Beauty Confession: The Worst Beauty Trends I’ve Fallen Victim To

Beauty Confession: The Worst Beauty Trends I've Fallen Victim To

Both Lauren Conrad Beauty and Starstruck come out on Tuesday, October 16th! In honor of my new beauty guide, I’m admitting to the worst beauty trends that I’ve fallen victim to over the years in an exclusive video interview:


Which unfortunate beauty trends are you guilty of sporting back in the day?

Also, be sure to check and see if my book tour is coming to a town near you! I’d love to meet you and sign your books.

XO Lauren

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  • Tiffani Stuart

    Wow… I totally went against my natural hair growing up. I’m black, so I have curly hair… but as a child, I didn’t have a relaxer, and didn’t know the beauty of letting my hair naturally air-dry. I would want bo blow it out & ended up with a crazy afro w/bangs! not a good look!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    I def used scrunchies and those butterfly clips as well! Oh my goodness. Glitter everywhere. blue eyeshadow, almost white looking lipgloss,stick. I don’t know what I was thinknig lol.

  • Tiffani Stuart

    SAD! The video is currently unavailable :0( I also fell victim to those little plastic butterfly clips, too! And banana clips & scrunchies… tight-rolled jeans & puff paint!! I was a 90’s kid! Born in 1981, I got the worst of it. Fortunately, my “”Awkward years”” coinsided with the Awkward years of fashion! lol.

  • Melissa Panici

    LOL I loved that video Lauren! I was a sucker for the roll on body glitter and the scrunchies too! Thanks for sharing! Also can’t wait for your book tour and I will be at the Georgia signing! I live in Indiana but it’s so worth the drive to see you again! Loved meeting you in Lexington, KY in April:)

  • Diamenrose

    I’ve just purchased your beauty book :-) I think there was a time when i used really really bright eyeshadow…ad then my cousin said i loook like a racoon :-DDD

  • Rachel Trampel

    LOL! Roll on body glitter… totally! I did that too and just lots and lots of glitter as “”eyeshadow”” and I used to wear really awful light blue eye shadow. Ugh. How awful haha!

  • Kate Noto

    I used to wear the side ponytail and it would look bad after a few hours because it would look bad. I would wear roll on glitter but I wold wear it as blush and let me tell you after sweating it look really bad.

  • Kellie Norton

    Omg you are too funny Lauren!! Thanks for admitting all of those to us :-) Can’t wait to buy your books on Tuesday!!!

  • Deanne Castro

    LOL so funny!

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  • Colleen Shirley

    Just think 80’s and you’ll know all of my fashion faux pas!

  • Allie King

    I love this video! We are all guilty of sporting unfortunate beauty trends…i still do sometimes haha…but one major one for me was SIDE BANGS..they look good on some people but for me they were so thick and puffy..I had to straighten them everyday:( it was BAD!

  • Arelis Nelms

    Confessions are great aren’t they? I think most of us fell victim to the same fasshion woes. Th worse for me was my frizzy bangs with lot’s of hairspray. I was a wanna be. Here I was skinny puertorican girl with curly, curly hair wearing curly hair with straight bangs, rolled way out then curled under and about a can of hairspray. Enough said.

    I am so excited to meet you and get my book signed. You will be in my hometown of Alpharetta. See you then.

  • Bev

    OMG memory lane… love it!! I used to do colored eyeliner… matching whatever I wore that day! WOMP!

  • Rachael Yanta

    You are so adorable in your interviews. Loved this! Too funny.. I am familiar with many of those terrible beauty trends. Haha. Can’t wait for your new book! I got your ‘Style’ book last year for Christmas.. I think “”Beauty”” will be on the list this year :)

  • Kelby Peachey

    What a fun video!! I did the body glitter too!! Always before a competition because I wanted to sparkle. HA HA!


  • Krystal Caracol

    Ohmygosh, I’m a victim of butterfly clips too, lol! 😉

  • Alba Cuci

    OMG too funny!

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I unfortunately did the butterfly clips as well. Only to make it worse, mine were not clear. Lol!

  • Michelle Googe

    Butterfly clips. So bad.

  • Deonnah Davis

    I loved this video! It goes to show that everyone is able to fall victim to bad trends even if it’s someone so stylish like yourself! I fell victim of the silly bands at one point and in middle school the girls would wear neon sweatbands to school and I tried pulling that look off sometimes. I have probably have fallen victim to more kinds of bad fashion statements, they just aren’t coming to mind! Loved this video!!

  • My Style Diary

    This is so cute! Love it :)

  • Elle V

    Blue eyeshadow, I was having a moment with it in high school and it was not good, that and glitter. Thank goodness we have all moved on…

  • Emilie

    hahaha I remember crimping! It was sooo cool but looking back I am horrified!

    xo Emilie @

  • Giselle Escamilla

    the sandals with heels ewwww haha

    srunchies and buterflies clip as well but my worst one would be the overalls!!!

  • Jordan Gibson

    Im so happy about your new beauty book, I have read your style book I cannot tell you how many times! I keep it on display in my room, cant wait to buy this new one!

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  • Courtney Tayon

    i remember all of these. i guess now i dont fell so bad about my fashion donts. hahahahaha thank you lauren for making me fell somewhat better. haha

    and i hate to say it. i fell victim also. haha But the good this is i learned from it and i will never do it again>hahahahaha

  • Nina Hilden

    I had roll-on glitter. Me and my friends would always put it on whenever we went to disco. It was fun then but wouldn’t do it anymore. Good to know we weren’t the only ones :)

  • Aimee Chavez

    These are so funny! One I had completely forgotten about was the butterfly clips. How horrible!

  • Melissa Buckner

    This interview made me laugh out loud!! haha I think we’re all guilty… because I said yes to every trend you just mentioned. Also, the claires white shimmer on the whole eye and a blue suade coat with a fur collar with a matching fur purse. My friend named it Pugsley. I asked my mom why she let me leave the house!

  • Marianne Jarvis

    I have to say I really enjoyed watching that video! I too use to do the whole roll on body glitter thing and the butterfly clips.

    Plus, when I was really young I smeared lipstick and make-up all over my face.

    The worse was the green hair mascara. It was hair mascara. I use to put it on! Haha, oh and the pigtails!


  • stavroula vitsilaki

    i have already read your style book,cant wait to buy this new one

  • Diamenrose


  • Shannon Gertz

    Roll on glitter before soccer…yes! this was done and repeated far too many times in my childhood years.

  • Crista Caruso

    I’ve fallen victin to all of those beauty trends, too! It’s so funny how somethings become stylish and then we look back on them and wonder why in the world we would wear that! Some things are always in style. Like jeans. I think jeans will always have a place in casual fashion.

  • Rosie Waldherr

    Haha! I guess we all have our bad trends in the past =P This was funny to watch =P


  • Linh Ly

    cute video Lauren! always great when a celebrity is not afraid to share their embarrassing moments. can’t wait to get your book!

  • Dina Karivalis

    haha I feel like I also fell victim to so many of these trends. Can’t wait to read your book!

    xo Dina

  • Audrey Mcmullen

    Oh gosh..the horrible beauty trends ive undergone haha! I was every style possible in my teens; gothic, rocker, ‘guetto’, thank god I came to my senses haha!

  • Susie Leckie

    Haha oh my gosh Lauren! Every single thing you mentioned, I did too! We are only two years apart so it totally makes sense!! I still own my crimper, which is pretty sad, but it comes in handy when there is an 80’s themed party happening! I also remember those butterfly clips, the whole crown of my head would be lined with those from ear to ear. Oh my… And scrunchies…. I still have a couple because they are good for putting my hair up in a bun ontop of my head and then sleeping with it. But that was a great interview.. thanks for sharing!!!

  • Cesie Alvarez

    Butterfly clips were totally my thing!

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  • maryclare macisaac

    I did the fire engine red hair too! And plum purple… maybe lagoon blue… Congratulations on your book release tomorrow, picking up both first thing :)

  • Nicolas Nieto Trujillo

    God, I love it!, I think that the worst beauty trend is definitely the glitter everywhere. The video is so much fun LOL!

  • Cat Harder

    I’m so excited to see the new beauty book! I hope it has some tips on your amazing eyeliner application. (Video tutorial please) I cannot create mine as well as you do. I’m curious too-have you ever tried the eyeliner adhesives from sephora??

  • Salam Rumman

    Omg the roll on glitter!! i used to roll it all over my neck hahaha totally true and embaressing!!!

    Congratulations on your book release, luck luck xx

  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    I had the butterfly clips, too! Ahhh! Haha!

  • paola nvr

    Gosh! I’m guilty of all those things! 90’s! what can I say?

  • Kia

    In high school I did the goth thing. Thee worst! Lolz ah troubled teen years. I rarely admit that one :) Now I wear plenty of color. <3

  • Jamie Taylor

    I used to wear too much makeup, esp bronzer.. not a good look! :)

  • Jamie Taylor

    haha me too, my eyeshadow was pure glitter!



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