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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

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36 comments

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. 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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  6. 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