My Valentine’s Day Face of the…Night With NARS

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

NARSissist Palette

Tonight I’m wearing the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette to the movies

It’s just me and the boys tonight, El Hub and Tabs, per usual.

We were all supposed to go to a movie (About Last Night), but Tabs totally ditched us (no explanation, either), so it’s just gonna be El Hub and moi.


Cats are so rude, aren’t they? After I Fandango’d the tickets this afternoon, I walked out of my office and saw a pile of Louis Vuitton bags by the front door.

I guess Tabs is going somewhere? I kept getting mysterious texts today, too, like one from his car service saying that his “flight is on time.”


I hope the movie’s good… It has a 75% on rottentomatoes. That’s a good sign.

Other than that — and this sounds a little weird — we have to run to Target to get a space heater tonight because our gas line is off. Yup, the contractors who’ve been fixing our siding for the past couple weeks discovered a problem with the gas line, and so we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to stay warm and shower…

Most romantic-al Valentine’s Day ever!

Needless to say, necessity will be the mother of invention tonight. I think we’re going to try to improvise something with a 5-gallon bucket filled with hot water from the stove or an empty 5-gallon spring water bottle.

I feel like this is the kind of situation where chocolate can help… And maybe also caramel.

About my makeup, I didn’t feel too ambitious tonight, so I just went with my default going-out eye look — a brown smokey cat eye with a bright lip.

It’s called lazy girl makeup, yo! 🙂

Thank goodness for the NARSissist Palette. It made getting ready easy, since I didn’t have to go searching high and low for different shadows.


BAM! — it was all right there.

NARSissist Palette

Also on my eyes: MAC Smolder Eye Khol on lash lines and water lines, MAC Raven Divine Night Kohl Power Eye Pencil on the lower lash lines, MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash on my lashes and MAC Brun Eyeshadow topped with Antastasia Brow Gel in my brows

NARSissist Palette

That’s NARS New Attitude Blush on my cheeks and NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil on my lips

I hope you had a great day. If I swing by See’s later tonight, can I get you a piece of candy while I’m there? What would you like? I think I’m having something with caramel.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Steph (Punkkitten) says:

    You look hot, Lady K! Hope you and el Hub have a fantastic V-day. Mr. Kitten and I ran errands (we had a monster snow yesterday – about a foot with up to 6 inches projected for this evening so we were a little stir crazy) in slush and slop. So to avoid black ice and terrible roads we had a valentine’s lunch at our fave Mexican restaurant (mmm, tacos de pescado…). I had to make him promise me we would get OUT this weekend so perhaps I can do some springtime makeup shopping. Cause if it is nothing but white outside at least I can have some spring flowers on my face!

  2. Annette says:

    Looks lovely Karen!!

    My boyfriend is working so we are having a nice dinner tomorrow at Disneyland. A buffet, my favorite!

  3. Alison M says:

    So sorry your gas line is out :-/ If a movie got 75% on RT, I need to see it! Love your look. Yu has been catching my eye. You look fab!
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  4. Chaitra says:

    Happy Vday to you too Karen 🙂 Love the lips! 🙂 have a lovely movie date!
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  5. hanna says:

    I love the black eyeliner.
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  6. Gowthami says:

    Gorgeous makeup, just wow!
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  7. Natalie says:

    Karen you look beautiful! I hope you had a good valentines day with El Hub. The whole heater thing really sucks, I hope you get it figured out quickly!! Gosh I love Sees candy, so tasty.
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  8. Allison C says:

    Beautiful Valentine’s look, Karen! We’re on vaca in SF and I haven’t had a chance to wash my hair and I don’t dare look in the mirror!
    Allison C recently posted … More Milani Lip Shades Reds: Lip Intense Red Extreme & Power Lip Red Control

  9. Sylirael says:

    I can’t decide which I love more – your makeup look or that fabulous sparkly lips sweater!

    I want both! (your skills and the sweater, that is) 😀

    I hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!
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  10. Erin says:

    I like the look, have EL Hubs take you to a B&B!
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  11. Sunny says:

    Ahh Karen, you’re gorgeous! Yu looks amazing on you! Happy Valentine’s Day! So sorry to hear about the gas line. I hope they’ll get it back up soon! I had the same problem last year for a few days in winter. It wasn’t fun!
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  12. Oh Karen you looked AH-mazing!!! 🙂 I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday.
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  13. Danielle says:

    Love this lip color! Your makeup came out great.
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  14. Chris25 says:

    You look so fabulous! I love NARS Yu on you.
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  15. Chelsea says:

    We went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants (they also catered our wedding). The place only has about 8 tables, so it was keeping full!

    We went straight from work, so I was just wearing typical minimal work makeup.

  16. Mara says:

    I really love your eye makeup !

  17. SArah says:

    Happy Valentines to you too.
    Love your lipstick!
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  18. musical says:

    Tabs was likely visiting a secret Valentine, methinks ;). Or maybe yet another fantastic location shoot that he will talk about tomorrow?

  19. Sandy says:

    What shades from the nars palette did you use in this look? Love it!

  20. Geez louise, Karen–you’ve REALLY mastered the art of the smokey eye/perfect feline flick. Seriously, this eye is EVERYTHING I strive for! This is the look I would wear out every single day if I could replicate it! And the lip color is so fun paired with it too 🙂

    Hope you had a nice Valentines Day with your hubby!
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  21. Minaxi says:

    Very pretty look – perfect for Valentine’s Day! Please tell where you got your sweater from!

  22. The makup looks perfectly done dear.. not at all lazy kinds.. the lipcolor is bang on!!…
    Ur pouty tee is cuuttee.. <3

    Hope u had a blastt.. 🙂
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  23. Fancie says:

    I always love your looks Karen! They’re always so soft and romantic. I hope you and the hubs had a wonderful night!
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  24. Tiffany says:

    Karen, are you doing anything different to your skin? You have been looking so fab lately… I mean you’re always beautiful but you’ve been glowing. Happy belated Valentine’s Day to you, El Hub and Tabs!!
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  25. andrea estrada says:

    love the look! where is the sweater from?

  26. Allison says:

    Love this look! What shades did you use for the smokey eye? 🙂

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