I have a piece of not very makeup related news to share sometime this week (and no it's not Diablo 3) but while I prepare the best way to announce or mention that, here's a LOTD I had done using the Kate Cosmetics Real Create Eyes Palette that I had recently received.
Phew, what a long sentence!
I started the look with a mind to follow the step-by-step application method listed in the pamphlet but mid-way through I somehow reverted to my preferred application method (in terms of color placement and all). Oops. Guess some habits die hard!
The colors give an almost translucent look to them while still carrying a soft pigmentation, enough for definition but not too strong that it is harsh. What I like most though is how the Clear Jelly and the main color (green in this case) carries very pearlescent shimmers that really enhances the look.
From afar the shadows don't appear very strongly though they do brighten the eye area.
BROWS / FACE
K-Palette Liquid Brow Liner (with powder) in 01
Skin79 Gold BB Cream
Cezanne Powder Foundation
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kate Real Create Eyes Palette in GN-1
28 Color Palette (crease and highlight)
Clio Professional Brush liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved
Dollywink Mascara in Volume
MAC MSF in Redhead
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in N5 Nude Beige
Highlighted products were provided by companies/distributors,
I was not obliged to use/feature them in LOTDs.
Side-tracking a little but aside from putting the spotlight on Kate's Real Create Eyes Palette, I am also wearing Make Up For Ever's Rouge Artist Natural in N5 Nude Beige (mentioned here). This lipstick is fast becoming a favorite of mine since I reach for it so often these days.
Bringing it back to the Kate palette, here's a rough diagram of how I placed the colors from the palette:
White opacity - Clear Jelly (A) applied all over lids.
Champage shade - Shade C applied on the inner lids
Light mint green - Shade B dabbed on the centre of the lids
Darkest brown - Shade E to give an outer-v definition.
Grey brown - Shade D blended up from the lash line
Overall I do like this palette and I think for GN-1 at least, shade B really does make it a whole lot more awesome with the pearlescent green dimensions. The Clear Jelly itself carries some shimmer and pearly effects but I wouldn't use it often. While I personally didn't experience any creasing during my wear, perhaps oilier lids might find the Clear Jelly to cause creasing for them.
The very fine shimmer particles did migrate a little to the under eye portion but since they are so fine and small flecks, it really didn't bother me. I did not notice any fading in the intensity of the look on the lid over time.
As I had mentioned before, these shadows are lovely to own and if you are a fan of such translucent, pearly and soft shades, these Real Create Eyes Palettes from Kate Cosmetics are worth a look!
Thanks for reading!