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From Raccoon-Eyes to Lopsided Lines, We’ve Compiled a List of All the Eyeliner Fails of Our Youth

Not everyone is a natural eyeliner savant. For the vast majority of us, it takes hours (10,000 to be exact) of intense practice and hard work to perfect the ultimate winged tip. Creating the perfect eyeliner look requires a lot of moving parts: hand placement and steadiness, an eye for symmetry, complete stillness, and high-quality makeup products.

The road to the perfect cat-eye is paved with traumatic experiences–most of which happen in your teens. When you’re young and just getting into the makeup game, your mornings are spent battling with pens, brushes, crayons, pencils, and markers. To become an eyeliner master, the price of admission is a lot of failures. FIERCE by Mitu has compiled a list of all of the struggles you have to go through when you first learn to put on eyeliner. Take a peek below!

1. Mind the Gap

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When you first start out applying eyeliner, sometimes you’re so concerned about getting the line the right length and width that you forget all about the actual placement of the eyeliner. That leaves you with a glaring gap between the eyeliner and the actual eye line. So frustrating. 

2. The Accidental Under-Eye Shadow 

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When you first start putting on eyeliner, you don’t even think about the fact that blinking too hard will cause an unwanted ring of black under your eye. Luckily, this is a pitfall that is easily avoided. Most of us learn quickly not to do any sort of blinking when applying eyeliner.

3. When Less Doesn’t Always Mean More

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There are two types of eyeliner beginners: the ones that go full-goth and walk around with two black eyes, and the ones that go the opposite direction. The latter type uses such a light hand that it’s hard to see any makeup on their eyes at all. We chalk this up to doubting their makeup skills. Luckily, this 

4. When You Accidentally Stab Yourself in the Eye

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There’s two downsides to the accidental-stabbing situation (which we’ve all been through). Number one: you’re in physical pain. Number two: your eye is watering so much that now you’ve not only ruined your eye makeup, but you’ve ruined the rest of your makeup due to the tears streaming down your face. 

5. There’s Such a Thing As Too Thick

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When you start on your eyeliner journey, you’re dealing with a lot of mistakes. A lot of newbies try to overcome these mistakes by just putting more product on. Unfortunately, this is another mistake. You can fix a problem by just adding more mess to it. The only thing that can truly make you better is practice. 

6. Investing in Cheap Products

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There’s a catch-22 for when you first start putting on makeup–not only are your skills shoddy, but you don’t even have the budget to invest in high-grade products. That means you’re doomed to have a wobbly eye-line with product that’s prone to smudging, flaking, and running. 

7. Uncertainty

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Sometimes, the problem isn’t necessarily in the skill. Sometimes, it’s all in your mind. When you second-guess yourself when you’re applying your eyeliner, the outcome is bound to be unsatisfactory. Have confidence in your abilities and you’re much more likely to end up with a successful look.

8. An Unsteady Hand

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Developing a steady-hand is arguably the hardest skill to solidify when learning how to apply your eyeliner. It takes loads of concentration and complete confidence in your abilities–two traits that are hard to come by as a young woman. 

9.  Only Applying Eyeliner On the Bottom

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The “bottom-only” look is a look that has almost completely gone out of style (thankfully). But back in the day, it was an unfortunate makeup trend that only those new to the makeup life ascribed to. 

10. Lopsided Eyes

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There’s nothing more frustrating than completing one eye perfectly and moving onto the other and utterly failing. When you’re just starting, the number of times you have to wipe one eye completely off and start from scratch is infuriating. 

11. When You Don’t Know Where To Start the Line

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This is one of those tricky eye-makeup meta-skills you only learn through doing. When you first learn to put on eyeliner, it’s a bit of a challenge to figure out where you want to start your eyeliner. In the corner? Mid-lid? Somewhere in-between? The choices seem endless!

12. The Famous Raccoon Look

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Another unfortunate right-of-passage in the eyeliner world, every makeup aficionado has to go too far before they discover the error of their ways and come back to the good side. We all had that phase in high-school where we looked like we learned to put on our eyeliner from Jack Skellington cosplay tutorials. 

