From do-it-yourself freckles, icicle hair, tantouring, shattered glass nails and glitter roots, this is the year to shine! These are truly the wackiest 2016 beauty trends you need to know about. I stopped by Good Day Philadelphia with the scoop, and a lot of glitter!
TREND #1: DIY FRECKLES
Made popular by a Kickstarter campaign for Freck Yourself, girls are now drawing in freckles! You can most certainly pull it off yourself though with a brow pencil. It’s perfect for drawing in freckles, the formula isn’t as soft so the color will stay where you put it. Once you draw on a smattering, pat the area to melt it into your skin to make it more realistic.
TRY IT: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color, $21
TREND #2: ICICLE HAIR The inspiration stemmed from gold leaf hair that had its moment on the runway last season. Hair Icicles are extensions in sparkly hues of silver and gold that can be inserted into the hair with a quick click. They mimic the shine your hair imparts when it reflects off freshly fallen snow – or, let’s be honest, it’s a fashion statement. TRY IT: RPZL Hair Icicles, $25
TREND #3: GLITTER ROOTS Instead of touching up your roots, gals are covering them up with glitter! Part your hair as you normally would, apply some gel or pomade, sprinkle on glitter and get ready to glow. You’ll be rinsing this off in the shower for weeks to come, it lasts almost as long as permanent hair dye! TRY IT: DIY it yourself with hair gel and glitter!
TREND #4: SELF TAN CONTOUR, OR TANTOURING
Guys and gals are using self-tanner to contour overnight! This way you’re seeing subtle contour and your skin can come through. It’s become the ultimate, I woke up like this, look. Start with a base tan and layer a darker self-tanner around the temples, under cheekbones and through the sides of your nose. Sleep.
TRY IT: St. Tropez Self-Tanning Bronzing Lotion for Face, $30
TREND #5: SHATTERED GLASS NAILS The nail trend du jour is the shattered glass mani. It looks like broken glass and you can DIY with holographic paper or a nail art kit. TRY IT: Red Carpet Manicure Flash Forward Kit, $20