I Wore One Makeup Product for a Week and Here’s What Happened
I have to be honest here — I don’t really like makeup. Sure, I can admire a cool mermaid highlight and appreciate a good cult beauty brand. In fact, I used to wear makeup almost every single day. But somewhere along the way I got what some might call… lazy. The au naturale, makeup-free life seemed to suit me. So after doing a week-long t-shirt challenge, style editor Zoey challenged me to use only one makeup product for five days. I thought it would be a piece of cake, but boy, was I wrong. Read on to experience my cringe-worthy five-day makeup challenge — and please hold your laughter until the end.
The Product:Tarte Double Duty Beauty Eye & Cheek Palette in Courage ($28)
Day 1: I chose to use a combo of the shades Rosy Outlook and Lucky Penny as a highlighter and blush from the palette. I really had to cake on the product in order for it to show up on my face, but once it showed, I was really happy with the result. I found that it worked better as a highlighter than a blush, which is nice for a generally natural look. Overall, not too bad of a first day.
Day 2: Alright, please don’t laugh at me. Laugh with me. For day two, I went for a risky frosted lip look inspired by Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century — because I am a ’90s girl at heart. In reality, it looked pretty stupid and I took it off before leaving the house. Hey, I said I would be 100% honest. On the bright side, maybe it’ll work for a Halloween look.
Day 3: On day three, I used Rosy Outlook as an eyeliner to add a subtle upgrade to my everyday look. After the unfortunate mess that was day two, I wanted to tone it down a bit (read: a lot). The effect was a little light but understated enough for my tastes. I would try it again.
Day 4: By day four, I realized I probably should’ve chosen one of the darker shades in the palette, but I charged ahead and decided to try using Lucky Penny on my brows. I’ve been in the process of growing them out since seeing Cara Delevingne slay in Paper Towns last summer. I am well aware they are a hot mess. This really wouldn’t have looked too bad in one of the darker shades, but I did like the more filled-in brow look.
Day 5: For day five, I decided I’d had enough innovation and just used the shadow for its intended purpose. Not too exciting, but you could say I was ready to be done.
Overall, it was a fun little experiment that I’d recommend for both girls who love makeup and those who don’t. The worst that can happen is you have a good laugh.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!