Beauty Faux Pas

When reading beauty blogs it's all too easy to presume that the people writing them apply their makeup perfectly every day and never have never made a beauty faux pas in their life. After a look through my hard drive and reminiscing about what makeup trends, I've lived through. I thought I'd share with you some of the worst makeup mistakes I've personally made. 

  1. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. Do I need to say more?
  2. Using a cleanser as a moisturiser for about 4 years. 
  3. Applying thick black eyeliner as an homage to a racoon. 
  4. Using a highlighter as a blush.
  5. Not being ruthless enough with my beauty stash and holding onto things when they're years past their sell by date. 
  6. Pushing the boundaries of hair washing a little too far. 
  7. Thinking I could get away with pink eyeshadow and orange lipstick. 
  8. Only filling in the front section of my eyebrows.
  9. Plucking my eyebrows into nothingness. 
  10. Wearing bright purple eyeshadow with absolutely no other makeup. 
  11. Not using the right skincare for my skin type. 
  12. Trying to convince myself that I could wear bronzer. It's not for everyone and that's ok.
  13. Painting over my cuticles. 
  14. Overzealous blush application. 
  15. Thinking I could get away from having white blonde hair and my hair wouldn't break off. 
  16. Not blending products enough like once at university just leaving a blob on foundation on my cheek for about 3 hours until I looked in a mirror.
  17. Accidentally using hairspray as deodorant. 
  18. Nearly singeing my eyelashes off when heating up a lash curler with a hairdryer.  

What beauty faux pas have you made in the past?

R x

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