7 Trendy Appearance Changes People Often Regret

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Throughout history, women have always tried to look more attractive. Today, when the beauty industry is at its peak, it’s not hard to do. But the result is not always what you expect it to be.

We at Now I’ve Seen Everything have found out what women who changed their appearance often really regret.


On the one hand, microblading is very comfortable: you do it once and then renew it just once every several months. But the quality of the procedure really depends on the artist. If the eyebrows end up asymmetric, you won’t be able to get rid of this look for quite a long time.

  • I got my eyebrows micro-bladed 5 years ago. They left a brownish stain which looks ridiculous. © ives09 / Reddit
  • I got mine done 3 years ago, and while they looked amazing when it was done for about a year and a half, by now the ink has not disappeared but faded. I have dark hair, so the ink has faded almost blue. This means the technician used too much pressure and basically tattooed too deep. My only options now are to have them removed by laser or saline removal. I wouldn’t do it again. © lapgus / Reddit

Eyelash extensions

Eyelash extensions are a standard and harmless procedure if some rules are followed. Don’t wear the extension for too long. It’s better to do them on occasion.

According to eye doctors, eyelash extensions can lead to slower growth of natural lashes or even loss of them. Another danger is dry eye syndrome. Before the procedure, you need to check your allergic reaction to the glue the lashes are attached to the skin with.

  • First, I started with extensions and loved them! I decided to stop when I decided that they fell out way too easily and looked really ratty after the second week. My lashes looked like some of them were cut off by scissors because they were weakened at various points. © sadiebenz / Reddit


Tattoos are a normal and regular thing. And experienced artists can create true masterpieces. With tattoos, people can hide scars and cosmetic skin problems. The most important thing is to choose what you really like and not what is popular just today.

  • I almost immediately regretted my Chinese lettering tattoo. That, as always, didn’t say what it was supposed to. I finally covered it up with an awesome raven! © niky45 / Reddit
  • I have a large cherry blossom on my lower abdomen, just above the hairline. Four pregnancies, two C-sections later, it looks horrific. I’m also significantly chubbier than I was when I was 18, so yeah... Didn’t think that one through. © becoming_a_crone / Reddit

Acrylic nails

This is a very popular procedure people started doing in the previous century. The acrylic layer itself is not harmful, but it’s important to let your own nails rest from it. The acrylic surface doesn’t protect the nails from damage, but the nails become thin and fragile.

  • Unfortunately, acrylic nails ruin your real nails. They become thin and fragile. © Katie Gall Costa / Quora
  • I tried acrylic nails, but stopped using them very soon. If they lift at the edges and water gets in, fungus can develop unless you go immediately to the salon and have them acetone-soaked off. If you try to pull them off, they can actually remove the top layer of your natural nail (or in extreme cases, the nail itself). © Sandy Andina / Quora

Costume contact lenses

Costume contact lenses make the eyes look completely different. They are harmless if you buy them after visiting an eye doctor. You can buy such lenses only from certified manufacturers, or you may do some serious damage.

  • I’ve used contact lenses for more than 15 years. Once, I decided to order a pack of costume lenses from a company I’d never heard of before. I had to remove them several minutes later. I felt like there was some sand in my eyes. I had to wear eyeglasses for a week.

Permanent makeup

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Permanent makeup is a great idea for people who are allergic to beauty products. But the main disadvantage is obvious from the name. You can only remove it with a laser. This is why you should only get it if you are sure the artist is good.

  • My aunt and a family friend got permanent makeup in their 20s (eyeliner, eyebrows, and lip liner). By the time they were close to 40, it was looking pretty wonky and dated. Now they’re both close to 60 and look laughable. I’m sure technology has changed, and it may be better now, but doing my makeup doesn’t take me long enough for me to risk having my face look like a clown in 30 years. © morganKxoxo / Reddit
  • Honestly, avoid it all... Even semi-permanent changes colors, as you get older the tattoos also sag... Speaking from experience. © snapplesss / Reddit


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Fillers are jelly-like substances for soft tissue. They are very popular among women that want to make their lips fuller or change the shape of the chin. You should know that the procedure is quite painful without anesthesia which is not for everyone, and the filler itself may act in an unpredictable way.

  • I had a lip filler. I thought it would disappear in 2 months. But it didn’t! They are still here 2 years later. And I didn’t expect my smile would change. I liked it before, but now, I don’t. © leilavanora / Reddit
  • I once got chin filler that balled up and never sat properly. I felt it made my chin look huge. It dissolved as expected, and I won’t ever get that again. I do get nasal labial filler and Botox for my crow’s feet and will continue that. I got cheek filler once but the recovery for me was so terrible, never again. © Unknown author / Reddit

Whether or not to do cosmetic procedures is everyone’s personal choice. But even if you really want to, don’t forget about possible side effects and the safety precautions. Share your experience with cosmetic procedures. We’re sure a lot of people will find it useful.

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