While most red carpet fails are wardrobe malfunctions, some celebrities experience a different kind of embarrassing moment, when their makeup looks really bad in front of the photographers’ flashlights.
See a few of the most memorable red carpet makeup fails, from Angelina Jolie to Lindsay Lohan, makeup mistakes that completely ruined their look. Makeup artists may have their bad days, but these red carpet fails are still remembered because they would have been really easy to prevent.
Angelina Jolie’s Makeup Fail: Powder Problem
The actress turned director has had her fair share of makeup issues, but they mostly have to do with an excess of translucent powder. Joining Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the New York premiere of “The Normal Heart”, Angelina Jolie showed off a lot of white on her chin, cleavage and shoulders.
Unfortunately, it isn’t even an isolated incident, since her makeup artist also used too much powder on her legs during one of the “Maleficent” photocalls.
Miley Cyrus’s Makeup Fail: Joker Look
Few red carpet makeup fails are as cringe worthy as Miley Cyrus’s powder problem that made her look like the iconic Batman villain. With too much translucent powder around her mouth, chin and jawline, Miley looked less than her best at Maxim’s Hot 100 party in Hollywood on May 15, 2013.
Jennifer Aniston’s Foundation Issue
Most makeup mistakes happen on the faces of celebrities, but Jennifer Aniston surprised photographers at the “Call Me Crazy” premiere with some really weird marks on her back. The foundation or concealer used to hide 5 circles on her back backfired, and made the areas even more visible. The marks were probably caused by cupping, used to boost circulation, but Aniston should have known better than to schedule her treatment right before a red carpet premiere.
Kim Kardashian’s Spider Eyelashes
While Kim Kardashian’s contouring is usually perfect, the reality TV star has experienced multiple red carpet makeup fails thanks to her love of big eyelashes. When done right, layering false eyelashes and coating them with a lot of mascara can be an effective look, but Kim Kardashian ended up with spider eyelashes more than once.
Nicole Kidman’s Powder Malfunction
The Australian actress usually looks flawless on the red carpet, but she experienced a major makeup malfunction at the 2009 “Nine” premiere. Her makeup artist definitely went too far with translucent powder, especially under her eyes and on her nose, and the ugly effect was revealed in front of the flashlights.
Kelly Osbourne’s Makeup Fail: Orange Glow
The “Fashion Police” co-host never had a bad experience with powder, but her makeup artist used way too much bronzer for the E! Upfront event in New York City on April 22, 2013. The horrible orange glow ended up as one of the worst red carpet makeup fails, making her look like an oompa loompa.
Demi Lovato’s Makeup Fail: Caked Base
Too much makeup can definitely age you, and Demi Lovato discovered that the hard way at a party for The X Factor in 2012. With a caked base, with either too much foundation, too much powder, or both, Demi Lovato ended up looking ghostly and much older on the red carpet.
Lindsay Lohan’s Bronzer Nightmare
Bronzer ages you even more when used in a wrong way, and Lindsay Lohan experienced one of the worst red carpet makeup fails at the LA premiere of her Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick”. It wasn’t a one time only mistake for the actress, who often abuses bronzer on her cheeks, even for her appearances in court.
Melissa Joan Hart’s “Frozen” Forehead
Another powder disaster made Melissa Joan Hart looks horrible at the premiere of “Frozen”. Using way too much translucent powder, the actress has a huge white stain on her forehead, along with white traces on her nose and under her eyes.
Drew Barrymore’s White Mask
In one of the biggest red carpet makeup fails, Drew Barrymore showed up at the London premiere of “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” looking like she was wearing a carnival mask. The entire upper half of her face had been covered in the translucent powder that made her look really scary.