As 2017 comes to a close, it’s impossible not to reflect on the biggest beauty trends that the year had to offer. There were some great ones, like a renewed focus on skincare, a move towards tame, natural brows, and the rise of fun, color-blocked eyeshadow. But, of course, there were some horrible makeup trends, too. Lollipop lips, unnecessarily contoured body parts, and even the replacement of cosmetic sponges with condoms are all trends that struck the makeup world with surprising force.
The best beauty of 2017 has taken a turn towards the natural, dewy, and luminous side of things. It’s taught us that less really can be more. The worst trends of 2017 all have a common theme; they’re a little too extra. There’s no need to add a ton of fake freckles to your face or shape your eyebrows into feathers.