Look: Kat Von D True Love Palette

It’s about time for a look, eh? I have to say that I really love the Kat Von D palettes. I have them all so far. There’s a new one out that I saw via Scrangie, and I’m super disappointed in it. I won’t be buying that one – 3 creme shadows (the quality of the creme shadows are terrible)?! Ugh. Ah well, I just ordered the new UD Naked palette, so I can’t WAIT to try that one out. I’ve heard so many good things…ok I’m off topic now.

The KVD shadows are of excellent quality in my opinion. They are soft, “buttery”, and have awesome pigmentation. If you haven’t tried them out, you really should. Head on over to Sephora and see which colors suit you best.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby white & purple PP (base), Kat Von D True Love Palette: Missy (inner lid), Shiba (middle & outer lid), Cholita (crease), Missy (highlight), Penultimate liner, Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit
  • Lips: Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss #866

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Look: Kat Von D Metal Palette

Well, for this look, all I know for the shadows is that I used the ones from the Kat Von D Metal Palette. I never wrote down which ones, but luckily there is a limited amount in there. It’s very blue. Not sure if I like it that much, but here it is…

KVD Metal Orchestra Palette Look (2)

KVD Metal Orchestra Palette Look (14)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby PP silver & blue, KVD Metal Palette, Mystery Kohl Power (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Tweed Pink
  • Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #1

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Look: New Years Eve Dark Eyes

We went to a friend’s New Years party – it wasn’t wild or anything, but the dress code was “semi-formal,” so we got some nice clothes on and I decided to do a really dark eye look. It’s really a classic smokey, but ultra dark. So naturally, I did lighter on the lips. It was a good look for me because I felt sexy and confident, my lips were easy to reapply with or without a mirror, and I wasn’t self conscious about my lips fading while I drank, ate, talked, etc. The evening was a lot of fun!!

NYE Smokey

NYE Smokey (8)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby PP black (base & smudged under lower lid), Kat Von D Lucifer (whole lid), Typographic (smudged above crease), Knight Devine (smudged above crease), Pincurl (highlight), Bobbi Brown Black Ink (liner), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit + NARS Albatross (highlight)
  • Lips: Chanel Mystic l/s + YSL Rouge Pur #1 l/g

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Look: Minx & Teal

I’ve recently gotten into some Smashbox shadows, and I absolutely love them! The texture is buttery soft and smooth, the pigmentation is fantastic, and best of all, they are the same size as MAC so I can depot them! Genius! I’ve only picked up a few colors to start: two oranges (Flamingo & Torch), a yellow-tinted white highlight (Oyster), and this one: a taupe/purple-ish color called Minx. It’s a fantastic and fascinating color! Really, I have nothing like it…which as we know is hard to find. I thought I’d mix it up a little and add some teal to this look to match my shirt. :-)

Minx & Teal (2)

Minx & Teal (15)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in beige and teal, Smashbox Minx (all over lid), Strike a Pose (outer lid & crease), Carbon (crease), Unbasic White (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Flipside (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: NARS Madly + a little NARS Orgasm
  • Lips: Mellow Mood l/s + Viva Glam V l/g

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Look: Pink + Blue…looks Purple?

Well duh, of course pink and blue blended together are going to look purple! Although I was impressed at how each color managed to stand on it’s own and not get completely muddied together. This look is quite bright and fun.

Pink and Blue Look Purple

Pink and Blue Look Purple (4)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Yaby Pearl Paints in pinks & bright blue (base), Ego (inner & middle lid), Kat Von D Speed Blue (crease), Yaby bright pink shadow (above crease), Pink Opal pigment (highlight), Bobbi Brown Sapphire Shimmer Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Tippy BPB
  • Lips: NARS Stella + Lip Fusion Blush lipgloss

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Look: Kat Von D Beethoven Gray & Purple

Well… this turned out more on the gray side than purple. It just goes to show you that the colors come out differently on your skin than they look in the palette. Not one of my favorite looks, but that’s ok. It’s worth a look I think.

