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£20 Makeup Challenge

I thought I'd attempt the £20 makeup challenge. I believe that it is an adaption of the American $20 makeup challenge, for us in the Uk. I've seen other bloggers and youtubers convert the $20 to the actual pound equivalent (roughly £13 by the conversion rate), but I think that I wouldn't have as much selective freedom. I wanted to a small variety of brands; not what is just the cheapest. 

When I set out to do this challenge I thought that I'd face major problems. I'm one of these people who ruminate over every decision, 'Is this a necessity, though?' or 'If I buy this, do I still need this?' are some of my typical thoughts.

I started with products for my face. I picked up the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain. I had previously tries this foundation, and really enjoy it. It's lightweight and a sheer-to-medium finish; giving me an even skin-tone whilst some of my natural freckles show through. On my cheeks I used Collection Blush in Cheeky. I had no need for brushes so I used three fingers to lightly tap and blend the colour on. I gave a nice pinky natural flush to my cheeks. It was very subtle which was good because any more pigmentation and the lack of a brush would have become plenty obvious.

For my eyes, I picked up the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette. I had a great range of pinky taupe shades as well as a double ended eye-shadow applicator. I mixed the three highlighted shades for a shimmery taupe eye look, and used the first as the highlight for the inner eye corner and browbone. All blending was done using a mixture of the eye-shadow applicator and my fingers. I used the Awesome Lash in Black, also from Makeup Revolution. It gave my lashes so much length and definition. I have naturally quite curled eyelashes which meant that I had no need for eyelash curlers.

Lastly I picked up the Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream in Cotton Candy. To be honest I just picked this over anything else because I'd been dying to pick up a new matte lip product. It is very smooth and totally doesn't dry out the lips.

There were several products that I decided would not be absolutely essential to the look I was creating. I have pretty thick brows naturally so there was no need to fill them in. I used some extra foundation if I needed extra coverage. The foundation stays pretty matte depending on what I'm doing throughout the day. 

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation 010 Light Porcelain - £4.99
Collection Blush Cheeky - £2.99
Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette - £4.00
Makeup Revolution Awesome Lash Black  - £3.00
Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream Cotton Candy - £2.99

Total - £17.97

I had so much fun with this look; I may have to do another in the future but creating a totally different look. Perhaps actually doing the $20 version when I'm in Florida next month. I'd love to know if anyone attempts the challenge; leave me links!

Louise x x

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