A Salute to St. Patrick’s Day: Green Chanel Garden Party Eye

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Just For Fun, Makeup

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you wearing green? All my green tops were in need of washing (go figure), so to meet my green quota for the day I busted out Chanel’s Garden Party Quad and worked this mint green and pink eye. Gotta thwart those St. Patty’s Day pinches, ya know!



Do you have plans for tonight? Any green beer in your schedule? I can’t go out (BOO) because I have a big work project due on Thursday. I’m sort of freaking out today because the deadline is looming, but makeup always cheers me up.

Here’s the real face of the day:

LOL! You know how it goes sometimes! 🙂

A few close ups of the eyes…


To get this look, I used products from Chanel, Laura Mercier, Clinique, MAC, Dior and Rimmel.

– MAC Rollickin’ Paint Pot
– Light green shadow from the Chanel Garden Party Quad

– MAC Perky Paint Pot
– MAC Soft Brown Matte Eyeshadow
– Pink shadow from the Chanel Garden Party Quad on outer half of crease (layered on top of Soft Brown Matte)
– Peach shadow from the Chanel Garden Party Quad on inner half of crease (also layered on top of Soft Brown Matte)

– MAC Perky Paint Pot
– Peach shadow from the Chanel Garden Party Quad

– MAC Concrete Eyeshdaow

– MAC Zoom Lash mascara in Zoomblack (upper and lower)

Lower lash line
Rimmel Jungle Green Soft Kajal Eye Pencil
– Dark green shadow from the Chanel Garden Party Quad
– Peach shadow from the Chanel Garden Party Quad on inner half of crease

Undereye circles
– Dior Long-Wearing Moisturizing Concealer in 430
– Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2

– Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Almond
– Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

– Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Peony

– MAC Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner
– Chanel Glossimer in Pink Crystal

It’s official! Dior concealer rocks when it comes to covering dark circles. Before I applied my makeup today I had some serious dark circles. I stayed up late last night, partying with the neighbor’s cat while watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians, my latest guilty reality TV pleasure. In the pics above, can you see the purple in the inner corners of my eyes (and believe me, they are pretty dark today)? LOVE. YOU. DIOR.


How’s your day been so far? Catch any leprechauns? My coffee is finally kicking in (thank jeebus!) and I’m off to work. Lemme know if you have big plans for tonight.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. PeeChee says:

    Hey Karen.

    I’ve got to check out Dior…kids=sleepless nights!! 🙂 I’ve never gottin into too much reality tv cuz in my house its usually some kid show or DVD on…however, with Tivo…I’ve gotten into the Kardashian show along with Kimora…a guilty pleasure I hide from my hubby. ha ha. He’d rather see me playing with makeup than watch those shows. 🙂

  2. Tonya says:

    Hey Karen,
    I stumbled across your website last week. I’m so excited to have found it. I myself am a beauty addict and a MAC girl. Love your FOTD. Can’t wait to see your next look. Your site is great….

  3. LaurenIvy says:


    All I’ve got to say is I’m so glad you put that line from “Rock With You”! That’s my fave song!

    Just thought I’d say 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    Hi PeeChee,

    Yes, girl, Dior will change your life. LOL, remember when sleepless nights meant staying up late partying? Now it’s all about cats and kids. (I hope someday I get to meet your boys, aww!)

    I love Tivo, umm, a little too much. They say it’s supposed to make your TV watching more efficient, but instead, I just watch more junk TV, ha ha ha! I like Kimora’s show, too. She’s totally bossy and so diva but I just can’t hate her. I’d love to interview her someday.

    Anyway, I’ve noticed that Kim always has KILLER makeup on! That’s mostly while I watch it. OH, and the fact that the family is SO WEIRD! Have you noticed that there is never anybody in their clothing stores?

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Tonya,

    Thanks, hon! It’s so nice to meet another beauty/MAC addict! 🙂

    Do you have any favorite MAC products? Mine rotate, but I right now I’m loving on Pearl Cream Color Base and Strobe Kiss!

