years are all about experimenting with beauty and fashion to figure out what
works and what doesn’t – unfortunately, what ‘doesn’t work’ is what results in
those funny teenage makeup disasters! From too much eyeshadow to strange colour
combinations, these stars have candidly revealed where it all went wrong for
them in their teenage years, and how they ended up with an embarrassing makeup
memory that they now see looked awful on them. Of course, it’s all a part of
growing up and the fun of finding what does look good!
1. Alexa Chung
trying out unusual colours: “I started wearing silver eyeshadow – it was the
‘in’ thing. I just wanted to look like I was from space. Rimmel was my brand of
choice and I wore it with the Coffee Shimmer lipstick. In hindsight, they
looked awful together but it was the ’90s, so it worked."
2. Jordana Brewster
icy eyeshadow: "I went through a phase in the nineties where all I wore
was blue eye shadow and super icy colors and I thought it looked really good to
wear really light colors on your eyes. Then I realized, “Wow, that looks really
cheesy.” Or I’d wear lots of mascara to the point where my sister would call me
3. Lauren Conrad
several big makeup disasters: "In seventh grade, I was allowed to wear
makeup, and to say it was a trial-and-error process would be an understatement.
I matched my eye shadow to my outfits each day but took little care in matching
my foundation to my actual skin tone. My eyebrows were overplucked, and my hair
was overstraightened. I was a complete disaster."
4. Leona Lewis
on shimmery eyeshadow as a teen: "A while ago my cousin was emailing
pictures of me when I was 15. And for some weird reason I would wear white,
white, white eyeshadow on my eyes, then really shimmery white underneath my
eyebrows and a really super glossy lip. It looked like I had no eyes, I looked really
5. Reese Witherspoon
shiny lip gloss: "I wore the shiniest, pinkest lip gloss. In the 90s, I
was really into that brown lip liner. I look back on it and I'm like, 'Oh my