Monday, August 23, 2010

Makeup Monday: Here, Kitty Kitty






"Sexy" is a foreign term to me; when someone tells me to be sexy, I just end up in stitches. I'm immature like that. Sex kitten makeup, however - I can do that! Several looks come to mind, but what I demonstrated here is more of a daytime sex kitten look - understated and soft, with pinky nude lips and a classic cat eye.

Makeup Details:
Face: 
concealer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink (cheeks)
Eyes:
MAC Embark eyeshadow (brows)
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot (base)
MAC Buff de Buff eyeshadow (crease)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Benefit Badgal Lash
Lips:
Rimmel lipliner in Eastend Snob
MAC Pink Plaid and MAC Hug Me mixed together

For the eyes, I started with a neutral base (MAC Bare Study paint pot) and then put a soft beige-pink (MAC buff de buff) in and above the crease, to give more contour. The crease color for this look can just be a couple shades darker than your natural skin color. Just pack the color in and above your outer crease, and blend with a fluffy brush. This part is all optional - it will look just fine without any shadow at all. But don't skip the primer/base!

The main attraction of this look is the cat eye. You can make this as subtle or dramatic as you want, simply by building upon the line, up and out. I wanted to do a video tutorial of how I do the classic cat eye, but two things happened: 1) I left my fluidline open and it dried out, making the process a little more cumbersome, and 2) I found this great cat eye tutorial on MAC's artists in action series. That's almost exactly what I do and use, except I prefer the Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush, which has a very fine point. Either will do; it's just a matter of preference. I also do the line in shorter strokes, connecting as I go.

For the lips, I mixed two of my favorite lipsticks: MAC Pink Plaid and MAC Hug Me. Pink Plaid was a little too pink and matte; Huge Me a little too glossy and neutral. Together, they create a creamy, pinkish nude. Don't be afraid to mix your colors! I like to take a little of each and mix it on the back of my hand (you can also use a palette), until I find a color I like.

Note: If you have beauty marks, go over them with a wet q-tip or a little makeup remover, to take off the makeup. Let them show through!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

35 comments:

  1. I love this! Sex Kitten all the way!

    xx,
    Helena
    www.BrooklynBlonde.com

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  2. This is sexy! what about the hair? I love your hair!

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  3. this is just beautiful! good work!
    katie

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  4. Really cute! I love the colour of your lipstick.

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  5. Such a gorgeous look, and your hair looks so adorable!

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  6. such a doll face!!! love your lips here!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  7. I love this look! You look adorable with pigtails.

    & Oh So Fancy

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  8. I'm so digging the day time sex kitten look. As I've said before, your face is absolute perfection and I always look forward to Make up Mondays! <333

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  9. Hi Keiko, I honestly love your look, its always so inspirational and stunning- take care!

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  10. I love this lip color! Beautiful!!

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  11. oh, i love this look! very sexy indeed. i really like how subtle the colors are. my favorite of yours yet!


    boat ride through the sky

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  12. honestly, the perfect cat eye. You should do a how to! :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  13. love this look! Beautiful :]

    http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
    Live.Laugh.Love.

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  14. You're a master with the cat eye!

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  15. That video was so helpful! I've had a unrequited love affair with the cats eye for ages. Now I've got the hot tip I'll be busting it out all over the place.

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  16. absolutely love love love this look!~!~ the hair. the make up. everything. in these pics, you really remind me of lena fujii (THE most famous japanese model)

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  17. Lovely make-up, amazing hair too.
    Well-demonstrated cat-eyes.

    www.purelovefashionn.blogspot.com xx

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  18. wow...your makeup looks amazing...the eyes are fabulous

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  19. Love this look! I have tried a few looks that you have posted for Makeup Monday (Cheeky Pink and Smokey Eye) and even purchased some products you had recommended. Lovely work! I wish my makeup skills were better.

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  20. Ow OW!! That looks hot! I should try to pull this off and see what The Boy thinks. He may laugh at me though. You definitely got the sexiness to pull it off. :) :)

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  21. beautiful look! and great blog, by the way... first time here but I will be back!

    Gracie
    theflipsideofoz.blogspot.com

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  22. I have a beauty mark in the middle of my left cheek as well, and although it started out as a chicken pock, I'm rather proud of the thing.

    This is a great look. It's hard to get a decent cat-eye that precise, but you've done it!

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  23. I love a good cat-eye! I try, but I have zero makeup talent, so it never comes out very well haha! Love your pigtails too! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  24. you did such a great job!!!
    i love this look on you :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  25. Wowza! Your photos totally prove what i always say. Black eyliner cats eyes can make a beautiful girl look even more beautiful! You look stunning!

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  26. You do look sexy, great look!! XOXO, Natalya

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  27. wow, hello brigitte bardot! stunning.

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  28. Perfect as always...!!!

    I have put your photo in an entry that i have done on the summer hempen baskets. Pass to seeing if you like it since has stayed.

    Kisses!!!

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  30. Hi Keiko,

    I just saw your blog entry today and I simply love your entry for Here, Kitty Kitty. I've been trying in vain to creat perfect feline look, but somehow made a horrible mess of it. Your entry has inspired me to try my hand on it again!

    Juliana

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