A Friday Face of the Day With the New NARS Laser Cut Holiday Palette: Hazy Khaki Eyes, and Rosy Cheeks and Lips

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NARS Laser Cut Eye, Cheek and Lip Palette (3)

Now we shall dance like children of the night!


Or not. 🙂

We can dance around my kitchen though, but only if it’s low impact because I’m still resting up for the race.

What are you doing tonight? I have a feeling El Hub is going to coerce me into watching Fury, that new WWII tank movie with Brad Pitt and the guy who played Shane in The Walking Dead.

Sounds like a hoot!

Oh, well. I’ll get him back in November when the new Hunger Games comes out.

I’m just gonna wear the smokey-light khaki eye look I wore today with the new $59 limited edition NARS Laser Cut holiday palette (available now).

NARS Laser Cut Eye, Cheek and Lip Palette (4)

NARS Laser Cut Eye, Cheek and Lip Palette (2)

Not that I’m gonna do it, because I feel lazy, but it would be really easy to turn this into an evening/party look by just swapping out the rosy gloss for a more dramatic lip color, like this glossy plum number perhaps…

NARS Laser Cut Eye, Cheek and Lip Palette (5)

The full makeup breakdown…


  • MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre — base
  • NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Matte Beige from the Laser Cut Palette — all over lid
  • NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Matte Khaki from the Laser Cut Palette — outer corner and crease
  • NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Glittery Beige from the Laser Cut Palette — inner corner
  • NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder from the Laser Cut Palette — upper crease
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Ground Brown — lower crease
  • Guerlain Eye Pencil in Blackjack — upper water line to tightline
  • NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte — water line
  • Topshop Doe Eyed Lashes — upper and lower lashes


  • Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso


  • MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer
  • Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide Foundation in Chai
  • Diorskin Nude Concealer in 003 Sable/Sand
  • YSL Touche Eclat in 4.5


  • NARS Bronzer in Laguna from the Laser Cut Palette — contour
  • NARS Blush in Day Dream from the Laser Cut Palette — blush


  • NARS Lipgloss in Dolce Vita from the Laser Cut Palette — rosy lip
  • NARS Velvet Lip Liner in Mirihi Island Beach, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv and NARS Lipgloss in Sixties Fan — dark lip

What are you up to tonight? Am I the only one wearing smokey eyes?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I love this look, very soft and feminine! I had no big plans tonight, just got home from work but, I did discover a new snack: Garlic cloves and spicy peppers from the olive bar at our supermarket. Its way better than it sounds and not really garlicky at all! 🙂
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    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Kristin! I hope you had a nice workout. What did you do? Cardio? Weights? Or did you take a class? That snack sounds yummy. I love garlic — especially when it’s roasted.

  2. Nivedita says:

    Ah! I am not doing anything. The man is gone to the Philippines for 14 months. But I am going on a trip with my family.
    So, after a stroll in the mall, I would start packing.
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  3. gio says:

    Love this look! It’s gorgeous!
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  4. Love this look, Karen, it’s really you! Nothing is too overpowering and it’s all very well-balanced.
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  5. Erin says:

    I love the looks you did.Especially the dark lip! I wanted to get LIV but it’s been sold out at Nordies for weeks!
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  6. denise S says:

    Love the eye look, guilty of wearing smokey eyes everyday . Khaki eyeshadow is one of my faves. And the burgundy lip is so cool!

  7. Fancie says:

    Beautiful look! I love Liv on you
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  8. majick says:

    Great look!

  9. Stefi says:

    I love this soft makeup look on you! And that dark plum lip looks gooorgeous!!
    Love, Stefi


  10. MyNamesIram says:

    This look is beyond beautiful. I could see it working very well for an elegant date night or special event.
    There was once a time I thought Nars could only do Lip products’ true justice and that their palettes were a little ‘neh’ compared to Urban Decay and Mac, but holy paradise, Nars is totes on the palette bandwagon now!
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  11. Erin says:

    This is super pretty! Love your plaid, too.
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  12. Kim says:

    Oh, I love the plummy lip. And I’m also giving a big thumbs up to your shirt. You’re bringing flannel back and I like it! 🙂

  13. Dyan says:

    Hello all the way from the Philippines Karen 🙂

    I just want you to know how much I appreciate all the reviews you’ve been doing. I’ve only been subscribing for the past couple of months but I’ve caught myself checking your reviews first before I head straight to the shops and panic buy. You’ve no idea how much you’ve been helping me not hoard make-up products. That said, I wish you all the best!

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