January 18, 2012

Daily Eye Makeup Tutorial

I have a few new eye makeup products that I really like and I thought I would share them with you! I really love my new base shadow, Satin Taupe. It goes on evenly and can be layered for a deeper color, or worn "lighter" for daytime! 

Here is a list of the products I used:
In order of appearance. . . 
Mac eyeshadow primer in Painterly
Mac eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
Mac eyeshadow in Espresso
Mac eyeshadow in Phloof!
Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in Black/Brown
CoverGirl Lash Blast in Blackest Black
Ulta Amped Lashes in Jet Black--a few layers of this=great thickness. 

Brushes:
Bare Escentuals double ended brush, Contour & Definte
Bare Escentuals, (white brush) Soft Focus Eyeshadow
Costco Kirkland brand small angled brush (for eyeshadow under bottom lashes)

Q&A:
1. Why do you use 2 mascaras?
Well for one thing, I have the most pathetic eyelashes of all time. I think I have about 10 lashes per eye. It's really sad. So I've spent most of my life searching for amazing mascara. What I have found is CoverGirl Lash Blast is great as a "base". It adds length and a bit of thickness, but will not weigh my sad little lashes down. Then finishing with a clumpier, thicker mascara adds the fullness I like too! I know, so involved. :)
2. Is eyeshadow primer necessary?
I think yes. It helps the shadow go on evenly and not budge at ALL during the day. I have also used Bare Escentuals Prime Time eye primer, which is serious business. It's literally like super glue for shadow, but feels like nothing is on your eyes. Perfect for wedding days! I use Mac primer because it's great and doesn't require too much rubbing to take it off at night.


For my complete makeup routine, click here

*Amped Lashes is by Ulta, not Sephora. I can't read. ;)





My scarf is from target!  

78 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty! I use Urban Decays eyeshadow primer and love it...and never wear eyemakeup without it. Feels like I just waste my time. Thanks for some great tips!

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  2. OMG you have a piano player in your room?!?!? :)) I loooove your colors you used.. beautiful!!

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  3. I'm heading to my nearest MAC store...be right back. :)

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  4. Looking good.
    such pretty colors.
    http://inthekitchenandonthecouch.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-tasty.html

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  5. Kate, make-up looks great! But I LOVE the scarf and colors :) Where's it from?
    ~Anisa

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial! I've always used MAC's "paint" in the little tubes for a primer, but I'll have to try the Painterly primer as I have similar skin tone to yours.

    Could you share where you got your bedspread (haha, I almost typed breadspread)? It's lovely!

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  7. What a great post!! I'm totally trying this tonight for date-night :) Now if you could only give us a tutorial on how you got so pretty! Sheesh!

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  8. Thanks for posting....I felt a little "Mister Rogers" flashback while I was watching :-)

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  9. Thank you for teaching me all the things my mom didn't. Ha!

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  10. Thanks for this post. I love when you post make up tutorials. It made my morning to see this one. Keep them coming!

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  11. I struggle with eyeliner. Do I do it all the way across my tops lid, half way, should I put eyeliner or like you did shadow under my eye. I'd love to hear your thoughts and how to figure out what is best and any tips on how to get a smooth thin line. I was super impressed that you could apply it with your lid somewhat open.

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  12. Thanks Kate! this was enormously helpful! I always struggle with how to do my eye-makeup (especially for everyday!) thanks again and love that you are a local! :)

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  13. Where did you get your scarf. I love your style!

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  14. Thanks so much for this! Eyes are something I feel I can never get right. Either it looks like I'm not wearing anything at all or I wind up looking like I'm dressed up for Halloween!! :P

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  15. I see COLOR! Love the scarf & the eye makeup...I've used satin taupe for years and love it.

    -Lindsay

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  16. Love your scarf! Very fun color and print. :)
    -Keri

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  17. Thanks from a girl that loves her Mac makeup, probably because the lady that does my makeup sells it well. I've also struggled with mascara and did find the Mac "haute & naughty" it's a two sticks in one works really well with primer, puts on a thin coat and then u have another brush that puts on that thicker top layer (I have to scrape a little of the extra off the thick brush, bc it's so much). Love the primers also I think we use the same one, people always ask how to I get my makeup to stay and the paint pots(think that's what they are called) are the reason. Btw you do a terrific job with ur blog. I don't follow many. But love yours and tutorials, I've sent many your way :) thanks!

