Things Never Go Well When I Start Doing My Makeup Before __________ Happens

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Talk to me!

Talk to me!

Oh, where to start??

Things never go well when I start doing my makeup before coffee happens, because hello! — I’m officially not awake until about 10:30…regardless of when I physically get out of bed. ๐Ÿ™‚


Seriously, though, clean brushes. That’s my real answer. I’m pretty good about washing my brushes now (almost always daily), but that’s only because I learned the hard way that dirty brushes equals muddy blending. I like to have clean brushes because blending for me is hard enough as it is, and I need all the help I can get.

Let’s see…what else?

Ah! Primer. When I don’t start with primer, it all goes to sh*t. Primer just seems to make everything that comes after it apply more smoothly and makes things easier to blend. It’s a step I never (almost never) skip.

Your turn, babe. How would you finish the following sentence: Things never go well when I start doing my makeup before __________ happens.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Agata says:

    Your turn, babe. How would you finish the following sentence: Things never go well when I start doing my makeup before __________ happens.

    Hmm, yes, coffee would be an obvious choice! Other than that, I think when I am in a hurry, things don’t go too well.

    Speaking of primers, what’s your current favorite? (doing research for the wedding still :))

    Happy Friday, it’s gotta be a good day- work will be over in 20 mins, the sun is shining, hubby is coming home tonight!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata!

      Primer for eyes or for the skin? I’ve got a few — let me know which one you’re looking for. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yay, and TGIF! What will you be doing after work?

      • Agata says:

        For the skin. I have a few primers but I almost out of every one of them. Preferably something pore blurring and mattifying maybe?

        I am going for a walk in a moment to get some candy, lol. PMS approaching and I am craving chocolate! Lol After that I think I am going to practice some purple makeup looks for the said wedding.
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        • Karen says:

          I’ve been using a combo of MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance and Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Foundation Primer and liking it a lot. I do Prep + Prime all over the face, then Smashbox on my cheeks, nose and around my mouth. After that, a layer of Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide. I really like how it this combo photographs and looks in real life, and it does a great job of minimizing pores and matting down the skin. If you need extra oil control you can always do a loose powder on top, but I usually skip that step. Let me know if you need any additional recs!

          Enjoy your walk! And if you get a Snickers take a bite for me. Mmm, caramel!

          • Agata says:

            Thanks for the recs! I wish primers weren’t so expensive! I could probably get a sample of the Smashbox at Sephora but I don’t think Mac makes samples, right?I wish I lived around the block to sneak in and borrow your makeup ๐Ÿ™‚
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          • BooBooNinja says:

            Agata, MAC will make you a sample. Ask nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Andromeyda says:

    Lotion Happens OMG I have super dry skin and I am acne prone so with out a proper moisturizer I am a dry flaking crusty mess by 8 lol (I wake up for work at five) so Moisturizer is one of those steps I can not skip.

  3. Tulipthecat says:

    Hmmmm……I would have to say before Tulip the cat bumps my arm or climbs on me while I’m doing my makeup. Another would be when I get mascara everywhere….

  4. Kim says:

    Sadly, my makeup routine is so short and boring that the results are always the same. So, instead of filling in the blank, I’m going to gush about your Halloween graphic. I’m a sucker for black cats and pumpkins. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And if I forgot to already say this: Happy Friday!!

  5. Estefania says:

    Things never go well if I start doing my makeup before….. happens.
    Eye cream! My lids get super dry and flaky. I need hella moisture. Also, clean brushes. Nothing irritates me more than trying to buff in foundation with a dirty brush!

  6. Shayna says:

    Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your pumpkin and the black cat ๐Ÿ™‚

    Things never go well if I do my make up before I’m fully awake, being rushed or if there is an appt I don’t really want to go to so I put off applying my make up until the last minute ๐Ÿ™ Also, if I forget to splash cold water on my face to minimize the pores a bit after my shower they look huge!!!!!! Actually, they look like craters on the moon…LOL

    I really need to consider using a face primer. I always use a primer for my eye..other wise I look like a raccoon because of my year round allergies. But, I’ve never used an face primer and as I age my pores have gotten larger. Of course, the easy way to fix that would be to go and have a few sessions with the woman who did some microdermabrasion for me several years ago when I wanted to get rid of quite a few scars from having had shingles on the right side of my face and neck. It worked on the scars, gave me a healthy glow and minimized the pores. Oh, she didn’t just do the right side of my face she did my entire face, neck and decolletage. I don’t think the decolletage was necessary but, that’s the way she did it and it didn’t cost any more than what I really wanted face and neck. But, it’s so darn expensive I think a a good face primer would be a better idea.

  7. Erin says:

    Sometimes I forget to moisturize. I almost always get a million phone calls whenever I’m getting ready for anything! Pisses me off and get unset foundation all over mah phone! Luckily I have enough boob to go hands free on speaker phone ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Oh yeah, I definitely need my primers as well! No primer equals a not-so-flawless make-up application.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Beauty and the geek | An Alice in Wonderland-themed make-up look

  9. Bambi says:

    Things never go well when I start doing my makeup before caffeine/moisturizer happens! Without those two, my makeup is just a hot mess lol!
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  10. Rachel P. says:

    Things never go well when I start doing my makeup before warmth happens. I am someone who is pretty much always cold, and it takes me about a year to get out of bed in the morning- especially in the fall and winter, when my room is ice cold and sometimes I forget to turn my space heater on the night before. Not only am I half asleep in front of the mirror, but my fingers are so stiff from cold, I can barely hold my makeup brushes steady! A fluffy warm robe usually does the trick to get the blood flowing to my extremities again!

  11. zFashionizta says:

    Nothing ever goes well for me if I do not have my coffee (I also have to be sipping it during the makeup application).
    I have really dry skin so if I do not use my cover FX primer its a dry splotchy mess.

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