This month, the "$20 Full Face" challenge has gotten a lot of press on the blogosphere, Makeup Alley, and YouTube. I decided that--since I love cheap-o stuff like woah and have tons of it--I should jump on the bandwagon and give it a shot. The problem is...I've got a looooot of ideas for full faces I can create with $20 worth of makeup. Hence, I've decided to make it a blog series: whenever I feel like doing a $20 face, I'll post the how-to here and attempt to use my webcam to film the step-by-step process.
STEP 1: Screw around for a few hours and drink lots of coffee. The cutesy cup isn't necessary, but it adds elegance to the whole my-computer-is-in-the-dining-room thing, no?
STEP 2: Put on actual clothes, brush your hair, and wash your hands. Ding! We're ready to start with the makeup.
STEP 3: Apply Revlon New Complexion foundation ($8) in shade 01 Ivory Beige all over your face, including your eyelids, your undereyes, and the upper parts of your neck.
STEP 4: Use the left column on the Wet n' Wild Comfort Zone palette ($5) to get a simple gold eye with brown winged liner. Use the top shimmery cream on the inner third of your lid and as a brow highlight. Use the second peachy-gold color on the rest of your lid and blend it through the crease. Then use a tiny amount of the medium brown to darken up your outer corner. Lastly, apply that last dark brown color across the upper lashline. Wing it out as much as you like (I kinda wanted a big wing today, LOL!). Apply a very small amount to the outer half of your lower lashline and soften it up.
STEP 5: Apply some Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing mascara ($3.50) and the La Femme brow and eyeliner pencil ($1.50) in Taupe. Then take a really sucky, not-so-helpful picture.
STEP 6: Get a nice, creamy lipstick and apply it to your lips. I chose the NYX Round lipstick ($2) in Fig, but I was also considering Fire (a pinky red), Power (a light purple-pink), and Louisiana (a hot pink).
STEP 7: Rub some of the lipstick on the back of your hand, then blend it in to your cheeks, focusing primarily on the apples. Take a tiny amount of that light, shimmery cream shadow from the Wet n' Wild Comfort Zone palette and dab it on the tops of your cheeks as a subtle highlight. Notice that your cat is suddenly sitting behind you and make a stupid face at the camera.
In other news, I have updated my blogsale and reduced just about all of the prices for the remaining stuff. I should also have the next round of packages all sent out by Monday, unless something awful happens, like the loss of a particularly valuable limb.