Skip Nav
Wedding Beauty
It Took Me Weeks to Find the Perfect Bridal Lipstick — but This Is It
Beauty Tips
50 Genius Morning Beauty Hacks Lazy Girls Will Love
Urban Decay
If You Own These 12 Products, You're a True Urban Decay Junkie

What Are Your Disastrous Teenage Grooming Memories?

What Are Your Most Disastrous Teenage Grooming Memories?

Reminiscing with childhood friends recently, I was reminded of one of my early teenage grooming habits. When I was 13 or 14, I used to slick Vaseline on my unruly eyebrows in order to tame and "shape" them. Why would I do this, you ask? Well, I got the idea from my equally bushy-eyed best friend. Eventually, my mother grew tired of my shiny brows and sent me to a waxer, but my Vaseline habit made for some interesting yearbook pictures. It's funny to look back on teenage trial and error, and even the best groomed among us has gotten a bad tip or two. Share your funniest teenage beauty bloopers in the comments below—there's no need to be embarrassed, and it's totally cathartic.

Image Source: Thinkstock
bluesapphire1 bluesapphire1 4 years
In high school, I had a brilliant idea of using egg whites as a face mask and left them on overnight without washing my face. The following morning, I woke up with brown spots on my cheeks and to this day are still visible. Never again!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
I put Sun-in on my dark hair & it turned it a reddish orange color. I should have left it on longer or used it a few more times!
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
lol. these are funny. I never had any things i did reguraly, becuase i was always a tomboy type as far as makeup and grooming go. But one year, around 11, before i started plucking, I decided to try trimming my very long and thick eyebrows. I took a comb and scissors, combed it through, and cut UNDER the comb.. I ended up with almost no eyebrows, cut it right to the skin. My mother laughed at me for weeks. Though, when i did start plucking, I plucked too thin to make them match a scar in my left eyebrow, and I wish they were thicker now.
KeLynns KeLynns 6 years
I wish I understood how bras and shirts were supposed to fit back then. I wore my bras way too small and my shirts way too big. Also, at my school you had to wear nylons with skirts - I would find the tannest nylons I could and wear those (even though I am actually SUPER pale). It was like my bottom half belonged to a totally different person. And I sweated a lot in high school, and I would have pit stains all the time. It was awful. I don't even know what antiperspirant I used in high school, but it was probably whatever was on sale or at the dollar store. In actuality I should have been using something super heavy duty!
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
Sun In left my hair with a random two-tone color, smearing my entire face with roll-on *bonnebell* glitter, using foam (shudder) self tanner, needless to say I become a streaky orange blob, and too much eyeliner on year (punk rock look). I am SO glad those days are long gone. lol
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Bleaching my already blonde hair to nearly white. Add a longish Billy Idol spiked 'do and several black streaks. Mix and rinse. Don't repeat. Ever.
mmmarishka mmmarishka 6 years
My worst mistake is that once I got carried away while plucking my eyebrows and one of them turned out about half the length of the other. I have naturally well-shaped eyebrows and I like them very much so this was really bad.
Tabloid Tabloid 6 years
went to*
Tabloid Tabloid 6 years
I saw my uncle shaving his moustache with those cream on his face and I find it so funny and cool that when the bathroom was free, I went in to do it too. Damned..
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 6 years
1) bronzer as all face powder. i'm naturally tan it's all the same 2) i thought i had a unibrow so i took a razor to it. shaved off half of one eyebrow 3) borrowed my mom's eyeshadow. powder blue and steel grey. all the way up to my one and a half eyebrows 4) punk phase. black eyeliner. all over my lower lash line/inner rim and upper lashline smudged out as shadow. i went through one covergirl eyeliner every 2 weeks. no. joke. 5) so dark it was almost black purple lipstick. love the look still' but on a 13 year old with no skill? fail. 6) used toner i found in my mom's bathroom as remover. ouch, caused painful breakouts.
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 6 years
I wore silver glittery lipstick in 7th grade, I looked like Ke$ha! Also, my friend thought it would be a good idea to curl my hair with a bristled curling iron - we had to cut a huge chunk of my hair one inch from the root because it got stuck!
FrankiLee FrankiLee 6 years
I plucked my eyebrows WAYYY too thin. I am still having to pencil in certain areas that never grew back. Giant mistake!
HellBombBettie HellBombBettie 6 years
I had hair so big it would put Snookie to shame! I actually carried around a giant can of Aqua Net everywhere I went!
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 6 years
I had my eyebrows waxed too thin...I look back now and I think to myself, why did I do that to myself?? I thought that I looked good! Glad to know that I'm not the only one who has made mistakes like that!
genopatt genopatt 6 years
um, shiny blue eyeshadow is not a blue-eyed girls friend. thankfully, we parted ways after middle school.
theglossarie theglossarie 6 years
does anyone remember sea breeze astringent?! i used to soak my face in that stuff and cry my eyes out from how badly it burned. i'm pretty sure it only made my acne 100 times worse. god BLESS my discovery of exfoliation 10 years later :)
spacecadet62 spacecadet62 6 years
I used to use Sun In when I was10. I also used to trim my bangs sometimes. I was not very good to my hair.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I fancied myself a bit of a punk rocker the first half of high school and I remember my best friend and I trying to do the anti-beauty thing and fry our hair. We wouldn't use conditioner, would use heating tools like crazy, and would incessently dye it black. We'd actually check eachother's hair for its dryness. I don't know, I guess silky hair doesn't hold the Edward Scissorhands look very well?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I used to have these big bangs that I curled into a tube-shape on my forehead.
Quote Tattoos in Spanish
Christina Aguilera Hair Evolution
A Makeup Remover That Works on Hard-to-Remove Makeup
Latina Beauty Bloggers
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds