A Valentine’s Day Look With the New NARS And God Created The Woman Palette

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), NARS

NARS And God Created The Woman

Wearing the new NARS And God Created The Woman Palette on my eyes

Oh, twist my arm, why don’t ya?!

That’s what I said to one of the Sephora gals who mentioned they were offering Valentine’s Day makeovers today. ๐Ÿ™‚


I figured it would be a good chance to hang out, try some new products and play a little hooky. ‘Cause, ya know, I’m all about playing hooky multitasking.

When I sat down in the chair, Chelsea, the makeup artist who did this look (thank you, Chelsea!), asked me what I had in mind. I told her my makeup mantra (“No fear!”) and that she could do whatever she wanted, just as long as she incorporated the palette from the new NARS And God Created the Woman Set.

She used a mix of products from NARS, Too Faced, Make Up For Ever, Benefit, Kat Von D and Sephora.

NARS And God Created the Woman

NARS And God Created the Woman

NARS And God Created the Woman

A full breakdown of the look



  • Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Truth


  • NARS Funny Face Lipstick
  • Make Up For Ever Lip Pencil in 16C


An eye makeup tip!

Chelsea also taught me a really handy eye makeup tip for applying eye shadow in the crease.

Instead of closing your eye, keep it open, and look straight into the mirror. Place your brush into your crease, and sweep back and forth. Keeping your eye open allows you to place the color exactly where you want it.

Eureka! Sometimes it’s the littlest things that help the most.

If you’re ever at the Novato Sephora and want to get your makeup done, ask for Chelsea. She’s fun and really knows her stuff!

After my makeover, I stopped by See’s Candies to get some dark chocolate for El Hub. It was kind of a miracle that I made it there, though, because I mistakenly wore my glasses (instead of contacts) when I left the house, and wouldn’t you know it? My false lashes kept bumping up against the lenses every time I blinked, haha!


Note to self: next time, wear contacts! ๐Ÿ™‚ (First world problems.)

Happy Valentine’s Day again. Whatever you’re up to, I hope you’re doing well. El Hub and I are supposed to be going to dinner, but he hasn’t told me where… I guess it’s a surprise.

Are you as ready for Friday as I am?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. CrystalCandy says:

    Wow Karen, you are gorgeous! I like the eye makeup she did on you!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love the look but especially the eyes! They’re striking but in a sultry, romantic way. Very appropriate for a Valentines dinner! I learned that crease method awhile ago and never looked back, it’s the best way to get your shadow where you want it ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Rose says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! The Hubby and have a tradition of making grilled cheese and creamy tomato soup for Vday. It started because of a stupid thing he said (I call it a “grumpy confirmed bachelor” comment) about what he (used to) think about Valentine’s to me about 3 years into our dating relationship and he has been making up for his stupidity for 20+ years!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, I love quirky traditions. Actually grilled cheese and tomato soup sounds pretty darn good right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re going to dinner tonight to some undisclosed location, and I’m so hungry.

  4. Jen says:

    I love this look! Glamorous and romantic, without too much of either. Chelsea did a great job….

  5. Tiffany says:

    You look absolutely stunning in this look! I really appreciate that you gave a breakdown of everything you used. I have to have this palette. Anywho, hope you’re having a great Valentine’s day with El Hub and Tabs!

  6. Jula says:

    I wore the same lipstick today! Love Funny Face! perfect for today haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Chelsea says:

    Love the eye look!

    I reached VIB for the first time late last year, and I still have a voucher for a free makeover, maybe I should hit that up sometime soon. (I also have a coupon for 10% off, HOLLA!)

  8. Alison M says:

    I wore this palette today too ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve also been interested in Funny Face, so I’m glad to see it on you. Sephora makeovers are fun! I did my VIB one with my favorite artist and love picking up new tips!

  9. Carina says:

    Beautiful! <3 I'm so glad I picked this palette up ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Katherine says:

    Your make up is perfection and you look beautiful! She did a great job on you ๐Ÿ™‚ I use that crease trick sometimes too, otherwise you can’t even tell there’s a darker shadow in my crease. I hope your Valentine’s day is going fantastically!
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  11. You look amazing! I hope you had a wonderful dinner!

