This Online Group Is Dedicated To Collecting Makeup Fails, And Here Are 50 Of The Worst Ones (New Pics)
It's no secret that applying makeup can be quite a task. Maybe you're lacking experience or using bad beauty products; you can make a ton of mistakes before getting everything right. So when the time comes and we have to look the part, we turn to the pros and hope they'll make us look special. But believe it or not, they also make mistakes.
There's even a whole subreddit dedicated to it. It's called Bad MakeUp Artists and the posts in there range from mismatched foundation and aggressive contouring to caterpillar eyebrows. Who knew you can do such a terrible job and still get paid!
Scroll down through the hilarious list of worst makeup examples and be sure to check out part 1 of this post!
A friendly reminder for makeup artists: just because you do it well on yourself, does not make you a pro. It actually takes time and continuous learning, not just a couple of YouTube tutorials. So if you're afraid that your work can someday end up being posted in r/BadMUAs, there's a few ways to improve your skills.
The most obvious tip would be practice, practice and... practice some more. According to Simone Ciafardini, Make Up For Ever's vice president of education and artistry, "Learning from professionals is important to becoming a truly great artist, but making practice part of your everyday routine is also critical." So figuring out different styles and approaches of previous makeup masters is also an important part of learning.
Also, if you're serious about becoming a professional, you could consider getting a formal education or attending courses. In just a short time, it could prepare you for beauty, fashion, film, and other fields. But school is not for everyone, so finding a mentor and tagging along to their jobs is also an option.
I Cant Believe This Contour Is Done By A Professional Mua. I Feel Bad For The Bride
When it comes to artists who try working with different ethnicities, skin tones and textures, there's a disturbing lack of diversity. The beauty industry always has and still continues to fail people of color. Though makeup has become more inclusive within the last few years, some MUAs still can't figure how to pick the right shade of foundation.
Industry veteran Keanda (Keys) Rebelle told Forbes that “artists are not doing what they need to do to further their education”. Perfecting your skills can help build more inclusion in the field, since real artists should be able to do makeup on multiple ethnic groups.
However, MUAs might not always be able to guess what you're thinking, so if you're not happy with the result, speak up! Daniel Martin, a professional makeup artist who has worked with clients ranging from Meghan Markle to Jessica Alba, said that as a client, you are entitled to politely request a redo. You should be honest with the artist and tell them directly what you think.
Yet, if you wish to avoid these awkward situations completely, Martin suggests bringing a photo of your desired look for reference and saying your dislikes beforehand. “At the end of the day, it’s only makeup and it can be fixed,” Martin says. “Unlike a bad haircut!”
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If you were too polite to say anything about it, Martin gives a few tips on how to fix your makeup. “If you’re left with too much coverage on the skin and the finish on your face is too powdery, misting will break up the finish a bit,” he advised. A wet paper towel pressed onto your skin would also work.
A "Before And After" Of A Serum That Is Supposed To Give You Longer Lashes. You Can Clearly See The Eyelash Extension Clusters
Another thing, if your brow is overly done, you can split tissue paper into a single sheet, place it over your brow and use setting powder on top of it. And a great use of foundation is “to ‘clean up’ hard edges on the eyes when they’re too smoked out for your taste,” Daniel Martin said. Here's only a few tips and tricks that could help you save a bad look. If you want to know more, you can find them here.
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So seeing how beauty treatments are trending these days, it looks like the demand for makeup artists won't be going down anywhere soon. The beauty industry is huge—$511 billion worth, to be exact. And since it's constantly expanding and attracting customers who are willing to pay even higher prices, it will keep on growing by almost 5% annually.
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The Nose Contouring And The Brows (And Not Only)... Just Why?
My Little Sister Got Her Makeup Done For My 30th Birthday Party, Fyi She’s Really Good At Her Own Makeup And She Wanted To Treat Herself.... Everytime I Need Cheering Up I Look At This Photo And Laugh. It Cost €60!!
Oompa Loompa Doopity Doo...
Her Makeup Looks Are Usually Fine, But This Outdoor Lighting Is Doing No Favors
It Looks Like She Has A Nose On Top Of Her Nose!
I Have No Words
Talk About Caking It On.. Seems Like A Waste Of Foundation!
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You Can See Where She Stopped Blending Around The Collar
Marc Jacobs Lipstick Making These Lips Look Crusty Af. Literally Looks Like You Could Peel It Off
Mmm Yes! Ruin This Amazing Eye Makeup With Goopy Beef Lips
Big Miranda Sings Vibes
Note: this post originally had 81 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.