Berkshire Bloggers do #SBBC: Beauty Pet Peeves

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Apologies for this post being a day late, but better late than never! Now i'm no beauty expert, I have a fairly decent makeup collection, some of which I don't really use, but I'm hoping to work on that. There are certain looks that I have seen with my own eyes, that honestly make my stomach turn. I'm sure that a lot of you agree with my main three annoyances...

1. Eyebrows

I personally cannot stand people who have 'drawn on' eyebrows. Now don't get me wrong here. I'm not talking about people who groom, and simply define their eyebrows. I'm a big fan of well looked after eyebrows. What I am talking about here are people that shave off/cover their natural brows, and then draw on brows in ridiculous and un-natural shapes. I understand that with some styles (i.e goth) that this can enhance an overall look. However for someone who is still trying to look natural, drawing on eyebrows is not the answer. There is nothing that looks more un-natural than someone who draws on their brows. They are SO easy to spot, and they always make me giggle. I saw a woman whilst I was in Bristol who's eyebrows where arched so high they almost touched her hairline. The only thing I can do in that situation is laugh. It may be harsh, but I literally cannot understand it.

2. Fake Tan

Yes I am aware that the picture is from a movie, but it perfectly illustrates my point. Now I like a healthy glow as much as the next person. I definitely feel more confident and a little bit sexier when I have a tan, although for me it doesn't happen often. I personally don't use fake tan, mainly because it never turns out the way I want it to. I hate people who look patchy, or that have opted for the oompa loompa/dipped in chocolate look. If that happened to me, I don't think I'd be able to leave the house until it was completely scrubbed off. However I am aware that fake tan can be done right. The best example I've ever seen personally was my uncles ex-wife. She was very fair skinned, like myself, and for their wedding, she decided to get a spray tan. She looked amazing, perfectly natural, and not in the slightest bit orange.

3. Blusher

I hardly ever wear blusher, I have quite a natural blush to my cheeks anyway. I'm not against blusher, but what I object to is people who cake their cheeks in the stuff. You can only ever end up looking like a clown. Again, this is one of those situations where I literally can't help but laugh when I see it. Just as bad as caking it on though, is people who put almost a perfect circle of thick blush right on the apple of their cheeks. I can honestly say that I have seen instances of both, and it never makes anyone look good! The only time for that kind of blusher is at a fancy dress party.

Bronzer tends to present the same sort of problems, people will lay it on thickly, looking to get the sunkissed look. All they ever end up with is the 'burnt in the oven' look, which I have come to loath.

So there you have it. There are my three main beauty pet peeves. When done well, the above things can certainly enhance someones look, however there are those out there, who always take is one step too far!

Let me know in the comments what your pet peeves are, I love to hear from you!
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  1. Great post! Couldn't agree with you more!

    Kelly x

  2. I have to agree with the eyebrows it reminds me of the scene from the movie "Just Go With It" where the woman's eyebrows moved up and down her forehead. Over-drawn eyebrows always make me giggle.

  3. Yep, I'm with you on all three!! The blusher thing baffles me, as do the eyebrows, especially the whole kinda hooped earrings/high ponytail, two thin lines for eyebrows. WHY!!!