Oh, the things we do in the name of beauty. From the trends we spot on our favorite Instagrams to the latest looks on YouTube, we make a point of trying just about everything. Some of these trends “stick” while the others slip into oblivion (think: furry nails). Here’s a roundup of the craziest, albeit best beauty trends of 2016.

Wearable lip art

Wearable Lip Art

Here we pushed the boundaries of lipstick and created works of art in the process! This New Year’s Eve, skip the traditional red lip and try one of these lip art looks instead.

PRO TIP: Use a damp, flat brush to apply the foiled pigment and layer for a more dramatic effect.

Twiggy eye makeup

Twiggy Lashes

Take a spin in our time machine and land this classic lash look at home with the help of our Twiggy eye makeup tutorial.

Makeup hack for long-lasting foundation

Foundation Baking

The setting technique called baking has taken the beauty world by storm for good reason—it’s the ultimate hack for long-lasting foundation. Follow the steps shown in our video tutorial for makeup that will take you from day to night and back again.

How to create freckles with makeup

Fake Freckles

Although many of the makeup looks we saw on this year’s NYFW runways weren’t designed for day-to-day wear, with a few tweaks, we made them wearable. Our favorite interpretation? Fake freckles all the way.

What’s the craziest beauty trend you’ve followed in the name of beauty? Sound off in the comments below!

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