I’ve Sort of Been Obsessed by These Lately …

… YouTube makeup tutorials.

I know, right??

I’ve never really been a “girly girl,” though I do like to get cleaned up occasionally and look nice. The thing is, I’m almost 47 years old and I STILL really don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to makeup. (Or clothes, for that matter). I mean, I can apply it, but we’re talking basics. I have no skills when it comes to getting creative with makeup. One of my earliest roommates was a pro at hair and makeup. I always admired the way she applied eye shadow and to this day, her hair ALWAYS looks nice (we’re friends on Facebook). The woman NEVER looks bad – how is that possible?!?

But I watched her, a lot. She probably thought it was creepy, the way I would watch her, but I learned a lot from her without her actually “teaching” me.

But still. The basics.

I don’t know why, it doesn’t make any sense, but I’ve been wanting to try false eyelashes. I don’t know, they’re sexy. I have no idea where I would wear them other than work and how weird would that be for me to show up to work one day with false eyelashes on (though don’t put it past me – I might just do that someday).

The problem? I have NO idea how to apply them. And they’re not going to rip out any of my existing lashes, right? Because I don’t have a lot to lose to begin with.

And lipstick? I’ve ALWAYS had a fascination with lipstick but I haven’t played around with them very much because they’re a crap shoot. They’re expensive to begin with and what if you buy the wrong color?

Money wasted.

And there’s another problem I have – I have no color concept at all. I’m not color blind, but when it comes to shades and what looks good with my skin color – I’m a complete newb.

And then there’s the problem of applying it. I always put too much on and it globs and then it smears and it just looks gross. So I’d like to learn some tips on how to apply it and make it STICK.

I’ve been watching this gal’s makeup tutorials. She has a lot of really neat tips and tricks, but the whole time I’m watching these videos, I’m thinking in the back of my head, “Geez, how much money has she spent on all of this makeup?

When Kevin was in the hospital in Columbia getting his pelvis rebuilt, me and MIL lived in the hospital. And part of the luggage that my MIL brought along was her makeup bag … correction, CASE. That sucker was the size of a small suitcase. And here I was, with my puny little makeup bag. Though I have no desire to reach the point where I have to carry a suitcase around to house my makeup, I’d still like to experiment a bit and break out of my same-ole-same-ole.

I think I’m going to buy some false lashes and maybe a soft, neutral shade of lipstick to practice with. If I have enough courage, I might vlog it or take some pictures.

If nothing else, it might amuse you to see how BAD I am at playing the “girl” card.