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10-day makeup challenge : day 5

February 23, 2015

Today’s challenge was to use just one eyeshadow, and boy was it a challenge for me! I’m the kind of person who regularly blends 5 different eyeshadows into a single colour that I already own, and then lies to herself about how different it looks. Not today.

Because I didn’t want it to look flat, I chose a metallic taupe (3rd from the bottom left in my Coastal Scents Revealed Palette palette) that would reflect light differently on different parts of my eye – brighter on the lid and darker in the shadows of my brow bone.


To get the intense metallic colour on my lid, I first applied the eyshadow wet, patting it on with a dense damp brush. Then I took the same colour and used it dry to blend out the edges with a fluffy crease brush.

I’m not sure I’ll have the restraint to do this ever again – I love playing with different eyeshadows too much! – but using a single metallic colour wet and dry is a pretty good trick for creating a glam look in a hurry. With a flick of eyeliner, I think this would have been the easiest evening look ever.


Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

Bare Minerals blush in Lovely

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
Lancome Hypnose Mascara

MAC eyeshadow in Mystery

Sephora Lustre Matte Lip Colour in Fig

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