Like you all know I love makeup. I mean why else would I spend all of my spare time on writing a blog about it? Anyway, I love makeup. I love a lot about it. But there are just a few things I just struggle with when in comes to makeup. Because people in my life think I’m good at makeup they assume I’m good at all parts of it, but trust me, I am not. Today I’m going to write about makeup things I struggle with. If you’re interested in finding out what it is I struggle with, make sure you continue reading!
I have always had a love-hate relationship with eyeliner. Back when I just started doing makeup I was really into pencil liner and lining my waterline and tightline to make it as black as possible. When I realised that looked absolutely hideous I stopped wearing it and only a couple years later I started experimenting with eyeliner again.
I think I have worn liquid eyeliner about two times in my life until my friend told me it looked horrible and it just wasn’t for me. I know I should do whatever I want, but I knew she was right and I still do. I actually think eyeliner just doesn’t look good with my eye shape. It makes my eyes look extremely large in a creepy way.
Anyway, years later it bothered me that some of my friends who just weren’t into makeup at all were capable of putting on eyeliner and I wasn’t, so I kept trying and trying. Sadly I never managed to make the skill mine and today I’m still not capable of putting on eyeliner properly.
Big, bold lips
I love bold lip colours, I really do. However, you wouldn’t expect that if you look at what lip colours I wear on a daily basis. I can tell you it’s almost always nude. There’s only one day a year I do wear a bold lip colour and that’s on Christmas. The reason why I don’t do it is because I have very shaky hands and that does make it incredibly difficult to apply bold lipstick.
I also just hate the feeling of it. Not of the lipstick perse, but the feeling that I should be really careful with my lips because I don’t want my entire face or my teeth to be bright red too.
Cleaning my brushes
This one is not something I’m incapable of, but just something I struggle with. I have been washing my brushes weekly for years now and I hardly ever skip a wash. But getting to the point of actually washing them is a big, big struggle. I have come up with so many things to make it less of a burden, but I just hate doing it. It’s so incredibly boring and I hate that my hands smell like soap afterwards.
Even though I have a huge passion for foundation, I do struggle with it a lot. I can’t tell you how often I walk down the streets with an unblended patch of orange looking fluid on my skin. It’s embarrassing, but it’s true. Sometimes I just forget to properly blend it everywhere or sometimes I even think it’s fully blended when it’s not.
I also struggle a lot with finding foundation that matches my skin which doesn’t help with the patch problem either. Lately I have been starting to get better and better at it, but it’s still not where I want it to be.
Sometimes when you have a really long day you’re just in need of a touch up. You are. Your makeup won’t look perfect all day and if it does I want to know your secret. Anyway, touch-ups. I don’t do them. The most I will do is blot my nose and put some powder on it that’s still on the brush.
I only apply lipstick once a day and that’s before I leave the house. If I don’t do it then, I won’t do it at all. I’m just not a touch-up person so if a product requires me to touch-up throughout the day, it’s just not for me. Even though it’s not that big of a problem, it does sometimes lead to me feeling a little ugly because my makeup looks shitty. Sometimes I just wish I was a little more into that so I would look on point all day, but sadly I’m not. If I look horrible at some point of the day, it will only get worse.
And that sums up today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading about my struggles and I hope it made you realise that even people who love makeup a lot have things they’re just not good at or struggle with. Thank you so much for reading and be sure to let me know what your makeup struggles are!