Oh makeup, something that seems so simple but, as anyone can tell you, it requires both talent and practice to get it perfectly done. There are just so many terrible things that can go wrong leaving you looking more like a laughable clown rather than a stunning goddess. Take a look at some of the most hilarious and ridiculous makeup fails ever, and yes, all of these are 100% real. No photoshop, no Halloween outfits, just terrible makeup that serves as a warning to anyone who wants to go too crazy with their going-out routine.
Were You Going For The One Eyebrow Look?
If you were ever wondering how to create the illusion of having a unibrow, this is how it's done. Although we're really not sure why you want to do this to yourself. Unfortunately, this woman's makeup is wrong on so many levels.
Her foundation is a peach-colored disaster, her eyebrows are drawn in unevenly, and the absence of foundation around the eyebrows somehow makes this look even worse. Yikes!
Where Do We Even Start?
Let's start with a simple question - who in the world did her makeup? Whoever did this needs to find another job, because sadly this woman's face is a nightmare!
Although the MAU attempted to contour, she failed to enhance the woman's features in any way. We're sure this woman is beautiful without her orange foundation, scary brows, and furry lashes - this makeup needs to be removed immediately!
When The Before Photo Is Actually Better
We'll start off by saying that the woman looks stunning on the left. Her freckles offer a unique look and her red hair compliments her skin.
After looking at the photo on the right, however, not only is the makeup terrible but she doesn't even resemble herself! The cakey brown foundation is hiding her gorgeous skin. Why do people choose to look like mannequins?
Terrible Makeup, Celebrity Edition
Just like they say in the tabloids, celebrities are just like us! We're not the only ones who get bad makeovers—it turns out Tyra Banks, J.Lo, and Drew Barrymore do also.
Nobody is safe from the terrible makeup artists of the world from cakey foundation to eye shadow that looks like you got punched in the face.
Are Your Eyes Okay?
This one is so awful it's hard to look at. There are so many things that are wrong with this woman's makeup so let's dive in. First of all, did the makeup artist really think that this pink and white eye shadow blend was a look that could be worn in public?
And what is going on with those caterpillar eyebrows? Although the foundation is the least of her problems, it doesn't help that some of it got on her uniform collar.
Why Did You Do This?
We seriously have no words for this one. Why would anyone want to color in their eyebrows so thick? Is this a new trend, because as far as we know it's not. Either way, it's extremely unflattering and ridiculous looking.
Believe it or not, this woman is a local celebrity in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha Republic in Russia, and is promoting her business with her huge eyebrows.
Let's Hope This Was For A Costume
Photos like this honestly make us question humanity. Who would do this to themselves or have someone else do this to them? The woman's picture on the left looks very nice.
She did not have to change her appearance to look like a poorly made doll. From the zombie-like foundation to her scary-looking eyebrows and swollen lips, let's just hope this was for a costume.
The Difference In Color Between Their Hands And Their Faces
We're sensing a common theme here—people seem to really love orange foundation, and we get the thought behind it. Everyone wants to look tan these days.
Therefore, if someone wants to appear tan without heading to the beach or salon, makeup artists can fix that for you, only nobody said to go orange! And don't show your hands while you're doing this, please.
I'm Sorry, Were You Saying Something?
While we've been complaining about the orange skin situation, there seems to be another foundation crisis we weren't aware of - yellow-green foundation!
We can't believe we're about to say this, but yellow-green foundation does not match with light skin or any skin for that matter. Unless you're going for Halloween as an ogre, please do not do this, we beg of you.
Better Luck Next Time
From the look on this woman's face, she is pretty upset about her makeup, and we don't blame her. It seems she went to a makeup artist, hoping for her eye shadow to look like the photo she's holding up on her phone.
But as you can see from her face, the makeup artist did an awful job and the result looks nothing like the photo. Ouch.
You Got Something On Your Face
When it comes to foundation, rule number one is not to turn your skin orange, and rule number two is not to match your skin color to your hair, especially if you're hair is a reddish-orange.
This woman, however, decided to go against both of these rules, and the result is truly horrifying. No wonder she looks so sad.
Don't Ever Do That To A Baby
If you're about to say, "Aww how cute they're matching," we're going to stop you right there. There is absolutely nothing cute about what's going on here.
This mother thought she could make her baby daughter look as awful as she looks by botching up her baby's eyebrows. If someone wants to make themselves look hideous, by all means, but don't do it to your baby. That's just cruel.
The Barbie Look Didn't Quite Turn Out As Planned
Honestly, is this picture even real? Is she trying to look like a doll, or is she dressed as an Oompa Loompa from the movie Willy Wonka & the Cholocate Factory?
The tone discrepancy might be the least of her problems though. Nothing about her makeup was on point that day, and this girl might need to look up a few YouTube videos and try again.
What Is Happening Here?
Okay, what is going on in this photo and where do we even start? Please don't match your orange skin with an orange shirt - it's bad enough you chose to apply orange foundation, so don't make it any worse.
Continuing this makeup nightmare, this woman seems to have attached faux fur to her lashes, and no one wears dark purple lipliner with light-colored lipstick.
