Makeup Artists Tell Their Most Horrifying Stories

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • "All of a sudden, she throws up."

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    Morning make-up in the room for a beautiful bride
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    Woman suffering headache on the street
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    Silhouette mom trying talking but teenager does not want to listen
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    woman with stomach pain
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    Makeup artist applying eyeshadow on a girl
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    Sick teenage girl
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    Mother And Adult Daughter In Shopping Mall Together
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    stressed out bride
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    Little girls eating tasty pizza. Young lovely girls crazy loving eating pizza.
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    Pretty young woman in wedding dress. Sitting against the mirror.
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    Mother comforting crying daughter
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    Close-up portrait of woman touching her face
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    Make-up artist doing make up for young beautiful bride
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    Food Court Blurred
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    Wedding makeup artist making a make up for bride
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    Nervous bride biting her fingernails
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    Close-up of beautiful worried bride at park
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    Dead woman
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    Bride at the clothes shop for wedding dresses
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    An angry bride waving a frying pan
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    Studio shot of young woman doctor against gray background
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    At doctor
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    Enraged bride holding a baseball bat
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    Bride In Bedroom Having Second Thoughts Before Wedding
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    plastic bag with lock
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    Makeup mess
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    Bride screaming at her phone
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  • Hugh Jass

     (Jul 31, 2018)

    Damn th girl with the pink hair is gorg

  • Haizel Chapman

     (6 hours ago)

    Hugh Jass Which one there’s 2.

  • Shyla Jeanss

     (18 hours ago)

    Cori Nicole Exactly What that person said was uncalled for

  • Yoyoyo Yo

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    *expects high end makeup like Chanel etc.*Client: *pulls out a sandwich bag*

  • Alonna Cannoy

     (Jan 22, 2019)

    plot twist: there's a literal sandwich in the bag with the makeup

  • shaunny wassap

     (Jan 20, 2019)

    Yoyoyo Yo 😂😂😂😂

  • Kennedy Mitchell

     (Oct 12, 2018)

    “I’m not Dr. Phil, I’m here to put makeup on” 🤣😭

  • Lil Peep

     (Feb 14, 2019)

    Lol haha

  • Makayla Van Damme

     (Jan 20, 2019)


  • HappyG

     (Oct 4, 2018)

    I've been on the other side of this with an awful MUA, I made sure to communicate clearly beforehand that I have sensitive skin and that it reacts to sunscreen (every type of SPF I've tried has had some degree of reaction so I eliminate foundations with an SPF as a precaution). Well this MUA at the MAC counter said "sunscreen allergies aren't a thing" and deliberately concealed the foundation bottle before applying it all over my face to prove a point. Within seconds my face was itching and b...

  • Kimberly Ann

     (2 days ago)

    yikes! I've heard of stuff before, but even worse...for food allergies. Ex. Grandparents not believing parents about grandkids having allergies

  • Bree Romero

     (Feb 1, 2019)

    I feel your pain. I've tried on various moisturizers with spf and it always causes a reaction. One time I tried a new moisturizer with a low spf and initially had no reaction so I figured I was fine, went to work and I could not stop my eyes from watering and my eyes were so red and burning. I was so embarrassed bcuz my clients thought I was having a breakdown. I was so confused bcuz i didnt add the moisturizer near my eyes but if it's on my face it causes a reaction. I just avoid spf all together

  • Prabjot Kaur

     (Jul 17, 2018)

    What if those horrible clients watch this video ? 😂💭

  • Elze Ja

     (Jan 29, 2019)

    I was thinkink that tooooooo!

  • Ain Lerato Michele

     (Jan 27, 2019)

    Good!! 😂😂💄🎨

  • Israel Noelle Long

     (Aug 18, 2018)

    I'm a professional mua and something that pisses me off SO much is how people just expect you to charge basically nothing. I had this woman message me recently saying she was getting married and I was referred to do her makeup. She proceeded to tell me she was very very picky and wanted to know I would do a good job. And also wanted to know how much I would charge to do her SIX bridesmaid's hair and makeup...along with hers. I told her to check out my professional page to see if she liked my work, and ...

  • Violet None Of Your Business

     (5 days ago)

    50 for your wedding day make up isn't bad. I'd pay that. In fact for wedding which usually means a huge price bump it's great. I wouldn't pay it for the updo but that's just cause my mum is already a hairdresser and why pay when you can get it for free.

  • Marianne Wood

     (Feb 14, 2019)


  • Geeky Cosplays

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    I’m not professional; but I am studying and applying to a Paul Mitchell school soon; and one time I did this girls makeup, I said I wasn’t professional- she loved the makeup and everything, but when I asked her how she’ll be paying she looked at me and said “sweetie, you’re 17. I’m not paying you anything.”

  • Elise Troop

     (Feb 7, 2019)

    Lesson learned: require a booking deposit and payment in full before you leave the house.

  • m a r i c r i s

     (Jul 22, 2018)

    Not really a horror story, but definitely cringeworthy! 😬 It was prom and I was doing my next-door neighbor’s makeup, then my friend’s right after. I go next door, where she gives me a picture she tore from a magazine (before camera phones) - a smoky eye with gold glitter and a nude lip. I glam her up, pack up my train case and go home to meet my friend. Opened up my case and the picture was in there - she sees it and loves it. 😍 Told her I just did it on my neighbor, but she wanted it anyway, so she g...

  • Natalie Romero

     (Jan 21, 2019)

    m a r i c r i s Living for this lol

  • supernova슈퍼노바

     (Jan 20, 2019)

    Oh my god hahaha

  • Tatiana Cueto

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    My worst, surprisingly was my own grandmother. I'm still getting my license so, I'll take all the practice I can get. Anyway she wanted me to do her makeup specifically for a new profile pic for Facebook. I tell her, we should do it in the sitting room, where the picture will actually be taken, and there's natural lighting. She damn near dies and demands we do it in the hella poorly lit bathroom with barely enough room for 1. I don't know why, but whatever, I can make it work. ...She doesn't even ...

  • christian doodles

     (Dec 16, 2018)

    Google dermoflage

  • Dominique Sunday

     (Dec 14, 2018)

    Just shows how naive and ignorant old people can be when it comes to new materials and technology. She probably saw one of those anti-ageing clickbait ads that obviously photoshop wrinkles out of existance and figured everyone did that with makeup all the time.She was awful to you but I still can't help but admire a granny with piercings and tattoos, and especially wanting said piercings and tattoos on her FB profile lol

  • Kaitlin Kal Lee

     (Jul 17, 2018)

    This should be a series 😂😂💕

  • Yasira Rivera

     (Jan 24, 2019)