Why I Won’t Let Kim, Kylie or Cara Decide How I Wear My Makeup

beloverlyblogThese days it seems that every single magazine or beauty guru is talking about how to get that Kim Kardashian’s cheek bones, Kylie Jenner’s lips and Cara Delevingne’s brows. Obviously these women (and the other celebrities whose looks we want to replicate) are beautiful, but I don’t want to look like them. I’ve talked about my hesitation to embrace trends before, so it’s probably no surprise that I’m not the first to jump on a beauty trend bandwagon. While there are some trends I am more than willing to go for (basically anything Lauren Conrad does), I’ve felt myself pull away from the bigger ones recently.

Within the last month or so, I’ve realized that my eyebrows will never be full and gorgeous, but that’s okay. I actually think my eyebrows look good on my face. Plus, it’s just a trend. Beauty trends change all the time. Remember ‘brows in the 90s? Mine look thick compared to those. I was blessed with full lips (though I haven’t always seen it as a blessing, ironic, I know), and while I won’t tell someone else how to do their makeup, I have no desire to overdraw my lips or pick up a Mac lip liner in Soar.. though that mostly has to do with the fact that those types of colours look terrible on me. I will not contour my face. I’m (mostly) okay with my full cheeks and am quite aware of my inadequacy when it comes to makeup skills. Basic eye shadow, yes. Bold lips, yes. Smokey eyes, yes. Spending twenty minutes blending colours to fake cheekbones? No thank you.

Now, please don’t misunderstand me. I think that if you have the skills and the desire to change your face shape, lip shape or ‘brows then you should go for it. I personally don’t. I am all for the power of makeup and getting inspiration from outside sources like celebrities, but I am learning to not expect the same things from my face. Though I will always wish I had Lauren Conrad’s perfect tan and blonde hair, I won’t spend all my energy trying to change myself into that. I will never look like anyone else. I look like Kristi. And that’s okay.

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  • Yay! I love this post! While I definitely support people who want to look the ways celebrities do, for me it just is not the right choice a lot of the time. Often times these are women who either have teams to do their makeup quickly, or are so accustomed to doing their makeup that it is speedy and also practical for their public lives. I see very little need for huge amounts of makeup in my day-to-day.

    Also, as you said, trends go in and out and at the end of the day it is only makeup – some people wear none, some wear a lot, no one person is going to feel out of place for not having the perfect nude lip.


  • Preach it! We don’t all have makeup artists to put on our face every morning, nor the funds to pay for it! I’m pretty useless at doing much with makeup myself–foundation, powder, mascara and/or lipstick are all I use (on a regular basis)
    After reading a ton of makeup blogs wanting to imitate it, it’s nice to read something a little different! Embrace what YOU have, don’t go out of your way to make yourself something your not (unless you enjoy spending more than 10 mins in front of the mirror staring at yourself! haha)

    Lovely post 🙂


  • Absolutely. Wes should embrace our different looks. How horrible would life be if we all had the same cheekbones, same lips and same tan?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I totally agree! We shouldn’t be clones.

  • I agree completely. I don’t get why people are supposed to look like someone else and feel pressured about it? Nonsense. And yes, I agree that they are beautiful, but there are other gorgeous girls and it’s such a shame that they feel bad because our society is like this.

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    • You’re right. As a society we definitely put too much emphasis on the beauty of others and forget to celebrate our own beauty and the beauty of everyone.

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