I finally bought my first ever videocamera, the Canon Vixia M40! After about six months of searching and constant stalking of a local Best Buy going out of business, I finally scored a camera I was happy with for an unbelievable price. The new camera gave me the perfect opportunity to talk about the 15 Products for 30 Days Challenge! For 30 days, I am using only 15 beauty products. I’m 16 days in and wanted to share the experience so far and what products I’ve been liking the most.
Lesson Learned: On a Daily Basis, I’m Boring
The most eye opening part of this whole challenge was the realization that I don’t use that many products in a given week. When limited, I usually stick to the same five items especially when I’m running late. When I told my friends I was doing this project, one mentioned she only uses five products a day. At the time, I didn’t believe I could, but 16 days later and I find myself reaching for the same things again and again.
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC15
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara
Physicians Forumla Shimmer Strips Cream Liner in Black
MAC Gaga Viva Glam V Lipstick
The product that shocked me the most was the Physicians Forumla Shimmer Strips Cream Liner in Black. This came in a trio with a pale purple liner and a grey liner, both of which were, well, duds. Though I hated them, but I decided to give the black liner another try, and I’m really happy I did! I wear this every day because it’s basically foolproof liner that glides on easily and stays on all day.
I Broke Into My Stash Once
For most of the 2 1/2 weeks, I’ve been able to avoid the rest of my makeup, which was sitting within arms reach. However, there was once day I buckled and reached for L’Oreal’s Anti-Redness Primer and Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. My husband and I were going to a Cinco de Mayo party and I followed Lisa Eldridge’s makeup tutorial for Kate Winslet to do my makeup for the night.
What Do You Think?
Would you ever limit the amount of beauty products you use? Do you use any of the products I mentioned here? What’s your favorite eyeliner (I am always on the look out!).