Twitter | @ADLeverett

22+ People Who Tried DIY Beauty, And Oh God No

maariyah.qazi 9 Apr 2019

I'll be the first person to complain about how expensive beauty care has become.

You can barely shop at Sephora without taking out a loan first, and getting a spa treatment is so expensive that it's now a once-in-a-lifetime event reserved for your parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Suffice to say, I don't blame anybody for cutting corners at home.

1. Not everyone is down to pay $32 for a Beauty Blender.

Twitter | @JordanAlexis211

I mean, why bother when you can buy a paint sponge at the dollar store? Just tear off the handle and you're on your way!

Sure, it'll feel a little rough on your skin. But application and exfoliation for a dollar? Can't beat it.

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2. While you're at it, why not visit the hardware store?

Twitter | @McKennaCaitlyn

Going au naturel is great, but sometimes you're in the mood for full coverage.

If there's no makeup sponge in sight, rummage through your dad's toolbox for a trowel. Then smooth out your foundation like you're filling cracks in a wall.

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3. Putting your eyeshadow palette in the oven seemed like a good idea at first.

Instagram | @kalognomos

OK, let's be honest — it didn't seem like a "good" idea per se. Just an idea.

For those who don't know, you can briefly put a palette in the oven if you want to remove the shadow pots.

Important: Do not overbake.

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4. The latest face mask trend: toilet paper.

Twitter | @cielitiooooo

What? You think that looks ridiculous?

You know what else looks ridiculous? Contouring, baking your foundation, foaming face masks, lip plumpers...the list goes on and on. Don't question it!

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5. OK, if you're really not down with the toilet paper thing, you could try paper towel instead.

Twitter | @LiconTracee

The results won't be as noticeable, but it's your call.

This is why they call it a sheet mask. It's one sheet of paper towel.

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6. Serious question: Can marshmallows be used to apply foundation?

Twitter | @okneverok

Because that would save me a lot of money. Plus, I could just wash the marshmallow off and eat it afterward.

I'm kidding. Settle down.

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7. Real talk: this is intelligent AF.

Twitter | @NewbieTo

I know we're supposed to be talking about DIY attempts, but I had to share this one with you guys.

This is a great substitute for a makeup brush cleaner mat.

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8. You know how peel off masks remove gunk from your pores? Yeah, this doesn't do that.

Twitter | @PaulalaAsher

I know this girl was just messing with us, but all that tape really did just remind me that I need to get my brows done.

Right now, they look like two caterpillars trying to hold hands.

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9. If two cucumber slices are good, then 12 cucumber slices must be even better.

Twitter | @ClaireSmeltzer

You haven't truly experienced relaxation until you've sliced up an entire cucumber and put it on your face.

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10. And this was the very last time he asked his girlfriend to "clean up the back."

Twitter | @edenmcf

Please note his reflection in the mirror. Crossed arms = very, very, very upset.

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11. All natural, 100% vegan fake lashes. Animal-friendly!

Twitter | @noitskatelyn

Lovely, aren't they? It's really a natural look.

They last approximately 72 hours before drying up and turning brown.

Available anywhere strawberries are sold.

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12. Making your own rainbow highlighter is hard.

Twitter | @mylovemuke

Heck, making your own monochromatic highlighter is hard!

Heck, making your own makeup is hard!

Heck, making your dinner is hard!

Heck, making your — I'll stop now.

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13. It sucks when the thing you're sewing to help release stress is actually causing you a lot of stress.

Twitter | @alyssaa0721

And so you have to sew a second eye mask to help release the stress from the first attempt.

It's an endless cycle!

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14. Environmentally friendly and recyclable eyelash extensions.

Twitter | @jeanaeresemarie

Kids: They're leading the conversation in responsible consumerism.

Not to mention that these lashes are probably way easier to apply than the ones were used to.

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15. Looking to refresh your skin and add a hint of color to your linens?

Twitter | @sometimesnike

If you answered "Yes" (wow, seriously?), then using a turmeric face mask before bed is for you!

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16. You know what they say: When in doubt, microwave it.

Twitter | @Tally_Knopp

Alright, fine. Nobody says that.

If you really want to revive your dried-out mascara, you can get the same result with a bowl of hot water. Not to mention, there'll be 100% less splatter.

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17. You know what? Never mind. People do say: When in doubt, microwave it.

Twitter | @VTT_torii

Why else would people be microwaving their Beauty Blenders?

Obviously, this DIY didn't work out, but I am thoroughly enjoying this visual tale of microwaved beauty products.

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18. Question: How would you feel about a 2-in-1 cat litter and facemask solution?

Twitter | @wideeyed1618

Would you buy it? Would you recommend it to your friends?

I need to know if there's more people who are into this.

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19. Did you know that you can create a lip stain out of Kool-Aid?

Pintester | Pintester

Did you also know that you can create a tooth stain out of the same drink mix?

What a magically versatile product!

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20. Permanent marker nail polish: seems like a great idea, until it's not.

Twitter | @GraceGarramone

But hey, this was literally me throughout all of seventh and eighth grade. So, I can deeply relate.

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21. Ummmmm...I really want to try this.

Twitter | @MiaPinchoff

She's serving us stationary chic, and I am living, dying, and reincarnating for this look.

Bonus points: Paper clips are a bit harder to lose than bobby pins.

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22. Is this an attempt at DIY sprinkle lips or just a photo of me after binging on a pint of birthday cake ice cream?

Imgur | thewetnoodlepics

Sorry, but you'll never know.

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23. Creating your own at-home spa experience has its challenges.

Twitter | @barnfeline

We all want to lay in the bath and be fed fruit like we're some kind of Greek goddess.

But we can't always have our mango and eat it, too.

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24. If your DIY goes wrong, you might as well embrace it!

Twitter | @ADLeverett

Wine glass fell in the tub? No problem! Enjoy your bubble bath infused with grape antioxidants!

Overall, these people gave DIY beauty their best shot. And I applaud them for it.

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