If you’d told me a year ago that I’d be one of four girls running a beauty blog, I probably would’ve laughed in your face. Me? Not a chance. I’ve always loved blogging, but make-up was a no-go territory for me. I mean, I’m petrified of foundation, like REALLY petrified. I have an irrational fear of the orange face and the huge colour difference between the face and the neck. I also can’t put false eyelashes on AT ALL. I love wearing them, but I always need a little help from Beth. I go to bed with my make-up on all the time. I know it’s bad. So when I had to think about why we started Smudged it was kinda hard.
I’ve always loved make-up, I was obsessed with my mother’s make-up box as a kid. Even now I’ll go into Clicks or wherever and lust over all these products that I have no idea how or where to use. It’s weird. I mean, Jodi, Beth and Michelle talk about make-up brands/tools/products that I had no idea existed, they could be making shizz up just to mess with me. But I’m learning. Make-up allows me to create cheekbones out of thin air – AMAZING!
That’s the greatest thing about running Smudged with three other awesome girls, we’re all learning from each other. Well, mostly me from them. I write about make-up because I’m still trying to figure it out. I like learning new things and trying new products. BB cream changed my life when it came out, you can read about that here. Even as I sit here writing this, I don’t think I can name more than five people that have seen me without eyeliner on – so I guess I am pretty dependent on make-up.
For me, make-up allows me to experiment and try out new things. I even wore foundation the other night. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Make-up gives me the opportunity to explore myself, and it’s also a creative outlet. Writing all this shizz is fun, and from doing tutorials and reviews I’m learning stuff as I go along.
And while I’m here – quick thank you to the other three Smudged girls, who know SO much about make-up and are willing to share their knowledge with me on a daily basis. Thanks for the constant enlightenment.
So that’s my make-up story, what’s yours?
Love, foundation-phobias and eyeliner,