Women Who Got Done Dirty By Professional Makeup Artists

Applying complex makeup really does take a lot of artistic talent and patience, so naturally, people might want to hire a professional every once in a while to give them a show-stopping look. However, sometimes makeup artists leave their clients looking worse than they did when they were barefaced.

Here are women who were done dirty by makeup artists and definitely deserve a refund.

Good Thing She’ll Have These Photos Forever!

bride's contour looks like brown streak on her cheek
Photo Credit: Reddit / remelaneom1234
Photo Credit: Reddit / remelaneom1234

This unblended contour truly looks like someone just rubbed mud onto her cheek and gave up. It would be one thing if this was any other day, but on her wedding day? A travesty.

She Paid $350 For This

woman refused refund from botched microblading service but owner stands her ground. The eyebrows just look so bad i don't even know how to describe it
Photo Credit: Reddit / blurredlines13
Photo Credit: Reddit / blurredlines13

Microblading, when done right, can help someone who has little eyebrow hair or very blonde eyebrow hair rock the popular full-brow look. Unfortunately, this one was not done right at all.

I’m Pressed About The Difference Between Her Neck And Face

woman at press conference has face completely different color from neck
Photo Credit: Reddit / Approximately23dogs
Photo Credit: Reddit / Approximately23dogs

This woman is a Mexican politician who was holding a press conference to get information out to the people. Unfortunately, I don’t know if anyone could focus on anything other than the discrepancy between her face and neck color.

An Iconic Look

Photo Credit: Reddit / besame15
Photo Credit: Reddit / besame15

Imagine getting the contract to work with one of the most popular and financially successful makeup companies of all time and they make you look like a 5-year-old from a famous Vine meme.

This Is A Special Victim Alright

woman's face is orange compared to neck
Photo Credit: Reddit / viennalabeef
Photo Credit: Reddit / viennalabeef

The person who posted this photo explained that they were watching Law & Order when they spotted a crime committed by the makeup artist on set. No one should ever look that orange.

The Longer You Look At It, The Worse It Is

woman's makeup literally just looks so unblended and bad I cannot describe it
Photo Credit: Reddit / Fystikovoutiro
Photo Credit: Reddit / Fystikovoutiro

When my eyes first glanced over this, I didn’t think it was too bad, but the longer you look at each part of her face, the worse the look gets.

That Red Lip, Classic Thing We Don’t Like

classic red lip, winged eyeliner look but it's just done so bad and the hair is awful too
Photo Credit: Reddit / Liebeniz
Photo Credit: Reddit / Liebeniz

Hear me out: a red lip with a winged liner is one of the most tried-and-true, simple makeup looks of all time, and one of my personal favorites, yet this makeup artist still got it wrong enough to make me hate it.

This Is A Travesty

woman with horrible unblended makeup frowning
Photo Credit: Unsplash / tinyforeheadclub
Photo Credit: Unsplash / tinyforeheadclub

I can understand why this woman looks so absolutely unhappy with the world because I probably would have the same expression if someone put this monstrosity on my face and I had to wear it in public.

I Don’t Even Know What To Say About This

woman with horribly done eyeshadow it's just so bad
Photo Credit: Reddit / kwazaa
Photo Credit: Reddit / kwazaa

I’ve been looking at this eyeshadow for a few minutes and I still have nothing to say. The lack of blending is terrifying. The shape of the whole thing is so wrong.

It Looks Like A Mask

woman's makeup on tv is like orange mask that stops short of the hairline
Photo Credit: Reddit / Depraysie
Photo Credit: Reddit / Depraysie

This truly looks like someone just painted a horrible orange mask onto the face of this woman and shoved her on screen. The distance between the foundation and her hairline is preposterous.

Movember, But Make It Shiny

excessive upper lip highlighter looks like shiny mustache
Photo Credit: Reddit / coolsoop
Photo Credit: Reddit / coolsoop

Adding a little highlight to a client’s upper lip can really make your lipstick color pop. Adding a little too much highlight to a client’s upper lip gives them a shiny mustache.

The Table Top Is Right There

makeup artist is balancing eyeshadow container on client's forehead
Photo Credit: Reddit / galactictesticle
Photo Credit: Reddit / galactictesticle

I understand that doing someone’s makeup can be a two-hand job at times, but I definitely think it’s not industry standard to use the client’s forehead as an impromptu shelf.

Looks More Raccoon Like For Me

woman with black raccoon eyeliner circles
Photo Credit: Reddit / holykhrist
Photo Credit: Reddit / holykhrist

This woman paid $75 to get her makeup done by a woman in order to achieve a “goth” look only to end up looking like she was impersonating a panda.

At Least It Was Free

woman with
Photo Credit: Reddit / FakeBeccaJean
Photo Credit: Reddit / FakeBeccaJean

This woman went to Sephora and used her customer loyalty benefits to get a free makeup session with an in-store artist only to leave looking like this. At least she had nowhere to be immediately after.

It’s Like Day And Night

woman shows photo of what she asked for (purple cut crease) next to her face (horrible unblended disaster)
Photo Credit: Reddit / mangobutter6179
Photo Credit: Reddit / mangobutter6179

On the phone is the photo that this woman showed the makeup artist for what she wanted done. On her face is what the makeup artist did to replicate the photo. Spot the difference.

It Looks Like Peanut Butter

person applying foundation the colour of peanut butter onto a very pale person
Photo Credit: Reddit /bakedbaens
Photo Credit: Reddit /bakedbaens

As someone who has bought far too many foundations that weren’t quite the right shade, I know the struggle of getting the right color, but this is like the artist didn’t even try.

There Is Such Thing As Too Much Bronzer

woman normal vs. covering in tons of bronzer and highlighter
Photo Credit: Reddit / makeupformermaids
Photo Credit: Reddit / makeupformermaids

I love bronzer as much as the next girl, but I have to admit that there is such thing as putting too much on. The same goes for using highlighter.

Her Skin Looks Like It’s Melting

woman's makeup and false eyelashes are horribly applied
Photo Credit: Reddit / eoe6ya
Photo Credit: Reddit / eoe6ya

A makeup look could be otherwise pretty decent-looking, but if the mascara is too clumpy or the foundation is layered on too thickly, there’s no coming back from it.

Even The Kardashians Aren’t Immune

stills of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner from Keeping Up With The Kardashians where their hands are much lighter than their faces
Photo Credit: Reddit / jupytersunflower
Photo Credit: Reddit / jupytersunflower

You’d think that having all the money in the world would allow you to hire a makeup artist who knew how to match foundation to a client’s skin color, but apparently not.

However, We Still Tend To Be Our Worst Enemies

eyebrows drawn on overwhelmingly thickly
Photo Credit: Reddit / anonnnn444
Photo Credit: Reddit / anonnnn444

While the occasional makeup artist might butcher a look, I can assure you that most are really impressive and would never do your brows the way this woman did to herself.