Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Beauty Things I Am Terrible At

I admit, I call myself a beauty blogger and mostly write reviews of beauty products, but there are some things I just cannot get right. I look at certain websites and magazines and think to myself “Am I the only one who cannot do that properly?” or “Should I really own that many products for my face?”.

Most of my beauty posts are designed to show you what products to try or the ones you should steer clear of, as are other beauty articles out there. They also tend to focus on tips/tricks that I'm (hopefully) good at, but I have never written about the stuff I cannot do; that ends today! When it comes to beauty things, most of the time my expectations are far off from reality so I thought it would be fun to share with you a few things I'm not very good read failure at. And if you know a trick or two to help me master these things, feel free to leave me some advice in the comments section! 

Applying Eyeliner

I can sort of do the basic eyeliner (remember this post? Emphasis on the “sort of”) but I have tried tapes, spoons, gel, liquid, pen eyeliners, and watched pretty much every tutorial out there; nothing will ever make me get the feline flick right. You start it off right, but then one eye looks different than the other and in the attempt of getting them evened out, panda eyes is the painful result. Refer to the very accurate picture  above.

Applying Mascara

Never have I ever applied mascara without smudging it or poking myself in the eye with the wand. Apart from pulling a ridiculous fish face whilst doing so, smearing mascara all over my eyes is pretty much the norm for me. "Why do I  always sneeze when I am doing this?" is the question I'd like the answer for. 

Putting on Fake Eyelashes

I love falsies but boy oh boy are they hard to put on. I know practice makes perfect and not wearing them often makes it even more difficult to get them right when you're feeling a little more adventurous. I can’t possibly be the only one who struggles big time with them. For my recent Pink October tutorial, I spent roughly 10 minutes trying to settle them down but the ends refused to do so. I then ended up using a whole lot of glue and I nearly stuck my eyes shut. #FAIL

Plucking Eyebrows

Don't deny it, we have ALL over plucked eyebrows at some point in our lives. Needless to say, during my teen years I had mini eyebrows and it took hard work, endless eyebrow pencils, and resisting the urge to pluck those growing hairs to make them somewhat presentable again. My eyebrows are not what they used to be, but they have come a long way. I now refrain from ever touching my eyebrows again, and instead opt for a professional. Tweezers are simply put my worst enemies.

Fake Tanning

When it comes to fake tanning, I haven’t had the best luck in the world and I am not really sure how people can achieve beautiful sun kissed skin without looking streaky and orange. Countless tanning attempts gone wrong mean one thing and one thing only: I am destined to be a pale white Brazilian  forever. I have tried exfoliating beforehand, tanning mitts, spray tanners, you name it! Am I missing something here?

Applying Dark Lipstick

I've never been very good at colouring inside the lines. So no matter how many lip liners I use, bold lipsticks never go on perfectly the first time round with me. Concealer, lip brush, tissue and make-up remover must always be in hand. How do Instagram MUAs make it look so damn easy?

What beauty things do you suck at? Are you a total failure like me? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading beauties! Hang tight, the weekend is near...ish.


*Gifs source. Collage made by me. Yes I am a die hard Friends fan. #sorrynotsorry


  1. Omg, I LOVE this, Pam, haha. I don't do eye makeup at all so I have no issue with mascara or eyeliner, BUT I do have a terrible time with dark lipsticks as much as I LOVE them. And overplucked eyebrows, oh, don't even remind me!

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  2. Great post! It actually made me laugh a lot! :)

    Zazu's World Blog

  3. Haha I love this post & I can also agree on the false eyelashes, I'm just terrible at it. Plus I have given up on doing my own eyebrows the moment I started groing them out. Years of overplucking has made me step back from thinking I could do them myself haha (I just touch up in between salon visits on the brow bone but that's it) x

    Beauty with charm

  4. When I was a teenager I over plucked my eyebrows too. The worst was that I kept repeating the same mistake for years... And although now I grew them back, they still don't look perfect any more :( As for a mascara, have your ever tried thinner brushes? I like Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume, it has a good-sized brush and the formula is smudge free. It's pretty easy to work with it.

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  5. Haha I can definitely relate to some of these and I love the use of all the Friends gifs. Eyebrows are my nemesis & they never go right. I remember when I first started drawing my eyebrows on after I'd overplucked them. Damn they looked bad.
    Pretty Mad Things .. xo

  6. Very funny post :-) I have big problem to put fake eyelashes also, I look horrible when I stick them ;-/

  7. Oh lord I thought I was the only one! I'm absolutely terrible at applying mascara and false lashes, haha. I never attempted to pluck my eyebrows because I was so terrified that I would end up with no eyebrows :) xx

    La'bell ||

  8. I really struggle to get both eyeliners to match, it drives me insane

    Lauren x |

  9. Dark lipstick is defintiely not my thing! The struggles are real!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  10. This post was so funny and interesting. Loved it! I am horrible at applying mascara. I know it's the easiest thing but honestly I can do eyeliner and I can do my brows but I smudge mascara everywhere :D

  11. I'm so rubbish at anything to do with eyes, I'm insanely jealous of people who can do amazing eye shadow looks I just can't seem to get the hang of it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  12. hahaha, Pam, that post is so great :) Loved to read it :) having the same problem with the eyelashes and the most terrible thing is: CONTOURING :D I'm so bad :D:D

  13. Haha this is all very true! Luckily,10 or so years of practice has helped me a lot. For me it's that ridiculously clean eyeshadow look that people so well and contouring xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

  14. Postagem hilária amei

  15. Awesome post, I think everyone struggles with a few of these at times, the eyeliner for me one always looks better than the other, and the number one problem is definitely the lashes those things are so hard to put on sometimes I just give up. but like you said practice makes perfect.

