Beauty YouTubers share basically their whole lives with their followers and one of the areas they do not hold back on is the beauty procedures they've experienced. We're talking good and bad. Although Instagram may lead some to believe that getting minor and major beauty procedures is a walk in the park, it's actually pretty common to have things go wrong. Many YouTubers have opened up about exactly what went wrong on their quest towards a glow-up and what they do differently now.
Don't worry folks. We aren't the beauty police so there's no preaching or shaming anyone here. You can do whatever you choose to your body because it's yours and no one else has a say-so. Still, it's smart to learn from others' mistakes in order to have the best and least traumatic experience possible when you go do your thing. From eyelash extensions to fillers to boob jobs, we rounded up the scariest times when YouTubers got beauty procedures that went so, so wrong.
Alissa Ashley's first microblading session sent her to the ER.
The influencer actually had a decent experience during the actual microblading session. It was when she returned home and did the aftercare that things took a turn. The entire section around her eyebrows and eyeballs got extremely swollen and red to the point that she could barely see. Her hooded eyes literally turned into tiny slits. She ended up going to the ER where doctors prescribed her Benadryl and another medication to reduce the swelling and redness.
It was determined that either the numbing cream used during the procedure or the Neosporin used to treat her brow area are what caused the allergic reaction. What made things even worse is that when the swelling did go down, she noticed that her microblading ink had faded so she didn't even get the beautiful brows she went through all that trauma to enjoy!
Alissa Ashley did try microblading again with another professional later and have a much better experience.
Brooklyn Love's quest for slayed eyelash extensions turned out to be a nightmare.
She disliked her experience from start to finish.
"It hurt so bad. It hurt during the process," she said in a video. "What happened to my eyes is that the eye pad was placed too close to my lashline." The eye pad is what technicians put on the lower lashes to hold them down while they add lash extensions to the upper lid.
She had to avoid getting water directly in her eye and the bruising went away in about four to five days. Since that terrible experience, Brooklyn Love has become a licensed eyelash technician herself. "Eyelash extensions are supposed to be pain-free and relaxing. Most of my clients fall asleep."
Cydnee Black felt like she ruined her face forever after getting fillers in her face.
Cydnee Black started off with simple fillers in her jaw to make her face appear slimmer. Ultimately, she kept going back. During one session, the doctor suggested she add to the apples of her cheeks along with the filler she was already underneath her eyes. She ended appearing swollen which she revealed she felt "super insecure about." "It was probably one of the worst decisions I had ever made," she said.
Kristen Leanne experienced painful burning after getting a chemical peel.
She experienced discoloration, bleeding, pain, and chemical burn. Unfortunately, she also didn't notice a difference in her skin once it started to clean up. "I would hope that when you spend $400 on a peel that you would see a drastic difference and I honestly can't tell a difference at all," she said in her video. "Going through 13 days of gnarly peeling and pain on the face and the $400, I really truly don't think it was worth it."
To be fair, a chemical peel doesn't always clear up your hyperpigmentation in one single session. It may take a few separate and consistent sessions to see a difference. This doesn't change the fact that she shouldn't have experienced so much pain after the fact.