The latest challenge to shake up the beauty world is the “Google Picked My Makeup Challenge.” The challenge seems to have been started by YouTube star and beauty guru Nikki de Jager (known as NikkieTutorials on YouTube), This challenge is one of the wildest ways to generate inspiration for your makeup look yet.
The challenge is fairly simple and has few rules. To have Google “pick your makeup,” you go to Google’s image search and type in your first and last initials followed by the word “look” – so, Nikki’s search would be “NJ look.” The first image to appear in the search is the image that you have to base your makeup look on. From there, the rest is up to you.
This might seem simple, but, in most cases, there doesn’t seem to be a logical connection between the initials in the search and the images that appear. Nikki’s google search revealed a picture of pastel-colored buildings, and a quick search of “SS look” for Showstopper brings up runaway pictures from various fashion shows.
The latest brave makeup icon to try out this challenge is YouTuber Carli Bybel. Her search “CB look” gave her the challenge of basing her makeup look on a fiery red and blue motorcycle. This vibrant inspiration picture seemed like the beginning of the end, but Carli managed to transform her motorcycle mayhem into a gorgeous sunset look.
It seems, based on all of the makeup savvy people who have tried this challenge, that the key to success is focusing not on what is in the picture but on colors and textures and tone of the image. We’re still not sure we’ll be looking to Google for makeup advice anytime soon (that’s what YouTube is for, right?), but maybe it’s the key to all the amazing looks we haven’t discovered yet.
Would you try this challenge?