Beauty Face of the Day

10-day makeup challenge: day 3

February 21, 2015

Today was all about blush, which was really a challenge for me because it’s really not something I’m very good with. My face is naturally more pink than the rest of me, so blush is something that’s always been a bit iffy on my face. In fact, until very recently I only owned one blush: Bare Minerals in Lovely, which I’d use super sparingly (if at all).

I’ve been trying to push myself out of my comfort zone lately, so this was a fun experiment.


I started with a cream blush, blended out with a brush. It looked suitably pink to me, but clearly I have no gauge on this whatsoever because it failed to show up in any of the test shots I took with my phone.

I ended up heaping powdered blush on over top to intensify the hue, and was genuinely surprised at how much I needed to apply for it to show up in photos. Now I understand why I’ve never finished a blush in my life!

Cle de Peau Beauté Concealer
Too Faced Primed and Poreless Loose Powder to set

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Watery Cheek in Red
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush

MAC Eye Kohl in Power Surge around my top and bottom lashes
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash eyeshadow in Beige all over my lid
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Blonde in the crease
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake dabbed on as a stain

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