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Believe it or not, there was a time when full lips were considered a flaw. However, in this day and age where Kylie Jenner has a lip kit , as well as many other beauty tools to create fuller temporary lips. it’s safe to say full lips are highly desirable .That’s how beauty trends are generally birthed. One minute a physical trait can be unfavorable and then bam! It’s totally acceptable. Remember when relaxing your hair was the thing to do and the next day it seemed liked everyone was going natural. 

In 2015 it seemed liked one of the biggest trends that would not die was contouring. It just seemed to grow into more versions of itself. First there was contouring, then there was clown contouring, henna contouring, strobing and so forth. Now in 2016 it seems the new beauty trends are leaning toward a more natural look, which sends a great message to women about embracing yourself and really loving what you see in the mirror.

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Some of the trends we’re starting to see are faux freckles, bigger eyes, fuller boyish brows, and even some re-creating fake vitiligo to look like model Winnie Harlow. Some might be flattered by the fake “flaws”but some might be offended, and rightly so. Is it ever ok to emulate fake scars, fake freckles, etc? A company in California even created “Freck Yourself,” stencils you can use to apply semi-permanent freckles.

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The biggest message I think we can all take from this is our “flaws” like that  that mole we might hate or those freckles we try to conceal, could be the next big beauty trend. So love what makes you different and show it off to the world. There is no such thing as a flaws because we’re not flawed, we’re trendy.

By: Shannon Lockhart

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