11 Gross Beauty Things We All Do
Hands up if you've sneakily used tester products on your actual face.
Hey you. Yes you. Thought you were the only one who does these gross beauty related things? Think again, pal - because you are not alone.
Put off cleaning makeup brushes for faaaaaar too long. Yes, we know we’re supposed to thoroughly clean them on the reg. Yes we KNOW if we don’t we’re smearing bacteria all over our faces. Yes WE KNOW that causes spots. But who has the time? Whaddya mean we could have spent 30mins cleaning brushes instead of binge watching The Walking Dead? Can’t hear you.
Sleeping in your makeup.
Yup, sleeping in a full face of makeup is fully gross - especially when we wake up with foundation, mascara and eyeliner smeared all over the pillow like a tragic homage to modern art. But we were just so SUPER SLEEPY last night. Sorry.
Picking nail varnish off in public.
And leaving a nice little pile of polish scraps for some lucky stranger to find.
WHAT? IT'S JUST TOO TEMPTING.
Squeezing spots even when they’re not ready to squeeze.
No matter how many times we tell ourselves we’re not going to turn this one into a whole ‘open wound’ situation by squeezing it ahead of time, we always defy our more sensible selves and do it anyway. Fast-forward to the next morning when it’s all oozy and even make up won’t cover it. Lovely.
Using an old rusty razor with little hairs sticking out of it.
Forgot to buy a new one, didn’t we. Wearing a strappy dress tonight, aren’t we. C’mon over here Li’l Rusty - we won’t tell if you don’t.
Getting fake tan all over the sheets.
Rumour has it that some super-organised people buy SPECIFIC dark coloured sheets for fake tan day. Rumour has it these people are not actual humans but smug alien types from outer space.
Using a makeup product that lost its lid an age ago ...and is now covered in gunk.
Quick wipe and bob’s yer uncle. Good as new.
Keeping makeup well past its sell by date.
Whaddya mean we shouldn’t use this mascara that’s been rattling around in a drawer for the last 2 years? There’s still some left, it’s called being thrifty. Ahem.
Using tester products on your actual face in the shop.
Yup, this lipstick may well have seen 100 other pairs of lips, with god knows what kind of germs on them. Yup, we’re still going to try it on. Oops.
Dry shampooing for 3 days in a row.
Our hair does not look dirty, and therefore it is not. No it won’t move, it’s glued into place with a sort of grease/dry shampoo cement.
Picking off mascara.
It’s just so satisfying. Even if we do lose the odd eyelash while doing it. Got loads of eyelashes anyway what’s one or two casualties?
- Words by Lizzie Cox.
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