Welcome #guestblogger Krity to Happily Ever Style!
So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed yet, but I’m not exactly a makeup guru. In fact, I’m nothing close to one (hehe). I have a lot more knowledge on skincare routines and products but I was never really good at doing makeup. My daily look simply involves a tinted moisturizer, brow pencil and an eyeliner. And sometimes a lip gloss! I only really try my best to apply a full-face makeup (with eyeshadow and highlighters etc) when I’m attending events or for some of my photo shoots.
A while back I discovered makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes’s Instagram page via Glossier, and since then I’ve been obsessing over so many of her unique makeup looks. I wasn’t sure if any of them would look good on me since I have Asian eyes and my face shape is completely different hers too. But nevertheless, I wanted to try!
And because I know I can’t really do it all on my own just yet (I promise I’ll get there someday), I reached out to #GuestBlogger Krity and asked her to join me (more like, help me) and complete this challenge of recreating Katie June Hughes’ makeup looks! Krity works as a fashion designer and is a natural artist who really knows color really well.
So below, check out the three Katie Jane Hughes-inspired makeup looks on both Krity and I. For a step-by-step guide, check out Krity’s blog post!
Somewhere Over The Eye Rainbow(s)
When it comes to color, how much is too much? As someone who shies away from using too many colors on my face, this was a bold choice.
But I personally thought Krity did an amazing job on both of our eyes! I was genuinely, but pleasantly, surprised how it turned out. I love that the colors were “splashed onto our eyelids, and perhaps because of that, it didn’t matter too much how our eyelid folds are.
We Need Some L̶i̶p̶ Eye Gloss to Shine
The second look we tried to do was the in-trend glossy eyeshadow look in lavender! According to Krity, the glossy texture is actually much harder to achieve than it looks. I love the color intensity of this look but I’m not too sure of the shiny effect on my eyelids.
I think maybe because I get puffy eyes, the glossy shine isn’t the best choice for me. However, I do love the lilac color against on my skin tone, so I will definitely try to recreate it later on!
In order to get the same amount of shine, Krity used a lipgloss that was minty. So both of our eyelids were feeling tingly throughout the shoot.
Eyeing The Autumn Hues
The last look, in our opinion, is very autumn-appropriate. I love Katie’s use of warm colors in this look. It was perhaps the easiest look to achieve; the hardest part would be choosing the right shade of orange-red.
Perhaps because Katie’s skin tone is much lighter, the warm hues really stand out on her. On both Krity and I, the colors didn’t come out as much. It probably doesn’t look like we applied all that much eye shadow on me, but that really is only because my mini eyelids are mostly folded in when I have my eyes open.
Nevertheless, I can see myself incorporating this eye makeup in my fall outfits, easily. I think as long as I have my eyeliner (preferably as wing-ed as Katie’s) then it’s all good.
Which look out of the three is your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment below! We’d love to hear what you think!
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Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.
Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.