Has it been one month already? Where has all the time gone?!
Anyway, a month ago, I challenged myself and you to use just one blush and one eyeshadow for the whole month whenever you use makeup. The idea was not to use it up but to see how big a dent one can put in it.
Here are the results of my challenge.
Eyeshadow in Definite Makeup Twist n Shout
I stuck to using just one corner and there is a perceptible dip starting to form in that corner. Nothing drastic but if I were to go on using just this one product for the next few months, we’d be seeing a serious dip forming. Still, there’s lots of products left 🙂
Blush in Cargo The Big Easy
The blush does not show too much of a dip because I realised I can’t use a regular blush brush with this one. I had to use a skunk brush so I used the Lumiere Minerals Duo Fibre brush. It picks up less color. There is no perceptible dip in the blush but the surface is disturbed compared to a month ago. If I keep at it, again we’ll see a dip start to form but again there is a lot of product left.
So, what have we managed to prove from this little experiment?
I’ve learnt that:-
- I can live with just one blush! LOL… but it gets boring
- Color cosmetics are quite impossible to finish… ever!
- I can get really creative if I need to be confined to just one colour for the eyes – I mixed Twist n Shout with all sorts of colours ranging from creams to beiges to greens and pinks. But I balked at blue 🙂
Here’s 2 looks I managed to capture before I forgot LOL…
So now you’ve seen how my challenge went, how did yours go? Feedback in a comment below… 🙂
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I agree..For me eye color and blush are almost impossible to finished. Powder, foundation, mascara and eyeliner is possible because u can the same powder, the same eyeliner everyday. but u can’t used the same eyeshadow and blush everyday! U’ll get bored unless u’re a boring person. Thanks PB!
Yep if you like mixing things around, then just using one color everyday will be very restrictive. Oh well… never mind la… I could never live with just one anyway 😉
Now I feel depressed! Looking at the small dent, I can say I will be throwing away a lot of expired cosmetics without even finishing up half of it! LOL thanks for the wonderful experiment and for sharing your experiences with us! Great Week to you PB
You and me both! Its the price we pay for variety 😉 Have a great week too!
ah yes, you’ve proven what i always suspected – i’ll never be able to finish all my makeup!!! :p i’m guessing they’ll never hit the pan, ever! and i wear makeup everyday to work hahaha. 😀
Oh I reconciled myself to that fact a long time ago teehee… But it doesn’t stop us yes? 😉
Sigh… we’ll never be able to finish our point make up… hence what better than to swap them or give them to someone else who will use them (at least that’s what I do)! Having said that, I am close to finishing my Benetint and Benefit Dandelion and I am excited! 🙂
Btw, Twist and Shout – I actually dun detect that in your stila kiwi look… where did u use it! You look fantastic in those two looks! 🙂
Yep I do giveaway stuff too to people who don’t mind used items and who will use it more than I will. I’m happy for you that you are on your way to finishing the Benefit stuff! Its a great achievement. I use Twist n Shout mostly on the lashline and along the outer edge as a defining colour – its too dark to use all over 🙂 Thanks!
I salute you for sticking to the same blush and shadow for a WHOLE month! I can’t see how you can ever finish using them LOL On my side it’s worse. :p I may need two eternities at least!
Can you tell I’m happy its over?! I was running out of ideas and getting sooo bored! LOL…
I think I’ve finished or 3 boxes of Dandelion before but that was before I moved over and had Mecca Cosmetica 2minutes walk from home and 10minutes drive from work. That unleashed the NARS beast, unfortunately >< I'm still very loyal to my Dandelion. But that is a great experiment, though 🙂
Yeah it taught me a lot but it didn’t cure me of getting more pretty stuff! Haha…
maybe the only cosmetic i can hit the bottom is the foundation… hahaha… but I do dip a dent on most of my eyeshadows, maybe because I don’t own much ? hahaha.. and yes, definitely my Averine blusher almost hit the bottom as I’m been using it almost everyday.
Yep! I’m always finishing up foundation. That Averine blush sounds like a good buy! 😉
I’ve walloped off a few shadows and blushes before realising that OMG they’re ESSENTIAL and they’re GOOOONNNNE.
Btw like your “surface disturbance” phrase. So technical! =P
LOL… I couldn’t think of a better description 😉
I got a similar result as well. The brand new I Nuovi eyeshadow has just a slight dent but surprisingly my Roseflower blush from The Body Shop did show quite an amount of usage, thanks to my little girl who share the usage with me 😉 Also, I am not really a blush person, and have very few blushes to begin with. But all that is about to change! ‘Something’ is beginning to turn me into a blush person…..
I’ll post up the photos in my blog soon.
1 month is barely anything yeah? Is it safe using blush on a little girl? I’m a blush girl through and through so I have trouble sticking to just one colour!
Yeap, but it’s enough to drive me crazy at times, seeing the same thing every time I wanted to put on my makeup.
Shoot Mommy, but she doesn’t really use it. I mean, she would swipe the brush back and forth on the blush but before she could put it on her face, I told her to put on my face 1st. Hence she is merely brushing nothing but some residual blush on her cheeks.
i will be sent to the nut house if i did this. that’s all i can say. you are my hero!
LOL… yeah I was scraping the bottom of the barrel by the end 😛
I used the same blush for 2 weeks and I gave up. I’ve more than 10 blushes, indeed it’s boring to use one colour only for a month. Haha…
LOL… It is definitely boring! I was itching to use my others but had to persevere