It's always refreshing to hear a celebrity talk about an unfortunate beauty mistake they have made in the past. It reminds us that they're human—goodness knows we've had our own fair share of blunders (think brassy box dye and powder-blue eye shadow). Learning that they have had a checkered past in the beauty department makes us think that we're practically kindred spirits. Below are some of the beauty blunders celebrities have shared that we may have committed ourselves (okay, we've done very single one). Keep scrolling!
Getting a little too tweezer-happy is something we're all too familiar with. Says Mitchell, "I have some bad stories with my brows and getting them done before events. They were very thin once—a lot of crying and a lot of tears were involved." For times like these, we turn to Anastasia's Brow Wiz (£16).
While wild Saturday nights and Sunday-afternoon boozy brunches seem like great ideas in theory, we know that they're wreaking havoc on our skin: "I did some dumb stuff when I was younger, like binge drink, then eat horribly. I didn't drink enough water and only ate low-calorie food, instead of being aware of the actual ingredients in food. Since I changed my diet and lifestyle, my skin has drastically improved," Cavallari tells us.
Harsh cleanser? Been there, done that. Says Ellingson, "In high school, I used harsh cleansers on my skin that ended up making it more dry, causing breakouts. It was a vicious cycle I didn’t understand at the time. When I started modeling, my skin freaked out a little, thanks to the countless amount of times makeup was applied to my face during fashion week. It’s taken me years to understand my body inside-out and find the products that work best for me."
"[My mom] would catch my sister and me ironing our hair. Remember that? When you would physically lay down and iron it with a giant iron—it worked so well, too. It’s not that it didn’t look good or didn’t work, but that’s just insane. It’s horrible for your hair. But the crimping and the braiding of the crimps and the braiding in between the crimps… all the damage you were doing to your hair and how dry and coarse it would get. I guess with kids, you just have to let them try and learn, which is something I want to do with my kids now," Teigen tells us.
In a recent sit-down with Brewster, she revealed to us that her wedding-day beauty wasn't exactly what she hoped for: "I was so low-maintenance that I did my own makeup. I had horrible tan lines, which so many people made fun of me for after that. And I think I did, like, tons of mascara, which is usually my go-to, and I think I did very light eye shadow, and I was super tan at the time; I think we’ll probably have a big bash at one point, and I’ll get to look the way I would have liked to look on my wedding day [laughs]."
We preach the importance of sun protection day in and day out, so you can imagine our horror when Goop, queen of wellness, revealed this tidbit of information: "I still tan without sunscreen, which is totally f*cked up," she says. If you don't like the feel of sunscreen, try Aveda Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF30 (£34).
When asked if she'd ever experimented with looks like the bold soap opera glam on her show, Telenovela, Longoria says, "The big hair, not really. The wow-factor makeup, that’s a different story. As a teen, I definitely experimented with different makeup looks and went a little over the top more than a few times!"
Perry's past beauty looks weren't always a teenage dream. "I’ve worn a lot of foundations that aren’t right for my skin tone in the past—they’re just too white. So, [I would tell my teenage self to] maybe take a little extra time to match my skin color. And to stop picking at my face, and to wash my face. Because when you’re young, you just think you can sleep in that stuff. And you really can’t," the singer tells us.
What do you wish you could go back and tell your younger self (in terms of beauty)? Sound off below!