When it comes to wearing make up and styling hair, I suck. It’s never been my forté and probably never will be. It seems as though I’ve missed that gap in your early teens where you experiment with different foundations and blushers, learn how to shape your brows and master smokey eyes but now in my early 20s, I feel like I’m paying for it. (I was definitely part of the blue eye-shadow gang though)
I’m in no way saying that every girl should wear make up or have a fancy hair-do to look pretty or feel good about themselves, but sometimes I wish I was able to create different looks just with the tools in my make up box. I know that if I have a big night out coming up, I’ll be wearing my hair in its usual tassled down look paired with my simple mascara and eye liner flicks. I’ll occasionally use a little BB cream but only because I don’t actually know how to apply foundation ( or actually own any…)
To others, it probably looks like I have nothing on most of the time, which you’re probably thinking is a good thing? Well yeah, everyone loves the barely-there make up look but that means actually using make up to create the illusion of perfectly clear skin. I just look like I’ve had a rough night with my under-eye bags and see-through milk bottle cheeks.
I do try though, but it usually ends up a disaster. A few months ago, I was given a pair of eye lashes to review. These particular eyelashes were very delicate and intricate and after rather a long time applying them, I proudly showed them off to my best friends only to be told I had them on back-to-front. How on earth I managed to put eyelashes on back-to-front I’ll never know. I also once ended up with a crazy streaky tan when I mistook tanning wipes for normal wet wipes. Yeah, I’m talking streaky tanned face as well as body. That was fun. Oh and I once put eye cream which was meant to tighten the eye lid, underneath my eyes which ended up with me looking I’d had an allergic reaction as my eyes puffed up like two urm… puffy eyes.
The best beauty mishap has to be when I was cheekily using hair-removal cream on my upper lip (don’t look at me like that, all women secretly do this. Well, some anyway!) when there was a bit of commotion going on outside my house. I got distracted looking out of the window trying to see what was going on and forgot that I had a strip of white cream on my face. Then I noticed the smell. Yup, burning flesh ladies and gentlemen. I’d left the cream on for far too long and my curiosity had ended up giving me a lovely red rash across my upper lip which stayed for the next few days. Explaining that was a joy.
Why all of this bothers me is not for vanity reasons at all. Even though you may think it. I’m not one for hiding away unless I have a full face of make up and I’m not concerned that by not wearing it every day then I somehow don’t look okay. What I am concerned with is I feel like I’m missing out. I know that sounds silly right? I’ve never worn fake eyelashes on a night out, I don’t know how to contour or actually what contouring is, I can’t remember the last time I had my eyebrows done and honestly, I can’t remember the last time I actually bought any make up. I’m thinking it was last year sometime.
I long to be able to create the looks that bloggers like Lily Pebbles have perfected but I’m scared I’ll end up in A&E with some sort of beauty related injury! Or, I’ll end up looking like I have two black eyes again like the time I tried smokey eyes. I want to be one of the girls that gets excited at the next MAC lipstick release or new foundation but sadly, I can only stand back in awe at those of you who can actually apply lipstick and keep it on your lips for longer than 2 minutes.
Don’t worry though, I’ll keep trying and next time I have an hilarious beauty blunder, I’ll be sure to share it with you so you can have a laugh at my expense. But I’m sorry, hair removal cream isn’t going anywhere near my face…