Poll: What Is The One Product You Have The Most Difficulty Applying?


Ladies, it’s poll time again and this time, I want to know the product you are having the most problem with.

For me, there is definitely room for improvement in blending eyeshadow so if any one of you would like to offer advice/feedback, please leave a comment!
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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I would have voted for fake lashes if I used them often, because I know that I’m absolutely bad at applying them. But my vote goes to mascara, I use it nearly everyday and it always smudges! No matter which one I use.

  2. I have alot of trouble with liquid eyeliner. I’m a fan of a super thin line, and most drugstore brands are too thick for me or too pointy and hurt.

  3. I never know how to do my eyebrows so they look natural. They always look like I’ve done something to them and it doesn’t make me feel comfortable when that happens.
    False eyelashes would have been my second vote though.

  4. bronzer, blush, & highlighting is the hardest to get right. i think bronzers are a little tricky because it can look streaky and it is impossible to blend. also, i can’t figure out exactly where to place it. same goes for blush – i don’t know how to apply it without looking too whorish. help!

    for those who find it difficult to apply eyeshadow, i recommend a good eyelid primer like smashbox and invest in a good eyeshadow brush. and give it plenty of time. rushed eyeshadow is never cute!

  5. i have trouble applying eyeshadow,though i have double eyelids it is very deep that when i open my eyes u cant see the second eyelid…. i mainly focus on eyeliner since that’s the only part u can see unless i look down or close my eyes.

  6. I gave up on foundation. It’s almost impossible for me to get that impeccable, flawless look without looking like I caked it on. :( I used fix+ too, but still I have problems.

  7. I voted for bronzer but the problem I have is using Nars Multiple duo. I have 2 acne scars on my left cheek which ALWAYS stay concealed and somehow when I put the Nars multiple product on it smears away my concealer. I’m probably one of the rare few who are disappointed with this.

  8. i chose eyeshadow-i just cant seem to blend it right or even put it on right-so i usually just end up rubbing it all off or just going with a really really neutral color!! :)

  9. Hey all! Noticed alot of people think false lashes are the hardest to apply! I have a couple tips that always help me.

    #1. Trim the lashes to the size of your eye
    #2. Apply a thin layer of glue to the lashes and WAIT about a minute before place them on the eye. (It makes the glue tackier and less runny so it doesn’t move so much after you place it)
    #3. Try to keep your eyes as stationary as possible (try not to blink) for the next few minutes.

    Hope this helps! =)

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