Friday, July 31, 2009

Vogue Make-up Challenge!

Vogue did a little experiment, sending out a make-up artist to purchase an entire make-up wardrobe, under $100. She bought an expensive foundation, eye liner, and a three-in-one bronzer/eyeshadow/blush combo thing, cheap clear mascara, and drugstore black mascara and lipstick.

This didn't please me at all. I know it's only $100, but I would be extremely bored if that is all the make-up I had to use. So, I decided to see what I would choose. I was going to do it with €100 but I could find no Euro-prices on the interweb, so I used the Pound Sterling instead, using prices as shown on and Seeing as the make-up artist did not have to buy any brushes and whatnot, I'm assuming we already have brushes, so I didn't include them either. I shall explain the rest of my choices as I go!

Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation - £4.84 (assuming I'm buying today. Otherwise it would be £6.84.)
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Concealer - £5.86
Benefit Dandelion Blush - £22.50
L'Oreal True Match Powder - £7.82
Face Total: £41.02

I have pretty good skin, and so I don't really need to use an expensive foundation, in my experience. So I chose the one I'm currently using, and the concealor I've been using for like, ever. Although there are fairly good cheaper dupes of Benefit's Dandelion blush, I really do love the original, so I stuck with that. The powder is just a powder - nothing too exciting.

Rimmel Sweet Jelly Gloss - £3.91
I really don't pay all that much attention my lips.... These are obviously aiming to be Lancome Juicy Tubes, and while they're not, they'll do.

Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara - £8.80
L'Oreal Super Liner - £5.86
GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Liner in Black Ink - £4.89
Barry M Dazzle Dust in 98 (black), 89 (browney-grey), 34 (purple), 80 (Blue), 72 (green), 3 (light pink) annnd 27 (white). - 7 x £4.40 = £30.80

This part was always going to be the most difficult. I adore my eye make-up, and limiting my colour range to 7 colours would almost be painful, but alas, I did what I could. The mascara is an oldy but a goody - love it. The first liner is a liquid liner, and the only liquid liner I can use. The second is just a black kohl pencil. Chose 7 of my favourite dazzle dusts, while ensuring I touched most of the kinds of colours I wear - sigh.

And finally Barry M Nail paint in Navy (292) - £2.89.
Well, I could only afford one, and this one is my favourite-est at the moment!

Meaning I would have spent a grand total of £98.37. It wouldn't be a very extensive collection, and I'd probably be bored stiff with it in 12 seconds, but I think it covers pretty much all the basics. I'd sorely miss my Urban Decay Primer Potion though... Can we throw one in for good measure? :D

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