In the words of Hannah Montana – nobody’s perfect. Even the best of us struggle with some things in life and I think we should be able to embrace the fact that we can’t be great at everything.
On a more lighthearted note, today I thought I would some beauty-related things that I cannot for the life of me grasp. Whether it’s the actual skill itself, or just some a trend I can’t pull off, here are 6 beauty things I suck at!
I do not understand how people manage to make false eyelashes look great. It’s probably due to my slightly hooded eyes, but false eyelashes seem to swallow my eyes up and look like two massive flies stuck to my face. And don’t even get me started on trying to actually get the buggers stuck to my eyes in the first place!
Full Coverage Foundation
Maybe I haven’t found the right product (or maybe I’m terrible at applying it), but I feel like full coverage foundation rarely works on my skin. Instead of providing a flawless base, most times, it just ends up looking heavy and cakey. An explanation for this is possibly due to my pale skin and the fact that it’s rare for me to find a shade that suits me perfectly. Therefore, a lighter finish blends more effortlessly into my skin and has less of a harsh, stark contrast.
I’m not talking about the crazy overdrawn lips, I’m talking about the trend where you ever so slightly line just outside the borders of your lips, in order to achieve a fuller pout. No matter how many times I try, I cannot do this without looking like a clown (and I’m afraid of clowns, so it’s pretty bloody terrifying).
At Home Waxing
This is probably a bit of a weird one, but every time I’ve attempted waxing at home, it ends in disaster. I’m not sure if it’s common of at home waxing kits, but I can’t seem to get them to work. I follow the instructions to a tee and I still end up with prickly legs, not to mention, sticky residue all over my legs. I’ve just accepted that I either stick to shaving or head to a salon.
Neatly Painting Nails
I’m not great at painting my nails neatly. I must admit, I have gotten A LOT better at it in recent months, I think doing my own gel manicures have helped me improve my precision. But give me a regular nail polish and I will end up with polish halfway up my arm.
Washing My Makeup Brushes
I think this is pretty common (or at least that’s what I keep telling myself to make myself feel better), but I can never be bothered to deep clean my makeup brushes. Foul, I know, but it takes FOREVER and it’s so much easier to give them a quick spot clean with a makeup wipe.
What’s something you aren’t great at?
– Karen xx