Beauty Disaster MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY Competition!!

Win a MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY  Beauty Bundle

So we’ve all (male or female) probably had some sort of beauty or cosmetic catastrophe at some point or another. Whether it’s crazy tan lines, lashes falling into your romantic dinner, bad reactions to products or a simple broken nail – these things can bring trauma and humiliation to us all.

Its always comforting to know you are not alone, and hear about the trials of fellow beauty seekers, from which we can perhaps learn and avoid similar experiences.

Nail polish melting off my nails whilst on holiday was one of my weirdest beauty disasters (stick to reputable brands in hot weather), along with hair getting sucked into the back end of a hairdryer and ending up in knots, (watch what you’re doing when drying your hair) lol.

To be entered into the prize draw:

1. Comment below with your own beauty disasters.

2. Be sure to follow and re/tweet @thriftyshopper7 using the hashtag #mybeautydisaster

Closing date: 14 June 2015 Midnight. Winner will be drawn from UK entrants.

 

 

 

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140 thoughts on “Beauty Disaster MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY Competition!!

  1. Dale Dow

    over plucking!
    I try and have each eyebrow exact and in the past would have to keep plucking more from each side until I had ridiculously thin eyebrows

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  2. Nikki Hunter-Pike

    I decided to let a lady at Chelsea Brows in a shopping centre demonstrate their eyebrow pencil and stencils, I’d been desperate to get someone to do them properly as i ended in failure everytime at home (I have platinum blonde eyebrows and one eyebrow slightly higher than the other) – well i looked ridiculous, it looked like i had two great big dirty wonky catapillars on my face – and me being as polite as i am am, just smiled and then made a swift exit home to get it off my face! – i could actually see people sniggering at me as i walked through the shopping centre to get home!

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  3. Wendy

    A friend who was training to be a beauty therapist (now fully qualified and is doing really well) had been waxing my eyebrows for about a year, she was on holiday and they needed doing so I bought some of the shaped wax strips to do them myself. Well the shape was ok but I was left with red spots of dried blood where every hair had been pulled from. I had to restyle my hair to cover my brows for a few days. #mybeautydisaster

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  4. alice lightning

    I had put on mascara and forgot when I went out a fly flew into my eye so I started rubbing it, when I,d finished my eye looked as though it had a big bruise round it talk about looked like I got a punch in the eye , I walked home like it nowonder I was getting funny looks the embarrassment

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  5. Julie Booth

    My beauty disaster was doing my make up in the car (hubby driving) on way into work, and I forgot to put on my eyebrows and mascara so had a lovely foundation and lippy but no eyes all day- I never even realised!

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  6. Eve Burke

    I have a beauty disaster daily!!!! I can never get my eye make up the same on each eye so always look very odd!!! The kids at the school I work at are always quick to point it out – IN EVERY LESSON!!! Gotta feel sorry for me!

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  7. Nichola Harwood

    Fake eyelashes! Felt like i had butterflys for eyelashes and when they came out they ripped half of my natural one out too! Never again x

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Thanks for sharing – that’s awful, when done properly this shouldn’t happen, Eyelure glue is the most reputable, and you need only apply it sparingly. Hope you haven’t given up on false lashes – they’re great!!

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  8. DS

    trying out a new eyeliner for a show and not realising it was dripping down my cheeks until in between sets.
    also i had my eyebrows threaded and they made them so uneven even my husband couldn’t pretend! the sweet man tried to help even as I cried on the couch…..

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  9. Heather Lynn

    Oh dear lol. I’d have to say my biggest beauty uh-oh is when I was using one of those electronic brow shavers…

    I was touching up my brows one night and the lighting sucked.
    All of a sudden, I saw a bunch of little hairs fall in the sink! I turn off the shaver, and was confused bc my eye brows were still there!
    So where did all those little hairs come from?!?
    Well… My eyelashes.
    Hahaha it was horrible. Luckily, I have normal eyelashes again. And now, I stick to the mini brow razors (that are not electronic!!) lol.

