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New CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK THREAD

so im starting a new challenge of the week thread since officegal isn't able to be on BT very much anymore and she asked for someone to start a new one. if you have ideas for challenges please let me know. so far i have:

 

-lipstains ( starting week of june 13th)

-"opposites attract" (use 2 eyeshadows you wouldn't usually wear together) week of june 20th

-double wing eyeliner   week of june 27th

-beauty w/ benefits (completely or mostly wear makeup that is good for your skin, eyes, or lips)week july 4th *you can do red, white and blue eyeshadow if you want*

-brighten up those eyes ( white or any kind of brightening eyeliner or eye shadow) week of july 11th

-purple lipgloss (sheer or bold is your choice) week of july 18th

-be creative (use your imagination maybe draw a heart, flower or star on the corner of your eye with eyeliner. be unique)week of july 25th

-no eyeshadow just mascara (if you have oily lids use a mattifying powder on eyes) week of august 1st

-orange, yellow, or green eyeshadow   week of august 8th

-"just tips" only paint the tips of your nails (color of your choice) week of august 15th

-pink lips (lipstick or lipgloss)week of august 22nd

-bare minimum ( use as little makeup as possible *be your perfect imperfect self*)week of august 29th

-smokey eyes (can be day or night)week of september 5th

-"positivity" spell out a positive or inspiring word on your nail *one letter per nail* week of september 12th

 

if you have ideas please let me know.

 

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Those are great NaturalBeauty! And some very daring!  My niece & nephew are coming to the shore today and 2moro (I'm on vacation in OC,NJ) and maybe one of them can teach me a way to get pictures online with my phone without a chord or anything.

Good Job!!!

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I'm really excited about these challenges.  Since next week is lipstain week, I'll share some things I've learned:

 

1. CoverGirl: don't bother, neither the color nor the supply last very long.  I had to go through many apply/let dry/reapply do-loops to get any color to my lips at all.  FWIW, I'm so fair-skinned that I always buy the lightest shade of foundation in any line. The marker container is a good idea but the plush pen tip got mashed down and I couldn't get it fixed.  Either spend more on the good stuff from Sephora or see #5 below.

 

2. Benefit: the grandmamma of them all.  I found the applicator difficult and ended up decanting into a rollerball and was much pleased.  Lovely color and a sweet, gentle rose scent.  However, the scent of rose on my lips seemed a little strange.  I suppose I'm conditioned to lippies that smell of mint or fruit.  Watery texture takes a bit getting used to, but with practice (and the new delivery system) easy to use and very effective.  If you're new to this product, don't give up on the first try.  It doesn't take long to master putting it on your cheeks--it was the lips I had trouble with.  Buildable cover.

 

3. Lorac: A bit darker than Benefit, smells fruity. In a rollerball container (inspired my idea for #2). The texture is watery like Benetint.  The same sort of tint, just more intense.  If you're annoyed having to build up the intensity of Benefit, try Lorac.  It's more highly pigmented.

 

4. Tarte: I got the dual-ended lipgloss with stain at one end and plumper on the other, and I really like it.  If you're new to lipstains, this might be the easiest to apply, because it is more of a gel texture than watery, and it is applied with a doe foot like most other glosses.  Buildable color.  Watch out for the plumper--it's REALLY intense and some may find it irritating (but Carmex at night fixes that problem.)

 

5. Red food coloring from the grocery store (look near cake baking supplies): What???  You're kidding, right? No.  This was a wild tear I got on.  I was annoyed with my CoverGirl stain, and got to thinking about the strongest stains I'd known.  The ones that didn't come out.  And then the proverbial lightbulb over my head went on.  How many times had I heard my mother remind us NOT to drink the red Kool-Aid in the living room (with light beige carpet--what was she thinking)???  The refrain of my childhood, 'you're not taking that in the living room, are you?'  So I started experimenting with red foods--sugar free cherry Kool-Aid, Jello, canned beets, and finally the red food coloring.  A bit tricky in the application--try using a q-tip--but very effective and cheap, cheap, cheap.  One caution: brush your teeth VERY thoroughly before applying.  If it gets in your mouth at all it will stain any stickiness on your teeth pink.  Turns out that those little plaque-revealing tablets the dentists used on us as kids are made from the same stuff.  (And remember how the little boys got teased when they returned to class from the dentist? "Are you wearing lipstick???") 

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@maggy: Hehehe, food coloring!! I did it with the green for Halloween once, and it does stay pretty long!!! But I have to disagree with you on the Tarte one: I hated the smell of mine, and it didn't stay long at all (30 min tops!)

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maggy wrote:

2. Benefit: the grandmamma of them all.  I found the applicator difficult and ended up decanting into a rollerball and was much pleased.  Lovely color and a sweet, gentle rose scent.  However, the scent of rose on my lips seemed a little strange.  I suppose I'm conditioned to lippies that smell of mint or fruit.  Watery texture takes a bit getting used to, but with practice (and the new delivery system) easy to use and very effective.  If you're new to this product, don't give up on the first try.  It doesn't take long to master putting it on your cheeks--it was the lips I had trouble with.  Buildable cover.

 


Benefit sells a lip version -1 side benetint and 1 side clear lip gloss.  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P127208&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5333

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This looks like fun!!!!! I am really looking forward to some of these! Yay!

