Sunday, September 15, 2013

#SBBC Day 15 - Beauty Things I Suck at (Tag)

Hi!

Beauty things I suck at?

Can I say all of them?


I have three specific things that I am utterly beyond shite at, no matter how much I have tried to master them. I just can not do them properly, they always come out mad looking. I found it easier to teach my dog to howl every time I say the word "breakfast" than master any of these, and that's 100% fact.

In no particular order:

False Eyelashes.
Gaaaaaah. I can't do them. Just can't. My sister is the absolute master (mistress?) of them, she always makes it look so easy. I feel like I have things floating in front of my eyes when I wear them, I can't handle them at all! I'm not a fan of the huge fake look, but in photographs, my eyelashes disappear. I've also quite small eyes and not a huge amount of lid space, so from far away my eyes look a lot smaller. I think a big part of the problem is that I can not STAND anything in or near my eyes since I had to have a piece of grit removed by a Doctor. Shudder. The last time I tried to put them on was for my sister's engagement party - after about an hour at the venue I found one starting to crawl down my eye, so I took them both off and asked the bemused security man to put them in the bin. Can.Not.Be.Arsed.

Contouring
I've given up on contouring. I've watched the tutorials, read the blog posts, copied the Kim Kardashian step-by-steps, and still end up looking like Aunt Sally. I have resigned myself to the fact that I am destined to be pale, freckly, and cheekbone-less.

Fake Tan
I bet you thought that with the release of the massively successful Cocoa Brown and Sally Hansen's resurgence in popularity, that tan was now foolproof. Well, you're wrong. Because I still can't do it. I shave, exfoliate, moisturise, then....nothing. I bought the mitts (upgraded from the days of the old sock), the scrubs - either the tans don't show up on me at all or the make my pores look massive. The whole thing is so much effort - the lazy girl in me just wants to stay pale forever. And I'm grand with that. But on the rare occasion that I'd love to get my legs out, I do wish I was able to a non-streaky, non-orange, non-patchy tan. Until then - I'll keep rocking the tights.





13 comments:

  1. I'm with you with the tan. I will forever be pale because I suck at getting the right color for me.

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    1. I just can't get it right, I have given up on it! x

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  2. I relate on the false eyelashes, they look great but I hate them!

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    1. They look so good on other people (okay maybe not the lady in the photograph) but I can't do them either, they also drive my eyes mad! x

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  3. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to get the hang of liquid eye liner. Long tips, short tips, thick tips, or skinny tips none of them make the blind bit of difference. I've given up trying at this point. I'll stick to pencil or gel liners.

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    1. I'm not great at that either, Paula! I can do one eye but it's a huge problem getting them to match! Catrice have some great marker-style ones.

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  4. hahaha your hilarious :) im shit at contouring too, no matter how many vids I watch i cant get it right, or noticeable!!!

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    1. Yes!!! It's either ridiculous looking or it doesn't show up at all. I've also managed to master the art of making my nose look enormous whenever I do it. I give up!!

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  5. Lol I can never and will never master the false eyelash! I wish I could tho .. Xx

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    1. I wish I could too, some of them look so pretty! x

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  6. I get terrified everytime I have to do a contour on someone in work because I still suck at it, somehow I can do it so well on others but not meself?!

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    1. I think sometimes it's easier to work on someone else because you have a better view of the entire face, I find that with certain hairstyles too, I can do any amount of plaits/braids on other people but on me they come up lumpy!x

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