Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kim Kardashian-esque look - light edition

Happy September everybody! The last month or so has been a whirlwind of uncertainty, job changes, and LIFE getting in the way of everything...

Despite all the turmoil, it really does feel like God has been watching over me - I feel so blessed & very lucky. It feels like another chapter is opening in my life and I am just brimming with anxiety and excitement!

I am glad to be back - so much to catch up on! I missed the blogging community, but I can't reiterate how difficult it is to jump back into things after a period of (my self-inflicted) blog famine.

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After a good week or so of junk television, I have concluded that Kim Kardashian (and by extension, her full-blooded sisters & Mother) wears too much makeup. She looks fabulous - a sex Bob-bomb! but she also looks equally, if not more, gorgeous without.

I decided to do a "lite" version of her look...smoky & smoldering purples, charcoals and pinks with a light lip and false lashes.

I used my favorite NYX Caribbean Collection palette in "I dream of Barbados" - these colors are smooth and pigmented with some gentle non-overpowering shimmer. Also, be pretty with a clean conscience as all NYX products do not test on animals! :)


One of the keys to Kim's look is a strong, sculpted brow. One of my favorite brow pencils is N.Y.C. - the kind you can pick up at just about any drugstore for ~99 cents. They come in tons of shades - I chose a 922A, "Dark Brown"



After the eye makeup, I dusted bronzer on my temples and underneath the cheekbones. (Fresh, here comes the sun palette) A pop of pinky gold blush on the apples of the cheeks and a sweep of highlighter (Tokidoki in Kabuki) later...


Finished with NYX black label lipstick in "Nude". (LOVE these lippies by the way, will have to review soon)

Tip: Don't forget comically large sunglasses & body-hugging ensemble!



Hope everyone had a lovely labor-day weekend! See you soon ~ promise ;)

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**Side note - I swear the wind/rain combo outside is going to bust the windows out my house right now. O_O

21 comments:

Adeline said...

Welcome back love!!!! =) You look gorg!! Looking forward to more posts from you <3

s said...

Ooooh va-va-voom! Love the look you did! The blush and the lip totally make the look. I didn't know there was a "Nude" color in the black label! I'll have to check that out next time..

Glad to see a blog post from you Irene!! The blog community missed you very much!

Ping said...

you look fabulous. love the nude-y colors and those shades are hot!

L4pinkpetal said...

love this look :D

euzeenee said...

ooh this is nice :)

locke said...

gorgeous! i love the look!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Welcome back!! :) I love your look :D Gorgeous!

Penelope said...

Gorgeous FOTD! Especially love the eye makeup!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Eek, hope the weather improves and that your windows stay intact! On the bright side, you are looking beautiful with this look. =D

Nic Nic said...

this is a sexy understatement neutral look!

Toni Tralala said...

i like the light make up you applied. Simple but deserves a second look!

Cute! :)

DiWiMakeup said...

You look lovely! I'm glad things in your life are falling back into place. =)

Serena said...

IRENEEEEEEEE!!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN WOMAN?! Missed you. I'm glad things are going well for you and welcome back! No worried for being MIA. I'm sure each blogger is MIA every now and then.

I really like this natural look. You're making me tempted to do a Kim inspired look as well. I saw a commercial for the new season of the Kardashian's and I really liked Kim's make up.

Large sunglasses are the best though people tend to make fun of me and call them bug-eyed glasses. I really like them though. >.<


<3s Serena.

yumiko said...

haha yup they always wear large glasses

how have you been hun?
i don't see a cbox

Toothfairy said...

what a great look! you rocked it, and btw, I like your cute hello kitty necklace haha

xo

yumiko said...

Hey. Thanks for the comment =)

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Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

"Tip: Don't forget comically large sunglasses & body-hugging ensemble!" That made me laugh so hard for some reason1 ^o^

Pop Champagne said...

hehe the last pic you do have the kim k attitude to it. btw your skin is so nice! and love your HK necklace <3

Mara said...

So pretty, I love this look on you. Your necklace is adorable. I'm a new follower...you're blog is really welcoming and i really like it....

The Little Dust Princess said...

Pretty! I love your necklace : )

xx The Little Dust Princess