Beauty Regrets We Learned the Hard Way: Guest Post By Brigitte Evans

It is easy to get carried away with a new beauty trend, whether it is tanning to the point of not being recognizable or over-plucking your eyebrows (if you were a teen in the early 2000s, you must remember this). Regardless of how amazing a trend might appear to you now, just think about whether you’ll look at it with pride when you see your old photos years from now, and whether your face/body will ever go back to the way it was before (growing your brows again may be more difficult than you imagine). But hey, mistakes happen, and just so you see you are not alone, here are some of the most common beauty regrets we ladies had to learn the hard way.

Where are your brows girl?

No, really. One of the biggest and most frequent beauty regrets women have is over-plucking their eyebrows or shaping them the wrong way. You can end up looking creepy like a Disney villain, or as if you were constantly surprised with your brows raised all the time. Growing them back and going to a beautician to fix them is the best way to handle this problem. There are also some natural remedies that can help you, such as pure castor oil, whole milk and coconut oil. Or you can also try the Japanese method of drawing eyebrows.


I call chunky highlights “the badger-highlights” because… well, they make your hair look like badger fur. I know you were probably aiming for that sun-kissed look (been there, done that), but this is just not the answer. There is no solution for this other than finding a good hairdresser to balance the strong contrast between the colours.

Baby bangs

You think they will make you look younger, more fun and casual, but baby bangs actually only make you look silly. The worst thing about them is that there is no way to fight them other than to wait for them to grow back to their normal length.

Life in plastic it’s (not) fantastic

We all have a celebrity we would like to look like, but sometimes that goes too far and we turn to unnatural methods to achieve that - especially because celebs are no strangers to plastic surgery. So we try things like plumping our lips or botoxing our face, often without thinking about the consequences. I think that going for a happy medium is the ideal solution, for example for non-invasive procedures. I have recently done a non-surgical liposuction in Melbourne, because I had good recommendations for this clinic. I knew that it doesn’t involve a knife, that they will do it properly and that I’ll have no regrets.

Bronze goddess or oh my goodness

A couple of years back tanning (way too much) was a pretty big thing. The thing about tanning is, however, that it is easily noticeable that you are not actually that dark, so you end up looking fake and weird. Here’s a tip: rock your real complexion and get your colour during the summer on the beach, like it’s supposed to be.

Wrong hair colour or “is that a wig”

We are born with a certain complexion, eye colour and hair colour. If you change the last and it doesn’t fit in well with the previous two, it can turn out to be quite a disaster, especially because some tones are really difficult to get rid of (e.g. black and red). Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t have some fun and change your hair colour from time to time, but first try to figure out what would look good on you and what would be a complete disaster.
So, are you guilty of some of these beauty sins? I am guilty as charged for most of them. However, although I have regrets, I like to live by that “mistakes are the portals of discovery” line. I’ll know better next time. 

Brigitte Evans is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and a writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she is reading mystery novels and making plans for her next trip. She is a proud aunt of Sophie, age 2 who rounded her Chanel lipstick but loves her anyway. Twitter/Facebook

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