Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by Lilywhite » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:21 am

I too fell victim to the unblended black eye shadow... How I ever left the house looking like that I will never know.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by HeartcoreBlonde » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:37 pm

Not filling in my eyebrows...I'm light blonde, so my eyebrows are kinda invisible if I don't fill them in in any sort of way. Oh, and when I was 12 I used to wear a Wet 'n Wild glitter lipstick as an eyeshadow, which would look cool for like 5 minutes and then get all flakey and grosslooking.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by YouslessTube » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:42 pm

I have terribly acne prone skin which is kinda hormonal now but I started getting acne right after I used this horrendous Maybelline foundation & some compact powder from a company whose name I don't rem. :( My most regrettable recent makeup choice was Mac Pro Longwear Foundation spf10. First time MAC buyer, I used it with and without a moisturizer and it enlarged my pores, literally enlarged them as though I was looking at them through a magnifying glass. What a waste of 46 dollars! :( Thought MAC was so good since so many fucking YT 'guru's' raved bout it but it's absolute shit!

Also why are the employee's so fucking borderline rude and they act like they're doing me a huge favor by showing me makeup!
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by Dirtylittle_secret » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:44 am

Oh gosh.

The emo/scene phase we all went through when I was 13 or 14. Wayyyy too heavy eyeliner.

Not ever filling in my eyebrows, but doing a whole face of makeup. Looks so weird when I look back.

Then filling them in black-brown. I had light brown hair at the time. Ew.

When I first starting playing around with winged eyeliner, and it was literally just a straight line across my eye lid, then a straight line as a wing. IF anyone knows what I mean? Literally I got the eyeliner brush, and just did one continuous motion acros my lid and then the wing up to my eyebrow.

Starting to fake tan, but not changing my foundation colour. So my natural skin is like 01, Ivory color. So orange skin, and white foundation. Mmmmm.

Blue eyeshadow. Nothing else. Just blue eyeshadow.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by BellaJane » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:46 am

Fuchsia loose shimmer eye-shadow. I was 12.
Idk if I should include the metallic sapphire blue lipstick or not. On the one hand I was 10 and ridiculous...but on the other hand it was *badass*

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by bbyybbbaby » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:16 pm

The unblended makeup into the jawline I think it's called the "tide mark" and goth make up :/


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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by mxyzzy » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:47 pm

BellaJane wrote:Fuchsia loose shimmer eye-shadow. I was 12.
Idk if I should include the metallic sapphire blue lipstick or not. On the one hand I was 10 and ridiculous...but on the other hand it was *badass*
Oh man, I never had metallic sapphire blue lipstick but I wanted it, SO BAD. Middle school me would have thought you were super badass.
When I was around ten I had this BRIGHT red lipstick I got from my Grandma, and I would wear it with nothing else. I thought I was soooo grown up :rofl:

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by noshant » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:37 am

Eyeliner in my waterline, reapplied 150 times a day as it would go all over my lower lid. Heavy black liner around my eye. And I did attempt some odd colourful looks...blue eyeliner, with bronze, with different shimmery shadows in shades of pink...later on I started toning the colour combinations down, and applying bright matte shadows all over the lid - usually green or purple. Blending was not a thing when I was 13 :D
I didn't dare wear blusher at any point, but I did sometimes pile it on for photos.

Luckily I got my act together around 15, and started practicing more. Got myself some brushes as well. Winged liner took me about 45 minutes to do then!
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by onigiri815 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:32 pm

Not trully blending my crease colour. And that was only back in 2012. I went on holiday to Singapore and didn't have brushes so when I applied with my finger it was quite stark.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by xsmall » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:28 am

Overdrawn eyebrows. :x
My eyebrows are sparse, I now attempt to have them looking visible enough for photos instead of drawn in. I only wear light makeup, so it looked especially out of place.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by Cantwatchthisanymore » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:14 am

Brown lip liner and beige-ish concealer type lipstick on my lips blended in, cause I thought that was cool lmao

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by noshant » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:32 am

Wearing lots of lipgloss that was the wrong colour for me (I still have the really light L'Oreal nude which I used to wear). Just wearing too much lipgloss in general.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by justafleshwound » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:03 am

Hope no one minds me reviving this thread.
When I was 14/15....Only lining my waterline in black pencil and not my top lashes. Mascara on top lashes and not bottom.
Only wearing one eyeshadow colour and not blending it because I didn't own any brushes. I just thought everyone applied make-up with fingers and cotton buds.
Wrong colour foundation - I was young, didn't have any money so I could only afford the cheapest of the cheap which was usually too dark and orange for my corpse white skin. I think drug store foundations have come on an a lot in recent years.
Glitter bomb eye shadows and lip glosses. Lots and lots of lip gloss.
Never having eyebrows plucked or waxed. All my friends were plucking theirs into microscopic thin lines or sperms and even back then I thought it looked awful. I didn't trust anyone to touch mine. I'm blonde so could kinda get away with it.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by Pastel » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:56 am

Oh god, I love this thread.

I was one of the wannabe emo/scene kids back in the day too (the shame...). I'm pretty sure I went back and forth between raccoon eyes and only lining my waterline. I think I struggled too much with tightlining, so figured the bottom would do. I also used to draw dots and other random symbols below my eyes... :rofl: Pretty much all of the evidence has been destroyed at this point or at least I haven't come across any in several years. I'm very grateful for that.

