I seriously don’t know what possessed me. I think when you watch something too much and too long, you suddenly think you are a pro like the people you watch. Even though you are nothing but a learner with a big ‘L’ on your forehead.
This is how my makeup (NOT) on fleek story happened. My makeup has never been ‘WOW! Tola is that you?’ or ‘before meets after’ magic. So I have been watching a lot of YouTube beauty and fashion channels to up my makeup game. I think these beauty vloggers apply makeup so effortlessly that one would think it’s a walk in the park. I’m here to say that IT. IS. NOT!
I’m not new to makeup. When I was in Uni, I used makeup; J&J baby powder or Bouquet Talc powder, lip gloss, eyeshadow and dark brow pencil. I still use pretty much the same things except for white powder and eye shadow. Now I use pressed brown powder and no eyeshadow. Okay maybe I’m a bit new to some products, makeup application techniques and tools. I get confused when I hear ‘beauty blender, contour kit, highlighting, strobing, baking, kabuki brush, bronzer, etc’. There are so many makeup brushes in the world right now, knowing which one to use for what should be a college course.
So I hit one of my friend for makeup advice.
The next day, I watched more makeup tutorials on YouTube.
I watched these videos to the extent that I was highly motivated to practise what I had learnt with some new products I had got from Casabella. (Can I just add here that cosmetics and beauty products are becoming expensive? Some are so expensive you would think they are from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry).
I thought it would be easy to recreate some of the looks I had watched. I must confess that it is not as easy as Dinma of ThatIgboChick, Bella of Brownieandtheblog, Patricia Bright (and all the other beauty vloggers I watch) make it out to be.
However, I believe I should keep practising to improve and achieve a perfect blend and look. Since Rome wasn’t built in a day, looking like magic won’t be a day’s job either. So that I never miss a beauty/cosmetic memo again, I have followed a lot of cosmetic companies and beauty bloggers on Instagram to keep me up-to-date and informed.
New to makeup or striving to achieve that magic look, you can check out this beauty bloggers
Bella of Brownie and the blog: https://www.youtube.com/user/bellaimaan and http://www.iambrownie.com
Dinma of That Igbo Chick: https://www.youtube.com/user/Thatigbochick and http://www.thatigbochick.com
Patricia Bright: https://www.youtube.com/user/BritPopPrincess and http://www.patriciabright.co.uk
Or you can type what you need in the YouTube search engine. There are a lot of makeup tutorials and resources to learn from.
What struggles do you/did you have with applying makeup? Do you ever get intimidated or overwhelmed with all the techniques, tools and products? Do you think the prices for some of these products are ridiculously expensive for makeup? Let me know what you think in the comment section.
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