Beauty aficionados start some pretty weird makeup trends. This is an era of lipstick experimentation and for proof, just look at major makeup brands’ (NYX, MAC, and even Maybelline) social media feeds. They’re filled with unexpected, off-the-wall lipstick trends: no nude lips in sight. And with makeup artists vying to go “viral” with every look they create, we've seen some of the most unusual lipstick trends of all time emerge in the past few years (squiggle lips, anyone?).
Looking for weird things to do with lipsticks? This list of the strangest lipstick trends ever should give you some inspiration, but most likely you won't want to take it further than social media. Experiment, take a picture, then leave it on Instagram. These weird lip trends have no place in everyday life.
When unicorns entered the cultural zeitgeist in 2016, so did unicorn-inspired holographic lips. Cosmetics brand Sigma Beauty kick-started the trend with their holographic Lip Switch lip glosses, but makeup artists have figured out other ways to perpetuate the otherworldly trend, including layering glosses on top of metallic lipsticks for a swirly, holographic effect.
"Lollipop lips" became a thing in early 2017, when makeup artist Val Garland used MAC Cosmetics' lipstick to create a diffused, smudged lipstick look on models walking in the runway show for fashion label Preen. The idea was to concentrate the color near the center of the lips and smear it past the lip line, as if the models had just sucked on a cherry lollipop. The look took off and has been featured in dozens and dozens of magazine editorials this year. But in real life? You need a special event to sport that look.
In August 2017, YouTube makeup artist Lexington created "Squiggle Lips" in response to the "Squiggle Eyebrows" craze. The joke went viral, and now Squiggle Lips (the look is pretty self-explanatory) are now officially trending.
The trend has been called "a fuzzy sweater for your mouth," but...who wants that? This fuzzy-lipped look was created by makeup artist Greta Agazzi using Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick topped with loose velvet–-hopefully, it only sticks around for the winter.