Retro Roundup: One Year Ago on Makeup and Beauty Blog

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So, what were we talking about this time last year? Here’s a hint: It starts with MAC and ends with cherry. 🙂


  • How Would You Describe Your Signature Makeup Look?
    “…a simple, subtle smokey eye. I call it signature because I wear it all the time, LOL! It takes no more than 15 minutes to do, and I think it’s appropriate both for work or a night on the town.”
  • MAC Cult of Cherry Face of the Day with Spiced Chocolate Quad
    “In the Cherry Blossom chart, the eyes are bold, but the cheeks and lips are soft and subtle. I reached for Plum du Bois and, following the chart, swirled some on my cheeks with a MAC 187 brush (aka the skunk brush).”
  • Clean and Clear Soft In-Shower Facial Passes with Flying Colors
    “Over the weekend, a gang of tiny pimples set up shop on my chin. I used In-Shower Facial on Monday, and by this morning the three baddest members of the gang had all but disappeared — and this was without a secondary acne treatment. Purified pores was what I wanted, and that’s exactly what I got.”
  • Beauty Sleep, Interrupted
    “Tabs says hi! He’s in the doghouse today because he was naughty yesterday. He kicked kitty litter all over the floor and felt like meowing all night long. With my help he put together this little story that he hopes you enjoy. :)”
  • MAC Cosmetics Cult of Cherry Shadowy Lady FOTD

  • MAC Cult of Cherry Face of the Day Using the Shadowy Lady Quad
    “I am *lurving* the colors in this quad, particularly Smudged Violet and Shadowy Lady. I dig wearable purple shades. I think Deep Truth, the shimmery blue, is also gorgeous, but I’ll have to work with it a bit more.”
  • 9 Things I Wish I Could Do
    “…6. Be able to ride a bike without having to hold on to the handle bars; 7. Get my parents to understand what a blog is; 8. Have coffee with El Hub at a Paris cafe and spend the afternoon at the Musee d’Orsay…”
  • Looking for Cheap, Stylish Ways to Organize Your Makeup?
    “Most arts and crafts stores stock unvarnished wooden boxes in assorted shapes and sizes. They make perfect (and affordable) makeup storage containers. I spied these boxes, each ranging from a whopping $1.50 to a staggering $3, at my local Ben Franklin Craft Store this afternoon.”
  • 9 Things I Would Like to Try
    “A fancy honeymoon. El Hub and I just had our second anniversary. With our jobs and whatnot we never went on a fancy honeymoon. I can’t complain, but I’d sure love to go to Italy!”
  • MAC Kirsch Face of the Day: A Dark Shade for Day Walkers
    day | walker; noun; 1. a sub-species of vampire from European folklore, which unlike traditional vampires is able to survive in full sunlight; still must drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth.”

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  1. Glosslizard says:

    I’m still loving CoC! I just busted out the Shadowy Lady quad and have been doing eyes with it and the taupey gray shades from Armani’s Manta Ray collection! <3 <3 <3

  2. Hafsa says:

    ahh the Cult of Cherry collection, it created such buzz last year! And for good reason, the colors were gorgeous. I still regret not picking up the Spiced Chocolate quad:(
    .-= Hafsa’s last blog post… Something wicked this way comes =-.

  3. Ann says:

    love love love love your signature look in 08!! so classic

  4. Marce says:

    I don’t wanna be a party pooper, but I just wasn’t psyched by the COC collection…I dunnow…
    You look really different – it’s amazing how people subtely change in such a short period of time! Well, not thaaat different, but your hair has changed a bit, and I like it! 😀
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… BAF Week – Marcelo Senra =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marce,

      Yeah, I went through a caramel highlights phase. I’ve been getting the urge to go back…

      Anyway, hope you’re having a good day so far!

  5. Solé says:

    I remember not loving Cult of Cherry as much as I had wanted to but I can’t remember why. Must’ve had something to do with wearability on my skin tone or something. I don’t have a single piece from that collection. That blush looks really good on you but I like your hair a lot better now.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sole,

      Thanks. I go through different color phases. This dark hair one has lasted for pretty darn long — I might go lighter soon just for a change, though.

      I think Cult of Cherry was one of those you either loved or hated because it was kinda out there.

  6. Glosslizard says:

    Right? It’s all about the Shady Lady quad and the Dirty Martini nail polish! 😉

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