A Little Bit of Rock N’ Roll with MAC Art Supplies

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

Every day this week I’ve been hitting the ground running (on a treadmill, that is). We’ll see how long it lasts, but I’ve been going for a run first thing in the mornings. Fittingly, the first song on my iPod’s workout playlist today was Motley Crue’s Home Sweet Home, and it FIRED ME UP! — so much so that I felt like rock n’ rolling into some pink and purple makeup for my face of the day.


I used a couple of items from MAC’s permanent line along with an Estee Lauder Michael Kors blush and two things from the new MAC Art Supplies collection (Pro Longwear Lipstain in Stylesetter, and Pearglide Liner in Designer Purple).


Drop me a line in the comments if you’d like to see a tutorial of this look.

Eyes: MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper (entire eye), MAC Pigment in Pink Pearl (lid), MAC Pearlglide liner in Designer Purple (lashlines), MAC Technakohl in Graphblack (waterlines), MAC Studio Fix lash (lashes); Cheeks: Estee Lauder Michael Kors Blush in Sunset Pink (apples), Benefit Hoola (contour beneath apples); Lips: MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain in Stylesetter, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Petite Indulgence

I think I might try another version later this week with a more dramatic wing using the sparkly liner… It feels like there’s still more room to rock. πŸ™‚

What kind of look did you wear today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kypris says:

    Ooh, I love the colours! I’d love to see the look with a more dramatic wing. I’m into neutrals these days… but once in a while I like to go all out with something crazy!

  2. DonnaN says:

    Karen, you HOT rocker chick!! Look’s great!! I am on the fence about Designer Purple…..how would you compare to Violet Underground??

  3. shivotra says:

    i loooooooooove the eyes. gorgeous.
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… Bittersweet. =-.

  4. Rica says:

    Such a fun look., I love pink + purple… Now I want to do something similar!!! More looks from Art Supplies please =D.
    .-= Rica’s last blog post… Icy Look Book – page 1 =-.

  5. h. says:

    you make an awesome rocker chic!

    btw, what foundation/concealer do you have on? your skin looks flawless

    • Karen says:

      That’s Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation (SOOO good for pics) and Time Balm concealer. Without ’em I’d look scary, LOL!

      • Ann says:

        I love the LM Oil-free on you! What color are you wearing? The MUAs at the counter matched me to Sunny Beige and I think it’s too light for myself (NC 30-35).

  6. Ashley says:

    You definitely aren’t a groupie! You are THE rocker (chiq) <– silly pun intended.

  7. Jen says:

    This is SOO pretty! I really like the lip color on you!

  8. Ana V says:

    Such a great purpley look! Would be great if you did a tutorial on this!

  9. Gemma says:

    HOTT! Did you straighten your hair? Something about this look is ultra exotic and sexaaay! You go girl!
    .-= Gemma’s last blog post… PHOTOS: Christmas ’09, Sugarland TX =-.

  10. heyhey says:

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but the stripped shirt reminds me of an outfit worn recently by one of the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2 (on vh1). And she’s really pretty, so it’s a compliment.

    Are you watching that, btw? Talk about makeup! It’s ProjRun-meets-ANTM.

  11. Catherine says:

    OMG that liner is HOT!!! I love it, and I really want it even though I have another purple liner already.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… NOTD Γ’β‚¬β€œ Wasabi Green, Gold Bamboo + PANDA πŸ˜€ =-.

  12. That looks great! Stylesetter is so pretty on your lips. Love that purple liner too!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous’s last blog post… OPI Miami Beet =-.

  13. Scientific Housewife says:

    Very pretty!

    I need your makeup advice on my latest blog post. Please stop by!


  14. gio says:

    What a fun look! Love the eyeliner!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Sunday beauty reads, 21/03/10 =-.

  15. bisbee says:

    You look lovely in those pictures! I’m counting the days until I can order from this collection…

  16. diane says:

    you look great!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… Episode 2 of Mango goodies =-.

  17. Meghan says:

    I love that! I am totally buying designer purple pearlglide, stylesetter lip stain, and the petite indulgence cremesheen glass.

    i also always use benefit hoola to contour before putting blush on. lately i have been contouring with hoola and using sugarbomb as blush. i am fair skinned and if you blend it enough i think hoola works well as a contour.

