Despite my love for all things beauty, I'm the first to admit that I'm not the best at application. I've definitely got better over the years but theres also been some real disasters. Here are a few notable ones;
Looking like an oompa loompa
I'm sure most of us have dealings with orange foundation at some point or other. It was a passing comment from a school friend saying I always looked ill as I was so pale that led me to discovering my mums foundation, which on me was far too dark. People at school used to ask me if I'd been on holiday but I'm sure they realised when they saw my white neck. Nothing like a good foundation tide mark eh?!!
Brows like tadpoles
Kinda like pringles 'once you pop, you cant stop', eyebrow plucking can be an addiction. I had no idea what I was doing when I started plucking my brows - anything but bushy brows (oh how I never predicted they would become a trend). Every now and again, I still have a little moment when I have to tell myself to put down the tweezers. Luckily mine managed to grow back - thank god for brow products too!
Hello, wonky side fringe
I've learnt cutting your own hair (at least for me) is never a good decision. I can get away with trimming the ends but cutting in a fringe was never going to work. I also have weird hair too so a fringe never sits quite how it should. Yes, I'm the person who will cut a fringe and then spend months growing it back out!
Being pale and not naturally able to tan, I like to opt for the fake variety. Theres a knack to getting fake tan looking right and I'm not sure I've completely mastered it yet. Back in the day, fake tans weren't quite as good as they are now. Having to wear jeans when its boiling hot outside because your legs are a patchy orange shade just shouldn't happen!
Looking at pictures when you have no idea that you looked like Aunt Sally (worzul gummidge anyone?) = massive cringe.
Hair removal + tanning = massive disaster
Oh, how little I knew when I applied hair removal cream to my legs on holiday and went straight out in the sun (I hadn't figured that I don't tan at this point). If I'd read the instructions saying don't sunbathe after use then I wouldn't have ended up with a massive red stripe down each leg. It took months before it faded completely. Total rookie mistake.
A few other mentions to an epic hair colour fail (orange hair brighter than the sun), stuffing my bra with tissue (#smallboobproblems) and block eyeshadow (before the discovery of blending brushes).
I'd love to know your best beauty mishaps!