Celeb beauty blunders (and how to avoid them)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Celeb make-up blunders, Paris Hilton, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan
Lippie on your teeth

As it turns out, even Paris Hilton gets lipstick on her teeth. To avoid it happening to you, insert your finger in your mouth after you apply your lipstick, pucker up and pull it out. This way any lip colour that happened to get on the inside of your lips is now on your finger. Clever, right?

Scene stealing concealer

Many women don’t realise that certain ‘concealers’ (Lancôme’s Touch Eclat for example) are actually intended to be used as highlighters. As a result, when they’re photographed, their radiance-boosting particles reflect the flash and create a ghostly white look under a flash. Nicole Kidman learned this the hard way. To ensure it doesn’t happen to you, always take a quick snap (with flash) after applying any new concealer or foundation to ensure you’re in the clear – in case the paps find you.

Shiny skin

Being spotted with a super-shiny T-section is embarrassing. To avoid ending up like greasy-looking Gwyneth Paltrow, keep oil control tissues in your handbag or use a specially formulated blotting powder throughout the day.

Bad contouring

Was she trying to slim down a puffy looking face? Did she want to distract the judge? Nobody knows what Lindsay Lohan was thinking when she arrived in court with two brown stripes running down either cheek; it just looked … weird. In all, contouring is tricky and many of the most experienced blush or bronzer wearers won’t attempt it so if you don’t know what you’re doing, best back away from the brush.

Celeb make-up blunders, Pam Anderson, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj

Over-plucked brows

Gotten carried away with the tweezers like Pamela Anderson? To minimize the damage, fill in your scanty brows with a matching brow pencil or eye shadow. If you’re in doubt with regards to the colour, opt for a lighter shade to make sure you stay on the safe side.

Dirty hair

Don’t get caught with greasy locks like Jessica Simpson. If your hair’s in desperate need of a wash but you don’t have the time, simply add a little baby powder to the roots. It’ll help absorb the oil and any excess can be brushed out. Even easier? Try something like dry shampoo. It does pretty much the same thing but comes in an easy to use aerosol can.

Too much make-up

This shot of Nicki Minaj says it all. Make-up is a great tool to help enhance your natural beauty, but too much of it is just plain ugly. In essence, less is definitely more.

Written by

Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. AndreaM

    Oh my this is so embarrassing. How do the stars leave the house looking like this?

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Contouring and concealer are the worst!

    5 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    Shows the celebs are also human and sometimes need help

    5 years ago •

  1. Jeanice van Heerden

    Lol shame man. Its satisfying to know celebs also make mistakes.

    6 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    LOL – Hey we all have bad days when it comes to the make up bag, but most of us at least glance at the mirror before stepping out!

    6 years ago •

  1. julandism

    O my… the ladies are not looking good in these pics!

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    lol these photos really made me laugh

    6 years ago •

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