Okay, so it's well past Halloween, but that doesn't mean the fun's all over with your beauty routine. Lately, I've been seeing a ton of crazy, wacky beauty products... and it has me thinking: is over-the-top the new normal? I blame Lady Gaga, Kesha and Nicki Minaj. They've collectively encouraged us to experiment and try new things—which I'm all for!—but let's be honest, certain trends just don't work for the office. Or grocery store.
Here are five of the latest "crazy beautiful" products that have caught my attention (and not necessarily in a good way). Check them out and then let me know what you think!
Violent Lips Temporary Tattoos
These temporary tattoos are applied just like those cheapy ones everyone used as a kid, except they're designed specifically for your lips. They last up to eight hours, come in a wide range of patterns and colours (including animal prints, polka dots and high-shine glitters) and they even deliver vitamins to your lips. These will definitely make a statement at night, but I'm just not sure I really need leopard spots all over my lips.
Outrageous? Yes. Kissable pout? Absolutely not.
These faux lashes are made from paper-cut patterns and are meant to resemble the art of Chinese paper-cutting. There are 11 designs in total, including peacock feathers, peach blossoms and butterflies. While a few of the patterns are actually really pretty, I think I would just be way too nervous to wear these out—think about how delicate these falsies must be!
Nails Inc. Magnetic Nail Polish
Okay, so this new item is crazy—crazy good, that is. As you know, I'm obsessed with all new nail trends, and the whole crackle thing just seems so yesterday. This polish comes with a special magnet in the cap that you place over wet nails for 10 to 15 seconds, which then creates a striped pattern. This is one product I know I'm going to test out for myself!
Temporary Teeth Tattoos
It turns out nail stickers (or even lip stickers) aren't enough. The latest thing that girls in Japan are doing is matching their nail art with temporary teeth tattoos. The tats are applied with a special glue and come off within a few days.
Rhinestones and shooting stars on my pearly whites? People would constantly be giving me that look of "you totally have food in your teeth." So I'm going to have to pass on this one.
Make Up For Ever Fluo Night Black Light Pigment
Calling all rave and club goers! This one's for you. It's a transparent body powder that is completely undetectable to the naked eye, but immediately glows once exposed to ultraviolet light. The bottle looks like this:
It's supposed to blend easily on the body and face... but why, exactly, would you want to glow in the dark? Let's keep this product to Halloween only, please.
Nicole Pajak is a Toronto-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @nicolepajak.
Would you consider trying out any of these products?
Come across any other wacky beauty trends out there lately?
Have these boundary-pushing beauty trends made you more willing to experiment?