  6. Karen says:

    OMG LaurenIvy,

    I swear the cat goes crazy when I play that song. He starts rolling around and I swear it looks like he’s dancing. HA HA HA!

    Happy Monday! What are you up to today?

  7. Amanda says:

    Pretty and springy! It’s too cold here for spring (and it’s been snowing), so I have on a heavy sweater….it is a deep hunter green though! Of course I’m totally doing green eye makeup–an old stila mousse pot in lime on the lid, and nars night clubbing (black with gold glitter) as liner.

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    OHHH, I’ve seen Night Clubbing at the Nars Counter. It moves me!

    There’s been a ton o’ Stila talk on the blog lately. I really should try some stuff from their line for the sake of blog research (aka, I’m looking for an excuse to go to Sephora, LOL)!

    Stay warm! I’ll send some spring weather vibes your way. *sending* They’ll have to include some sniffles, though, because the pollen is in full effect and I’ve got allergies, oy!

  9. Lookin’ good. I think you’ll be getting some lucky charms with those bad ass eyes of yours 😉

    Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net’s last blog post..MAC Product Releases: Beauty Powder Blush Swatches

  10. Karen says:

    Dude – I love Lucky Charms. I wish it they had an all marshmallow version though, HA HA HA!

  11. ME TOO! I bought Fruit Loops the other day because they now have one that has marshmallows! Haven’t dug into it yet, but I’m wondering how that will taste considering the marshmallows aren’t the only thing adding flavor to the treat.

    Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net’s last blog post..MAC Product Releases: Beauty Powder Blush Swatches

  12. Glosslizard says:

    Hey, girl! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

    When the kids and I woke up this morning, we found our milk had turned green! Oh, those rascally leprechauns! 😉

    I’m sporting the pink/green eye combo too! I used Perky all over, amplified the pink on the inner corner with Bare Escentuals’ Pink Posy (I have a tiny sample that has lasted me forever!) and greened up the outer with a Stila trio from last spring. Finished with Chanel black jade liner, a touch of a Lancome green shadow called Montage, and Tarte mascara! I’m loving it every time I look in the mirror! 😀

  13. Amanda says:

    oh, yes, for “research”–get thee to Sephora! if you do, some of my favorite products are powder eyeshadows, smudge pots (gel liners), and high shine lipstick-the louise color is FAB! love it. the mousse pots are pretty cool too-basically shimmery cream shadows in pots, but they’ve gotten rid of most of the “fun” colors of these (like the lime green!).

  14. Lilan says:

    No plans for tonight, just flew back in.

    The wedding was a RIOT! Go figure, we didn’t have music at the reception, so my crazy family improvised (a lot of the cousins are very much into entertaining and musically savvy) so they got up there, sang songs – acapella!, did fun wedding skits for the day’s entertainment. 😀

    I always love, love your makeup looks! And Chanel never lets you down. I also posted my green FOTD, but didn’t even realize it was St. Patty’s Day! Luckily I only got pinched once.. after they realized I was wearing eyeshadow!

    Lilan’s last blog post..shu uemura REBIRTH Swatches & FOTD

  15. KK says:

    hey girl…i wanna see photos of your makeup collection!!

    One day you have got to get it all out and sort it cute like and show us the pics!!!!!!!! I want to be so jealous that I will immediately run to sephora!!!!!!!! ( and neimans and saks and nordys and mac)

    just a thought.. 😉


  16. Davina says:

    love this soft green look, i tend to over-do it when it comes to the green e/s (i need to stick to one shade already!).
    and btw, i picked up pearl CCB and am completely loving it! i wore it under parrot today in homage to you and it looked subtle yet vibrant.
    and i’m going to check out that dior concealer, my mac studio finish is not cutting it lately and i’ve got the serious deep circles goin’ on.
    and i love me some reality-tv guilty pleasures – kardashians, girls next door, rock of love 2 (that one is almost getting too hard to watch tho!), i hate admitting it…

  17. ilovecheese says:

    I love this look Karen, your lower lash line looks fab 😀

  18. Ping. says:

    i. need. to. get. green. eyeshadow. hahaha.. actually i’m darn interested to try the rimmel jungle green, if only my place got!!! arggg..

