When it comes to beauty, we weren’t all born with the skill set to do a perfect contour.
Beauty tricks and magic is something that you learn over the years, and we’re all guilty of a fair few mishaps in the meantime.
Whether it was excess glitter that ended up everywhere, or shaving your eyebrows, or even smelling like mouldy biscuits because of fake tan, we’ve all been there. And yes, we regret it.
1. Foundation struggles
Let’s take a moment to reflect on the days when you thought there was nothing wrong with having a noticeable difference between your face and neck colour.
So noticeable that your face had an orange type streak around it, and your neck just couldn’t compete.
2. Fake tan
Everyone’s had a case of streaky fake tan.
Bonus points if the soles of your hands and feet went a really dark orange colour.
3. Spider lashes
Why have normal lashes with a bit of volume, when instead you could coat them with several layers of mascara until they resembled baby tarantulas?
And let’s not even get started on the make up removal procedure for those bad boys.
As much as we try our hardest to get brows like Cara now, there was a time when skinny brows were all the rage.
As a result you probably got carried away trying to shave your monobrow, took the whole eyebrow off and now you can’t go anywhere without a a dark eyebrow pencil.
5. Heavy lip liner
The only thing that is worse than trying to draw a massive pout to look like Kylie Jenner, was the dark lip line with really light lipstick you used to wear.
And the fact that you thought you were the coolest person in the entire world when you rocked it. Cringe.
6. Burnt hair
Heat protector wasn’t really something you thought was worth investing in.
Now your hair resembles straw.
7. No decent tools
Now we can’t check Instagram without seeing some beauty blogger pushing a new must have tool on you.
But imagine if they knew about all the times you applied baby blue eyeshadow on to your non-primed eyelids on the back of the bus with your grubby finger tips?
If you were a young happening thing back in the 90s you definitely slathered your locks in brightly coloured gel – apart from the two strands you pulled out to frame your orange foundation face.
When it came to hair gel you were a firm believer that the cheaper and more questionable in colour meant the better.
Hair or body, please let’s never bring this trend back again.
Remember how hard it was to wash off? Remember the time you got some in your eye? Remember when it went all over the dog? Oh the potential for beauty calamities was too great.
10. Lip gloss overload
Nothing like applying a nice frosty pink, and then being caught in a gust of wind and then trying to get all the lip gloss out of your hair.
11. French tips
They were meant to look classy, but they just looked tacky. Bonus beauty crime points if you did your own french tip manicure with the aid of Tippex. Classy.
12. Shimmery stuff
All of sudden learning how to contour doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, when the alternative is to walk around with thick layers of baby blue silvery eyeshadow. Or anything else that involves an excess of shimmer.
13. Impulse or Charlie overload
Essentially the female version of Lynx. You practically drowned yourself in it, therefore never achieving that irresistible sexy smell you were after.