Friday, June 13, 2008

Beauty Questions: What Is Your All-Time Scariest Makeup Moment?

In honor of Friday the Thirteenth -- by all accounts the scariest day of the year for many (and yes, it trumps Halloween!) -- this edition of Beauty Questions asks: What is your all-time scariest makeup look?

I've had many over the years -- I did grow up in the '80s, after all! And yes, I did the huge sprayed-to-the-side bangs, the blue eyeshadow up past my creases (paired with fuchsia lipstick, no less), and an awful feathered haircut that literally took three years to grow out. (Farrah Fawcett I was not.) But the absolute worst was definitely during high school. As a member of Show Choir, I was forced to wear not only a hideous sparkly teal dress, but matching eyeshadow. Yes, teal eyeshadow worn all the way up to my eyebrows. Oh my God, people. It was part of a Maybelline Eye Shadow Duo that doesn't exist anymore ... and you'd better believe I threw it away after that year of torture!

To be quite honest, I can't even post a picture of myself wearing the eyeshadow. It's too horrible. Instead, I've posted a picture of myself wearing gray eyeshadow up to my eyebrows (again for Show Choir, horrible but not quite as bad), goofing off with some friends in a hotel room during the Findlay Show Choir Festival in 1997. And yes, my T-shirt has the cast of Friends splashed across the front.

What's the makeup moment you would take back if you could? Let me know in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. I don't exactly have a makeup moment..but..my mom did not LET me do anything to my eyebrows till I was 14. They were bad!! I mean these things had their own zip code!!! gross!! I am now eyebrow obsessed..lol... oh and I also got a perm..twice!! The shame!! lol

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  2. Powder blue and black lipstick. From the drugstore. It was sheer. SHEER. Luckily it didn't go beyond my bathroom, but sheer powder blue lipstick! With matching eyeshadow! I don't know what I was thinking, beyond "ooh, I like blue!"

    I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share -- if they dare!

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  3. I once wore a bronzy colored blush.. So NOT sexy with my pale skin!

    And bold red lipstick- I can't ever seem to pull it off.. warm, cool, or neutral, it just doesn't work with me.

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  4. My scary beauty tale went something like this: metallic light blue eyeliner with baby pink opalescent lipstick, lots of powder and big hair, especially the bangs.

    Ahh, loved the 80's!

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  5. Hey Jamie

    Well, not exactly a makeup moment, but it's a real big beauty boo boo. I first started to tweeze my eyebrows and it was hideous. Each brow, instead of a single nice arch, looks like double pronged at the beginning. I have no idea how it happened, but it took me a long time to finally realise I, indeed, have mutated eyebrows. Luckily, there were eyebrow pencils to the rescue!!

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  6. Well....I suppose mine would have the be the exact same as yours!! That picture is hysterical! I started laughing as soon as I saw it! I've included a link to it on Facebook. We may have gotten in trouble but we had a fabulous time doing it!!

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