Allow me to explain

I just wanted to take a second to address the few people that leave comments regarding how my makeup appears on my pale skin and that my final look isn't flattering. No worries, I do not take it as being rude. Well, for those of you that meant it as rude, maybe that's bad news for you, but still, it doesn't bother me. If that's you, troll someone else. But for those of you actually trying to give me constructive criticism about my final look, it is you that I put this page together for. 

I would like to remind everyone that this is makeup. There are no rules in makeup. Makeup is artistry, creativity, individuality, and self-expression. It's an artist's playground, their sanctuary, a place beholden to no one. I'm not applying my makeup to talk you into applying yours the way I do mine. I'm not trying to make you feel any certain way about your makeup. I'm showing you what I do, telling you how I feel, and you can apply that to your routine in any fashion you deem fit. You can also totally ignore me. I promise, I don't mind at all. 

Secondly, I'm a full coverage girl. I make no apologies for that. It's what I like. All the ridiculing in the world isn't going to change that fact. If I ever do change my mind in the future (don't hold your breath), it will be because I changed my mind all on my own. It will have nothing to do with the outside world and their "feedback." This may not be your thing and that is totally fine. I'm not trying to make my thing your thing. I would appreciate the same courtesy. Though, again, if you don't give me that, that's fine, but understand you're wasting your time. That's all. 

Now, this one should be obvious (not that I would think the other two weren't). You have to see the final look. Makeup tends to look like a train wreck until it's complete. I hope that the "feedback" on my look is from my actual completely look. If not, and I know for a fact it's not always as comments have included time stamps where I'm literally applying the contour, the comment is silly. How good does a pair of Louboutin's look half made? This one I REALLY don't get. This isn't even a difference of opinion. It's just plain weird.  

I pulled this next one from the "duh" drawer. This is a makeup review channel. Shockingly, I feel like this goes completely missed quite frequently. The very purpose of my channel is in that title - makeup review.  I'm testing tons of new makeup so I can review it. I'm not using my go to favorites for a look I'm about to take out on the town. I don't get done with my makeup and think, "BOOM! This is what I am going to do from now on! This is it. This is that look I've been waiting for." Even if I leave a positive review of a product, it's of the product, it's performance, quality, etc. It's not always of my final look. Even when it is, I can appreciate the look without it being my favorite thing ever.

Lastly, you may have noticed that I don't repeatedly do the same look. If I'm doing a dramatic look, that's a great time for me to use a dramatic contour, blush, or highlight. I mean, it makes sense. If I'm doing a soft look, it wouldn't match a POW contour and would deliver a look that virtually no one would ever go for. Typically, though I still stand by the fact there are no rules in makeup, the look should match itself, and I try to do that as best I can on my channel. Granted, as I'm trying products I have never tried before, I don't always know what to expect, but I do try to have my look match itself. If I have a BAM eye look and have a POW contour to test, buckle up, it's about to go old school batman up in here.  

By way of example, here is a video where I test a cream contour palette. This is the lightest shade palette in the collection. I then proceed to use the lightest shade in this palette. That makes it the lightest contour shade in the entire collection. I think we can all agree that for me to review this collection, I have to use it. Is that fair to say? This video is me doing just that, using it. I know I have porcelain skin. That's why I went for the obvious choice, the lightest one. To some of you, my final look still looks like a heavy contour. To some extent, I agree. While I do like the final look, this would not be a go to look for me. This did, however, perform beautifully and is a fantastic contour for those of you that aren't SNOW white or like a heavy contour (which, again, isn't a crime). 

As I'm sure is quite obvious at this point, someone left a comment on this video that read, "Your contour and blush look way too heavy on your pale skin. Like a stripe of mud hun or a bruise. Not trying to be mean at all. I just don't think those colors are for you." If you take it on its face, it's respectful, constructive criticism by someone with a differing opinion, and that's fine. I haven't pasted it as I don't mean to call this person out, take a shot back at them, or anything like that. I bring it up so you have an idea of the comments that I get. This is, by far, on the more polite and respectful side of them. Some are just attacks. To think someone got so worked up about my personal makeup choices. I'm actually kind of honored by it. Little ol' me? What I put on my face took you THERE? You must really care what I think. It BOTHERS you. lol 

Anyway, again, this is just an example of an opinion (something welcome on the channel), and while respectful (at least "ish"), it's nudging me toward a change. It's not just "agree to disagree." Check this out. Here is another comment, same video, but this is what a differing opinion looks like when it's delivered as "agree to disagree." Flattery about the video aside (not the point),  this comment has an opinion in it, one that isn't trying to get ME to change. "Fantastic video! I'm not much of a blush fanatic!" Do you see the difference? I get comments like this all the time. People have preferences. It's awesome to be YOU, and I would never want to take that from you OR make you feel "lesser than" for having that opinion. In fact, if you're going to the video looking for that comment, it's not there, and this is why I deleted it. I don't want someone that is looking at my makeup and loving it to come across that comment and then second guess herself and not pursue it because she doesn't want to be met with that kind of negativity out in the world. That is not what my channel is about. It's supposed to empower you, and while fairly respectful (at face value), there is nothing empowering about that comment. I hope that makes sense. 

 

I urge people on this channel to get out of their comfort zones and try something new to see if it is for them. That's empowering. That's not forcing them or telling them they aren't good enough for not having the guts to grow. It's not making them feel small for still liking what they have done their whole lives. It's encouraging them to see if maybe there is something else out there that might make them feel even better than their current routine does. Some people just need a little encouragement, and there is nothing wrong with that. Caution has its place too. I just mean it from a, "Try it because you never know" standpoint. THEN make up YOUR mind as to what works best for YOU. Me personally, I wouldn't have 90% of my favorites if I hadn't broken out of my comfort zone. That being said, I have tried plenty of products while outside of my comfort zone that were SO not for me. Does that make sense?

Anyway, thanks for reading, and if I sent you this link, this is not a 

For real. I promise! Well, unless you were being a %#&!@, I suppose. lol So take a minute and have an honest moment with yourself, I guess. I mean, maybe that is what I'm saying 🤷🏼‍♀️😬 Rather, this is intended to answer your comment with a thorough reply of why I do what I do. I hope that cleared it up. As always, thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed it and got something from it. Have an amazing rest of the day/night!

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