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Here are things that irritate me about the makeup industry, makeup application, makeup trends or just makeup in general. This is meant to be light-hearted, so don’t feel offended if I mention something you truly enjoy. You do you and I do me. No shaming, no shading. 

I’m not even sure these opinions are totally unpopular, but let the girl have fun once in a while. 

By the way, if you’re into grumpy rants, have a look at my pet peeves, online pet peeves, and mental health pet peeves.

Trends

  • Matte liquid lipsticks make my mouth look like a dehydrated anus
  • I don’t have time for a cut crease at 6 in the morning (or any time of day, for that matter) Who does cut creases on the daily?
  • I don’t want to spend 20 minutes on each eye brow to feel like I’m a worth makeup enthusiast. 
  • Super glittery highlighters make me look like a disco ball with enlarged pores
  • Putting highlighter on the tip of my nose makes me look like a middle-aged Tinkerbell. 
  • Under-eye baking. 
  • I think the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer is crap

Makeup tools

  • I hate eyeshadow pans that don’t have a standard/circular size and just fuck up your entire magnetic palette symmetry (here’s looking at you, Nathalie)
  • Why would anyone want to buy makeup brushes that shed or that are scratchy (I mean Morphe brushes)?
  • How do you store double-ended brushes without forgetting about the other side?
  • Mini brushes are just too short. I can never find them among my other brushes. 
  • Being a member of the OCD Club, I have a hard time accepting that my Beauty Blender will never be 100% clean, no matter how hard I rub, scrub and squeeze it. 

Application 

  • That one wet bit of mascara landing on under your eye. Just on that one day your concealer wasn’t creasing. 
  • Spending 40 minutes blending eyeshadows and thinking eyeliner would be a great addition to that look. You will fuck it up. 

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People

  • People telling you you’d look better if you didn’t wear so much makeup and, on the odd day you’re not wearing makeup, asking you if you’re under the weather. 
  • Men who think women look better with less makeup on: we don’t wear makeup for you, you are not the centre of the universe
  • Beauty youtubers who do makeup tutorials with a filter on their camera lens and the saturation amped up to the gods. 
  • Youtubers who just cannot do an eye look without a cut crease/huge falsies/winged eyeliner to “complete this look”
  • Sales people who match your foundation by swatching it on your wrist. 
  • People who don’t know or don’t like John Maclean will never truly understand me.

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19 Comments

  1. December 1, 2018 / 4:22 am

    Perfecting a cut crease is like level 100 makeup skills. *sweats*
    You don’t like highlighting the tip of your nose? 🤭 I feel like my look isn’t complete until I do it!
    Doing your eyeliner in a rush is the only time it works out well… otherwise, if you’re taking your time, just know the eyeliner can smell our fear.
    I feel like, just for fun and social experimenting, if a guy tells us we don’t need makeup, we should just throw a strop there and then, stomp our feet and say: “OH, NO. I did this all for you and you’re telling me you don’t like it. HOW WILL I LIVE?” Proceed to crying. 🙂

    • Kate
      Author
      December 1, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      LOL

      When my boyfriend tells me he doesn’t like such or such shade of red, I just reply “don’t wear it, then” hahahah

      • December 7, 2018 / 3:53 am

        LOOOOOOL I have to try that one out one day 😂

  2. November 14, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Almost choked on my coffee reading your opinion on matte lipstick 🤣🤣 Thanks for keeping it real!

    • Kate
      Author
      November 14, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      heheh thanks! (it’s true, though!)

  3. November 14, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Love this Kate! I agree with so many of them, I also think the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define concealer is crap, unless you use it as an eyeshadow base.

    • Kate
      Author
      November 14, 2018 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks. I think it suits 20-year-olds perfectly, but not people with fine lines, etc.

  4. November 13, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Ha ha!! This post is so funny and refreshingly honest to read, I love it! The dehydrated anus, middle-aged Tinkerbell, and disco ball with enlarged pores comments made me laugh so much, you have such an amusing way with words. I don’t wear much makeup so actually have no idea what a cut crease is but it sounds like hard work. I love your grumpy rants Kate, they always make me smile. Thanks for sharing, it is so nice to read a fun and lighthearted makeup related post in a world where everyone seems to take beauty so seriously <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa

    • Kate
      Author
      November 14, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      Thanks, Bexa. And thank for always taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments. Love that about you!

  5. November 13, 2018 / 8:15 am

    This made me laugh, even as a non makeup wearer! I loved how frank you were and some of your descriptions, like “matte liquid lipsticks make my mouth look like a dehydrated anus” made me laugh out loud. I have a friend who regularly gets the too much makeup or you look ill comments, bless her.

    • Kate
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 10:32 am

      Last night, for the first time, I wasn’t wearing makeup when I went to see my physio and he asked me what was wrong because I looked tired.

  6. November 13, 2018 / 5:39 am

    Hehe some of these are funny!

    • Kate
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thanks 🙂

  7. Cordelia Moor
    November 12, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    John MacLean, lord of my life, the one person who I will trust on every single level no matter what he is saying. Also – pretty much totally agree. Am a matte liquid lip gal, although will always prefer a glossy finish.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Kate
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      If he ever does another masterclass in London, I’m coming over and staying at your place. You don’t have a choice. Thanks.

  8. November 12, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Love this, It’s nice to read a good old moan about certain aspects of the make up life. I completely agree on the cut crease, there is no chance I can get that done before the school run haha. I am a massive fan of a matte liquid lip though, it’s just one of my things.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

    • Kate
      Author
      November 12, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      haha I know you like them, they just look awful on me.

      the cut crease is just too much work, especially since I have hooded eyes!

      • November 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

        Me too if I did a cut crease to the little line the concealer leaves and make a fake crease it’s almost at my brow line 😂😂 x

        • Kate
          Author
          November 12, 2018 / 7:20 pm

          LOL

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