Hot Smokey Blue (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)








I recently purchased the new Kat Von D Saint and Sinners Eyeshadow Palette (click here to read about this product, see photos and view swatches) and just couldn’t resist trying out Ministry on the lid.  For this look, I combined it with Stigmata, Crucifix and Relic to create a smokey yet colourful look.

Click here to see more eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

Click here to read my article ‘Parts of the Eye’ for help on where to place eyeshadow colours.


Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer (clear)
Lid: Ministry (deep metallic jewel blue)
Crease: Stigmata (medium metallic coppery pink-red)
Outer v: Crucifix (deep matte cool dark brown)
Inner Lid: Relic (metallic jewel yellow gold)
Highlight: Amen (light matte beige)
Black mascara (upper and lower lashes)
Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in ‘Fuel’ (cream warm peachy-nude)
Cheeks: Illamasqua blusher in ‘Naked Rose’ (pale dusky neutral pink) (click here to find out more about this product)


1. Apply Too Faced Shadow Insurance all over the lid as a base. You can either use your fingers or a flat synthetic brush (e.g. MAC 242).  

2. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Ministry on the lid.  Keep the inner lid free of colour as we will apply Relic there in a later step.

3. Sweep Stigmata into the crease using a windshield wiper motion (e.g. MAC 217).  This shade adds some interesting contrast to the lid colour.  Ministry and Stigmata also blend together at the edges to create a pretty purple-ish effect.

4.  Take an outer v brush/pencil brush (e.g. Bare Minerals Precision Eye Brush; MAC 219) and apply Crucifix to the outer v of the eye.  This step adds some dark dimension to the look.

5. Take a flat shader brush (e.g. MAC 239) and pat Relic on to the inner lid.  This step adds some brightness to the eyes.

6. Using a crease/blender brush (e.g. MAC 217) or a pointed crease brush (e.g. MAC 226), sweep Amen on to the browbone to highlight and blend out the edges of the crease colour.  Using a matte highlighter shade helps to ‘clean up’ and freshen the eye when using such bold shades on the lid.

6. Take a flat liner brush (e.g. Kiko Flat Definer Brush) and apply Ministry to the middle-outer lower lashline.  Take the same brush and apply a little Relic to the inner lower lashline.  Use the brush to blend the two shades together so there are no harsh lines.

7. Apply plenty of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.  Black mascara really helps to frame the eye when using such colourful eyeshadows.

8. I used Illamasqua blusher in Naked Rose to add a subtle flush of colour to the cheeks (click here to read more about this product) and Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Fuel to add some nude warmth to the lips.  I kept the lips and the cheeks quite muted so that they would complement the eyes without competing with them.

Here is one one more picture of the finished look:






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