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I think it’s only when I started putting on makeup myself, that I begin to realise just how much time and effort the women I knew have been doing all their lives. I used to notice when a girl was wearing lipstick or had elaborate eye-makeup, but anything more subtle just went over my head. It’s only now that I’m aware of all the other things used like foundations, contours, eyebrow pencils, blush, highlights, and how they are really integral to the overall look.
For the last year, I’ve been slowly adding more and more makeup to my dressing, and trying out new looks and combinations. Sometimes I’m really happy with the results I’ve had. Other times I start laughing when I see the clown staring back at me after a makeup fail. But I feel I’m slowly improving each time and can see noticeable improvements (to me anyway.)
But with the progress I make, there are still some things that I feel I’m getting nowhere with, no matter how many times I practice. Does anyone else feel the same, or are there particular parts in your makeup routine you dread for fear of ruining the rest of your effort?
For me, eyeliner is my bug-bear. I’ve looked at so many tutorials and have practiced it so many times, sometimes outside of doing any other makeup. I’m lucky if it resembles even a slightly straight line as most of the time the results are a smudgy mess or for some reason too far away from my eyes that it’s starting to look like warpaint. I’m definitely not at the level where I can do fun things like the feline tail flick at the end. I tried that a few times and it looked like I’d just squirted a splotch of ink at the side of my face. 😅
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