Makeup Fails

Makeup Fails

We’ve already covered how terrible I am with makeup – no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to get it right.
You’re probably wondering why I’m covering old ground here today, but a photo was taken of me when we went out to dinner for my cousin Stuart’s 30th Birthday (he’s still heartbroken to have hit his thirties and I’ll continue to remind him of that fact for the next four and a bit years until I’m approaching the dreaded three-oh lol), which had me completely mortified.
Setting powder flashback
Anyone else know that you can get flashback from certain setting powders?!!
I certainly didn’t and could believe how ghost like I looked ๐Ÿ˜‚ Aaron was howling at how outrageous it looked on camera in comparison to how normal it looked in normal light – so decided it would be hilarious to take another one once I’d tried to dust off any excess from my face to no avail;
Setting powder flashbackI’ve been using the same NYX loose setting powder for months and have never had this happen to me before – so I’m not sure what the fuck happened here ๐Ÿ˜‚
So in light of this wonderfully funny snap, I thought I’d put together some more makeup fails I’ve had over the years to highlight that not all of us are blessed with the magic hands of makeup wizardry.
I guess it makes sense to go right back to when makeup started to become a part of my everyday life, so here’s a snap from my school prom ten years ago…
Terrible Teenage Makeup
Suffice to say, we didn’t have a great start on the makeup mastery journey. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have my makeup done by someone else for the day like many other girls, so little old sixteen-year-old me created this wonderful look.Too much eyeshadowToo much eyeshadowToo much silver eyeshadowNext up are when you can clearly see me attempting to do something fancy – I was all about that silver glitter eyed look that reached my eyebrows (which were never made to look half decent with some eyebrow pencil at least). As you can see, my sister George is a lot better than I am ๐Ÿ˜‰
hello no eyebrows
This continued for a few years when I’d gotten to a point in my life where nightclubs and boozing were life – I’m no longer about that kinda life and much prefer to sit at home binge watching Netflix.
Where are your eyebrows?!Again, some virtually non-existent eyebrows – but the glitter is gone and my eyeliner isn’t toooooo bad?
Bad eyelinerOkay, I take that back – my eyeliner was horrendous and to this day I can’t seem to master the legendary winged liner.
Too much glitter
At twenty two, you’d have thought I would have learnt not to dabble in the eyeshadow department – I hadn’t, but my brows weren’t being neglected.
Eyebrows are important At this point in my life, things started to look a bit better, but my obsession with my eyebrows started to take over and drift further apart as the impulse to pluck, pluck, pluck was too much. Make sure to check out a post from my early day about why eyebrows are important here.
Terrible at MakeupA snap from a video of mine last year when I attempted to follow a tutorial on a cut crease, smoky look. I don’t think I need to say anymore, but you can watch that back here.
Grown up makeup And finally we start to see some more progress – my skin isn’t in the best condition, but you can see I’ve abandoned the silver glitter, my eyebrows are more human like and Mac velvet teddy is a firm staple in my makeup bag.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you’ve gotten some tips on how you shouldn’t do your makeup ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. January 30, 2018 / 10:56 am

    This is so funny! Some setting powders have awful flashback, I always have to do a test on my phone with the flash on now haha. It’s so cool to see how our make-up progresses throughout time, I had non-existent eyebrows as well! Plus heavy eyeliner. Loved this post! x

    • January 30, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      I had no idea until this photo was taken ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I think eyebrows have only become more of a thing over the last couple of years – nobody cared about them before! Thank you! Xx

  2. charlotteannelane103
    January 30, 2018 / 11:17 am

    I’ve recently heard of setting powder flashback and I can’t believe it! Why does makeup do this?! It happened to me with Nars Sheer Glow before and I actually looked awful in the photo – I was mortified haha xo
    Char |

    • January 30, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      I havenโ€™t got a clue Char ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and no way! Iโ€™ve been debating trying that one out but might give it a miss for now ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

  3. January 30, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Looking back at my makeup fails always makes me want to hide away and pretend i was never that person. I used to use so much blue

    • January 30, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Ahh, but itโ€™s all part and parcel of growing up! I think the same with fashion too but think it all gives for good laughs down the line ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. January 31, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Omg those first photos!! Bless you hahaha, some setting powders can be such a bitch and literally just sit on your skin so badly! I don’t actually think you’re bad at makeup at all, I genuinely love the glitter and I’ve seen eyeliner SO much worse. Your brows are 100% fab and way better than mine too!
    Alice Xx

    • January 31, 2018 / 7:11 pm

      Haha thank you lovely!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I am very jealous of your dandy hand with the eyeshadow!! Xx

  5. meganrosel
    February 4, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Oh god, I was the same! The teens nowadays are way to experienced with makeup!

    • February 4, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Tell me about it! I didnโ€™t have the likes of YouTube to show me how to do it all properly back then!

  6. February 11, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Omg I actually didn’t realise setting powders would do that! Also Mac Velvet Teddy is a staple of mine too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 11, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Itโ€™s definitely my fave! And nor did I until this happened ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  7. perrinevautour
    March 29, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    This post is gold haha I went through the “silvery/glittery” eyeshadow too, and used to put black kohl on my waterline, lol disgusting haha

    • March 29, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Ahah thanks lovely! Ahh black kohl liner in the waterline was the thing! โค๏ธ

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