*updated with winner, below!*
Today's post is all about "doing more with less." For instance, this past weekend I was in Vegas doing more fun with less sleep... but that's for another post. Ahem. Today I thought it fun to "create a makeup look using as few products as possible."
At first I thought I'd do three products: An eyeshadow, lipstick and mascara - then I realized that those three products are typically all I wear and HARDLY impressive grounds for a post, let alone a post about "doing more with less" .... More like, "doing more with medium" which doesn't particularly have the same ring to it.
I decided to come up with an entire makeup look with ONE. PRODUCT. ONLY. DUNDUNDUUUUUUUUUUUUN!
That's right. I like a challenge. A good old-fashioned Mission Impossible.
Cue M:i theme!
It took some late night sketching and serious brain wracking to decide which product would work for eyes, cheeks and lips without looking catastrophic. Finally, after a quick huddle with my associate in makeup fun, I decided to go with "cabernet" eyeshadow from Josie Maran's "Eye Love You" Eyeshadow Palette to use for full-makeup look including eyes, face and lips.
I knew not using mascara would be a challenge because my eyelashes are blonde and very short. I also knew that lipstick would be an issue because there is no moisture in eyeshadow and there is nothing worse than a dry lip. Still. If MacGyver could escape a windowless cell with a piece of string and an idea then OH HELL YES, I could create a wearable look with but a few pinches of
purple "cabernet" eyeshadow dust.
Just call me MakeupGyver, ladies and gentlemen. And now I'm officially mixing and matching my psuedo-classy well-maned action heroes. Oh well.
Theme song #2! Go!
Empowering, that. Anyway. Here's how it all went down.
(unmasked and unedited! My TRUE FACE! HIDE YO KIDS!)
try and hopefully? Maybe? make magic happen!
STEP ONE: EYE SHADOW #1
Apply light layer of cabernet shadow to both lids.
STEP TWO: EYE LINER
Using your trusty eyeliner brush, apply cabernet shadow as eyeliner, above and below eye:
STEP THREE: BLUSH/BRONZE
Use finger (or blush brush) to apply cabernet shadow to apples of cheeks:
STEP FOUR: EYESHADOW #2
Apply (heavier amounts) of cabernet shadow to crease and sides of lid:
STEP FIVE: LIPS
Apply (recently used) lip-brush to shadow before spreading on lips.
Voila! An entire look with ONE cabernet eyeshadow! YES!
And thank you Windows 7 for hooking one lucky GGC reader up with a BRAND NEW WINDOWS 7 PHONE. Woo! Will it be you? Quite possibly so! For eligibility, just tell me in the comments below how YOU do more with less. Contest ends (Monday) November 29th. I will choose one lucky winner then (via random.org). For extended rules and regs go here.
Good luck and happy do-more-with-lessing!
*Updated: Congrats to commenter #80, Ida Mae! You just won yourself a pretty little telephone, lady! Congrats! And thanks to all for participating!*