I mean, it’s not anything serious like blindness or perpetual allergies. Nothing like that, but it’s a little trying when you can’t do simple things like getting an even thick line over it. You see, my eyes are of a typical Asian hoodedness. However, they fold quite differently, like so:
As you can see, the folds are uneven. Which is, I suppose, fine for general eyelining and such:
But when I want to wear a cat-eye or a thick Korean-inspired line, shit ensues and I look like an asshole who can’t do her own makeup.
I just thickened the line by adding another line on top of the existing one, and check out how it looks like when my eyes are open.
Yikes. Asshole alert. I tried lining my wonky eye while it’s open, but while it looks good and even when my eyes are open…
I turn into a stupid face when I blink! That’s literally how much thicker of a line I need to draw on one eye just so that they match when my eyes are open.
I suppose I can’t close my eyes and blink if I want to wear eyeliner. But what is the priority here? Comfort or thick eyeliner? I think you all know my answer to that. (Just like how you all know how much I do not care about my hair. Oops.)
So, when a reader, Jenn, asked why I rarely lined my eyes or curled my lashes (different story), it really has more to do with it will look more wrong than anything. I agree that a little eyeliner and mascara would elevate most of my eye looks so much more, but it’s a little hard to experiment with eye looks when you can’t ever get them to look even. Ever! Which is why I rely on eyeshadow and a little eyeliner definition very, very close to my lashes.
Anyway. I’m not sure if anyone else noticed how differently my eyes are shaped before I pointed it out, but there you go! My hideousness. LOL, JK. I’m quite okay with it now. It was a little source of insecurity before, but I grew up and got over it. And then there’s always makeup. 🙂
Are there any insecurities you had when you were younger that you don’t really care about now? Share them here! Only if you want to. 🙂