I really only started getting interested in beauty when I was about 20 - I grew up with a mother who didn't really wear a lot of makeup herself, and a school that strictly forbid it, so I was a late bloomer.
In fact, none of my close friends are really into beauty either, so I guess it comes as no surprise that when I did finally get my hands on some products, I had no idea how to use them.

Thankfully, I've not lived through too many awful beauty trends, but I've definitely learnt a lot about everything. When I saw Rebecca from From Roses post about her Beauty Faux Pas, I immediately wanted to share with you guys some of my own.

I absolutely give you permission to judge me - I judge myself, every single day.

  1. Ironing my own hair. Kids with straighteners these days will never understand. 
  2. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse - is this going to be on everyones list? Probably.
  3. Wearing a ton of foundation and no blush or bronzer or anything. Yikes.
  4. Full face of makeup, but not filling in my (very sparse) brows.
  5. Deciding that I should fill my brows in, but using a metallic black/charcoal eyeshadow to do it. Made sense at the time.
  6. Wearing the same metallic black/charcoal eyeshadow on my eyes, but not blending it in. 
  7. Silver eyeshadow. Not a nice kind.
  8. Sleeping in my makeup, because second day mascara looked 'cool'.
  9. Didn't use a cleanser until I was about 23. Or a moisturiser.
  10. Never wore anything on my lips for years, because I hated the feeling. 
  11. Bleaching my hair at home. When it's naturally very, very dark.
  12. Wearing black eyeliner only on the bottom lash line. So very 00's.
  13. Trying to pull off liquid eyeliner as an everyday thing and learning that it just isn't for my eye shape. 
  14. Forever choosing foundation shades that were too pink - or too dark. 
  15. Not knowing SPF in flash photography gave flashback and thus resulting in a large collection of photos from my 20's with the dreaded 'ghostface' look.
  16. St Ives Apricot Scrub - need I say more?

What beauty mistakes have you made in the past?

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