  19. Tonya says:

    Hey Karen,
    I rotate my MAC products too. I’m an all about the eyes girl. Love there shadows, especially twinks, humid, deep truth, etc…..Plush Lash is a must. I used to be a Zoom Black fan, but once Plush Lash came out, I never looked back.


  20. Mel says:

    Love the look! Pink and green do go nicely together.

    Mel’s last blog post..Exclusively Online! New Shu Crystal Shine

  21. Dao says:

    Hi Karen, I think I’m going to exchange my MAC lip conditioner for Perky since it looks very nice on you. I love paint pots more than anything else at MAC.

  22. Victoria says:

    Happy St. Pats day to ya! Here enjoying the week off- just got back from the gym did some running on the treadmill and some time on the elliptical..the weather here is still blahh. Today gotta drag the better half to find a sports coat for the wedding.Maybe I can sneak off to mac when he’s not looking.. My best friend is marrying my bro in law. They are so cute they met at our wedding almost 9 years ago they are finally making it offical..lol

  23. Dao says:

    Hiya Karen,

    MAC puts the Heatherette collection online already. Check it out!


  24. Tania says:

    Karen your looks are totally lovely as always! I love the color combo!! In response your Heatherette Info Lust here is what I know!
    Here’s what I know about the Heatherette Collection:
    The thought behind it was that every girl is a good girl and a bad girl. So there’s some punched up neutrals (think pinks and corals) with some really strong colors (think teal and clean fushia).

    The Compacts are totally adorable and shiny like new cars. Better than the FAFI and the Barbie packaging. The eyeshadow trios are a nice sized pan (probably like the MAC Pro size). The one that stood out for me was Trio 1 because of the blue. 2 of the colors in that one are new. Cloudburst (which I missed) is a rerelease from the storm collection which sold like hot cakes. It’s an amazing color that’s not to be missed especially if you like Carbon and the other black colors.

    The Dual Edge Eyepencils are way creamier than the regular MAC pencils. One end is creamy while the other end is sparkly-they are at least worth a look at the counter if you’re into pencil liners.

    The Pink Pearl Pigment is a must look at as well. It’s got a really cool finish unlike the regular standby’s.

    Alpha Girl Beauty Powder looked way to coral for me. If you like Coral on your cheeks then you’ll dig this. I’m lusting for smooth harmony which is the medium Bronze Beauty Powder fab for summer.

    All in all the packaging is the shiz I almost D-I-E-D in the store! My rec would be to check it out at the VERY LEAST! I hope this helps! If you have any questions…holla back ya’ll!

  25. Karen says:

    I dunno, Lynne, LOL. The all marshmallow Fruit Loops sound kinda sketch to me. I have a hard time with the Loops, myself. They always make my mouth feel all scraped up after I eat em. Maybe I’m weird that way!

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    That sneaky leprechaun! 🙂

    Oh, you’re sooo loving on the Perky, that’s hot. I really like Lancome shadows so I’ll have to peep Montage.

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Lilan,

    That’s hilarious! You’re family sounds like they’d be so much fun at a karaoke joint.

    Aw, thanks! Chanel is pretty darn fool proof, and a fun way to indulge in a lil’ luxury. Hope you’re having a good Tuesday…

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    WHHHEEEE! My “research” list is now seriously long, LOL. Sweet! I can’t wait to try Louise. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a good day!

