Surprising Beauty Trends Around the World

Beauty standards aren't so standard after all.

Fact: Women all over the world are pushing beauty boundaries left and right. And when they get creative, we get buzzy new trends that inspire us to go a little more outside our comfort zones (or *a lot* more, ahem hair burning (opens in new tab) ahem). Here's what's popular around the globe, i.e. what you'll be hearing about non-stop in about three months.

Sweet and Sour Eyes in India

Eye with eyeliner

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"Indian women are loving what I call Sweet and Sour Eyes—a feminine pastel colored eyeshadow on the lid with a strong contrasting eyeliner in shocking green, electric blue or magenta pink," says Patinkin. "It's modern and bold."

Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.