I'm really feeling inspired by my stash at the moment, which is such a brilliant feeling - last weekend I even walked in and out of Boots without making a purchase. Such a thing is unheard of for this beauty junkie!
I thought I could set myself a couple of weekly challenges to make sure I'm rotating all of my favourite products and getting the best use out of them. The first one that came to mind was using one palette, every day for a week. I adore my Urban Decay Naked palettes but get so caught up with all my other bits and bobs that sometimes they sit neglected for weeks on end! The Naked 3 brought me so much delight when I first bought it a year ago, I felt it was only right to begin with the rose gold goodness. This is how I decided to use it across a regular working week, to brighten up a dreary March!
Twelve shades. Five days. Let's see how I got on!
* Please excuse the messy brows - I am still in the painful process of growing them out! They are desperately in need of some attention...
I went for quite a basic look on Monday, using the Bourjois Colourband pencil in Rose Fauviste as a base, then covered it with a bit of Strange, with Nooner in the crease. I also used my usual Revlon eyeliner for a cat flick, then loaded on several coats of Benefit Rollerlash mascara.
On Tuesday I opted to stay in the rose gold realm, using a mixture of Dust and Burnout all over the lid, with Factory blended into the crease and outer edges. I finished off the look with the same eyeliner as before, with a mix of Max Factor and Benefit mascaras.
For Wednesday's look I used the Bourjois Rose Fauviste pencil again as a base, then layered up the lids with a sweep of Trick - such a lovely glittery shade, but with a fair bit of fallout as you can probably see! I defined the outer edges with a smudge of Darkside, then used the Bourjois Liner Feutre in brown to line my lashes - this one is a bit messy unfortunately as I think my liner is running out! Again I used Max Factor False Lash and Benefit Rollerlash mascaras.
On Thursday I opted for a darker smoky eye, using Mugshot (my favourite!) all over the lid, then blending in a bit of Blackheart through the crease and outer edges. I then lined my eyes with a little cat flick using the Bourjois Liner Pinceau, then finished off my lashes with the usual combination of mascaras.
For my final look on Friday, I kept it incredibly simple, just layering on Liar (my second favourite!) until I was happy with the opacity, then used lashings of mascara. Easy, but effective, and it took me hardly any time at all!
I really enjoyed this little task - it encouraged me to be a bit more creative with my make up as opposed to just wearing mascara and a bit of liner to work. I'm tempted to try the same again with my Naked 1 palette, and then see what I can do with some of my other (smaller!) palettes - really stretching my make up creativity!
What do you think? Is this something you would do to make best use of your collection? Could I have been more adventurous (and if so, how? I'd love more inspiration!)
Wishing you all a fab Easter weekend,