12 Hilarious #MakeupFails That All Beauty Lovers Can Relate To

October 04, 2017
Marisa Petrarca
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
illustration of person wearing messy mascara

Random breakouts and peeling matte lipstick are unavoidable struggles we’ve all experienced. So what’s even more extreme than these little annoyances? The pure #MakeupFails, like sneezing right after patiently drawing on your cateye or putting the finishing touches of mascara on your lashes – or poking yourself in the eye with your mascara only to end up crying and smearing all of your makeup.

We’ve all been there and understand the struggle that is a horrible #MakeupFail. And even though it’s surely devastating in the moment, these moments are all too funny after the fact. To celebrate the unfortunate comedy  that comes with these painful (sometimes literally) moments, we’ve rounded up twelve #MakeupFails from Twitter that are all too relatable.

I don't sneeze often but when I do... it's right after I finish applying mascara. #makeup #makeupfail #girlproblems

— Samantha Sharar (@samanthasharar) September 10, 2015

So I did a little subtle contour today and my aunt thought I had a bruise on my face....#makeupfail

— yung Ri♍️🌞 (@_YungRi) April 16, 2017

Me: gets the perfect lip line only when I forget to brush my teeth first. #MakeupFail #LipstickEverywhere #MurderedToothbrush #Facepalm

— Melissa Carter (@MelCarterWrites) August 11, 2017

When the lighting in the store is deceiving #MakeupFail pic.twitter.com/yR9XNmP9QC

— Moosleemargh (@moosleemargh) September 12, 2017

When you're getting ready & you dab your forehead with a tissue covered in mascara...extra black mascara 😳😩 #makeupfail #regret #fail

— Stacey Sloan (@stay_cray) September 2, 2017

Struggling is when people ask if you lightened your skin & you have to admit that you were accidentally buying darker foundation #MakeupFail

— Dani (@thedailydanni) August 28, 2017

Any attempt I make at a "smoky eye" just looks like I didn't take off my eye make up before going to bed the night before. #makeupfail

— Jill McKnight (@maerlyn99) July 29, 2017

Sometimes I forget that #babylips are tinted and don't realize until I look in rear view mirror. #makeupfail #pretty pic.twitter.com/uBQcZSZ6N9

— Katie Green (@K8eBG) July 25, 2017

My thoughts when applying #makeup "Today's look will feature an ultra-thin liquid..." - blink - "extra-thick liquid #eyeliner " #makeupfail

— Polina Starobinets (@BestGrlinthUSSR) March 25, 2017

Forgot for a minute that I am not a runway model and bought some grey lipstick...surprisingly makes me look like I ate dirt...#makeupfail

— princessinvisbl (@princessinvisbl) July 30, 2017

Have overdone eyebrows. Look like a Bond villain. #makeupfail #oops

— Nicola Jane Swinney (@NicolaJSwinney) March 30, 2017

Spent all morning thinking I had massive black bags under my eyes. I don't, it's just melted mascara 😳😂 #MakeUpFail

— Holly (@holl_doll_) February 19, 2017

What’s your best (or should we say, worst) #MakeupFail? Let us know in the comments below.


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