 

This Year’s Best Wedding Photos By Fearless Awards Are Making The Rounds Online—And They’re Truly Heartwarming

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This Year’s Best Wedding Photos By Fearless Awards Are Making The Rounds Online—And They’re Truly Heartwarming

Every two months the Fearless Awards recognize the best wedding photos in the world. The winning images are selected by a panel of expert curators from Fearless Photographers, a digital platform that connects couples with wedding photographers. The pictures have been making the rounds on the internet as the year draws closer to an end. We read that around 2 photos from every 100 are selected, and these ones we rounded up are emotional, heartwarming and downright funny. Which do you like best?

Lucha Libre Style

Kathruyn Krueger

Nothing like including the things you love on such a special day. This groom made sure that his love of Lucha Libre was known, and gave all of the members of his entourage, their own Luchador mask. Gotta love the originality.

A Mariachi Wedding

Gera Gallardo

Here’s the clear example of how a traditional wedding does not have to be conventional. This couple stuck to their roots and decided to give the event a very Mexican dress code with these Mariachi outfits —brb, just gonna look for a groom real quick so I can dress him up as a charro.

An emotional moment

Alberto Parejo

There can’t be a wedding without tears —of joy that is. This photo is so heartwarming it has tears welling up in my eyes.

Making the most of a destination wedding

Alex Beckett

I mean, if you have a place like Santorini as the backdrop for your wedding, no picture can really be a bad one. But tAlex Beckett, the photographer of this gem, used a beautiful play of light and shadow to create the magnified-effect of the married couple against a classic Greek house; dreamy.

Another epic destination wedding shot

Ana Maria Dumbrava

Again, if the wedding is being held at an amazing geographical location, the pictures are just going to be pure gold. This one here, with the happy couple, playfully sliding down the dunes is absolute goals —but also, there’s got to be a lot of sand in those clothes.

Confetti Madness

Joe Scrivens

Everything about this photo gives us chills. The energy, the colors, the vibrancy; it’s like we can feel the love through our screen. Can you?

An unconventional couple

Fiona Walsh

Some people have dessert tables at their weddings, others have board games, some offer boat rides or wild cocktails. Not this couple, they had a whole fair ride at their wedding. And the shot of them both riding at full speed is really a beauty.

A chill wedding by the lake

Juan Carballo Castro

More often than not, brides have the fame of being crazy, controlling, perfectionist maniacs. Not this one. Her entourage had already removed their gowns and jumped into the lake. We can only suspect that she’s about to do the same —and the mood of peace and fun that this photo is transmitting, really is making us question our fictitious wedding plans.

Female love

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Ok so I’m crying now. Have you ever seen a photo that captures the essence of female love, companionship, empowerment and sorority more beautifully than this one by Jake Hannah? Okay, maybe you have, but this one is truly moving.

Otherworldly wedding vibes

David Hofman

This photo was actually taken in Brazil, but because of the visual effect, you could swear it was somewhere icy like Iceland or Canada. The couple seem to be walking on water, bathed in sunlight, and if that’t not an ideal metaphor for a happy marriage, then we don’t know what is.

Daddy’s Girl

Lucas Bezila

Crying again. Few things beat a deep father-daughter moment. Crazy to think that this man was about to give this woman, who once was his very own little girl, away. I’m weeping.

Post-wedding swim

Lanny Mann

Another laid back couple. Look at all that joy. A beautiful sunset, a happy moment, all smiles and warmth —we can almost feel the tropical weather just looking at it.

A mother’s love

Casian Podar

This is the visual definition of ‘tears of joy’. This abuelita holds on to her little girl; happily squeezing her, excited because finally, on this nieta’s case, she’ll never have to ask “¿Y el novio?” again.

Celebrate your culture

Jacki Bruniquel

We loved to see other cultures represented in the list of top wedding photos of the year. Not all brides wear white, some wear every color in the rainbow and this bright photo is really lighting up our day.

The couple’s best friend

Marius Dragan

Doggo parents will understand. One cannot simply get married and leave their best friend behind —and this good boy is clearly not ready to let go.

A very NYC wedding

Sascha Reinkin

This one is for the diehard New Yorkers. The ones that love their city so much, they couldn’t picture joining their lives to another, in a city that’s not their own. Absolutely love.

Contour And Highlight, SlickPour Nails, And Unicorn Hair—These Were The Most Popular Beauty TikToks Of The Year

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Contour And Highlight, SlickPour Nails, And Unicorn Hair—These Were The Most Popular Beauty TikToks Of The Year

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2019 was definitely the year of TikTok. The short-format video platform released it’s own TikTok 100, a list featuring the most popular viral posts and creators in 2019. The ranking is influenced by likes, views, shares and trends. “The TikTok Top 100 videos celebrate the ingenuity of this diverse community and all of the incredible content that made TikTok such a special place this year,” wrote Vanessa Pappas, general manager at TikTok U.S., in announcing the list in a blog post Monday. 

