Monday, 17 June 2013

June BBC Day 17: A Makeup Skill You Would Love To Perfect, But Struggle With

Well girls, as you know, I'm not the girl who wears a full face every day. I can do it going out, but not regularly. The last night I went out with a full face on was last November. Even on my 21st birthday, I didn't wear a full on face.

Credit: Jeddah Beauty

You see, if I put on a full face, I feel I have to contour. Amy can't contour. I just wind up looking silly. Either I use too much, and look dirty, or I use too little and you can't even see it! It's a nightmare!! I would rather just go out, looking like my usual self, than go out with no contouring, or worse still, God awful contouring!

The other thing I can't seem to nail, is that nose slimming business you see the likes of Michelle Phan at. What's the story there? I must be doing it wrong, cause I can see absolutely no difference when I try. 

Highlighting! There's another one! I can highlight the brow-bone no bother at all, but ask me to highlight a cheek-bone, and you might as well be talking to a man. A dead man, at that. 

Well, I've made myself look sufficiently inept at all things beauty, so that's it from me today! Here's to the home straight, girls!! 2 weeks til its all over... *weeps*

So what is something you are absolutely hopeless at? Is it any of my choices? Have you no idea how to do a smokey eye? Can you not apply lipliner to save your life??

Amy,
xoxo


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    1. I can do it when it's nothing too colourful, but ask me to blend 3 colours together? You may as well ask my da!!

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  2. This is so funny! I try to contour but usually end up failing as well. And like the above commenter, eyeshadow. I can work neutral shades but try to add a pop of colour and I end up looking like a drag queen!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I just can't do colour on my eyes at all either!! Its just never going to happen. I can do brown and sometimes black smoky eye (though I'm out of practice with black) and a pop of colour on the lip...nothing more!

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  3. It's contouring for me too. I also tried to follow a tutorial on highlighting once and when I was done, I had a big shiny stripe down the middle of my face like an iridescent zebra. It did NOT look good.

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    1. It sounds like we're all in the same boat! The only time I ever had nice contouring and stuff was the time my Ex's brothers GF (a MAC make-up artist) did my debs makeup. 4 years later and I cant replicate it!

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  4. I've tried contouring as well, failed epically, loads of product, absolutely no difference. Even after watching tutorials. No masking these chubby cheeks XD

    www.makeupandmesses.blogspot.com

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  5. It's the same for me! Well I can hilight, but if I hilight I feel I have to contour... and it's just a no, I can buy all the special brushes I want but it just doesn't work :/

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Thank you for commenting, I really appreciate it, and will always try to reply to you! You can always tweet me for the banter, too @redlips_redhair...

Amy,
xx