547136_10151807858756410_1546024019_nThis weeks challenge was “Glitter” and while I was almost going to take the easy route and do a glitter manicure (I actually did do one for Manicure Monday this week if you want to check that out). I thought “NO!” I’m doing these weekly challenges to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone with my makeup.

While the look may not be too “out there”, it’s not something i’d wear up the street to do the shopping.

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I started using my favourite glittery product which is the Illamasqua Pigment in Ore, but once I’d blended it into the lid with a couple of shades from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Bootycall & Tease) the glitter disappeared and I was left with a “shimmer”. This does not fulfil the brief (I totally got that line from my Project Runway obsession!). To bring a little more sparkle to my lids I went to the rarely touched NYX Pigments section of my makeup collection and chose one of the glitters I have in the shade “Gold” and simply wet it and pressed it on top of my black eyeliner (with an awfully done wing… I’m still practicing/perfecting that!).

The rest of my face was using products from my August Makeup Edit, except for the new kid on the block the Maybelline Color Whisper in Mad for Magenta.


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547136_10151807858756410_1546024019_nThis week I joined a new makeup challenge group created by Omega. Each week is a new challenge and I’m hoping I can manage to participate in each weekly challenge and step out of my makeup comfort zone. If your an Aussie or Kiwi looking to get involved, it’s an open party! You’re welcome to join in the fun.

This week’s theme is “My Favourite Lipstick” and possibly the hardest ever question for me to answer. I had a think about my stash and what I would possibly take as a desert island shade or a shade that I own that makes me smile.

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The answer was Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Melonade (and I’m terrible for using this as my fave as it’s discontinued and hard to find… sorry guys).

I kept the look pretty simple, I’ll be honest it was the makeup I wore to work and being a Monday and having a slight case of “Mondayitis” I went for the most basic of makeup looks using minimal products.  Revlon Melonade is my perfect “wake me up” shade and just brightens my face.

Want to check out the other lovelies response to the challenge? Check out their links below!

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