I literally have all my parents’ worst features.
My Dad has big dark eyes. My Mum has big eyes with too much white and too little black. I have my Mum’s eyes. My Mum’s nose is dainty. My Dad’s nose is big and jelly-roll. I have my Dad’s nose. My Mum has slightly buck teeth. My Dad has a regular set of teeth. I have my Mum’s teeth. My Dad has thick bushy brows. My Mum has little to no brows. My Mum has sensitive skin and my Dad has acne/oily combination skin. I have both. Flying BOTH.
Literally EVERYthing broken up on my face is not attractive. I’m not gonna be some modest piece of hypocrisy here saying “Omg I’m so ugly” and all that shit. I think I look okay, when I bother looking okay, and occassionally when I don’t. I don’t think I’ve ever felt full on pretty before, but that’s probably cos I keep myself 2 notches dressed down for everything, for comfort’s sake.
Now my sister has been watching Youtube Makeup tutorial videos since she was 10. She is on Youtube so much, I pry her Ipad away from her in her sleep. (Seriously, I just did that. She was sleeping like a horizontal Jesus on a cross holding her Ipad cover along her shoulder, her Ipad dangling precariously on the edge of her bed because she didn’t even know it’d dropped out of the case.) My sister has a habit of saying how she can do things so muh better than you.
“You seriously suck at this (painting my nails for prom). I can do it so much better.”
“Why did you dye your hair like that? I can do it so much better, you should have just asked me la!”
“Omg why do you do your brows so weirdly? I wanna help you do your makeup! Omg I can’t stand it you suck at this!”
Over the 14 years of being this girl’s sibling, despite being the one that actually argues back, I too have learnt the model answer that I know will solve the problem. By the problem I mean the unrequited correspondence between her mouth and my ear. By the answer, I mean “Fine then. You do it. I’ll ask you the next time since you so kindly volunteered.”
I didn’t mind having shitty nails for Prom (Seriously who would even look at my nails?) because my Mum said she sucked worse than i did at painting my nails haha. She abandoned me in the toilet with a very uneven hair dye job because she realized she sucked worse at it than I did doing it alone. “Why would you even ask for my help in the first place?!” And she offered to do my make up, but she couldn’t even do my brows and she blamed it on my face. And then sheepishly said “I’m great at doing my own make-up. I really don’t know how to do yours.”
This might all seem annoying to you. But I just find it very very amusing when my Sister’s ego is just stuck there and she’s not as good at things as she claims to be. She said it herself the other day “I can’t handle not being good at things.”
She is good at doing make-up though. And I think I figured this out- My Face is easy to draw on. But not easy to draw on without looking like it’s been drawn on. If that makes sense.
First up, when I wear foundation, it often looks cake-y on my skin. No matter if it’s great fine powder, BB Cream or liquid foundation, it just looks cake-y to me. Second, I can’t cover my dark eye circles (Souvenirs from As and Os). Pei Yi tried with 3 layers of concealer. Doesn’t work. And because of that, when I wear eyeliner, tight line or winged, I look like a freaking clubbing owl.
My nose is quite high. Bones are not in weird places so they’re easy to contour and highlight (I just learnt these terms earlier this year💪💪💪). It just becomes quite unnatural when I do that. And yes. I blended. I BLENDED.
My Lips are always cracked. So matte doesn’t look smooth and make the cracks super obvious and patchy. But the non-matte (I forgot the term) kind just makes it look like I ate oily food and didn’t wipe my lips after. So… I’ve been using my fake Kailijumei Lipstick ($3) by smearing it on once then kissing tissue paper to lighten the colour, because that thing stains even after I shower. To be frank, I think I’m using it because I wanna get to the flower faster, and then dissect it, muahahhaha.
My Mum has done my make-up for me before but damn, does it show that she can’t let go of her little girl. The amount of blush on my face- I swear, I understand my hereditary yellowish unhealthy palour worries her (Both my Paternal Aunts have some form of Anaemia) but I sometimes feel like some baby Babboons have less pink on their butts. My sister just doesn’t know how to make make-up look natural on my Face. And as grateful as I am to Pei Yi, one of the nicest, kindest girls I know, for doing my Pon-prom make-up, I didn’t exactly feel like I looked good? It felt a bit like a kid playing with her Mum’s make up. And yesh I look young. That will come in handy 10 years from now. But it’s just been a curse so far☺.
I don’t think I’m even gonna try with make-up anymore. I don’t understand how my Uni classmates do it everyday. And I honestly don’t think it works that well on me, and I can’t be bothered to experiment. I’ll buy BB Cream now and then, and a nude lipstick of some sort. But yeah. Not going any further muahahaha.