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Model

anna men

Posts: 281

Los Angeles, California, US

TheMakeupman wrote:
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa301/anthonygordonla/A0126.jpg

Butt makeup    lol    yeah   I'm that mature LOL !  The Worst !

Enlarge page for full effect !

LOL!!!

Aug 20 08 09:35 am Link

Hair Stylist

Debra Weite MUHA

Posts: 169

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Rhonda M wrote:
Ok I hope everyone is ready because mine is the WORST by far!!!! TRUST ME!!!!  Here ya go:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/rhonislove/RhondaMUA020.jpg

aaaannnnndddddd.....

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/rhonislove/RhondaMUA021.jpg

Now, THAT is horrible!!! LMAO!!!  This was one of my first paying jobs about 4 1/2 yrs ago.  It was for a salon catalog.  This is the absolute worst from the hair on down!!! LOL!!!

Newer work...
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/rhonislove/veena0014.jpg

WOW.  that was brave and amazing and well...BRIGHT!

I am loving this thread..I'll have to dig up some stuff, too.

Aug 20 08 11:11 am Link

Hair Stylist

Debra Weite MUHA

Posts: 169

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Cassie MUA wrote:
ha ha! this topic is great!

i have a new laptop after my desktop decided to die so don't have a lot of my old shots. found this tho, sorry bad quality had to take a picture of a picture on my phone

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/cassitafanclub/misspiggylmao.jpg

miss piggy *dies*

big_smile

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHOMGTHATISAWESOMEHAHAHAHAHA

Aug 20 08 11:15 am Link

Hair Stylist

Debra Weite MUHA

Posts: 169

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I'd like to apologize in advance to your eyes and to the poor model I did this to:

http://i34.tinypic.com/r0b4pj.jpg

Something more recent to redeem myself:

http://i34.tinypic.com/e97wj5.jpg

Aug 20 08 11:21 am Link

Photographer

Danielle deLeon

Posts: 105

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, US

There aren't any MUAs anywhere near me on model mayhem, so I have to do a lot of my own. I have some awful pictures I deleted from the past. My avatar is my latest MUA wanna be attempt.

Aug 20 08 11:28 am Link

Hair Stylist

Debra Weite MUHA

Posts: 169

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

bump-zilla

Aug 21 08 03:29 am Link

Makeup Artist

Saj M

Posts: 1620

Atlanta, Georgia, US

AKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK I JUST FOUND MINE! OMG A pic of myself on my Visa ohhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyy godddd im going to get a scan later hopefully. lol

so awful.. so blue..the eyebrows.. oh god.. no no no no no no n on on on on o non o nononononono

Aug 21 08 09:42 am Link

Makeup Artist

TJMBennett MUA

Posts: 525

Tampa, Florida, US

Cosmetic Couture wrote:
Oddly enough, some of my worst makeup is still in my port because sooooo many people have it on their favorites list.  Grrrr.... The pics in the collage were all taken BEFORE I ever went to school or starting doing makeup on anyone except friends & family. (obviously!)  Majority of the eyes are mine.  I put it in my port when I 1st joined MM because I didn't have enough pics!  LOL 

Bad makeup....
http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/071127/02/474bc971ea2eb_m.jpg

Today's makeup.... sooooo much more improved.... and natural!
http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080819/04/48aa88d1b1e4d_m.jpg

WHAT!? The first one isn't bad!!! Why is everything that's bright, fun, and creative considered bad? Last time i checked being an MUA isn't just about sticking to the natural, neutral look...!

Aug 21 08 09:57 am Link

Makeup Artist

Carla Sakrzewski

Posts: 178

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Kenia Mishelle wrote:
and my very first avant garde....heheheheheh smile
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l184/absolut_beauty02/F5.jpg

maybe you inspired the MAC/Alexander McQueen colour story from last year?

