Mega(lithic) Makeup

2nd March, 2012

I thought it would be fun to enlist my gilded dino buddies (a recent craft project!) to show you a few of my current favorite beauty basics. So, without further ado:Estee Lauder‘s ‘Surreal Skies’ has proven to me to be THE perfect everyday eye palette. I love priming my eyes with the darkish brown in the center, then smudging it up with the slightly shimmery, taupe-y-mauve-y tone at the top. It’s satisfyingly smokey, but still apropos for daytime appearances.After I posted about Urban Decay‘s Naked2 palette, I got a lot of questions about how it measured up against the original Naked kit. I didn’t know, so I had to find out! Turns out, they’re both really similar ~ you can’t go wrong with either. Both have all the color options you ever REALLY need, but the original version skews a little lighter in tints. If I had to choose, I’d still go with #2, only because it comes with a deep black that the one above does not. I sure do love a smokey eye!I wear FLIRT!‘s Big Flirt lipgloss every. single. day. All the colors are fun, but I’m especially partial to ‘Bigger Than Rose’ these days. Somehow it just seems the ideal hue for this not-quite-winter / not-quite-spring season we’re experiencing right now in New York.

As always, I’d love to hear of anything you think I simply must try! I adore playing with makeup.

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  • Sreebindu

    that’s  cool :) real dinosaur need make-up :p

  • Nichole

    Haha, this is a cute post.

  • Samira

    I love your photos!!!! I want the naked2  palette!!!!

  • Fashion Lover

    Love it! Love the use of the dino’s in a playful manner! hehe..

  • Asia Carter

    I have both naked palettes and have since kinda neglected all the other colors in my eye shadow arsenal.  I might have to try out this brand of lip gloss!!

  • Angie

    that is the CUTEST thing! showing off your jewelry with golden dinosaurs. kelly never fails to deliver on the creativity :)

  • Selina

    looks gorgeous! 

    love, selina

  • Carolyn

    Would love to see them on you! Just to get a better idea + your makeup is always immaculate 

  • Lili @ Relatable Style

    LOL! Lovin’ the dinos :-)

  • Rhoda Wong

    haha love the decorations (: super fun & cute!

  • amaia


  • duckalicious

    nice photoshoot! =) how did I miss your dino diy? and how did I miss you being on instagram?

  • Anonymous

    Oooh I love this cute photoshoot! You are the genius of originality, creativity and style!

    Dea Rose

  • volont.un-sens
  • Chicstreetsandeats

    I had the same crazy idea about the dinos, as I am a big nerd for paleontology! Now u just confirmed my thought was genious! Second I love your kits especially the Naked one! Xo

  • Mohammed Youssef


  • TheSupermarket

    How amazing do those dino’s look with those make up tools! Have to admit those eyeshadow colours are spot on.

  • Nadja

    love the naked eye shadow!

  • Tuttiehuttie20

    this post is super fun and wonderfully photographed!!! 

  • Lauren Corso

    bahahaha! I love the dino makeup post!  I agree Naked 2 is a bit more up my alley. 

  • ishara

    ooh the dino’s are too cute !! love it and the make up looks amazing

  • Tess

    I absolutely love these adorable dino guys!! So original. I’d say #2 palette, but let’s face it, can’t go wrong with either! xx   

  • valeria

    i love how you play with the toys and make up!

  • Fairyfiligree

    Hi – love the dinos! cute idea. I would love to see a post about how to wear the latest eye make up trends because sometimes one gets stuck in a rut repeating the same old style over and over. More recently I noticed how very models seem to be wearing lipliner. Has it become defunct or is it my impression. Would wearing lipliner seem outdated?

  • Tripsandtreasuresblog

    I really want that NAKED palette, beautiful natural colors 
    new outfit post

  • Mary Ann

    I love these gold dinos, haha…..totally DIYing this! ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Here here! Those gilded dinos are pretty effing awesome! I really love the Naked 2 Palatte for the same reasons – the combo of both light and dark on the same palatte makes it work perfectly for any and all occasions.

  • Jolie Jouel

    Those little gold dinos are hilarious models! Love it. Great post and recommendations.

  • Amanda Triplet

    Have you ever used Larenim products? I actually found them in a heath food store, and am now completely addicted. They’re all natural, and simply amazing. The eye colors are SO bright and beautiful but at the same time light and airy, and they stay ALL. DAY. LONG. Hope you try them and like them! 

  • Barefoot Duchess Blog

    I love dinosaurs fighting over makeup!! 

  • aya

    I ‘d love to see your go-to make up routine and maybe a how to on your eye make up!

  • KK @butshoppingmakesmehappy

    LOVE the dinosaurs…and love those eyeshadow palettes! I might have to buy the NAKED one and throw out all my other palettes…I’m overwhelmed with palettes that only have one or two good colors! 

  • Jessica

    The photos are great, a bit humorous but a great display of the products.

