Golden Lips and Golden Girls: MAC Pink Treat, Chanel Astral and Benefit Gilded

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Golden Lips and Golden Girls, Part II: The Rose

Ya’ll know I loves me some Blanche, but I couldn’t leave the other Golden Girls hanging without lip looks of their own!


Today’s look salutes the ditsy yet oh-so-lovable Rose Nylund and features Benefit Gilded Pencil, MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner and Chanel Astral Glossimer (a glittery hot pink).

I was inspired by Rose’s golden hair and the pink flush of her cheeks whenever she tells crazy St. Olaf stories.

While it has crossed my mind that very few people may appreciate Rose and The Golden Girls as much as I do (LOL!), I think the pink and gold in this lip look perfectly capture Rose’s cheerful personality.

From left to right: MAC Pink Treat, Benefit Gilded, Chanel Astral

The Look

I started by lining and filling my lips with a layer of MAC Pink Treat and a layer of Benefit Gilded pencil directly on top for added shimmer. Then, for even more sparkle and shine, I popped on a layer of Chanel Astral Glossimer.

For a more subdued version of this lip look, I’d skip the gloss. MAC Pink Treat and Benefit Gilded make for a pretty matte lip all on their own!

Version without Chanel Astral Glossimer

Stay Golden 24/7

The site Etsy is a treasure trove of TV memorabilia. I find neat stuff there all the time, like the HutchMe ($18) tote bag. Let Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia help you carry your stuff in style. 🙂


And even if you aren’t as big a GG fan as I am, you can still get your golden on with this awesome Flying Golden Retriever T-Shirt ($17) by MisNopalesArt. (Side note: My family’s retriever died a few years ago, and this pic is what I think he must look like in doggy heaven… awww.)

The False Lash Files

Last night’s false lash session was, um, interesting. Let’s just say that crazy cat + false lashes = not a pretty sight. Maybe next time.

Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday! I’m not ready for the weekend to end…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. katee says:

    Karen – have you tried YSL Golden Gloss? The stuff is the bomb!!

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  2. Glosslizard says:

    Love the lips, love Rose! She always cracked me up!

  3. Gina says:

    ok you asked for it.. here is the list of my kitties in order of appearance! 🙂

    Mommy Cat

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  4. Tekoa says:

    You should have a day where readers submit pictures of their cats. Its a feline fan club for Tabs!

    Oh yes, and Chanel Astral totally kicks it up a notch.

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    I haven’t. Looks pretty, though!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yeah, me too. I loved all of her crazy St. Olaf stories!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    WOW! You are my hero. Seriously, you need that CCL action figure, ASAP!

    Out of all your kitties, do you have a favorite? I promise I won’t tell the others. 🙂

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    Oh – FUN! That’s a really good idea. 🙂

    Hope your studying is going well!

  9. Lilan says:

    How fun that you are doing an ode to the Golden Girls! I’ve been watching old seasons of The OC where Summer and Anna reminisce too 😀

    I really like both Roses but I like v2.0 on you – a pretty combo against your warmer skin

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  10. Marlo says:

    Both versions work so well on you. Pink treat is prettier swatched than I thought it would be from just looking at it.

    I wish MisNopalesArt had some art of cats, since my cat just passed away this friday. He was my little tabby. I think I mentioned him on here before, since I love all your posts of Tabs. They remind me of when my guy was younger.

  11. Marjorie says:

    I may have to buy that MAC Pink Treat liner. That’s a pretty color and I always love pinks.

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  12. CSB says:

    If there’s a day when readers submit pictures of their cats, can I submit a picture of my bird instead since I don’t have a cat? :\

    I love this lip; it’s so innocent-looking, yet refined and perky! Fits Rose to a tee. I’m not a regular Golden Girls watcher, but I catch reruns sometimes. Dorothy’s dry humor is right up my alley, but I have a huge soft spot for Rose–who doesn’t have a little bit of Rose in them?

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