8 Beauty Mistakes You Need to Stop Shaming People For

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The world of makeup can be difficult to get into it if you have no idea what you’re doing. It’s not just the feeling of not knowing where to start, it’s also the fear of being judged for making some sort of embarrassing makeup mistake. We’ve all seen those viral tweets or Tumblr posts featuring a girl who messed up some sort of makeup application, whether it’s wearing foundation in the wrong shade or coloring her eyebrows way too dark — and they aren’t exactly nice. Well, I’m taking a stand! There are some beauty mistakes we need to stop shaming people for. Not only is it holding people back from trying new things, but making fun of someone for messing up doesn’t make you better, cooler or more fun to be around. I mean, yeah, of course tell your friend if they smeared mascara on their nose or if you notice their foundation line on their jaw — but if they do something you just don’t like? Leave ’em alone!

Makeup is supposed to be fun. Experimenting with different products and trying new looks is part of the deal. But not everything you try is going to be a winner, and that’s fine. Picking on someone’s makeup is a petty battle to fight. No one likes to be mocked while they’re trying something new. So, makeup newbies, keep experimenting, learning, and doing you. For the rest of you, here are some beauty mistakes you have to stop shaming people for:

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