Most of the time, I ask myself why I’m beauty blogging. I already mentioned this here more than once — if you see me walking down the street, you wouldn’t think I am running a skincare and makeup-centric blog.
I usually go out wearing just sunblock, blush, and strong-colored lipstick + jeans, sneakers, and a simple shirt.
Lately, I’ve been really trying to do a toned down full face of makeup at least once a week — mainly just to practice applying eye makeup on my hooded lids and partly to use up my stuff.
The biggest challenge for me is eye makeup — a challenge for all hooded/small-lidded women on earth.
This is what I have to deal with (see photo above). If I apply eye shadow, I should do it with eyes open. Else, I’ll have to put more than a centimeter thick of eye shadow from my lashes up. So, if I want to do a ‘day’ eye makeup look, it would look too much if I fill in my lids up to the point where it can be seen.
Another thing, my lids are sooo hooded it covers eyeliner and pushes my lashes down. In the photo above, I’m wearing mascara and eyeliner. You won’t be able to see much of the lashes because my lids fold over the base. Sometimes, when I try to do a wing, it looks so weird because all you’ll be able to see is the ‘wing’ — the rest of the liner would be hidden.
Sometimes I also feel like I’m too goofy for makeup. Do you think there’s such a thing??? I know it doesn’t seem like it with the tone of this blog and the pictures I post. But if you know me in real life, you’ll know that I can make a million non-deliberate facial expressions — that is if we’re past the awkward phase.. My husband describes me as “animated” — a nicer way of saying I look like a cartoon character. Once, he told me I look like Agnes (Despicable Me).
When I put on eye shadow + liner. Suddenly, I feel like I’m a different person. The glam-looking version of myself doesn’t quite match me, my clothes, and my mannerisms. I think I should start researching about makeup looks for goofy people.
Maybe I’m stereotyping myself.
Or, maybe I’m thinking too much.
I’ll try doing the ‘one eye shadow look’ using a matte orange or purple eye shadow and see if that’s more my thing.