15 Celebs Admit Their Biggest Beauty Regrets Of All Time
Did they not have glam squads back then?
We’ve all had some seriously questionable beauty phases, from cutting your own fringe to plucking your eyebrows until you were down to a single line of hairs - we've all been there.
But hey, the cringe-inducing decisions you made were a vital part of growing up. Even celebs - who mostly have entire glam squads now - were not spared! Let these celeb beauty regrets serve as a lesson (and reminder) to us all...
But first, treat yourself to the celeb eyebrow transformations that prove there's hope for us all...
1. Kendall Jenner’s Overplucked Brows
Kendall’s beauty blunder was totally relatable: “When I was younger, on a totally weird whim, I plucked out all of my eyebrows! Thankfully, they grew back, but my sisters flipped OUT.” The model said they grew back but “soooo slowly and in kind of a gross way”. Thankfully, her brows were salvaged by "the eyebrow aesthetician" when she turned 14. Phew!
2. Selena Gomez’s Unfinished ‘Do
SelGo struggled with straighteners when she was younger, just like the rest of us. “I used to think that just because visually I could see that this hair was straight that the back didn't necessarily have to be straight, so for the entire 6th grade I only straightened the front of my hair,” she admitted.
Is it bad that we still do that now?
3. Kim Kardashian’s Super White Under-Eye
Kimmy admitted that going overboard with the baking was not her fave look. "Mario and I used to do really heavy baking. Back in 2009 or 2010, having a super light under-eye was the thing to do and I absolutely loved it at the time. But looking back, sometimes I looked a little crazy - especially with the camera flashes," she revealed.
All we have to say is SAME KIM, SAME.
4. Zendaya’s Uneven Brow Wax
"I got my eyebrows waxed once, and they messed them all up — they were super-thin. It was the first day of middle school, and they were uneven! It was so bad. I had to let them grow out and get super-hairy and thick," Zendaya revealed.
Now, the glam queen refuses to have the same thing happen, saying she only does her brows herself.
5. Kylie Jenner’s Overplumped Pout
Kylie admitted she had gotten a little too ‘excited’ by her lip fillers and made them too big at one point. Thankfully, her sisters stepped in and offered their advice. She said, “[They] were like, 'Kylie, you need to chill'. And then I had to go back and have it fixed, and it was a crazy process. Thank God I didn't end up on Botched."
5. Jennifer Aniston’s Tanning Obsession
Her most regrettable beauty moment isn’t actually “The Rachel” – it’s wishing she’d protected her skin more from the sun. "I gave myself a sun-tanning intervention a few years ago, where I was basically saying, 'Let's just quit while we're ahead’. I was not great as a kid with sunscreen.”
Now she’s swapped the tanning oil for SPF, so it’s all good.
6. Gigi Hadid’s Heavy Red Carpet Makeup
Gigi isn’t a fan of the heavy makeup she used to wear on red carpets, but, hey, it was a learning experience. “I didn’t do it myself; it was before I was aware of how I liked my red carpet makeup. I’m just glad I got that over with a few years ago, when people cared a lot less [about who I was]”, she revealed.
7. Chrissy Teigen’s Botched Dye Job
Chrissy’s hair might appear perfect to the rest of us, but according to her, it’s still recovering from a hair dye tragedy she made when she was younger. “I dyed my own hair this Chocolate Cherry colour, and I forget what brand it was, but I remember getting into so much trouble because it stained our bathtub,” she admitted.
8. Lucy Hale’s Bronzer Bonanza
Speaking to Total Beauty, the PLL star admitted that she "wore too much makeup” when she was too young. “Too much bronzer. You know, the raccoon eyes? Way too much eye makeup. When you’re young, older people tell you that you’ll tone it down. I used to think, y’all are crazy. I’ll never be like that. But they were right!” Hey, we've all been there.
9. Cate Blanchett’s Arm Hair Blunder
Cate’s beauty blunder serves as a reminder that it’s never okay to bleach your arm hair: "It was copper orange in patches and purple in others...never again". We agree.
10. Madison Beer’s Spider Eyes
She once admitted to MTV that getting eyelash extensions were probably her biggest beauty regret: "They were not very cute and I looked like I had spiders on my face!"
11. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Badger Highlights
Rosie admitted to The Telegraph: “I had very over-plucked eyebrows and when I started modelling I was told I would need to let them grow back. When I was about 14 I had pestered and pestered my mum to get a box of hair dye with brush-on highlights, and I ended up with two massive peroxide streaks, like a badger.
I remember crumbling on to the bathroom floor screaming at my mother, ‘You ruined my life!’ and sobbing my eyes out.” Been there, sister.
12. Demi Lovato’s Eyebrow Evolution
Demi has been the victim of a rollercoaster of eyebrow shapes and sizes over the years. She told Refinery29, “My ultimate beauty regret is the many shapes and forms my eyebrows have come in. I’ve had stages where they’ve been so thick where people have asked if I got eyebrow extensions, and then so thin it looks like I just drew them on.”
13. Amber Rose’s Clown Face
We’re definitely getting our glam on in a well-lit room now we’ve heard Amber admitting to MTV that her biggest beauty fail was "doing my makeup in a very dim bathroom by myself and then going out to a pool party. I looked like a clown basically.”
14. Hailey Baldwin’s Red Carpet Regrets
"I've looked back on red carpet things where I've seen that my face makeup is like far too white for my face or too much eye makeup! There's things that I literally cringe looking at, I can't even think about it!"
15. Noah Cyrus’ Eyeliner Overload
She admitted to MTV: “I feel like there was a time I put on too much eyeliner, when I was like 13 and didn’t know what eyeliner was! So I just like drew it on. But probably the bangs were just the biggest no no!”