Friday, 26 February 2016

EOTD: Kat Von D Black Milk & Lunar Lights...

I love surprises, and nothing gives me greater pleasure than writing off something as bleah, only to fall in love with it later on. And that's what's happened with silvers & greys. I've hardly even worn these hues throughout my life - always considered them to be somewhat dull and dreary, and my beauty book always told me that silver was only meant for highlighting. But since lightening my hair, I've been having a play and re-testing all my combos, and these "colourless" shades are now appearing on my bench almost every week...


They're actually quite flattering, and like the colours of the rainbows, I'm discovering there are many variations, and these two from the Kat Von D Chrysalis palette are becoming firm favourites. For this look I stroked on essence White Kajal close to the lashline, and then patted down Lunar Lights, which is almost white, but it turns out quite silvery when it hits my skin. For the rest of the lid, I used Max Factor Kohl Pencil in the shade Charcoal Grey as the base, and then blended Black Milk (matte) over the top. Of course I had to add SOME colour somewhere, so Eye of Horus Emerald Tabula Goddess Pencil was what I chose for the waterline...


Foundation was DB Longwear 24 Hour, cheeks were Lacura Cream Blush in Soft Coral, and the I added a light dusting of Maybelline Master High-Light Blush in Pink Rose. It's the first time I've used this blush, and I'm crazy about both the colour and the slightly shimmery finish. I used Crop Natural Mineral Pressed Bronzer in Solaire for a hint of contouring, and my lips were David Jones Moisture Cream Lipstick in Terracotta...


And here's the jewellery I put together to complete the outfit...


I reckon terracotta and grey are a beaut team for Autumn, and I've no doubt you'll be seeing these two together a lot more often up here, in one form or another.,,

What's your feeling about silvers and greys - do you think they're boring?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

8 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of silver & I really like this look. The lipstick looks two different shades. The full face shot looks darker than the lip close-up. I guess that's just the lighting?

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Yes it's the lighting - the lip closeup is taken with my makeup light and camera 2, the face shot was taken in the loo at work and it's with a flash using camera 3 (nice and fuzzy so you can't see my eye bags lol). Flash almost always makes things (lips especially) look deeper/bolder, and I don't know enough about photo editing to counteract it. And then the jewellery pic was taken with my highest resolution camera, and the brightest of lights - it's what I use for the product shots because it has the most clarity. The closeup lippie pic is the most accurate colour-wise - it's a gorgeous shade ♥

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  2. I love this eye look Kats! The shades work so well together to create a smouldering smokey eye look ♥

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    1. Bella thanks so much - I'm just so happy that greys and silvers no longer bore me lol ♥

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  3. You look so glamorous, Kat! xx

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    1. Indie darling you do say the sweetest things - mind you I take the pics early in the morning before I get wrecked ha ha!

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  4. I need to retry with some greys I think - the ones I had before were the wrong tone and I just looked bruised!!

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    1. Ahh yes Beth, there are greys and there are greys - I have one or two that have a purple tint, and they make me look like I've walked into a door ♥

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