If you received Sephora, Ulta or Makeup Forever gift cards for Christmas, press pause before you go purchasing contouring and eyebrow kits. It is time for us to have a talk. The year 2014 was a good one, full of eyebrows on fleek and Ben Nye banana powder. But what is progress without dedicating yourself to leaving some things in the past, and some for good. I know, I know, letting go is difficult to do, but just know that you are not in this alone. Beauty blogger Jackie Aina is here to walk you through the makeup trends that you should be ditching this year. Breathe. You got this.
Aina, who says that she is guilty of some of 2014's played out makeup trends, took to her YouTube channel this week to call out some of the top beauty blunders from the past year. Before beginning, she offers a disclaimer that the trends she surveys are not a part of some makeup kingdom where she reigns queen, but rather suggestions from her more than 73,000 Instagram followers, who chimed in on what they simply can't accept in 2015. So, in her words, "don't shoot the messenger."
First on the list is square, blocked, Rubik's cube eyebrows. They are scaring people. Save us the terror in 2015, please. Also on the list is lace front wigs--a beauty staple that Aina is not quite ready to let go--Rapunzel weave, Batman eyelashes ("Where you about to take flight off to? First class or coach? Wings on deck."), excessive nose contouring, halo brows, and the madness continues. She even sings a rendition of Frozen's "Let It Go" single to encourage you to give your face a break in 2015 (can we add eliminating "my face is beat" from makeup lingo, as well?).
In less than 10 minutes, Aina helps us cope with the makeup crimes that we have all fallen victim to in 12 months, 365 days, and however many other ways you can divide the year via your extremely long eyelashes. Just to show you how bad some things really got in 2014, here are some of the year's humorous makeup fails that will remind us what can happen when contouring gets out of hand and fleek goes terrifyingly wrong.