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There is a challenge going on among the beauty gurus and others to do a complete makeup look for $20 or less.  The challenge states that you have to account the price for everything used (including tools).  There are a bunch of videos on YouTube with this challenge and some individuals have even posted on their blogs.  Of course there is a lot of E.L.F. products being used, but what brands would you use to do a complete makeup look for this amount?  What brands for those outside of the U.S. would you use?  I'm just curious because it seems like a neat idea.

 
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Here in the states, I'd use Wet N Wild, ELF, NYC, etc.  Overseas, I know Sleek, No 7 & Models Own are all affordable, and they do have ELF as well, but it's slightly more expensive because of the conversion rate.
 

 

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I have actually been thinking of doing this tag. There are some good cheapy brands out there now.

 
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I'm interested to see what people come up with...is it based on full retail value, or what you can get for less than $20? Cause I can do a full revlon and maybelline look for less than that with coupons. 

 
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@bethbr00tality  I've never heard of Sleek or Models Own. I will have to look those brands up.

@internetchick I think it would be great if you did it!  I would love to see your vid or blog post on it :) /emoticons/[email protected] 2x" width="20" height="20" />

@Playedinloops I saw one video where someone stated they used coupons to get their items.  I didn't see anything that stated you couldn't use coupons, although there were some stating a scenario of your luggage was lost and now all you have is $20 to spend on makeup.  So I'm not sure.  I would still be interested in what you come up with (coupons or not) 


 
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Originally Posted by brandyboop /img/forum/go_quote.gif

@bethbr00tality  I've never heard of Sleek or Models Own. I will have to look those brands up.

@internetchick I think it would be great if you did it!  I would love to see your vid or blog post on it :) /emoticons/[email protected] 2x" width="20" height="20" />

@Playedinloops I saw one video where someone stated they used coupons to get their items.  I didn't see anything that stated you couldn't use coupons, although there were some stating a scenario of your luggage was lost and now all you have is $20 to spend on makeup.  So I'm not sure.  I would still be interested in what you come up with (coupons or not) 
lol having lived the night mare of lost luggage and therefore no make up in a country where I did not speak the language, I think I'll sit this one out haha. It took a weekend trip to Rome (a 12 hour train ride from where I was) and a whole lot of Euros at Sephora to make that a surviveable summer. 

 
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I never stopped to think about how much my daily makeup look costs.. here's mine:
 

8 Ecotools eyeshadow brushes 20 UD palette 35 Too Faced palette 16 Skin79 BB cream 15 Clinique brow powder 3 ELF studio cheek brush 24 The Balm highlighter 3 Target eyeliner brush 22 Tarte clay liner 10 lip gloss $138 TOTAL
Yikes, that's not even that much product.. I guess if I do nothing but a drugstore eyeshadow and ELF brushes I could squeeze by under $20--and maaybe a drugstore foundation.

Just curious, in the US can you find Sleek products anywhere else than their site? I really want to try their blushes, but they're always OOS :/

 
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Mine is at:

$5 (EDM super kit  - 12 for $60)                           - mineral foundation

$2 (includes 2 refills)                                              - brow pencil

$2 (50% off sale, price includes shipping)           - ELF gel liner

$8                                                                              - Monistat gel (primer)

$7 (on sale)                                                              - Revlon Colorstay lip colour

$0 (free using Shoppers DM optimum pts)          - Benefit Hervana blush

$7.50 (buy 1 get 1 free - reg $15)                          - Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara

$4.50 (50% off)                                                        - Coastalscents bionic flattop brush

$1                                                                              - ELF blush brush

$1                                                                              - liner brush

= $38

I seldom wear eyeshadows and when I do, it was something I made.  I figure it costs about $0.50 per container of eyeshadow.  $38 is the cost of products I use everyday. 

 
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Oh gosh. if I'm going to add my normal daily, without coupons or sale prices:

Urban decay primer $30

Dr. Jart bb cream $38

Revlon photofinish finishing powder $12ish

Beauty blender $25

Blush depending on blush, usually around $20-30

Urban decay primer potion $20

Urban decay naked palette $50

Urban decay liner $18

too faced lava gloss liner $16

Dior eyelash plumping primer $28

Maybelline illegal lengths mascara $7ish?

Diorshow extase mascara $28

Revlon lip butter or tarte lip surgence 8ish? or 24

=$280 on the low end

And that is without skincare. :

 
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hahh, ok.  I'm going to do this tag today & I'll link to it if I'm allowed to (?), but for the sake of contrast (& I'm taking these prices from the brands' websites; all values USD):

My Average Daily FOTD Cost:
34$ Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Gel Hydrator

52$ Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer OR I've also been trying the Murad Hybrids Matte Primer but.  Usually it's Hourglass.

24$ Beauty Without Cruelty Ultimate Liquid Foundation in Fair
17$ MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20

06$ ELF HD Powder

29$ Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Original Chocolate

28$ NARS blush in Gaity

18$ Too Faced Shadow Insurance

01$ ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (eyebrows; this varies depending on what's handy)

48$ UD Naked Palette (this obviously varies, haha, going for an average use product; purchased before it was $50)

19$ UD 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero

19$ Tarte Gifted Mascara

24$ NARS gloss or lip pencil

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$319 Total

Almost $300 over limit, haha.  This should be interesting because I used to strickly be a bargain shopper for makeup (and still am, though working in cosmetics allows me access to a higher end bargain, lol) and still have a lot of my cheaper stuff for this.

 
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Collection 2000

Gosh

Sleek

Maybelline

Wet n Wild

NYX

NYC

NO 7

17

Bourjois

Natural Collection

 
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Revlon for foundation, Wet n Wild eyeshadow/eyepencils and lipstick/gloss, ELF for tools and maybe blush...

 

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