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Because of the shape of my eyes, I have a real problem executing a cut crease look and not making it look really awkward!

Cat eye! I have liquid and gel liner on the lid down pat, but not the little flick at the the end. I always screw it up.

Try doing it with an eyeshadow on a damp brush, it’s easier to correct mistakes with it and it’s easier to control. I use a small angled brush to do the flick :).

Cat eye! For some reason, each eye turns out different from each other. I don’t know how to make them match 🙁

I have some problems with full lashes, but my number one gripe has to be individual lashes. Maybe it’s just the glue I use, but they very rarely stay on! >:

Oh god, Christine, I don’t know if you’re a redditor but…

If you’re gonna put on false lashes, you’re gonna have a bad time.

blending false lashes is hard for me because my own lashes are so downcast. and cut creases suck for me.. of course that may be because i’ve only attempted it once…

winged eyeliner! That’s something I’ll never be able to do. I have a strange eye shape and my natural crease actually comes *very* close to my lashline in the outer corner, whereas most girls have a sizeable gap.

I’ve grown to be okay with it though 🙂 I think I’d just look like Sammi from Jersey Shore anyway lol

Oh my gosh I have the exact same problem! I find that it’s a little better if I line my eyes when they are closed and I just extend the line out flat.

False lashes of course. Either they are too close to my natural lash line and get glued to them (extremely sad when I try to take them off), or it’s too high up and it looks fake.

Otherwise, tightlining with Laura Mercier’s tightlining system. Perhaps with her brush it works, but I thought I might be able to use my MAC flatliner brush… nope, way too large. Extremely difficult and lacking precision. Then the activator dried up after 5 uses… gave up and returned it to Sephora. Meh, I’ll stick to idiot-proof pencil instead.

I used to be really bad with falsies too, but I found a technique on YT that works for me. I use a small eyeliner brush and put the glue directly on my lashline and let it get tacky then I place the lashes.. It is just so so so much easier! Things I have problems with: Cutting the crease and contouring & highlighting

I get so frustrated with falsies! Do you have a link that tutorial? I have a few extra pairs that I don’t want to waste just lying around, might as well try!

Honestly, with false lashes…it all comes down to practice. It was so hard for me in the beginning. My lashes were glued too high, or they would stick to my lashes or they wouldn’t blend with my real lashes. It was a mess! But the more and more I continued trying, its becoming pretty easy.
The trick is… find a lash that’s very natural. Cut it in half and practice just gluing the outer half of your eye instead of your full eyes. You start to really get the grip of it. When you get more comfortable, then start using the full lash.
I hope that makes sense:)

Eyeliner in general. I don’t necessarily find the top lashline difficult, per se, but the shape and depth of my eye means they’re sharply creased and curved in toward the lower lash line at the edges, so I have to be very exact in how I wing it out or it can smear. It can take a couple of tries to get right no matter how practiced my hand is.

As for my lower lash line, I’ve never managed to find a way to line it that didn’t look strange to my eye. I think my eyes are too deep set to make it work – the angle separates the waterline and lower lash line too much to let them properly merge and it wind up looking weird.

I am just a COMPLETE bafoon with concealer. I feel that it
Never looks right. Like way too much or way too light. It’s just so much work. I would rather look tired.

christine, temptalia is mentioned in allure mag with nicki minaj on the cover, but i am sure you already know right.

Because I have huge pores and occasionally flaky skin, I find applying foundation with my fingers just difficult! The result just never looks great; always too cakey and sinking into pores. It always accentuates any flaky skin. And yes I use primer and I chemically exfoliate regularly.

So to achieve an acceptable base, I have to use a brush… Sigma F80 or F84 work well! Not a fan of sponges, like the BeautyBlender just because they absorb a lot of product. I’m cheap like that thank you very much.

Anything to do with my eyebrows, be it shaping or contouring. I always end up leaving it alone, because I’m scared that I might have shaded a bit much or too lighter than the other one.

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