10 Totally Bold, Totally Temporary Beauty Risks to Take

6. Gems

Alicia brings us another daring beauty look for a night out. “My friends and I wore gems when we went clubbing and it looked fantastic! We got so many compliments, and even getting ready together was more fun when we had so many sparkly, colorful, sexy options."  Think of these rhinestone gem appliqués as the cooler, sexier older sister of the glitter body gel you wore as a kid. You can find rhinestones with peel-off backings at any craft store. Apply them in arcs over or under your eyes, like Alicia, or go for a more subtle look and add just a dot at the outer corner of each eye.

7. Fake lashes

Your go-to mascara is ideal for class, but it's fun to play up your lashes in a totally va-va-voom way for a big night out. Fake lashes come in every style imaginable, from just long enough to give the impression you're naturally this doe-eyed to Kardashian-thick and tipped with glitter, so shop around until you find a pair you like. Most sets can easily be trimmed to a length that fits your eye shape and matches your desired length.  Here's how to apply fake lashes:

  1. Select a pair of lashes that fits the look you're going for.
  2. Hold them up to your eyelid to make sure they fit along the entirety of your eyelid. If they're poking you in the eye, trim them from the outer edge until they fit.
  3. Apply a thin line of black liquid liner on your upper lids.
  4. Coat your lashes with mascara.
  5. Spread a thin layer of eyelash glue along the band of the lashes and wait twenty seconds or so for them to become tacky.
  6. Carefully press the lashes onto your lash line from the outer corner in. Slow and steady is your best bet for this step.
  7. When you're done, trace over your newly blended lashes with another line of liquid liner.

For a more detailed look at the process, check out this video tutorial before going crazy with glue anywhere near your eyelids.

8. Henna tattoos

Like the look of body art but don't want to take the plunge into permanent ink? Henna is a temporary tattoo ink that comes from India. It's commonly used to decorate Indian women's hands and feet for special events like weddings, but it's a popular way for girls around the world to decorate themselves for summer, too. Annie Robinson, a sophomore at North Toronto Collegiate Institute, loved her experience with henna. “I definitely felt like it was a spicy way to spruce up my summer style. Not only did I get tons of compliments on the intricate design, it was also really cool to be embracing a style from a different culture!” she says. Henna fades after just a few weeks, so this is a low-key way to change up your look.

9. Glitter eyeliner or mascara

Channel your inner pop star with a little glitz and glam in your eye makeup. Glitter eyeliner or mascara is the perfect way to make a statement without going over the top. “I've done glitter mascara which is a great thing for frat parties or girls’ night out,” says Katrina. Punch up your look with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner ($18) or LA Splash Glitter Mascara ($6.49). When rocking a statement eye, go for a neutral lip.
10. Statement lipstick

Feeling blah? Pick up your mood with a bright shade of lipstick. Whether you opt for classic red, bright pink, punchy coral, or daring purple, take a beauty risk and let your lips take center stage. With this look, keep the rest of your makeup simple – and don't be afraid to smile! Remember, if you try out a color and chicken out before leaving your bathroom, you're back to your naturally beautiful lips with a swipe of a tissue.

Are you planning on experimenting with any of these beauty dares? Remember, there's hardly any risk at all – each one of these will fade before you know it, so don't be afraid to play!

Originally from Boston, Hannah is now a sophomore at New York University and loves life in the big city. Her favorite things include poking fun at celebrities on Twitter, yoga, leopard print shoes, Frank Sinatra, and her little sister Julia. Hannah was Her Campus's first editorial intern in Summer 2010 and has since continued her involvement with HC as the High School Editor and head of the High School Ambassador program. She is a former Seventeen and Huffington Post intern, where she researched and wrote about celebrities and once made lunch for Kylie Jenner. Read her short-form ramblings at @hannahorens.

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