The 5-Day Byrdie Beauty Challenge

The 5-Day Byrdie Beauty Challenge
Hilary Walsh/Adam Katz Sinding

Attention, beauty junkies—are you ready to shake things up? This week, we dare you to step out of your comfort zone and embark on Byrdie’s first official 5-Day beauty challenge. Each day, we’ll share one beauty dare for you to try. All you have to do is accept the challenge, snap a pic of yourself rocking the look, and hashtag it #ByrdieBeautyChallenge. We’ll be posting some our favorites on our social media feeds, so keep an eye out.

Click through the slideshow above and tell us—are you in?

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    Day 1: Rock An Orange Lip

    Orange lips were a staple on the S/S 14 runways, check out Nanette Lepore and DKNY for reference, and we dare you to find a way to translate this runway beauty trend for real life. Not sure where to start? Click here to find the best orange lipstick for your skin tone.

    Try: MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil ($20) in Teen Dream
    Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28) in Riviera
    Armani Lip Maestro ($33) in Tibetan Orange

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    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding for Le 21 Ème

    Day 2: Match Your Lipstick With Your Eyeshadow

    We’re daring you to make this beauty sin a “yes” today.

    Try: Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($18) in Woodstock and Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil ($24) in Rose Berry
    Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow ($21) in Pearly Baby Pink and Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter ($8) in Juicy Papaya

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    PHOTO: Hilary Walsh for Malibu Magazine

    Day 3: Go Extreme With Your Part

    The '90s swoosh is making a comeback—and we couldn’t be happier. The modern-day version is grungy-yet-glam and totally wearable. Go on…all the cool kids are doing it.

    Try: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42)
    Leonar Greyl Volumizing Style Mousse ($46)

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    PHOTO: Kevin Al Faiza

    Wear Your Favorite Color…On Your Face

    If your favorite hue falls within the red, pink, or coral category, this one should be a breeze. But if you’re like us and have a penchant for greens, blues, and purples, you might just have to get a little creative—colored mascara, anyone?

    Try: Sephora + Pantone Universe Liquid Lash Silk Mascara ($14) in Emerald
    Lancôme Artliner 24H Bold Color Precision ($31) in Amethyst

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    PHOTO: Flickr/ali loves curtis

    Day 5: Be A Braid Babe

    Tousled waves and messy buns will never get old, but we dare you to give your sea salt spray a rest and try one of spring’s biggest hair trends: striking braids. Need ideas? Click through our gallery of 31 beautiful braids, or look to the ladies of Game of Thrones for inspiration.

    Try: Orofluido Elixir ($30) to smooth flyaways or Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray ($17) to add texture.


    CTA: Will you join our beauty challenge? Comment below and tell us if you’re in!

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