Saturday, 16 March 2013

CK One: Brand Revisited & Face Of The Week

In it's 3rd incarnation I think, CK One is on a roll. It's been many years since Calvin Klein first delved into cosmetics. I will admit I am the last one to actually know and try any of the products in any of it's various stages. So when sent a recent collection to trial for work, I set about running it through it's paces. And I LOVE it!

The CK image is always one of clean, pure lines with a slight minimalist edge to it, I think. So it seems to reason that they would approach their cosmetic venture with this philosophy. As far as I can see, and this is through playing with the few bits I have and also looking at the Debenhams website where they are currently sold, colours seem crisp and pure with no wishy washy shades. I will look into the range properly in the next few weeks but 2 items currently catch my eye from which I was sent.
CK One Powder Eyeshadow Quad 100 Nymphete
Nestled inside a sturdy plastic and rubber palette lies 4 gorgeously wearable eyeshadows in a matte pale pink, a matte dusky pink, a glittery champagne and a shimmery coppery rouge. At first glance I thought the champagne looked a bit too glittery for my liking but when applied and pressed in with a finger, it melted to a wearable gilt that is perfect for adding a shine.

 £25.00 in Debenhams online in 9 colour combinations.


CK One Gloss Eyecolour 800 Ultra
A sturdy chunky pencil that gives a soft blendable gloss of colour. Being the awkward person that I am and also the shade I was sent, I instantly thought this would be brilliant as a highlighting wand of sorts! And I was right. Having more control than a brush loaded with highlighter, I found this perfect for dotting the inner corners of eyes, Cupid's bow and centre of eyelids. Obviously this melts into soft gloss upon body heat so I'd use it wisely and where it wouldn't smudge too badly. 

£13.00 in Debenhams online in 5 shades.

Now it's easy to say wow this is nice and all but for me, the proof is in the pudding. so as a MUA, I often take new products to my shoots to trial and see if they're suitable for my style of work. So here's a shoot I did yesterday using my new CK One goodies! I was so excited that I forgot to take a before/after hence why I named this post Face Of The Week and not Before/After! Meet Sami in her first look using other products.
Foundation: YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup, Givenchy Mister Light.
Eyes: MAC Taupe Blush, CK One Gloss Eyecolour in 800 Ultra, Clarins Wonder Length Mascara in Black.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde, MAC Clear Brow Fix.
Cheeks: MAC Taupe Blush, CK One GLoss Eyecolour in 800 Ultra.
Lips:  CK One GLoss Eyecolour in 800 Ultra, CK One Pure Colour Lipstick in 110 Wow & 410 Wanted.
Powder: Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder.

And now why did I talk about CK One products when the look was done using something else? Purely because I did a second look on Sami when the brown wig came off and I did her eyes using the CK One quad. I've included photos taken with a constant light and flash to show how the shimmer and glitter picks up in photos.
Eyes: CK One Powder Eyeshadow Quad 100 Nymphete.
Cheeks: Dior Rosy Glow in Petal.
Lips: MAC Cream Colour Base in Nude.

So everything else is the same as before when Sami had her brown wig except the addition of the above products. I added the blush as her natural blond hair meant that a flush of colour would be needed. I also finger applied the Champagne part of the quad on the centre of the movable lid, to catch light whenever she blinked.

What do you think? I love how pure and simple this look is and to me reflects the philosophy of CK One cosmetics. Is CK One a brand that you would try and look into incorporating into your daily makeup? I think it's lovely and very wearable and great as part of a pro MUA's kit. As always I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.

 

18 comments:

  1. I love this! It is such a nice fresh and simple! I tried Ck one foundation, and didn't like it that much! But the eyeshadows I love!

    Mia-Teenagebeautyblogger

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    1. Thanks Mia, that's interesting, I have some of the foundation so will be looking into having a go with it. What didn't you like of it? x

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  2. the foundations are good, i like them, the mascara wasn't that great. but my favourite are the eyeshadow bases, i was obsessed with them until i discovered mac paint pots. But actually they're a lighter consistency than paint pots, they give a really great natural look, easily blendable and don't crease at all. 100 or 700 with a light reflecting pigment like the champagne in that quad over the lid is stunning with red lips. total winner product for me.

    ps. stunning work as always, how are my interview questions coming along?! x

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    1. Thanks for sharing, good to know, I'll definitely give them a go and decide for myself whether they're suitable for me or not. Sadly I haven't had time to do anything else due to work load but I will get to the questions as soon as I can. Thanks for the comment again x

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  3. Its so amazing and lovely to read your post as usual...looks like you have been very very very busy...I loved the gloss pencil. The inner corners and cupid's bow highlights stand out so well...
    Please do some videos on makeup looks...please please.

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    1. Ahh Neeraj, thanks for your supportive comments as always. Give these ago when you get a chance. Haha I wished I had the time to do videos, I'd love to but currently have very little time due to work commitments. Who knows? Maybe one day I will do videos too. x

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    2. Thanks a ton Monsieur Soh!! Planning to order them from The UsA...plz plz do videos...I'm sure u will get the time. Lemme assist you..lol

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    3. Let's see Neeraj, let's see. I just don't have the time to get into doing videos and my face is not fit for video! Lol!

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  4. Outstanding make up !
    Whenever I look at your models they always have such perfectly done skin, bravo ! And mix and match of so many products always comes so so pretty. It would be really great if you would start filming videos one day ! And by your opinion what is the dewiest glowiest foundation out there ?! I have tried Chanel Vitalumiere and Ysl Le Teint Touch Eclat and ordered By Terry Sheer Expert but is there anything better ! All the best Ena

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    1. Hi Ena, thank you for your compliments, that's so kind of you. I love what I do and hopefully it comes across that way. I would love to do videos, it's just a time thing but who knows? As for your foundation question, do you want cover? Also by dewiest, maybe you should add a dewy primer to your foundation to give you the texture you want. Or prep your skin before applying foundation. Let me know how you get on and if there's anything I can help with. Thanks again x

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  5. Please do some videos of your makeup, Thanks.

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    1. Jia maybe maybe one day. At the moment I'm a bit short of time but thank you x

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  6. I like the white/silver eyeliner so much!

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    1. It's gorgeous Kelly, I love it too x

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  7. I love using CK products especially for my eyeshadows, oh, it's so perfect! I also like how you did the makeup for these ladies, it is indeed simple yet it looks so gorgeous on them! Great work!

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    1. Thanks Betsey for your kind comments x

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  8. Oh my!! This eyeshadow is so pretty. Love the shades for they can create different natural looks that are light and warm. Gotta grab one of this.

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    1. You should Alicia! Let me know how you get on! x

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