Aug 21 08 10:20 am Link

Makeup Artist

Carla Sakrzewski

Posts: 178

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

And now for my shame......more feathers, sorry people.  My first ever test shoot.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/csakrzewski/Album1/brigette5.jpg

Aug 21 08 10:30 am Link

Makeup Artist

Angela Holthuis

Posts: 345

Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Carla Sakrzewski wrote:
And now for my shame......more feathers, sorry people.  My first ever test shoot.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/csakrzewski/Album1/brigette5.jpg

Ooooh! Hahahahaha! THat brings back memories.. Oh dear god.. I've only been doing photoshoots since last year and I was going through the typical fase of bright colours, drama with glitter, rhinesontes, feathers, EVERYTHING so horribly cliched and bad lol
I had this major obsession with butterlies.... Damn, i cringe when i think about it now and its only been less than a year!
I'm more than happy with the clean work i do now lol

Aug 21 08 06:10 pm Link

Makeup Artist

chart

Posts: 2363

Los Angeles, California, US

ok, found this today and could not resist posting....I feel so vulnerable wink

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/courthart/IMG_1936.jpg

Aug 23 08 05:30 pm Link

Photographer

michaelsdigitalimaging

Posts: 216

Boulder, Colorado, US

I win!

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/Periz/219a.jpg

Aug 23 08 05:43 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Branka Vorkapic

Posts: 92

London, England, United Kingdom

I couldn't resist! My first ever photoshoot back in Jan this year -
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk308/Branka_MUA/a.jpg

Yep I had a bit of an obsesion with feathers/butterflyes etc. Always though more make-up was the best way to go! Oh how ive learned my lesson big_smile 
I was so nurveous before that shoot that I actualy forgot most of my brushes! big_smile

And something I did a few days ago- Lesson learned!big_smile
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk308/Branka_MUA/DSC_0230.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk308/Branka_MUA/0003r.jpg

Aug 23 08 07:12 pm Link

Model

-Violet-

Posts: 964

Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom

im still at the 'WORST' stage i guess hehe ... i do my own makeup.. im still learning... so im gunna be a fully fledged make up artist one day  big_smile http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080601/10/4842afcb7235d_m.jpg

Aug 23 08 07:37 pm Link

Makeup Artist

LB Benson

Posts: 372

Los Angeles, California, US

gotta say that as someone new to the business, this thread is really reassuring. nice to know that all of you awesome creatures had to start somewhere, too! thanks for having the cajones and confidence to share.

Aug 23 08 10:52 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Cosmetic Couture

Posts: 1829

Riverside, California, US

Pretty Poison MUA wrote:

WHAT!? The first one isn't bad!!! Why is everything that's bright, fun, and creative considered bad? Last time i checked being an MUA isn't just about sticking to the natural, neutral look...!

LOL  It's not bad because it's bright... In fact, I have a lot of bright makeup in my port.  It's bad because it's bad application. lol Too many holes, wrong color choices, bad blending, etc....

Aug 24 08 02:20 am Link

Photographer

Ernesto Casillas

Posts: 1346

Los Angeles, California, US

Aug 24 08 02:51 am Link

Photographer

Ernesto Casillas

Posts: 1346

Los Angeles, California, US

Aug 24 08 02:52 am Link

Photographer

Ernesto Casillas

Posts: 1346

Los Angeles, California, US

experiment gone wrong...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/bigfootsmells/DSC09491.jpg

aish

Aug 24 08 02:53 am Link

Makeup Artist

EmElle Makeup and Hair

Posts: 5013

San Jose, California, US

Cosmetic Couture wrote:
LOL  It's not bad because it's bright... In fact, I have a lot of bright makeup in my port.  It's bad because it's bad application. lol Too many holes, wrong color choices, bad blending, etc....

Exactly!

Knowing what I know now, my early bad stuff would be way better, given even the same model, photog, and light set up.

Aug 24 08 02:55 am Link

Makeup Artist

Cosmetic Couture

Posts: 1829

Riverside, California, US

EmElle Makeup and Hair wrote:

Exactly!

Knowing what I know now, my early bad stuff would be way better, given even the same model, photog, and light set up.

