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19 TV And Movie Moments That Completely Misunderstood How Makeup Works


19 TV And Movie Moments That Completely Misunderstood How Makeup Works

1. When Katniss from The Hunger Games was fighting for her life in a forest but still had even foundation, flawless undereyes, mascara, and no chapped lips.

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2. When Sandra Bullock’s character Malorie wore eye makeup throughout Bird Box even though she was wearing a blindfold.

3. When Mulan wiped a full face of makeup clean off with just her sleeve.

4. When K.C. from K.C. Undercover went undercover as a boy, took off her wig, and suddenly had glam makeup.

5. When Rose from Titanic wore bold makeup that a woman of her station wouldn’t have worn in that time period.

Paramount Pictures

Any time in a historical movie where makeup may have existed, but it doesn’t really seem realistic for said character to be wearing it. Like perfect lipstick, mascara, brows.


6. When Black Widow finished a fight in Captain America: The Winter Soldier with no sweat and perfectly unsmudged makeup.


How is the makeup so perfect while superheroes are fighting? It should be smudged from the sweat!


7. When Aurora from Sleeping Beauty woke up with a perfect full face of makeup.

8. When Elsa and Anna went to bed in full makeup in Frozen 2.


I’m sorry, magical ice powers do not give you purple eyeshadow, eyeliner, and bold lipstick. And there’s NO way she would have perfect skin if she was sleeping in a full face of makeup every night.


9. When Jody from Center Stage made quick changes involving all new hair, makeup, and costumes in just a few seconds.

Columbia Pictures

Ignoring the fact that Jody’s costume changes would have been near impossible in a performance, her immediate makeup changes were just ridiculous. Still love the movie though.


10. When Daniel wore heavy film prosthetics and makeup in Mrs. Doubtfire, and no one noticed.

20th Century Fox

The heaviness and thickness of the makeup that would be required for Daniel to be disguised as Mrs. Doubtfire would be detectable by anyone standing near him. No one would look at this person and think, “This sweet old lady wears a lot of makeup.” People would be immediately suspicious, know the makeup is fake, and be alarmed that something creepy is going on.


11. When Clarke from The 100 woke up from cryogenic sleep with perfect mascara.

The CW

The world has been through two apocalypses at this point. WHERE did she get it?


12. When Kate from 2012 wore lipstick the whole movie despite the fact that there was an apocalypse happening.

Columbia Pictures

13. When Aria buried her face in Ezra’s shirt in Pretty Little Liars without being the least bit worried about getting foundation on him.

ABC Family

14. When Suki dove underwater to save Toph in Avatar: The Last Airbender and emerged with her Kyoshi warrior paint completely intact.


15. When the wives in the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max: Fury Road had perfect makeup with heavy bronzer.

Warner Bros. Pictures

I mean, all of the wives look gorgeous, but the amount of bronzer on Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s character was just ridiculous.


16. When every woman in Lost had perfect brows and mascara while stranded on an island.


All of the women had great hair and makeup for having survived a plane crash and being deserted on an island.


Perfect brows, trimmed bangs, noooo body hair. I can’t go a week without shaving my pits and legs, and Kate is just walking around in a bikini?


17. When Lara Jean woke up every day with perfect false lashes in the To All the Boys movies.

18. When Cher in Burlesque dragged three clean makeup brushes across Christina’s face and ended up with a perfect full face of makeup.

Sony Pictures

19. And when Robin said she wasn’t wearing any makeup in How I Met Your Mother even though she clearly was.

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