Orange Eyeshadow look using Kiko’s 205 & 207

It’s very easy to get stuck into a bit of a make-up rut. When your mornings  are rushed its quicker and easier to just grab your trusted neutrals, safe in the knowledge that you know that these suit you. Other days though something may inspire me into feeling bold and experimental. Today is one of those later day’s. Lets just say the current heat wave has got me experimenting with shades orange, and boy do I like it! So let me tell you what I used to create this orange eye-shadow look.

image (15)

Monday’s trip into London saw a cheeky visit to Kiko, where I picked up a couple of eyeshadows from  their Clics System. These were shades 205 and 207. Sorry guys no actual names for you. Both of these sit very much within the orange family of shades.

Kiko eyshadow shade 205 & 207

205 is the lighter of the two shades. I would describe it has a warm toned peach with a very subtle gold shimmer. As the less daunting of the two I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this as a crease colour.Kiko Swatches

Now, 207 is where we start to get a bit more daring and experimental. This is a matte finish and is a very bright burnt orange. It terms of tone, though very dark, it leans more toward the yellow end of the spectrum than the red. It is very pigmented falling into the category of swatching the same as it looks in the pan. Well  done Kiko, this is not easy with Mattes.

As expected from Kiko, the quality of these are great. As they are part of the Clics System the are packaged in just the pan, though unlike other brands they have a handy little clear plastic lid for protection.

Kiko Clics System

Paired with a bit of Mac’s wedge this made for a very sultry look.  I am loving the contrast of the Orange against my pale skin. If you are interested I am wearing Mac Mineralise Skin finish in stereo rose and MUA lipstick in Nectar

School Run Beauty

Everyday Make-up – Five Minute FOTD

As much as I love my make-up it’s not always possible to indulge myself in lengthy periods of time to apply it.  Obviously if I got out of bed earlier then I could, but no I’m not a morning person, and inevitably run out of time.

Here’s where my handy fail safe kit comes in handy, ready for those mornings I’m in rush. All it takes is five minutes max and I’m done, looking somewhat presentable and ready for the day ahead.

So what’s in that kit?

Monu Illuminating Primer – £25.15

Monu Illuminating Primer  Seventeen on the spot foundation fair – £6.99

 Revlon Age Defying DNA translucent powder – £6.95

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick – Matte Rush £5


Makeup revolution the one blush stick - rush

MUA Sweetsheen Lipbalm – Coral Reef  £2

MUA sweetsheen balm - coral reef


Benefit Rollerlash Mascara – £19.50

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara I choose this particular foundation as it is full coverage, meaning I can skip concealer. To perk my skin up a bit more though I mix in a drop of Monu Illuminating primer. This gives my skin a nice healthy glow. I just dab this combination on my face, in evenly spread out dots, then blend with my Real Techniques buffing brush.

IMG_5019The next step it to set those areas with powder that are prone to shine, such as my chin, nose and forehead. As this particular powder is translucent I also dab a bit under my eyes, it just helps to set the foundation here better aswell.

All I do then is dab my cheeks with the stick blusher, blending with my fingers, pop on a slick of colour to my lips with the MUA balm  and finally apply a bit of benefit rollerlash mascara. This is perfect as it provides great lift, curl and separation. meaning no worrying about eyelash curlers or clumping.

IMG_5046Oh and I almost forgot my trusty Rimmel Brow This Way in medium £3.99. This is perfect to quickly fill in my brows and give them tidy up in one step.

IMG_5031So that’s my quick 5 minute makeup, it’s a fairly natural look with minimal fuss. Ideal though if I’m running a bit late but still want to look put together.

What do you do with your make up when your in a hurry? Have you tried any of these products before?Processed with Moldiv

FOTD – Inspired by Lily Colin’s Glamour Mag Shoot. 

Do you ever feel that your stuck in a bit of a make-up rut? I think you may know what I’m talking about, you know when no matter how much make-up you have, you end up just reaching for the same products or  creating the same looks. That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling! Neutrals, neutrals, neutrals, I’ve been needing a kick up the bum where my make-ups concerned. 

Now that we are moving into spring, it seemed the ideal time to be having a flick through some magazines for some inspiration. That is how I came across this picture of Lily Collins, looking stunning in a very simple but colourful  look. 

This is way out of my comfort zone, particularly as both the eyes and lips are a bright combo. I would usually do one of the other, not both. In for a penny, in for a pound though I decided to have a go at recreating this look. 

Ignore my wonky nose in the second pick, I broke it a few years ago, and no amount of contouring is going to put that baby straight. I tend to just leave well alone. 

So what did I use? 

Collection colour match foundation – 1 Ivory.

BeautyUk ultimate contour palette. 

Rimmel brow this way – medium brown.

Daniel Sandler watercolour fluid blusher – Cherub. 

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.

Illamasqua powder eyeshadow – Burst.

MUA lipstick – shade 16- Nectar.

Stila smudgestick – Angelfish.

Elf high definition Undereye Setting Powder.

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer.

This is what I did when it came to contouring, I was aiming for the undereye glow, paired with a natural flush of colour on the cheeks. 

I don’t think I’ve done too bad a job, I’m pleased with how it looks. I was having a bit of a giggle with the husband as I asked him if he thought I’d got the look right. His response was ‘she’s more glowing’, ha ha I casually broke it to him that airbrushing has been involved to achieve that glow. See a bit of Intagram filteration And I’m glowing to! 

Have you been feeling in a make-up rut lately? What do you to if you need to shake things up a bit? 

Bye for now, Katy 🙂