Palette Challenge: 1 Girl, 3 Makeup Palettes, 7 Looks

A makeup-hoarder shakes up her beauty routine for a week, using only three palettes of eyeshadow, blush, and gloss

Palette Challenge: 1 Girl, 3 Makeup Palettes, 7 Looks

Talk to any of my friends (and especially my mother) and you’ll hear numerous complaints about my cluttered, messy room. It’s kind of a disaster zone, with my clothes, beauty products, jewelry, magazines, and books scattered everywhere. I’m the first to admit I have a (slight) hoarder problem. So, to simplify at least one part of my life — my beauty routine — I volunteered to do the palette challenge.


What’s the palette challenge, you ask? Instead of using a gazillion different blushes, highlighters, concealers, glosses, lipsticks, and eyeshadows, I was restricted to three purse-sized but very complete sets: Pixi Fake Awake Kit, $28, Pixi Eye Glow Cube, $28, and NP Set Glam Set, $24, all available at Target. (Minor confession: There’s no way I could give up my go-to foundation, eyeliner, or mascara, so I also snuck those along for this week’s ride.)


Keep reading to find out more about the products in the palette challenge.