Skip to main content

Featured

KCL Friday Finds

Happy weekend, guys!! And most importantly, Happy Friday 13th! We absolutely love Halloween in our family, so a Friday 13th in October is basically another day to celebrate the holiday. It's like THE ultimate day for a scary movie night, right?!

We haven't decided which one yet, but we are considering of course a Friday 13th movie, though I'm sure there will be plenty of scary movies on TV and streaming to pick from. One thing is for sure, we are totally going to watch the new LORE anthology on Amazon. But first, let's grab a cup of coffee and look at some amazing new Friday finds! Pictured: Skull Candle Holder


Naturally I have some Halloween picks for you guys today. The first is one of my favorite things for Halloween decor - a skull. Either one pictured above is perfect for a spooky Halloween centerpiece. It's hard to say which is my favorite.

I love how the first skull candle holder looks with the red candle dripping down, though I also love that the Plaster S…

Date Night Makeup: Blue + Smokey


I love the idea of a smokey eye for date night, but in reality, I want some color. Sometimes I'll forgo the charcoal color altogether and create a bronzed smokey eye, but when I do use a black liner, I love to mix in shades of purple or blue to give the smokey eye that bit of color. For another lovely date night with Ken, I went with my blue palette from e.l.f.

A smudge pot or highly-pigmented cream eyeshadow is the latest (and best thing) for a quick one-color smokey eye. But for something with a little more dimension and to get that cat eye effect, go with a great eyeshadow quad and a black kohl eyeliner

For this charcoal and blue smokey eye, I used  and the e.l.f. Essentials Flawless Eyeshadow in "sea escape" and the Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Kajal Eyeliner. The darker blue shades in this palette have a slight purple tint to them, and the lighter blues aren't heavily pigmented; it really is the perfect palette if you're not accustomed to wearing blue eyeshadow and need a little practice. It can be intimidating when you see the bright bold blues, but as you can see from my last pic, those colors don't really show on your eyes as they do in the palette. They simply serve as a subtle base and to help the darker colors really pop. You need this kind of brush to get the crease properly, and this smudging brush for the lash line, but as for the lighter colors, the best tools you could use to apply them are your fingertips.

The e.l.f flawless eyeshadow comes with labels on each color as to where to put each shade, but I mixed it up a little; I always put the lighter shimmery shade just under the brows and on the inner corners as a highlighter. It really opens up the eyes and adds some nice shimmer. I do this technique with pretty much any kind of palette I use. It really elevates to look.

http://www.krisztinaclifton.com/2016/05/blue-smokey.html



I was very happy with the result, and will definitely be repeating the look for date night. Ken not only said "you look pretty", as he often does, but he said specifically "You're eyeshadow looks pretty." :)

I finished off the look with my e.l.f. blush bronzer duo in "fiji matte" and Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in "pink wink." What do you think? Would you try the blue smokey eye?

Comments

  1. Love "crease" and "line"
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/grace_njio

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great post my dear! I always struggle a bit to make good smokey eyes... therefore very useful, thx! Happy Friday <3

    www.confashiontime.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love that you added color to your smokey look. The blue looks pretty on you!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this, Krisztina! Your blue smokey eye turned out so good! Fab!!
    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa!:) You have a lovely weekend!:)

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts