Surprise, surprise: We looked to Google for all of the answers in 2015, including our most burning beauty questions. Today, the search engine released its year-end report, disclosing the most-searched questions and top trending topics in each category. We rounded up the most straightforward answers to the top 10 beauty questions of the year, covering everything from Kylie Jenner to beard balm (see, dudes Google beauty questions, too). Here’s to a new year free of disturbing and dangerous teen beauty trends.
How to do the Kylie Jenner lip challenge
The best way to do the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, a terrifying social media craze that involved teens using glass cups suctioned around their mouths in an effort to plump their lips, is to not do it at all. Horrific bruising, burst blood vessels, and lips stuck in a shot glass are the only things that await you on the other side.
What are lip fillers?
Lip augmentation, colloquially known as “lip filler,” is a cosmetic procedure in which a dermatologist injects popular hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm into your lips to create fullness and volume. The results are temporary, which means Kylie Jenner has to head to the derm every six months or so to get hers redone.
How to remove gel nail polish
We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about gel nail polish, from how to paint them at home to all the tools and tips you need to remove ’em, too.
How to remove acrylic nails at home
Word to the wise: removing acrylics at home is not recommended, as you’re more than likely to damage your natural nails in the process. That said, armed with pure acetone and a lot of time on your hands, you’ll eventually be able to pry the acrylics loose with tweezers—but please, for the love of god, be sure to moisturize your cuticles and nails with oil once you’re done.
How to use beard balm
Really, men? Warm a dab of the balm in between your fingers, then gently massage it into your beard and comb through.
How to do a French braid
These French braid video tutorials offer three ways to master the popular hairstyle. Plus, once you’ve got that under control, it’ll be that much easier for you to learn other, more intricate types of braids, too.
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How to get glowing skin
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How to put braids in a bun
10 YouTube tutorials for the braided bun, 10 different ways.
How to make your hair not staticky
Slather it in oil, or try one of these eight tricks for fighting frizz and flyaways, especially in the winter.