Consultants warn towards the terrifying magnificence developments taking TikTok by storm

TWO years ago we couldn’t have told you what TikTok was – but nowadays we can easily spend HOURS scrolling through the endless number of hilarious videos.

While it’s great for teaching us the life hacks we never knew we needed (someone DIY extension cord wall plugs?), It also seems like another crazy beauty trend goes viral every other day.

In this TikTok viral video, a woman cuts her own eyelashes with nail scissors


In this TikTok viral video, a woman cuts her own eyelashes with nail scissorsPhoto credit: Tiktok / @ tesia84
Then she clamped her false eyelashes over it


Then she clamped her false eyelashes over itPhoto credit: Tiktok / @ tesia84

And let’s just say not all are winners.

This is where Fabulous reveals the beauty trends that experts ask you to avoid – so have YOU tried any?

Trim your eyelashes

In our books, nothing beats a full set of fluttering false eyelashes.


But while most people simply attach them to the top of their natural lashes, TikTok account Beauty Trends shared a video earlier this month that stunned viewers.

The viral clip shows the woman who uses nail scissors to trim her eyelashes and then clip her falsies over her eyelids.

Speaking to Tyla, eyelash specialist Liarna Jessica Yearwood urged people not to try these at home.

Because if you don’t love your natural eyelashes, they are serving a VERY important purpose.

She explained, “Your eyelashes protect your eyes [from] Debris in the air. Without eyelashes, you run the risk of serious infections or corneal abrasions. “

“Second, it takes about 90 days for your eyelashes to grow. If you prune them, you will have to wait almost three months for them to grow back! Not a great look. “

“Trimming your lashes removes the natural, tapered edge of your lashes. This gives your lashes sharp edges, and as they grow out, those edges can irritate or scratch your eyes.”

Use of LUBE as a primer

We always thought we’d stop at nothing to achieve glowing skin – acidic toners, retinal serums, whatever.

This TikTok star said LUBE was a moisturizing foundation


This TikTok star said LUBE was a moisturizing foundationPhoto credit: TikTok / @ itsrady
Experts warn that it could dry out your skin in the long run


Experts warn that it could dry out your skin in the long runPhoto credit: TikTok / @ itsrady

But do you know where we draw the line? Smear our faces with LUBE.

Social media star Rady went viral last September when she filmed a tutorial where she smeared Durex’s aloe vera lubricant on her face before applying her base.

When asked by fans, the beauty vlogger insisted that it give the skin a dewy finish.

She claimed, “One of its main ingredients is propylene glycol

“It binds water and draws moisture to the outer layer of the skin. It helps keep the skin looking hydrated, dewy.”

However, chemist Bruce Green, who founded skin care brand SOS Serum, cautioned that the trend could actually cause acne or dry out your skin.

He said, “It’s an interesting idea, and I can understand why a silicone-based lubricant would smooth the application of color cosmetics.

“BUT since many lubricants are oil- or water-based with high levels of glycerin, these formulations could clog pores, attract surface bacteria and atmospheric debris, which could potentially lead to acne.

“Many lubricants have a melt flow index in order to be kind to the skin – which is fine – just not under your make-up.

“As you warm up, your base becomes too, and things can slide around.

“A high silicone formulation can also reduce the skin’s moisture absorption, which leads to dryness and flaking.

Damaging Fake Tan Hack

We have TikTok to thank for showing us how effective baby oil and bronzer are at creating a fake shine at home.

But Dr. Sarah Jarvis – General Practitioner and Clinical Director of – has warned that if you plan on sunbathing afterward, you should never apply it to your skin.

Dr.  Sarah Jarvis warned people not to cover themselves with baby oil before tanning


Dr. Sarah Jarvis warned people not to cover themselves with baby oil before tanningImage credit: Tiktok
She said it increases the risk of burns


She said it increases the risk of burnsImage credit: Tiktok

After the trend took off on the internet, the expert said, “It’s never a good idea to cover yourself with baby oil and then go out in the sun. They will fry your skin effectively.

“This significantly increases the risk of burns and skin cancer.”

“Melanoma skin cancer – rarer but more dangerous than other skin cancers – is related to how often and how badly you’ve burned yourself.

“Non-melanoma skin cancers are more closely related to your lifetime exposure to the sun.

“Wearing baby oil increases your skin exposure accordingly.”

“Even tanning causes the skin to age and can increase the risk of skin cancer,” warned Dr. Sarah.

The Tiktok tanning hack has received hundreds of thousands of views, and commentators rushed to warn the Tiktok user how dangerous this technique could be.

“The worst thing I’ve ever done with baby oil! I damaged my skin and it hasn’t been the same since. Please don’t do that, ”begged a viewer.

Another wrote: “We did that in the 80s. Do not do it. I’m paying so much for it now. “

Coloring hair with PERFUME

Last year Polish singer @agbe_ posted a video of her coloring her hair at home with just two simple things – and while you might have them in your drawers, we wouldn’t recommend doing it yourself.

This TikToker claims to have dyed his hair with perfume


This TikToker claims to have dyed his hair with perfumePhoto credit: Tiktok / @agbe_
Expert Nicole Petty said it could lead to hair loss


Expert Nicole Petty said it could lead to hair lossPhoto credit: Tiktok / @agbe_

The sapphire-haired influencer added a bright pink streak to her locks with just a straightener and a perfume bottle.

She began by pouring scent over the straighteners and then blowing on them, presumably to remove the moisture.

Then she ran a tuft of hair that, thanks to the alcohol content of the perfume, revealed a pink streak.

Milk + Blush hair care expert Nicole Petty told website Tyla what a terrible idea this tactic is.

She said, “Not only does this not work as an effective way to change hair color noticeably, but it inevitably leads to damage and can lead to hair loss if it is already in a fragile state.”

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