  29. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    Oh boy, I probably don’t have a wide enough lens to capture all of the madness, ha ha ha! One of these days I’ll get around to it. Hopefully I’ll be able to corral it into one central space in the future. Right now it’s scattered all over the house – in the living room, in my office, in the bedroom, in the bathroom. Some is even in the car, LOL!

    Do you have a big collection? Or are ya just starting?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Davina!

    Yay, that’s so awesome that you’re loving the Pearl, WOOT! I love when I can spread the product lurve to others. Do you have Woodwinked? Try it… it’s magical!

    Dior is great but it’s tricky, but once you figure out how to work it you’ll love it. You have to just use the tiniest bit, otherwise it looks too obvious. If you’re having a really hard time with it, you can mix it with some MAC Fast Response to make application easier.

  31. Karen says:

    Heya Ilovecheese,

    Thanks, girl! Surprisingly, I owe that lower line action to the MAC 219 Pencil brush. Now instead of having a love/hate relationship I have a semi-love/semi-hate relationship with it, ha!

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Tonya,

    I like a lot of MAC eye products, too. I like Plushlash and Zoomlash for different reasons. Plushlash ‘cause it’s easy to use and is an all over good mascara, and Zoomlash because it makes my lashes look really dramatic and glossy.

    You just reminded me that I need to pick up Humid and Deep Truth, so thanks!

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Oh, that sounds like a good trade. You definitely shouldn’t keep something that you don’t love completely. Perky is so versatile and has a nice texture. You’ll love it! You know which Paint Pot I’ve been wanting but just can never seem to get my hands on? Bare Study. I dunno if I just have bad luck, but every time I go to the counter it’s never there!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Victoria,

    YOU GO and work on that fitness, girl! I haven’t worked out in a few days because I’ve been so busy with work. It’ll be over on Thursday. *takes deep breath* I just gotta hold on till then…

    That is a very cute wedding story. I’m sure somebody will mention that in a speech during the reception! Do you know what makeup you’re going to wear?

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I saw that this morning! Thanks for sending the link 😉

  36. Karen says:


    You’re awesome! Thanks for your rundown on what you think about it. I was at the grocery store today and saw a Bubble Yum package that I swear looked like a Heatherette compact, LOL. I am not 100% on how I feel about the packaging (that’s a big thing for me) still but I’ll check it out on Thursday as some of the colors and textures sound nice.

  37. Fruit Loops make me feel that way too. They have bodacious flavor, but they do get kind of fierce with the roof of my mouth. But I tried it this morning and it’s actually rather good. The marshmallows don’t offset the flavor at all like I thought it would but kind of just give your mouth something else to munch on. But their not as firm as Lucky Charm marshmallows. They are a bit chewier. Me and Big Tyke were eating them this morning and I was having him say the colors as I spooned them into his mouth, lol!

    Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net’s last blog post..MAC Product Releases: Heatherette for MAC Now Available ONLINE!

  38. Lilan says:

    My family would be fun to hang out with at karaoke – if you’re into Vietnamese karaoke that is 😀

    Chanel is definitely a luxury and I wish I could afford more of it! Right now, I’m really diggin’ those glossimers – like Glosslizard, I’m diggin’ Gazelle!

    Lilan’s last blog post..Wedding Day Fun!

  39. Hi Karen – I totally love what you’re wearing in this look. The green is just right, and not too overpowering. Great Job!

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Lynne,

    Awww, that’s so cute! 🙂

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Lilan,

    Yeah, I am digging it too. Digging it so much that I’m gonna adopt it today, ha ha ha!

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Sofresh & Sopink,

    Thanks, girl! You’ve got fierce makeup skills so that’s a huge complement. 🙂 Hope you’re having a good weekend so far.

  43. Lilan says:

    Adopt, adopt!!! I can’t wait until the Nordstrom beauty event in a couple of weeks. I’m going to adopt some Chanel then 😉

    Lilan’s last blog post..More Stories From…

  44. Karen says:

    Do it, girl! You’ll give that summer collection the love and attention it deserves, ha ha ha!

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