Monday, August 23, 2010

Makeup Monday: Here, Kitty Kitty

"Sexy" is a foreign term to me; when someone tells me to be sexy, I just end up in stitches. I'm immature like that. Sex kitten makeup, however - I can do that! Several looks come to mind, but what I demonstrated here is more of a daytime sex kitten look - understated and soft, with pinky nude lips and a classic cat eye.

Makeup Details:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink (cheeks)
MAC Embark eyeshadow (brows)
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot (base)
MAC Buff de Buff eyeshadow (crease)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Benefit Badgal Lash
Rimmel lipliner in Eastend Snob
MAC Pink Plaid and MAC Hug Me mixed together

For the eyes, I started with a neutral base (MAC Bare Study paint pot) and then put a soft beige-pink (MAC buff de buff) in and above the crease, to give more contour. The crease color for this look can just be a couple shades darker than your natural skin color. Just pack the color in and above your outer crease, and blend with a fluffy brush. This part is all optional - it will look just fine without any shadow at all. But don't skip the primer/base!

The main attraction of this look is the cat eye. You can make this as subtle or dramatic as you want, simply by building upon the line, up and out. I wanted to do a video tutorial of how I do the classic cat eye, but two things happened: 1) I left my fluidline open and it dried out, making the process a little more cumbersome, and 2) I found this great cat eye tutorial on MAC's artists in action series. That's almost exactly what I do and use, except I prefer the Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush, which has a very fine point. Either will do; it's just a matter of preference. I also do the line in shorter strokes, connecting as I go.

For the lips, I mixed two of my favorite lipsticks: MAC Pink Plaid and MAC Hug Me. Pink Plaid was a little too pink and matte; Huge Me a little too glossy and neutral. Together, they create a creamy, pinkish nude. Don't be afraid to mix your colors! I like to take a little of each and mix it on the back of my hand (you can also use a palette), until I find a color I like.

Note: If you have beauty marks, go over them with a wet q-tip or a little makeup remover, to take off the makeup. Let them show through!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn


  1. I love this! Sex Kitten all the way!


  2. This is sexy! what about the hair? I love your hair!

  3. this is just beautiful! good work!

  4. Really cute! I love the colour of your lipstick.

  5. Such a gorgeous look, and your hair looks so adorable!

  6. such a doll face!!! love your lips here!! :D

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  7. I love this look! You look adorable with pigtails.

    & Oh So Fancy

  8. I'm so digging the day time sex kitten look. As I've said before, your face is absolute perfection and I always look forward to Make up Mondays! <333

  9. Hi Keiko, I honestly love your look, its always so inspirational and stunning- take care!

  10. I love this lip color! Beautiful!!

  11. oh, i love this look! very sexy indeed. i really like how subtle the colors are. my favorite of yours yet!

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  12. honestly, the perfect cat eye. You should do a how to! :)


  13. love this look! Beautiful :]

  14. You're a master with the cat eye!

  15. That video was so helpful! I've had a unrequited love affair with the cats eye for ages. Now I've got the hot tip I'll be busting it out all over the place.

  16. absolutely love love love this look!~!~ the hair. the make up. everything. in these pics, you really remind me of lena fujii (THE most famous japanese model)

  17. Lovely make-up, amazing hair too.
    Well-demonstrated cat-eyes. xx

  18. wow...your makeup looks amazing...the eyes are fabulous

  19. Love this look! I have tried a few looks that you have posted for Makeup Monday (Cheeky Pink and Smokey Eye) and even purchased some products you had recommended. Lovely work! I wish my makeup skills were better.

  20. Ow OW!! That looks hot! I should try to pull this off and see what The Boy thinks. He may laugh at me though. You definitely got the sexiness to pull it off. :) :)

  21. beautiful look! and great blog, by the way... first time here but I will be back!


  22. I have a beauty mark in the middle of my left cheek as well, and although it started out as a chicken pock, I'm rather proud of the thing.

    This is a great look. It's hard to get a decent cat-eye that precise, but you've done it!

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  23. I love a good cat-eye! I try, but I have zero makeup talent, so it never comes out very well haha! Love your pigtails too! :)

  24. you did such a great job!!!
    i love this look on you :)

  25. Wowza! Your photos totally prove what i always say. Black eyliner cats eyes can make a beautiful girl look even more beautiful! You look stunning!

  26. You do look sexy, great look!! XOXO, Natalya

  27. wow, hello brigitte bardot! stunning.

  28. Perfect as always...!!!

    I have put your photo in an entry that i have done on the summer hempen baskets. Pass to seeing if you like it since has stayed.


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  30. Hi Keiko,

    I just saw your blog entry today and I simply love your entry for Here, Kitty Kitty. I've been trying in vain to creat perfect feline look, but somehow made a horrible mess of it. Your entry has inspired me to try my hand on it again!