Urban Decay Fall 2009 Purple Cat Eye Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)


Earlier today I needed a little help getting over the hump day blues, so I pointed my browser in the direction of Urban Decay’s big friends and family sale.


From now through August 20, get 30% off online orders with coupon code FNFF1 at checkout.

I was looking at the online fall catalog when I felt a sudden urge to play.

This was my inspiration for the eyes…


…and then I tried a version of these nude lips here:



LOL, pardon the fan action. πŸ™‚ I couldn’t resist.

I was actually sweating bullets in these pics because it was like hot soup in my apartment today.

The lips and eyes

I wanted to stick to Urban Decay products for the lips and eyes; that’s a layer of 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Wallflower beneath Lipstick in Naked on my lips.

And the purple cat eye liner is courtesy of Ink For Eyes Cream Eyeliner in Binge (a matte navy blue) beneath Deluxe Eyeshadow in Frigid (a shimmery purplish blue).

Deluxe Eyeshadow in Frigid

Frigid swatch




Getting sharp eyeliner edges

Messing around today I tried a new trick to get sharp lines. I wet the edge of a wedged makeup sponge with eye makeup remover (I used Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover) and gently ran the sponge along the edge of the liner.

Not bad, right? They aren’t as sharp as a Louboutin heel, but they’re good enough for government work!

Dark lips bring the drama

I also tried a second version of the look, swapping the nude lip look for a darker vampy one.



Here I’m wearing Urban Decay Lipstick in Confession (a dark and creamy berry) with some Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in James on top.

Hope you had a good day today. Looks like we’re over the hump! πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood windblown beauty addict,



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  1. Marce says:

    I’m feeling that eyeliner combo! I tried out the same look some days ago but used Rimmel Colour Mousse in Midnight instead (no Urban Decay for me, boo!). I like the one with nude lips best…and I like your top too, it’s cute!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Korres Eyeliner Pencil – Review =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marce,

      Oh, nice! Yeah, I think the colors are easily dupeable w/drugstore goodies. I bet your look was the hotness!

      And thanks regarding the top. It’s the top half to a gray sundress I got last year from Old Navy. Here’s the rest of it: Old Navy Dress.

  2. Caitlin says:

    I’m loving the fan action! FIERCE.

  3. Hyzenthlay says:

    Looks HOT! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hyzenthlay,


      You should wear this to school one day. If my chem teacher wore this look I’d think she was hotter than a bunsen burner, LOL!

  4. Shivotra says:

    OMG have you considered modeling?
    Looking smokin’ missy!
    Too bad I am too broke for all of this. Love the lips esp. SEXY

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shivotra,

      Aww, thanks hon! Honestly, I think it’s the fan working it’s magic. I’m way too short (5’1!) and too goofy shaped (short waisted). But you just made my day, nonetheless.

      How has your week been? πŸ™‚

  5. CC says:

    Woohoo for fan action! I love it when it’s windy enough outside to blow my hair off my face, but that usually means a hurricane is coming our way! :/ I’m inspired to try this look for a fun night out. I like it best with the nude lips – and I agree, the top is cuuuute!

    • Karen says:

      Hi CC,

      Girl, hurricanes scare me. I live in earthquake country, too, and hurricanes scare me even more than earthquakes!

      I can see why celebs love their fans. I swear, they make everything better.

      How has your Wednesday been? I’m about to eat a very depressing Lean Cuisine (bluh) and then watch some TV.

  6. sher says:

    wow I love blue on your eyes! you are working it!! hair all flowy too lol
    .-= sher’s last blog post… A Quick Update! =-.

  7. lexi says:

    the fan blowing your hair is so very J-Lo ‘waiting for tonight’ hahahahaha

    loving your eyes – i can’t wait for pay day so i can order up my UD loot – dang at first i was going to pass on the ink for eyes based on your review…i’ll have to rethink it!

    Naked lipstick is on my list – last time I was at Sephora i tried on Vinyl and loved it!!! Decisions!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lexi,

      It’s pretty good as a base for powder shadows, but on its own it’s kinda challenging (it moves a LOT). Do you have a navy blue gel liner in your stash? You could probably do this with something like MAC Fluidline or maybe even Lancome’s liner from the Declaring Indigo collection.

      OHH girl, I’ve tried Vinyl on and it’s hot! I just might have to get that with the FF sale. πŸ™‚

  8. pinky says:

    wow.. your eyes look smoking hot! haha it’s good to have the fan there πŸ˜‰
    .-= pinky’s last blog post… Lush Giant Bath Bombs =-.

  9. Kate & Zena says:

    Ooh, that’s pretty. Ha ha, everyone needs a little fan/hair dryer action every once in a while.

    If only everytime I attempt to do a dramatic cat-eye, it didn’t look strange to me. Maybe I don’t have the kind of eyes for a dramatic cat-eye or something but it always looks strange in my eyes! I love the dramatic cat-eye look too!

