Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Makeup Pet Peeves
I'm a little bit obsessed with makeup as I'm sure most of you are and I think that it's normal that this obsession also comes with a dark side... makeup pet peeves. Some of my biggest personal makeup pet peeves have to be:
Lipstick on teeth:- This is especially bad when it's an intense colour like red. It just looks so tacky and is one of the major reasons I avoided wearing lipstick for so long.
Mascara on eyelids:- I know that sometimes you can't avoid getting mascara on your eyelids (it's happened to me on many occasions) but I hate when people don't make the effort to clean it up! It looks really messy and it makes people focus on your eyes for the wrong reason. I knew someone who did this all the time and I swear it seemed like she was just applying her mascara straight to her lids on purpose! I always had to fight the urge to grab a tissue and wipe it off.
Spidery lashes:- I know thick lashes look great but when each of your individual lashes looks like it's growing lashes of its own it probably means it's time to drop the mascara! I always think 2 coats of mascara is more than enough for most people.
Overly highlighted skin:- I love a good highlighting and illuminating product as much as the next girl but there is definitely such a thing as too much highlighting! I was reminded of this when I was watching Burlesque for the first time the other day and saw that Christina's makeup artist had gotten a little too carried away with highlighting her cheekbones. Less is definitely more in this case!
Badly applied foundation:- There is no greater pet peeve for me than when I see women (or men) who wear their foundation like a mask and don't blend their makeup down their neck or into their hairline. It just looks so unnatural!
Am I alone here and being unnecessarily harsh or does badly applied makeup drive you insane too? I'm genuinely curious about what other people's makeup pet peeves are so please let me know below if you have some of your own!