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While talking with a girl friend last night about everything and anything, we got onto the subject of beauty. Let's be honest, do girls not bring up lipstick and skin care products at least once in a conversation?
Among all of the eyeliner, lipstick, and hair talk, we got into contouring. Mind you, neither of us contour our faces and never plan to, that's just not our style.
I feel I should say I have no problem with anyone who contours their face. I think it takes some serious talent to apply all the right kinds of makeup and transform your face. It can look pretty sweet done correctly too. Props to you ladies!
However, I have no interest in learning or even trying to contour my face. There are so many things that come along with that and I'm not prepared to take it all on! If rather sit over, behind in the times.
So for those interested, this is why I will never contour my face.
1. Expenses $$$
As I'm no stranger to spending money on clothes or makeup products to up my look, I can't justify to myself the money I would spend on all of the makeup it takes to contour. In this case, I'm a little too cheap.
2. Lack of makeup talent
I'm far from a cosmetologist. When it comes to makeup, I love it and I do use what I would consider a decent amount. However, you won't see any fancy makeup skills used on my face, it's too hard!
3. Time consumption
I don't contour and I already take way too much time to get ready in the mornings. To add contouring on to my routine, I'm sure if have to wake up 3 hours before leaving the house. 4AM? No thanks.
4. Day to day maintenance
Once I start, I can't stop. I couldn't just contour my face 3/7 days of the week and have plain face the rest. That's a pretty drastic change and I wouldn't want to put everyone through the confusion of who I am.
5. When the trend fades
What happens when contouring is no longer in? Do you just wake up one day and not do it? Then it's like, "oh, this is what my face looks like?" Or do you just eliminate a little each day? What do you do?!?
6. I touch my face too much
I have a bad habit of touching or wiping my face through out the day. If I had that amount of makeup on it, I'd look like a cake face monster.
7. Damn acne
I still break out at 23 and I'm pissed about it. I don't want another reason for it.
8. That natural look
Yes, I wear makeup. Yes, you can probably tell. I'm more of a subtle face makeup kind of person though. I'll go more out on my eyes than anything else. Also, I don't wanna cover my freckles up!
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