30 of the weirdest and the whackiest beauty trends of 2018 Advertisement

30 of the weirdest and the whackiest beauty trends of 2018

This was not a good year for eyebrows

By ELLE team  June 7th, 2018

The year is far from coming to an end but there are so many crazy beauty trends that have gone viral already. The Internet is a hub for all things crazy. Here is a collection of major beauty trends 2018. Disclaimer! Not all of them are appealing. While most are definitely worth a glam game there are a few that are cringe-worthy. So scroll through beauty trends from Kylie Jenner’s Stormi nails, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Body Lava to halo brows and royal lips. We’ve put together 30 of the weirdest beauty trends for you judge. Will you give them a shot?

Fishtail Brows

With nothing but a little concealer and brow product, you can create the negative space effect needed for a fishtail brow. That is, if you care to try it yourself.


Stormi Nails

One of the most horrifying beauty trends of the year, this nail tutorial recreated Kylie Jenner's first photo of her daughter Stormi. Watch it at your own risk.


A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Feb 17, 2018 at 9:21am PST


Halo Brows

Halo brows are brows connected in a halo shape across the forehead. This is a trend best left on the internet.



Body lava tutorial

When Rihanna was teasing her new Fenty Beauty Body Lava, she dropped the hottest makeup tutorial of all time. It was so popular, in fact, that men and women alike began recreating and posting the shoulder-brushing tutorial in droves.


Yellow blush

Yellow blush sounds terrible in theory, but in practice it's one of the most beautiful beauty trends of 2018. Sweep it high across the cheekbones and across the eyelids for the boldest effect.

A post shared by Netta Szekely (@nettart) on Jan 30, 2018 at 1:02pm PST

Royal lip art

Royal Wedding fever made its way into the beauty world by way of lip art and nail art, as well as a newfound preference Meghan Markle's sheer foundation, freckles, and peach lipstick.

Corkscrew nails

Corkscrew nails — they look cool but can't actually open any wine bottles. And imagine trying to put contacts in your eye with these contraptions.



Fish scale hair

A shaved undercut looks even cooler when designed and dyed like fish scales.


Tiger brows

Makeup guru Huda Kattan tried out yet another wild brow trend — tiger brows.

Goth rhinestone

The rhinestone makeup Lily Collins wore to the Met Gala, inspired by Our Lady Of Sorrows, became a fan-favourite to copycat within the Instagram make-up community.

A post shared by fionastiles (@fionastiles) on May 9, 2018 at 8:51am PDT


Garden brows

Florals have always been a motif in make-up — just not on eyebrows. #GardenBrows were trending this spring on Instagram, and they can range from whimsical to downright shocking.


Glitter face

The glitter trend jumped the shark in 2018, when models hit the Giambattista Valli fall runways in Paris wearing a face-full of duo-chrome glitter.

Pencil Brows

Pencil brows are exactly what they sound like: eyebrows shaped like pencils – because why not?

Dragonfly wings

Iridescent ice-blue lipstick paired with inky black liner combine to create a cool dragonfly wing-inspired lip art.

Sushi nails

South Korean nail artist Unistella created these three-dimensional sushi nails that look (almost) good enough to eat.


A post shared by Park Eunkyung (@nail_unistella) on Mar 16, 2018 at 5:22am PDT

Rainbow part

Rainbow hair is so 2017. This year, it's all about the rainbow part.

Flower Eyeliner

Why wear regular black eyeliner when you could create an intricate floral design instead? It's a painstaking process but the end result is beautiful.



Tooth nails

Perhaps the most horrifying trend of the year, tooth-inspired nail art went viral on Instagram. You just have to see it to believe it.


A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on May 8, 2018 at 9:07am PDT


Jelly highlighter

Farsali — Instagram's favourite skincare brand—released new shades of their cult-favourite jelly highlighter this year.


Glitter mask

When two trends combines you get this: glitter face masks. The glitter doesn't really do anything for your skin other than look really cool.

Claw clips

Everyone's favourite '90s hair accessory made a comeback this year on the Alexander Wang runways: claw clips. Finished in chrome and covered in a designer logo, claw clips are cooler than ever.

Colour-changing pigments

The internet lost its collective minds when beauty brand Chaos Makeup debuted this colour-changing, magical make-up pigment.

A post shared by Chaos Makeup (@chaosmakeup) on May 31, 2018 at 11:03am PDT


Watercolour hair
Pastel hair colour done on a backdrop of a subtle, shimmering silver base was the genius creation of @Studio_Wolf.

Chain eyes

Make-up artist James Molloy went viral this year for his gold chainmail editorial eye look. Recreating this look at home requires patience and clear lash glue.



'90s gloss

Though the gloss trend has been slowly returning for years, leave it to Pat McGrath to herald the return with the best lip gloss we've seen since the year 1998. Unapologetically glittery, thick, and shiny — McGrath's LUST Gloss is absolutely crazy in a good way.

A post shared by Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal) on May 14, 2018 at 11:40am PDT

Neon make-up

Expertly traced and blended white eyeliner can give the illusion of a neon sign to eyes and lips. Paired with bright colours and textures, the neon make-up trend was born.

Rainbow brows

Rainbow eyebrows were achievable with lipstick and eyeshadows way before brow products were ever available in the necessary shades. But in 2018, Kat Von D released a collection of brow pigments in primary colours, giving way to the rainbow trend.

Cobalt colour

Kim Kardashian and her longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic brought back the colour cobalt back into our collective make-up arsenals. Their KKWxMario make-up palette inspired millions of women to wear colour on their eyes again (and blue at that).

Yellow fever

You can blame (or thank?) this look created by Pati Dubroff on Margot Robbie for the surge of yellow make-up looks this year. The unexpected make-up colour looks fresh and striking on every skin tone.

Tie dye hair

Hairstylist Boho Brushed created this southwest print hair colour that looks as every bit as tie dyed as the shirts you made at your preteen sleepovers.