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so, is dame viv westwood right about Kate's makeup?

(54 Posts)
MooMinCow Tue 09-Aug-11 18:05:17


I personally think she's right, KMid wears way too much liner and makes her look old.

(I know there is far more serious news issues to discuss, but this is s&b after all)

Sidge Tue 09-Aug-11 18:06:54

KM does need to go easy on the hard eyeliner.

But I would hardly take make up advice from VW! She's bonkers as conkers. I wouldn't wear her clothes either.

pjani Tue 09-Aug-11 18:07:21

And she's just being rude.

DarrellRivers Tue 09-Aug-11 18:07:46

I do love a serious issue such as this
I agree with VW, but that is some of the appeal of KM, to look how she wants to look and not how someone else wants her to look

myrosynose Tue 09-Aug-11 18:07:48

VW is as mad as a mongoose

and has a face like a welder's bench

so I wouldn't be fretting if I were KM

MooMinCow Tue 09-Aug-11 18:22:40

haha face like welders bench.

agreed VW is hardly authority on makeup/beauty grin, but something about KM's eyeliner makes me twitch and want to tackle her with a cotton bud!

PlumSykes Tue 09-Aug-11 18:23:03

I agree with Dame V, too much liner, makes her look hard-faced and a bit <gasp> common.

gettingolderbytheday Tue 09-Aug-11 18:30:02

Yes, the eye-liner is too heavy for such a pretty face, she doesn't need it to be so black and hard. VW is slightly bonkers though.....

susiedaisy Tue 09-Aug-11 18:30:53

Yeah the eyeliner is dated far too bold

DarrellRivers Tue 09-Aug-11 18:32:29

should we call her DoC now rather than KM <pensive>

ZZZenAgain Tue 09-Aug-11 18:35:53

she's good looking, she can wear anything IMO. Let her have her own style fgs. Do we want her to resemble V.W.?

ZZZenAgain Tue 09-Aug-11 18:42:00

sorry that sounds a bit snottier than I meant it. I agree it isn't what I would choose for her but we all have to choose our own look and whatever she does with liner, she still looks good IMO

IAmTheCookieMonster Tue 09-Aug-11 18:52:38

I've always thought that her eyeliner was too harsh, especially at her wedding - not very bridal. But I would much rather look like KM than VW!!

Moulesfrites Tue 09-Aug-11 19:04:48

I know nothing about make up - can anyone link to an example of a "softer" look that would suit KM?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 09-Aug-11 19:04:49

It's quite old news tbh - VW said it straight after the wedding iirc. And I agree with her - KM is beautiful but her eye makeup is crap.

My dd1 insists on wearing the hard black eye make up stuff too and it really annoys me - she's beautiful but the eye makeup just makes her look a bit grubby. I have no objection to lots of black eyeliner when done as the full on goth look but on somebody normally dressed, it looks silly imho.

fishie Tue 09-Aug-11 19:11:24

agree with makeup artist in piece, eyeliner on bottom lids is ageing. melanie rickey has pronounced so on twitter.

ZZZenAgain Tue 09-Aug-11 19:12:51

softer for example would be saygrey not black and more smudged, less obvious a marked line. Would still emphasise the eyes

Popbiscuit Tue 09-Aug-11 19:12:54

Totally agree with VW and I do think it looks a bit "common". I'm no expert but aren't you supposed to focus on the top lash-line? Bobbi Brown always does beautiful eyes (very defined liquid liner on the top only)
However, I do like that she is stubborn in her refusal to let anyone tell her what to do and that she recycles outfits.

MooMinCow Tue 09-Aug-11 19:23:49

moulesfrites - just imagine more blended in/smudgier in grey or brown, or even just eyeshadow blended near lash line.

I think she would look fab in a stronger lipstick and slightly retro flicked liquid liner. she has the dark hair to carry it off methinks.

I like that she recycles outfits, but sometimes a change of makeup style can also make an outfit look totally different.

rubyrubyruby Tue 09-Aug-11 19:53:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LynetteScavo Tue 09-Aug-11 19:58:52

i wouldn't take make up advice from VW

GhoulLasher Tue 09-Aug-11 20:00:25

Yes she is! It's a style of eye makeup I often see on Posh girls actually...kind of too much and too black but also very 90s looking. Eary 90s at that.

LynetteScavo Tue 09-Aug-11 20:01:02

I think KM is trying to look older.....she'll be doing the opposite once she has a baby.

GhoulLasher Tue 09-Aug-11 20:01:07

Ppfft Lynette Why? Because she's OLD ffs?

GhoulLasher Tue 09-Aug-11 20:02:22

she was young too once

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