17 Absurd Beauty Trends We Can’t Believe People Find Attractive

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we refuse to believe anyone finds these strange beauty trends appealing. 

Too Much Jaw

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A natural jawline is fine, but some guys go overboard with their insta-editing, making them look cartoonish. 

Giant Eyebrows

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A decade ago, everyone needed thin eyebrows, and now everyone’s throwing on giant, bushy, fake ones. Can’t we all agree to have natural eyebrows?

Tattooed Eyebrows

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Tattooed eyebrows are even worse than giant eyebrows. You’re kind of stuck with them when fads change. 

Puffy Lips

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People go so far as to inject filler into their lips to maintain that obnoxious, puffed-up look. We don’t understand it. 


A woman getting botox injections as she looks on, emotionless.
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The botox craze has thousands of rich women injecting stuff into their faces so they turn into emotionless goblins. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Teeth

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We get that whiter teeth are a sign of youth and health, but do they have to be radioactive?

Buccal Fat Removal

Before and after shots of a woman who underwent buccal fat removal surgery.
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Women can’t win. When they’re young, they’re told their cheeks are too chubby, so they get the fat removed, but when they’re older, they need fillers to replace it. 

All the Muscle

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Men think women love muscles, but when they’re so thick they can barely move, it’s not attractive anymore. 

Orange Tans

A man with a terrible fake tan looks at the mask he's holding in his hand.
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The fake tan industry really has people believing that the weird orange hue that covers their entire body is attractive. 

Dark Liner, Light Lips

A woman applies a dark red lip liner around her lips.
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People probably think a dark outline around lighter lips makes the lips stand out. It really just makes you look like a clown. 


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Who decided glasses were ugly? It’s one thing to wear contacts if you prefer them, but let’s allow people to wear glasses again. 

Handlebar Mustaches

A hipster man twirling his handlebar mustache.
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Hipster guys love their twisty mustaches, but they make people look like cartoon villains. 


Plastic doll with blonde hair.
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So many people look fake nowadays. They all look the same with that weird veneer of plastic over them. It doesn’t even look human. 

Totally Airbrushed

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People online airbrush every flaw and imperfection away. Models in magazines don’t even have pores anymore. Are people attracted to this?


Woman shaving her legs.
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It’s actually scary that so many men prefer the prepubescent look on women. 

Bushy Beards

A sad looking man with a big beard that looks unkempt.
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The lumberjack look doesn’t usually look good. When guys keep big beards but don’t take care of them, they look like scraggly bird’s nests on the face. 


A woman looks scared as she's stuck in a dark room with a bunch of men who look exactly the same.
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Everyone is trying so hard to get the “it” look that everyone looks the same. There’s no uniqueness anymore. People look better when they celebrate themselves. 

Forget Beauty Standards –  Be True To Yourself

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To live a happy, healthy life, you must be true to yourself. It can be hard to be ourselves when society wants to force us to be something we’re not. Here are 16 ways to be unapologetically you

Find Fulfillment in Life

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With the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget to take time to do what makes us happy.

Here are 37 tips to help you live your best life

16 Indulgent Self-Care Sunday Activities

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Self-Care is essential to well-being. Try one of these indulgent self-care activities when you have a moment of spare time

Let Your Free Spirit Soar

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Are you a free spirit, forced to live in a little box by society’s constraints? Here are some tips for letting your spirit soar

Improve Your Life Starting Now

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If you’re not ready for the hard work, take smaller steps that will help you improve your life starting today. 

Find out more: How To Improve Your Life Right Now

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Author: Melanie Allen

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Expertise: Pursuing Your Passions, Travel, Wellness, Hobbies, Finance, Gaming, Happiness

Melanie Allen is an American journalist and happiness expert. She has bylines on MSN, the AP News Wire, Wealth of Geeks, Media Decision, and numerous media outlets across the nation and is a certified happiness life coach. She covers a wide range of topics centered around self-actualization and the quest for a fulfilling life.