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  18. I have just discovered your blog!!! And I think I'm already obsessed. I was a Tom boy when I was younger, so when my mom was wanting to teach me all of this, I was not listening. But now that I am older I want to be more girlie but don't know how! I love the step by step tutorials. Everything I was too embarrassed to ask is right here!

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  19. Great tutorial! Thanks! I have that same scarf in green and grey :)

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  20. Have you ever tried anything by e.l.f? I have been a long time MAC and Bare Essentials Fan, but e.l.f has some nice products. I have been curious about their eye shadow primer.

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  21. I have a question for you that isn't hair related so I figure I'll put it here... I use your hair tutorials all the time and would love to use your make-up tutorials as well but I don't have eye-lid creases... do you have any special tips for doing eye make-up or creating a look similar to a crease without actually having one? Thanks!

    jess.alora[@]gmail[.]com

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  22. Kate I was just wondering what your cleansing routine is for your face. You have beautiful skin and I so do not. I have been getting breakouts on my chin and jawline a lot lately. I usually use clean and clears line of cleansers but it seems like they have not been working. Any suggestions?

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  23. I can't live without Painterly! I've been using Satin Taupe a lot lately too. Thanks for the tutorial! Fun as always :)

    Tiffany

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  24. Oh what a pretty look. I like the lipcolor. Could you tell me what is it for a lipstick? It will be great if you answer on my blog. Thanks a lot, Kisses Erdmute.

    www.erdmute.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks for the tips. I had visions of a handsome man in a tux playing a grand piano in the corner.

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  26. Great tutorial! I would love to know what lip color you are wearing too ;)

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  27. Great tutorial! I found your blog about two months ago and I just love it! You have amazing style, be it in fashion or hair or make-up or jewelery! Thanks for sharing such great tips and finds!

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  28. You're not alone! I also use 2 mascaras and have spent most of my life deciding which are best for me. I've decided I'm actually a mascara hoarder. I've also found that putting vaseline on my lashes at night has made them so much healthier (longer). Maybe its my brain tricking me, but I love it!

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  29. Hi Kate! What do you use to take your make up off at night? Especially the eye make up?

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  30. Ive been using Ardel lash growth stuff to help with my pathetic lashes. It's actually been making a pretty big difference!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000VDUOFM/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?redirect=true&ref_=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

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  31. Thank you so much for all the tutorials!! I love them and have spent a lot of time looking at them...they are so helpful. I have a question about your lips...what are you wearing on them? Do you like lip stick and what is the best product to wear at night to keep them moist?
    Janice

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  32. I loved the tutorial. What make-up were you wearing for your foundation, lips, and cheeks? All of it was gorgeous!
    stephanie
    slarsen62@yahoo

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  33. Great tutorial!!! I can't wait to try it tomorrow morning. What color lipstick do you have on?

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  34. Kate,what eyebrow pencil do you use?

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  35. Loooove Bare Escentuals primer! The $18 little tube is a bit of a splurge for me, but it lasts FOREVER!

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  36. Beautiful! I love love your blog. I tried the "beachy curls" on my hair and it worked! I was so excite. Thanks for sharing all your tips and tricks :-)

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  37. Another great post...your blog is one of my daily websites I check for new things!

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  38. I LOVE the mac primer in painterly... I literally tell everyone about it! I can do my makeup in the morning, work all day, work out and my eyeshadow STILL will look good when I wash it off at night! I recommend it to everyone! And a little goes a long way! I've had mine for almost a year, and it isn't even half way gone.

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  39. Kate, I highly recommend Obagi Elastilash to stimulate your eyelashes to grow thicker. It's a non-RX version of latisse. Only $60, but you could probably find cheaper online.

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  40. Satin taupe and phloof are two of my favorite colors. I tried this this morning and it worked great. Thanks. Have you considered using a lash primer? I use Dior lash plumping serum and then haute & naughty mascara by MAC and it's pretty amazing the difference it can make to your lashes. Fuller and longer!

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  41. ok love this tutorial!!!i love your nail color what is it?

