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10 day makeup challenge: day 2

February 20, 2015

Today’s challenge was “Gilded Lids” – perfect for the first day of Chinese New Year. In keeping with tradition, I try to use new things for CNY. Almost everything I’d been stockpiling for the occasion was rose gold, so it all worked out pretty well!


This was my first time using Stila’s Magnificent Metals foiled eyeshadow. I’d been curious about them for a long time now, but just couldn’t get over how chunky and uneven the product looked both in the pan and swatched. Plus the mixing solution and palette just seemed really gimmicky and unnecessary.


When I got a sample-sized version of Kitten however – sans mixing accoutrements – I figured I’d give it a fair chance. I applied it dry with my fingers (just patting it on top of my base colour) and was impressed with how glittery it was.


That said, there are tons of glittery eyeshadows out there so I’ll need to experiment more with this to see what makes it special. I’ll likely be breaking it out again day 10 of this challenge.


Products used:

Innisfree Jejubija Anti-Trouble BB cream
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Powder
HG Ambient Lighting Powders in Ethereal, Mood and Dim

Lucy Minerals Glow Blush

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette
Ardency Inn Modster eyeshadow in Rose Gold
Stila Magnificent Metals eyeshadow in Kitten
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

MAC eyeshadow in Mystery

Revlon lipgloss in Bellini (out of stock everywhere, but try this instead)

Now that the challenge is over, here’s a recap of all the looks I did over the last 10 days and links to the individual challenge posts with product information.


1. Bright Red Lips // 2. Gilded Lids // 3. Sweet Cheeks // 4. Retro Winged Liner // 5. Use Only 1 Eyeshadow // 6. Glowing Skin // 7. A Touch of Purple // 8. Smoked-out Liner // 9. Dark Glossy Lips // 10. Shimmer and Sparkle