I never, ever, ever used to look at tutorials to do my makeup. I enjoyed trying, testing, experimenting, and doing whatever I wanted until I felt that I had got my signature look down.
I started looking at step-by-step pictures, but still refused to watch videos. I wanted to figure out how to contour and create the perfect smokey eye all by myself… and shock horror, it was never as good as it was supposed to be.
Recently, I decided to start small, and watch small snippets of makeup videos on Instagram. They were quick, you couldn’t follow them, but I started to pick up on tricks that made my routine slicker and easier – and it dawned on me: my ignorance and stubbornness was holding me back from discovering new, easy and fun ways to work with makeup!
So I gave in. I still can’t contour, and I’ll never reach the perfection of famous beauty blogger brows, but I have noticed a difference in how good my makeup is. So, I decided to go full-on and try a proper eyeshadow tutorial, from the only really fancy palette that I own.
Here’s the tutorial for reference:
And here is my take on it. I changed the eyeliner, and since I got new eyelashes last week, I decided to wear them with this look – bear in mind, I haven’t worn fake eyelashes in 5 years, so apologies if they’re a bit off!
Also, because I LOVE the Boomerang app, here’s an eyeroll gif.
I definitely think I’ll start watching more tutorials in the future. I need to stop trying to do it all on my own, and accept the help that is so easily accessible online!