The Clean-Makeup Challenge—Join Us!

It’s that time again, folks! As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we’ve been preparing to announce a new challenge. The Nancy Drews out there have probably already figured out that this one is about makeup (ding ding ding!), and once again, there is a prize!

Consider this the opposite of the no-makeup challenge we launched in September. That one was a huge hit: We asked you to brave a naked face outside the house, and you all looked absolutely fetching while doing so. Now, we want you to do the opposite:

We want you to go wild with your clean makeup! What does that mean, exactly? It’s totally up to you. Maybe it means putting on eyeliner for the first time in your life, or wearing a bright pink lipstick, or doing a face as bananas as the Black Swan’s. All we ask is that you have FUN with the challenge, and take at least one risk. It’s your going-out face we’re looking for, not your doing-groceries face. You decide what’s bold for you, then take a picture, and send it in.

One of you will win a $100 gift certificate from the amazing natural beauty store Spirit Beauty Lounge. Spirit Demerson, its founder, is incredibly knowledgeable about nontoxic beauty, and she carries many of our favorite products (makeup included). Because there’s no way in hell we’re going to judge your pictures, we’ll be picking the winner out of a hat.

The rules: You gotta be wearing makeup. We encourage you to wear as much nontoxic clean makeup as you can. You don’t have to go shopping to do the challenge; work with what you have.

Instructions: Send your picture to nomoredirtylooks (at) gmail (dot) com, with GLAM FACE in the subject line. Please include your first name, city of origin and, if you feel like, tell us what products you used. We need all pictures by end of day, Sunday, March 6th. We will post the results on our site shortly thereafter, as well as on our Facebook page.

Pretty please: Help us spread the word! Tweet it, Facebook it, scream from the rooftops, and tell your friends to get on board with you, too.

The reason for the challenge: To show that clean cosmetics can be glamorous as conventionals, and to explore how much fun makeup can be beyond its functional qualities. We love makeup as a zit-hider, complexion perfecter, or undereye-circle eraser as much as the next girl, but this challenge is about having fun. 

Who’s in?

20 Responses to “The Clean-Makeup Challenge—Join Us!”
  1. Jen says:

    open to Canadians as well?

  2. Siobhan says:

    Of COURSE! Go Canada!

  3. This sounds like fun!

  4. Vica says:

    I’m not sure I have any clean makeup! :( Which brands do you suggest?

  5. Steffie says:

    Hey, an excuse to actually buy make up! Sure!

  6. erica says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait to show off my pretty non-toxic face.

  7. Kammi says:

    I am a fan of No More Dirty Looks and Beauty Spirit on Facebook. I shared the contest with 70 friends on Facebook. I am a subscriber of No More Dirty Looks via Email.

  8. comagirl says:

    I don’t think I wear enough make-up to participate, but I’m eager to see how everyone else does. Also, I am still wearing dirty mascara, at least until I run out of it.

  9. Kim says:

    Great Job Ladies!
    I will send out to our fans!
    Good For You Girls

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  11. Alyssa says:

    Hello There! My name is Alyssa and I think this will help me get through my fear of bullying to express my self through make up <3

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