5 Beauty Nightmares + How to Solve Them
There’s nothing like getting ready to head out the door, only to be stopped dead in your tracks because of a dreaded beauty blunder. While you can always frantically scour the Internet for a solution, taking tried-and-true advice from fellow beauty babes on Influenster, a one-stop shop for honest product reviews, is probably a better option. Learn from these women’s mistakes and keep these legit solutions and products in mind for the future.
Nightmare: “I was feeling courageous prepping for a birthday party and went for the full false lash look. It was my first time wearing a set and I made the mistake of skipping the instructions. And what do ya know, halfway into the night half of my left falsie was off! Mortifying.”
Solution: “For starters, always read the instructions. Now I use a good amount of Ardell Brush On Lash Adhesive ($4) and apply it along my upper lash line. I place the inner corners of the lash slightly above the water line to avoid it becoming damp and coming undone.”
— Claire Rodgers, Junior Content Strategist
Nightmare: “My biggest beauty blunder comes from my teenage years. I was a big advocate of Sun-In. I seemed to always be searching for a way to make my dirty blonde hair lighter. Although Sun-In might have worked for some other beach bums, on me, it made my hair a strange mixture of yellow and tangerine. The worst part was that I didn’t realize how bad it was.”
Solution: “Today, my quest for blonder hair has taken me to the salon. To prevent any unwanted orange tints on my hair, I turn to Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Gloss ($26) in Breaking Brass.”
— Caitlin Miller, Site Editor
Nightmare: “I used to religiously self-tan when I lived in San Francisco, and always combed through the products I knew were better than others. But, self-tanner is self-tanner, and no matter how great it looked, my feet were always stained.”
Solution: “I did some research and all you need to do is use a baby wipe — I like Pampers Soft & Strong Scented Wipes ($3) — to remove the excess on feet and around toenails. It looks flawless!”
— Stephanie Williamson, Account Executive
Hair Dye Horror
Nightmare: “One time I dyed my hair orange in my pre-teen days. Let’s just say it wasn’t the look for me!”
Solution: “Purple shampoo works wonders for these mishaps. The purple counteracted the warmth and brassiness of my locks and turned it back to my normal state. I highly recommend Joico Color Balance Shampoo ($16).”
— Rebecca Smith, Business Development Manager
High Heel Pain
Nightmare: “I have nightmares about uncomfortable (but adorable) sky high heels.”
Solution: “I live for Haute Heelz Foot Petals Single Pack ($8). They support my arches and make nights out on the town feel much more comfortable.”
— Sam White, Content Strategist
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