One of the main reasons I started this blog was so my friend Melissa and I could create makeup challenges...now, 4 months later, we are finally taking on our first challenge! We are calling this The Whole Palette Challenge, and the rules are quite simple: You have 7 days to create looks using all of the eye shadows in the chosen palette. Depending on the size of the palette, you must create between 5 and 7 looks, and you must use every shade in the palette at least once. You can use the same shade in multiple looks (some palettes only have one transition or matte highlight shade), and you can even bring in outside colors if need be (some palettes have no matte black or dark brown).
The goal of this challenge is to push you out of your comfort zone, and to allow your creativity to flow. Sometimes I find myself in a shadow funk - reaching for the same colors over and over again. This challenge will really force us to think outside the box and try looks and combinations that we tend to shy away from on a daily basis.
For the first challenge, Melissa and I chose the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette ($49), as it has some great neutrals, fun pops of color, and it smells delicious! Since the palette has 16 shadows, we have challenged ourselves to come up with 7 looks using all the shades. I'm going to number the non-duplicate shades as I mention them, and in the end I
|Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (source)|
Look 3: I started things off in my typical fashion: primed my lids and then applied White Chocolate as a base from lash line to brow. Next I pressed Hazelnut (7) onto my lid, and buffed Milk Chocolate into my crease. I added a little bit of Creme Brulee (8) onto the inner 1/3 of my lid, and dabbed Champagne Truffle on my inner corners. I lightly lined the upper lash line with a brownish black liner, and lined my lower water line with a shimmery beige pencil. Two coats of mascara completed the look.
|Please excuse the mascara smudge - I didn't notice it until after I took the pictures.|
Look 4: I love this look! I began as usual, with primer and a layer of White Chocolate. I then pressed Candied Violet (9) onto my lid (next time I do this, I am going to try applying it wet). I brushed Cherry Cordial (10) into my crease and blended it up, and also added a little to my outer v to deepen the look. I lightly swept Salted Caramel right on top of Cherry Cordial to warm up the look and create a slight gradient effect, and added White Chocolate as an inner corner highlight. I lined my upper lid with liquid liner, smudged Milk Chocolate on my lower lash line and added two coats of mascara.
Look 5: This was quick look I pulled together using 2 shadows. I started out the same as always, and then swept Amaretto (11) across my lid and buffed it up into the crease until it faded out into the White Chocolate. I then added Champagne Truffle to my inner corners, lightly lined my eyes with a dark brown liner and applied two coats of mascara. Amaretto is a great color for the one shadow look, which is nice on days when you are running late and don't want to spend a ton of time on your eye makeup.
Look 6: I primed my lids and applied White Chocolate, per usual, then I brushed Marzipan (12) onto the inner 1/2 of my lid, and Black Forest (13) onto the outer 1/2 and into the outer crease. I then swept Strawberry Bon Bon (14) right above Black Forest, lined my upper lid with liquid liner and smudged Marzipan on my lower lash line. Two coats of mascara sealed the deal.
Look 7: For my final look, I did my prep steps (primer and White Chocolate), applied Haute Chocolate (15) to my lid, and Triple Fudge (16) to the outer v and into the crease. I highlighted with Champagne Truffle (inner corner and brow), lined my eyes (upper and lower lash lines) with a dark brown liner and finished things off with two coats of mascara.
Make sure you check out Melissa's YouTube Channel - MakeupMinnie83 - to see the looks she creates using the Chocolate Bar Palette in our first The Whole Palette Challenge!
Thanks for reading - live a beautiful life!