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!

#1

I Understant Wanting To Be Tan But This Is Just Too Much

I Understant Wanting To Be Tan But This Is Just Too Much

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River Webb
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10 months ago

I always wondered where Donald Trump got his inspiration for his 'Cheeto look'

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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.

#2

I Cant Believe This Contour Is Done By A Professional Mua. I Feel Bad For The Bride

I Cant Believe This Contour Is Done By A Professional Mua. I Feel Bad For The Bride

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

It does look like she narrowly missed dodging a dirt clod.

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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.

#3

Can We Just Let People Have Wide Noses?

Can We Just Let People Have Wide Noses?

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Caro Caro
Community Member
10 months ago

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the photo on the left. Here nose is a normal sized nose ffs.

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#4

Medium Rare Beef Lips

Medium Rare Beef Lips

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

if she blinks hard enough she could probably fly off

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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.

#5

Professional Mua

Professional Mua

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
10 months ago

Muck up artist?

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#6

Permanent Nike Swoosh! Yikes

Permanent Nike Swoosh! Yikes

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

"I'm so good at everything I do," thats like me saying I'm a cool and popular person :P

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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!”

#7

This Client Is Only 11

This Client Is Only 11

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

No. Don't make an eleven year old look 40, its totally unnecessary and weird.

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#8

Mindhunter On Netflix Is Amazing, But The Horribly Matched, Yellow Makeup On All Characters In Both Seasons Is Horribly Distracting. Wendy’s Is The Worst

Mindhunter On Netflix Is Amazing, But The Horribly Matched, Yellow Makeup On All Characters In Both Seasons Is Horribly Distracting. Wendy’s Is The Worst

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Binx
Community Member
10 months ago

I have seen both the seasons, I do not remember her makeup contrasting so vividly ever - might have missed though, with the super interesting storylines and acting

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#9

That Eye Makeup Is Tough

That Eye Makeup Is Tough

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like she has been punched in both eyes!

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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.

#10

I Thought This Was A Joke

I Thought This Was A Joke

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La Kalypso
Community Member
10 months ago

What's happening to the human race? (I wonder what her appreciation of this horrendous makeup will be in 10 years from now... )

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#11

A "Before And After" Of A Serum That Is Supposed To Give You Longer Lashes. You Can Clearly See The Eyelash Extension Clusters

A "Before And After" Of A Serum That Is Supposed To Give You Longer Lashes. You Can Clearly See The Eyelash Extension Clusters

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

they didn't even try

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#12

Orange You Glad You Went With That Shade

Orange You Glad You Went With That Shade

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

ah yes the good old Cheeto look

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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.

#13

I Do I Even Need To Say Anything

I Do I Even Need To Say Anything

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Elsie
Community Member
10 months ago

Uneven green! And then raccoon

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#14

I Guess I Got What I Paid For With This Free Look. Asked Mua For Homecoming Makeup

I Guess I Got What I Paid For With This Free Look. Asked Mua For Homecoming Makeup

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
10 months ago

Did they just use a stick of butter on her face ?

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#15

The Eyes Are Neat, But Those Overdrawn Lips Irk Me...

The Eyes Are Neat, But Those Overdrawn Lips Irk Me...

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

looks over, but also not done badly

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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.

#16

This Color Match On The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

This Color Match On The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
10 months ago

Her face went on vacation to Rio and the rest of her stayed home.

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#17

This Overlining Lipline Trend Needs To Die. It Looks Like A Itchy Inflammation

This Overlining Lipline Trend Needs To Die. It Looks Like A Itchy Inflammation

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

looks like a rash honestly

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#18

I Found One! From An Episode On Hooked On The Look

I Found One! From An Episode On Hooked On The Look

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Call Me Mars
Community Member
10 months ago

I have no words. He looks like a tomato with mold on it.

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#19

Uhm...

Uhm...

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HamGoblin
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10 months ago

She looks jaundiced.

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#20

She Just Lost Like Half Her Nose...

She Just Lost Like Half Her Nose...

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GoodWolf
Community Member
10 months ago

The before picture is soooo much better!

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#21

Snapchat's "Beauty Hacks" Never Fail To Deliver Material Worthy Of This Sub

Snapchat's "Beauty Hacks" Never Fail To Deliver Material Worthy Of This Sub

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

I don't see an issue with how her lips looked in the before, beauty standards are so weird

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#22

The Nose Contouring And The Brows (And Not Only)... Just Why?

The Nose Contouring And The Brows (And Not Only)... Just Why?

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Xatia L
Community Member
10 months ago

“Mom can we get David Bowie?” Mom: “We have David Bowie at home” David Bowie at home

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#23

Can We Put An End To This Brow Trend Already? 😪

Can We Put An End To This Brow Trend Already? 😪

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
10 months ago

In a few weeks there should be four beautiful butterflies.

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#24

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!!

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!!

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

kinda looks like something some ig influencers would wear, also ask for a refund

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#25

The Shade Difference Between Her Hand And Face

The Shade Difference Between Her Hand And Face

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Caro Caro
Community Member
10 months ago

Is it a fashion thing to have a very orange face? I was taught to use foundation the same shade as my skin and a dusting of powder one shade darker if you want. This is going too far.

