I originally bought Souffle Touch Blush from Essence and wanted to use it on my cheeks and on my lips, but I didn't like the product so much, and the total price was 18 €. I ended up using E.l.f. lipstick for 1,70 € on my lips and as a blusher instead. You have to work with what you have ;).
And I haven't used any of this products before this challenge, just the lipstick.
Firstly, I applied Essence liquid foundation all over my face. It's applies smoothly, it gives light coverage. Because I didn't buy concealer for this challenge, I decided to use an eyeshadow base as a concealer, because it's matt and I can say it worked pretty well as a concealer, although I think it is little bit to dark for my skin. I applied it on my under eye bags, on imperfections on my face and on my eyelids as a base for shadow.
With smokey eye brush I applied brownish eyeshadow all over my eyelid, crease and on my lower lash line as well. The other side of the brush is angled, so I used that side and mascara as an eyeliner and slightly winged it out. I just put some mascara on the brush and lined just my upper lash line and little bit on my lower as well. Applied mascara and filled in my eyebrows with eyebrow pencil. I used E.l.f. lipstick on my lips and stained my cheeks a little bit with it.
Here are the products I used with prices:
- Essence Clear & Matt make-up oil-free liquid foundation 01 Porcelain 3,49 €
- Essence I <3 stage eyeshadow base 2,69 €
- Essence Get it Big! Lashes mascara 2,49€
- Catrice Smokey eyes brush (double sided) 2,89 €
- Essence Eyebrow designer 04 Blonde 1,69 €
- Essence eyeshadow 09 Get ready! 1,89 €
- E.l.f. lipstick (pink shade) 1,70 €
Total: 16,84 €
Here is the finished look:
I think the final look came out quite good, although I really missed setting my foundation with powder, my face felt kinda sticky from all those creamy products. And an eyeshadow could be blended a little bit more above the crease. The two sided smokey eye brush worked really well, however I'm not the biggest fan of double sided brushes because I cannot store them in my brush holder and usually forget about them (but they become handy when you travel). Speaking of traveling, you could take just a mascara and an angled brush and you can achieve winged liner without using eyeliners! I don't know if it works well with every mascara though.
The best product from this whole look I think I would have to chose an eye primer, it's like a magnet for your shadow. Even an eyeshadow is not bad quality! (I will probably depot it and put it in my Z palette, because I don't find single shadows really handy). Mascara gives you a really nice volume, although I had to apply several coats. And eyebrow pencil gives a little waxy feel to my brows, which is not a bad thing, because it keeps them in place longer.
What do you think about this look?? Do you like it? Have you ever used your eye primer as a concealer, lipstick as blush and mascara as a liner? I sometimes use lipstick as blush, it was the first time for the other two products :)
Now I would like you to do this tag!! :)
Sara from Passing Fancy
Sandra from The puzzle of Sandra's life
Christine from Makeup, Beauty & Fashion
V. from Gone2RehabBRB
Biba from Biba's Beauty Corner
and all other beautiful lovely ladies who would love to do this tag ;)
Have a lovely day,