When it Comes to Makeup, Practice Makes Perfect

When I meet new people, this question is inevitably asked:

“What do you do?”

That can be complicated to answer. I do a lot of things. Usually, in addition to saying I’m a writer in general, I mention this place, Makeup Files. I created this blog almost 7 years ago, and I’m very proud of it.

I’ve seen a trend in responses though. When I say that I’m a beauty blogger, women will invariably say something like…

“Oh wow, that’s cool. I’m so terrible at makeup, I don’t even bother. I wish I could do something like that, but I’m just terrible.”

But, here’s the thing—no one is born being good at makeup. Everyone has to start somewhere.

When it Comes to Makeup, Practice Makes PerfectYou’ve heard the adage: Practice Makes Perfect. It’s usually said to children who get frustrated at their subpar piano-playing or people who are learning a new sport. It applies to makeup, though, too! The more you do it, the better you’ll be.

“Practice makes perfect” applies to me, too.

Learning is a forever kind of thing. Rather than “Practice makes perfect,” it should really be “Practice makes better.” There’s always room for improvement.

Speaking of which, let’s take an embarrassing look into the past:

Practice Makes Perfect: FOTD Before and AfterOn the left is a picture from my very first Face of the Day post here on Makeup Files in October, 2008. On the right is my most recent FOTD from January, 2015.

You can see the difference, right?

I was a beauty blogger in both of those pictures. I just happen to be a lot better at it now. I’m better at makeup. I’m better at taking pictures of said makeup. Imagine how much better I’ll be in another 7 years.

With practice, I got better. And so can you!

What would you like to get better at?

What aspect of makeup would you like to see improvement in? Is there anything you’ve always wanted to try, but didn’t because you didn’t know where to start?

Try it out today! You won’t get good at it until you try.

Let’s chat about it in the comments!



  1. Fun to see the difference!

  2. Great post! I cringe at the looks I first posted on my blog too. But we all get better with practice. 🙂

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