Learning to apply eyeshadow is kind of like learning to ride a bike. People will tell you that you never forget how to ride a bike once you learn, but you know what? That’s really only 50% true.
Let me illustrate this concept to you…with words.
So imagine you haven’t ridden a bike in 3 or 4 years, and one day you decide to ride around the block. Because everyone keeps insisting that it’s somehow ingrained in your brain, you decide that nothing can go wrong. You get on that bike and start riding, and hey, it’s working! Except, that’s when you crash into the stop sign at the end of your street, and realize that you are not, in fact, magical.
Anyways, this is barely relevant, except for the fact that it ties in with today’s topic. A little bit.
While I still love makeup, I rarely wear it this year. There are days when I wear undereye concealer and mascara, days when I wear undereye concealer and lipstick, and days where I just show up to school with a completely naked face.
Another thing people like to throw out there is, “Well, would you rather have 5 extra minutes of sleep, or walk out the door looking presentable?” As if the only correct answer is the latter.
WELL, I PICK THE EXTRA 5 MINUTES OF SLEEP, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
This all boils down to me not wearing any eyeshadow for months at a time, until I pull out an eyeshadow brush, and attempt a look. I’m breezing along, thinking it’s not so bad, and then I look into the mirror. And make a sound like this:
At the moment, I’m slowly working my way back in with simple, you-can’t-possibly-mess-this-up looks like this one:
And other than blendblendblend, I don’t have any especially wise tips for making the process easier. Do you?
P.S. Just got a beautiful bottle of holiday perfume on my doorstep yesterday. Can’t wait to give you a sneak peek!