Nostril hair extensions are the latest bizarre beauty trend to hit the market
Over the last few months, it seems that every beauty blogger and makeup artist on Instagram is taking part in some secret quest to establish the weirdest beauty trend possible. Keeping up with the latest look is near impossible, though, because as soon as one strange aesthetic begins to dominate the internet, another one takes its place almost immediately.
First there was glitter tongue:
Then there were squiggle brows:
And then - as if it couldn't get any worse - the internet presented us with squiggle lips:
But this was just the beginning, for one deranged soul saw these pictures and thought, "You know what? I don't think we've gone far enough yet." Yes, you read that correctly: somebody saw lips the shape of a Rorschach test and decided that something even more diabolical had to replace them.
And thus, the nostril hair extension came to be.
The distinctive look was established by Instagram user, @gret_chen_chen, who achieved the effect by sticking false eyelashes to the inside of her nostrils. Is it unique? Sure. Is it creative? Definitely. But is it a good look? Well, I'll leave that up to you to decide.
Personally, looking at this sort of makes me terrified that a bunch of spiders are about to come pouring out of her face like something from a cheap horror film. It's gross, creepy, and simply not appealing.
However, Allure magazine (who probably know a thing or two more about makeup than I do), seems to think it's a revolutionary move:
'The more I look at these nostril hair extensions, the more I'm into it. Let's be real, it's got a chic Twiggy vibe that cannot be ignored. I'm convinced that @gret_chen_chen and the creator of braided brows are on a higher level of genius that society needs to take some time before fully appreciating — you know, like Picasso or Van Gogh.'
But where do we go from here? If we can put eyelashes up our noses, will we soon be putting them in our ears, too? Or how about attaching false nails to our teeth? Or - now here's an idea - why don't we just start adding extra eyebrows to our faces? You know, just chuck a couple on one cheek, or maybe one on the chin.
I could go on, but I don't want to give people ideas.
Thankfully, it seems like it's only this Instagram user that's sporting the nostril extension look for now, but I wouldn't bet on it staying that way. If it's become socially acceptable to leave the house covered in glitter and adorned in clothes that have more holes than a fishing net, shoving beauty accessories up your nose for the sake of fashion could soon become the norm.
Regardless of whether it catches on or not, however, I will most certainly be keeping my nose hairs exactly as they are, thank you very much.