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5 Beauty Trends That I Have Yet To Master

And I wouldn’t mind if they just quietly went away 😛 Honestly, I think that most of these trends look really lovely on those who have mastered them but just look like a mistake when I attempt them.

Contouring – I just don’t have a face for contour and I am probably terrible at it, if I am being honest. CONTOUR I always go for the more is more technique when I am trying to carve out my non-existent cheekbones.  I have tried powders, creams, concealers – once it is all blended, there is no difference to the way my face looks. I just don’t get this trend and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon. What brand doesn’t have a contouring product on the market right now?!

 

Liquid Matte lipstick – Sorry about it 😀 I wear liquid lipstick probably 3 out of 5 (working) days a week and you’d think I would just be swiping that shit on. Nope. Every single morning, I am busting out the lip brushes, protractor, magnifying mirror and the inevitable makeup remover striving to apply my lips evenly. I love the staying power of matte lippies, once it’s on then it’s typically not going anywhere but it is such a struggle for me! I would welcome a gloss come back *gasp* I am getting on-board with the sticks of matte lipstick though, just something about those little wands that can go straight to Hades.

MATTE

Winged Eyeliner – Not only am I incapable of making my wings the same size, I look really bizarre with bold liner. I don’t know if it is the shape or size of my eyes but it doesn’t work for me.

WING.png

Insta-Brows – Again, just doesn’t work for me. I am perfectly capable of filling in my brows but I only succeed in looking perpetually angry. I have gotten so frustrated with my brows that I have considered shaving them off and free-handing them everyday but then I also remember that I like having eyebrows after I wash my makeup off 😀

NO BROWS

Over Lining – I was actually watching a Charlotte Tilbury tutorial and she was over-lining her lips and I almost peed my pants. Does this work for anyone!? I have tried it, believe me, I have tried it. My lip shape can be best described as Winifred Sanderson:

Winifred sanderson

I would love to get away with over-lining them but it is so obvious when I do it. Not to mention, I will obsessively press my lips together every-time I try this technique and things get messy, real quick.

What beauty trends give you a headache?

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14 replies »

  1. Haha the overlining lips thing looks so disastrous on me, I just don’t bother with it anymore! Also the struggle is real with matte lippies..

  2. I’m with you on the liquid matte lips – too much effort! I do think it’s most suitable for a bold or dark lips. I like a MLBB or sheer look so it’s not important to me. But LMAO that image of waiting for liquid lipstick to dry!!! 😆
    I think Insta-makeup anything looks ridiculous in real life. I’ve seen some almost comical makeup in person – and up close is even worse!

    • Agreed, they provide so much colour pay off. Hahaha! That’s how it feels 😂 Right? It just doesn’t work if you aren’t in perfect lighting with a perfect angle – it looks bizarre!

  3. I was laughing so hard on the Liquid lipstick bit 😂 I couldn’t agree more! I learned some tricks on that like using a lip brush or swiping it on the inner parts of the lips, pressing the lips together and filling the outer parts. The latter worked for me. Try it it mighy work for you too 😊
    Besides that I seriously can’t do anything in your list of unmastered techniques lol!

    • I will have to give that technique a try – I haven’t applied it like that before 😀 It can be such a mess, it’s easy to wear once it is on but it is a battle!! Haha! Glad I am not the only one 🙂

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