If you watch YouTube beauty videos, you have likely seen the $20 makeup challenge. I love watching those videos and definitely wanted to try it myself. Instead of going out with $20 to buy new things, I shopped my stash and thought about what areas of my face I wanted to highlight, and decided upon clear and clean skin and my eyes. Keep reading for a list of products and how I used them!
I admit this was difficult to do, not because of the price point, but because of the products I chose! I decided that I wanted to go for a pretty natural look and just highlight my eyes a bit, and multi-tasked with the Wet ‘n’ Wild brow kit ($4). Wow, that was a major mistake! These make excellent brow powders and TERRIBLE eyeshadows! 🙂 They are so stiff and near impossible to blend! Still, they do in a pinch for some depth and dimension. I used the ELF eyelid primer for lasting power ($1) and an ELF spoolie brush to tame my brows ($1). I also used the brow powder on my brows and set them with the ELF clear mascara, which I use daily ($1).
The most expensive product I used is the EcoTools Travel Eyebrush set, which I love. This set is $8 and contains five brushes, which are surprisingly good workhorses! I used the crease brush and the light brown shade in the brow kit to do some light contouring on my cheekbones, jawline, and nose. I also used the larger blending brush and the shading brush to do my “eyeshadow”.
Instead of foundation or powder, I opted to use Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer to cover up redness around my face ($4). I finished the look with ELF Liquid Lipstick in the shade Baby Lips ($1). I like these liquid lipsticks and have been wearing this one a lot over MAC Subculture lip liner (which I did not use here of course).
Finished face and product breakdown:
EcoTools Travel Eyebrush Set- $8
Wet ‘n’ Wild Eyebrow Kit- $4
ELF Eyelid Primer- $1
ELF Clear Mascara- $1
ELF Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips- $1
ELF Spoolie- $1
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer $4
Grand total: $20
What I learned: I can’t live without my face powder, and that I should really use Glamoflauge more often than I do- it is a great concealer!
This was actually really fun and I will likely try it again.
I currently have a YouTube video uploading about this look…I’ll update this post with the link when it is finished! 🙂 It’s done! Check it out here.