Saturday, July 21, 2012

$20 Makeup Challenge!


Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share the $20 Makeup Challenge tag. The concept is simple since it's basically just as the title implies. You get 20 bucks to complete an entire makeup look from start to finish using products purchased with only $20 before taxes including all primers, base, color makeup, and tools like lash curlers or brushes.

Since I usually like to mix drugstore and department store makeup, it was definitely a challenge to use not only drugstore products, but the less expensive drugstore products to boot! Many people don't realize that even a drugstore foundation can cost $10-$15, plus I didn't want to skimp on a full-on look that I could leave the house in.

Did I complete the challenge? Click below to see!



PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

$1.00 ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (similar Maybelline/Revlon)
$1.00 ELF Eyelash Curler (similar under $5 Forever 21/Maybelline/Cover Girl)
$3.04 Wet & Wild Mega Length Waterproof Mascara (my fav drugstore mascaras here/volume here)
$1.00 ELF Natural Lash Kit Lashes (similar natural lashes)
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$18.18 total ($1.82 under the limit! :)

ON ME:

Necklace is from Ebay
Nail Polish is Eyeko Coral Polish

I had a lot of fun trying out a bunch of new products including ELF which I hadn't previously tried before. Wet & Wild is a brand that I've enjoyed for a while, but discovered their lipstick to be super long lasting and gorgeous as well! Unfortunately there were also a couple bombs for me like the Milani concealer which broke me out big time the next day and the ELF Clarifying Powder which was actually not bad (it has surprisingly good coverage) but didn't match my skintone.

Truth be told, this challenge reaffirms my belief that most eye and lip products from the drugstore can be just as good as something you'd find high end, but for face products I still prefer mid-to-high-end products since the quality and ability to color-match before buying does seem to improve from the cheapest of drugstore offerings. 

Hope you enjoyed the tag and I'd love to see what you come up with for your $20 challenge. I tag everyone reading this! Feel free to leave a link in the comments down below. :)




31 comments:

  1. Something about that lip colour on you really intrigues me! I love it! :D

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  4. You look amazing, as usual! It sucks, though, that you broke out for the challenge! :(

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  5. i love this vid! I really wanted to try to do one but Revlon foundation itself in my country costs almost $20. hahaa. Maybe I'll post a link to this entry if I ended up doing one. :D

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  6. that lipsticks look so pretty on you!! really enjoyed this video!

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  7. Sometimes it's not about the make up it's how you apply it. Good job jen!

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  8. I love that drugstore brands have totally been stepping up their makeup game as of late! I'm actually a huge fan of Revlon's lip butters and their Grow Luscious eyeliner! And Maybelline's Lash Blast mascaras are a firm favorite. However, I'm with you on mid-to-high brands for skin products, and I'll use NARS Orgasm/Laguna blush/bronzer and both Naked palettes forever (unless there are awesome drugstore alternatives to both that I don't know about?).

    Looking gorgeous as always!

    xoxo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  9. I love the look:) It looked pretty even to me!

    xoxo-Laila

    http://townhousepalette.blogspot.com/

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  10. Really nice makeup
    you did a great job!

    Trends I Love
    Easy Heatless Curls
    I appreciate your feedbacks :)

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  11. You look awesome Jen and I enjoy watching all of your tutorials and videos :) I love those hair clips that you use to keep the hair away from your face. Where do you purchase those?

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  12. Great video!

    www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow! I hope I can try that sometime. :) You look pretty btw!

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  14. Smokin Hot Pink is one of my favorite lipsticks! I love bright matte lipsticks and the WnW Megalast formula is AMAZING! My absolute favorite lipstick is Red Velvet (sorry dear mac and chanel....) and other faves from the line are Purty Persimmon and Stoplight Red. Red velvet is TO DIE FOR.

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  15. The link for your Victoria Secret tee doesn't work. Do you mind updating it? Love it!

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  16. Nice make up you look amazing :)

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  17. You look beautiful as always and great work on completing the challenge! Unfortunately it's basically impossible to complete it here in Australia since everything is so expensive... A Maybelline mascara is already around $20 rrp! :(

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  18. Love it, Jen!!!! ^^ Please do something like this more. It's really fun watching how you can do a pretty make-up look with only $20. Love you! <3

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  19. love it! ok i am going to give this a try next week :D

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  20. Very inspiring, keep up the great work! :)

    www.bycerrie.blogspot.com.au

    x

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  21. The lipstick looks really good on you! I might have to go check it out :)

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  22. That's amazing Jen spend only 20$ and also got a nice make up. So challenge!

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  23. You look so pretty in this lipstivk color!!

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  24. Hi! I just read your hidrocor mel review and recently ordered a pair but now have found out that they have changed the opacity. Since you have dark brown eyes similar to mine i was wondering if you were wearing the new or old color or have tried the new color. The rumor is that you can barely tell a difference with the new hidrocor mels :( Thanks for the info in advance!!

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  25. Nice blog !!

    http://christellegblog.blogspot.fr/

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  26. Wow, that's very impressive!

    http://www.stainedpalette.com/

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  27. The lip color, like everyone else has been saying, looks great on you :)

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  28. It looks great! Please check out my blog: theglambitious.blogspot.com

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  29. just found your blog through your youtube channel! SO helpful! LOVE all of your videos. thanks for sharing your secrets with the rest of us !

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  30. hii jen so I am Asians eyes like its more the color of my skin is medium yellow, a color is not defined
    then wanted to know the tones that I can use?

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