Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cheap Face Challenge!

So I decided I would try to do a look using as many inexpensive products as possible WITHOUT relying on my 120 palette. For this, I turned to Nyx and couldn't be happier. I used my MAC Studio Fix powder compact as usual, but I could have just as easily used my Revlon Colorstay Foundation (liquid). I also used my MAC cream and pencil liners, but could have used my Maybelline Line Stiletto (liquid) & Define-a-Line (pencil). I just couldn't find them! I have too many make-up bags and such (and that's another post entirely).

So the rest of the products I used were simple and all by Nyx save for the Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara. 
I decided to go with:

Nyx 10 Color Palette Eye Shadow The Runway Collection: 01 Jazz Night
 (silver, dark grey and blue), 
Nyx Mosaic Powder Blush in Paradise, 
Nyx Lip Lacquer Pot in Caramel

* Notice I didn't use any primer at all and the colors worked out well. They also lasted at least 8 hours. I will check out the Nyx Eyeshadow Base soon to see how it compares to my Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Now my Cheap Face Challenge wasn't just about the make-up. I also wanted to use cheap brushes. I used my Shany 12-piece brush set for this. They performed very well but the set has one major flaw: no blending brush. I ended up using my Nyx Contoured Dome Brush because it's cheap and awesome. 

I will have to post photos of the look later. It will more than likely also include my semi-matching nails. If i feel like it, I'll also post my outfit. We'll see. I have to rush to my in-law's for dinner now.


  1. Uauu, I loved your makes!
    Later, I go here to see your look.

    Sorry for my bad English.

    Pink Kisses

  2. I also challenge my self to do a face with cheap products, and NYX is the brand i turn to! Cant wait to see the pics...i wonder if their primer works as well as our holy grain UDPP....

  3. Wow! This seems like something everyone should do. I think i'll try this on my blog as well.

  4. Thanks for the feedback ladies. I like posts like this because they can be helpful for those just starting out and for those who don't want to waste money when experimenting.



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