Now I know I have said this before but this time is different, this time I mean it!
This time im actually going to learn more about make up and learn how to do it all myself! You heard it here first…again…..
In the past more often than not I have had my makeup done for me now don’t get me wrong I love it when a Mistress does my makeup and I can just sit back let them work their magic but its now time for me to properly learn for myself!
I should point out that I definitely am not a complete beginner and have some experience with makeup but im not happy enough to be able to give myself the sort of look I want. I know what I should do, I know the basics but then its just hard to actually do it and be happy with the end result. I have a bad habit of a lack of patience so I find it frustrating when im not good at something straight away. I know with this its largely now about practicing and then working on the smaller details, but i want to be good at it nooooooow.
So with all that in mind, recently I realised I barely had any make up of my own now, so thought it was about time I fixed this and I when out (well, by out I mean online) and ordered quite abit! Now I feel like I have a good starting point for a make up collection so no more excuses I have to practice, practice, practice.
For me, I think its all about the eyes with make up, get the eyes right and you will look great, so this is where most of my practice will be. There are so many possible looks but the plan is start basic and work up from there.
The very basics of eye shadow is also something I don’t think im terrible at, I know how to mix and layer different colours to give quite a good look, but I want more.
I want better than quite a good look.
The smokey eye look is one of my favourites and its something I would like to master, but previous attempts have resembled some sort of very tired zoombie which is never a good look! This is most likely e a case of trying to run before I can walk, I do tend to do this too often! I really like the colours I picked for some of my new eye shadows so looking forward to experimenting there, the smokey eye look will have to wait for now.
Now the rest of my eyes have always been a struggle for me because I have a weird fear of my eyes being touched, weather that’s me or someone else doing the touching. This makes mascara difficult and eye liner almost impossible, but its something im working on. My brand new mascara looks great so that isn’t a problem (the only problem being how bloody expensive mascara is!!), plus I have been told a few times how guys seem to have naturally long eye lashes and im happy to say I am no exception there. However, I personally think eye liner is the hardest thing to get right, every time I have tried it in the past i just haven’t been happy with how it looks so for now im just practicing that separately and not using it when I try the whole lot. I have also decided to avoid liquid eyeliner altogether for now but I will get there eventually I hope.
One of the things that has always bothered my a little is that I don’t have the best skin, I never have done, but I know I now have the right foundation, powder and concealer for my skin colour as I went to Boots with Ely to get it tested on their skin colour make up matching machines (im sure it has a shorter name than that). I think im relatively comfortable in this part of the make up and am happy to use the foundation, powder and concealer to give a good look. Still room for improvement but so far so good. The blusher I think is something I need to work on more, I need to practice focusing on cheek bones and how to enhance that look.
Lips are not a problem and at the moment I really like the darker red colour lips, I love how it looks with my blonde hair. Again this is just a starting point and lots more colours etc to keep experimenting with. I also came across this quote online recently and couldn’t agree more, I just had to add it in!
‘Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick’
I have also got myself a collection of make up brushes and have to be 100% honest here, I couldn’t tell you what they are all used for haha! Again I know the basics and I know enough to get by but will have to go into more detail as I learn more. I think Ely will have to go through these all a few times when I see her next!
Nails varnish never really appealed to me much in the past and am not the best at looking after my nails, but I have to say this is now changing, I’m beginning to see the appeal and liking the idea that painted nails can really help complete a outfit or look. I don’t have much experience here so its a learning curve and im starting right near the bottom but I am finding time to practice and will be making much more of an effort to look after my nails now, so I don’t think this will take too long to master….. What I like about nail varnish is that it doesn’t really matter if you go wrong, a bit of nail varnish remover and you can correct any mistakes. I only have the red and blue at the moment but im already looking at new colours to get :)
So lots to learn, lots to practice, and I havn’t even mentioned eyebrows. I have to keep telling myself I must be patient, im not going to become good at any of this overnight and that I shouldn’t get frustrated with myself if I struggle with some parts, I will get there eventually!
Watch this space, this time im going to stick at it and really learn what im doing! Saying that, if any chances come up where I get to be made over by a Domme again im not going to say no ;)
JD x x