The beauty mishap that left Bec Judd without eyelashes

Bec Judd

“I looked like a plucked chicken"

Women's Health Digital Content Manager / March 06 2018

We’ve all faced our fair share of stuff ups when it comes to grooming and model and mum-of-four Bec Judd is no different.

On her afternoon radio show, The 3pm Pickup on KIIS, she revealed to her co-host Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond that a misplaced elbow once left her sans eyelashes.

“This one time I was modelling in Hong Kong, and I was curling my normal lashes,” the 35-year-old explained.

“I was leaning on my elbow as I was curling them and my elbow slipped as I pushed down on the clamp.

“All of my lashes came out just before the job. I screamed ... I called my mum and I cried.”

“I looked like a plucked chicken,” she said.'

“There was like random little ones and I was clinging on to them for dear life. But it took a good two or three months for them to grow back.”

She also recounted a less than stellar experience with eyelash extensions.

“The fumes from the super glue that they used ... I had this reaction in my eyeballs and my eyes were watering and watering,” she explained.

“I had all these tears coming down and I woke up the next day and I had conjunctivitis from the fumes from the superglue.”

Despite it all, Bec is persevering with her lashes.

“If I don’t have my fakes on I feel naked.”

Beauty is pain after all.

If you're looking for an easy (and accident free!) way to up the drama on your lashes, check out our article on magnetic false lashes (yes, they're a thing!).

What is your biggest beauty mishap? Share with us in the comments below.

Main image credit: @becjudd

Lauren Williamson is a digital writer, editor and social media fiend who's a huge fan of tackling new wellness trends, eating her way through foreign countries and getting worked up over politics.