I was tagged by the lovely Kaily at Someday Sunny quite some time ago to create 5 different looks using one palette. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to do this tag, I didn’t know what palette I wanted to use for a hot minute. I wanted to use something that I love and haven’t used as much lately, but is still available.
After much thought, I went with the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette. Why? Well, for one it’s one of my favorite palettes. The galaxy type colors inspire me in a big way, and I feel this palette is very versatile and has a great mix of mattes and shimmers. It’s also limited edition and with the release of Kat Von D’s summer collection coming up in July, I don’t know how much longer this palette will be available. So, I wanted to show how gorgeous it is in one dedicated post for those that might still be on the fence about it, or don’t use cool toned shadows often. If you’re unfamiliar with this palette, I will link my review with swatches and all of the names at the end of this post along with Kaily’s original post.
This palette is super cool toned. It is the coolest (officially my worst pun) but it is so gorgeous, so without further adieu, let’s move on to the 5 looks I did.
Look one: a simple daytime look.
Transition shade: Killing Moon Base and eyebrow shade: Lycan
Inner corner shade: Dios
Lower Lash Line: Nude liner in the water line, Killing Moon and Astrological blended out
Lashes: Kiss #11
Lips: Nyx “Enamored” contour is actually “Vast” from the Innerstellar palette and blush is “prenup” by Colourpop.
Look two: a dramatic vampy look
Transition shade: Vast Lid shades: Moonshine on the entire lid and Night Crawler blended out on the outside
Water line is Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in “Black Velvet” smoked out with Vast and 3am. Inner corner “flick” created with Night Crawler and a small angled brush and filled in with Moonshine. Lashes are Kara #WSP
Lips: Nyx Simply Vamp in “Temptress”
Blush is ‘LoveSong” by Kat Von D and highlight is Colourpop’s “Hippo”
Look three: Smokey eye with no winged liner
Transition shade: vast Lid shades: Darkstar and Lunacy
Used Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Black Velvet on the lash line and smoked it out with Night Crawler and applied Kiss #11 lashes. Brow bone is Lycan.
Lash line is Vast, Killing Moon, and Darkstar smoked out and blended together.
Contour is Vast from Innerstellar.
Blush is Colourpop’s “Prenup” and Face and inner corner highlight is Colourpop’s “Hippo”
Lips are Lasplash “Ghoulish”
Look four: galaxy inspired. This is probably my favorite look. I’m happy with how this one turned out.
Transition shade: Killing Moon
Lid Shades: 3am on outside and inside corners.
Middle of the lid: Dios and Moonshine together applied with my finger
Blended out the entire shape using Orion.
Water line liner is Bellapierre’s gel liner in “Ebony” and 3am, Killing Moon, and Orion are blended out on the lower lash line.
Lashes are Kara #43.
Lips are Kat Von D “Lovecraft”
Cheeks are Nyx’s blush in “Taupe” and Kat Von D’s blush in “Lovesong.”
Highlight is Elf’s baked highlight in “Moonlight Pearls”
Look five: Would it be a post by me if I didn’t add a look with a raccoon-esque feel and odd lip color? Probably not.
For this look I applied Maybelline’s color tattoo in “tough as taupe” on the outer and inner corners on the top lid, and messily ran it on the lower lash line as well. The key word for this look was “messy”
Transition/blending shade: Astrological
Outer/Inner corner shade: Night Crawler
Middle shade: Moonshine
Lower lash line: astrolgical and killing moon blending far down to create that killer raccoon smokey eye.
Brow shade: Lycan
Liner and lashes: Physicians formula eye booster pen, Kiss #11 lashes
Contour: Nyx blush in “taupe”
Blush: Wet n Wild “Pearlescent Pink”
Highlight: Elf “Moonlight Pearls:
Lips: Manic Panic’s “After Midnight” topped with Kat Von D’s “Poe.”
I know this look isn’t for everyone. I wanted to add a bit of my own pizazz in though.
Anyway, those are my five looks for this lovely and fun tag! I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, and here’s why…I think this is something everyone that has an abundance of eyeshadow palettes should do. This tag actually re-sparked my love for this palette, and I haven’t been able to put it down even after doing these looks! I actually want to do this with more palettes in my collection. It’s a fun challenge to create different looks with the same palette. It forced me to use different bases, techniques, and color combinations. I even learned that the shade “Vast” doubles as an amazing contour shade for paler skin tones. Seriously, if you own this palette, try it as a contour.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, because I had so much fun doing this.
As always, thanks for reading and I hope you are all having wonderful days.
Innerstellar review and swatches:
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