Make Up Your Mind About Makeup

When I look back, I remember that I first began to wear makeup in my teens and let me add, not very well. I evidently thought it was cool at the time but smudged eyeliner running down my face doesn’t really appeal to me now. Perhaps I’m not very cool anymore.

To be entirely honest, makeup has never come easy to me. I felt as if I was expected to be great at it with being an artist (I like to pretend, okay?) but I had to start somewhere like any artist. Being a ‘prem’ bab – I suffered and still do with my eyesight. My right eye just does not like doing its only job. This whole scenario sums me up entirely, I am a little lazy at times. Along with my troublesome eye came glasses and with that came a shield, a barrier which at first stopped me from being able to do makeup. I remember on my sixteenth birthday, I spent the whole evening crying to myself because I couldn’t apply these false eyelashes like everyone else could and I think that was the turning point for me. I was done with focusing on what I couldn’t do and concentrated on the things I could do if I were to keep on trying.

From that, I’d like to focus on a makeup look that I did recently (to my dismay) with the help of one strong, magnified mirror. I named this one the Tangerine Dream. It sounds a bit OOT but that’s me for you. However, it is quite basic in the fact that you blend in your entire crease with whatever orange eyeshadow your heart desires. Then with taking a small, flat brush, carve out your lid with some gold glitter, adding flicks with a small, angled brush with the same glitter as you would do with eyeliner. Make sure you’ve primed before this to ensure the glitter stays put! The more glitter, the better! Match that up with a warm toned lipstick and some killer eyelashes and you’re good to go!

Nearly four years later after my sixteenth, I spend most of my time doing makeup, just like the look mentioned above. I can also now put false eyelashes on – minus the tears, that is unless I stab myself in the eye with my tweezers, OUCH. This year has been a year of growth for me and I have proved to myself that even though something may seem impossible, it isn’t always impossible. One of my most favorite makeup looks this year was when I recreated Hayley’s Parahoy look. (Thanks Brian for creating such a wonderful look!! I definitely have you to thank for this one!) The response I got from this recreation was overwhelming, but it proved to me that all of those doubts I had at sixteen and before were invalid because with hard work and determination, improvement is achievable and so rewarding. From that, I’d like to focus on a makeup look that I did recently (to my dismay) with the help of one strong, magnified mirror. I named this one the Tangerine Dream. It sounds a bit OOT but that’s me for you. However, it is quite basic in the fact that you blend in your entire crease with whatever orange eyeshadow your heart desires. Then with taking a small, flat brush, carve out your lid with some gold glitter, adding flicks with a small, angled brush with the same glitter as you would do with eyeliner. Make sure you’ve primed before this to ensure the glitter stays put! The more glitter, the better! Match that up with a warm toned lipstick and some killer eyelashes and you’re good to go!

Nearly four years later after my sixteenth, I spend most of my time doing makeup, just like the look mentioned above. I can also now put false eyelashes on – minus the tears, that is unless I stab myself in the eye with my tweezers, OUCH. This year has been a year of growth for me and I have proved to myself that even though something may seem impossible, it isn’t always impossible. One of my most favorite makeup looks this year was when I recreated Hayley’s Parahoy look. (Thanks Brian for creating such a wonderful look!! I definitely have you to thank for this one!) The response I got from this recreation was overwhelming, but it proved to me that all of those doubts I had at sixteen and before were invalid because with hard work and determination, improvement is achievable and so rewarding.

Written by Kait

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