    Zena went in to get her toenails clipped today. Apparently (I stayed home for once. I normally go to EVERY vet visit). the vet tech was new because she didn’t know Zena. When Zena gets her toenail trims, she doesn’t do WWIII anymore but she bucks like a horse and has to be held a la horse style. Well, Zena bucked and the tech CLIPPED HER QUICK on one of her toenail on her left front paw. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the carnage from a nail getting cut that short, but if you don’t grab clot powder the second it happens, it’s a might bloody mess. We tend to keep Zena’s nails a tad longer in the summer because she gets tons of walks and has a digging tendency when the bunny runs under the porch so she wears them down. Zena came home with short short nails and a nicked nail. My poor doggy!!!

    I also got my nails trimmed today and they’re friggin’ short. I normally don’t cut them down to where my quick is but my fingernail clipper decided to not cooperate today. My index fingers and my thumbs seem to be the only ones that got clipped to the length I wanted. I don’t let my nails get too long (2mm or up seem to be the scratching-my-eyeballs-out-whilst-taking-my-contacts-out length) but I don’t like them this short! I didn’t spend tons of money on nail polish just to have my nails be as short as they were when I was a nail biter. Evil fingernail clippers. Must drum nails on my desk to encourage growth.

    Have you seen the Lovely Bones trailer? Oh my God, I can’t wait until December. It looks fabulous.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate & Zena,

      Poor doggy! Give her an extra big hug for me.

      Bummer about your nails. The good thing is they grow back, yay! Sometimes I like having really short nails… I can type faster with ’em. Did you paint them today, too?

      I haven’t seen the trailer for Lovely Bones. Would you believe I still haven’t read the book yet?!

  10. CC says:

    My Wednesday has gone by pretty smoothly. I’m all about the Lean Cuisine: their butternut squash ravioli is definitely one to try. Tonight I actually cooked(!) and had meat for the first time in a while and it was satisfying! Here’s to a Happy Thursday!

    • Karen says:

      Hi CC,

      The butternut squash one is one of my favorites. πŸ™‚

      Good for you for cooking dinner! I need to do it more often. Sometimes I feel like there’s not enough time in the day, you know?

      Have a good day tomorrow. We’re almost to Friday, huzzah!

  11. anina says:

    i really really really really love the eyeliner on you!!

    now am wishing the urban decay would show up on philippine shores. those eyeliners seem heavenly.
    .-= anina’s last blog post… the internet is your make-up friend =-.

  12. Ginger says:

    Wow! Karen, you are looking fierce! πŸ™‚ When I saw the pics, I thought “Model for sure”. Love the look…it’s definitely a strong inspirational look. Thanks for posting! πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ginger,

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ I really hope I can re-create this again on a day where I have some place cool to go, LOL!

      How’s your day been? I’m so ready for Friday.

  13. lexi says:

    Thanks for the feedback Karen – I’ll opt for the fluidline or maybe one of the 24/7 pencils…ugh you are going to make it super hard for me to choose between the two lipsticks…okay maybe just 2 deluxe shadows and the two lipsticks…but i still want Wallflower pencil!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lexi,

      Yeah, at least you’ll be able to use the Fluidline on it’s own — it’s a lil’ bit more flexible. πŸ™‚

      Wallflower ROCKS! Seriously, you’ll be able to wear it every day.

      Hmm, well, what kind of nude are you going for? Naked is more of a pinky nude.

  14. shontay says:

    Looking good Karen! I might give that liner a shot. I prefer a pencil, but I love the vibrant colors. I need to get my hands on Naked lipstick. My sephora has oil slick and confession, but not naked. Guess I’ll order it from urban decay and get that discount!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shontay!

      It’s cool as a shadow base but honestly when worn by itself it moves a TON, plus you really have to pack it on to get it to show — both are things to consider before pulling the trigger.

      Have you had a chance to work your Oil Slick lippie yet?

  15. Glosslizard says:

    Dang, girl! You are smokin’ up the joint! πŸ™‚ I was lemming Frigid before, now I neeeeeeed it! Nice idea for the sharp edges too!

    I just got back from aikido, and I feel all warm and loose! Gotta love that post work-out glow… almost as good as a fan!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      Oh, I love that feeling. I had that about two hours ago, when I got home from dance. Did you guys work the weapons today?

      The makeup wedge trick has opened up a whole new cat liner world for me. I hope it works for you, too!

      And yes, YOU NEED FRIGID!!! FF sale, girlfriend!

  16. Marisol says:

    I really didn’t need to read this tonight. I just placed an order on UD for the Ammo palette and Frigid. Oh man!

    You look fierce! i am sure the fan helped with the weather. It was a nice and sunny day in SF and I am sure it was a bit hotter in Marin.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Happy Anniversary! =-.

