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Fellow eyeshadow aficionado here! Doing my eye makeup, especially eyeshadow and liner lets me get as wildly creative as I please or can just do something to make them more subtly stand out. My lids are my coloring book!
Now for least favorite: applying mascara! Tedious as heck it seens. And doing my pre-lipstick exfoliating because it’s a bit painful.

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Yep, separated at birth… LOL! I love doing eyeshadow and HATE applying mascara! I especially hate doing the lower lashes. If I ever lose an eye, it will be while attempting to applying mascara to those tiny, little devils! And, for shadow, how often do you tell yourself that you’ll do something simple, only one or two shadows, then end up applying ALL THE COLORS!?!? 😉

My second least favorite is doing my brows. It’s easier now that I’ve discovered a better brush and better products, and I know that your brows are supposed to look like sisters, not twins, but there are days when mine look like different species!

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Yep, Cat! My idea of a “simple” eye look always, always involves a minimum of 4-5 shades! An artsy look? I don’t think I would want to admit to an actual number, but more than 5. LoL ?

Mascara is a necessary EVIL for me, but just yesterday, due to me excitedly and hurriedly applying my mascara ; I actually DID poke myself in the eye! And not with a normal brush, either. Mine, which I absolutely adore, has a curved brush with hard plastic brush on the outside, and a hard comb on the inside to deposit a decent amount of product. The outside nailed me!!!

Btw, I don’t find doing my brows fun either, because of what you said: mine are two sisters at war with eachother!

Me too!!!! My eyes are my canvas. Whenever I’m coming up with a look I start with the eyes and the lip and cheek color, highlighters etc just fall in place so easily….people usually decide what they want to wear someday…I’m like “what kind of eyes or lips I want that day”
And yeah I really really don’t like mascara! I have yet to poke myself with it…but my eyes water sooooo much when I use any (literally ANY) eye product…and mascara exacerbates the watering so I’m always saying my prayers while applying them!

I love doing my eyeliner. It always amazes me how much impact it gives my eye. Even subtle eyeliner opens my eyes up and makes me look more awake. Love it. I hate applying highlighter. I love highlighter itself, but for whatever reason, it always feels really hit and miss to me. Is it going to make me look glowy and lit from within or oily on pore-y?

I used to dislike highlighter too as it accentuated my pores. I was using benefit’s watts up back then. When I switched to bobbi brown’s bronze glow, it changed my view on highlighting completely. Also, nars pore filler is another option if you don’t want to switch highlighters.

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As for the most enjoyed, first would be eye shadow, then it’s a toss up between face products (moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, foundation) and cheek products (blush, bronzer, highlight, contour). I don’t think I have a least enjoy – I love putting it all on! But if time were any indication, it would probably be lip products – they are my least fussy application.

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I really most enjoy all the steps of my skincare. But if we are talking after that and beginning with primer: I most enjoy applying eye color to my eyes. It’s fun and inventive! I least enjoy applying foundation. It doesn’t look bad though I prefer the feeling of a clean face. 🙂

*Most enjoy- massaging moisturizer into my skin
*Least enjoy- I love wearing eye shadow but applying it can be tricky due to my oily lids. I usually have to figure out which primer or cream base to use with what shadow, how best to apply (with brush, foam applicator, fingers), and deal with fallout if it doesn’t stick. And when I wear 4 different shadows on my lid (inner, middle, outer lid and browbone), there’s plenty of room for error!

Most loved : applying lipstick… I take particular care while applying lipstick and I really like to wear different shades… Like to play with colors. Least loved: Makeup removal at the end of the day. It is an important step but double cleansing, then scrubbing on some days and then toning… Really becomes combersone at the end of the day.

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Brows are definitely a chore for me! I love the whole bronzer/blush/highlight application. It makes such a huge and gorgeous difference!

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It changes from time to time which product I like applying most. Sometimes it’s blush, or highlighter, or even concealer or foundation. I like applying eyeshadow, but I find that to be the trickiest part for me so I think I probably don’t enjoy it that much.

I least enjoy eyeliner, as I find it tough to get the upper line right, and stuff like tightlining is just havoc on my sensitive eyes as I can’t stop blinking. Sometimes mascara is annoying as well as since it’s the last thing to go on, messing up is a b*tch.

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I love applying blush! it is like the moment of truth: from zombie to human transformation! luv, luv luuuuuuv it!
least enjoy… mmm… probably concealer. I need it, but it never works as I expect, so frustrating. I skip that one most days and use it only on special occasions or when I’m taking pics of my makeup.

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I love applying bronzer or contour powder to give my face dimension. The Ƹ & Ʒ brush strokes really puts my mind in a state of zen.

On the other hand, I despise doing my brows and my eyeliner. In my experience, eyebrows and liner share the same rule: they’re not twins, but sisters. Riiiiiight. Sisters. Frustrating, off-kilter, crazy-looking, “Oh, would you just look good already!!” sisters. Sometimes the application process feels as though only a couple of minutes have passed, but then you glance at the clock, and it’s been over 10 minutes since you’ve started!! The torture for beauty.

Momo I so agree. I’d be happy if my brows looked like distant cousins, nevermind sisters! I wish housework went as quick as doing my face. It’s like I enter a new time dimension 😉

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Eyeshadow application has to be my favorite part of my makeup routine too, it’s so relaxing.
My least favorite part is definitely setting my undereyes. If I accidentally use a sweeping motion with my brush instead of a tapping motion, all that carefully-layered corrector and concealer shifts and the darkness starts showing through again. It’s so ridiculously….delicate. It has no right to be as stressful as it is, honestly.

Most enjoy: Applying lipstick. I live how it can pop a look, change a look, etc. It’s the one makeup item I have on everyday.

Least enjoy: I dislike applying eyeliner, expecially the gel pencil/pot variety. I’m amazed by those who do it well.

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Applying eyeshadow and blush/bronzing powder is the most fun for me. Everything that I do before feels just boring: foundation, concealing my dark inner eye corners, filling in my right (a bit sadder) brow: it’s more correcting then creating something new.

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I love applying liquid foundation.. I do 🙂 It feels so gratifying seeing the smooth and even canvas it creates. Highlighters as well, quick and easy, but it gives your cheekbones such a nice glow.

Do not like applying eye-shadows (blending, applying the base, all the brushes, etc.) and concealers (always worry that it will crease, that I applied too much, not enough, still seeing my dark circles after applying 🙂 ).

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Eyes and lips because that’s where I get to add pops of colour.

Contour and highlighting as well. Let’s sculpt my baby face! 😉

I also hate doing my brows, but only because I HATE my natural placement of them on my face. Literally on and below the brown bone ridge. There are day I wish I could just shave them off because when I fill them in I look like a man… an angry man…
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