LOL  Yep!  I wish I could go back in time on sooooo many shoots just to fill in the holes, blend a little more, pay attention to the details that don't seem important at the time, but make a HUGE difference in the final pictures.  LOL

Aug 24 08 04:44 am Link

Makeup Artist

Robin C

Posts: 383

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

omg....here goes.

done January of this year.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/goldiilockkz/Karen.jpg


BAD blending....and omg, look at that nasty lip liner ! lmfaoooo what was i thinking!!!!!!

most recent photo taken today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/goldiilockkz/susan.jpg


...i've learned the hard way that LESS is MORE smile


R

Aug 24 08 06:57 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Cosmetic Couture

Posts: 1829

Riverside, California, US

Robin C wrote:
omg....here goes.

done January of this year.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/goldiilockkz/Karen.jpg


BAD blending....and omg, look at that nasty lip liner ! lmfaoooo what was i thinking!!!!!!

lol  That lip liner is AWESOME!  And by awesome I really mean horrible.  lol  Just say no to lip liner! 

Thanks for being brave and sharing!

Aug 24 08 11:27 pm Link

Makeup Artist

SarahChaudhry

Posts: 298

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Cosmetic Couture wrote:
Bad makeup....
http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/071127/02/474bc971ea2eb_m.jpg

But this has like a gazillion lists for it!! LOL
Its not bad (not all)
some r pretty hot!

Mar 13 09 09:22 am Link

Makeup Artist

Treja Makeup and Hair

Posts: 792

San Francisco, California, US

ack. I want to post. sort of. I have to go look for my bad ones... yikes!

Mar 13 09 01:54 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Treja Makeup and Hair

Posts: 792

San Francisco, California, US

ok. heres the bad. ugh.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/iamtreja/Treja9788.jpg

and heres some newer work.
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/iamtreja/headshot_natalie_01.jpg

Mar 13 09 02:00 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Al Chapoy

Posts: 234

Phoenix, Arizona, US

oh god..

I can't believe I'm doing this

look at this HORRIBLE attempt at a silvery smokey hooded eyelid!!

::cringes:: 

done in june 2005
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/PolarCap25/DSCF1627.jpg

its the same feeling i get as when someone runs their nails on a chalkboard when I look at this make-up I did

this is how it should have looked

done in june 2008

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/PolarCap25/IMG_0703.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/PolarCap25/IMG_0702.jpg


(i'm posting pics from my digital camera cuz well.. the first one wasn't professionally photographed.. (rightly so!!).. so I wanted to put equally crappy photographed images from the newer work)

p.s. i'm SURE that i'll look back to these newer pictures and also cringe

one never stops learning and growing

Mar 19 09 02:59 am Link

Makeup Artist

CarlyMakeup

Posts: 52

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Here goes it...this is from 2007. It was like my 3rd photoshoot ever.

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv237/carlymakeup/Edit-025-Kristina0391.jpg

Mar 19 09 08:18 am Link

Model

Laurel Rae

Posts: 2034

Tucson, Arizona, US

bump smile I LOVE this thread!

Jun 03 09 11:03 pm Link

Photographer

MacLeod Designs

Posts: 3309

Mooresville, North Carolina, US

DebraWeiteMakeUpNHair wrote:
I'd like to apologize in advance to your eyes and to the poor model I did this to:

http://i34.tinypic.com/r0b4pj.jpg

Something more recent to redeem myself:

http://i34.tinypic.com/e97wj5.jpg

was the first one done with nail polish?

Jun 03 09 11:27 pm Link

Makeup Artist

JESMakeup

Posts: 35

New York, New York, US

Branka Vorkapic MUA wrote:
I couldn't resist! My first ever photoshoot back in Jan this year -
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk308/Branka_MUA/a.jpg

Yep I had a bit of an obsesion with feathers/butterflyes etc. Always though more make-up was the best way to go! Oh how ive learned my lesson big_smile 
I was so nurveous before that shoot that I actualy forgot most of my brushes! big_smile

I really like this tho!

Jun 04 09 07:39 am Link

Makeup Artist

Glamazon_Beauty

Posts: 438

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

JESMakeup wrote:

I really like this tho!

I actually find this stunning, if this was done in a fantasy make-up or costume make-up capacity, this would be ideal.

Jun 04 09 07:52 am Link

Makeup Artist

Zena Saab

Posts: 259

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Kelli wrote:
The Powder Room wrote:
i used to love drag makeup...except, sadly these were not drag queens. but they are my first two pictures ever!

and trust me, the new stuff needs to be replaced too! i will get there big_smile

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n313 … img008.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n313 … img007.jpg
Sorry to butt in, but I think this make-up is beautiful, k, not the hair clip, but the make-up, the blending was done really well, the eye shadow on both models I love - sorry, I really like it!!!

me too! i really like the eyes.
go find a worse pic hehe

oh and some ppl in here are a little too hard on themselves! whats that about being your own worst critique....

