Last weekend, one of my friends come over to get ready at mine before we went out. She turned up just out of the shower with just her hair dry. 'I'll just get my make up and we can start getting ready' were her words. I expected her to go out to her car but out of her over sized HANDBAG she produced her make up bag...which is her ENTIRE collection!! I was sooo shocked! Her make up bag was the same size as my on the go bag that comes to work with me for touch ups. Without making any fuss I finished off my make up which i had already been applying for about 45 mins and carefully watched each item she pulled out of the bag. She used a maximum of 5 products before announcing she was ready to get changed and finish her hair. We went on with the night as usual but it really did make me wonder... She looked perfect with few items where as i had so many different products on, primer, foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer for contouring, blush, msf...and thats just my base, not including my eyes and lips! So i set myself a challenge. Everyday that week at work, I was only allowed to use 5 products and one bonus item( 5 is really hard!).
F & C (same everyday!!)
Moon river(blush and highlighter in one..how very clever!)
F & C
Nars duo (laguna/orgasm)
F & C
Mascara (False lash)
Eyeliner (black gosh)
My bonus product was a lipgloss everyday! At the end of everyday, i still looked as i always did, which was one of the main factors for me.
I realised, i didn't have to use a mountain of products to create a different look. Everyday i went for different products to prove it could work! It also saved me loads of time in the morning which was great as i could press snooze one extra time! As much as i love playing with make up this is great for me before i rush off to work in the mornings. This is definitely something I am going to carry on with Monday - Friday.
Take the 5 item challenge now!!