These Beauty Fails Just Might Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Beauty trends and standards are ever-changing, and sometimes you want to try one of those new trends but it just doesn’t go the way you wanted it to. Maybe you decided rather than go to a salon, you’d just dye your hair in your bathroom at home and save yourself the money, but it came out orange. Or maybe you tried a new fad and ending up ripping off half your eyebrow…

We’ve all been there, and we can all feel the pain of these people who thought they had the best new look, but it ended in tragedy.

Spray Tan Tears

don't cry after a spray tan
Photo Credit: reddit / thiscontradiction
Photo Credit: reddit / thiscontradiction

They always tell you not to cry after you get a spray tan, but it’s one of those things that you don’t really think about because why would you cry after a spray tan? Unfortunately, this girl had to learn the lesson the hard way.

The teen in question said she started to cry in her car, realized she had no tissues to stop the tears, then began to cry harder. A bit of a vicious cycle. In the end, it was okay because she went back to the salon, explained what happened and they helped her out!

Natural Tan

tumeric facemask gone wrong - stained orange face
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sophcianciulli
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sophcianciulli

At-home facemasks seem like a great idea until you realize that your face is still orange after you wash off the mask because your “natural ingredients” dyed your face.

That’s what happened to Sophie, who shared pictures of when she “made a turmeric face mask without actually researching it and it stained my face now I look like Bart Simpson.” We’re curious how long it took her to get this off, and how much scrubbing it took.

It’s A New Style!

choppy layered haircut
Photo Credit: imgur
Photo Credit: imgur

When someone says they want to chop off a few inches this isn’t usually what they mean… We sincerely hope this woman didn’t pay any money for this hair cut, or at the very least we hope she got a refund.

Maybe this was the result of a midnight breakdown, like when girls cut their own bangs in the middle of the night, or maybe some sibling rivalry went a little too far… No matter the reason, she’s going to be rocking a bob for a while.

Tape Lift

tape facelift didn't work out
Photo Credit: Instagram / @k8icroissant
Photo Credit: Instagram / @k8icroissant

We’ve all been there. You see some beauty vlogger or Instagram influencer who posts a video where she shows you how to do some new beauty fad – like using tape to give yourself a facelift – and you think “I could totally do that!”

You watch the video 10+ times, following along carefully, but instead of looking like the Instagrammer, you turn out looking like a who down in Whoville from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

A Nail Biter

teeth manicure beauty fail
Photo Credit: Instagram / @nail_sunny
Photo Credit: Instagram / @nail_sunny

The worst part about this manicure is that it was voluntary. Someone walked into a nail salon and said: “hey can you put fake teeth on my fingers?” Even worse, the nail technician said: “hey that’s a great idea, I’ll definitely do that for you!”

How do you even function normally with nails like these? You’d probably break your phone screen just trying to send a text message. We’re counting this one as a fail because, well, look at it.

How Does It Look?

undercut gone wrong
Photo Credit: Reddit / @addisonandjake
Photo Credit: Reddit / @addisonandjake

Okay, we’re no experts, and we didn’t go to cosmetology school or train to be a hairdresser, but this isn’t how an undercut is supposed to turn out, right?

Outside of the fact that it looks super painful, it really wasn’t even worth the pain because that design definitely doesn’t match the picture. At least it’s an undercut so you can just hide it with the rest of your hair until it starts to grow in! Crisis (mostly) averted.

Body Slammed

face plant makeupimprints
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jamiemcnee and @PacoSZN
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jamiemcnee and @PacoSZN

Imagine getting into a taxi or walking into a room and finding the imprint of someone’s face just chilling there. It’d be terrifying, but also hilarious, which is what these twitter users experienced.

The first photo was shared by someone whose father discovered after having to slam on the breaks that one of his passengers clearly wasn’t wearing a seatbelt because her whole face hit the headrest. The second one was from the victim of a body slam who had just finished doing her makeup and got stuck in a wrestling match. Yikes.

Brow Be Gone

flyaway eyebrow
Photo Credit: Instagram / @townsendbeauty
Photo Credit: Instagram / @townsendbeauty

Beauty Instagrammer @townsendbeauty posted this photo to her page captioned “In short, I think we can all agree this beauty trend needs to stop it. The tail of the brow won’t even lay down, no matter how hard I press, or how much glue I use!”

In case you’re still confused, this influencer was testing out “brow wigs” (who knew that was a thing?) which is why it looks like her eyebrow is peeling off of her face – it’s because it is.

The Perfect Tan Line

spray tan line across forehead
Photo Credit: Twitter / @caitlynkillem
Photo Credit: Twitter / @caitlynkillem

According to Twitter user Cait, this is the “delightful result” you get when you go for a spray tan for your birthday but you pull the hairnet too low onto your forehead… Looks like it’s time for someone to consider getting bangs.

Shouldn’t whoever set her up in the booth have helped her out with the hairnet placement? Maybe some minimum wage employee was feeling vindictive that day. Someone on Twitter compared Cait to Ross from Friends when he gets a spray tan only on his front half and honestly, they’re not wrong.

It’s Art, Okay?

lipstick swatch under eyebrow
Photo Credit: Twitter / @gdycin
Photo Credit: Twitter / @gdycin

This girl shared a picture to Twitter of the time she forgot she had a lipstick swatch on her hand and came out looking like a work of abstract art.

