Toffee Eyes and a Matte Lip

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It’s all about hydration for this makeup look, especially since I knew I would use a lot of different finishing powders (contour, bronzer, highlight, etc).

I wanted to create a warm, toffee eye look with a barely-there cat-eye. I must admit that I love the more modern look of a cat-eye these days. I often see it created with eyeshadow instead of eyeliner, but the product I use in this demo is very easy to use and gives you the same effect.

Click here to watch the video!

Products and Tools:

Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer

NARS Lip Mask

Morphe Deluxe Buffing Brush – love this for foundation application

Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.1 + 5.25

Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (I used a Beauty Blender to blend in)

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for under eyes, I used a Real Techniques brush to apply

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow stick in Taupe (blended with a flat eyeshadow brush)

Tarte Power Bar Eyeshadow palette (used shade Build), I used a crease brush.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe

Iconic London Precision Duo Contour Pot in Light applied with a flat foundation brush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in Volume 1, applied with a powder brush

Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines blush in She’s a Doll, applied with a blush brush

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Chocolate ( I also use Milk Chocolate when my skin is lighter), I used the largest brush I own for this application

NYX Epic Liner Sticks in Nude Haze

Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Primer

Lancome Lash Idole Mascara

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

Estee Lauder Pure Color Whipped Matte Lip Color in Air Kiss


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Meghan Correll says · 04.30.22

Hi Kate! You look gorgeous and I love this video! Did you use a third color of eyeshadow below your brow? Did you use both the powder and cream blush or just one, if so which one? Also, would you please do a video showing how your styled your hair in these waves? It looks fabulous! Thanks again!

Casey says · 04.30.22

I would love to know how you curl your hair like this!!!

Tracy says · 05.01.22

How did you do your hair for this video?

[email protected] says · 07.03.22

Hi Kate,

I love the Able Franklin jacket. Could you please tell me what size you wear.



Sherry says · 05.02.22

Hi Kate

First of all….your makeup looks great, as always……..BUT that hair…..oh my goodness. That photo on the left where you are looking straight at the camera, makeup and hair goals !! Like a few others here, can you tell us how you styled your hair for this.

ramona says · 05.02.22

this is a wonderful color palette on you…warmer, softer, more natural…🌼

Veronica says · 05.02.22

How did you curl you hair? It almost looks crimped and not curled. Did you use a curling iron?