  17. Glosslizard says:

    No weapons tonight, tomorrow night though (yay)!

    Ok, I’m climbing on board the Frigid train! LOL!

  18. Fashionista911 says:

    I see you “smiling w/ your eyes”, Tyra Banks would be proud! Work it girl!

  19. Kate & Zena says:

    I’ll be sure to hug here in the morning. She’s sleeping currently.

    Yep, I painted them Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear nail polish in “Blue Me Away.” I’m not sure I like it. It’s kinda a turquoise-y blue on my nails. On the Nailphile’s nails, it’s this gorgeous Smurf blue. Maybe I got an oopsy but it’ll take me until tomorrow to decide if I scrub it off or I keep it on. I keep my nails painted all the time or I’m prone to biting them (bad habits die hard). Ii also have a habit if I find a flaw in my manicure or I hate the color, I pick off my nail polish which cannot be good for my nails.

    The downside to super short nails is that when I thread my sewing machine, it’s hard to pull the bobbin string from the bottom! It’s not impossible but it’s a bit tricky.

    Oh, I had a good crying session about five times reading the book. I had to read it for Women in Lit class. The trailer is on the Lovely Bones website. I can hardly recognize Stanley Tucci! Holy cow. I had to rewind the trailer online and pause it to verify it was him.

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    You won’t regret either of ’em!

    And getting them for 30% off is such a steal. πŸ™‚

    WOOT for being a smart shopper, girlfriend.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Next stop: hotness. TOOT, TOOT!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Kate & Zena,

    Hmm, maybe live with the color ’till the weekend? You never know — it just might grow on you.

    Okay, I’ll check out the trailer when I get the chance. You know I love movies!

  23. Marisol says:

    I haven’t regretted any products that you have recommended so I am sure I would like them. I searched your archives and didn’t find the following – do you have a tutorial or look using the Ammo palette? I would love to see how you use it.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Happy Anniversary! =-.

  24. Kewal says:

    Oh your eyes look so sexy, girl. Simply gorgeous!

  25. Michelle says:

    Love the blue liner! Hotness . . .

  26. Charan says:

    I love this eyeshadow. It looks so perfect on you.
    .-= Charan’s last blog post… Review : EOS Lip balm =-.

  27. Paris B says:

    Thats quite an interesting look actually but I like it with the darker lips – really amped it up! πŸ™‚
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Keep it simple with Clinique 1-2-3 =-.

  28. Mira says:

    yow, great look! the lips colors work both ways =)

  29. Tavia says:

    Wooow Karen you look fabulous. I never seen you with cat eyes and I can say that it totally changes you in the good way:)
    Blue really suits your black eyes.
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Trend: discreet shine with Lancome Juicy Tubes =-.

  30. Karen B says:

    Gotta love fan action πŸ™‚ Some times I wish I had a fan πŸ˜‰

  31. Marina says:

    OMG the eyes! <3 You totally rock the winged liner! I love the colour, i’m a sucker for beautifil blues (lol no pun intended)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marina,

      Thanks! This is probably the first time I got it right, ha ha! It’s a lot harder than you think it would be… those crisp lines are tough stuff.

  32. shontay says:

    Hey Karen,

    I haven’t worn oil slick out yet, but I can’t wait. I think I’m going to wear it to a party next week under Mac’s cult of cherry. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shontay,

      Ooh, I’m going to have to try that combo. I was just looking at my Cult of Cherry lipsticks the other day thinking that I need to give them some lovin’, LOL!

      Happy Thursday!

  33. Risse says:

    Love it! Looks good on you girl:). Work that fan!

  34. Makeup Diary says:

    Karen you look amazing. I really love this look.
    With your hair, eyes and lips you look so beautiful.

  35. Tiffany says:

    girl, you look HAWT! I love the look with the nude lips!

  36. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    Wow, you look so pretty there. I love the top, loving the fan action, very Bollywood-eque….

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anna,

      Did I ever tell you it was mission in life to star in a Bollywood movie?!? Dreams do come true, I guess (at least they do in my living room, ha!).

      How’s your day going so far?

  37. Lydia says:

    I love it! I love your shirt too!

  38. tanya says:

    oooh, you look seeexxxxyyyy!!!! love it πŸ˜‰
    .-= tanya’s last blog post… seafoam by the sea shore. =-.

  39. annie says:

    You look amazing! Wow, just stunning!

  40. OOohh vampy! Love the “wind tunnel” look of the last photo πŸ™‚


  41. Sonja says:

    Not a great day at all, but wow this looks amazing!!!! I’m loving the deep blue…

  42. Elle says:

    ROWR. Love it Karen!! Gotta get to that sale…

  43. Elle says:

    PS–Love the fan action. I wonder if Tabs would as well. πŸ™‚

  44. Kim says:

    LOL! Work that camera, girl! The eye combo looks great! Now I definitely know that this collection will make me poor.

