Bushy Eyebrows And 9 Other Makeup Mistakes We All Made In High School

Bushy Eyebrows And 9 Other Makeup Mistakes We All Made In High School

I have no problem calling out 2012-2016 me. I have no idea who she was.

Makeup is truly an art form. Your face is the canvas, and your makeup brushes coated with foundation and eyeshadows is essentially your paint brush.

And I’ll never clock a girl (or guy) for wearing makeup and expressing themselves — regardless if I like the look they created or not.

But we’re not talking about everyone else — we’re talking about the makeup mistakes I, unfortunately, made back in high school. I have no problem calling out 2012-2016 me. I have no idea who she was.


I’m starting off strong here — like how I use to do my awful eyebrows. That being said, I like to think I’ve gotten significantly better at doing them. They’ll never be perfect, and I’ll probably never be completely satisfied with them, but I’ve come to the sad conclusion that they’re sisters and not twins.

2. Choosing the wrong foundation shade

I use to think I’m lighter than I actually am. It never once crossed my pubescent mind that I was actually fairly tan. Not like, Shay Mitchell tan, but not Casper the Friendly Ghost pale either.

It took me much longer than I’d like to admit to pick the right foundation shade for my skin tone. To this day, I still don’t know if I picked the right shades. I just wing it… like my eyeliner.

3. THICK eyeliner on the top and bottom of my eyelids

I almost forgot about this one. It was middle school. It was dark times for little twelve or thirteen year-old-me — which also is coincidentally how I did my eyeliner. Too dark and too thick. You could spot those suckers a mile away.

4. Applying too much glue on my eyelashes, not waiting for them to get tacky before sticking them onto my eyelashes, and essentially gluing my eyelids shut

OK, so it’s never that extreme, but you get the point.

5. Not removing the glue from my false eyelashes before re-gluing them back onto my eyelids (EW)

Don’t say it. I know, I’m disgusting and shouldn’t be allowed near makeup. But can you blame me? I was young and naive. Plus, I was born with short, spider lashes — if you can even call those things that.

6. Not applying mascara to blend my real and fake eyelashes together

This is actually a crucial step in my eye makeup routine that I tend to forget and neglect. There’s nothing worse than turning to the side and seeing my short, spider lashes sticking straight out from my false, beautiful lashes.

7. Not applying moisturizer on my dry face

I have extremely dry skin, and I’ve definitely noticed quite a difference in the way my foundation sits on my face when I don’t apply moisturizer on it. It’s worse than applying too much foundation on. The cake is real, y’all.

8. Wearing the wrong lipstick shade

Some lip colors, admittedly, are more flattering on my skin tone than others. To this day, it’s still hard to find what shade works best. I like to play it safe, though. Dark reds, dark pinks, and dark nudes all the way!

9. Not blending my foundation down to my neck

I never saw the point… until I really looked at myself in the mirror.

10. Contouring

Just flat out contouring. I suck at it, but I still try my best.

Like I said, makeup is an art form. There’s no right or wrong way of doing it. If you think it looks good on you, then that’s all that matters.

And to all of you struggling middle and high schoolers just now discovering the wonders of makeup… practice makes perfect. Don’t forget that while you’re applying your blue eyeshadow with a makeup sponge and using concealer as foundation.

Oh, and watch beauty gurus on YouTube for help and inspiration.

Cover Image Credit: ThatBeautyPage88

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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Ladies, You Don't Have To Dress Up For Class

Whoever says you do is just mad that they spent two hours getting ready for a 50 minute class.


I couldn't help but notice a stream of articles saying women HAVE to 'dress up' for class. I'm here to say you don't. Why should you have to dress up for class when your schedule is filled to the brim with papers and extracurriculars and five classes that you need to study for. It is incredibly easy to throw on leggings, a t-shirt, and sneakers.

Anyone who says that jeans are more comfortable than leggings are LYING to themselves. That also goes for heels vs. sneakers. If I'm going to be sitting in one spot for an extended period of time, I want to be comfortable. I don't want to be in jeans and necklaces and a gazillion annoying bracelets when I could be in shorts and a t-shirt.

Some girls really like dressing up for class, and that is great for them. But it's not great when women start hating on other women for looking comfortable in class. Give it up Becky, you're just mad that I spent 20 minutes getting ready and you spent 120. Chad from theta beta zeta phi is probably taking notes from the slides, not on which girls are dressing up.

Some people will say that dressing up for class prepares you for the 'real world.' This is the real world. College is the real world. I'll look nice for my future job when I get to my future job. Wearing t-shirts and leggings a couple days a week while I'm in college has ZERO effect on my future job. Listening in class does. And guess what, I can't listen if I'm tired because I spent 4 1/2 hours getting ready!!! (Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but come on people.)

I'll wear what I want to wear. You can wear whatever you want to wear. I'll compliment your shirt, you'll compliment my sneakers, and we will both continue on happily doing our own thing.

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