For every one amazing YouTube makeup tutorial from one of the best beauty vloggers, there are roughly ten dumb YouTube beauty challenges. Girls slather on hundreds of layers of foundation, highlight every facet of their bodies, and put things that are not made to be on any part of the body directly on their faces.
While some of these challenges are fun in a morbid curiosity sort of way, they’re also massive wastes of money and show everyone that you have a LOT of time on your hands. Some of these stupid internet makeup challenges can be potentially harmful and cause skin irritations. Other challenges can be downright dangerous and cause permanent damage.
So, decide for yourself which one of this potentially harmful makeup challenges makes you cringe the most, and then debate whether or not you have a better way of doing it.
100 Layers Of Foundation, Nail Polish, Or Any Other Beauty Product Challenge
There were tons of “100 layer” beauty challenges. There were 100 layers of lipstick, mascara, nail polish, and foundation, just to name a few. And then there was the 100 upon 100 layers challenge when makeup artist Jenna Marbles did all of these 100-layer challenges at the same time. Not only is layering a product 100 times a huge waste of money, it’s also not great for your skin. How is your skin supposed to breathe through 100 layers of foundation? How do you take off 100 layers of nail polish without totally ripping off your nail? It may be a crazy challenge, but it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it.
Face Full Of Food Makeup Challenge
Makeup artist Raychel Newton came up with the #FaceFullofFoodChallenge. A more apt hashtag for this challenge would probably be #FaceFullofZits. Some of the stuff she used is alright to go on skin, like raw beets. But this girl contoured with a Snickers bar! She also used butter as a primer, because putting loads of cream and oil on your skin seems like a great adhesive for your foundation.
Ladies, if you’re resorting to your fridge for makeup, you’ve got bigger problems in your life. Obviously, this is just a joke, but all those oils can’t be good for your breakouts. Also, what a waste of a candy bar. Hopefully, she got to eat it afterwards.
Face Full Of Highlighter Challenge
Sure, we all like when our highlighter is on fleek. While subtle highlighter can make you feel radiant, covering your face with it makes you look radioactive. YouTube vlogger Mariya prefaces this tutorial, stating, "did this look for fun, it is definitely not wearable make-up. Unless of course you want to, in which case go ahead girl and slay girl SLAYYY."
You will be slaying while wearing all highlighters on your face, just more in a blinding-everyone-you-see sort of way as opposed to an ethereal glow manner. Plus, the insane amount of glitter and shimmer in highlighters may look intriguing from afar, but it will make any photo you are in look like a damn mess, like Bretman Rock's driver's license photo.
No Mirror Makeup Challenge
This one is fun to try, but you can potentially stab yourself in the eye with a mascara wand. If you’re a skilled makeup artist, you can probably put on makeup blindfolded, or at least with your eyes closed. But, the rest of us plebeians out there will end up covering our teeth in lipstick or ripping out eyelashes with a curling wand. Please, use a mirror if you’re trying to put on a whole face of makeup. Your contour and cat eye will thank you.