Where'd Your Eyebrows Go?
What is it with women thinking they need to shave off their eyebrows? This trend is ridiculous and needs to be stopped.
This otherwise beautiful woman must have thought that penciled in eyebrows is a good look, but she is horribly mistaken. Grow your eyebrows out and never do this again!
Who Here Teaches A Beginners Makeup Course?
Is there anyone out there who can give this woman makeup advice? And we mean LITERALLY anyone - where do we even start with this photo? The three major issues here, are her eyebrows, eyelashes, and lips.
For the eyebrows, she must have been trying to go for an almost unibrow look. As for her eyes, spider lashes are not flattering, and her lips are downright hideous.
That Neck Sunburn Though
What do you guys think of this photo? Just looking at it makes us uncomfortable. If it's not obvious already, this woman is in desperate need of an makeup artist immediately.
Her bronzer is way too dark for her face and isn't applied well, but that's not even the worst part after seeing her sunburnt neck.
No Honey, No
This photo definitely made the internet rounds during Donald Trumps's presidency, and something about his skin is very off. Guessed what it is? That's right, the glaringly orange foundation.
Why couldn't his makeup team leave his skin in its original color? And seeing exactly where the foundation ends near his hairline only makes it worse.
The Opposite Of Natural Makeup
Although we had a similar issue in another photo, we'll say it again because it needs repeating - do not try to match your foundation to your hair color! We wish this was the only problem but unfortunately, that's not the case.
Her foundation is way too shiny, it's much darker from her actual skin tone, and what is up with the pink stripes by her eyelids? Weird.
Bronzer Gone Bad
If we only saw the photo to the right, we'd assume that it was taken from a wax museum. Because both photos are together, side by side, we understand it's an actual person, but we're still not entirely convinced.
What was wrong with her natural makeup? Let's just hope she was dressing up for a photo shoot.
Toothpaste Eye Shadow
Was this woman supposed to be starring in a toothpaste commercial? From the looks of this photo, it appears she squeezed some multi-colored toothpaste onto her eyes.
And if that wasn't all, the lipstick is horrendous and her foundation is uncomfortable to look at. At least she didn't mutilate her eyebrows.
Those Brows Aren't Genetic, Right?
After seeing this eyebrow horror show on this new mom's face, let's be really thankful that they aren't in any way genetic.
Like the rest of the eyebrow disasters on this list, we don't know why people are shaving their brows and penciling in scary ones when they should be working with the brows that they have. This awful trend has to go!
The Eye Lashes Aren't The Only Problem
There's no doubt her makeup needs a lot of help, but there's something specific that's off about this woman's face. If you look closely at her nose, you can see that whoever did her makeup did something really strange.
The foundation gets smaller from her bridge to the tip and we're not sure why anyone would do that. Also, her eyelids are terrifying.
This Makeup Artist Needs To Be Fired
First off, whoever did this poor woman's makeup needs to be fired for her horrible work. Unless the goal was to make her client look like a zombie, she did a terrible job.
From her black eyes to her shiny orange face, no wonder why this woman looks sad! We'd be on the verge of tears with this outcome as well.
When The Makeup Artist Is Left With Only 1 Shade Of Foundation
There's no doubt that these women s look stunning. This photo was clearly taken at a wedding, and the matching dresses and hairstyles are perfect.
However, there is one glaring issue here - their makeup. It's very hard to believe that their makeup artist didn't have access to the foundation that matched these women's skin tones.
So Much Better On The Right
Instead of trashing this woman for the eyebrow plucking obsession, she had ten years ago, let's congratulate her. After a decade of destroying her eyebrows, this woman finally learned to grow them out, and they look stunning!
We all have terrible beauty routines at some points in our lives but it's more important that we learn from our mistakes and move forward.
Aren't You Supposed To Be Some Kind Of YouTube Star?
Like many photos on this list, the issue with this one is the foundation. While we aren't makeup experts, it seems that people are not choosing foundation shades that are anywhere near their own skin color.
We know people want to appear more tan, but applying orange foundation is simply not the way. And this guy is famous beauty YouTuber James Charles, so he should know better!
These Brows Are Terrifying
We don't know about you, but we're actually terrified of this woman. Like many women who don't know better, she shaved off her eyebrows and opted for a thin penciled-in brow.
Only these brows are drawn to permanently look like she's angry, and with her smug smile, she looks absolutely dreadful!
Anything But Soft Or Subtle
Let's start by saying there is nothing soft or subtle about this makeup. The makeup artist clearly has no idea what the definition of those words is.
The makeup she put on this woman is so awful, and we feel very bad for her. While the artist tried to contour the woman's face, the only thing she did do was make her cheeks droopy.
Those Lips Need To Go
Similar to some other photos we've seen earlier, this woman's face is a complete nightmare. The only way to fix this makeup monstrosity is to take all of it off and start over again.
The foundation makes her face puffy and her lashes are unnecessarily large, but nothing is as bad as her painfully swollen-looking lips. Yikes!
Which is Worse, Her Eyes Or Her Lips?
