If you’re into experimenting with new makeup looks, you probably have tried contouring at least once. And you failed. Most of us do. Miserably. We all want to look dewy and chiseled at the same time. The right shading and highlighting will add some serious definition, but most of us end up frustrated and looking like sad clowns. The thing is no matter how amazing contouring is, it can be beyond complicated and difficult.
Here are 24 contouring fails that most of us can relate to, compiled by Diply.
Props to those who learned how to contour like a pro.
1. That looks like a watercolor painting
2. It looks like you went to the beach without SPF
This might need a bit of blending.
Source: Instagram | @zarah_baconator
3. This is the face we all make when contouring
How do you even do this thing?
Source: Instagram | @livluxe
4. You can see the sadness in her eyes
They say, “Help me.” Girl, I wish I could.
Source: Instagram | @narwhalzrreal
5. That’s very accurate
Because it will make you look delicious. *duh*
Source: Instagram | @mayneiac
6. Well she is not Da Vinci after all
Source: Instagram | @torisaurus3
7. Nice try
Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than that.
Source: Instagram | @shopgirl918
8. This is intense
Source: Instagram | @tambeautyofficial
9. The most important thing is that you had fun
Just smile and embrace it.
Source: Twitter | @heebsta
10. This is how to scare your family members
Source: Twitter | @Mai_Serry
11. She looks like a Viking ready to fight
You go, girl!
Source: Instagram | @josie_harwood
12. Someone needs to blend her contour right now!
Source: Instagram | @makeup101_memes
13. Photographs are your worst enemies
You can run, but you can’t hide from the flash of a camera.
Source: Instagram | @ashley_grace0414
14. When you try your best but you don’t succeed
Source: Instagram | @jayd_green
15. Why does it always looks like you burned your face?
It’s a very bold look though.
Source: Instagram | @jaimeeslifestyle
16. That’s some well-defined lines, love
Other than that she looks amazing.
Source: Reddit | toadspimp
17. Strong jawline for sure
Maybe use a darker shade next time.
Source: Twitter | @meowinton
18. It can even happen to the Queen of contouring
Source: Twitter | @taenissa
19. This is me every morning
Eventually, we all give up.
20. Have you been in a fight recently?
Cuz that’s what it looks like when you try to contour with blue eyeshadow.
Source: Twitter | @ItsMike_xD
21. Now, this is art
Nothing to be sad about.
Source: Twitter | @Danasian
22. Close enough
All you have to do is follow the instructions.
Source: Twitter | @adorabos
23. You know it’s not terrible, right?
Source: Twitter | @starchytragedy
24. Now we can all agree that Michelle Phan is a straight-up goddess
And we will never be worthy of her. But we can keep trying.