    PS: I live in the US, so I’m not eligible for the contest. (I just wanted to let you know!)
    I look forward to your future posts! (I just followed you through wordpress 😊)

    ❤ Heather Lynn
    From Heathers Treasure

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      OMG, you couldn’t make this up 😨 😩 😪 😫 😬 lol, that’s up there with the most unlikely disasters ever, thank goodness they grew back – I’d have been wearing false ones in the meantime. I’ve only ever used tweezers (and will continue to do so after reading this), yikes!! Thanks for sharing

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  10. Jessica Hutton

    I once paid to have my makeup done professionally for a wedding I was a bridesmaid in. Let’s just say I ended up looking like a mix between a drag queen and a clown. With no time to fix it at the house I ended up taking wet wipes and makeup into the car on the way to the church. My face was bright red from all the scrubbing trying to get it off so I didn’t look my best in those wedding pictures.

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  11. Lisa Jones

    I once went to a college training salon to have my eyebrows waxed, Halfway through the waxing the student ran out of the room – then came back in with her lecturer who told me she had ripped my eyebrow off !
    I had to have a long fringe for a while !

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  12. Nina Brown

    My mum in the 80’s when perms were all the rage did a home perm on my hair, but she put the end solution on first and then the perming solution. My poor hair 😦 all I can remember is my Dad rushing to the shops and he got something to remedy it, but I never had my hair permed again

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  13. BeautyBeyondTheScale

    I’m in the US so I don’t qualify for the contest but I can add a story anyway!

    I once applied sunless tanner day & night for about a week so that I was SUPER tan. I thought I looked so great until one day I wore ankle socks & running shoes outside for anout 8 hours, took them off & realized that the combination of my sweat & socks removed all the tanner from my ankles & feet. Ooos! Haha

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  14. Tiff Jordan

    Put concealer on my spots… And got distracted, coming home later to find I had big beige dots on my face where I had forgotten to blend it in!

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  15. emmacoakes2014

    Applying a gel facemask all over my face, it goes from a gel to a peel off mask. I smeared it all over my eyebrows not thinking and when i peeled it off it ripped off my entire eyebrows!! i was devastated.

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  16. Rachael Medley

    Most of my beauty disasters have involved fake tan. I’m naturally very pale so when I’ve used a dark brand it can gone streaky, orange and patchy. Urgh!

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  17. Gemma Massey

    My beauty disaster was when I was younger I used to buy darker foundation to my skin tone and plastered it on thinking I was cool lol I had no idea

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  18. allison sullivan

    ooo disasters well where do i start firstly one eye brow amazing the second is always shorter or i take a little too much off than i had realised.foundation mmm i find putting this on i forget and always get a orange streak on 1 side of my chin and side of face after losing concentration while sorting 2 children out

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  19. iona

    Haha – where to start:) Usually I start off quite presentable, but when I get home look like a panda. The mystery is why I don’t realise this during night out – or does it just happen on the journey home?

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Ha ha, been there – I think it might be the products – some products stay on nicely, others don’t!! False lashes might be a better option than lots of mascara, and liquid eyeliner seems less likely to smudge.

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  20. Christine Szlobodnik

    I was experimenting with my makeup & thought hmm i’l have black eyebrows & it DID NOT look good. I looked like a proper mega big drag queen :/

    I had fake tan on my whole body but left out my face…

    I have pale face so basically i did my makeup neat BUT mega bright pink blusher on my cheeks….

    Lol!

    Thanks to magazines & youtube i got my makeup sorted.

    Thanks for this competition.

    xx

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Thanks for sharing, yes black eyebrows can look very harsh, especially on fair skin tones, and disasters with fake tan seem to be a tradition everyone using it has to experience at least once lol!!

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  21. joanie1985

    Mine are always hair related. Like 2 weeks ago when we didn’t realize the hair dye was actually a lightener as well and my hair looked yellow! Had to get a couple of brown ones to put through it!

