It’s not that hard, you know
I’ve never really understood why everyone seemed to have such huge problems with doing the smoky eye. I just swipe some matte grey eyeshadow over my lid, apply some black liquid eyeliner and finish off with mascara. I did it today, and that’s what it looks like most of the time. No cheek make up whatsoever, and just rosebud on the lips (I sometimes wear red lipstick with it though, when I want to look kinda trashy). Seems foolproof, right, and since there are so many tutorial videos on youtube, learning this shouldn’t be a problem..
Then I watched some of those videos and I understood why.
As you can guess, this is going to be a really long rant about those so called youtube make up artists, which usually translates into sixteen-year-old girls who spend three hours daily to slap on foundation that’s three shades too dark.
There IS a reason why make up artists actually complete a higher education to work in their field. You have to learn how to apply those ten different shades of bronzer to give a models face the perfect definition, or how to make someones complexion withstand harsh lightning on the movie set. It’s when some high school girl with too little to do decides to emulate this that it turns into a disaster.
DON’T LET ME STARTED on the whole: “Use five different shades, most of those shimmering, to achieve the perfect smoky eye”. It doesn’t look cute, it looks drag-queenish, and half of the time it comes out wrong. Yes, even for going out (not that people care after five drinks). Same for graduated bright colours. Sorry, it just looks dated. Yes, I do get the need to bring out my eyes once in a while: and wearing one block of colour from your lash line to your crease is much more current, much harder to fuck up and doesn’t make you look like you were born a different gender (actually, drag queens are cool. Girls who try to look like them aren’t).
Oh, and after they applied their bright blue shimmering smoky eyes or rainbow eyeshadow, there is of course the rest of the face. Oh yes, go bronzer, highlighter, pink blush, dark blush, it makes your cheekbones soo sexy. Seriously, what happened to sticking to some foundation and a natural looking blush? Ugh, and don’t forget the frosted pink lips.
Fer serious, girls. Leave the make up advise to make up artists and stop embarassing yourself on the internet.
PS: I don’t have any problem with people just casually telling how they do their make up or what products they prefer, hell, I do it too. What pisses me off is when someone tries to play experts, and totally teach people “how to be as fab and pretty as themselves” without having any qualification to do so. Same with “style tips”. I have a fashion blog for the purpose of showing the world MY STYLE, but when some self proclaimed fashionistas are starting to play stylists for other people, and even ask to get paid for it, I feel like doing something that would land me in anger therapy.