Top 5 Makeup Fails In Pictures

Wearing makeup is basically second nature to most of us tip top girls. Most of us have been wearing it since we were horrifyingly embarrassing teenagers in gypsy skirts and those weird crotchet slipper shoes. While I’m no makeup expert (erm, just throwing it on your face counts right?), there are some makeup fails that you simply can’t ignore. Some of these we may have experienced ourselves (before we became better people, obvs), and others we have witnessed from afar, shedding a tear for the unfortunate girl with too much blusher on.

Personally, I used to be freakin’ terrible at eyebrows and any form of liner. I don’t know if I was just permanently nervous or had an unusual fear of eyebrow pencils, but my hands used to shake in ways not yet witnessed by the common man. Resulting in a Picasso-esque look on my face, when I just wanted to look like Avril Lavigne.

Mostly for my own entertainment, Claire and I decided to recreate some of the worst makeup fails. From orange caked on foundation to frankly alarming lipliner, here are my top 5 makeup fails. And 5 pictures of me and Claire looking like right knobs.

1. Tragic Eyebrows


Ok, so eyebrows are a thing now. I love it, I love eyebrows and I love nothing more than drawing mine on every morning. But you know that well known saying, ‘she who hath bad eyebrows, hath failed at all that is good’? Well it so rings true with me. Whether they are misplaced, too big, too small, wonky or downright horrific, bad eyebrows need to be stopped. Call in her Maj’s army, because this is of national importance.

2. Mismatched Foundation


Another one that stresses me out more than Amanda Bynes no longer providing us with comedy gold, is mismatched foundation. I’ll actually rephrase this, because I don’t really care if you want to wear foundation that doesn’t quite match your skin – it’s the whole not-blending-into-your-neck thing that grates on me. Foundation doesn’t stop on your chinny, and there is neck blending to be done.

3. Unblended Eyeshadow


Yes, blending is really boring and yes, nobody really enjoys doing it – but the horrors of unblended eyeshadows are too many to count. Not only do you look like you’ve attempted a rubbish Black Swan fancy dress, but you look like a goddamn fool. Stylingo top tip: just blend until your hand aches, and then blend some more. For the love of pete and his dear mother.

4. Too  Much Lipliner


The 90s may be back, but they will never be lipliner back. The whole lined lips with nude inner bits MAKES ME WANT TO CRY. Why. Just why. How did this ever happen? HOW?!

5. Clown Blusher


A nice blusher goes a long way. The point is to look like you’ve been for a casual jog down the road and/or like you are a healthy country girl who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors (when we are actually bloggers who like sitting at home and taking pictures of our shoes). The idea is not to look like Ronnie McDonnie.

And now Claire and I would like to cry about how beautiful we look in these snaps. If you haven’t had a chuckle at the tragedies that are our faces, then perhaps you have learned some valuable makeup tips. You’re welcome.

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14 Responses

  1. Lauren May 22, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    The foundation is a classic from my High school, not seen it in a while thank god

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 9:08 am

      Hahaha same here! There was an alarming amount of orange faces at my school, probably mine included :’) xxx

  2. Paula May 22, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Lol love this! Mismatched foundation is theeeee worst! X

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 9:08 am

      I KNOW. I hate to say that sometimes mine is quite mismatched, but never this bad paha xxx

  3. Eilidh May 22, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    hahahahahaha!! Hilarious! The eyebrows one gets on my nerves the most! I always wonder how people manage to get past their friends and family with crazy, huge eyebrows..surely someone would tell them they’re making a big mistake?

    Love the mismatched foundation too although I definitely did this regularly throughout my early teens!

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 9:09 am

      Haha thanks lovely lady! I KNOW. There are so many terrible eyebrows out there, I really don’t know how people manage it.

      I did too, don’t worry! I think that we all had a bit of tragic orange face syndrome back in the day xxx

  4. loveyouandthem May 22, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    Absolutely love this post!! haha brilliant

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 9:10 am

      Haha thank you lovely xxx

  5. Kelly Palmer May 22, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    I was a teenager in the 90’s so was just getting into make up, and even then I never understood why women would have dark brown lines around their mouths. I don’t even want to say what it looked like!

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 9:10 am

      HORRIFYING. I don’t know what possessed anyone to think that this was a good idea. I’m glad those days are mostly over. xxx

  6. Albertine Brandon May 23, 2014 / 11:03 am

    Don’t judge me….but I kind of like the lipliner with nude lips look?! I think it loooks really edgy and arty on girls with a really defined lip shape 🙂

    The others are all things I’ve also failed at, maybe I should try to dig out pictures of my old makeup fails…..haha!

    x x x x

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 2:13 pm

      Haha no judgement here! 🙂

      YES PLEASE DO. I love that sort of thing, although I shudder to think about what my pictures would actually look like from way back. Terrible terrible times. xxxx

  7. Rachael May 23, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    Oh gaaaahhhd you must have been in stitches while you were doing all these looks, haha! Absolute heroes, the pair of you xx

    • Lauren May 23, 2014 / 2:14 pm

      Hahaha it was so funny doing it, but also felt completely wrong smearing orange stuff all over our faces… xxxx

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