My Blog
Makeup Challenge Ideas
April 16, 2021

Makeup Challenge Ideas

Hey guys!

Looking for something fun and funny to do? Got loads of makeup you never wear but are reluctant to get rid of? Break out your stash and try these makeup challenge ideas, solo or with friends! And remember… pics or it didn’t happen!

NO THUMBS MAKEUP CHALLENGE

First up… try putting on your makeup without using your thumbs! You don’t realize how helpful your thumbs are in applying makeup until you can’t use them! Tape your thumbs to your index fingers or use plastic wrap to secure them together, and then apply your favorite eyeliner or lipstick. Good luck!

NO MIRROR MAKEUP CHALLENGE

Ready to take it up a notch? Try applying your makeup without using a mirror! This makeup challenge is sure to make you laugh. I think putting on blush and lipstick wouldn’t be too bad, but putting on eye makeup without a mirror? Be careful not to poke your eyes out!

REVERSE MAKEUP CHALLENGE

One of the wackiest makeup challenge ideas wants you to throw out everything you were taught about makeup application! We all know there’s a “right way” to apply your makeup. First you apply your foundation, then concealer, then powder, blush, and so on. But what if you apply your makeup the “wrong way” — completely in reverse? Try this crazy makeup challenge and see what your makeup looks like when done backwards!

ART SUPPLY MAKEUP CHALLENGE

Instead of cruising the makeup counter, wander down the aisles at your favorite craft store to see what you could use… on your face? The Art Supply Makeup Challenge will have you creating a work of art using your face as the canvas and the supplies in the craft store. The challenge is that everything you use has to be from the art supply store, including the brushes. Just make sure you pick art supplies that are non-toxic and wash off easily. You don’t want permanent Sharpie marker eyeliner!

OPPOSITE HAND MAKEUP CHALLENGE

Remember when you would try to write with your non-dominant hand, and how messy your handwriting would be as a result? Now it’s time for you to try that — on your face! Try to do a full face of makeup using only your non-dominant (or opposite) hand. The results might be a little shaky, but definitely a lot of fun!

BLINDFOLDED MAKEUP CHALLENGE

Grab a fearless friend for this one! This makeup challenge idea will need two people. One of you will be blindfolded as you apply makeup to the other person. When you’re all done, remove your blindfold to see the makeup look you created! And of course, let your friend return the favor!

NO BLENDING CHALLENGE

This is another of those makeup challenge ideas that will force you to throw out all the basic beauty rules! You KNOW you should blend your makeup for a beautiful, natural look. But what happens if you don’t blend anything? Try the No Blending Challenge and find out!

FIVE MINUTES MAKEUP CHALLENGE

Instead of saying NO, this makeup challenge says GO! And fast! Can you do all of your makeup in just five minutes? Take the Five Minutes Makeup Challenge to see if you’re able to apply a full face of makeup in such a short time. And hey, if you can pass this challenge, think of how much time it will save you in the morning!

USING NO MAKEUP MAKEUP CHALLENGE

Okay, this challenge won’t help you use up your makeup stash, but it will help you clean out your kitchen cupboards. Instead of using real makeup, you’ll be using things like flour and sugar to create a makeup look! (Here’s a hint: Cornstarch can double as face powder.) It’s a fun and funny challenge that might end up being pretty delicious too. 

ONE-COLOR CHALLENGE

Pick a color, any color… and then do your whole face using just that one color! Foundation and concealer can be normal, but everything else (eyes, contouring, lips) should be in different shades of the chosen color.

Check out some amazing challenges on YouTube using bright pink, green and even blue for ideas on how to make the One-Color Challenge work for you. If you’re not sure how to get started, try an all-in-one blush/lipstick product to help you out.

3 PRODUCT FULL FACE CHALLENGE

Have a friend pick out three makeup products for you (or you can pick them out of your makeup bag randomly). Those three things are all you can use to create a full face of makeup. Can you create a complete look using just blush, pink lipstick, and blue eyeshadow? Try the 3 Product Full Face Challenge and find out!

MY BOYFRIEND DOES MY MAKEUP

This makeup challenge has been around for awhile, but it’s still super fun to do! In this challenge, your boyfriend will be the one who applies makeup to your face, completely on his own! That’s right, don’t give him any hints on how to use any of your makeup or what makeup product goes where. Just give him your makeup bag and brushes and let him create a makeup masterpiece. Or… something. No matter what happens, you’ll both have a good laugh and create some fun memories. Just maybe… wash your face before you go out on your date afterward.

3 MINUTE MAKEUP CHALLENGE

You tried the Five Minutes Makeup Challenge… now let’s get even speedier! Can you do an entire makeup look in just three minutes? Whatever the result, it will definitely create some laughs!

Now that you know some of my favorite makeup challenge ideas, which one are you going to try first? I hope you have fun with them! 

I love you all so much! Stay awesome, stay sweet, and don’t forget to be nice to each other. Bye bye!