Hey, beautiful beings, how are YOU today?
For well over a year now, my good friend Rossy and I have been planning to do a collaboration post, we’ve toyed about with a few ideas, but not really had that one solid one which stuck… until now!
After having a little chat in the comments of a blog post (I cannot remember which, it must have been a makeup one for sure though ;)), the idea came up of doing a 60 second makeup challenge, I suggested this because I thought it’d be really fun, but then Rossy suggested the more… practical idea of doing the 6 minute Vs 60 minute makeup challenge, as really, what could we achieve in 60 seconds? In hindsight, seeing what I’ve created with my 6 minutes, I’d definitely be interested in trying a 60 second look out but I’d probably only get my base foundation on and maybe a little bit of liner. Even the pro pro’s I don’t think could do too much with 60 seconds.
Anyway, massive Shoutout to Rossy for suggesting we do this challenge, and credit to Kelsey Impicciche for creating this challenge.
I actually created so many looks when it came to this challenge, and our posts were actually due to go up last week but I just KNEW I could do better than what I’d done. I asked Rossy if we could reschedule so I had time to create new, better looks for the challenge and I am so grateful she said yes because I am much happier now with what I’ve come up with.
I’m actually quite impressed with what I achieved in 6 minutes with this makeup look. I think a bold lip is always a good choice when you haven’t much time to do your makeup, as it adds that pop of colour so instantly looks like you’re more glammed up, even when you’ve not spent too long getting ready. I’m happy with how the eye makeup turned out, though it’s definitely not perfect, I think with 6 minutes to create this look, I did well.
Believe it or not, the 60 minute challenge is where I struggled. I created two looks at first and neither of them I was happy with, it just didn’t look like I’d achieved enough with the time I’d been given. The looks were very basic, and 30 minutes into the challenge I’d be virtually almost finished, so I knew with my most recent attempt I needed to do something a little more challenging. I did attempt a spotlight eye at one point, but this didn’t go too well, so I tried again with a glittery cut crease, which was slightly inspired by Ed Sheeran and Stormzy’s ‘Take Me Back To London’ song. I was listening to it on my walk, and it gave me inspo for this makeup look!
So I really like how this look turned out, I LOVE the nude lip, and the cut crease eye. On one eye I did white eyeliner on top and black underneath, the other eye I did black liner on top and white underneath. I did this because when I first applied the white eyeliner intending for it to be that way on both eyes, I wasn’t sure I was keen and the liner is quite a tricky one to apply, so I decided to play it safe and go with black on the other eye – creating a more edgy look. 😉
My only wish for this look is that I’d blended the silver glitter out into my lid more, as I feel it looks a little bit harsh. I’m still happy with it overall, and it felt so good to get properly glammed up and rock a powerful eye look. I felt great!
I finished this look with around 5 minutes to spare!
Here’s a peek at the other looks I created before the above two!
6 minutes –
Compared to the look I actually shared for this challenge, I like this but I definitely think the one above is more striking!!! This is a very soft, fresh faced look and of course, I went for that bold lip to give it all the glam vibes.
60 Minutes –
Full disclosure, I believe I turned the vibrance up for these photos. I do LOVE this look so much, it’s something I’d wear on an everyday basis and I’m loving the faux lashes (I need to get some more lashes actually, little reminder hehe), but I just thought for 60 minutes, I could have done more. Still love this look though.
I also created this look with 60 minutes, and the hardest part was the lashes. This is the first look I attempted for the 60 minute challenge so it was my first time wearing lashes in so long and I really struggled with them, this isn’t my favourite look but I do love the lip colour.
How long does it typically take you to do your makeup?
Which looks are your favourite from the ones I have shared today?
Be sure to let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Of course, be sure to check out the beautiful Rossy’s post here. She is the makeup QUEEN!
As always thank you so much for reading,
with lots of love and light,