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  22. Sarah Heath

    I was abroad on company business and wanted to quickly put my make-up on between breakfast and checking out. As I was rushing to put my powder on I caught my cheekbones with a very heavy make-up brush and gave myself a massive black eye, quite tricky to explain to my colleagues.

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  23. Patricia Bond

    I once used dark red lip liner (it looked brown to me!) on my eyebrows by mistake. I was in a rush didn’t have my glasses on and picked up the pencil and did my brows quickly it was only when I met my friend and she fell about laughing. I was mortified but it did spur me on to sort out my make up draw and put all the lip stuff together and all the brow stuff together etc.

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  24. debra rutland-davies (@DebShaRut)

    i dyed my hair and was pleased with the results then went to bed. when i awoke the next morning all my family were giving me shocked looks and gasps so i looked in the mirror and saw all my face was swollen my eyes my lips ect turns out i had an allergic reaction to the hair dye which i had been using for years

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      That’s terrible, I’m glad you’re ok, I’ve read some absolutely awful stories about bad reactions to hair dye, sometimes fatal. Hope this never happens again – I bet most people don’t bother doing the patch test unless their prone to skin reactions. Thanks for sharing this x

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Oh no, the worst timing for this to happen – hope you still managed to enjoy the day, if possible, it might be safer to book in for a spray tan for special occasions in future, thanks for sharing x

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  25. Sarah

    I dyed my hair myself. Put my hair up to go to zumba the next night. Didn’t realise until I looked in the mirror when i got home that i hadn’t wiped the dye off my skin – the top of both of my ears were black and i had a blob of dye on the back of my neck too!!

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  26. Tina Cleveland

    I dyed my hair a red colour but it went orange I had to get my sister to pick my daughter up from school whilst I went up the street to buy another dye and redyed it as it was bright orange. Thankfully that dulled the colour

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  27. Katy Leat

    I was straightening my hair on the morning of a distant relative’s funeral, dropped the straigheners on my bare foot and burned myself… ended up hobbling around for the rest of the day!

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Ooooo that sounds painful. I have this thing about always wearing sleeves and covering the legs when using straighteners in case the slip onto my shoulder arms/legs but never thought about my feet – socks from now on I think!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Always seems like a good idea at the time lol, a bit like over-plucking – hopefully they grew back, if not you can get some really good brow tattoos from the well established beauty salons, but it’s very pricey.

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  28. Charlotte Porter

    I can’t resist picking small black heads and spots and have to constantly walk around with red marks on my face. It’s got so extreme i sometimes tie my hands together and sit on them whilst watching tv. Just so i don’t subconsciously pick ! 😛

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Crikey, I think we all have a genetic tendency to pick/squeeze/peel etc…apparently fresh lemon juice or white toothpaste drys them out and reduces the swelling – you’re less likely to touch if it’s covered in toothpaste – worth a try next time! 😊

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  29. Fay Smith

    Went to a friends wedding and i wore a lovely red lipstick, trouble is i didn’t realise it was all on my teeth until i went to the toilet and checked…. After the photos took place!

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  30. Lyndsay Spencer

    Waterproof mascara not being so waterproof and I ended up looking like a panda at a friends wedding and missed being in the photos while I scrubbed it off in the toilets

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      That’s a really annoying one, why on earth do they say it’s waterproof when it isn’t?? I wonder if putting a coat of clear mascara over the top would stop this happening….

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  31. Tracy Hanson

    Started by looking like with Coco the clown just before an important interview (had time to wash it off – but ended up looking like I had had a bad spray tan instead. Very lucky I got the job. 😀

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    1. thriftyshopper7

      Nightmare, as if the pressure of an interview wasn’t enough to deal with!!! Well done on getting the job, thankfully they were not a vain, looks-obsessed superficial ‘your-make-up-must-be-perfect’ interview panel lol.

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  32. Alexis Pettie

    My disaster was when I dyed my hair, i went to the pub. Everyone commented on my new colour, until we were moving on to another bar, it was raining and the dye ran all down my face

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