Saturday, March 16, 2013

$20 Makeup Challenge

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I wanted to do a $20 makeup challenge for you using products I genuinely like.  Many of these products were already in my collection, and I reach for them on a regular basis.  I did pick up a couple things from Wet N Wild (buy one, get one half off) specifically for this challenge.  Let's get started!

              Naked Face :)
The Finished Product
First, I used my hands to apply Rimmel's Clean Finish foundation in 240 Soft Beige.  I hid my dark circles and blemishes with Wet n Wild Coverall Concealer in 802 Medium and brought some color to my face with NYC Smooth Skin Face Bronzer in 720A Sunny. The blush is one of my absolute favorites, ELF Fuchsia Fusion. For my eyes, I chose the Wet n Wild Coloricon trio in 335 Silent Treatment.  I used the middle shade in the trio as an eyeliner and finished the eyes with Wet n Wild Mega Volume mascara.  The final pop of color is Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in 553B Taj Mauve-Hal.

My $20 Goodies

Standout Products: 
  • Rimmel Clean Finish foundation is a great drugstore foundation.  It covers well and is very buildable.
  • NYC bronzer in Sunny is totally worth the hype.  It is matte, and it is $3.  You can't beat that with a stick! 
  • I was also impressed with the Wet n Wild Mega Volume mascara.  I chose this one because Marlena from Makeup Geek recommended it, and she was absolutely right! Her full review is here:

Price Breakdown:

Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation: $4
Wet n Wild Coverall Concealer: $2
NYC Bronzer in Sunny: $3
ELF Blush in Fuchsia Fusion: $3
Wet n Wild Coloricon trio in Silent Treatment: $3
Wet n Wild Mega Volume Mascara: $3.19
Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Taj-Mauve Hal: $1

Total: $19.19

Note: It was actually a dollar cheaper because I bought the mascara and concealer on sale.

So there you have it, girls!  What are some of your favorite cheap-but-great products?

Talk Soon,



  1. some great products there! i love the wnw lengthening mascara

  2. You did great :)
    If you want, you can enter my giveaway;