Another justification, I never spend more than a $1 or $2 on a product at the drugstore (after rewards and coupons). PERIOD. Never, ever. Full price? Not me. Not my style, even if I had the extra money, I would still look for a bargain. I do have some high end items, well high end to me would be Urban Decay. I love UD. Love their buttery shadows, love the shimmer, love the colors. I will splurge on a UD Palette. And I have...
Which brings us to the present quandary. UD has an amazing sale section right now. In fact I have a cart of 17 items adding up to $96. Yeah 17 UD items under $100. It's tempting... Cream eyeshadows $3. Love cream eyeshadows during this busy time in my life. Slap them on, finish with a little liner, mascara. Done. Vegan palette $13, Roller Girl eye palette, $18, Roller Girl Nail Kit $8 and the list goes on and on. I spent an entire nap time (1.5 hours for the little one) deciding on what I wanted and searching through my eyeshahows looking for comparable colors, etc, etc.
Then hold the phone! Do I have a $100? Technically yes, but not really. 7 year Anniversary is coming up (next weekend), Marine Corps Birthday Ball (dress, shoes, hair), my 6 year old daughter has already out grown her entire school wardrobe that we bought in August. They grow up so fast! :(
So I thought to myself, what about all those other shadows, pressed, mineral, pigments, what have I, all neatly organized in Muji cases?
What I came up with is this... In order for me to justify another cosmetic purchase, even if it is FREE (tough one), I have to wear every one of my eyeshadows and liners one time. This includes nail polish. So even if I have worn it in the past, for this challenge, I'm going deep into my stash and I am wearing everything at least once or one more time to complete this challenge. EVERYTHING.
I started a running list of all my products but it is taking forever and I wanted to start this challenge today. I even was thinking of youtubing it. Hmm...
So for the first look this morning I used the following:
NYX 5 Color Shadow Caribbean Collection, dark brown on the end (4 more colors to go to complete this palette)
Almay intense i-color 034 for greens all 3 colors
WnW Mega Eyes 869 Defining Eye Marker, black
LOREAL Lineur Intense Mineral Grey
Here's the look... Still working on my photography skills. Yikes. It's a lot darker in person and I'm heading out to the gym. Awesome look for the gym. lol
I used the top bronze color on the inner 1/3 of my eye lid, the middle green in the crease and outer v, the bottom lighter color to blend out the green in the crease and a highlight under the brow and inner corner. I also use the top bronze shade as a liner under my eye. I used the LOREAL liner for the top and bottom and darkened the top further with the WnW Mega Eyes. I also used the dark shade of the Caribbean Palette to slightly darken the crease and outer v.
So there you are, first look done, 6 colors used! I'm on my way baby!
Who's with me???