February 17, 2012

Sonia Kashuk Perfectly Neutral

I picked up this palette several days ago in order to show you a similar look to my daily makeup routine for less! 


The price of this Sonia Kashuk Palette is about the same as 1 eyeshadow from Mac. 


There, I said it. 


Frankly, I've found that if you use a good quality primer, even less expensive shadows last nearly as long as the pricey ones. 


For any questions about the brushes that I'm using, see this post











45 comments:

  1. where do you buy Sonia Kashuk? Department stores only? I looked at Ulta and they don't carry it!

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  2. You can purchase them at Target I believe!
    Dana

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  3. Yes Target, the line also has great nail polish!

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  4. Kate-You look great! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

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  5. Kate I love it!! Thank you for your smokey eye tutorial :)

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  6. Thanks Kate.. I love it.. I also wear contacts.. Could you please suggest an eyeliner? Not too pricey.. What colors? I have medium brown hair and hazel eyes..
    Thanks in advance
    Debbie

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    1. I know it may sound funny, but Rimmel London (most drugstores carry it) has a really good kohl eyeliner. It's a little less pricey, but it works!

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  7. I have hazel eyes and also wear contacts. I have found that the cream eyeliners are really good and stay on really well. I like dark purples, dark blues and charcol looks really good as well. I have used Wet and Wild which works great and they have a plum color I really like. : )

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    1. Thanks Constance.. I will look for those..

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  8. Love those colors!

    I'm with you, my fave eye shadows have been these Bonne Bell ones that I get at Wal-Mart..gasp! but they hold up well with primer!

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  9. Kate, I have tried a TON of mascaras and I've watched your tutorials a ton too. And I think you would save a TON of time if you tried Mally's Volumizing Mascara...it's the very best mascara I've ever used and I'll never go without it. It lengthens, curls, darkens and volumizes...without clumping, flaking or caking and washes off like a dream.

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    1. Jennifer, where do you find Mallys? Thanks!!

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  10. Kate, what primer do you use?

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  11. What color are you wearing on your lips?

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  12. if you like this one,next time pick up Eye On Neutral! fabulous!

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  13. kristy russell-smithFebruary 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    How did you style your hair in this one?

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  14. Any tips on how to choose the best shades of blush?

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  15. Hi Kate! I love that you posted a more "budget-conscious" eyeshadow palette :) I've been searching for a good primer that isn't too expensive--do you have any less-expensive suggestions other than the one from Mac?

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    1. Sorry Catherine, I meant to reply to you specifically, but I just added my comment at the end about cheap primer. :)

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  16. I use the same palette and LOVE it! Actually I am almost out so off to Target I go....

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  17. I was a diehard fan of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer potion but it is so expensive and I was using it daily. So I now save my UD primer for going-out/special occasions and I use E.L.F. eyeshadow primer daily. It is cheap and amazing. My only tip is to let the primer dry fully (give it 2 whole minutes) before putting on eyeshadow. Sometimes they carry E.L.F at Target/Walmart/Meier but you can also order it online:

    http://www.eyeslipsface.com/minerals/eyes/concealers_and_primers/eyeshadow_primer?wm_crID=10661914&wm_lpID=46179164&wm_ctID=366&wm_kwID=27990818&wm_mtID=3&wm_content=0&wm_g_crID=9872386352&wm_g_kw=elf+eyeshadow+primer&wm_g_pcmt=&wm_g_cnt=0&gclid=CJDwxKPfpa4CFQ8yhwodCzvZSw&wm_kw=elf+eyeshadow+primer&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=elf+eyeshadow+primer&utm_campaign=brand+elf&wm_sd=1

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  18. I love Sonia Kashuk's products!!! I have her foundation brush and it is fabulous!!

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  20. Love this tutorial! You are so sheek and cute. I"m totally hooked on your vids!

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  21. You are adorable without make up!! I have to admit at first I thought you were someone else, till I heard your voice!!

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  22. What is all the way to the right in the palette? Is it a cream eyeshadow? Also, I purchased the Revlon lip butter in Sugar Plum today. I'm a redhead and have a hard time finding lipstick colors that don't make me look like a clown. But, so far so good with this one! Thanks for the tip! - Jessica

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  23. Thanks for the information on the cheaper shadows. I tend to stay away from expensive products to watch the budget but end up with so many that didn't work that I could have bought the expensive one at works ! I have eyeliner issues. It never stays on. I use a pencil and it looks great going on, but melts away before long. I've tried the liquid but I am just not talented enough to master that. Wonder if the primer would also help that stay on ? Might try it ! Thanks !!!!

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    1. Try fluid line eyeliners from MAC. It's a cream eyeliner that goes on with a brush. It's not as tricky as a liquid but last longer then a pencil. It's $14 but it will last you a very long time.

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  24. Love, love, love the video. Thank you!

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  25. I know most people think that M.A.C. is really expensive. And it is for one shadow compared to a palette of a few at a drugstore, but the colors you buy go on more true to what is in the container (because it has more pigment than other colors) so you won't use as much as you would with the drugstore brands. And they last a REALLY long time! Trust me...it is worth the money!!!

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  26. Kate, what colors would you recommend for someone with brown eyes?

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    1. I believe plums look great on brown eye-d girls. :)

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  27. I have this set but yours looks a little better than mine!

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  28. Absolutely! Primer is the key, in my opinion. If you're looking for cheap eyeshadows, do NOT overlook Wet 'n Wild. Their eyeshadows are simply amazing, and they're one of the cheapest brands you can buy.

    I agree with another commenter that the ELF eye primer is good. I have oily, hooded lids though (doesn't that sound lovely?) so it still creases on me after a while. The absolute BEST primer that I've found is Urban Decay's primer potion. Yes, it's a little pricey, but it lasts ALL day and one tube lasts me at least 6 months.

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  29. I have to second the comment above about Urban Decay's primer potion. I love it. It really does last all day (and in North Carolina's summer heat/humidity, that's saying a lot).

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  30. I was wondering if you have a tutorial on your foundation application. Your foundation always looks, flawless and no dark under eyes.

    Thanks,
    Jennifer

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  31. what is the eye shadow brush called that has the double ends. I think I need one of those!
    thank you for your blog! you have really inspired me! I have found great ways to style my hair as i grow it out some :)

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  32. Just wondering, when talking about a good primer, does that mean foundation?

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  33. I am sooo excited that you put out this tutorial! I love your daily makeup and this is a very affordable way to accomplish the look!

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  34. Have you ever tried warming up your eyelash curler a little with a blow dryer? You will be amazed!!

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  35. You should try Lights, Camera, Lashes from Sephora. Increases your lashes by 424%!!!!! This stuff is awesome. Promise!!!

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