Monday, November 10, 2014

Have y’all ever noticed how you can watch something on YouTube and think it looks so easy?! This really goes for anything. I’ve watched software tutorials, taking guns apart/cleaning them, arts and crafts and makeup tutorials. All of them make it look so easy, yet when I try it at home… not as easy as it looked on the internet.

A few weeks ago, I saw Maybelline’s newest eyeshadow palette in Target and knew I just had to have it. It’s called The Nudes, and if you couldn’t guess by the name, it’s has 12 neutral shades in it. I love neutrals for my eyes so this was a perfect fit.

Before I bought it, I went to Casey Holmes’ YouTubers site to see if she had used it or did a review on it. Voila, there it was. It was fate that I get this palette! Casey had a video with it, Ulta sale on Maybelline products and I had an Ulta coupon for $3.50 off my $10 purchase. So I bought it.

After that huge tangent about buying the new makeup, I’m back to the point of YouTube videos. Casey makes it look so easy to blend out the colors and can just really make a look pop. I was hoping I could do the same thing. So here is her video I watched to try to replicate the look.

I think my look got pretty close to hers. Maybe it’s not 100% exact, but you have it be unique in your own way.

I guess my point (besides liking my makeup to look nice) is that I like to be perfect. And sometimes that can be a difficult thing to achieve when you compare yourself to something you see online. YouTube videos could have been shot 100 times before they were published. I got a fortune cookie one time that said “Even experts were once beginners” and that is so true. I keep reminding myself that if I stick with it, I have the ability to become an expert and keep moving towards the perfection that I want.


  1. It took me years for me to "perfect" my makeup.. but even to this day I still look up youtube videos and learn new things.

  2. It looks gorgeous on you! :) I love learning fun new ways to do makeup.