I think even when we find ourselves loving beauty Youtubers or Bloggers, it can get a bit repetitive and aggravating to have people that even you enjoy tell you certain things. I’m not a beauty blogger or makeup artist. I’m not even a Youtuber. I’m just someone who casually enjoys wearing makeup from time to time. I’m not even what one would call an aficionado of makeup anymore. But as a way to relax, I enjoy watching and reading beauty content. It just so happens that whenever I do run across these things on Youtube/Blogs or in real life, it really gets my eyes rolling. These are just a few things and my reasons why.
This Foundation Brush is Totally Pointless: This is more of a pet peeve than anything. Remember the good old foundation brush that was once a staple in our foundation routine? Since buffing brushes and such came into the makeup scene, everyone acts like those foundation brushes should be discontinued. Anytime I hear someone say that I can’t help but roll my eyes. Not just because of my personal reasons. But also because I still see makeup artists use them all the time for base products.
I personally get the very irritated skin if I use a fluffy or dense blending brush from any brand. My cheeks and forehead become red and inflamed. Sponges are a risk for me. So I can’t use those that much either. The paddle brush takes a bit more time. But it does blend it into the skin if you just take your time.
Full Face Instagram Glam Makeup: This isn’t a lot of YouTubers or bloggers. I’m not throwing a blanket statement on the beauty community. But I’ve gotten a look of disbelief from people in Sephora for not wearing full coverage foundation, contour or other makeup items. Not once. But twice. I’ve also had that vibe from certain people online that if you didn’t do certain things, there is that disapproval.
I understand the purpose of all makeup items. But no one said you have to use them all or all at once. Even when my skin was at its worst I had a full face of makeup I feel just as shitty. Some of us just don’t feel comfortable with it. The fact I not only got looks but also a nasty tone from two sales people, almost made me want to stop shopping in stores altogether. It’s been two years now. But I still get that vibe from a lot of people of “You must use contour”. Three simple words. “No. I. Don’t.” I don’t care if anyone else does it. It’s fun to watch other people do it. But I’m not feeling that obligation.
The Anti-SPF Crew: I hear this a lot. “I would wear SPF but it makes me look really pale in photos.” I understand a lot of people do their work through social media now. So when you’re on Instagram you want to look good. I get it. But some people avoid using sun protection all together on a daily basis because they want to be selfie-ready. Am I the only one who finds it a bit unsettling that some people say this to a lot of impressionable people?
I understand that people can think for themselves and make their own choices. But the people I’ve overheard conversations about how people feel they look “sick” in photos if they wear sun protection. So they choose not to wear it. Pale or not, sun protection is important. I am admittedly a bit disturbed by the fact that some people will value their selfies over their own health. This isn’t something I feel like should be dismissed at all.
Maybe I’m being a bit over sensitive. But I think it’s important to highlight these problems that I’m noticing. If it were a bit milder I wouldn’t have much of an issue with it. But these issues have felt rather arrogant and thoughtless whenever I have experienced it and at times witnessed it on Youtube and Blogs. Again, this is not meant to make blanket statements over the entire beauty community. This is just what I’ve witnessed from a small number of people on the internet and experienced in real life.