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12th Sep '17 6:29:20 PM WillBGood
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* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' points out [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF169-The_Other_Girls.jpg one more inconvenient side]] of the vampirism.

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* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' points out [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF169-The_Other_Girls.jpg [[http://pbfcomics.com/comics/the-other-girls/ one more inconvenient side]] aspect]] of the vampirism.
6th Sep '17 1:49:06 AM jormis29
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* Tracy Beaker, of Jacqueline Wilson's ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'', ''The Dare Game'', and ''Starring Tracy Beaker'' has an example of this in the first book, with an on-the-money illustration by Nick Sharratt. However, she doesn't do it for a boy, but because an author is coming to her care home and she wants to make an impression. [[spoiler: She does. The author, Cam Lawson, later becomes her foster mother.]] The worst part is that she doesn't even realize why people are laughing...

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* Tracy Beaker, of Jacqueline Wilson's ''The Story of Tracy Beaker'', ''The Dare Game'', and ''Starring Tracy Beaker'' ''Literature/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' has an example of this in the first book, with an on-the-money illustration by Nick Sharratt. However, she Tracy doesn't do it for a boy, but because an author is coming to her care home and she wants to make an impression. [[spoiler: She does. The author, Cam Lawson, later becomes her foster mother.]] The worst part is that she doesn't even realize why people are laughing...
30th Aug '17 6:46:16 PM nombretomado
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* In one book of ''TheBabysittersClub'', Mallory, while in California and away from her parents, basically blew all her money on make up and [[WhatAnIdiot "Temporary" Blond Dye Job]]. The Catastrophe in this scenario is that that it's implied in her narration that she's wearing too much, and that the dye is not going to come out before she has to return home.

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* In one book of ''TheBabysittersClub'', ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'', Mallory, while in California and away from her parents, basically blew all her money on make up and [[WhatAnIdiot "Temporary" Blond Dye Job]]. The Catastrophe in this scenario is that that it's implied in her narration that she's wearing too much, and that the dye is not going to come out before she has to return home.
31st Jul '17 4:24:00 AM SkylaNoivern
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31st Jul '17 4:23:30 AM SkylaNoivern
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', the [[{{Gonk}} already unappealing]] [[LethalChef cafeteria lady]] Edna puts on some makeup to go on a date with the chemistry teacher. The makeup does nothing to cover up her warts and wrinkles, and ''literally'' makes her look like a clown.
2nd Jun '17 2:04:36 AM PaulA
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* The Creator/RobertAHeinlein book ''Podkayne of Mars'' has Podkayne try to imitate garish makeup from a magazine cover. Fortunately an older woman shows her how it should be done.

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* The Creator/RobertAHeinlein book ''Podkayne of Mars'' ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' has Podkayne try to imitate garish makeup from a magazine cover. Fortunately an older woman shows her how it should be done.
27th May '17 3:06:38 PM jccw227
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* In the 1935 ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon, "For Better Or Worser", both Popeye and Bluto have been fighting to take Olive to get married. Prior to meeting up with them both, she put on an excessive amount of makeup and false eyelashes. Neither of them saw what she looked like because she was also wearing a veil the whole time. As they were both fighting to take her to the Justice of the Peace, she ended up getting banged up along the way and by the end of the cartoon, Popeye finally lifts the veil to find that Olive is looking pretty ghastly, causing him to head for the hills.
14th May '17 8:57:19 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* One time it was used on FamilyMatters, and it had nothing to do with the idea that Laura was incompetent in applying the makeup. Rather, the blameworthy party was a mail-order scam that Laura had fallen for: She was supposed to be a salesgirl for the makeup, but when it arrived it was horribly defective.
2nd May '17 9:06:43 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Related to (subtrope of?) UncannyValleyMakeup. See InelegantBlubbering for another catastrophe involving cosmetics. Often stems from FemininityFailure.

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Related to (subtrope of?) UncannyValleyMakeup. See InelegantBlubbering for another catastrophe involving cosmetics. Often stems from FemininityFailure.
FemininityFailure. Compare BeAWhoreToGetYourMan, which also may be about a girl who is uncomfortable with things like makeup but chooses to try it anyway.
2nd May '17 9:05:01 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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This is a fairly common plot in works aimed at a pre-teen/young teen audience. A girl will decide that she needs to change her look, and that a complete makeover is the only way to do it. The occasion might be prom night, her first date, the dreaded school photo, or even just proving that she's a young woman, not a child. Whichever it is, she has her heart set on using "grown up" cosmetics.

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This is a fairly common plot in works aimed at a pre-teen/young teen audience. A girl will decide that she needs to change her look, and that a complete makeover is the only way to do it. The occasion might be prom night, going on her first date, attempting to land a date, the dreaded school photo, or even just proving that she's a young woman, not a child. Whichever it is, she has her heart set on using "grown up" cosmetics.
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