Sunday, February 27, 2011

Challenge ~ 1 Brush, 1 Palette... 2 Looks

So my cousin Stephanie challenged me to do a look using ONE brush and ONE palette that contained 4 colours. Having a whole bunch of makeup brushes, for most people, isn't reality. They have just enough to get by so I thought this was a great challenge that would help a lot of makeup lovers out.
She chose for me to use a MAC 242 brush which is just a small and flat shader brush. It's a pretty typical brush that can be bought through any makeup brush line. It's one that most people will have on hand.
Also, only having 4 colours to work with was something that can work for anyone. You can buy palettes through many drugstore (and even high end) makeup brands that have 4 colours... so you can do this with ANY palette you have no matter the colours. The point of this tutorial wasn't about the colours themselves... it's about placement and how to use those 4 colours in 2 seperate ways.
I hope you guys like this and hope you will challenge yourselves to do this... even if you own a whole mess of brushes like I do ;) It's fun!

Products Used (MAC unless otherwise stated0
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Nylon e/s
Omega e/s
Patina e/s
Smut e/s
L'Oreal Linear Intense
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara

Here are the two looks... in person they looked a lot more different but unfortunately didn't photograph as well as I hoped. Probably should have used colours instead of neutral shades but it's all good. The video shows all the steps :)


  1. Good idea! I did a similar challenge on my blog a while back. I think I used more than one brush, but I used only a 4 color palette (ELF quad in Drama) and applied the shadows in 2 different ways. :)

    Great looks!

  2. hi there :) I have been doing this look since you did this video, I put Groundwork as a base and then just how you do it, the brush I use is a different more fluffy one,,, this takes like five minutes in the morning and is just perfect as a daytime office look. thank you for sharing, love your videos :)

  3. Such a great post!!!

    I'd like to keep in touch with you.
    What do you say about following each others blog via gfc and bloglovin?

    Let me know! Kisses,

  4. I love your eyes :)!
    Much love,