Is it possible to actually get worse at something the longer you practice? I know in general the more you practice something the better you get at it, but that does not seem to generally hold true with me and today was a very good example of that.
So as you may remember I use makeup as therapy to help my mood and give me something to do because there are a lot of hours in the day when I am home and Kevin is at work and even if I can't fill all of those hours with applying makeup, I do also like looking at makeup, especially eyeshadow and nail polish, which is probably why that is the bulk of what I have.
So today I decided to attempt an eye look with four different shades. This may seem like a lot to some people who read this and to others it may seem average; I have seen eye looks that took eight or more shades on YouTube, but after a while I do question how much you can really tell the different colors are there and would you really want to. Anyway, it was a purple look because I am wearing purple and purple is Kevin's favorite color and I thought if I could come up with something he would really like I might try that the next time we go out to eat for something special. It was actually a pretty basic look, mid purple on the lid, dark purple in the crease, light purple on the brow bone, and then it all went wrong when I was adding just a touch of black to the very end of the crease to "deepen it up" as most of the beauty people on YouTube seem to like to do. The right eye did okay, I could leave the house with it and not feel like people were laughing at me, but when I went for the left eye, thinking I actually had gotten less on the brush than the right eye because I had wanted less, I ended up with this large black smear that went right the way across my eye, over to my temple, and down some. I guess my coordination was trying to tell me I had already done too much.
So I washed it off and decided to go with a three color look that I have sort of made work in the past but three color looks typically don't work for me because I can never get the crease color to look right. And again, when I got to the crease it was like I completely covered my whole eye area with black (I was doing a classic smokey eye which is sliver, black, and a white or very light sliver).
So I washed that off and went with a two color look. These I sometimes do okay with; I tend to alternate between trying a dark color on the lid and the mid color in the crease and above or I will do the mid color on the lid and try and get a dark color in the crease, but with a very light application of it so you can hardly tell it is there. That is what I am currently wearing and in a brown duo, but lets just say if Kevin wants to leave the house this evening I am probably going to wash my face before we go.
Most of the time I just do one color looks and I have even been known to mess those up very badly. I don't even want to say how many tutorials I have watched on how to apply eyeshadow, some while putting the eyeshadow on to make sure I did it right and it almost never seems to come out. The one time it did, I emailed Kevin about it because I was so happy.
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