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Clumpy Lashes, Contour Lines And Clown Lips: The Cringy Make-up Mistakes We've All Made

by Lareese Craig ,
Clumpy Lashes, Contour Lines And Clown Lips: The Cringy Make-up Mistakes We've All Made

Makeup is obviously a total lifesaver, but only when it’s used right. Drawing on aggressive brows, wearing a foundation three shades too dark and loading up those lashes - not so good. We’ve all made slap slip-ups before (some of them worse than others, hello '90s) but luckily we think we've learnt our lesson. Here’s the makeup mistakes to avoid. For life.

In our teenage years, more was always more when it came to mascara, foundation and fake tan. Then we learned the real art of makeup – you know, where you don’t need to lay it on with a trowel to make yourself look pretty. Who knew? Here’s the makeup mistakes to dodge. Stat.

Big Brows

Just because you weren't blessed with naturally bushy brows like Cara Delevingne, doesn't mean you have to reach for the darkest pencil you can find. The black Sharpie look is a definite no-no and will no doubt leave any MUA shaking in her boots.

Messy Lips

Gloopy lipgloss, overdrawn lipliner and lippy on your teeth. Ring any (alarm) bells?

The Mascara Claw

We're convinced that if we just curl them one more time and add another layer, they'll finally look long. Except that never happens...

Our lashes scrunch up like a spider in a ball, grouping together until there's only three, clumpy lashes left standing. WHY?!

Foundation Lines

The perils of having zero natural light in your room. What you think looks all blended and beautiful indoors soon turns into a two-tone mess outside. Oh, and one of your friends will come up to you and start rubbing your face. It's probably best to just let it happen.

White Concealer

Cold spoons, cucumbers, chilled cloths... the things us girls will do to get rid of those dark shadows. We'd even consider a super bright under eye concealer. Because it looks totally natural...

Concealer Lipstick

Nude lip, yes, but a cakey concealer pout? What were we thinking?

Fake Tan Faux Pas

There's no denying that fake tan has saved us from many a case of veiny winter pins. If only we knew when to stop with the face layers.


False Lashes

They cost £5.00 a pop, they're usually way too big for our eyes and the glue smells like fish. Remind us why we wear them again? Oh yeah, so we can have photos with them hanging off our foreheads later on. Good one.

Panda Eyes

The smudgy, grungy eye is all the rage. Fine. But if someone has to ask you if that makeup comes with a face whilst handing you a makeup wipe, accept your mistakes and move on.

Bright Pink Blusher

After the bronzer comes the dolly pink blusher right on the apples of the cheeks. CUTE.


This involves literally turning your face into a 'paint by numbers' and like any creative arts activity, it always seems more fun than it is. We can't blend it properly so we do what any girl does in this situation. Add. More. Hello Snickers bar cheekbones.

Mascara Dots

We could have grabbed a cotton bud to clean up those dots but that would mean reapplying eyeshadow, so we'll leave them right there.

Cake It On

A girl never travels anywhere without her translucent loose powder compact. That stuff gets everywhere but it sure knows how to get rid of those shiny patches.

Gappy Eyeliner

Eyeliner is just like a horse, it can sense your fear. If you go in with a shaky hand then you're asking for trouble. It's safer to stay as far away from the roots of the lashes as possible, creating a gorgeous gap between lid and lashes. Yep, perfect.

Eyeshadow Up To The Brow

And no, of course it hasn't been blended with a Mac 217.

What's the biggest beauty blunder you've ever made? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

The celebs get it wrong too! Check out their makeup fails in the gallery below:

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