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  42. I know that this isn't make up related...but I am LOVING your bedding. Where did you find it?

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  43. I love the MAC shadows! My favorite of all time are honey lust, bronze, and shale.

    My sister and I love mascara, and we used to use the Covergirl lash blast. But we switched to the Maybelline colossal volume express. It is absolutely amazing; you should try it!

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  44. I have the same scarf from Target here in L.A., but it's grey abd yellow- I thought of your blog when I bought it! Wish they would have had the color you have too!

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  45. I want to know where you got your adorable bedding!

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  46. love it! Was wondering if you could share what music you used? It's great.

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  47. kate, what's your lip color in this one? :)

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  48. Kate, I recently discovered you through Pinterest, then found you blog, and now I am hooked! I love all the hair and makeup tips! They are great! But I have to ask...where did you get your bedding and accent pillows...I love them!

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  49. Kate,the comment you made about your eyelashes made me laugh out loud. I like your blog because you say things how they are...and you remind me of myself. Thanks for making me laugh! :)

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  50. Your eyelash drama sounds just like mine!!! I fell in love with Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara. It is amazing. The brush is adjustable...you can turn the end of the tube to make the brush shorter and wider, for thickening, or make it longer and skinner, for lengthening. I love the original Buxom formula, too. Try it!

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  51. Green! My favorite color for every Season!! Love the earrings. I don't normally chose earrings with gold, but I would not pass these up.

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  52. Green! My favorite color for every Season!! Love the earrings. I don't normally chose earrings with gold, but I would not pass these up. (bullerbabs@cox.net)

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  53. I love your eyeshadow colors!!!! Is the Espresso color in a matte or frosty?

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  54. Found your double ended brush info here- thanks! Just placed my order.

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  55. Have you ever tried Nars eyeshadow? If so, do you like it? Great colors, but it doesn't stay on, although I don't use a primer. I don't have quick access to Mac, so I might have to order online.

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  56. A trick I use to help my sad eyelashes look thicker is to actually line the upper water line. (like lift your eyelid with your finger and line...just be sure not to poke your eye out! lol!) It gives it the illusion of thicker lashes at the 'root'. Just make sure you use a non-smudgable eye liner, or water proof. (I use a Maybelline one in black). ...I know it sounds weird to do this, but it's a little extra that makes those peepers and lashes stand out. :-) ...Love your tutorials!!! <3 Lindsey

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  57. I always heard that your not suppose to curl your eye lashes once you have mascara on because it could pull your eye lashes out???
    ~Faith

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  58. So where did you get your adorable bedding? I've seen other people ask this same question on here:)

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  59. Went into MAC today, armed with this post on my phone and got new makeup!!! Yay!! I'm so excited, thanks for sharing :)

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  60. I just found your blog but I'm in search of the brushes they don't have them online at sephora! :( help!

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  61. Oh..... Awesome. I love this video.

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  62. Great tutorial! Completely off the subject, is you cat a red point siamese? I adopted one last year.They are the sweetest cats!

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  63. Thank you SO much for the eye primer insight! I've been using primer for awhile but my makeup still falls off and creases within a couple of hours. I bit the bullet and bought the MAC paint pot and got 8-9 hours out of my eye makeup. It made my day!

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  64. Very fine and useful. I am trying to follow this.

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  65. can you make a vlog of how to put on eyeliner? i would love to see that, i have tons of trouble with the upper lid.

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  66. Great tutorial. Ure so beautyful :))

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    Beautyglamcandy.blogspot.de

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  67. OMG love your blog!!!!

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  68. very good information...to learn more about eye makeup visit makeupstudio.in

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  69. BB 7 pcs travel set is a perfect combination of your make up needs and ease. It is brand new, comes with a free black leather case. The brushes are 12-15cm in length.

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  70. hello lovely!!! ee i love your blog and i was wondering if you could possibly have a little look at mine iv just posted a 'post' and id really like some feed back on it!!! thankyou xxxxx http://hughesingg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/my-first-makeup-video.html

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  71. Thanks for this. I am so rubbish at eyeliner and so I appreciate seeing how you do it - from the outer corners inwards - which was not what I expected. You have also convinced me to try eyeshadow primer.

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