  16. Haha this is hilarious! I had made it my mission since high school to get the perfect winged/cat liner look for myself and it seems all of that has paid off! Though there are days when I have the slightest hand tremor and I have to use a q-tip to fix my mistakes >_< I've finally figured out how to do my eyebrows right, but man oh man was it a struggle when I was in middle school and high school! I can't even look at photos of me back then just because of my eyebrows!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

  17. Haha I love all the gifs :) I'm really bad at applying false lashes too, but only recently I've gotten the hang of winged liner.

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

  18. My eyeliner and dark lipstick application is the worst! Right with you in those two especially!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  19. Amazing post! I like the animated pics hahaa

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  20. This post is hilarious!! I'm pretty rubbish at doing most things, which is why I will never ever do a make up tutorial. First of all, I am nowhere near as advanced as most because I hardly ever wear foundation and I can't seem to get anything right so I do it my own way.
    Loved this post!

  21. OMG, I laughed so hard while reading this and the gifs are freaking hilarious! Don't you worry about eye liner, I've used it for years and I still messed it up until today. There are good days and then there are very bad days that involves LOTS of cussing. Haha!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  22. Adorei o post! Temos tanto em comum no que diz respeito a estas coisas, nomeadamente a pôr máscara, eyeliner, batons escuros, pestanas falsas! Ri muito ahah
    Messy Hair, Don’t Care | Blog

  23. Haha I can relate to all of these! I think I laughed a bit too much at that Nicolas Cage gif, love it! I'm so bad with mascara, I always catch my eyeball or end up smudging it

  24. Ahah ri-me imenso a ler este post! xD Por acaso acho que já fui pior no que toca ao eyeliner e à mascara. Batons escuros, curiosamente sempre me foi fácil :p
    Agora o resto... Sinceramente nem tento. São coisas que nem ligo muito por assim dizer :)
    xoxo, Ana

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  25. I love this post!!! Hahahahahaha! I am sure so many ladies can relate! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  26. This post is awesome, Haha! I love it! I'm also super bad at applying eyeliner and false eyelashes! I just cannot figure them out, no matter how many times I try! XO

    Courtney | Courtselizabeth | Instagram

  27. Bahaha, yes! Love how realistic you are about things xD
    I know, I know...I've been diving more into the makeup/beauty world lately, and it's a tad overwhelming. The only thing I've got going for me is winged eyeliner. Lol I've been doing that trick since high school so it's basically muscle memory by now. Albeit, there are days where the panda look strikes...sigh.
    And they looked I couldn't apply one right, and it started drooping off xD
    Great post girl, this gave me a laugh!

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  28. hahaha this is great!


  29. Your post makes me laugh dear
    I am too have same bad experience with eyeliner and mascara.

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  30. This was hilarious! I'm awful with mascara, it doesn't matter how much I try, I ALWAYS get it all over my eyelids and ruin my eyeshadow xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  31. I am rubbish at fake tanning too, hence why I never do it and I am so pale lol! This post was funny, and was definitely nice to see not take yourself seriously - that's a great trait to have hun!:)

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  32. My friend pointed out to me that the way I apply my eye liner is really weird because I actually pull my eyelashes to hold my eyelid in position as I do it. I always manage to get it super neat this way but since discovering how strange it was, I've been trying to do it without my unique technique and I do find it really tricky!

    One thing I'm not the best at is contouring. No matter how much product I apply, there is no faking cheekbones on my face haha.

    Samio xx

  33. Hahahah great post!


  34. Hahaha...such an interesting post, it made me laugh...Nice honey <3

  35. Ohh I used to put the prefrct line years ago.. now I don;'t know waht happend but it's imposible to me. haha
    kisses :*

  36. haha great post
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  37. Hahaha that was the perfect GIF for applying eyeliner


  38. I am terrible when it comes to applying liquid liner. HAHA. Great post!


  39. oh, babe, we have so many things in common, I'm not good at applying fake mascara too and it's one....

  40. oh, babe, we have so many things in common, I'm not good at applying fake mascara too and it's one....

  41. me encanta el post super acertado para esta epoca

  42. LOVE THIS. Had me giggling. I have no tips to share I'm afraid, as I struggle with most of these too. Least I now know.. I'm not the only one! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  43. oh my gosh! this is hilarious! amazing post haha totally relate to all of these!
    Amanda | amanda-speroni

  44. Such a COOL post, so much fun :) Bonjour from France, Sand.

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  45. HAHA this is amazing and so true! I especially struggle with false lashes I am such a fail! xxx

  46. The only one I am really good at is applying mascara, as for the rest............forget it, lol. Glad to hear I am not the only one who is blonde, lol.
    kisses Pam

  47. LOL this is so hilarious. I still struggle with the falsies.

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  48. Really enjoyed this post!

  49. This is a fun post. I am also terrible at applying eyeliner and eye shadow. *sob* Thanks for commenting on Qing's Style. Please always keep in touch!

  50. I cannot do false eyelashes however hard I try or how many brands I buy! One day i will conquer them!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  51. Mostly all of the mentioned, with the exception of applying eyeliner. That one has been practiced so many years, it usually works out.
    But tanning? The horror!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  52. This had me laughing so hard. I am so bad at applying eyeliner! But there are days that I can there are days that I just suck.

  53. Hahaha, this post made me crack up! Loved the GIF's - especially the Falsies one and Ross in the tanning booth. I am REALLY bad at false eyelashes and don't get me started on getting both sides of my eyeliner the same! ;)

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Blog


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