trend might have gone a wee bit overboard with the rainbow highlighter. Even beauty YouTuber Isha Borromeo, who loves colors thinks a rainbow highlighter can only be pulled off by a selected few!
Over-layering foundation & concealer
As makeup artist and beauty YouTuber Raiza Contawi tells it, this "should be a thing of the past now. If one has good skin, why not flaunt it?" We say Amen to that!
Heavy layers of false lashes
We all love some good falsies especially on special occasions, but there's a fine line between having long lush lashes and going overboard.
A western take on the gradient lip, this trend looks really pretty in photos but is definitely not for everyday wear. "[It's] not a style that fits me and it's also perfect for editorials only," says beauty enthusiast Mikki Galang.
100 Layers of Makeup Challenge
Why would you want to waste your precious makeup and risk your skin to break out? If there is a beauty challenge you can do away with, this is it, Candy Girls.
What other 2016 beauty trends are you bidding goodbye to?