Today Mother Nature Did My Makeup, and She Used Products from Make Up For Ever, MAC, NARS, Pacifica and Laura Mercier

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

make up for ever wild & chic palette

Today I found my makeup inspiration by looking down — down at the multi-colored leaves scattered on the sidewalk outside. Yup, I turned to Mother Nature this afternoon and reached for colors in copper, beige and khaki for my face of the day.


I’ve been meaning to try a look with Make Up For Ever’s new Wild & Chic Palette ($39) for, um, ever! MUFE fans, this palette does not disappoint. The rich colors are super easy to blend, and I think they look pretty great in pictures, too.

This look also features my new favorite lip combo — Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint in Blood Orange topped with Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Blush. I wore it last week to Thanksgiving dinner and even got a few compliments from the makeup-loving cousins. πŸ™‚

The look also features a few other tidbits from MAC and NARS.

make up for ever wild & chic eye shadow palette (2)

make up for ever wild & chic palette

make up for ever wild & chic palette

make up for ever wild & chic palette

  • MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ocre (primer)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Wild & Chic Palette Eyeshadow in Metallic Copper (lid and lower lash line)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Wild & Chic Palette Eyeshadow in Khaki (crease)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Wild & Chic Palette Eyeshadow in Brown Black (outer third, upper and lower lash lines)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Wild & Chic Palette Eyeshadow in Metallic Beige (brow bone)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner in #0L (upper and lower water lines)
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash (upper and lower lashes)

Hope you had a nice afternoon. I just got back from a quick trip to the Neiman Marcus store in SF’s Union Square to check out their new Tom Ford Beauty counter.


I’ve liked most of what I’ve seen from the line so far and really wanted to try a few other things, like their blush and foundation. I snapped a bunch of pics and picked up a few interesting details while I was there… I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve uploaded the pictures.

Right now Tabs is demanding that I pay attention to him, and he won’t take no for an answer.

Big surprise. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. LOVE! It’s so very fall.

    (Um… is it even still autumn? We got our first snowfall mid-month; I don’t know what the rest of the world looks like anymore! But I’m pretty sure that the trees here are now barren. I think. Possibly. Maybe.)

    Can’t wait to read your thoughts on the Tom Ford lineup ;o)
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  2. Jen says:

    When I first saw this in my Google Reader, I thought it said “Today my mother did my makeup” and saw the picture and thought she did a very good job. πŸ˜€

    Is the Pacifica lip balm scented/flavored? Is the Lip Glace?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen,

      LOL! My mom is not a makeup person. She wears lipstick and that’s about it! Yeah, the apple fell FAR from the tree.

      Anywho, the Pacifica Tint has a very faint citrus/fruity scent (I can hardly tell it’s there) and it’s unflavored. The Lip Glace a light brown sugar scent/flavor.

  3. Jean says:

    Karen, this look is really great on you!! The colors compliment your eyes and skin tone. I really like this.

  4. BooBooNinja says:

    That lip colour is fantastic on you.

  5. corallista says:

    Love the look! The makeup goes well with your outfit as well as your skin tone.
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  6. Erica says:

    Love the look! And I would love to try the make up as well! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. LOVE the metallic copper, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you :).
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  8. gio says:

    Love the makeup! The eye color combo is beautiful and looks great on you!
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  9. Heidi says:

    Really love that metallic copper! Great look, Karen.

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  10. Christina says:

    This look is so pretty!! I definitely want to give it a go once I get the chance to πŸ˜€

    Also, I love your top! I think those kinds of designs and patterns are gorgeous!

  11. this makeup is very subtle but graceful (: perfect for fall

  12. peach_ says:

    So beautiful! I fell in love with your top the first time you wore it ad I love it on you. You look like you came straight out of exotic old Shanghai, or from a movie like In the Mood for Love (which I adore.)
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  13. Tracy says:

    That copper is gorgeous on you! I didn’t realize MUFE was making palettes now! Where have I been?
    I really want to hear about the Tom Ford blushes!! Are they as gorgeous as I think they will be? Sigh…..
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  14. Fieran says:

    Wow that copper colour is gorgeous. It never occurred to me to pair copper with khaki. Thanks for the idea, Karen πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Tom Ford beauty products. Ahh, Union Square *sigh* πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful place.

  15. Marina says:

    Totally love the eye makeup, so Autumnal, especially love the cooper shade. Your shirt also looks amazing!
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  16. Ling says:

    Great look on you and cant wait to read more about Tom Ford
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  18. viva says:

    You look gorgeous!

    The lip colour is soo lovely!
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  19. Reena says:

    I just looove the colors!!! They look so gorgeous on you! πŸ™‚ You look so pretty. πŸ™‚

  20. bnlgufisda says:

    You look gorgeous!

    The lip colour is soo lovely!

  21. Nina says:

    i love love love the look and your shirt is so pretty! πŸ™‚

  22. Rene says:

    I must say Karen, I think this is one of my fav looks on you. Its SO flattering. Very nice!! πŸ™‚

  23. Chris25 says:

    Now I know. I NEED to buy Madly blush. πŸ™‚

    I love the shirt you’re wearing. Where’d you buy it?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris,

      That’s the top part of a dress I bought in a random, no-name shop in SF in 2001. Eek! I like it because it’s stretchy and comfortable. I wish I could tell you the designer but I cut the tags off long ago.

  24. KPrice says:

    Wow, this looks great on you.

  25. shiny says:

    GIRL!!!!! You look flippin ama-h-zing! So natural, so full of life.

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  26. Marian says:

    I REALLY love this! The colors are so beautiful and they all look great with your skin tone! Just beautiful, Karen!

  27. DalaLuz says:

    I love fall colors, very inspiring indeed πŸ™‚ Love the top you are wearing too, very pretty!

  28. Shannon says:

    Beautiful Karen, I love the look!!!
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  29. These colors are GORGEOUS! Lovely in autumn… It really matches perfectly with your top!

  30. Lucie says:

    Wow, this is truly lovely. Coppery shades compliment your skin so well.

  31. Vonvon says:

    That’s a very nice look, Karen! And I love your top, it’s very pretty!
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  32. Rita says:

    I’m wearing this eye(shadow) look today! I got the palette on Monday, it’s my first MUFE e/s. I’m a bit surprised because some of the e/s do not seem to be very pigmented (like the green one). I’m loving the look though, the copper is not OTT. I also got a set of Wild & Chic mini Aqua Liners (it’s not the one sold in US Sephora, but with 5 minis, black, brown, purple, copper, and green).

  33. Kim says:

    This looks so great on you – I love that metallic copper shadow. Nice choice with your shirt, too. You’re such a good coordinator. πŸ™‚

  34. romina S. says:

    What a sad little palette MUFE came out with… I was expecting something way better since they could not sell their Smoky palette in the US>

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