14 Things You Only Know If You’re In Love With Makeup

Taking pride in your makeup is a prerequisite for most females these days. (Show us one city-dwelling, twenty-something that doesn’t do a half dece job on herself).

But reaching a level of cosmetic artistry *so* beautiful, that random girls are asking you for tips in the club toilets = real skills.

For most of us, however, we just love doing makeup for the hell of it.

There’s nothing quite like the soft, swish of a synthetic duo-fibre brush across a subtly-shimmering cheek. 

Or the process of transforming yourself from a solid 9 to a solid…9 (#Foreveronfleek).
 

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We might even enjoy contouring, blending and highlighting more than… eating? 

Ok, ok, so the two are on par – but here’s 15 things you only know if you love makeup (and that you can’t do with pizza btw).


1. Makeup means faking it in more ways than one…

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2. …And you know how to pull off the ‘no makeup makeup’ look SO well, that you scoff when people compliment your ‘natural’ beauty


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3. You talk of Bobbi, Charlotte, Laura and Estee in breathless ecstasy as if they were your signficant other…

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4. But it’s feline flicks and high pigmentation which gets you VERY hot under the collar.


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5. You also sacrifice affection for contour… on the reg.

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6. Which means you sometimes think that you’ll die alone – but at least you’ll look damn good doing it AND you’ll have brought joy to others.>
 

 

7. You know that good makeup inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime – from man or beast.


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8. Buying a pristine new makeup bag gives you the same feeling buying a new pencilcase at school used to. i.e. unparalleled joy.

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9. Stepping back to admire your face after you’ve finished painting it makes you feel like Leonardo Di Vinci.


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10. Sometimes you look at a stranger’s makeup and find yourself guessing what products are on their face.

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11. Sometimes you (secretly) judge strangers for their makeup because you can’t help it.

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12. If you misplace one brush during your makeup routine, your day is legit ruined.
 

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13. And when you smudge your mascara after blending your eyeshadow you think about calling for medical attention.>
 

14. But when you think about how far you and your makeup have come, you *know* you’re in it for the long haul…>

 

By Georgina Lawton