Later on, I also went on to put on way too much powder that would also rub off on other people. It only happened once, thankfully, and I stopped doing it immediately.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by YouslessTube » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:50 pm

Using red lipstick as BLUSH :( My aunt thought I had a bad case of rosacea.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by kayleeee » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:30 pm

Lip gloss with actual glitter in it.
Eyeliner only on the bottom lash line and water line (bc I couldn't line my top lashes).
Then said eyeliner being neon blue.
Plucking my eyebrows like crazy

And not going to a counter to get my foundations matched.I would always buy paler then I think I need.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by AliCat » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:30 am

OH I'm having flashbacks to when I was 12 and wore hot pink eyeshadow with nothing else...

Also 9 year old me thinking a dark red lip was super cool. To be fair, I do wear a dark red lip now (but it's probably more appropriate at 24!!).

Can I throw in a regrettable purchase though? Unpopular opinion - L'oreal True Match in the new formulation. Looks AWFUL on me.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by hollaatmegurl » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:37 am

- Stark black eyeliner all around my eyes in 8th grade. At least around high school I improved slightly by using a smudgey kohl liner instead of just the harsh line lol.
- Really bright, crazy eyeshadow...which people actually liked back then, but my skill wasn't really that great yet so looking back on it now I cringe
- Shaving my eyebrows. I had about 5 hairs on each eyebrow and for some reason thought "ah yes this is correct and looks wonderful"
- I used to do eyeliner cobwebs coming off of my eyes. So #spoopy and #ultragoff
- In high school, plucking my eyebrows so they were pretty thin and had an insane arch to them that didn't suit my face, and then filling them in 5 shades too dark. Not quite sharpie brows, but so close
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by batbanana » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:36 am

1. Using a pinkish-red lipstick as eyeshadow. And it had glitter. I remember a guy from my class asking me if I had lipstick on my eyes AND I LIED. Lol

2. Shimmery eyeshadow in a variety of pastel tones (pink was my favorite) without blending, nothing on the crease, just a very badly done winged liner

3. The too-much-black-eyeliner phase. I used to line my waterline, tightline and all around my eyes with a black pencil without foundation or concealer. Just to make things worse, I have very small eyes and HUGE dark circles. It was tragic.

4. My visual kei phase. Everything I did, especially the ombre lips in black and purple :?

5. This is not really a makeup regret, but anyways. Some years ago I dyed my hair a light auburn and kept my eyebrows in its natural color: BLACK. It was awful, and I decided to switch back to dark hair.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by bettibulb » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:59 am

I remember buying one turquoise matte eyeshadow and using it on its own ALL OVER MY LID haha thank god there's no pictures.
I would buy fashion magazines and try to recreate models makeup and oh well I was quite the visionary mixing bright colours with NO blending whatsoever.
I had my emo phase where I would wear black eyeliner in my waterline and it would smudge so much. I wouldn't remove it with makeup remover cause I thought that black smudge looked so good :respekt: but I used to get compliments on this look lol I hope it wasn't so bad.
I started using foundations at 18 and I deeply regret it, lol I think my first two foundations were pretty orange, I was matched NC35 at MAC and I am NC 15/20 lol... I had such nice skin before using foundation... Since using it my pores have enlarged and I've gotten lots of texture.
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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by BornThisWay94 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:11 pm

No one taught me how to apply makeup so...I had a lot of mistakes...

-Orange foundation (I obviously didn't know my skin tone)
-Horrible, unblended smokey eyes
-Thick thick black eyeliner around my top and lower lid
-Cartoon eyebrows. My mother used to call me Joan Crawford cause I'd literally draw them on SUPER thick :x

Going through old profile pictures on FB is honestly so embarrassing. Who let me out like that?

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by YouslessTube » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:58 pm

Hmm let's see.

Using RED lipstick as blush.
Lining almost half my lid with black liquid liner.
Using scented lip glosses which resulted in an allergic reaction.

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by MajesticPopcorn » Thu May 12, 2016 10:35 am

When I was about 14, I started using mascara. I have quite long eyelashes naturally and I did this weird thing - I would only put mascara on top lashes and zero on the bottom ones. I thought that I looked weird with mascara on a bottom lashes and kinda like an anime character (I have big eyes :D). Now, when I look back I can't believe how stupid I was.
Eyebrows... oh jeeezzzzz. My hair is brown, but my eyebrows are naturally reallyyyy light. I started filling them in with cheap eyebrow pencil and they looked ridiculous :? :? :? . Thank God that now I use powder and shade that actually suits me and is not ten shades too dark.
Also, I remember, that when I was about 11 or 12 I bought this dark plum color lipgloss and actually wore it. I believe my mom thought that I was an idiot, but she didnt say anything ( thanks mum :? )

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by honeybun » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:30 am

I used to have shimmery cream eyeshadow that I would wear in a light pink colour or baby blue. No primer or anything so of course about half hour in it would be all gathered in my crease looking like poop. I also would only line my waterline really heavily with black liner but hardly any mascara and also no liner on my actual lid. I also used to rock a lot of frosty pink lipsticks and glitter lip gloss and I didn't wear any foundation or concealer I was literally just badly made up eyes. :?

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Re: Your Regrettable Makeup Choices

Post by BornThisWay94 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:59 pm

Adding more detail to my mistakes...


Yeah. I'm super duper fair, like nearly porcelain and I swear to god every face product I bought was either too orange or too yellow, even if it was the lightest shade. I'd apply it with my HANDS, not even a brush, with my HANDS and of course I didn't blend very well and I always had a foundation line because I never paid attention to my neck :x So, I'd be walking around the halls at school with my too dark foundation, my huge, uneven cartoon eyebrows, and probably some really bad eye looks. I loved dark eyeshadow, and my favorite was this really dark shimmer grey and I'd put it all over the lid and then put black in the crease. THEN I'd top it off with black eyeliner all around.

To make matters even worse, I dyed my hair jet black. I literally looked like a Jersey Shore cast member.

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