Looking back, 2014 was an odd year in the beautysphere.
We became obsessed with knowing how the previously thin-lipped Kylie Jenner plumped up her lips (still are), coloured our hair ALL the colours of the rainbow, and dipped our brushes a little too hard into the brown contour powder. Read on for the seven trends we hope to never see in 2015.
1. Blow up doll lips.
2. Claw nails.
Take a look at your fingertips. Would they look out of place on a wild beast? If you answered no, then you’re doing it wrong. Also, how do you LIVE?
3. Instagram eyebrows.
The backlash against Instagram brows (ombre OTT drawn-on brows) was so huge that Wayne Goss, the YouTube beauty guru with millions of followers, made a video declaring that ‘Instagram eyebrows should be illegal.’ We'd have to agree.
4. Obvious Balayage
The hair trend that allowed us to skip salon visits, save money and look like an ex-Sylvania Waters cast member was epic. It was good while it lasted, but those days are over, friends. Make that colour appointment today.
5. Rainbow / pastel / coloured hair.
Coloured hair used to be rebellious, edgy even, but in 2014 you couldn’t walk down the street especially in hipster locales without seeing at least seven people with rainbow hair. Let it go.
6. Ombre lips.
This was a fad that only existed on the internet, because no one in real life ever thought it was a good idea to leave the house wearing three different lipstick shades. And, no one got time for that.