I Recharged Today with a Make Up For Ever, MAC, NARS and Clarins Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

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Jeez, I swear, sometimes face paint is like chicken soup for my soul.


I was chugging along just fine this afternoon until about 3 p.m., and then…afternoon slump.

I’m not sure why or what happened — it might have something to do with the chilly weather — but I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. All I wanted to do was take a nap, an activity which, by the way, Tabs wholeheartedly approved.

But instead of napping, I made myself another cup of tea and set about trying to do something new for my makeup.

After this face of the day, which I did using holiday fare from the Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic, MAC Glitter and Ice and Clarins Passion collections (with a dash from the NARS permanent line), I actually felt a whole lot better.

Here’s a breakdown of the look, which features a silvery taupe eye, apricot cheeks and reddish brown lips…


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Here’s to it almost being the weekend! Just a little bit further. We’re almost there. πŸ™‚

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Hope you had a good day today. Let’s talk weekends. Do you haven’t anything planned? I’m thinking about seeing that new George Clooney movie, The Descendants. The reviews look pretty good.


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  1. Rozae says:

    Where u get those green earring, Karen? Lovely look btw πŸ™‚

  2. caitlin says:

    wow – loving that lip color/combo, especially with the smile!

  3. Fieran says:

    You look great, Karen. I’m a big fan of the Cremesheen Glass in Deelight. I always have it in my handbag as it goes with anything.

    It’s the beginning of a somewhat less-gloomy Friday here. I’m attending the bf’s company christmas party as his +1. It’s going to be fun πŸ™‚ So looking forward to it.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend Karen.

  4. nikolas says:

    Karen, doll, you look stunning!!! Your complexion is radiant, I love it!!! Hot eyeshadow look πŸ™‚

  5. Vonvon says:

    Wow! Gorgeous look!

    I can totally understand what you mean by the slump and then got perked up by playing with makeup. Even when I was ill, I still put on makeup, and Hubby laughed… But we both agreed that really helped me feel ‘better’ , even for a short while. πŸ™‚
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  6. Vonvon says:

    Just wanna add, may be it’s the positive vibes and effects of the colours on our mood and internal mechanism. After all, there is such thing as chomo therapy!
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  7. Advah says:

    That silvery eye makeup is beautiful, love it with the lip colour!

    PS: I almost got that Anthro mug!

  8. DalaLuz says:

    I do something similar: I suffer from severe anxiety disorder and I sometimes play with make-up at the strangest times just to calm myself down, even if I do 3 looks in a row… (my skin protests, but it does calm my mind, like putting on war paint!)

  9. Kate says:

    Love the look, Karen. I’ve been wanting to try to the Aqua Creams; this could be my excuse to get some! I’m not doing anything really exciting this weekend, mostly planning my first Thanksgiving by making lists and washing my china. I’m a little nervous but I think I can pull it off. Wish me luck!

  10. PinkGlitter says:

    Great look! I’ve always been tempted to try the MUFE aqua creams as I heard a lot of good things about them. This is somewhat random but I have that same Anthropologie mug(s) on my Christmas list! I thought it would be cute if I got a small set and they spelled out something like love. Still deciding though.
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  11. Ruchita says:

    What a gorgeous look! I love the eyeshadow. This weekend I’m going to see Breaking Dawn with my sister-in-law. I know it’s not award winning cinema, but it’ll be a fun girls night out. πŸ™‚

  12. Nina says:

    id like to stay home this wkend but i dont think its going to happen. i have a kiddy birthday party and grocery shopping to do!

    i love the FOTD, and i <3 your cup!!!

  13. I like this look – it’s really bright and has a wintery feel to it. You pull it off well. For some reason, I find it really difficult to wear silvers as the predominant colour. Guess I just need to find the right shade because grey’s alright – it’s only when I try to wear the whitish and really pearly silvers.
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  14. Love this as a cool, shiny winter look:) Also, I LOVE that mug, and need one immediately.
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  15. Chris25 says:

    Awesome look! I wish you’d do more makeup look posts. πŸ™‚

  16. Amanda says:

    Love your earrings, they are gorgeous!!
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  17. Carmela says:

    I love how the frosty shadow on the lid makes your eyes look so bright but the darker tones in the crease keep it all grounded. Fresh and wintry!

    PS. Those earrings are lovely! May I ask where you got them? πŸ™‚
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  18. ashley says:

    Karen! Those earrings .. to diee for!

  19. Gorgeous πŸ™‚ I’ve never used multiple aqua creams in the same look, I must try it.
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  20. Danielle F says:

    Is it OK to say that I want, no, NEED everything that you used on your eyes?! GORGEOUS! Luckily i already have Luster blush…*whew*

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