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8 Unforgivable Beauty Mistakes You Made As A Tween

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1. Tween problem: Overplucking your eyebrows to death.

Bonus points if you were also guilty of that weird little hook shape (known in some circles as “the sperm”).

Grown-up solution: Fill in sad patchy brows with powder.

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2. Tween problem: Too much heat-styling.

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Whether it was trying in vain to get princess-like curls or flattening your hair into singed submission, RIP your follicles :(

Grown-up solution: Embrace your hair’s natural texture.

3. Tween problem: Raccoon eyeliner.

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You’d line that inner rim until YOUR EYEBALLS BLED.

Grown-up solution: Try a simple cat-eye.

Nary a hint of liner needs to trek below your eye.

4. Tween problem: Braces that made it look like your teeth were sprouting fungus.

And shimmery lipgloss to match, obvs.

Grown-up solution: Basic, ignorable grey.

Hey, there’s no shame in adult braces; flaunt that shit. Just maybe try to avoid the all-too-common blue-food-stuck-in-your-teeth look brought on by overly colorful rubber bands.

5. Tween problem: Caring SO MUCH about what brand your lipgloss was.

MAC Lipglass meant you were classy, Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush meant you were sexy, and all those heavy Stila twist-up contraptions meant that you’d surreptitiously lick your lips all day long.

Grown-up solution: Dance what you feel.

Yo, if it works for you, it works. And drugstore brands make some pretty fantastic products as well.

6. Tween problem: Hairstyles so tight they caused actual pain.

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That scream is the result of scalp pressure + angst.

Grown-up solution: A low, easy style you can completely forget about when it’s done.

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Like a regular ponytail. Or a regular bun. Or awesomely short hair that does whatever it wants. Or the tried-and-true run-out-the-door-with-a-soaking-wet-mop-on-your-head-and-hope-for-the-best technique — truly, anything’s better than trying way too hard only to get massive headaches.

7. Tween problem: Too much glitter.

Grown-up solution: Carefully deployed glitter.

OK, I lied, there isn’t technically such a thing as too much glitter. But when painful chunks are raining into your eyes and staying attached to your clothes for the rest of eternity, nobody wins. A streak of liquid glitter liner is a solid way to maximize sparkle and minimize disaster.

8. Tween problem: Too. Damn. Much.

Grown-up solution: Chill.

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Makeup can be the most delightful thing in the world, as long as it’s not running your life the way it sometimes did at the tender age of 11 and a half. So invest in a good set of brushes (key for blending/not looking like a mannequin in photos), thank the alpha and omega that you never need to slow-dance in a gym again, and rock on.

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