Winter Makeup Look | 27Pinkx Makeup Challenge

June 14, 2013

A few weeks ago 27Pinks contacted me to ne part of their Winter Makeup Challenge. The idea was this; they sent us a set of brushes and we had to create a makeup lookwith products that cost up to R350. It wasn’t a biggie for me because of my love for Essence. I just switched out my MAC eyeliner and Lancome and Smashbox mascara for Essence ones.

What I used:

27pinkx makeup challenge winter makeup look

Foundation: Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation

Eyeshadow, bronzer and Blush: All Essence

Eyeliner: Essence Superfine eyeliner

Mascara: Essence Get Big Lashes

Lipgloss: Essence XXXL Shine

Eyeshadow: MUA Undressed Palette. (I pushed the boundary a little, but technically you can get this in South Africa because they do ship to SA).

The Makeup Look

1. Apply foundation using flat foundation brush. At first it was quite a challenge to blend with the paddle brush, but it worked out in the end.

27pinkx foundation brush and bourjois 123 perfect foundation

bourjois 123 perfect foundation review

2. I then applied the 2nd lightest shade from my MUA palette, I wanted something as a base to even out my eyelids. The shade was really perfect for my skin tone. I applied it to my entire lid.

MUA UNdressed palette review

MUA Undressed palette review

3. I then took a darker shade and applied it to the lower and outer corners of my eyes to create a slight contour. I used the round brush because I wanted everything to be subtle.


4. I applied the near black shade and further contoured my eye with the smaller round brush. This is for a natural day look so I didn’t do anything dramatic.


5. I then applied a highlighting shade to the inner corner of my eyes and my eyebrow bone. And I lined my lower and upper lids with a quick click of Essence Superfine Eyeliner

MUA eyeshadow palette review

6. I thickened the upper lash line and applied Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara. Just look at how amazing this mascara is!

essenge get big lashes review

7. Contour, highlight and blush with Essence, then it’s all done πŸ™‚

8. Whoops, I almost forgot a swipe of the Essence XXL Shine lipgloss! I chose this nude shade because it’s perfect for an understated look!

27pinkx makeup challenge

27pinkx winter makeup challenge

The 27Pinkx makeup organiser and brush range is aimed at consumers wanting affordable products, these brushes retail at an average of R37!

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  • Reply Jackie June 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Looks nice πŸ™‚

    • Reply zaamissbowtie June 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Nabeela June 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Where can we get the brushes from? πŸ™‚

    • Reply zaamissbowtie June 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Let me find out for you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Natasha June 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Oh I just love Essence products too πŸ™‚

    • Reply zaamissbowtie June 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I can’t imagine what life would be like without them!

      • Reply Natasha June 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

        We only have a Clicks where I live, but at Dischem they have an even bigger selection. I was so excited to see all the new products I didn’t even know about. The different pigment powders with nail, lip and eyeshadow bases seem like a wonderful idea.

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