Tuesday, 4 November 2014

EOTD: Red, Gold & Black...

This was today's Melbourne Cup Day eye look - a colour combination I've done many many times, but it always turns out slightly different. Of course it depends what you put where, and the product I use on my waterline tends to make a big difference...

I've changed the lighting for these early morning photos. I now have two globes - one cool and one warm white in an effort to get the most realistic and true representation of the colours I use. Because of the added brightness, everything seems a lot clearer camera-wise, or perhaps I should say "gorily graphic", which may not be such a good thing considering my age lol. But hey, I always prefer to tell it like it is, so here we go, warts and all 

My base was Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold, a rich metallic cream that has lots of pretty sparkles to enliven the flatness of matte pigments. Over that I applied Mirenesse Secret Weapon 24 hr Liner in Pure Gold along the top and lower lashlines - love this stuff, and once it dries, it's there for the whole day. The red is a blend of two matte shadows from the bhcosmetics Take Me To Brazil palette - one of them is pinky red, and the other is orangey red, but together they made just the shade I was after...

I pressed the black from the same palette into the crease, and went over the gold on the lower lid with MNY Master Precise Liquid Liner. On the waterline is ModelsPrefer Matte Black Kohl Pencil - out of all my crayons, this is the most long lasting in this damp area, and I don't experience even the slightest twinge of irritation. Brilliant, and I'll be buying it again.  My mascara is always Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Hydrofuge (waterproof). I'm going through another phase where I'm sticking to the same one because it never fails 

Regrettably, no time to take a pic of any other part of me, but as you can probably imagine, my outfit was black and red with gold jewellery, and I added a slightly subdued red lip using Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay on Lip Contouring Pencil in Red Dynamite, Lacural Minerals lipstick in shade 980, and topped with Mirenesse 3D Forever Gloss in Star Struck...

Did you do a special make up look for The Race That Stops a Nation?

Take care of you,
kats xxx


  1. What a stunning look, Kat. So vibrant, yet totally glamorous. I'm loving the new lighting, really makes the photos crisper. Oh, and your still looking much younger than your years! xx

    1. A million thankyous for the vote of confidence Indie my dear friend ♥ - hmmm, yes a LOT crisper, but I figure I'd better save the "soft focus" for when I hit 70 ha ha! Delighted you like the look hon - I need to play with that Mirenesse gold liner a lot more, it's amazing...

  2. I like red eyeshadow sometimes, & gold is something I do often.
    I didn't do anything special for the Cup - & I had no luck either :(
    When I turn 70 I'm going to start calling everyone 'dearie', then at 80 I'll call everyone 'sonny' - male or female - I'm calling them all 'sonny'.

    1. No wins for me either hon - but I didn't expect to so I wasn't disappointed lol. Sonny ha ha, you'll be such a fun old lady dearie ♡