Amber Heard is only 32 years old in the photo on the left. But a thick layer of foundation highlighted all the wrinkles on her face, even the smallest ones, making her look 10 years older. In the right picture, Amber went for a more natural look that made her appear younger.
We don’t know what effect Sienna Miller was going for when she applied this orange bronzer to her porcelain skin. She has a well-defined face that doesn’t require contouring. But we can see the results of such an approach: for 13 years, this photo has been a perfect example of how you shouldn’t apply your makeup.
It looks like Lea Michele’s makeup artist wanted to bring on the shine! And in this case, a 30-year-old actress turned into an elderly woman who sunbathed too much. In the second photo, Lea looks younger and more fresh without any intensive contouring and strobing (the 2 pictures were taken the same year).
Actress Eva Longoria decided to change her typical hot-summer look and went for more aristocratic pallor. But she made a mistake choosing cool shades for this purpose and applied dramatic smokey eyes to match. As a result, this combination made her look unhealthy. Compare these photos yourself: warm colors and a lack of intensive contouring works best for Eva as you can see in the right picture.
Glitter deserves our special attention. Just have a look at how its shine made Katherine Zeta-Jones look older. Of course, we have some questions about the skin tone and the lipstick shade she chose. But if her lips and eyes didn’t shine that much, her look would benefit from it. And if she stuck to her correct shade, she’d look even more gorgeous.
Glitter not only makes a person look older but it can totally ruin a photo. It reflects light from flashing bulbs and visually hides some parts of the face. You can notice this effect in Rose McGowan’s “foil” look. We hope she did it on purpose because she looks way better when she doesn’t distract us from her beauty with harsh flashes of glitter.
We’ll never know what happened to Rashida Jones’ brows and why they look so different from each other. And her whole makeup job can look bad because of this annoying asymmetry. But a year earlier, the actress was wearing quite chic eyebrows. Be sure to pay attention to how a shade of lipstick can affect our perception — the wrong shade can cause the makeup to look very cheap.
The most famous blonde with dark eyebrows literary walks on the edge wearing this look. The dark roots of her hair usually save her from taking a fashion tumble. But even Emilia Clarke can make mistakes. Let’s blame it on the fact that her whole makeup look is pretty dramatic (just look at that blush!). But in everyday life, if you don’t fly on dragons, it’s better to find a balance between the color of your eyebrows and your hair.
Claire Danes decided not to apply any makeup to her eyebrows and as a result, they disappeared from her face. Of course, people with blonde hair should be very careful with their eyebrows and Claire probably was afraid to apply too much product. But in this case, it would’ve been better not to do such bright eye makeup. Luckily, this actress doesn’t make fashion mistakes very often.
Mascara and eyeliner
Do you think that the photo on the left was taken after a long, noisy party in a hot room? Or during a difficult period in Britney Spears’ life when she was going through her divorce? Nope, it was taken when she attended a daytime basketball game with her handsome boyfriend. But she looks messy because of the smudgy eyeliner. Britney looks much better in the right picture.
Andrea Riseborough decided to go without any eyeliner at all. But she applied a lot of mascara. As a result, there’s a clear imbalance in her makeup and her red eyes became more visible. Just compare this first picture with the second photo where she made no such mistakes.
Paloma Faith is an extravagant woman but smeared lipstick isn’t a part of her look as she usually wears very neat makeup. And not even an eccentric hat can fix this makeup fail.
One-shade eyeshadows and all the shades of turquoise are trending now. But it’s quite a task to apply such makeup and not overdo it. Even Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t do this correctly. As you can see in the first photo, she chose this makeup look for the Met Gala in 2018 and it was almost an art piece. In real life, the actress only implements fashion trends and colors that look good on her.
Everyone makes mistakes! They can give you a powerful impulse for self-development if you don’t spend too much time on self-reflection. Instead, analyze your mistakes and make changes for the better. Hopefully, our article will help people learn from others’ mistakes so that they don’t repeat them.