Since 2010, Pinterest has been inspiring women to get adventurous with their usual beauty routine. But the desired outcome doesn’t always live up to expectations. Like this attempt at recreating ombre lips, here are some examples of when Pinspiration turns into Pinstrosity.
Some women have as much spare time on their hands as they do patience, and can create intricate nail art. For others, it’s less nailed it, more failed it.
There are many pins on Pinterest offering styling advice for “I woke up like this” hair. But when you try the advice, “you wake up flawless” ’cept the hair.
Using Kool Aid can be a delicious beauty hack for lip stick, claim some users on Pinterest. Or mmmmaybe it’s just a sticky mess.
For every holiday, there is Pinterest nail art. But really, if you can’t get the base layer done properly, please stop there.
This lickable lip art looks good enough to eat. Yummy fun, right? Maybe not for this poor soul, who looks like the sprinkles gave her rabies.
Ah, Pinterest – where there is no shortage of eye-shadow color palettes. If you get too carried away, though, you could end up looking less like a diva and more like a Picasso.
Why not recreate this cute, Pinterest-inspired nail design? Because the at-home version could end up looking more like a Valentine’s Day massacre, that’s why not.
Wish I may, wish I might, have this hair that’s rainbow bright. How I tried, how I failed, with braids thick and colors paled.
It takes a delicate hand, or Photoshop, to perfectly recreate some of the intricate nail designs found on Pinterest. But life isn’t perfect. Are these butterflies or poinsettias?
Party make-up on Pinterest is full of arty ideas, for every occasion. But be warned: Roy Lichtenstein you are not.
If only beauty hacks were as easy as Pinterest often claims. Sadly this paper towel curls tutorial does not cut it. The real-world tester doesn’t look like she was trying for a poodle perm.
If it’s poker-straight tresses you desire, Pinterest suggests a simple spritz of water and brown sugar. Sorry Pinterest, we’re calling your bluff.
Of course every woman on Pinterest not only uses eyeliner, but also eyelash curlers. So what could be a better lazy-girl beauty hack than combining the two? If it didn’t just look like a goopy, smudgy mess, that is; best stick to separating the two.
In the world of Pinterest, a cocktail of cocoa powder and moisturizer is all you need for a subtle sun-kissed glow. Nice try. This is less sun-kissed and more streaky goo.
There’s something magical about the images on Pinterest that make you wonder how they do it. You follow the instructions to the letter, like with this heart bun, and you’re still none the wiser.
Who knew you could fashion your own, customized false lashes out of an old make-up brush?! Pinterest users, that’s who! Some secrets are best kept that way, particularly this one.
It’s just like Pinterest to make the most complex-looking hairstyle seem completely effortless. Take this brilliant braid as an example – or, as it’s known in the real world, the matted mess.
In an ironic twist, this Pinterest-inspired nail art is messy by design. Even so, try as you might, with all the best effort, it never does look quite like the picture.
In the wonderful world of Pinterest, a Listerine-infused foot bath will leave your feet smelling minty fresh! But no one mentioned that the side effect is looking like you’re suffering from a case of Smurf-elete’s foot.