At red carpet events, we expect to see glitz and glamor, not celebrity makeup fails. After all, actresses and musicians and other stars have whole teams of people working behind the scenes to make them look as beautiful as they can. When they step out for official events and walk the red carpet, we can pretty much always expect their makeup to be flawless. And yet, sometimes, things just seem to go wrong. We don't mean wrong like they tried to make a shade of blue eyeshadow work before the '80s look had made its modern day comeback, or they took some brightly-hued liquid liner and just started to go Picasso on their face. We mean like seriously bad.
Every now and then, we see a celebrity makeup fail so awkward, we can't help but cringe.
We're talking everything from foundation shade switchups to unblended contour lines to setting powder alllllll over everyone's face. And yeah, it's not subtle. You'd think stars would mostly have this kind of stuff under control, but even beauty gurus and leaders of their own makeup empires (we're looking at you, Kylie Jenner) have fallen victim to a fail every now and then. We get that nobody's perfect — especially not all of the time — but this just feels like a reaally preventable problem, you guys.
We don't know about you, but we always do one last quick mirror check before leaving the house. Unfortunately, sometimes these stars are a little busy for that. Getting to a red carpet on time must be stressful, after all. But you'd think it wouldn't be hard to grab a compact for the car — especially when you're being driven somewhere and not just checking your look in the rear-view mirror while stopped at a red light. And yet, mistakes happen, even to Hollywood stars. Scroll through the gallery to see all the times celebrities had cringe-worthy makeup fails while out and about.