From time to time, things in the beauty sphere get a little weird. And by weird, we mean totally creative, exciting, and fun. You can rock an über-creative beauty look no matter what your age or makeup skill level and we’ve rounded up our favorite slightly strange, trending beauty phenomenon for #summersixteen. From temporary lip tattoos to rainbow makeup highlighters, these products are far from conventional. And, with festival season in full swing and long summer nights on the way, we have a feeling these goodies might be the next best thing.
Ready to add some products to your wish list? Read on!
- UNICORN MAKEUP
THE SCOOP: PRISM was released last Monday on the Etsy shop called BitterLaceBeauty for $22–and INSTANTLY sold out! With just one swipe, the highlighter lays down a perfect rainbow shimmer on your skin. But, not to worry! The store’s owner, Jenna, announced on Instagram she’ll be restocking the hot commodity on April 29th at 12 pm noon EST.
“Prism is seriously my pride and joy!” the owner posted on Instagram “Each pan takes special kind of love to make! Thank you so much for making it such a huge success, I know you all are going to flip when you see this color in person!”
WHY WE’RE OBSESSED: This highlighter shines bright even on darker skin. It has amazing pigmentation, so you can build with layers for an even bolder look. Oh, and did we mention it’s handmade?!
WHERE IT’S AT: Etsy shop BitterLaceBeauty for $22
- QUIRKY HAIR TIES
THE SCOOP: Shaped like a telephone cord, invisibobble is a total game changer for updos and braids. Each little loop puts uneven pressure on the hair, steering clear from dents! Plus, it holds hair more firmly, so you won’t have to deal with as many tangles and breakage.
WHY WE’RE OBSESSED: You can only wear your hair in a ponytail so many days in a row. This fun little hair accessory is totally rocking our daily hair routine.
WHERE IT’S AT: Urban Outfitters for $7
- TEMPORARY LIP TATS
THE SCOOP: These lip tats are eye-catching and super easy to apply. Plus, they last up to 8 hours!
WHY YOU NEED IT:For those pining for an unconventional lip style this summer, this might be your next best trick. Violent Lips comes in a variety of awesome designs, like zebra, gold and rainbow to name a few.
WHERE IT’S AT: $9.99 at ViolentLips.com
THE SCOOP: Tanya Ramirez, a colorist based in Hollywood, is the mastermind behind this edgy-chic hair dye trend. A fabric-dying technique from Japan called ‘shibori’ inspired her to create the look.
WHY WE’RE OBSESSED: #SummerSixteen is all about bringing back the best of the 90’s– if you haven’t already noticed the constant spotting of choker necklaces! Every 90’s girl has a special place for tie-dye in her heart, right? We wear it on our tops and craft it at home, so why not put it on our strands?
Dare to DIY? Ramirez included a tutorial on her YouTube page
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Wella Blondor, Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, Joico Color Intensity, Olaplex and Framar brushes.
- FALSE FRECKLES
THE SCOOP: LA-based company called Freck Yourself lets you apply realistic looking freckles using a stencil kit. The kit comes with 72-self adhesive stencils, along with a formula that acts like sunless tanner! Supposedly after applying it every morning for 4-6 weeks, layers of faded freckles form!
WHY WE’RE OBSESSED: Ever tried replicating the freckles your best friend so effortlessly flaunts on her cheeks? It’s pretty impossible, right? Dotting the skin with brown eyeliner doesn’t work, and neither does eyeshadow! The dots just smudge away. The Freck Yoursel’ kit supposedly is the closest you can get with getting a semi-permanent sunkissed touch.
WHERE IT’S AT: FreckYourself.com
Which of these weird trends would you try? Is there another bold beauty look you love? Let us know in the comments! Head to the Influenster website for more!