Beauty Dare: 100 Layers of Eyeshadow

AKA this week's poor life choice.
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AKA this week's poor life choice.

Beauty bloggers and vloggers have really taken this “100 layers of…” thing to a whole new level, so with some reader prodding (*chants* peer pressure, peer pressure, peer pressure) I decided to burden my eyelids with 100 layers of eyeshadow. 

Of all these challenges, I think this is probably the least time-consuming, but it was certainly interesting, to say the least.

TFW you're excited and terrified at the same time.

TFW you're excited and terrified at the same time.

So, after 25 layers I was feeling cautiously optimistic. My original plan was to layer by color (i.e. lightest to darkest) in hopes of avoiding any major catastrophes. But honestly? It started to get a little tedious to keep track of the order.

I made the mistake of ordering a food delivery before I started, so I had to answer the door like this.

I made the mistake of ordering a food delivery before I started, so I had to answer the door like this.

I used about five different palettes, so bouncing from palette to palette in that way was not a great strategy. 

My lids were beginning to feel a bit dry at this point, but it wasn’t too heavy overall.

Layer 50 — halfway there!

Layer 50 — halfway there!

I thought it would be a good idea to gently sweep the fallout from under my eyes, but obviously, this was one of many poor choices that I made in this endeavor. I’d been at it for about 40 minutes at this point, but to be fair, I was also watching Jurassic Park.

My eyelids look like they are upholstered in felt.

My eyelids look like they are upholstered in felt.

By the time I got to layer 75, my lids were so dry they were actually starting to hurt a little. No bueno. 

Also, I’m pretty sure I inhaled more shadow than what actually made it on my lids. Not even kidding, I might as well have just lined it up and given it a good snort, if you know what I mean.

100 layers of eye shadow

Don't be fooled by my expression, I hate everything at this point.

Finally finished! I couldn’t smell anything but eyeshadow, but the whole process was not as bad as I thought it would be. Mostly, my eyes felt very stiff and mildly irritated. 

I decided to go ahead and put finishing touches on the “look” because why not? The last layer I did was with a foiled shadow; it actually showed up a different shade than the sludge I'd gotten used to looking at, and it looked fairly decent despite applying terribly over the other 99 layers.

100 layers of eye shadow

WERK! I'm sorry, I had to.

The biggest surprise: It all came right off with a healthy dose of micellar water!

  • What's your take on the 100 Layers trend? 
  • Would you ever try one of these challenges yourself? If so, which?