  45. Carolina says:

    omg..you look stunning!

  46. Kelly says:

    That’s ridiculously awesome and I heart the fan blowing your hair around πŸ™‚
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Where Am I?? =-.

  47. Stephie says:

    I love your fan pics Karen. So sassy πŸ˜›

    That’s a good tip w/ the mu remover. I love doing crazy winged eyeliner on party nights but I usually use tape.
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… OOTD =-.

  48. Christina says:

    I missed this post yesterday, but I still wanted to chime in and say I LOVE the eyes!
    .-= Christina’s last blog post… Another Mrs. Pratt =-.

  49. Kasumi says:

    Love the dark lips and eyeliner combo! Looks super sexy and ready to hit up the clubs!

  50. Kypris says:

    Smokin’! And don’t worry… I love the fan action πŸ˜‰

    Where I am staying in Austria, there are ‘drugstores’ everywhere – but these ones have mostly toiletries and a few other odds and ends – as well as a whole row of lovely makeup. I haven’t had a chance to buy any (and I probably shouldn’t spend more…) but it looks like they have a few of the typical american brands as well as a few european drugstore brands. Some of them look pretty high quality! And they have sooo many mascaras lined up… if only I could try them all without buying them (but I’m not trying a mascara someone else has tried!).

  51. Kristen says:

    The new fall line is freaking incredible. I am obsessed with the Empire Ink for Eyes — I did my eyes using promo pic #2 as my inspiration, and the liner worked beautifully (and looked super badass). Can’t wait to get the eyeshadows and the Naked lipstick, which looks like a great pinky-nude shade.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Update: Shiseido Mascara Base =-.

  52. Rachel says:

    That color looks supa hot on your eyes. You look like the long lost extra Pussycat Doll with all that fan action.

  53. Stef says:

    Me-Ow Karen! That’s one fierce kitten of a look. Love the fan, you look like a music video! Love that you posted this.
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Sex and the Single Girl, 1962 =-.

  54. Heather says:

    So many comments already! Have you tested out the pheremones in your pocket rocket lipgloss on El Hub? Dying to know, thnx πŸ™‚

  55. Courtney says:

    WOW sexy!! I might have to try this!

  56. gio says:

    Wow, you look hot! Love blue on you!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW: Do you wear makeup when you go to the beach? =-.

  57. Lulee says:

    hey karen! you look great! what are you wearing on your waterline?

  58. Lori says:

    MEOW! Super Foxy! You look awesome! I will buying some urban decay and makiing my own cat eyes! Thanks for the inspiration Karen! ps, say hi to the lovely Tabs! Wish I had his cat eyes!

  59. Helene says:

    Like Tyra Banks would say: FIIIERCE!!!

  60. ooh la la! el hub is a lucky man!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Urban Decay Friends and Family 30% Off!!! =-.

  61. Louise Gray says:

    You look good, girl. For me, it seems no matter in which way I slap that makeup on my face, I am still looking at the same vecchia bruta. Use this mascara, put this in the crease, that in the crack, etc, etc. The same. However, with that Urban Decay eye shadow and the cat eye look, it truly suited you. You always look very nice and well put together. But I think that the Urban Decay look really brings out the tiger in you. I have hooded eyes and alas,winged look does nothing for me. But you look gorgeous. One thing about me-I always tell the truth. Louise

  62. Leanne says:

    That look looks amazing on you Karen!!!

  63. sunmom says:

    i wish i could line my eyes as good as you do! loving the sexy cat eyes!
    .-= sunmom’s last blog post… Ella CAN Sing!!! =-.

  64. Kate & Zena says:

    I just gave Zeeber a big ol’ hug for you. She sends a very wet kiss and a groan back. She’s crabby today for some reason! I think she woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Crabby Zena.

  65. Karen says:

    Hi Kate,

    Aww, thanks! πŸ™‚

    I miss having a pup. I’ll have to vicariously live through you and Zena.

  66. heyhey says:

    Is there a wind machine, or is YOUR UTTER FIERCENESS blowing you away?

    Back on topic, this piccie made me instantly smile. Reminds me of high school make-up experiments, so fun! I’ve got a concert to go to in a week, and I’m totally rocking this look. Thanks for the inspiration.

  67. yourshar0na says:

    I love this look!
    But I have a quick question Karen: does the Ink For Eyes stay long? and is is sweatproof? aha..

  68. Lauren says:

    First photo = HOT MAMA

  69. Solé says:

    I LOVE this look! I’m totally inspired to play with makeup now. Maybe I’ll try something like this tomorrow while I’m doing the laundry. πŸ™‚

  70. Tami says:

    OMG Karen that look is total hawtness!!!;-)

  71. Tiffany says:

    Very gorgeous look! Definitely something I would try for the nightclub!

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