My Top 5 Makeup Pet Peeves

As anyone who applies makeup knows, there are a lot of little things that can make the experience wonderful, or make you feel like you’re fighting with a significant other (my eyeliner and I have those days where we just don’t agree). However, no matter what I will always love my makeup no matter what fights we get into. For better or worse, till death do us part. Here are my top 5 makeup pet peeves.

Can you relate to any of them?

  1. Eye-shadow fallout. This has got to be one of the worst and most annoying occurrences. My biggest fear when I apply a dark or bright eye-shadow is that don’t take enough off the brush when I tap it; that it will go everywhere under my eye and on my nose. It happens so often where I believe that I am in the clear when I finish my eyes, but then I notice tiny little black specks on the side of my nose and it makes me want to
    2. Clumpy mascara. I know a lot of people make faces when they do their mascara, but personally I hold my breath. I do this because I hope to god that my mascara will go on properly. I am also notorious for holding on to mascaras past their prime, because eyelashes are just not one thing that I’m quick to make accommodations for. This unfortunately results in eyelashes that are painful to look at a lot of the time.ecbb58891ed054bf34d7863fb56713a9
    3. Foundation that doesn’t match the skin. I can safely say that I’m not the only person in the world who hates this. As a pale person who gets compared to milk, many foundations go on as too yellow, the dreaded orange. Even if a foundation doesn’t match completely, at least blend it on your neck so there isn’t this harsh line. Of course finding a foundation takes patience- which is something I don’t have.

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    4. Unblended eye-shadow. There is nothing quite like when you put eye-shadow on your lid, realize you put too much and then proceed to have a hell of a time trying to blend it. Having my eye-shadow look gradient is incredibly important to me, so when I make a detrimental mistake such as this one, or see it on others, I cannot help but cringe a little. I suppose this can also tie into #1.

    5. Foundation packaging. This is just a “me” thing, but I can find faults with almost any foundation packaging. For example, Kat Von D’s foundation is encased in this thick plastic and has a pump. What happens when you “run out” of product? You throw it out, because you cannot crack open the damn foundation casing. There is also the fact that some foundations in general could use a pump due to their thickness, but we are not provided with one. Want to use every last drop of product in your foundation bottle? Good luck on finding a foundation brush that is narrow enough to reach the bottom that will allow you to get your moneys worth.

    While these pet peeves are personal, I hope this is something a lot of you can relate to in this crazy beautiful world of makeup. After all, it is wonderful to be a makeup addict instead of being hooked on something much worse.


    Me in a nutshell.

    No matter the faults, makeup allows us to feel gorgeous, to get creative and be who we feel on the inside, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

    – Ar0deth

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