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Beauty Techniques I Want To Perfect This Year

Beauty Techniques I Want To Perfect This Year | A Girl, Obsessed

Sometimes I feel like being a beauty blogger comes with a stigma that we’re supposed to know everything when it comes to beauty, makeup, and application techniques. If I’m being completely honest, there are actually quite a few beauty-related things that I’ve yet to perfect, but that’s something I’d really like to change this year. There are a few beauty techniques that I’m not the greatest at, and my goal is to practice them like crazy over the next few months until I get them just right.


Contouring has always been one of those things that I’m okay at, but I’ve never felt super confident with my skills. I’m not too bad at contouring the sides of my face because my cheekbones are already so pronounced, but I’d really like to get better around my forehead and especially my nose. One thing I’ve found that’s really helped is finding a contour product that’s more cool-toned. A lot of people use bronzers which are actually for adding warmth, so these tend to have an orange cast to them. When contouring, what you’re wanting to mimic is shadows so you’ll get a more realistic look when you use a cool-toned product.

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Lip Liner

I’m horrible at lining my lips. I don’t know if it’s because my top lip is naturally thin or if maybe my lips are uneven, but it’s just never been something I’ve been good at. I’ve watched so many tutorials on Youtube so I think I just need more practice to get it right, but if you guys have any tips for properly using lip liner, I would greatly appreciate your help.

False Lashes

Towards the end of last year, I tried wearing false lashes for the first time and I really like how they made my eyes look. They only lasted about an hour before they started unsticking and peeling off though, so I definitely need to perfect my application technique. I’m a little confused about a few things… Am I supposed to use a tiny amount of glue? A thicker strip of it? Do the lashes need to stick to my eyelids or to my actual lashes? Clearly I need some help with this, haha.


The last beauty technique I’d like to perfect this year is blending. I know this isn’t a particularly difficult thing to do, but it’s something I’ve always felt I was a little lacking in. From all of the advice that I’ve read, you can never blend too much so I think I just need to take a little extra time to blend out my eye makeup when I’m applying my makeup.

Are there any beauty techniques you’d like to perfect?












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  • Hanifa

    Alright, this post really inspires me to learn more. I have some more points to be fixed like eyebrows and ombre lips. This will be challenging.

    February 8, 2018 at 3:04 am Reply
  • Prettiful Blog

    False lashes is definitely something I would love to perfect too! Mine never apply to the right place, irritate my eye and fall off within minutes!


    February 8, 2018 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Demilade

    I really want to learn how to fix lashes , I tried them for the first time not too long ago and I loved how they looked. I also want to learn about eyeshadow, I completely suck when it comes to that. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    February 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Personally I’ve found the Benefit Hoola Lite to be absolutely life changing when it comes to contouring – I’ve used the ordinary Hoola for years but never realised quite how orange it looks before trying the Lite. It casts the perfect shadow as well as adding warmth to my face – would highly recommend!

    February 10, 2018 at 7:12 am Reply
  • Cindy

    I’m definitely working on my eyeshadow game because I am absolute crap at it. I’ve adjusted my stash accordingly and cut back on purchasing eyeshadows because I know I won’t get good use out of them. I’m also working on applying false eyelashes better as well! Some people make it seem so easy to do, and I’m sure it’s just one of those practice makes perfect kind of things.

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    February 10, 2018 at 3:20 pm Reply
  • Sharni

    I’ve never tried false lashes before but I think this year is the year to include them in my routine!

    Sharni xo

    February 11, 2018 at 12:34 am Reply
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