#SBBC Day 15: Beauty Things I Suck At


As a beauty blogger, there are a shameful number of things that to be honest, I absolutely suck at. Before my love affair with beauty blogs began, I was actually quite happy with the way I did my makeup but now I'm more aware of the amazing looks other people can create, even the way I do my makeup doesn't please me anymore. While I don't suck at beauty in general, I most certainly know my facts about a lot of things, and I know the theories behind things, but when it comes to actual application of this knowledge, I fall a little flat.

Doing My Hair
I am god awful at doing my hair, I'm not even joking, I can't even straighten it properly. I wish I was joking but I'm not. Every time I straighten it it last for amount 10 minutes before my pathetic excuse for waves manages to boot its way back it. God forbid I want to try anything other than straightening my hair. I hate the way I look with my hair up, and curls are just a no go because I can't do them by myself. Combined with the fact that I need to cut down on the amount of heat I use on my hair (like, seriously) I think my hair is always going to be something that causes me frustration. Oh, and don't even get me started on maintaining my fringe - bur I refuse to get rid of it.

My Eyebrows
I actually only started messing with my eyebrows this year. Previously to this while I did keep them waxed and in shape, that's all I did. The idea of filling in my brows with a pencil or powder horrified me. However, when I started to toy with the idea of darker hair, I also started to play with my eyebrows. On the very odd occasion, I really love the way my left eyebrow looks but mostly I just can't get them to look right, no matter what products I use, and I find myself praising the lord that I have a too long fringe.

Smokey Eyes
This is a weird one. For ages, I was actually pretty damn good at smokey eyes as they were my go to night out look. However, in the past few days I've attempted my old smokey eye look twice and it just doesn't look as good as it used to! I'm unsure if it's actually me though as I've just started using a new MUA palette for my smokey eyes and I have a little feeling that might be contributing to my sudden failure when it comes to doing smokey eyes.

Fake Tan
Not that anyone believes it, but I actually fake tan on a pretty regular basis! Thing is, I am WAY to scared to invest in a "medium" tan and always go for light shades but there lies my problem - you can never tell I've got the tan on! I even use gradual tanners on an almost daily basis and I'm still sister of Caspar. I thought maybe it was just the Dove one that was a bit rubbish, but I've switched to Palmers now and yet, here I am, as white as ever. I don't know what I do wrong! Yeah, I could pick up a darker shade but I just know that will go wrong in completely the opposite way...

Contouring
This is one I've been trying to get down for a while, but just can't. I can cope with blusher and highlighter juuuuust fine but the second I try and add some bronzer to do some full on contouring, it goes hideously wrong. I've watched so many tutorials and read so much about it, but I just cannot get contouring to work for me. Maybe I need a better bronzer/contour powder? Oh god, please help me!