Beauty lovers, try not to hate me. I promise it’s not my fault – I didn’t fall into beauty loving groups of friends when I was younger, my mum isn’t the greatest fan of make-up and I’ve always had very sensitive skin. I wasn’t taught. Beauty was never a priority.
As I grew older, though, I did start to try. My make-up routine began to include a little bit of blush. Before this, my full-face of make-up would be mascara on my top lashes and if I was feeling bold, a bit of liquid eye liner. Skin make-up, though!? I felt like such a rebel.
I then eventually braved into the world of red lipstick. In both cases, I never ventured any further than that. I once used a facial moisturiser, that turned out to be one of those gradual tan creams. I went out in public like that… Yeah, I never dipped my toe into that end of the facial make-up ever again.
I’d like to think my avoidance of make-up is the reason I don’t get spots! But, hey, it might not be.
Make-up isn’t the only beauty thing I’m rubbish at though…
Beauty Things I’m Rubbish At:
- Foundation and Contouring:
My full face of make-up is pretty embarrassingly small in comparison to a lot of other ladies and gentlemen. Mascara and liquid eye liner are my go-to pieces if I choose to wear make-up at all. Did I mention I’m 21, not 81? A bit of red lipstick is appropriate if I’m feeling fancy. That’s about it. Imagine my horror when contouring became a thing. I felt/feel so… unfashionable? ugly? not put together? I can’t decide.
I completely envy those who can contour like the best. It’s impressive and, when done correctly, is definitely an art form. You can change your face, completely! Insane.
Nope. I just can’t do them properly at all… I don’t get it. I get so bummed out looking at my own face.
Eyebrows are such a big deal nowadays. It’s pretty well spoken in the beauty world that without good eyebrows you’re nothing, not pretty, not keeping up with the times, or whatever.
It never happened for me! Those sculpted brows, wow, seriously, they can look fantastic. But, they can also look like slugs, and I never risked it. Knowing me, I’d end up with horrible slugs and I wouldn’t want the embarrassment of being told I can’t do them properly!
4. Current Fashion:
Well, considering my style focuses primarily on 1950’s, maybe even 1940’s, fashion.. it’s pretty hard for me to stay on trend. Luckily, for a tiny little while, vintage fashion was kind of a thing. It came and went pretty quickly though so I was kicked backed out into the unfashionable realm.
And yes, I used realm thinking about Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Wow.
I was always told by my mum and nanna how important moisturising is for your skin, but I didn’t really follow their advice. It was only in my twenties, and that’s literally only 2 years, that I began to worry about saggy, horrible, dry, elderly skin in the future.
Maybe if I’d have started at 12, like they suggest, I’d be as smooth as a babies bum at 60, like my nanna.
I always forget though… I’m so busy, or tired, or lazy. But, I do try!
6. Hair Styles:
Not wearing make-up doesn’t bother me, really, so this one is probably my most regrettable beauty mistake. I can’t style my hair.
You’ll see me, every day, with my pretty average, straightened, red hair. Maybe, my hair will be tucked behind my left ear. On special occasions, I might be fancy and curl the bottoms but oh my, it must be a pretty special occasion for that.
I don’t ever wear my hair up, because I hate (with an absolute raging passion) my right ear. I don’t wear my hair back, in a head band etc., because I hate my forehead. Every single hair style involves showing your ears, forehead or super thick model hair.
Straight hair, it is!
What beauty things are you rubbish at?
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