  12. hanna says:

    She did an amazing job. The eyes especially.Have fun at dinner.
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  13. Teri says:

    That lipstick is amazing on you! I need it asap! I think the palette looks amazing on you too tho, Chelsea did a great job! And that tip on the crease is great ^^

  14. LuvJaime says:

    I love this look.. sexy brown smokey eyes!

  15. Ana B. says:

    wowza i’m sure your hubby had the hottest date! hope you had a great dinner together. great look on you, really highlights your beauty!

  16. gio says:

    I love this look, it’s chic and romantic! Chelsea did a great job!
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  17. Sunny says:

    This is what OMG is for!!! Sooo stunning! I can’t even tell what my favorite part about this look is. Adore everything! I really kinda need And God Created the Woman!

  18. Agata says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous. The eyes, the lip color, just beautiful! Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day dinner!

  19. Shreya says:

    Looking very pretty … Happy Valentine’s Day ๐Ÿ™‚
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  20. Lenita says:

    wow gorgeous! i especially like what chelsea did with your eyebrows, so chic!

  21. Jennifer says:

    I love the eye look on you! I want a tutorial on this!

  22. Kim says:

    Yeah, that’s a gorgeous eye look that I totally wish I could do! I hope you and El Hub had a nice dinner and V Day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hear you on the drive home. My lashes regularly touch my sunglasses when I blink. Usually it doesn’t bother me because I’m used to it, but sometimes I have to move the glasses down my nose (like an old person with reading glasses… which I will probably also get used to in a few more years – HAHA!)

  23. I use that crease trick, too. I also stand back away from the mirror to see where my natural contours/highlights/shadows fall on my face so I can highlight my features. When I get up too close to the mirror all I see are stray eyebrows I need to pluck ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful look!

  24. Lennie says:

    Karen, you look STUNNING!!. I feel the need to buy that Nars pallette
    today. That look is modern sexy and classy. WOW!

  25. Jess Lee says:


  26. Ruchita says:

    You look amazing! I *love* the eye makeup – absolutely gorgeous. Hope you had a fun Valentine’s Day dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Yelena says:

    WOA MOMMA! you look amazing! I absolutely love this look especially your EYES!

  28. Meghan says:

    You look so stunning! That whole look just works for you, I love it! Thank you for the tip too about putting eye shadow in the crease, I used it today! :]
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  29. Sandi says:

    That eye makeup looks fantastic on you!! I also like you with a bolder lip — You can totally pull it off. Happy Weekend.

  30. NeenaJ says:

    Wow! So gorgeous!!

  31. JaeisFancy says:

    She did an awesome job, thanks for the product description! I’ve been wanting to check out KVD’s blushes and that Nars palette. I’m not sure I need the palette being that I have all the UD palettes but I don’t have any Nars eyeshadow (that’s my excuse and I’m running with it!).

  32. Diane says:

    OK, long time subscriber, first time commenter. I just had to say something here, because Karen, your eyes look AMAZING in this pic. I would love to see you do more looks like this in the future! Gives me a much better picture in my mind of how it would look on me, because the way you did your eyes here is how I like doing mine. So now I want to buy that NARS palette!!!! Great job!

  33. Daya says:

    Gorgeous! I will have to stop in to Sephora and look at the NARS palette. The colors are very pretty on you!

  34. I love this look on you. It’s so beautiful and elegant. Nothing too much but makes you look amazing.
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  35. Vineetha says:

    OMG ! You look stunning Karen :-))
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  36. Steph says:

    Wow, she did a great job! Your eyes look amazing!
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  37. Jas says:

    You look gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ Chelsea did an awesome job!

  38. zoorkitty says:

    you are beautiful ! I want to look like you.

  39. Rachel says:

    i want to learn this look step by step, if possible pls?? it looks beautiful!!!!!

  40. I LOVE your makeup especially your eyes ! Thats really the kind of eye makeup I like for a special night <3

  41. Chelsea G. says:

    Hey, Karen ! OMG, so I stumbled upon your blog whilst looking through google for looks on the Dior Bird of Paradise Collection & I’m so glad I did !! It absolutely warms my heart to see this post & all the positive comments everyone has to say about my work. I just wanna say thank you & I hope to see you in the store again ! Btw, Rodderick Gregg ( National Artist for Dior ) is gonna be at our Sephora this Friday, July 26th. Anyways, thank you again. I’m very humbled by this post. Great blog !

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