You must know by now that I am trying to challenge myself by wearing a lip product (often along with a full face of make up - but definitely not every day) for 30 days! It was quite a big challenge, especially with the heatwave that bothered us folks in West-Europe, which was pretty killing. Luckily, I started right away, which meant I had some less sweaty looks too! Take a look.
You will notice a funny decrease in prettiness or quality of my face and photos throughout this challenge, because I am wearing less and less foundation, ha! Especially in this heat. What was I thinking?! It was becoming too much for my face and too bothersome for me to wear several make up products every day, so.... be prepared for the coming weeks, I say! For now, though, you can check out my first - might I say - successful week!
DAY 1: I was excited about putting on make up on this day, because I combined it with a photo shoot of a summery but classy outfit. I was wearing a long black dress, so I decided to keep my eyes smokey grey and my lips cool red! This is definitely one of my favorite truly red lipsticks: Mon Rouge by Lolita Lempicka!
DAY 2: another favorite lipstick is Von Dutch by MDMflow! If you want unique and handmade lipsticks then you should be reading up on this brand. I wore the orange quite softly (by not over-applying) and I paired it up with golden eyes and lots of eyeliner.
DAY 3: This lipstick has not been mentioned on my blog yet, but I have had it for a while now. It is a soft but cool pink shade called Rouge Dior by Dior! Not sure what I was thinking with my clothing. As I was taking the picture for this day I started to get really hot. At least I got one good shot before my face started melting off!
DAY 4: The Rouge Edition Velvet collection by Bourjois Paris is one I am really enjoying. I have actually tried a new lippie from this collection during this challenge and now want it (oh-oh, that was not the idea behind the challenge). This shade is called Grand Cru (#08). It is a deep and classy red color that I love.
DAY 5: Can you notice I am feeling hot on this picture? Well, I certainly was. Despite the heat I tried to wear some simple make up. I wanted a bit of a change from my regular black eyeliner, so I went for purple eyeliner from my Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24/7 eye liner set! A simple and soft change. I wore Purple Dream (#11) a Cien lipstick found at the Lidl supermarket, because I liked the different shades of purple!
DAY 6: Speaking of a soft change... I also wanted to wear a softer lip color on my lips, so I wore my Jordana Twist & Shine Rouge (lip crayon) in #07 Rock n Rouge. I got this lip balm from my New York Beauty Swap with my cousin.. and will publish my review... you know, someday soon :-)
DAY 7: I have already noticed that I have a tendency to wear bright colors, so I wanted to finish the last day of my week with a nude lip product. I am wearing a Radiant Crayon Lips in Sablé Doré by Yves Rocher. My review is coming up in a couple of weeks! Pinky promise.
What have I noticed from my first week in the #30DayLipChallenge? Well, I am wearing loads of bright or pigmented colors. Three of my lip looks are in a red shade, one in orange, one in pink and one in brown! I have been mainly using lipstick, but on day 6 and day 7 I used lip crayons instead of a lipstick! The textures I have chosen were usually shiny, though there are one or two matte/creamy ones in there too. I am excited to see what the following weeks will bring.. and how badly I will deal with the heat! Oh-oh. Did you join the challenge too? Have you noticed some of your own tendencies? On to week 2 and 3! In the mean time... check out how Jana and Marjolein are doing?! I'm so curious :-)