Thank you (I think) to the lovely Jess from Honestly Ombre for tagging me to share my 7 deadly makeup sins! To kick it off, here is a shameless selfie of my general makeup look.
I’m a bit of a makeup nerd so I like to think my sins are fairly minimal these days but thats not to say I haven’t clocked up my fair share before finding my own little makeup groove. So here are my makeup and beauty crimes…
- Flickin’ eyeliner!
Something a little less polite than this silently runs through my mind as I’m drawing my eyeliner flicks. Most days. Why can I not effortlessly sweep my gel liner into the most precisely perfect cateye? Because I’m more than likely not using a clean brush… I know that’s the reason and yet my struggle continues…
- Let there be light
Seriously, natural light is everything! Trying to do your makeup in a dimly lit bathroom or those horrible yellowy hotel rooms only to get outside and realise you have patches of concealer and not-quite-blended bronze slabs where you wanted some cheekbones to be.
- Parched products
They say to store your cream eyeshadows and gel liners upside down to avoid them drying out. Mine seem to like to be the right way up.
- Suits you
But not me. And yet I still buy it. Because it looked so good on you! With your blonde hair and porcelain skin. Square peg, round hole.
- Insta-worthy items
Kind of similar to the last point and I bet I’m not alone here. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, it makes me happy to bring home those shiny new tubes and boxes. Must be less of a magpie.
- Night owl…
..I am not. Yes I have absolutely learned the importance of taking your makeup off at the end of the day and having a good skincare routine. However this hasn’t stopped me leaving it until the point where all I can do is crawl into bed as I swish a makeup wipe over my face. I have gotten a lot better, but there is always room for improvement.
- Love the skin you’re in
Ok, so this less about actual makeup, but I do believe that it’s so important to take care of your skin. Having a good skincare routine, finding the right products for you and cleaning those brushes goes a long way towards this but making sure you’re drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and eating well is super important. I definitely notice the difference when I’ve eaten a lot of refined sugar or had a late night. Having great skin makes the process of doing your makeup more enjoyable, you can’t beat that natural glow!
So there you go, now you all know! I tag Rachel to share her 7 deadly makeup sins – as a ‘green’ beauty blogger I’m dubious as to whether she will have any and will likely put me to shame!