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#26

Some Very Intense Bridal Makeup Seen On Instagram

Some Very Intense Bridal Makeup Seen On Instagram

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
10 months ago

Darling, if it makes you feel good, do it. But I hope you know people will find you just as attractive without a drop of makeup.

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#27

Oof

Oof

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
10 months ago

Had she requested a moustache look?

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#28

She Asked For Bridal Makeup And Got This

She Asked For Bridal Makeup And Got This

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Ruby
Community Member
10 months ago

Seen this video, she goes to low rated make-up artists to see how bad it actually is

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#29

The Eyes Are Great But...

The Eyes Are Great But...

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

WHY IS EVERYONE HERE DONALD TRUMP AS A FEMALE

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#30

I Love The Idea, But The Brows Ruin It For Me

I Love The Idea, But The Brows Ruin It For Me

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

kinda looks like they were stuck on with glue

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#31

50 Shades Of Orange

50 Shades Of Orange

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

looks like she ate too many carrots, those things can turn your skin orange

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#32

The Foundation Oh Noo

The Foundation Oh Noo

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

is it just me or does it look green?

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#33

Oompa Loompa Doopity Doo...

Oompa Loompa Doopity Doo...

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I I
Community Member
10 months ago

da f**k ? really ? you guys pay good money to look like tw@s ?

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#34

Her Makeup Looks Are Usually Fine, But This Outdoor Lighting Is Doing No Favors

Her Makeup Looks Are Usually Fine, But This Outdoor Lighting Is Doing No Favors

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

Why do her cheeks look so... pointy?

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#35

It Looks Like She Has A Nose On Top Of Her Nose!

It Looks Like She Has A Nose On Top Of Her Nose!

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

HAHA THE TITLE

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#36

And On This Season Of Horribly Over-Lined Lips

And On This Season Of Horribly Over-Lined Lips

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
10 months ago

The MUA on Sabrina really did them dirty. I just rewatched the entire show again and was once more reminded of the biggest thing I disliked: the makeup.

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#37

It's A Interesting Look

It's A Interesting Look

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
10 months ago

She was so pretty before!!! In the other pic she looks like something from a horror movie

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#38

His Nose... I’m Speechless

His Nose... I’m Speechless

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Binx
Community Member
10 months ago

Because they couldn't find your nose and mistook your for a glam Voldy?

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#39

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

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AnnaBanana
Community Member
10 months ago

I do - EEK!!!

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#40

Talk About Caking It On.. Seems Like A Waste Of Foundation!

Talk About Caking It On.. Seems Like A Waste Of Foundation!

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

how to achieve that 'icing on a cake' look with your foundation!

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#41

Another Casualty Of 90 Day Fiancé Muas

Another Casualty Of 90 Day Fiancé Muas

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buttonpusher
Community Member
10 months ago

"I felt more comfortable not unpack" Wat?

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#42

Liverpool UK

Liverpool UK

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

her forehead and her cheeks look like they belong to 2 different people

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#43

Let Me Blend That Blush

Let Me Blend That Blush

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Michelle M
Community Member
10 months ago

'Ran out of blush. Will just smudge this lipstick over here. Sí, Perfecto.'

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#44

“Pro Artist And Tutor” Who Runs A Prestigious Makeup Academy, Owns A Salon And Has 36k Followers... What

“Pro Artist And Tutor” Who Runs A Prestigious Makeup Academy, Owns A Salon And Has 36k Followers... What

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deathrose
Community Member
10 months ago

Her left eye is heterochromic. I was instantly distracted by it because it's so beautiful that I forgot to look at her makeup lol

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#45

You Can See Where She Stopped Blending Around The Collar

You Can See Where She Stopped Blending Around The Collar

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

it was too much, she just gave up on blending

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#46

Marc Jacobs Lipstick Making These Lips Look Crusty Af. Literally Looks Like You Could Peel It Off

Marc Jacobs Lipstick Making These Lips Look Crusty Af. Literally Looks Like You Could Peel It Off

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
10 months ago

Are her lips too dry or is she dehydrated?

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#47

Oof... Colormatch Is A Bit Off

Oof... Colormatch Is A Bit Off

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River Webb
Community Member
10 months ago

why? why do people want to look like a carrot?

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#48

Mmm Yes! Ruin This Amazing Eye Makeup With Goopy Beef Lips

Mmm Yes! Ruin This Amazing Eye Makeup With Goopy Beef Lips

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Dodo
Community Member
10 months ago

I don't get the furry caterpillar eyelashes. Isn't it uncomfortable?

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#49

Does This Belong Here ?

Does This Belong Here ?

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ThatOneWriter
Community Member
10 months ago

What the actual fresh hell?

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#50

Big Miranda Sings Vibes

Big Miranda Sings Vibes

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ThatOneWriter
Community Member
10 months ago

This one is the least-terrible so far. Like I wouldn't even call this "bad".

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