Golden Lips and Golden Girls: Chanel Gold Shine and Clinique Party Red

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You know how The Golden Girls is one of my favorite TV shows, right?


Well, this morning I decided to pay homage to Blanche — she’s the sassy Southern one — with a lip look using Chanel Gold Shine Glossimer and Clinique Party Red Lipstick.

From left to right: Clinique Party Red Lipstick, Chanel Gold Shine Glossimer

The Golden Girls was an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a Miami, Florida home. The Golden Girls won several awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series. All four stars won at least one Emmy Award throughout the show’s entire run.

Of course, I *had* to name this combo “The Blanche,” after the show’s resident man magnet, Blanche Marie Elizabeth Hollingsworth Devereaux.

Actress Rue McClanahan played Blanche.


I think it’d be a good lip look for a black tie holiday party… What do you think?

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The necklace is fo’ reals! It’s by TrashedClothing ($20), a store on Etsy. I saw it mentioned on the Shibuya Baby Jewels Blog! I. Must. Have. It.

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  1. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    That is very Blanche-y ! I love Golden Girls…the original SATC girls. My fave is Sophia with her witty lines…always cracks me up. I still watch it every sunday morning.

    Hope your having a great weekend x

  2. Glosslizard says:

    Fabulous! I love Gold Shine! Blanche would rock that look! 🙂

  3. Ellery says:

    I love that lipgloss so much. I keep wondering if I should get it or not, hmm.

    I love the combination too. 🙂

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  4. katee says:

    OMG that necklace is hilarious!! I thought that was you getting crazy w/photoshop again! Can’t believe it’s for real.

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  5. Marisol says:

    omg… I think your hubby will have a GG intervention if you get that necklace. 😀

  6. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. I tried on Party Red but I couldn’t like it LOL. To think of it, I haven’t try on Gold Shine yet. I must try it later at the mall! 😉

  7. lindsay says:

    Hi Karen, I need your help! I have my winterball soon, and I bought the cutest brown dress, but I have no idea how I should do my makeup! Brown eyeshadow seems too boring for an occasion like this, so I was wondering if you could help me with a really nice look?

  8. Tania says:

    I love red lips on everyone except for me. That is so pretty on you! Love the GG’s and that necklace is great. My fav is Rose cuz she’s such a ding bat but is so passionate! Speaking of Rose I just bought the infatuating rose cool eyes palette. I’m going to have to try some of the looks you did in the past post. Oh and btw that BK Peppermint ice cream is so beyond I’m going to buy a quantity of it!!

  9. Lydia says:

    Oh my god that necklace is so ridiculous! I need it lol! Your lips look pretty 🙂

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  10. gio says:

    That lip combination is beautiful!

  11. Music_Is_Freedom says:

    That lip combo looks fabulous! I’m thinking of trying something similar with the upcoming MAC collections, paring Kanga-Rouge lipstick with Snowscene lipglass. Seeing your look has made me want to definitely get both items rather than just swatch it at the store (like I normally do!).

  12. Faye says:

    Dorothy will always be my favorite, but Blanche was a cougar before they had that word! You’re rocking that red lip. I’ll have to try Chanel Gold Shine over a red lippie this holiday season.

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    SO true, Sophia has the *best* lines! She always cracks me up…

    Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    🙂 I’d like to think so, too!

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    You do, homie! You can never go wrong with Chanel.

    Dunno if you ever picked it up, but Astral is another fantastic Glossimer. You could so work it!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    It’s fab! I want it!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    LOL, he actually likes watching the show, too. It took a ton of GG hours to break him down!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    I hope you like it! It’s a fun, festive color. 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    How fun! Are you going with a date, or a group? 🙂

    You’ve got a ton of options to go with your dress! You could do golds on the eye with a pink lip and cheek… that would be very festive. Or perhaps a gold with coral (although that’s a bit more of a summery look).

    You could always do a bit more subtle, shimmery brown eye and then pair it with red lips, too. Right now MAC has a shimmery brown pigment that I’m loving called Cocomotion. You could do that as a wash, add a thick, black cat liner on the top lid and then wear some false lashes for some drama.

    Or you could do shimmery green and gold eyes… that would be pretty too.

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    Let me know how your looks turn out, and of any other cute ones you come up with!

    Peppermint Ice Cream = YUM!

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Lydia,

    It’s so great, yah? I love it!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Diva Style,


  23. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    Thank you!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Music_Is_Freedom,

    You should totally rock that, and I think that would be a pretty combo! 🙂

    I might try something similar with Party Red and Galactic!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Faye,

    Yah! You gotta do it!

    It’s hard for me to choose a favorite Golden Girl, but yeah, Dorothy is up there.

    I just finished watching the episode where Dorothy dates Stan’s brother, ha!

  26. MiMi says:

    Hola Karen!

    I think it’s too funny that you posted this. Me and my girlfriends a few years back in our 20’s named each other the golden girls and they named me Blanche! ( gee can’t imagine why lol!) Anywho my daughter is 14 and she loves watching them too, which is hilarious because she’ll tell me about a rerun and I’ll chime in to say how it ended. I think she thought is was new. Love the bracelet, it’s fun! You did a great lippie too!

  27. Alison says:

    I LOVE the Golden Girls! Watching them is one of my not-so-secret pleasures. Great for relaxing in the evening when you want to wind down.

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