Cast your mind back to 2014, when every beauty influencer on YouTube was sporting thick, black eyebrows. At the time, we didn’t even think twice — we loved them. We were led to believe that they framed our faces well, considered them the epitome of beauty, and spent hours trying to recreate them ourselves.
It was a dark time. Don’t ask, we destroyed all of the pictures. In reality, these brows weren’t flattering on most people, they made teenagers look like they were in their 30s, and 30-year-olds didn’t even try them because they had the sense to see that this fad was terrible.
Too Much Self-Tanner
We're not sure of the science behind it, but for some reason, when people go too hard on the self-tanner, they age by at least a decade. Do not be fooled into thinking that self-tanner automatically = bronzed goddess with all blemishes and imperfections covered up.
Alas, no. Self-tanner needs to be applied moderately to achieve that, or else you end up looking unnatural. Depending on the tanner and the amount you used, the end look can resemble an Oompa-Loompa, a flaming hot Cheeto, and a certain former president. None of the above has ever been a fashion icon, and it doesn't look like they are going to be either.
We're all for comfort and practicality over trying to impress other people, but this kind of look takes things a bit too far. A number of celebs have tried to rock this look on the red carpet, but it always looks like they are ready to hit the hay... in a nursing home.
Yes, Kris Jenner too. And it doesn't matter that her sleepwear probably costs more than your house, it's not doing her any favors. What's more, no amount of hair and makeup can save the day. In fact, the more effort that you put into your hair and makeup, the more incongruent it looks with the outfit. It's a lose-lose.
Animal print is a controversial look for many reasons, but one of the chiefest among them is that there is something about it that has people over 60 years old in a chokehold. The print itself isn't all that aging; it's just that it's so prevalent among older people that a young person immediately looks older when they wear it.
Not to mention, it's a bold look no matter how you wear it, so it's likely that any added accessories will only add to the cacophony. So, unless you're Carole Baskin or looking to look like Carole Baskin (which we assume would be a hard no), opt out of these prints whenever you can.
This one won't age you just because people only typically get gray hair in their later years — it will age you because the ashy color will make you look ashen and pale as well. Obviously, lots of people wear gray and look good — the trick is to wear a darker shade of gray.
The lighter the hue, the ashier it will look, and it can end up making you look pale and sickly. As you grow older, the only light gray you want to have on you is your fabulous hair. In fact, dyeing one's hair gray is a fad many youngsters are toying with today!