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7th Aug '16 4:01:33 PM Dravencour
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This can happen to older characters too. It's a good way of pointing out the [[HollywoodGeek geeky/awkward girl]]; either she won't wear make-up at all, or she'll stick with a single look, unlike her more popular or practical colleagues. Expect [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]] if she decides [[BeautifulAllAlong it's time for a change]].

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This can happen to older characters too. It's a good way of pointing out the [[HollywoodGeek geeky/awkward girl]]; geeky/awkward]] or {{Tomboy}}ish girl; either she won't wear make-up at all, or she'll stick with a single look, unlike her more popular or practical colleagues. Expect [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]] if she decides [[BeautifulAllAlong it's time for a change]].
30th Jul '16 3:20:56 PM nombretomado
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* Jane suffers the hair-dying variety in the ''{{Daria}}'' episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling". It's a subversion considering that Jane basically expected, at least subconsciously, Daria to screw it up in order to pick a fight with her.

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* Jane suffers the hair-dying variety in the ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling". It's a subversion considering that Jane basically expected, at least subconsciously, Daria to screw it up in order to pick a fight with her.
25th Jul '16 1:14:10 PM alnair20aug93
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The path to ''womanhood'', on the other hand, seems limited to the correct application of hair products or... make-up. Frankly, sometimes you're better off with the bear-wrestling.

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The path to ''womanhood'', on the other hand, at least since the 1920s, seems limited to the correct application of hair products or... make-up. Frankly, sometimes you're better off with the bear-wrestling.



She'll put so much lipstick on that she ends up looking like [[MonsterClown an evil clown]]. Eyeshadow and blusher will be [[UncannyValleyMakeup laid on so thick]] that she resembles a Picasso knockoff. She misreads the instructions on the hair dye and ends up with her scalp on fire...or magenta hair. As for her eyebrows...well, you don't know what you've got until they're gone. She might realize the disaster straight away, or, if the writers are [[{{Buttmonkey}} really cruel]], she might think she looks great right up until she walks into a room only to have everyone kill themselves laughing at her.

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She'll put so much lipstick on that she ends up looking like [[MonsterClown an evil clown]]. Eyeshadow and blusher will be [[UncannyValleyMakeup laid on so thick]] that she resembles a Picasso knockoff. She misreads the instructions on the hair dye and ends up with her scalp on fire...[[MyHairCameOutGreen or magenta hair. hair]]...[[BreadEggsBreadedEggs or]] [[SerialEscalation magenta hair]] [[EpicFail ON FIRE]]! As for her eyebrows...well, you don't know what you've got until they're gone. She might realize the disaster straight away, or, if the writers are [[{{Buttmonkey}} really cruel]], she might think she looks great right up until she walks into a room only to have everyone kill themselves laughing at her.
1st Jul '16 1:27:56 PM StarSword
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* Shortly after joining TheShinsengumi in ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', Tetsunosuke gets jealous at Yamazaki Susumu, who does his spying work crossdressed as a beautiful woman. Tetsunosuke grabs a spare kimono and borrows Susumu's makeup box, ending up looking more like a Kabuki clown than a lady, to the horror of innocent bystanders.

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* Shortly after joining TheShinsengumi UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi in ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', Tetsunosuke gets jealous at Yamazaki Susumu, who does his spying work crossdressed as a beautiful woman. Tetsunosuke grabs a spare kimono and borrows Susumu's makeup box, ending up looking more like a Kabuki clown than a lady, to the horror of innocent bystanders.
21st Jun '16 2:43:58 PM Someoneman
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* Jemima, Caractacus Pott's daughter, did this in a NoodleIncident in the original book ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. She got into her mother's lipstick and tried it for herself, making her look as if she had smeared raspberry all over her face! When her mother saw the result, she was angry at first but [[CrowningMomentOfFunny cracked up at the sight]].

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* Jemima, Caractacus Pott's daughter, did this in a NoodleIncident in the original book ''ChittyChittyBangBang''. She got into her mother's lipstick and tried it for herself, making her look as if she had smeared raspberry all over her face! When her mother saw the result, she was angry at first but [[CrowningMomentOfFunny cracked up at the sight]].sight.



