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My biggest mess was shaking a nail polish while I was using it so I didn’t have the lid screwed on and I shook too hard and it flew out of my hand and got on my couch and carpet!

By far the biggest mess was when I spilled a bottle of dark purple nail polish on our super thick/high cream colored carpet. Because it fell from pretty high up, it splattered on a pretty wide area. It makes me ache even remembering that. To this day, there’s still some discoloration in that area :(.

I’ve spilled and dropped nearly every powder Ie was when own, but the biggest mess I’ve made was when I decided to blend custom shadows out of old/cheap palettes that I don’t use. It involved breaking eyeshadows, digging them out, then scooping them into little containers. I didn’t even think to put down paper towels or anything. I had to aggressively pat my blanket til most of powder came off lol

I’ve had eyeshadow either break completely, or the lid crack & and the product scrapes against items in my makeup bag, leaving a huge mess. For some unexplainable reason, this seems to almost exclusively happen with black eyeshdows… Also, I have a LORAC felt-tip liner tht always leaks every time I use it; I hadn’t realized this the first few times I used it, and on a few occasions, I ended up with black liner all over my face.

Christine, the fuchsia shade spill sounds awful! Back before bareMinerals’ foundations had the twist close feature, I had a brand new one that I opened and the whole sifter gave way…upside down…onto the carpet. Luckily the foundation was beige and so was the rug it landed on!

Oh, that had to be today. On my face, no less. I tried a new face powder with the MAC Fix spray, and it all went straight into my pores. I saw pores where I’d never seen them before. I followed that questionable decision by adding tinted moisturizer. Yes, I knew it was wrong, and did it anyway. Yes, mud ensued.

This wasn’t a mess I made, but once I was at Sephora wearing a sweater with loose sleeves, and I reached back over a lipstick display to get a tube, and I ended up with five or six smears of lipstick on the sweater from the testers. I was so annoyed with myself. Fortunately it all washed out, but I had to roll up the sleeves so I didn’t look awful for the rest of the day.

I did that the last time I was at Sephora! Luckily, the lipsticks just striped my bare arm instead of clothing, but it was still one of those, “Did I really just do that?” moments! Glad your sweater came clean! 🙂

I spilled MAC Process Magenta pigment on myself. Thankfully, not too much (the majority is still in the jar) and I was wearing pajamas. But it was still it a bitch to clean up and it was a brand-new jar so I had a small heart attack! There was also one time I was trying to wash out some jars that had cream eyeshadow in them (for reusing) and ended up clogging the drain. That one was just stupid.

A tube of bright green glittery powder eyeshadow with an applicator, when I pulled it out half the powder poofed out all over me, the carpet and my chest of draws. Luckily my mum was in th next room and grabbed the hoover, most of it cleaned up uk.
I did, for a short while, look like a demented christmas fairy had sneezed on me.

Me too Christine! I’ve always wondered…those little pigment containers that MAC has are sooo bad at keeping the mess contained. Has anybody decanted them into another container? How did you do it? And what size container?

I found paint-by-numbers types of plastic pots at a dollar store that I use for small amounts of pigments. They are attached to each other in a strip. I just cut them all apart to use and keep refilling them when the pigment gets used up. This is how I keep pigments in my makeup bag that I take to the gym, and the full size jars stay home!! If I drop one then I’m not wasting too much. If I drop one at home, I’ll move heaven and earth to get the product picked up, but at the gym…NO WAY!! Don’t know who’s been walking on those floors!!

The sample pots that Sephora uses also work. They’re just a bit bigger.

Once I dropped a red lipstick onto a white rug. It wasn’t too bad though, it’s not like the lipstick was smashed into the rug just dented the lipstick a little.

I dropped my Nars compact powder foundation on a hotel room bathroom once, and it basically exploded, cracking into a bajillion pieces and powdery mess. I was doubly sad because it’s my favorite powder foundation!

I have spilled loose eye shadow on my clothes while trying to pack a suitcase. And twice on the carpet. It’s always the same color, thought – Bare Minerals Cha Cha. I don’t use it too often now because I’m afraid I will spill it again lol. I’ve always gotten mascara on my carpet. I think it’s safe to say that I shouldn’t have carpet haha.

Too numerous to count.. m/(>.<)\m In this household, we're a pair of klutzes and I blame it on both of us being very tall… everything has that much further to reach the floor. 😛

Same here, Pigments are the worst! I have depotted most of mine into pill boxes (the seven day ones) to eliminate mess and I have made it worse! SMH!

So it was my first adventure in depotting, and I spilling so much shadow on my bathroom counter and floor that it took forever to clean up! My bathroom looked like an exploded rainbow after I was done depotting everything! 🙂

The worst? When I was a kid (middle school) I knocked over a bottle of nail polish remover and it spilled all over a nice wooden side table. The wood was a dark stain, and the acetone stripped it right off.

My mother wouldn’t let me hear the end of it.

If I had known better, I wouldn’t have tried to dry it off with paper towels. It’s better to let the nail polish remover evaporate, which it will, leaving the pigments mostly in place. It won’t be invisible but it won’t leave a huge bleached spot either.

I can’t think of any significant messes I’ve made with makeup as an adult. That’s mostly luck, and I’ve probably jinxed myself now! Drops and spills are inevitable; the best you can do is to arrange your workspace to reduce the damage.

Dropped bottles of (expensive!!!) foundation (lancome and MUFE) on my bathroom floor. the grout in between the tiles are permanently stained since it’s almost impossible to clean. Not to mention that i’m still finding tiny shards of glass in the corners and crevices 6 months later.

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