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The Biggest Beauty Trends in 2016 That You Should Ditch Now

Let's leave all these in 2016 where they belong, yes?
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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. 

Sharp contouring

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.

Instagram brows

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.

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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!"

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Dewy makeup

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.

Gradient lip

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!

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Rainbow highlighter

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!

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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.

Ombre Lip

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?

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A blogger and a full-time Candy Girl, Arianna loves anything fashion and pastel-colored. Beyond the screen, she studies about wars at DLSU and loves to experiment in the kitchen. Potatoes are her love but coffee is her life. She plans to conquer the world in style with an iced caramel macchiato on one hand and a Chanel bag on the other.
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Today, I am sharing my mother's story. I wish my mother was a constant in my life, like an angel who guards you to sleep and comes right there when you called. But angels come back home too, in heaven where they always belonged, and my mother went back a little early. My mother died when I was 13 years old. My last memory of my mother: Letting go when you are not yet ready is a very cruel thing that one has to ever experience. It is a sudden wave of total sadness and desperation crashing into your very core.

On the 28th of July 2013, we went to a resort in Bataan for the employees’ getaway. My parents own a 7-11 franchise, and it had always been a tradition to give their store clerks a get-together every year. I remember very well the last breakfast I had with my mother. The Sunday morning sky was clear and sunny, and the sea was calm and tranquil as we ate our breakfast on a cottage under the tall palm trees. She shared with us a strange dream she had the other night. She dreamt about an unknown woman holding an ice pick chasing her down on a dimly lit street, then she woke up just before the woman could grab her arm. We never knew what that dream exactly meant and now, I wished I never knew its meaning. After breakfast, my family and our employees decided to take a swim at the beach. The day was nice. The morning air may be chilly but the sun’s kiss on our skins gave us warmth. It was perfect. Everything is fine and the tides are low which made it very enjoyable to swim. We swam a little farther from the shore and we stopped to the point where the water reached our shoulders. We were talking about the good things in life and reminiscing the good old days. Those are the things that I’ve always loved about my family because I never had a meaningless conversation with them.

A few moments later, we heard a panicking call for help from one of our store clerks. It was Rachel. She was struggling to keep her head above water. She was already drowning but the odd thing was, she was only a few feet away from us. At first, we thought she was just playing around until we felt the sand in our toes dissolving like powder. It felt like as if the seafloor submerged deeper. I remembered sighting the shore and it seemed so close yet very far away. We were all panicking at that time. No one knew how to swim except my mother so without having second thoughts she swam towards Rachel and called out to my father, “Yung mga anak mo! Dalhin mo sa pampang yung mga anak mo!” and I never thought I already heard my mother’s last words to my father. I was paddling like a dog, gasping for air, as I say a little prayer to God to take us all back to safety. I felt my father grabbing our swimsuits, trying to lift our bodies so we can breathe even though he was also struggling to keep himself alive. Once I felt my toes touch the ground, there came a veil of relief that covered my whole body. As soon as my father and my sister made it to the shore we started calling out for help. There were no lifeguards on duty at that time, no personnel, nor guards. I saw my mother already floating in her stomach. We sighted a boat sailing nearby, we waved our hands and called for their attention. They almost ignored us because they cannot comprehend what we were trying to relay but the good thing was a passenger in the boat noticed my mother and Rachel in the water.

My mother’s body was laid on the shore. She was unconscious and her whole body was pale as white. My father performed CPR but my mother couldn’t get the water come out of her mouth because the food she ate earlier got stuck in her throat and blocked the passage. A concerned tourist offered his car to deliver my mom in a nearby health center or a clinic of some sort since the hospital was miles away from the beach and she needs immediate care. My father told us to stay in the hotel room and prepare mom’s belongings so that if she wakes up she has fresh clothes to change into. My sister and I finished packing our things and waited for our father to pick us up from the hotel. I was crying and I couldn’t stop myself because I was afraid to lose my mother. I couldn’t imagine what my life would be if I lose her that day. Moments lasted until we heard a knock on the door and it was my father, crying, and apologizing to us. He hugged me and my sister tightly and saying, “Sorry, anak, sorry hindi na uuwi si mommy, sorry hindi ko nasagip si mommy”. And that was the moment I felt sinking into the ground. I never knew what to feel at first. I was numb because my worries were now actually a reality that I have to live in. I was at shock because I am now one of the kids in those cliche teleseryes who lost a mother at an early age. We went to the health center to settle everything. The clinic was very small and it sure did lack equipment. He told us to stay in the car. I wanted to see my mom, but I know he never wanted us to see her like that. I didn’t know what to feel. I was having high anxiety levels that my stomach is churning and I wanted to vomit. I got off the car and entered the health center to find the restroom. When I was finding my way around, I passed by the emergency room. I saw my mother lying in a foldable bed, lifeless, her hands dangling from the side of the bed, she has violet bruises on her skin, and her body was partially covered with a white towel.

That is when it sunk into me that she’s dead and never coming back. My father asked the others to just commute back to Manila because what we need right now is comfort from our family. The drive back home was one of the most painful memory I had as a kid. My father was in the steering wheel crying his eyes out. We drove from Bataan to Pampanga. We went home to my grandmother’s house, the nearest house that we can call “home” because how are we still going to be “home” without her?

Once we reached Pampanga, we stopped over to the gas station and my father made some calls to our loved ones to tell them that my mother passed away. He then called my aunt to help him arrange for the funeral. We got home and my grandmother hugged us and told us to get some rest. Already tired of crying, I went to sleep for a while. I woke up and for a second, I thought everything that happened the other day was all just a dream. That she was there in Manila, sitting on the couch reading some furniture magazine, waiting for us to go home. But that’s how cruel life is, right? I got up and weirdly, I felt sands in the bed. It was gray, just like the ones on the beach. I thought maybe it was just dirt but it was a fair amount to believe that maybe she visited us before she left. - ?

- The part of how I conquered the grief of her passing is shared in my personal blog. I felt the need to share my story with everyone since she's the woman I look up to. Feel free to visit my personal blog too when you have the time. I love writing my stories. Thank You! link: http://qkathreece.wixsite.com/kathreecequizon/post/breaking-waves

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