Get the Look | Cities in Dust – Makeup Tutorial with Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Palette.

How’s everyone’s weekend going? I woke up at 2 am this morning, a little earlier than I would prefer, 4 am is my sweet spot. I love getting up super early.

Anyway, today I have a tutorial using the Kat Von D Lolita Palette. This is a look I wore to dinner the other night and I really liked how it turned out. It’s smoky and dark but still elegant.

If you want to see a step by step on how I created this look, just keep reading below.

Kat Von D Lolita Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Lolita Eyeshadow Palette

The star of the show today is the Lolita palette. If you missed it, I just posted a review here.

Let’s get to the look.

I started out as always, brows done and eyes primed. Ignore the lingering liner there, waterproof can be such a bitch to get rid off.

I went ahead a laid down the shade Promesa all over my lid as a nice base to start with.

On to the transition and crease.

For the transition, I took the shade called Hermosura on a large fluffy brush.

I blended this shade into the crease and up and out into the transition area above the crease.

Continuing the crease work.

I used Besitos on the same fluffy brush to deepen up the crease and slowly build up definition.

I focused Besitos lower in the crease than Besitos and blended them together seamlessly. This look is all about soft smooth blends and no harsh lines.

Moving on to the lid.

For the main lid color, I went with Lolita. I wanted this look to pull a little more warm. I used a packing brush to apply Lolita all over the lid.

After packing Lolita all over the mobile lid, I took a blending brush and brought the shade into the crease and blended it into the shades I applied previously. I ended up deciding to take Lolita fairly high up and blending it into the transition shade. I could have skipped adding in Besitos but I want to show all the steps I took.

On a small blending brush, I took the deepest shade in the palette called Eterno, a blackened eggplant.

I applied Eterno into the outer portion of the lid and blended it softly into Lolita. Again, making sure all the shades flowed into one another effortlessly.

Moving on to the lower lash line after finishing up my face makeup and a little more perfecting and blending.

For the lower lashline, I decided to go with a different shade, Corazon.

I started out with a light hand because I wasn’t sure if this was the shade I wanted to use yet but I ended up going with it and bringing in a more purple tone. This shade went all across the lower lash line.

On a pencil brush, I took more of the deepest shade, Eterno closer to lash line and joined it up to the upper lid. I pulled this shade out into a cat-like wing shape, but the wing is more coming from the lower lash line rather than the upper like usual. I smoked out Eterno with Corizon to soften any harsh lines.

Lastly, before lashes and mascara, I added a touch of Fenty Diamond Bomb Highlighter to the inner corner for some shine.

The Finished Eyes.

To complete the eyes I throw on a pair of faux mink lashes from Ardell and a coat of mascara on the lashes.

The Face.

On the face, I went with blush in the same tone as the eyes. I used Milani Rose Blush in Tea Rose and topped the cheekbones with the Fenty Diamond Bomb Highlighter

The Lips.

For lips, I wanted to stick to the monochrome vibes. I used Pat Mcgrath Matte Lip Trance in 1995 topped with a Buxom lipgloss in I think Dolly.

The Finished Look.

This look was pretty straight forward. Mostly it’s about the shape and blend rather than anything complicated with colors as all the shades in the Lolita palette just works with each other perfectly. You can’t create a bad look with it. I really liked how pulling the darker shade more from the bottom lash line than just the top looks. I want to do a look with a more structured wing like that because I think that would look good on my hooded eyes. I feel like this shape makes my eyes appear much larger.

Let me know below if you want to see more looks with the Lolita palette. I am planning to play with the Norvina Palette from ABH for a Valentine’s day look soon. I have been in a real shop my stash mood lately too. Getting a little restless with my makeup.

Anyway, I will see ya’ll Monday for a skincare review. Have a good weekend.

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2 thoughts on “Get the Look | Cities in Dust – Makeup Tutorial with Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Palette.

  1. Ok, so I know zilch about make-up…………..but the photos and layout are really good indeed.
    I like your writing style, it’s very relaxed and conversational. Lots of detail. I try and do the same.

    How long did it take you to do this blog post ? Very impressed.


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