Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Kim K Inspired Makeup

I can't believe I actually did this. And let me secretly admit, I do love a good old Kim K makeup stalk. Yes, I think its too much makeup, but those smokey eyes are always on point. And when I saw this - largely wearable, I decided I needed to recreate it. After going back and forth about publishing this post for the last few days, I finally decided to just do it.
What i really love about it is the bronzey eyes with that silvery highlight in the inner corners. Now, I by no means claim I look anything like her, heck, my face is about twice as wide as hers, but its pretty makeup, why not try it out?

I started out with a light layer of the L'oreal True Match in W7 around the perimeter of my face, since its darker, it helps add a bit of dimension. After concealing my under eyes with the MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW 35, I went over the 'highlight' areas with my MAC ProLongwear Concealer in NC42. So, this is the classic Kim K areas - triangle under the eyes, bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead, chin and below the cheekbone. Once I blended it out and set it with my Ben Nye Banana Powder, I contoured using the Inglot 357 Matte Shadow and the NARS Casino Bronzer over the areas I'd used the true match.
For the eyes, I used the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Pot in Bronze.. what I loved about this eye is that its a single colour that seems to go pretty high up - almost till the eyebrow on the inner side of the eye. I find that this shape suits my eye a fair bit, so I was pretty happy with it. I ran a bit of the Shimmer Pot under my eye also. To really make the eyes pop, I used a Brown Kohl liner by Lakme, because I prefer using brown with my skintone, but I'm pretty certain she has black.
After tons and tons of mascara because I wasn't feeling the lashes - L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara, and some lipbalm, I called it a day.

What do you guys think?


  1. absolutely loved your recreation..the eyes are bang on!! max factor shimmer pot is stunning..i wish they were available in india as well..love this shade! is it similar to Sable from MAC?
    btw whats your inner corner highlight? its gorgeous..i am yet to find my perfect inner corner highlight and this one looks so pretty!

    1. Thank you :)
      I think its closer to Bronze by MAC than Sable. And the inner corner highlight is the lightest shade from the CT Dolce Vita Palette :)

    2. Any dupe for that inner corner highlight??

    3. Love it! I think I have to get the Inglot shadow - what a contour!

      As an aside, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Miss Manga mascara; I've been curious about whether to try that or the Voluminous Million as my next mascara!

    4. Parita, I think the closest thing I have to it is All that Glitters by MAC. I just swatched them side by side, and as far as I can see All that Glitters is pink-er, and more fine in terms of shimmer. But otherwise, colourwise they are pretty similar! Hope that helps!

    5. Aditiiii, I have conflicting thoughts.. I love it now, but I hated it when I first got it. Its one of those formulas that needs to dry out a little? The wand is great and getting to the roots and coating the lashes, but the bendy-ness of it drives me insane. :/

    6. Ugh, I hate those wet formulas, they give me insect lashes :( All I want is a formula that will give me volume and length, is that too much to ask *rant*

      Pssst... I know you're a huge fan of the Tarte mascara, and I've found a good sub for much cheaper - it's the Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl - if you can get it, it gives me the same result as the Tarte one for 1/4 the price!