20 wacky beauty trends
From floating eyeliner and tiny bangs to vampire facials and fish pedicures, these unique beauty and hair trends are anything but ordinary. Which of these are you bold enough to try?
BEADED LIPS: The glittery lipgloss fad has taken a 3-D turn, with lips coated in sprinkle-like beads.
BUSHY BROWS: To preview the release of his new makeup line with Sephora, Marc Jacobs’ models hit the runway with vibrant eye shadow. But the models’ thick bushy eyebrows took center stage.
BARELY THERE BROWS: While Marc Jacobs’ models were spotted donning a dark eyebrow look, others have taken their eyebrows to the other extreme. Applying a light power over brows gives them a barely there look, especially when paired with dramatic eye makeup.
BIRD WASTE FACIALS: The latest from Manhattan spas is a facial that claims to brighten skin with a special ingredient: bird waste.
METALLIC LIPS: While makeup companies are promoting bright colored lips this season, Kesha opted for edgy metallic lips over a rosy red.
FISH PEDICURES: The fish pedicure, in which fish feed off the dead skin on clients' feet, originated in Japan and has been used to help psoriasis. It has been banned in certain U.S. states after some declared it unsanitary.
FLOATING EYELINER: Michael Kors models wore their eyeliner in a whole new way thanks to makeup artist Dick Page at New York Fashion Week. Swipes of bright blues and greens floated far above their eyelashes, creating the floating liner illusion.
VAMPIRE FACIALS: Kim Kardashian caused a whole lot of buzz when she went for a Vampire Facial, which extracts blood from your arm and uses it on the face, claiming it gives a youthful look.
LONG BANGS: Watch your step! Karen Walker's models were sent down the runway at New York Fashion Week will overgrown bangs covering their eyes.
SHORT BANGS: Bangs are back in style this summer, but how short would you go? Actress and singer Zoe Kravitz has been a fan of micro fringe.
SNAIL SLIME FACE CREAM: The slime from snails is now being put in some face creams used in spas to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
HALF-SHAVED HEADS: Miley Cyrus shocked fans by cutting off her long hair and shaving half of her head almost a year ago, and this half-shaved look has been making its way around salons ever since. Even Willow Smith took her turn.
SPIDER LASHES: Makeup companies pride themselves in formulating mascara that will eliminate dreaded clumps. But eliminating clumps may be a thing of the past if you’re into sporting the spider lash look. Celebrities including Ginnifer Goodwin have been spotted with this lower lash look.
FACE SLAP TREATMENTS: Let’s face it; some women would do just about anything to eliminate wrinkles. A Thai beauty treatment involving being slapped in the face claims to do the trick.
GLUED ON FABRIC EYELINER: What’s a better way to get good use of a designer’s collection than using it for both fashion and makeup? Makeup artist Peter Philips glued thin strips of fabric from Karl Lagerfeld’s bathing suit designs to models' eyes to make sure the colors matched perfectly.
STILETTO MANICURES: Celebrities like Rihanna and Beyonce are trading in understated, square nails for super long pointed tips, known as the stiletto nail trend.
BOBBY PIN HEADBANDS: Who needs a headband when you have endless bobby pins? Chadwick Bell and Not By Jenny Lai laid bobby pins in long rows along the crown of models' heads during New York Fashion Week.
SILVER HAIR: Older people who wish for the looks of their youths might be baffled by this one, but some younger people have opted to dye their hair grey. "Some people love it and some people hate it," Kelly Osbourne said of her unusual locks. "Plenty of people have gray hair, they're just not 27." Exactly . . .
EYESHADOW WINGS: If you’re a fan of cat-eyed liner, perhaps this winged shadow look is something you’d try. At a Chloe runway show at Paris Fashion Week, Diane Kendal used it to allude to 1960s style.
MOON MANICURES: Moon manicures were popular in the 1930s, and now the dual-toned look is back. Some use two colors, while others leave a half-moon shaped space blank at the top of each nail.