Jun 04 09 08:16 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Josie Collorafi

Posts: 137

Nanuet, New York, US

Awww guys!!!! Thanks for being so brave and posting. Just the other day I was looking at work from when I started which was only a year ago and can't believe how far I've come. (And how far I have to go) A lot of my worst work is still listed on my profile so I won't even bother posting it here and embarrassing myself. But it is such an inspiration to see all you talented MUA's posting your first work. It made me realize that you all didn't just decide to become makeup artists and start producing flawless applications. smile You all rock: And fine I'll post: smile
http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv144/MakeupArtist0413/111.jpg
This is by far the worst mess of makeup. What was I thinking? And I remember looking at it after I was done and saying "WOW look what I can do." HA!

It was pretty hard for me to choose my worst because they're all pretty bad. So be nice. smile

Jun 08 09 09:17 am Link

Makeup Artist

Brandie Hopstein

Posts: 737

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

what a great thread.. just wanted to bump it. Really wish I could have seen all the images.. damn you photobucket lol.

Jul 17 09 12:17 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Vanessa Dawn- Jhaesayte

Posts: 2567

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I can't find my worst, which was typical messy goth makeup... why cakey face with peach neck, black lipstick, messy eyes... good lord it was pretty terrible.

But here are some "avant garde" pics from about 5-6 y ears ago.

Eeeeew. Those eyebrows!
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v72/124/94/727300095/n727300095_390718_3755.jpg

Drag queen anyone?
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v72/124/94/727300095/n727300095_390741_3770.jpg

Hahahah! Well, I suppose it was ok for the goth bar.
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v72/124/94/727300095/n727300095_390750_6687.jpg


NEWER STUFF

Thankfully my avant garde stuff, got better and I got some beauty looks.

http://www.vanessamelanson.com/images/11.jpg

http://www.vanessamelanson.com/images/18.jpg

http://www.vanessamelanson.com/images/33.jpg

http://www.vanessamelanson.com/images/20.jpg

Ack. Sorry, so many pics!

Jul 17 09 12:59 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Linda Chudomelova

Posts: 133

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

I know I'm seriously necroing a really old thread, but I wanted to echo the sentiment of being grateful for finding out that the MUA deities weren't MUA deities from the very start. big_smile

Now, I am at the point in my career where have a lot of really bad stuff that I managed to get in front of a photographer, but this is, in my opinion, the worst.

http://www.chicmakeup.cz/hosting/IMG_0610s.jpg

My take on the 80s.

Dec 22 12 06:06 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Katy G

Posts: 286

Yucaipa, California, US

OK, OK, I'm finally comfortable enough with myself and where I'm at now to share this stuff ...

In school work, before I learned that less is more and before I realized the importance of blending well.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/MetamorphicMakeup/Tabitha_zps3204698a.jpg

More school work, my failed Charlotte Tilbury Lamb runway inspired look. Haha!
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/MetamorphicMakeup/Mari5_zps67b3604a.jpg

First photoshoot, a newbie artist in the stick things on phase, still haven't learned less is more and blend, blend, blend! A couple of weeks before this, I had done a fashion show where we accented the eyes with feathers and to this day, I still think that was beautiful. It was fun to see walking down the runway, but it didn't have the same wow factor for a photoshoot!
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u409/MetamorphicMakeup/15_zpsa55194e0.jpg

Enjoy! My happy holiday present to you all, I give the gift of LOLing!

Dec 23 12 11:47 am Link

Makeup Artist

Tegan Lynn MUA

Posts: 511

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Okay, I'm going to play. Second ever photoshoot... here we go...

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/293984_10151141847641269_993284840_n.jpg

I had totally forgotten about this but the model still has a shot from this shoot in her port and I stumbled across it recently. Check out those eyebrows... and the rhinestones... and the terrible colour choices... and lips! My god the lips! I have no idea what I was doing or thinking.

More recent... I still have a long way to go though.

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/67489_167352576608712_822107_n.jpg

Dec 23 12 02:57 pm Link