Teenage Beauty Blunders

I was inspired by the wonderful world of Twitter yesterday to do a blog post on ‘teenage beauty blunder’. God knows, I had more than my fair share of them! After seeing a couple of ‘tweets’ about them I thought I would do a post to ‘confess’ a few of mine…. just for laughs.

  • My first foray into coloured eye shadow using a raspberry-pink Rimmel shade resulted in being asked if I had been crying.
  • Once I wasn’t allowed to go into the canteen for lunch at high school till I removed my lilac eye liner. I think the lunch lady had the right idea.
  • After reading in a magazine that you could curl your hair with dish cloths, I went out and bought a packet, preceded to rip them up into small strips and wrap my hair REALLY tightly in them. When removed I looked like I had been the victim of a strong electric shock.
  • Along the same lines, at about age 13 I had my hair crimped and then decided to brush out my fringe- leaving me with a afro/frizz puff on my forehead.

I wont even get started on how my first attempts at fake tanning went…or how I only discovered hair straighteners at 19…

SO, now that I have shared (some) of mine, it’s your turn! What are your ‘teenage beauty blunders’… comment below 🙂



  1. Anonymous
    October 15, 2009 / 2:05 pm

    I think my worst was using talcum powder for face powder, as I had run out of what I usually used, probably Yardley in those days. What on earth must I have looked like??!!


  2. October 15, 2009 / 2:21 pm

    Oh no! I guess it does sligtly depend on your skin tone as to exactly HOW bad that would have looked…

  3. Jodie_ox
    October 15, 2009 / 4:30 pm

    my worst beauty blunder was when i found coloured hair gel and put my hair in a pony tail, plaited front sections and left them out and to top it off i put blue and red gel in those plaits!! oh and i used baby pink lipstick (pinker than saint germain) and sparkly gloss…those are the days i am glad i’ve past.

  4. October 15, 2009 / 4:33 pm

    Great post! Probably using far too much No7 green ‘colour correcting’ base to try and tone down my rosy cheeks! I do think teens today have it a lot easier – formulas are so much better and there’s SO much choice…I just interviewed a make-up artist for my blog and she was saying how when she trained, everything was matt – or really frosted with nothing in between – so much harder to use.

  5. Girl With The Golden Touch
    October 15, 2009 / 7:53 pm

    I’m with you with the not discovering hair straightners for a long time! I had a similar experience with the school thing too I had to wipe my orange lipstick off or I couldn’t leave…I’m embarrassed for myself ever wearing it!!

    Great post 🙂


  6. samantha
    October 16, 2009 / 2:25 pm

    hair mascara. why?! x

  7. October 16, 2009 / 2:28 pm

    @Samantha – I agree, who ever thought painting crusty, patchy colours through hair was a good idea was seriously delusional… huge mistake.

    Come to think of it, glitter spray for hair was pretty bad too. It went EVERYWHERE and stuck around long after washing clothes/hair/face/surrounding walls!

  8. samantha
    October 16, 2009 / 2:38 pm

    oh god the glitter spray…x

  9. fashionjunkiexx
    October 16, 2009 / 7:17 pm

    panda eyess.. 😐

  10. Rosie
    October 21, 2009 / 8:36 pm

    Light blue or lilac eyeshadow every day. Ahhhhhhh

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