15 Women Reveal Their Worst Beauty Mistakes
For these beautiful women, working out their signature looks wasn't always smooth sailing.

Gail CowperPR executive: "The first time I tried putting false lashes by myself, I almost glued my eyes shut. I had to redo all my makeup while rushing to go to a wedding."

Nicole Hernandez De Los Angeles, TV host and model: "Orange eye shadow."

Marielle De Leon Lazaro, entrepreneur: "Accessorizing too much. I used to overdo it and also made the mistake of dyeing my hair too light."

Jeanne Festin Carpio, brand manager: "I remember the time I chopped off my hair and looked like a boy (which obviously was not my intention). I still cringe when I see the photos."

Kelly Misa Fernandez, TV Host, model, blogger, beauty columnist: "Overloading on shimmer, and applying it on all the wrong places. There was a time when I would apply shimmer everywhere, and I looked like I was oily or sweaty all the time."

Rima Ostwani, model, events host, client development manager: "I was talking to someone at an event and I could feel my falsies on one eye slowly coming off. Horror!"

Rosanna Laurel, entrepreneur: "There was a time when bangs were a trend. I was getting ready for a night out when I suddenly had this urge to cut my own bangs. The outcome was horrible, uneven, and way too short. Good thing for hairclips!"

Nicole Ortega, entrepreneur and lifestyle blogger: "When I was a teenager, I would get the occasional zit. I’d put black eyeliner over it and pretend it was a mole. So I had a constantly moving mole and it really confused people."

Monique Toda, director of communications: "I was still in school, there was a time that punk rock was in. I had makeup done for a party and I had lightning bolts on my cheeks and almost black lips. I thought I was so cool!" 

Andrea de Guzman-Mago, entrepreneur: "When I was 15, I would apply loose shimmer powder around my eyes because I wanted to “glow.” Silly."

Camille Ongpauco, restaurateur and designer: “I don’t regret any of the beauty or fashion choices that I’ve made. When I look back on my teen years, I realize that some looks definitely didn’t stand the test of time, but I loved experimenting and I had fun doing it.” 


Cristina Madara, image consultant and makeup artist: “Wearing red lips. Also wearing a full face of foundation definitely gave me a very pale complexion like that of a geisha. In flash photographs, it always made me look ghostly or ghastly.” 

Cat Arambulo-Antonio, beauty columnist, blogger, and interior designer: “When I was pregnant I religiously applied oil and body butter creams on my belly. As usual, I was rushing to another appointment when I noticed that the oil had seeped through and made a big mark on my maxi dress.” 

Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, VIP sales manager, entrepreneur, blogger, model:  "Eyelash extensions that used to last for two months. Not so long ago I thought they looked good; and now they just look weird and so unnatural.

Stella Gemperle-Aguila, school teacher: “I tried waxing my one of my own eyebrows and ended up removing half of it!” 

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