Kat Von D Beethoven Gray & Purple Look (2)

Kat Von D Beethoven Gray & Purple Look (15)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Greenstroke PP (base), Kat Von D Beethoven Palette, Phloof! (highlight), Bobbi Brown Violet Shimmer Ink (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Tippy BPB
  • Lips: Internationalist Dazzleglass

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Look: Green Scheme

That Green Theme look I did is one of my new favorites, so I’ve used it a few times already :-) Just changed up the cheeks and lips a bit. I know it’s lame of me to post the same look so soon, but it pops color, there’s contour and shading, and it’s just everything I’m all about, so I love it. I hope you do too!! I think I may need to do this one as a tutorial!

Green Scheme Look (15)

Green Scheme Look (5)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Chartreuse Pigment (inner lid), Kelly Green Pigment (middle lid), Kat Von D Gunner (outer lid & crease), Kat Von D Hawkwind (highlight), Tarnish Kohl (upper lashline), Bankroll Pearlglide (lower lashline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Fun & Games BPB + Laura Mercier Apricot Shimmer
  • Lips: Guerlain Orange Shine lipstick

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Look: Gold + Teal = Awesome!

I finally got back on MUA after being off of it for a good while. Things at work are too busy for me to play :-) But I needed some ideas, and that’s always a great place to go. There’s a FOTD (Face of the Day) board where people post their looks and get responses. A lot of people ask for CC (Constructive Criticism), but I do not. I’m not posting to be criticized…I’m giving back ideas and taking ideas from others. I do value opinions though, and I love hearing yours (afterall, this site is kinda for YOU, right? lol!) in the comments. Lots of people on other boards feel that FOTD board is just for people fishing for compliments, and that’s just not the case. The exchange of ideas is enormous, the validation is inspiring, and the overall positive ways that women are interacting is uplifting. That’s the way I see it, anyway. Have you been to the boards? What’s your opinion?

Anyway, on to the look…someone posted a FOTD using the UD Baked palette I believe, and I loved the combination of gold and teal, so I gave it my own spin. At first I didn’t like it at all and was like, uh oh…what have you done?! But with a little bit of a darker color right in the outer crease, it came together, and I really liked how it’s bold, edgy, and different from the everyday, you know? Maybe a little overboard on the blush, and the liner still needs to be thicker more toward the outer edge, but still, I like it (and nobody’s perfect right?) :-)

Gold Bronze & Teal Look

Gold Bronze & Teal Look (6)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPP (primer), Painterly PP (base), Metal X Pure Ore (inner lid), Metal X Goldspice (middle lid), Natural Flare MES over those, Teal Pigment (outer lid & crease), Femme Fi (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock (upper lashline), UD 24/7 Flipside (lower lashline), Graphblack Technakohl (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Laura Geller Sunswept mineralize blush
  • Lips: Buoy-o-Buoy l/s + Just a Smudge Suntint balm

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Look: Kat Von D Gypsy

Here’s another look using the Kat Von D eyeshadow palettes: the Gypsy one this time! You know how I love my greens!

Kat Von D Gypsy Look (2)

Kat Von D Gypsy Look (16)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Greenstroke PP (base), Kat Von D Gypsy Palette: Brass Knuckles (inner corner), Birdcage (inner lid), Ego Sum (middle lid), Gunner (outer lid & crease), Femme Fi (highlight), Blooz Kohl (liner), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Coral blush
  • Lips: Lollipop Lovin’ l/s + Queen Bee lipglass

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Look: Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes

Here’s a look using the Kat Von D Ludwig Palette. It’s not perfect, and it didn’t wow me, but it was alright. I like the look of the Peacock eyeliner, but it was too thin on the outer corner. I should have made it thicker – but of course I didn’t see that before taking the pictures. I swear, pictures are totally unforgiving! :-) So do we like the bronzes? If you like more browns and earthy tones, I definitely recommend this palette!!!

Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes Look (4)

Kat Von D Ludwig Bronzes Look (14)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: UDPPS (primer), Bare Study PP (base), Kat Von D Ludwig Palette: Downtown (inner), Baroque (middle), Leather (outer & crease), Clay (highlight), Kat Von D Proud Peacock liquid liner (upper lashline), Jealous Kohl Power (waterline), Plushlash mascara
  • Cheeks: Earth to Earth Mineralized blush duo
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Beige Gold metalic lip color + Oh Baby lipglass

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