4 beauty trends to leave behind in 2015!

If you’re a beauty buff, you know that trends come and go like no one’s business.

Yesterday contouring was all the rage, today it’s the lilac hair and tomorrow it’ll be baby hairs swirled ever-so-stylishly onto your face. It’s a fact: beauty trends are always changing and it’s hard to keep up with.

The bad news is that this blog today is all about reliving and (hopefully) laughing about the bad beauty trends that we shall never speak about again. The good news is that you don’t have to do the research – here are the 4 beauty trends that we’re definitely leaving behind!


Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
It was funny while it lasted and, as we all saw more and more Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge fail videos it became one huge face palm. Bruised mouths and bleeding lips is not what we want to see! And let’s be real, your lips are already gorgeous, honey!

Glitter everything
And we mean everything. Sure, a bit of shimmer on the eyes is fabulous, or some glittery highlight is hella pretty, but once your makeup sparkles like a disco ball, we see a big no-no!

Bad ombré
Okay, dark to light hair has had its fair share of popularity. We’ll admit that ombré is gorgeous when done right, but we’ll kindly decline bad and unblended hair color.

Sharp and boxy brows
Eyebrows were all the rage in 2015 (and still are!). Some people got it right and some people got it wrong. Everyone has unique brows, but let’s say goodbye to overly drawn on brows!

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil.
She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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4 Basic Beauty Lessons To Learn

These days, we get a lot of really useful beauty tips from really talented people. In an instant, we can learn how to line our lips properly, how to get our eyebrows on fleek, how to contour and highlight like a pro, and even a little special effects makeup. Bottom line is – we can learn some pretty cool beauty lessons these days.

But what about those really simple makeup lessons that we could all benefit from? We’ve got you. Here are some makeup lessons that we want to pass on from a sister to another! Enjoy and happy makeup-ing!


Wear a Nude Lip that suits you, not what what suits other people.
We know just how much you want to go out and splurge on all the high end nude lip colors that your favorite celebrities wear, but this is something to avoid! Lipsticks are something you need to shop around for! Make sure you do a lot of swatches because everyone’s complexion is different, and different lip colors match different people. Before you go out and buy that YSL Nude color, head in-store and swatch it on your skin before you spend all that money. You might hate the product on your skin, but you might just fall in love – you never know.

Blend, then blend some more.
It’s in the girl bible to always blend when it comes to applying makeup. It’s still a little cringe-worthy when makeup is visibly un-blended and you just wanna help a girl out! When applying makeup onto that beautiful face of yours, whether it’s eyeshadow or foundation, blend in circular motions. You can also try out blending sponges if you’re feeling a little more creative.

A little lippy goes a long way.
Whether it’s your fiercest dark lip, your brightest pink or a some gloss, a little lip love makes you look a little more ‘put together’, especially on your off-duty days when makeup is just not necessary.

Don’t do your makeup in bad light.
If there was one beauty lesson that everybody should learn from the very first day makeup touches their face, it’s that they should never, ever do a full face of makeup in bad light. Bad light is basically anything too dark or even too bright. To achieve good light, sit by the window and try to let the natural light hit your face while you do your makeup. This helps you to get a flawlessly made up face every time.

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