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19 Makeup Mistakes That Today's Teens Will Never Suffer Through

Navigating makeup pre-YouTube tutorials wasn't easy.

1. Clumpy spider lashes.

2. Not blending eyeshadow, at all.

3. And applying it with one of these little, largely unhelpful, sponges.

4. Putting concealer or foundation on your lips in place of a nude lipstick.

I'll throw it out there and say it! I used to love foundation lips when I was at school.. #whodidnt #whyohwhy

5. Wearing a foundation shade that doesn't match your skin tone.

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6. And not blending it around your jaw and neck.

7. Doing a thick line of pencil eyeliner on your lower lash line.

mom suggested i start wearing eyeliner just on the bottom hahaah what mom what

8. Or wearing eyeliner all the way around your eyes.


9. Covering yourself in body glitter.

10. Using bronzer the same way you would finishing powder.

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11. Doing DIY French manicures like this.

12. Putting on this mousse foundation as thick as you could.


13. And caking a small blemish in concealer and accidentally making it look more noticeable.

when u havin a bad skin day and gotta pile on the concealer :/

14. Wearing very pink blush in circles.

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15. Not applying anything with a brush like, ever.

thinking about the fact that I used to apply my makeup with my fingers makes me cringe

16. Overplucking your eyebrows.

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17. And sometimes plucking them to this exact shape.

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Fondly known as "sperm brows".

18. Wearing so much lipgloss your lips looked constantly wet.

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19. And finally, not knowing about things like a "crease" so putting your eyeshadow as far up to your eyebrows as you could.

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