14 Makeup Fails From 2019 That Will Absolutely Make You Cringe
Every makeup lover knows that achieving the perfect look is not as easy as it, well, looks. Mastering the art of makeup requires a lot of trial and error, and the internet is absolutely overflowing with evidence of the latter. For every fierce makeup success, there are a thousand makeup fails, and while 2019 has served some of the hottest, most sophisticated lewks yet, there was no shortage of highly questionable cosmetic decisions (Perhaps most questionable of all? Posting the evidence online).
Take this beautifully shaded eye with a not-so-shaded brow:
Over the past few years, eyebrows have definitely stepped into the spotlight as one of the most versatile and important elements of any look—but this brow is almost like a ghost, a mere shadow of the eyebrow it could be. It just doesn’t look quite finished, which totally throws everything off.
Or this incredibly unfortunate glitter mishap:
Perhaps somewhat distastefully, it’s been said that glitter is “the herpes of the craft world,” due to its reputation for never going away. Imagine spilling an abundance of the stuff in your eyeball—you’d be seeing sparkles in your periphery for the rest of your life. Another reason to always practice safe cosmetics and use the biodegradable kind.
Or this look, which went a little heavy on the lashes:
There is nothing wrong with a glossy, dewy shine and some sparkles, and this look is actually pretty stunning—but the lashes seem to be a bit bushier than one might wish. It’s undeniable that this girl went a bit heavy on the lashes, but we hope that she didn’t go too heavy to open her eyes . . .
Consider the neon glow of this strikingly orange contour:
Contour can definitely work wonders, but it does require a bit of blending (and, of course, a matching skin tone—so unless you are a pumpkin—or a certain, um, president—this may not be the shade for you).
Or this unsuccessfully exaggerated lip line:
It can be SO TOUGH to draw an even lip. Still, someone should have told this person that they colored outside the lines . . . more than once. Unfortunately, making your lips look plumper requires more than just adding color to the space around them. If only it were so simple.
Or this actual advertisement for makeup classes:
Judging by the unblended eyeshadow, the hastily painted lip, and the general color scheme of the photo, you might want to think twice before signing up for this class.
Or this super unfortunate nail job that you hope this person did not pay for:
Al final, we’re all human, we all make mistakes—even the most artistic nail technicians can mess up. But if you go in for a service expecting some beautiful, shiny, hot new nails and you come out with this? Never again. Te lo juro, never again.
Or this cringey nail job that you know someone *definitely* did pay for:
The thing is, you know that this manicure is exactly what this customer wanted . . . and that may be the gravest fail of all.
Or esta pobrecita, who accidentally flooded her eyes with liquid eyeliner:
This is definitely one of the least funny fails—how scary would it be to have eyeliner fill your eye and obscure your vision, especially if you are totally new to makeup?
Consider this incredibly clumpy, flaky mascara look:
After years of telling us how unseemly it is, big cosmetic companies have been trying to convince us that the clumpy eyelash look is now in style . . . but henny, we’re not fooled. This look is simply not happening, and it is never going to happen.
And 2019 wasn’t just full of poorly executed lewks—it was also a year of many makeup mishaps, like this pup who got a little too eager to try that hot new shade of lipstick:
Sometimes dogs just want to feel pretty, too, okay?
Or this baby, who never quite learned how to apply fake lashes:
It’s okay—this kid is young. There’s plenty of time to refine their cosmetic skills.
Or this baby, who mistook lip gloss for a shimmery pink eyeshadow:
Can you blame her? How can you expect this chiquitina to know the difference between different kinds of makeup before she even knows how to read?
Or this baby, who makes more than enough money to hire an adequate makeup artist (and should probably do so, considering how much he is in the public eye):
Really, if you’re devoting yourself to that bright orange shade—something that the whole world has come to identify you by—you’ve got to really commit. And although blending probably wouldn’t help too much, tbh, it would at least even out what is obviously a terrible, terrible makeup job.