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Nice job  naturalbeauty 21!  Looking forward to the challenges!

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im happy everyones excited im excited too i can't wait i would post pics but i cant find my camera charger and my phone camera is too fuzzy, hopefully some of you will its fun to see others' looks Smiley Happy

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I've decided on a lip stain for tomorrow. Will post pics!

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@naturalbeauty21:  Thanks for taking the time to start up a new Challenge of the Week thread.  I'll miss officegal's thread, but I understand how much time Beauty Talk can consume without even realizing it.  I've been spending much less time on BT myself, too, but I still want to participate in the Challenges because it's fun, so thank you for stepping up and leading the effort!
Smiley Happy

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im happy to do it because i loved her thread too and i hope everyone will participate who was in the other thread and i also hope everyone will share ideas for new challngesSmiley Happy

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Yay! glad some one started a new challenge thread. I should be able to start participating more now that I'm back home! So, I'll start taking photos soon!

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Yay, a new week and a new challenge! Unfortunately for me, lipstain is not my forte!! I only own one, UD lip envy in greedy, and it is a little more bright than I like for work. So, this is going to be a week-end challenge for me!!!

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Here is my pic of my lip stain! Ok, it's not quite a stain-- it's a blend of Buxom lip pencil in Brooklyn and Sephora lip gloss. I realised after I posted that I had returned my Tarte lip stain because it was drying, eventhough it claims to be moisturizing. I love Tarte, but that product, I don't! Anyway, this combo gives the llok of a lip stain without the fuss!!

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cute pic! 

p.s. i love your eyeshadow!!!

 

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@mermadelove:  Love your lipstain (and your eyeshadow--my favorite color)!  Glad to see you posting pics again! Smiley Happy

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@sarithor:  Looking forward to having you back doing the challenges and posting your pics!  They are always inspiring! Smiley Happy

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I am looking forward to this weeks 2 different colors together challenge!  I sort of failed last week, I used that Smashbox lipstain that I got but was disappointed because the balm is nearly gone and I have to hunt around for some Lip Smackers to put over it to keep my lips from drying out. I have some Benetint but it isn't a good look for me, it makes me look totally unnatural with overly red lips. I still haven't found a lipstain I like or don't think is a poor value because the balm is so skimpy. I have a drugstore lipstain someplace but I can't find it.

 

Tomorrow I think I will try brown and peach shadow together!  I only wear neutrals together normally, and haven't worn this peach yet, so we will see....

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@tenngal & prettyinpa: thanks for the compliments, ladies!  I think tomorrow I will try and do pink and blue together. I have a blue that perfectly matches my scrubs, and a light sheer shimmery pink will go well with that I think!

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@mermadelove- You look so nice with your lipstain and the awesome shadow!  I am in total awe, I can't pull off blue shadow to save myself, I always look sickly!

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Just popped in to see what this week's challenge is so I'll know how to wear my makeup today and I was so excited when I saw that it's "opposite eyeshadow" week.  This is going to be an easy one for me because any of you all that know me know that I love to wear lots of bright, bold eyeshadows together as a normal makeup routine.  I don't know if there is any combination that I haven't tried together yet, ha ha!  I even tried wearing a yellow, pink and bronze together one time and, believe me, I wouldn't suggest that combo to anyone! LOL!  Anyway, I'll see if I can find some shadows that I haven't worn together or at least haven't worn together in quite some time and see if I can take a photo to post.

Hope everyone has fun with this week's challenge and I hope all of you will post pics! Smiley Happy 

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@mermadelove:  I can't wait to see the photo of your blue and pink shadow.  That'll be a pretty combo! Smiley Happy

@prettyinpa:  Sounds like you've got a good plan worked out.  I wish you could take pics and post them.  I'd love to see some of your looks!  Smiley Happy

@sarithor:  I can't wait to see your photos from this week's challenge!  I'm sure you'll have some really creative eyeshadow apps to show us.  This will be fun! Smiley Happy

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Hi all! I took a pic of the look, but won't be able to post it until later. HAve fun today!

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I took a pic of yesterday's eyeshadow look with my cell phone so I kind of have that eyeball-too-close-to-the-camera look going on, but you can still kind of tell what the shadow looked like.  I decided to mix UD's Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Morphine which I used all over my lid up to start of brow bone with a minty green (MUFE Eyeshadow in Chartreuse Satiny 57) and a bright green shadow (UD Deluxe Eyeshadow in Graffiti).  I put a neutral ivory shadow (Sephora Brand Shadow in Universal Beige) on my brow bone and lined my eyes with the green shadow on the bottom and with a UD 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner in purple (Ransom) on the top.  The colors actually didn't look bad together, but they were definitely bright, ha ha.  You can't really see how bright the colors are in the photo, but trust me, it didn't go unnoticed, ha ha.  By the way, please overlook the strays around my eyebrows which I hadn't had time to pluck. LOL
Smiley Happy

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@tenngal i love your eyshadow its really pretty.

 

i did an orange and aquamarine eye and it actually looked pretty good i will post a pic later.

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@naturalbeauty21:  Ooooh, aquamarine and orange sounds like a fun combination that I never would have thought of.  I can't wait to see your photo!  Hurry up and post...I'm excited!
Smiley Happy

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@mermadelove:   Can't wait to see your pic!  You always inspire me! Smiley Happy

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