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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Kim Kardashian Inspired Neutral Makeup Tutorial

After I posted my last Youtube Tutorial, a few people left comments for me asking for some more 'neutral' looks. I always get nervous when I hear that word, 'neutral'. A) Because I'm so much better with color and B) Because I'm not always sure what people consider neutral. Some people say neutral when they really mean natural, because a lot of people don't realize that these terms aren't interchangeable. You CAN have a neutral, natural look but neutral technically just means using color that doesn't attract attention (browns, blacks, greys, whites, beiges, muted tones, etc). So, this is just a REALLY long winded way of saying that I did a neutral look that is by no means natural looking. I hope that's what you wanted, YouTube commenter, because that's what you're getting.

When I decided to take on the challenge of a neutral look I wanted to try and do something different than I normally do. I recently realized that my fall back color is gold. I have worn or incorporated gold eyeshadow into the last like 8/10 looks I've done ... so I insisted on doing something silver this time. While looking for silver inspiration I found an old tutorial by Marlena of Makeup Geek that was based off of Kim Kardashian's Vegas photoshoot. While I don't particularly care for Kim Kardashian, the look was perfect and I'm a huge fan/supporter of Marlena's amazing work. So I figured what better way to pay homage to one of my personal makeup heroes but by recreating her look/tutorial with products from her Makeup Geek line? So that's what I did. Here's what I used and here's the tutorial:
Marlena's Tutorial

My Recreation of the Tutorial

Here's how it turned out. I apologize for the grainy nature of these photos. The camera was not behaving that day and they all came out with this kind of blurred effect. How EVERRRR ... on the plus side, I was having probably the best hair day of my life (not saying much, but still a small victory) so I can live with a few blurry photos.

My camera was being cantankerous and obstinate so it wouldn't take a single close up shot of my eye that was in focus. The best I could do was take a shot of my eye from regular distance and just blow it up, so I apologize for the grainy-ness of the shot. I think you can get the basic gist from the glamour shots though; silver lid, brown crease, black liner. Boring, but beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed this post, as boring as it might have been. If you have any requests for looks, you can always leave a comment or e-mail me at, I try my best to respond to all my fan & follower e-mails. Love you guys. See you next time!


  1. woww this is so stunning. I love every one of your looks theyre always great!

  2. YOU LOOK AMAAZING. You're right, your hair looks sick. I love the neutrals on you!

  3. Who cares if it's boring! Its still stunning!

    And yes, your hair looks gorgeous! Love good hair days, even though I never have them!

  4. So nice makeup! And you look stunning on these pictures! :D

  5. It's amazing! I love it!


  6. Love this look!!! And loving your hair, it is extra fabulous, so much volume!xo

  7. This is a really pretty look.

    Kimberley x

  8. Wow i love your makeup!!!
    mines a new ish blog would you possibly mind checking it out :)

    thankyou so much xxx