Remember ladies, never rub your eyes while doing your makeup, for a number of reasons. At least this girl was still in the process of doing her makeup and hadn’t already left the house or something! She definitely wouldn’t have been happy if she was out running errands and then realized there was something on her face.

Say Cheese!

silver eyeshadowed devil
Photo Credit: imgur / Purrfectme2
Photo Credit: imgur / Purrfectme2

“Wear silver eye shadow,” they said. “It’ll look great in pictures,” they said. No one anticipated what would happen if you blinked at the wrong moment though.

These girls were just trying to get some nice prom pictures and instead got pictures that look like one of them is being possessed. At least they were able to laugh at themselves and they shared the photos on social media so others could laugh too!

From Sophomore To Smurf

college smurfette purple hair dye problem
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KennzieMack
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KennzieMack

“How’s college going? …..well my roommate is now a smurf” wrote one Twitter user when she shared pictures of her roommates hair-dye-gone-wrong incident.

While trying to dye her hair because that’s what hip, young, cool university students do, this college student managed to dye her hair purple, but she also died half of her body purple along with it. Her hands, her arms, her face and neck, all dyed purple. Hopefully one of her school colors is purple so she could play it off as school pride…

Taking Sample Sizes To A Whole New Level

sample masks .. for dolls
Photo Credit: reddit / woahaintitfun and Twitter / Colorfulkkayla
Photo Credit: reddit / woahaintitfun and Twitter / Colorfulkkayla

It’s always nice when a company sends along a free sample after you buy their products, but in order to appreciate those products they should probably not be sized for dolls.

How is anyone supposed to test out a facemask when it only covers a fifth of their face? If someone was looking to only exfoliate one of their cheeks or the middle of their forehead, they probably wouldn’t buy a full face mask.

Walking Advertisement

hair dye from walmat
Photo Credit: imgur / heywheresperry
Photo Credit: imgur / heywheresperry

“My girlfriend was bleaching her hair to re-dye it, and used a Walmart bag to keep the heat in… She just sent me this.”

We’re guessing this girlfriend’s intention wasn’t to turn out looking like a walking Walmart advertisement, but unfortunately, that’s what happened! This is why you’re supposed to use regular ol’ clear plastic shower caps when you’re bleaching your hair, and that’s definitely what she’ll use when she has to bleach it yet again.

Glue Gone Wrong

glue on eyebrows fail
Photo Credit: YouTube/TheresaSayWhat
Photo Credit: YouTube/TheresaSayWhat

One YouTuber found herself in a sticky situation after she failed to completely think through her DIY blackhead removal trick.

Beauty vlogger Theresa SayWhat covered her face in Elmer’s Glue to see if it would work as an at-home blackhead removal product, but unfortunately, she forgot that eyebrows and glue don’t usually go well together. After removing the glue – and half of her eyebrow hairs – Theresa had a message for her viewers: “Don’t ever, ever put glue on your eyebrows.” You probably already knew that though, right?

The Painful Peel Off

charcoal peel off mask that really hurts
Photo Credit: YouTube / TiffandCari
Photo Credit: YouTube / TiffandCari

Vloggers Tiff and Cari uploaded a video to their YouTube page of Tiff attempting to remove a charcoal peel-off mask that ended in actual tears.

Tiff admits at the beginning of the video that the product came in a “sketchy looking box” and shows the viewers that the label on the bottle is crooked, but she put the mask on anyways. It takes her nearly 10 minutes to peel off because she has to periodically stop to cry or yell in pain. Note to self: don’t put sketchy unreliable products on your face.

Puffed Up

puffy feet from too tight shoes
Photo Credit: imgur
Photo Credit: imgur

They say beauty knows no pain right? Seems like this woman (and her feet) would probably disagree with that.

No matter how cute the shoes are, it’s probably better for your body if you can actually feel your feet right? Hopefully, this doesn’t happen every time she wears them. Maybe it was just a one-time thing. This will hopefully be a learning moment for her, and her entire wardrobe turns into anything that can be worn with flats.

Taste The Rainbow

woman who died her hair accidentally and matched with fruit
Photo Credit: Twitter / @socialistdogmom
Photo Credit: Twitter / @socialistdogmom

Molly shared this photo of herself to Twitter writing, “thank you facebook for reminding me of the time I accidentally dyed my hair orange and then accidentally dressed like a bag of oranges.” At least she’s able to laugh about it now that her hair is back to a less vibrant color (we assume.)

When will we learn that there’s a reason hair salons and colorists exist! Molly learned that lesson the hard way.

Game Time

hair picture fail
Photo Credit: Instagram / @howdoesshe
Photo Credit: Instagram / @howdoesshe

This is not the kind of before and after picture anyone wants to have, but it definitely proves you get what you pay for. One mom shared a photo of her son’s hair in 2018 vs. when they took him to a different barber in 2019 for the same thing… You can probably guess which one they were happier with.

Luckily, boy’s hair usually grows back pretty quickly so he’ll be able to cover up that not-quite Notre Dame logo in no time!

Prim And Proper Pup

dog's shaved feet
Photo Credit: Twitter / @DelayniJohnson
Photo Credit: Twitter / @DelayniJohnson

Beauty isn’t just for humans, you know. “My mom got her dog’s feet shaved so that they wouldn’t get as dirty when she went outside………” wrote Delayni on Twitter when she shared this picture.

This looks like the most proper pooch around. You would not want to mess with a dog who has feet like this. We have no doubt that this dog will be the Queen of the dog park whenever she goes.