This woman needs to get a new makeup artist, hands down. While she definitely tried to pull off an edgy look with her eyes, they ended up looking like bumblebees.
And her lips are just as bad—the swollen look that we've seen several times is making her look even worse.
Why Would She Do That?
Here's another photo of - why would you do that to yourself, your before is so pretty! This woman has a very unique look with light skin and freckles.
We're not sure why she decided to change her complexion and make herself look swollen and hideous. If you want to use bronzer there's a way to do it, but this is not the way!
Nothing About This Photo Works For Us
Imagine you're going to a wedding and you want to get your hair and makeup done. You ask for something bold dramatic, but the results are so disastrous.
That seems to be what happened here since this woman is on her way to a fancy wedding. Her makeup is awful, and unless she asked for the Bride of Frankenstein hairstyle, her hair is just as bad.
Back Away From The Camera Slowly
How do you feel about this photo? While we want to like it for her cool style, it's making us cringe.
Her hair color is awesome and we do like the thick glasses she chose, but there's one glaring feature we can't seem to ignore - her eyebrows. Why would she think that drawing her brows in this thick would be a good look for her?
When It's Your Makeup Artist's Last Day
We've talked about this a few times - never match your skin color with your hair. This time it looks a bit different than before.
In the previous photos, we've seen women matching their orange hair with orange foundation, but let's be clear, it doesn't matter if your hair is orange, blond, or purple - do not match it to your skin tone, please!
Makeup For Halloween Only
What kind of makeup is this and where to even begin? The only thing this woman has going for her is her eyebrows, which she thankfully didn't touch.
The same can't be said for the shading on her nose, her weird eye shadow, and her super shiny blush on her cheeks. But nothing prepared us for her horrendous shade of green lipstick. Awful.
And He Was On A Makeup Artist Reality Show
This guy's makeup is awful - nothing makes a look worse than a poorly chosen foundation that washes out your face. What makes this whole situation sadder is that this guy was actually on a reality TV show for makeup artists.
Jake Oakley starred in season 2 of Glow Up, but after looking at this photo, we advise you not to take makeup advice from him.
Is That Real Animal Fur?
This woman's makeup is one big mess. We can tell that she tried to look glam with the sparkly eye shadow and dramatic lip color, but the whole thing fell flat.
For starters, she has way too much foundation on her face, and while her eye shadow would have been cool if she kept the rest of her face natural, it looks like she attached fur to her eyelashes.
This Photoshop Is Embarassing
Here's a fun case of bad photoshop. The photo editor was presented with an issue - the woman in the photo didn't have eyebrows.
Now of course that's a huge issue, and eyebrows needed to be photoshopped, but the result is so terrible you can't help but laugh. We can't believe we're saying this, but please tuck the fake brows behind her bangs!
We Think The Sun Got To Her First
This woman really needs to tone down her makeup. We guess that she wanted a dramatic look, but the result was hideous.
The winged eyeliner is too much and over the top, but that's the lease of her problems. The combination of her foundation and blush makes her look like she got a terrible sunburn. Ouch!
At Least She Admitted Her Mistake
We'll try not to be so harsh with this one considering that she did admit to her mistake. This woman tried to do her makeup for a Disney villain costume, but it didn't really go as planned.
She wanted the purple and yellow to come out differently, but she wound up looking like a clown instead.
A Little Too High
There's been plenty of eyebrow disasters on this list, but something we haven't discussed is how high the eyebrows should be sitting on your face.
In a perfect world, you wouldn't be drawing on eyebrows in the first place, but if you already did, please don't have them sit halfway into your forehead like this woman!
The Foundation Isn't The Only Problem
While this woman went straight to complain about the new foundation she bought, there are some other makeup mistakes she made that have nothing to do with her new purchase.
While the foundation is the wrong skin tone and makes her skin look pale, her eyebrows look horrible, and her spider lashes need a serious do-over.
Let's start out by saying that this woman's foundation is awful and makes her look like she was out in the sun for too long. Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about her eyebrows.
While she made the effort to fill in her brows, she looks like she has two caterpillars sitting on her face.
So Shiny It's Hurting Our Eyes
There might actually be something wrong with this woman if she thinks the makeup on her face is acceptable.
From slimy foundation to her caterpillar eyebrows, she needs a new makeup artist as soon as possible. It almost looks like she got out of the shower with her skin so shiny.
This is Not The Answer
We understand how this woman is feeling - breakouts are not very flattering, and it's easier to cover them up than take care of them the right way.
While the "after" photo covers up her acne, the coloring is off, and more importantly, she will probably wind up with more breakouts.
Orange Is Never A Good Color
After four years as president, we were all getting sick of Donald Trump's leathery look, right? His orange skin looks downright terrifying and his skin looks extremely damaged from all the makeup being applied to his face.
And can we talk about the white circles around his eyes? If his makeup artists insisted on painting him orange, at least blend it around his eyes!
How The Brows Stole Christmas
Here's another brow placement disaster. This woman has her eyebrows sitting high on her face, and in a way that makes her look so angry.
And to make matters worse, she's posing for a happy Christmas photo. Nothing says creepy like a smiling angry woman on Christmas.