* Katara and Toph try out cosmetics after a day at the spa in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The makeup doesn't look ''that'' bad, but it's still off enough to attract the attention of a trio of snooty girls. Toph and Katara respond to the criticism by [[CrowingMomentOfFunny dropping them into a river and washing them downstream]].

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* Katara and Toph try out cosmetics after a day at the spa in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. The makeup doesn't look ''that'' bad, but it's still off enough to attract the attention of a trio of snooty girls. Toph and Katara respond to the criticism by [[CrowingMomentOfFunny dropping them into a river and washing them downstream]].downstream.
7th Jun '16 8:14:23 PM jccw227
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** Also in "Of Human Bonding", the Fashion Club stays overnight at the Morgendorffers and they decide to give Helen a makeover. The end result leaves Helen looking rather clownish.
26th May '16 12:07:33 PM Willbyr
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* Shortly after joining TheShinsengumi in ''PeacemakerKurogane'', Tetsunosuke gets jealous at Yamazaki Susumu, who does his spying work crossdressed as a beautiful woman. Tetsunosuke grabs a spare kimono and borrows Susumu's makeup box, ending up looking more like a Kabuki clown than a lady, to the horror of innocent bystanders.

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* Shortly after joining TheShinsengumi in ''PeacemakerKurogane'', ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', Tetsunosuke gets jealous at Yamazaki Susumu, who does his spying work crossdressed as a beautiful woman. Tetsunosuke grabs a spare kimono and borrows Susumu's makeup box, ending up looking more like a Kabuki clown than a lady, to the horror of innocent bystanders.



* When Nodame of ''NodameCantabile'' tries to make herself pretty for Chiaki, this happens.

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* When Nodame of ''NodameCantabile'' ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' tries to make herself pretty for Chiaki, this happens.
18th Mar '16 1:13:26 PM Willbyr
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* Makie of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', GenkiGirl that she is, tends to put on make-up a tad too enthusiastically whenever she tries to on her own.

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* Makie of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', GenkiGirl that she is, tends to put on make-up a tad too enthusiastically whenever she tries to on her own.



* Happens in ''TenchiInTokyo'' when Ryoko applies make-up to her face by the pound. Everyone is startled but then laughs hysterically when they see her face (especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] [[TheRival Ayeka]], who's rolling on the floor laughing so hard she's crying at the sight!)

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* Happens in ''TenchiInTokyo'' ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'' when Ryoko applies make-up to her face by the pound. Everyone is startled but then laughs hysterically when they see her face (especially [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] [[TheRival Ayeka]], who's rolling on the floor laughing so hard she's crying at the sight!)
9th Mar '16 11:33:11 PM jormis29
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* In ''AsToldByGinger'', the heroine and her two best friends try to make themselves look beautiful for the school photo, by stealing Lois' (Ginger's mother's) cosmetics. Then, when they're found out and forbidden from using makeup, they follow a magazine's instructions for making "fake-up" out of household materials. The results are predictably disastrous, especially since the foundation was made from gravy.

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* In ''AsToldByGinger'', ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', the heroine and her two best friends try to make themselves look beautiful for the school photo, by stealing Lois' (Ginger's mother's) cosmetics. Then, when they're found out and forbidden from using makeup, they follow a magazine's instructions for making "fake-up" out of household materials. The results are predictably disastrous, especially since the foundation was made from gravy.



* ''Series/BobsBurgers'' - Tina falls in with the new girl at school, who insists on makeovers. She puts a lot of makeup on the two of them in the girl's room - when they step outside, the two Pesto brothers see them and yell "AAAA! Bathroom clowns!"

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* ''Series/BobsBurgers'' ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina falls in with the new girl at school, who insists on makeovers. She puts a lot of makeup on the two of them in the girl's room - when they step outside, the two Pesto brothers see them and yell "AAAA! Bathroom clowns!"
9th Mar '16 1:43:19 PM Hossmeister
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* ''BobsBurgers'' - Tina falls in with the new girl at school, who insists on makeovers. She puts a lot of makeup on the two of them in the girl's room - when they step outside, the two Pesto brothers see them and yell "AAAA! Bathroom clowns!"

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* ''BobsBurgers'' ''Series/BobsBurgers'' - Tina falls in with the new girl at school, who insists on makeovers. She puts a lot of makeup on the two of them in the girl's room - when they step outside, the two Pesto brothers see them and yell "AAAA! Bathroom clowns!"
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