Friday, 8 August 2014

Make Up Tasks I Never Get Right


I have worn make up now for ten years, which is a crazy thought. I have gone through my sparkly eye shadow stage, my experiments with different colour eye liner (green definitely does not go with my blue eyes) and my sticky pink lip gloss stage. I have learnt a lot and now feel comfortable that I have found what works for me and what make up look I like to wear. But I am no expert and still suffer with problems applying make up even though I get nearly daily experiences to give it a try. It is that feeling before doing the certain task that you think, please just let me get this right! So here are a few of my make up tasks I just can never manage to get right.

1.Applying Lipstick
I fail miserably at this. I rarely put on lipstick unless it is for an event or special occasion (usually a red lip), but for some reason I can never put it on without it turning into a mess. It is usually the last stage, the rest of my make up is done, it is all resting on me to put this lipstick on and boom I've gone and moved my hand, now its on my nose, Seriously? I always get shaky hands and manage to smudge it even before I have done half the lip. I do sometimes use a brush to help me but it never comes out as well as straight from the bullet. So as a cop out I get someone else to put in on for me most of the time.

2. Filling In My Eyebrows
I have only been doing this in the last few years, so I don't feel as bad for not getting it right all the time. I think a lot of us girls understand how annoying eyebrows can be, when there just not cooperating with us and a little bit of bad weather means they have a new look from morning to night. So eyebrows are supposed to be sisters yes? and not twins, that is a great way to think of it, but I don't think they mean long lost sisters and sometimes mine feel like that. I hate pencils so completely stay away from those, powder and an angled brush suit me fine. But my god is it stressful. Brushing through, checking there both equal, brushing through again, applying the powder, a few little tweaks here and there, before ending with a setting gel. I spend more time on this part of my make up than anything else.

3.Contouring
So apparently this is a thing? Which I only heard about since that whole Kim Kardashian look became famous and there was a picture of what she looks like before it is all blended in. Yes well I just cannot do it right, I suck my cheeks in and it looks like I have just smeared a bit of mud on my face. Blend Blend Blend is what I get told, well then it just looks like I have done nothing whatsoever. It works perfectly for other people and has great effects, but sometimes I just feel like I don't really know what I am doing so I just stick to the bronzer.

4. Winged Eye liner
The classic cat eye flick, the eye look I wear every day. Its a look I feel comfortable with since I was 17/18 and it has just stuck with me, I feel like I look like a different person with it not on. But oh dear am I extremely bad at doing it. I must have read every tip and watched every video to help me, but it still does not stop me from making a big black mess on my eyes. Literally a layer too much and I look like a panda. Its that back and forth motion between both eyelids, checking that they are symmetrical and appear similar in width. This task brings the old shaky hands back.

I am no beauty guru or make up artist, so the way I see it is that I have every right to get things wrong every so often. I would love to know if any of you struggle with these make up tasks? Or even if you have any others that you struggle with? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great weekend!
Elle x
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  1. wow I can relate to all of these EXACTLY. haha.

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad I am not the only one who has problem with these tasks :D, Elle x

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  2. this is so true. winged eyeliner is always tricky! sometimes I can get it right, but other times it's just impossible, especially when I'm in hurry.

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. I know I have to have such a steady hand to do it properly, rushing to get it done is always the worst, Love your blog by the way, Elle x

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  3. I've basically given up on red lipstick for nights outs, when I'm putting it on it goes all around my mouth and after a few drinks it's all over my face, not a good look! x

    http://hannahbutterworth.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha god I know! I don't know how some people get so much luck with wearing lipstick and it looks perfect, I cannot for the life of me put it on properly and then it smudges everywhere anyway, the worst is if it goes on your teeth, how sexy is that!, Elle x

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  4. I know exactly how you feel! With red lipstick it usually starts off so well and then half way through the night I resemble a clown. I sometimes have good and bad eyeliner days. I just don't know what makes the good days good and bad days bad!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely with you on that one, its just down to luck on the eye liner, sometimes you get it right other times you don't. Lipstick annoys me so much because I really want it to look good, so even if someone else puts it on for me, it literally goes everywhere and I just think its not worth the embarrassment of having it all over your face, Elle x

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  5. I'm the same with winged liner! I love it but hate it haha, I get one eye perfect and the other just looks like I've been punched in it!x

    http://a-littlebeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha I have this problem every time, I wish it was a lot simpler, Elle x

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