Often times, when I sit down to do a makeup look with a specific palette, I go in with absolutely no idea of what I want to do and just let my creativity flow. Last night, I broke out my Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette, which I recently showed you swatches of. My final look ended up being very cotton candy inspired, with shimmering pastels seamlessly blending into one another for a prismatic look. This would be a great makeup look for Halloween if you’re going as something feminine and ethereal, such as a princess or a fairy. The full tutorial and look is inside,
I labeled my Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette above with numbers so that if you own this and want to recreate it exactly, you can. Here are the exact steps to get the look:
- Apply Shade 1 into the crease of your eye and blend it upward generously toward your brow-bone. This medium pink-lavender shade is going to be our transition color.
- Apply Shade 2 into the crease of your eye only, making the area where your eye folds darker. This is to add some depth and definition.
- Using a flat-tipped brush, apply Shade 3 over your entire eyelid. Go back and dampen your brush with some water, and apply Shade 4 directly in the center of your eyelid only.
- Go in with a pencil brush and apply Shade 5 into the inner corners of your eyes, both upper and lower, and bring it up so it meets your crease shade.
- Go back with Shade 1 and apply it over your entire lower lash-line. Smoke the bottom corners out with Shade 2.
- To finish the look, take Shade 6 and apply it to your brow-bones and socket area to blend the crease really well and make everything look seamless.
I applied black liner to my lower lash-line and tight-lined my upper lashes with it, as well.
The end result is very soft, blended, and shimmery. I love pastels because they really flatter every skin tone. The center of the eyelid has that pop of silver shimmer on it, which really makes your eye color sparkle!
Notice that I left the rest of my face very bare. I like using neutral shades on my face when I wear pastels on my eyes. I had started off with a pink lip gloss, then wiped it off because I felt it looked a little too “girlish” with it. I ended up with Colourpop’s “Times Square” Ultra Matte Lipstick. I like the juxtaposition of a brown-based nude against the pastel eye colors.
If you were wearing this for Halloween, you could add some fun glitter eyelashes or a lot of shimmer on your actual skin. I think this would work for any kind of feminine fantasy character, even a mermaid.
I will of course continue doing looks with the Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette. I think the reason why this palette is so fantastic is that you can go from something like this look to something dark and smoky, to something very neutral and classic.
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