3 Looks Featuring KathleenLights x ColourPop's Zodiac Loose Pigments

5 Mar 2019

A couple of weeks back, I did a humongous post all about the newest Kathleenlights x ColourPop collaboration, the Zodiac loose pigments. Since I did that post, I haven't even touched the pigments, not because I haven't wanted to, but mainly because I haven't had a reason to. If I could get away with wearing crazy colours on my eyes at work, you guys know I'd be wearing them every day! But because I can't get away with it, I had to wait until the weekend to have a proper play with them and I'm pleased to say that that weekend has finally come around!

If you read my 3 Looks, 1 Palette post all about Jeffree Star's Blood Sugar, you'll know that each look was centred around that single palette. I really wanted to do the same thing for this post, but it turns out that it's pretty difficult to create full eye looks using just loose pigments, so take this as a sort of apology because I had to use some other eyeshadows to help me out. However, the loose pigments are definitely the stars of the show, so take a look at the three looks I created using the KathleenLights x ColourPop Zodiac loose pigments as my inspiration! (Looking back on this now, I should've used the Zodiac palette... my bad.)

That's Why They Call It The Blues

I am the type of person who is terrified of colourful makeup. I always wish that I could be braver and wear looks that are a little bit more 'out there' in public, but the most I've managed is probably reds. However, I fell head over heels when I saw The Waterbearer in the loose pigment collection, so I knew I had to figure out some way to overcome my fear of colour. I think I've cracked it! I've never worn coloured liner as a wing, only as a subtle hint of colour in my waterline, however, I LOVE the way that this blue looks as a winged liner! I paired it up with a simple brown smoky eye to make it more of an every day look.

  1. I primed my lids with Makeup Revolution's Conceal & Define and set it with a dusting of the first shade in the Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha palette
  2. To create the shadow base, I used the third shade in the second row of the palette throughout my crease as a light transition shade, then added the third shade in the bottom row into my outer corner for depth (it's so frustrating that there's no shade names in the Morphe palette - sorry). I also added just a hint of the black shade for a little more dimension.
  3. Next, I smudged the third shade in the bottom row underneath my lower lashes and smoked it out for a lighter look.
  4. For the liner, I spritzed a tiny detailer brush with Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray and dipped into The Waterbearer, making sure that the brush was coated and had no clumps. I carefully started to draw a line above my lashes, starting in the centre first to avoid putting too much product in the inner corner. I drew my wing as normal, but had to re-spray and dip the brush a couple of times to get a super blue colour.
  5. I also took The Waterbearer on my wet brush and added a little bit on to my lower lashline.
  6. I added a coat of Tarte's Maneater mascara for flirty, full lashes, and popped a little of their 12 hour highlighter in Exposed into my inner corner, and the look was complete!
As you can see, this is quite a daytime-friendly look. The blue isn't so crazy that everyone's heads will be turning, but it's just enough to make the look that little bit more interesting. I can honestly see myself doing this technique quite a lot and I'm looking forward to trying it out with other shades.

Playing With Fire

Now, I'm really sentimental when it comes to mine and Alex's star signs because our compatibility charts are insane. He probably thinks I'm a bit of a nightmare, but I always like to refer to the fact that I'm an Aries and he's a Leo - two fire signs (sometimes, we really butt heads and I honestly think this has a part to play in it). Because of this, I knew I wanted to create a look that featured both of our sign shades, and at first, this look was a little bit meh, but as soon as that blacker-than-black liner went on, it was transformed! This is my favourite look of the bunch and not just because I'm sentimental, but because I think it's beautiful!

  1. I primed my lids with Makeup Revolution's Conceal & Define and set it with a dusting of the first shade in the Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha palette.
  2. Using a mixture of the bright pink and orange shade from the NYX Ultimate Brights palette, I added a coral colour into my crease, blending it out as I got closer to the brow and leaving my lid bare. I also ran this coral mixture under my lower lashline.
  3. I spritzed a flat packing brush with Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray and dipped into The Ram (the vivid orange with a gold shift). I added this into my inner corner and outer corner, dragging it toward the centre but leaving the middle blank. I was originally going to do this as a cut crease, but changed my mind and dragged the colour slightly into the crease for a blown out, glittery effect.
  4. Using a separate packing brush with a spritz of All Nighter, I dipped into The Lion (the true gold). I packed this into the centre of the lid, blending slightly with The Ram and smoking it up into the crease.
  5. I added a wing using No7's Stay Perfect Liquid Liner and a coat of Soap & Glory's Thick & Fast mascara for fuller-looking lashes, and the look was complete!
As I mentioned in the little intro for this look, this one is definitely my favourite. It feels so summery and romantic, but I have no idea what kind of occasion this look would be appropriate for though! However, I'm determined to recreate it for something because it's just too lovely to not wear again. Without the liner, it didn't look too great, but it just goes to show that a good wing can bring it all together!

Stop Joker-ing Around

First of all, let me apologise for the appalling quality of these photos. I did this makeup at about 4:30PM and even though it was still fairly light outside, my camera just wasn't having it. I promise that it looked so much better in person, so you'll have to forgive how gross these photos turned out. Secondly, I did not intend to look like the Joker. I was happily doing a purple and green look, and then my brain said, "Olivia, you doofus. Purple and green are the Joker's colours!" So yes, here I am, looking like a lady Joker. I kind of love it though! The emerald green of The Bull goes so well with purple!

  1. I primed my lids with Makeup Revolution's Conceal & Define and set it with a dusting of the first shade in the Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha palette.
  2. With a fluffy brush, I dragged the purple shade from the NYX Ultimate Brights palette through my crease and up towards the tail of my brow to create a curve shape. I smoked this up towards my brow for a blown out effect, making sure to leave my lid bare.
  3. Using the fourth shade in the bottom row and the black from the Morphe palette, I deepened up the purple crease and added dimension.
  4. I smoked the same purple under my lower lashes and added a tiny amount of black for a bit of definition.
  5. I spritzed a flat packing brush with Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray and dipped into The Bull. I swiped this over my whole lid and cut my crease to help make the green pop.
  6. For the tail, I spritzed a fine detailer brush with All Nighter and dipped into The Bull again. I drew on the tail and filled it in with the green shimmering powder, then allowed it to dry.
  7. Using my No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Liner, I added winged liner, making sure to meet the tail of the green cut crease.
  8. I added a coat of Soap & Glory's Thick & Fast mascara for full lashes, and I popped The Maiden (the shimmering white) into my inner corner and on my brow bone as highlight.
How stunning is this green, please? I didn't think I'd suit green, but this colour is too incredible to not put on your eyes! I think it would look unbelievable on deep skin tones. I flipping loved this look and I wish I'd done it earlier in the day so I could have taken better photos, but you'll just have to trust me when I say it looked so much better in real life. Again, this isn't an everyday look, but it'd be perfect for a night on the town. Just imagine how that green would look when the light catches it right!

I had so much fun playing with these pigments and I'm looking forward to trying out even more of them. If you'd like to read my full first impressions and see a wear test of one of the shades, then click here. I'm still yet to try them on my nails though, so that could be a whole other post. Keep your eyes peeled!

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