My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Day 1 – Nude

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Looks like I am kicking off the challenge with the easiest version of makeup ever. This is definitely good, given that I am not that much of a makeup pro, which is why I have decided to take this challenge in the first place – to learn! Since I use very little to none makeup in my everyday life and try to keep it as natural as possible, this one is pretty much going to resemble to what I usually go for – except being just a little bit heavier (but still really light).

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I’m not a massive fan of loading my face with foundation, so here I am opting for a CC cream, which feels way better, has a nicer and lighter texture than foundation and even a BB cream. This one is from Seventeen and is not too bad.

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Then I’m applying my favourite Estée Lauder Lucidity translucent loose powder (colour 06 – Transparent) using a large powder brush from my Eggsnow set.

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Usually I use pink-coloured blushes, but for the nude look decided to try a more peachy one – Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush (010 Santa Rose) and, of course, used the blush brush (the one that’s usually tapered).

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Nothing too heavy on the eyes either – I am using the Dior Holiday Couture Collection palette and applying it very sparingly. First, some base colour on the entire eyelid (this is where I got lost with the brushes – having no clue which one to use, just had to pick one that looked more or less fit for the purpose).

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Then, I’m applying some darker colour on the outer corner, using the sponge brush to blend it so that it doesn’t contrast too much with the inner part.

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Last but not least, I make a rather pale thick black line with the thinnest flat eye-shadow brush. Mascara is not really needed for the nude look, I guess, since my lashes are naturally long and voluminous enough.

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And the final touch is applying some lip colour. My natural lip colour is rather intense, so the pinky-beige products, usually referred to as ‘nude’ look pretty unnatural on me. So instead I am using this No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in Berry Rose colour for a properly natural look.

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And done!

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