10 Makeup-Related Reasons I’m Late

Because winged-eyeliner is hard! Right, ladies? True story, though — even if I start getting ready an hour beforehand, I’m likely still not gonna get out the door in time.  It’s not that I don’t want to be on time, or I’m okay with being late (I hate being late, actually). Sometimes, it can’t be helped. So if I’m late it’s usually because…

1- I’m still doing my eyebrows

I’m really good at doing at my right eyebrow.  My left one is the ugly duckling to the glorious swan that is my right eyebrow. The day that I get both of them to look the same, and not terrible, you better believe that I will be taking some selfies. Not for Instagram, but for my personal “feel good on a bad eyebrow day” collection.


2- I’m applying, fixing and reapplying liquid eyeliner

Repeat cycle indefinitely.


3- I blinked while putting on my mascara

And ruined 20 minutes of artistic prowess.


4- I left the house without applying deodorant

*Cue major presentation in front of entire company*


5- I walked past a mirror with different lighting than my bathroom

Why does makeup looks yellow/pink/white/matte/shiny/tan/etc./etc./etc.????


6- I saw a bump on my face

So, obviously, I had to attack it.


7- Trying to now cover the mess I made in #6

Without looking like I paper machéd my face.

cover up2


8- I dropped my foundation brush on the floor

Right beside the toilet. Or in the toilet.


9- For some ungodly reason, I decided to rub my eyes

rub eyes


10- I ran out of something essential

MUST STOP FOR PRODUCT EN ROUTE….. *shows up 2 hours late*




sephora makeup winged eyeliner

Next time I will make it on-time, promise 😉  What’s your number one beauty thang that keeps you from running out the door? Share with me in the comments!


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*all images from the google or pexels.com, though I would have created these memes myself if I wasn’t so lazy.*


  1. Oh my goodness! I thought I was the ONLY ONE that ever had so much trouble getting my makeup on perfect and out the door on time. I feel for ya, I really do!

  2. All of them perfectly legit reasons. I hate when you accidently stab yourself in the eye with a mascara wand… freaking hurts!

  3. LOL! Yes, all of these are reasons why I’m always late. Luckily my asian eyes are perfect for winged liner because all I have to do is extend past my eye! HAAAY! but the reason why I’m late? allergies. I apply mascara with the ugly mascara face then.. sneeze. the. worst. and now you have to start all over again. terrible.

  4. I made the list for ALL of these reasons! haha

    The rubbing of the eyes is so me. Also, the eyebrow reason because those MUST be on point. Thank you for sharing!


  5. hahaha loving these! I came in here ready to be all “Now now, there’s never an excuse to be late!” only to realise that yep, if I am ever late it’s definitely due to mismatched eyebrows or winged liner!

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