  18. carmel says:

    Ahh! I’m wearing purple eyeshadow today too! I used Urban Decay’s Flash and added a little UD Smog to contour. Makes brown eyes so pretty πŸ™‚

  19. Nina says:

    Love the look on you …. and that lipstain is pretty pretty pretty PRETTY! πŸ™‚

  20. Shadowy lady says:

    you look awesome Karen, gorgeous liner work. I also love your shirt. Where did u get it? (please tell me it’s available in Canada too)
    .-= Shadowy lady’s last blog post… Thursday Poll – Makeup Budgeting =-.

    • Karen says:

      I got it for $12 at Marshall’s (a designer discount chain here in the US) in the junior’s section! I just checked the tag on the designer is “Mind Code.”

  21. Lisa S. says:

    Gorgeous! Tutorial please?!

  22. Suji says:

    Love this look Karen! You look gorgeous, especially the last picture!! so pretty πŸ™‚

  23. Rae says:

    Ooh! You look awesome, Karen πŸ™‚
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… A bit ‘o bubble-gum pink to brighten your morning? =-.

  24. lexi says:

    My favorite song that surprises me as I’m running on the treadmill is Van Halen’s, “Hot for Teacher” or Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” – yes girl, I need to rock out on my iPod to get my booty realy moving. If I’m trying to keep a long uphill (walking) pace I switch to either Jay-Z, Mariah or Lady Gaga. you can imagine how bummed I am to go to the gym and discover that I forgot to bring my iPod. Oh and bonus points if my Spin teacher pops in some 80’s music during class!

    Okay enough of working out on to LOTD

    eyes (MAC): groundwork p/p, All Races – lid, coquette – crease, Love Lace – outer V, Femme Fi – highlight, Sense of Style upper lash line, UD’s Underground bottom water line, lots of MAC Plush Lash

    Cheek: MAC Prim and Proper

    lips: MAC whirl pencil/Ample Pink plushglass.

    I read that blue really makes your brown eyes pop so I’m trying to incorporate more blue into my spring eye looks – therefore, I NEED EL’s Aqua Flash!! hahhaha

    • Karen says:

      OOooOOh I love me some Van Halen “Jump.” I could seriously listen to that on repeat. Have you ever had your iPod die on you in the middle of a workout at the gym? I have and it totes sucks!

      Your look sounds really pretty! And yes, you’re right — blues do wonders for brown eyes (so do greens and purples, methinks).

  25. Glosslizard says:

    You are a stunning rocker chick! πŸ˜€ I think I need that purple liner!

  26. Jasmine says:

    I loooove the cremesheen glasses. Just bought boy bait last week, feels like velvet!

  27. Kat says:

    I love your eyes! What a fun look

  28. Jackie says:

    I would love to see a tutorial! PS…You’re really convincing me to buy the Designer Purple liner. I can never resistant purple πŸ˜‰
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… Product Love and Hate #2 =-.

  29. Krissie Cage says:

    I LOVE this look on you , I would love to see the tutorial as well……and today i did a pastel green blouse but i used a green eye liner and lined the top lid of my eye with it ……. i dont wear much makeup besides eyeliner , eyeshadow and mascara ….and OF COURSE LIPGLOSS!!!!!!! ……on my lips I’m wearing MAC lipglass in my favorite shade so far (I haven’t tried that many!) its called cultured . Karen have you ever tried this colour ????

    • Karen says:

      I think I tried it a loooong time ago! Sometimes I lose track of the Lipglasses, LOL!

      Have you tried Nymphette yet? That’s my fave. πŸ™‚

  30. Lindsay says:

    Very pretty! You look so rockstarish! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… FOTD: Not my dirty 30 =-.

    • krissie says:

      No I havent tried nymphette yet…….i definitely will though and I have a really bad habit of losing track of lipgloss that I buy as well! πŸ™‚

  31. Britney says:

    That is such a hot look. And the colors ae so vibrant. I think that is one reason that I love MAC products. I so love the liner as well…. it is toootttaallly rock star fabulous.
    Stay on that readmill to, I just started back as well, trying to lose my winter coat….lol Good luck.

  32. Resha says:

    Karen this is really gorgeous and fresh. you look great!

  33. Merari says:

    I think I found the look I was looking for, Bon Jovi next month babyyyyy!!!!

  34. mochamishmash says:

    would love to see a tutorial…cute look!

  35. Kim says:

    Hey Karen! I’m late to the party, but wanted to say that I never rocked the pink and purple (actually, mine was pink and blue) like this back in the day! Great update – I’m looking forward to the winged version! πŸ™‚

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