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Have You Ever Mistaken a Beauty Product For Something Else?

My friend will still never let me live down the time I reached for my lip liner for an impromptu makeup touchup in an elevator. The problem? This particular elevator did not happen to have a mirror, and I'd inadvertently grabbed my black eyeliner instead. In my defense, at least the black lipstick look eventually came into fashion. Right?

Have you ever reached for a beauty product, only to be met with something else instead?

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Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
No, but I tried to light a cigarette with a pack of Juicy Fruit. That's the same kind of ridiculous.
JamieUK JamieUK 7 years
Oh no! That's a funny story though.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Oh my. . . I am loving your stories!!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Personally I haven't but a friend of mine in middle school didn't realize those "cream coloured lipsticks" were actually concealer and she came to school with flesh coloured lips. We got a good laugh out of that one!
sealver sealver 7 years
Two winters ago, I went to visit my grandparents in Korea for New Year's. We had a big celebration, and at night, as I was removing my makeup, I reached for what I thought was eye-makeup remover from my grandma's vanity. As I poured the liquid on the cotton ball and brought it close to my eyes to remove my mascara... my grandma stopped me. Silly me, it was nail polish remover! Imagine what would've happened!!!!!
TrulyLoved TrulyLoved 7 years
i've bought and used brow liner thinking it was eyeliner... took me days to realize it.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Can of hair spray and a can of Pledge. Ooooh. Lemony! :true:
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 7 years
I had a tea tree oil roll on blemish treatment that looked exactly like one of my lipglosses. It tasted really, really bad. :( Also, I wish the lush solid perfumes looked a little different than the lip balms. Go Green does not taste very good either.
danizzle danizzle 7 years
for years i have used palmers cocoa butter stick as lipgloss. its really chunky, and looks like those tubes of stick glue that you use when you are a kid. two different times, in my senior year of college, my teacher stopped the class (one was a small 15 person class, one was a huge 300+ class) to ask me if i was putting glue on my lips. hysterical!!
Miss-Bree Miss-Bree 7 years
My favorite is when I reach for my lipgloss and grab a tampon instead...has happened many many times.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
Haha--hilarious! I often mix up my mac eyeshadows and concealer because they are in the same shaped containers! But once in Sephora I mistook the beads at the bottom of the glass display bowls (i.e. for brushes) for a product, I asked my friend what they were used for. It took me a moment to figure out it was an empty bowl which had once been filled with brushes--I seriously thought Sephora was selling the beads.....umm no.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I grabbed the wrong pencil thinking it was my eyebrow pencil, and began to fill my brows in with black eyeliner. I was in a bathroom with a few of my girlfriends. I noticed right away but they had a little laugh while I tried to remove my partially black eyebrow!
bryseana bryseana 7 years
One early morning before school I was spraying my hair with what I thought was hairspray. My hair kept falling flat. I kept spraying and spraying. Then suddenly a white film started to form around my hairline. I looked at the can and it was deodorant. My only excuse is I was super sleepy.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
This past Christmas, I meant to grab my black Smashbox eyeliner for my tightline and figured out a week and a half later that I had grabbed the forest green one instead. It ultimately didn't make much of a difference, but I thought it was pretty funny when I figured it out!
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