15-Minute Makeup: Channeling Debbie Harry With Shimmery Eyes and Shiny Red Lips Using the LORAC Mega Pro Palette 3, Hourglass Radiant Magenta and Estée Lauder Controversial

Published in: Estee Lauder, Face of the Day (FOTD), Hourglass, LORAC, Makeup, NARS

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Inspired by Debbie Harry from the Heart of Glass video

Believe it or not, this was 15-minute makeup. Ain’t got time for anything else, girl.

I think it was a few weeks ago, Pat McGrath posted a picture of Debbie Harry from the Heart of Glass video, and in the picture Debbie has these super shiny red lips, this shimmery eye makeup and a bright pink cheek with highlighter like whoa! — and I just couldn’t get that picture out of my head, so I did my best to channel it.


I don’t know if I was successful… It’s always kind of questionable when it comes to 15-minute makeup, but I did my best. I figured that as long as I get the lips, obviously; the super bright cheek with the highlight; and, well, the shimmery lid and liner, it would somewhat resemble Debbie’s look, and I kinda cheated on everything else.

But you have to make compromises with 15-minute makeup… You know how it is.

The lip is the secret. As long as you’ve got the shiny lip, you’re cool. Then you can power through the skin, brows and mascara.

I didn’t even use primer. I just used Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done all over, and then Sephora’s Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer on the spots where I wanted more coverage. I placed it right on top of the One and Done and buffed that all together with an Hourglass foundation brush.

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Products I’m wearing…

EYES: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study, LORAC Mega Pro Palette 3 (Cava mixed with Snow, Olive, and DK Navy mixed with Jet Black), Clinique Quickliner in Intense Ebony, theBalm Mad Lash Mascara

FACE: Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done in Medium Dark, Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Golden, Hourglass Radiant Magenta Blush, NARS Albatross Blush


LIPS: Estée Lauder Vinyl LipColor in Controversial

In other news

It actually rained here today! Fall is in full effect now. I don’t know if this is related to the weather…but I have a strong urge to fire up my oven and bake something.


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Janet Shepherd says:

    I love this look! Years ago I remember asking a hairdresser for a Debbie Harry-ish haircut. Shaggy, layered, rock n roll blonde. She pulled it off too lol. I felt very cool. 😄

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Janet,

    I was actually looking at Debbie’s hair in this video and thinking about it for my next dramatic change. It probably won’t be anytime soon, but when I get the itch to chop it all off, this picture just might be my inspiration!

    How long did you have your Debbie Harry haircut? Was it hard to style?

  3. Efrain says:

    I think you’re rocking completely these 15 minutes looks Karen, welcome to motherhood.

    Ironically it seems like it may not rain all week.

  4. zVintageFashionizta says:

    I am lovin’ your new DO!
    That lip color on you is fabulous!

  5. Nivedita says:

    I have always loved this style and you look so happy!
    I am now seriously tired of tad matte lips and the typical fall colours people are sporting.
    Nivedita recently posted … My Bulletproof Foundation Game: Blending, Setting, Baking, tried and tested.

  6. Becky says:

    Gorgeous! That lip colour is beautiful! So shiny and fantastic! I’m a little over the matte thing too-so nice to see a glossy lip!
    Becky recently posted … NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu – a total bargain

  7. The juicy lip looks good on you!
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  8. Rachel R. says:

    You can’t go wrong with Debbie Harry. I like your take on this look.

  9. Ruchita says:

    What a great look! That red lip is so pretty. My sister-in-law (in San Diego) just saw Blondie in concert last month. She said they were still awesome!

  10. Chris25 says:

    I think I need that lip co!or! *swoons*
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  11. Erin says:

    I like Radiant Magenta. It pulls a little more coppery on me than plum though.
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  12. Kim says:

    Well done with the 15 minute face – I like this new category! 🙂 Debbie’s look holds up well, almost 40 years later. And, now I feel so old, I might need to take a moment! HAHA! Her eyebrows are awesome – Instagram would be proud.

  13. Fran says:

    I’m always amazed at what you can do in 15 minutes! It takes me about twice as long to accomplish the same thing. This look looks great on you 🙂

  14. Nancy says:

    Hi Karen, How do you like the theBalm Mad Lash?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nancy,

      It’s OK. I like how dark it is, and the brush, which is slightly curved,has stiff, short teeth which are great for lash separation and length, but I wish it would add more girth to my lashes. My lashes are very skinny so I like mascaras that thicken them up. If your lashes are already naturally thick (lucky you!), then I think you might like it. If you have any more questions about it feel free to ask. I have it here on my desk right meow and I can throw on a layer. 🙂

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