Rediscover Your Stash

Makeup Challenge - 1 (1)

I feel like the beauty world is constantly being flooded by new releases and launches. It’s honestly hard to keep up, especially financially! I am putting together a little challenge for myself in which I rediscover my own makeup stash. I have a lot of makeup, I guess that comes as no surprise so I just want to force myself to use what I have when creating these looks.

I also think it’s easy to get stuck in a rut while doing your makeup. I think this contributes to buying more and more products so hopefully using the products I already own in new ways will reduce my constant craving for newly released products.

I’ll post the looks I create. I’ll probably post one every week so keep your eyes peeled for that 🙂 Oh and I made all of these up, I have no idea what I’m actually going to do with each of these so…hope you enjoy!

(1) Liquid Metal Lids

(2) Flash of Color

(3) Monochrome Eyes and Lips

(4) Matte Eyes, Matte Lips

(5) Recreate a Makeup Campaign Look

(6) Cool Lids, Warm Lips

(7) Color Wheel Analogous Color Pairing

(8) Color Wheel Complimentary Color Pairing

(9) Chiseled Cheeks

(10) Strong Liner

Let me know if you think this is a good idea and feel free to participate along with me! If you do please tag me on instagram! Again, the goal is to create these looks with what you already have! Don’t go buying things now! I mean, unless you want to…no judgement.

I really hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I will. I really like to push myself out of my comfort zone while not spending any money ha!


  1. Darian September 23, 2015 / 11:13

    What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to see the looks you create!!! 🙂

    • Ellen September 23, 2015 / 12:59

      Awe thanks Darian!

    • Ellen September 23, 2015 / 18:20

      Thanks! Yeah I hope it will work out well! I may regret giving myself 10 challenges ha!

  2. Mika September 23, 2015 / 22:27

    This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to see the looks you create! x

    • Ellen September 24, 2015 / 06:55

      Thanks Mika! We will see how it turns out!

  3. Lissy September 24, 2015 / 16:46

    I love shopping my own stash, sometimes I rekindle a love for something that I haven’t used in ages – it works wonders when you’re low on funds!


    • Ellen September 24, 2015 / 17:20

      That’s the hope! I have so much that stuff just piles up and I forget the products I used to love. Thanks so much for commenting!

  4. Sam Martucci September 28, 2015 / 19:08

    This is a great idea! Think I might follow you along on this! Thanks for stopping by my site as well 🙂

    • Ellen September 28, 2015 / 19:51

      Your site is lovely! You do beautiful work. I hope you do! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. Daniela September 30, 2015 / 08:24

    What a fantastic idea! So hard to keep up with new releases these days, and I hate having so much stuff sitting there unloved x

    • Ellen September 30, 2015 / 13:38

      I know right! I love using products that I forgot I loved.

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