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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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Debra Weite MUHA
Posts: 169
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


bump-zilla
Aug 21 08 03:29 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Saj M
Posts: 1,620
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
chart
Posts: 2,363
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  Quote 
Photographer
michaelsdigitalimaging
Posts: 216
Boulder, Colorado, US


I win!

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/Periz/219a.jpg
Aug 23 08 05:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cosmetic Couture
Posts: 1,829
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  Quote 
Photographer
Ernesto Casillas
Posts: 1,346
Los Angeles, California, US


Aug 24 08 02:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ernesto Casillas
Posts: 1,346
Los Angeles, California, US


Aug 24 08 02:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ernesto Casillas
Posts: 1,346
Los Angeles, California, US


experiment gone wrong...

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

aish
Aug 24 08 02:53 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
EmElle Makeup and Hair
Posts: 5,013
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cosmetic Couture
Posts: 1,829
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cosmetic Couture
Posts: 1,829
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
Laurel Rae
Posts: 2,030
Tucson, Arizona, US


bump smile I LOVE this thread!
Jun 03 09 11:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MacLeod Designs
Posts: 3,309
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Vanessa Dawn- Jhaesayte
Posts: 2,567
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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