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Take it from someone who does the whole beauty thing professionally: We *all* have our off days when it comes to makeup.

And chances are, those off days have made you late to a multitude of things — especially if you're a perfectionist (and let's face it, all makeup lovers are).

Hell, we're even worse on our good days. We get so wrapped up in how damn good we look that we lose track of time.

Sound familiar? Then this post is for you — because you've probably used one of these things as a legitimate excuse for your tardiness. Hey, if being extra (and an hour behind schedule) is wrong, we don't want to be right.

"I'm sorry I'm late, but I made my left eyeliner wing bigger than the right, so I made the right one bigger, but then the right one was too big... "

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"I finally learned how to properly use a beautyblender and found out it takes way too long to dab on all that concealer."

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"My eye shadow fallout smeared everywhere when I tried to brush it off, and it ruined my whole life."

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"I started watching a makeup tutorial before I realized it was 30 minutes long."

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"I couldn't decide how intense I wanted my eyebrows to be today."

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"I smudged red lipstick and it stained my skin so I had to redo all the foundation around my mouth."

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"I cleaned my beautyblender, but then I ended up cleaning all 26 of my makeup brushes."

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"I refuse to leave the house until my eye shadow is perfectly blended."

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"Well, I had to wash my face, then I had to exfoliate, tone, douse my face in serum... "

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"I sneezed right after I put my mascara on, and it transferred all over my eyelid. I had to re-do my eye shadow. ALL of it."

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"My skin just isn't cooperating today."

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"I went way over the line with my liquid lipstick — I spent five minutes trying to clean it up with concealer."

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"One word: falsies."

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"I went full coverage today, so I had to prime, blend out foundation and concealer, set with translucent powder, lay a colored powder over... never mind, you wouldn't get it."

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"I put eyeliner in my waterline and then my eyes started watering and everything turned into a shit show."

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"I couldn't get my selfie lighting right, and I just HAD to document this #lewk."

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"I tried a new product that I really hated, so I said 'screw it,' and started over."

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"I dropped and shattered my favorite palette, so I had to hold a funeral."

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"I got carried away with my highlighter. My bad."

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