Monday, June 11, 2012

Makeup Monday: What's In Her Makeup Bag?

Kimberly Grace of  Can I Get A What What // 28 // Girl About Town, Hot Mess, BFF

If you've been reading my blog for more than a minute, you probably already recognize my friend Kimbly. I've been wanting to incorporate this feature into my regular Makeup Mondays for awhile now, so it's only fitting that I start with one of my nearest and dearest! Kim is famous for wearing makeup a drag queen would envy, and using her fingers in lieu of actual brushes. I like to think of her as a renegade makeup artist; she makes her own rules. And you know what? She makes it work! 

Describe your signature look: 
My signature look is colorful and usually glittery. I tend to lean more towards cool toned colors. Purples, pinks, and teals with a neutral base. I like glitter shadows and liners, although the eyeshadows tend to have some fallout on your cheeks, which doesn't bother me.

What's your beauty mantra?: 
More is more. I have no problem wearing bold eyeshadow and lipstick at the same time. Who made these rules up anyway? I'm not saying all the time, but it's nice to have the option. 

Name your top three must have products (and a little description of why you like them):
- "Mascara! I have very short, light eyelashes and it's amazing how much they pop with mascara. I'm currently obsessed with Benefit's They're Real! mascara." 

- "Foundation to even out my skintone. I've been using Clinique since I started wearing makeup because my mother wore it. It's light but has just enough coverage. I tend to use it as a concealer also." 

- "Lipstick to complement or contrast with my eyeshadow. I'm obsessed with MAC lipsticks (some favorites being Girl About Town, Bombshell, Impassioned, and Violetta) but I also really love Urban Decay's Super Saturated High Gloss lip colors (favorites being Crush, Big Bang, and F-Bomb)."

Who is your ultimate beauty icon?:
 "Jem! She's truly outrageous."

Last but not least - hey Kimberly, what's in your makeup bag?:
"I took a ton out. I'm basically a hot mess but we already knew that."

Urban Decay Fun Palette (I think it was discontinued, but this is a good alternative)
Burt's Bees
MAC lipstick in Bombshell
Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter liner in Stagedive
Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray
Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in Perversion
Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Big Bang
Benefit High Brow
MAC mineralize skinfinish in Porcelain Pink (LE/discontinued)
Shobha brow pencil in Sand
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
Pixi Fairy Dust
Smashbox Photo Finish primer
Clinique Foundation in Ivory
Nuance concealer and brightener in Light
Blush and angle brush from Target


  1. Love the "more is more"!

  2. Love Kim's dip dyed hair. I also use my fingers to apply my make up, it's the best way - when it comes to foundation and shadow anyway x

  3. Amazing dip dyed hair!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo

  4. love her hair! and am impressed with her obvious dedication to it since something like that is SO much upkeep!

  5. jem! she totally looks like her! i love it. :)

  6. Fun! Would *love* a post on your bangs. The cut, length, style. Pretty, pretty please? With a kitty on top?

  7. AMAZING hair - I love it!

  8. hahah i love that she is not afraid to go all out! make up is something i really don't experiment enough with!


  9. love me some kimbly!! i get really sad every time i see her hair..i want it!

  10. another question. what's in your hair? love these colors! xx heather

  11. Nothing like sharing what you love with a fabulous friend. Love this. especially that she considers herself a hot mess lol aren't we all? :)

  12. she is amazing! I love her hair and that she does daring make up! I got some stick about wearing colourful make up so I went to neutrals, but I think I will go back to colours!!

    Kitty xox

  13. Loved this post!
    And your friend Kimbly is so pretty. :)
    Looking forward to future Makeup Monday posts like this. I think it's a great idea!

    Ammy x

  14. I like Kimberly's style! ♥
    Great post. :)

  15. Love that Jem is Kim's icon! I totally wanted to be her when I was little.

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  17. I think her style is awesome! I've always been a fan of her hair and make-up!


  18. Yay for the shootout to Jem! She was the best and also on Netflix right now! I may have spent a Saturday night at home watching Jem a few weeks ago...

  19. really great post love how she's not afraid to play with make up!

    City Style

  20. I love the bright colours in her hair and makeup :)

  21. Keiko,

    I was wondering how you tackle a smokey-ish eye like the "naked" eye you have in your Naked or Vivid post.
    I have large lid space and dark circles so I'm always afraid to do a smokey thinking it will make them worse.