I was inspired to do this post after reading a similar one by Kia from MAKE me UP. I can often be a creature of habit when it comes to beauty; I stick to what I know or feel comfortable with and as a result am not often that adventurous. Here's a few beauty things that I just don't do...
I just haven't yet gotten into bronzer and the whole contouring thing; I apply my beloved blush and some highlighter and I'm good to go cheek wise. I think what puts me off is that bronzers are often either too dark or too orange, which isn't a good look for a super pale gal like me. I also can't buy one off the high street because generally high street powders contain talc and for me talc equals breakouts. (This means I miss out on The Body Shop Honeycomb Bronzer, which looks like the ideal shade - sob.) If you can recommend an affordable bronzer for pale skin from a natural brand, please let me know in the comments!
2. The Red Lip
I have zero red lip confidence. I do have a couple of red lippies that I've used for fancy dress outfits (it's not the same when you're dressed up as someone else - right?), but I'm not even sure that they're the right shade for me! I'm also a little paranoid that a bold lip makes my thin lips look even smaller, so I just to tend to avoid.
3. Bright Eyeshadow
I don't think bright eyeshadow will ever be "me". All my single eyeshadows and palettes are neutrals in varying shades, formulas and finishes. I once won a Technic eyeshadow palette full of bright neon shades and I ended up passing it onto a friend - after 6 months of having it I'd hadn't even swatched it!!
4. Fake Tanning
By this I mean proper tan as opposed to gradual tanning lotions, which I will use. This is partly me being lazy - I really can't be bothered with it. Plus I won't use fake tan on my face as I'm too worried about breaking out from it. I've basically come to the conclusion that for me being pale and proud is the way forward - I'll just take the edge off it with a gradual tanner in the summer when I need to get the milk bottle legs out!
I have to be honest - waxing SCARES me. I'm sure it's not really that bad... but hand me a pain-free razor any day. Maybe if I had it professionally done by someone trained I would be converted, but I'd rather use the money it would cost on something else... You can tell I'm not really convinced here!!
What beauty things do you avoid? Are you with me on any of the above?
Beauty Bird xx