  • Kristin

    I also prefer Naked2 palette, and I think I’ll be DIYing some animal displays this weekend… thanks for the brilliant idea!

    Iwas wondering, though, if you’ve tried a BB Cream.  They are huge in Asia (Korea, in particular), but are making their way into the US. Sephora even has a little section dedicated to BB Creams.  I just started using one that I purchased from Korea thru and I have to say that I’m really liking it.  If you like tinted moisturizers, I think you’ll like this product. 

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  • Juliette Gold

    The dinosaurs are great! I love the idea – I think i might do something similar (only with birds haha). Thanks for the inspiring idea!
    Also, how do you keep your hair from sticking to the lip gloss? it always happens to me when there’s wind out :P. 

  • Amy

    I’d love a tutorial–pretty please?!

  • Ana

    tutorials please!

  • Mfashionfreak


    always be positive♥mfashionfreak 

  • Jess Costa-Rodrigues

    love my Naked eyeshadow palette. I have the first one…love!!

    new Friday Grunge post up. kisses!!

  • monkeyshines

    amazing picks!


  • Arra

    Love the colors!!


  • BougieHippie

    Dont wear makeup but these pics are uber adorable 

  • Raphaëlle Lavielle

    Lovely setting! I love the naked palette.
    Any chance we get a video about your make up routine?

  • Mohammed Youssef

    looking to see your eye make up

  • The Accessory Editor

    Amazing shoot here! Love the dinos! The makeup looks gorgeous as well, Have you tried the YSL Rouge Pur Couture lip color? I wrote a post about it here: Honestly, if you love a gloss but want the staying power of a stain this is hands down the best product  I’ve ever tried! It’s only at sephora, but there are tons in new york! 

  • Célèste

    P.S. – I Made This . . . , yes? I did a gold elephant and lion and a silver rabbit a while back. Such a brilliant idea! Yours are super cute.

  • La Petite Olga

    omg I love the dinos such a cute idea!! 

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Ingrid // Pretty Harbor

    Very great color make-up

  • Monroe Steele

    haha this is too adorable.
    Fashion Steele NYC

  • Veronique!

    ahaha I love it! it’s beautiful and fun!


  • Ellemode3

    Haha your dino buddies are super cute, I liked how that turned out!

  • Alax

    haha absolutely love how creative you got with your adorable gilded dinos. PERFECT! as for the makeup…i want to try ALL of it! Both eyeshadow palettes are to die for. such pretty colors and perfect for a light look or heavy. thanks again for yet another wonderful post<3
    xo alax

  • Soapymermaid

    the urban decay naked palette seems perfect.

  • M U

    You always collect fabulous things and this post is awesome. Love the golden dinos here!

  • Alaxandra

    (i already commented yesterday but….)

    PS-you MUST try Korres cherry-picked lipgloss in these four colors—>light purple, fuschia, rose and natural purple

    Its this amazing brand from Greece, I believe, and they make these glosses with cherry oil for the most inredible smell, plus ultimate moisture. The selling point for me was probably the amazing pigment in each of these. The natural purple is my fave for sure since its a darker shade of the natural lip color so it just looks perfect for any time of day or night (its not actually purple at all, none of the colors are exactly as they sound).

    Thats all, just thought of you when I put my gloss on! <3

    xo alax @

  • AnnieA

    Korres lip butters are really nice, and cheery.  hoping the dino assistants make more appearances..

  • Bravoerunway

    Hehehe…Love the Dinosaurs and how they’re playing with your make-up :)  I’ve been wanting a naked eye palette as well and was wondering if there was any difference, but I think I agree with you, the #2 is better!  And your estee lauder palette looks fantastic….Thank you for presenting these because I am in DIRE need of a make-up overhaul!

  • Maggie

     LOVE the way you incorporated the dinosaurs haha

  • Cristina Manrique

    amazing!!!! love it @sweetielifebycristi :)

  • FashionistArg

    i recently got a NARS multiple in shade orgasm and i´ve been loving it so much! it comes in a stick and you can use it on yous cheeks as blush or also on the lips or eyes. Naturally you´ll end up using it way more on the cheeks. but the consistency and texture of the product itself is like something i´ve never tried before! Clinique´s chubby sticks are wonderful lipsticks… creamy and moisturizing! 
    XO JAnnine

  • Anonymous

    I love the pictures here!

  • Margaretmurray

    The dinos are perfect for the color palette! I love it. So cute. 

    If you have a second, check me out too!

  • TJ

    Cute Dinos!

    I really want to get my hands on the Naked2 palette.

  • School House

    I love the colors in the Estee Lauder’s ‘Surreal Skies’ but now I kind of wished it also came with a dinosaur…

  • Anonymous

    What kind of face makeup do you wear? I am really loving Maybellines Fit right now. Odd because I usually enjoy Mac :)

  • daria

    I need those little dinosaurs in my life. I love this post.

  • Janae Cairns

    The dino’s are SO CUTE!!! Love the pics!