Practice Makes Perfect

Primer, foundation, concealer, cream contour, powder, setting powder, mascara, eyeliner, strip lashes, lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. Did I forget anything, because that’s a lot! Makeup can be a little overwhelming at times. Some of you might say “forget this shit” altogether — but NOOOO! Don’t give up. Makeup is a beautiful thing. It gives you the power to be as creative as you want to be. Your cream contour stick is like a freaking magic wand. Harry Potter ain’t got shit on us. Put in that work and get to practicing because PRACTICE DOES MAKE PERFECT — or damn close to it! I found my love of makeup simply by watching makeup videos on YouTube. Jaclyn Hill, you are a GOD. After watching a good TWENTY videos, I finally said, “Well, I guess I can give this a try.” And I did.

The first few times, I’m not gonna lie, it looked like shit and my mom will tell you otherwise — but she’s a mom; she’s supposed to lie. After I continued to practice, it wasn’t looking half bad, and then my half bad turned into pretty damn good. Now I’m not the best but I’ve learned to do my makeup the way I like to wear it, a natural look with an overload of highlight.

Now, if you’re reading this and you are still like OH HELLL NO!, but you still want to look done up and feel extra pretty every once in a while, you’re in luck, my friend! There are PLENTY of MUAs (Makeup Artists) out there who would love to have you in their chair. Just head over to your nearest makeup store, whether it’s Sephora, Ulta, or MAC, and book your appointment. Most stores except walk-ins if they aren’t busy. You also have another route, which I prefer, FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST. Screaming YAY. For one, you’ll feel good supporting someone’s business, two, they’re typically cheaper, and three, if I’m being honest and from MY EXPERIENCE, they are better as far as their skills. Freelance MUAs are easy to find: Simply type in your Instagram #(yourcity)MUA and BAM there you have it. You can find one by word of mouth as well if you feel like asking people, but I like the IG way (and that way I can stalk their pictures).

Well, there you go. Another random blog from your girl. Until next time,


Simply Aalyah

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