We’ve all seen them. The pretty girl who would be absolutely stunning if she just didn’t do that one little thing that’s jacking up her entire look. Or the man who would be fione had he not just overdone his look.

While trends change, some folks are still walking around looking like they’re trapped in 1987.


In case you’re wondering if you’re stuck in a time machine, here are 3 beauty mistakes we absolutely hate. Don’t let them happen to you!

Drawn-on eyebrows: It might have looked hot back in the day to shave off your eyebrows and then draw them back on, but these days, it just looks scary. Drawn-on ‘brows not only appear fake, many people get carried away when they paint them on. Instead of looking like a diva, people with drawn-on ‘brows end up looking like Whoopi Goldberg’s cousin. Unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from growing ‘brows, do not draw them on. Not cool.

Black lip liner: A few years ago, black lip liner was all the rage. But now…it just makes you look like you’ve smoked one too many Newports. If you use lip liner, make sure it matches the color of your lipstick or gloss so you don’t end up looking crazy. And if you still have black lip liner in your purse…shame on you.

Gelled baby hairs: Unless you’re a preteen, you should not be swooshing up your baby hairs to get them to look cute (peace to Chilli!). Put the Eco Styler down and step away from the brush. An adult with gelled baby hairs just says you’re holding onto your childhood notions of “good” hair. Let it go, baby.



What’s on your list of beauty don’ts? 

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  • Netta

    All of these are so great but the one that makes me literally cringe are the sleep bonnets worn in public! I mean, pjs in public are bad enuff but the damn bonnet too?! What happened to a cute hat or scarf? Why do people think this is ok?!

  • BTheRealGem616

    1. “The Pineapple” and “the CheckerBoard”- when I moved to Chicago, I was tuned in to a whole new world of hood beauty. I came up with these terms to describe the hairstyle where pieces of hair stand up on your head like the top of a pineapple and then the back and sides are in the pattern of a checkerboard..usually different colors. Most notably, the kids like the pineapple part of their hair as a bright color (say neon yellow) and the checkboard part is a say black and green and red (at least their afrocentric, right?) *pauses for screams*

    2. White folks with dreds…you’re white. stop.

    3. The fake beauty mark on the cheek. Enough said.

    4. The fake scrunchie hair piece that doesn’t ever match your hair color and turns into a carpet after 2 days.

    5. Men who wear overly tight pants and have (STBS) – serious tire belly syndrome

    Those are some of the more immediate things I can think of lol

  • 1. Relaxed hair! yuk :(