But what we want to know is which were the top beauty posts. Was it makeup tutorials? Nail art? Hair? All of the above? Here’s a list of the 10 most popular beauty posts on TikTok this 2019.

Creating the perfect blue glitter acrylic by @youngnailsinc

Young Nails Inc. has established itself as a leading nail extensions TikTok page. With more than 600 thousand followers, Young Nails features their signature SlickPour technique —a new powder enhancement for nails that’s taking over acrylics. Their videos come in slow motion and reverse, and the slow pour is #oddlysatisfying.

Check out more here.

Checkered clown check by @abbyrartistry

Abby Roberts is an Instagram star and beauty promoter who is known for sharing a wide blend of both beauty and special effects makeup. Her Instagram account abbyroberts has more than 1.2 million followers, and on TikTok, she has over 5 million! Specializing in characters from movies as well as detailed Halloween effects, Abby has been affiliated with big makeup brands like Morphe and Colourpop. 

Check it out here.

That contour and highlight, though! by @jamescharles

James Charles’s breakthrough moment came when his high-school-yearbook picture went viral thanks to his very extra use of highlighter and a ring light. Celebrities like Zendaya endorsed it, and, not too long after, CoverGirl signed him as its first-ever male spokesmodel. He appeared on Ellen and even did Katy Perry’s makeup. He collaborated on videos with Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, so it’s really no wonder that he’s included on this list —the real shocker would be if he hadn’t. 

Check it out here

Six different festival fashion trends by @glitterandlazers

Curvy blogger Anna O’Brien, 33, from Cleveland, Ohio, is best known on social media for her Glitter and Lazers blog and YouTube channel. She is known for posting everything from hauls to DIYS to vlogs on the two social platforms. The Texas native gained a lot of notoriety this year  thanks to the ‘body positive’ movement, and we’re so here for TikTok including a curvy woman in the lineup #representation.

Check it out here.

Multicolor hair highlights by @emilymunyak

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Lip-sync and comedy video creator popular on TikTok, Emily Munyak has accrued more than 700,000 fans. She first became active on TikTok in her early teens, when the app was known as musical.ly. 

Unicorn-colored braid! by @learnwithlati

https://www.tiktok.com/@learnwithlati/video/6753461535458282757

Want to learn how to style beautiful hairstyles? You have come to the right place! Learn with Lati is known for offering super quick, easy and beautiful hairstyling tutorials —plus Lati always features the most beautifully colored wigs and stunning backdrops. 

Create an eyeshadow look by randomly picking three different colors! by @jamescharles

https://www.tiktok.com/@jamescharles/video/6745190782275210501

Another James Charles video —no surprise there either! This one features a makeup challenge that went viral this year on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. All about picking three eyeshadows at random and then making a look out of it. Charles aced it as usual with a very weird combination of colors. To have those skills…sigh!

Check it out here.

The ultimate glitter mask by @victorialyn

https://www.tiktok.com/@victorialyn/video/6646545467209420037

We all love a peel-off mask, and the only thing better than one, is a glittery peel-off mask. The YouTube personality and makeup artist known for publishing beauty tutorials and vlogs on her Victoria Lyn Beauty channel secured a place in the list with this natural, ‘everyday’ look. Proving that not all viral makeup looks have to be super elaborate and over the top. Victoria Lyn has amassed more than 80,000 subscribers on the platform.

An ’80s-inspired look by @addyurdaddy

https://www.tiktok.com/@addyurdaddy/video/6710781064794606854

With the cute caption: “it’s 1985 and ur getting ready to meet ur friend el and max at the mall” Addy from Emo Horse Girl, appealed to our little ‘Stranger Things’-loving hearts and 80s nostalgia. What’s not to love about this look?

A purple-perfect Barbie inspired look by @victorialyn

https://www.tiktok.com/@victorialyn/video/6722149646975782149

Another one from Victoria Lyn, with another glitter peel-off mask too! She’s known for her ‘easy’, ‘everyday’ makeup looks even if this one looks like you need a little more expertise and artistry than yours truly possesses. But hey, one can dream, and one can also enjoy the glitter, the hair and the glamour; a true Barbie Doll-worthy rendition.