A MAC Fabulous Felines Face of the Day: A Russian Blue on Brown Eyes

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), MAC Makeup

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Vets say he’s an American Shorthair, the cat-chall breed for kitties of questionable lineage (the miscellaneous cat-egory of the kitty world, if you will).


And I’d always figured Tabs was cool with being called an American Shorthair, but ever since the arrival of MAC’s Fabulous Felines, I’ve been finding evidence to the contrary — posters of exotic purebreds on the wall, copies of Cat Fancy around the house, and his diary left open to a page in which he referred to himself as an “Egyptian Mau/Ragdoll/Toyger hybrid.”

Yeah…whatever, dude. 🙂

It’s probably just a minor identity crisis brought on by the Palace Pedigreed color story, which he says he likes because it makes him “feel fancy,” and who could blame him? I like it too, especially the plums and blues.

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Palace Pedigreed items clockwise from lower left: Lipglass in Lap of Luxury, Palace Pedigreed quad, Frost Lipstick in Cunning, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Signature Blue, Mineralize Blush in Pet Me

Up until a few years ago, I was terrified of getting either color anywhere near my brown eyes.

Now, I’m hooked!

I tried to make blue eyeliner the focal point of my look today, and here’s what I came up with…
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I started with a few colors from the Palace Pedigreed quad (MAC Fabulous Felines): shimmery pink Courtly on my brow bone, satin mauve Quite Spoiled on my lid and matte gray Russian Blue in the crease and the outer corner.

Then, I lined both my upper and lower waterlines with Palace Pedigreed’s Russian Blue eyeshadow, ending with a thick cat eye line drawn along my upper lashes with Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Signature Blue.

The dark lip colors from the Bobbi Brown Black Velvet collection have really been inspiring me lately, so I decided to add a shiny, deep berry lip with Lipglass in Lap of Luxury (a shimmery eggplant) above Frost Lipstick in Cunning (a shimmery berry).

Last, but not least, the cheeks — and since the eyes and lips pack some color, I went with quieter cheeks using pearly yellowish pink Mineralize Blush in Pet Me.

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If you’re not feeling the blue liner look, you could try a plum instead. I really like Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Smoky Heir. Hey, it’s always good to have options, right?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I’m happy to report that none of my teeth are falling out (yet). 🙂


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  1. Madelynn says:

    This looks absolutely lovely on you! Pretty blending.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Such a pretty,sexy look Karen! Work it out! (cue Madonna’s “Vogue”) I’m starting to love the navy liner too ever since I tried out Mrs. Brown’s denim gel liner. It gives a little color and matches many looks effortlessly. And I don’t feel like an old thirty-something hag with it either LOL. Not a bit tacky, just the perfect shade of blue. How does it compare with the Mac liner?

  3. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    Wow! This looks great. I wish I sucked less at applying eyeshadow 🙂

  4. lexi says:

    Gorgeous – I just started wearing (AND LOVING) blue liner myself. Ugh…I wasn’t planning on getting the blue liner but now I want to add this to my wish list.

    Are these going to be permanent?

  5. Beatrice says:

    I think I just found my face for tomorrow :3 TO MY COLLECTION IN SEARCH OF DUPES! >:D *points triumphant finger in the air*
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  6. amy says:

    The smokey plums and blue liner looks beautiful on you.
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  7. gorgeous, as usual!
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  8. darcey says:

    Is the eyeliner in the permanent collection now or should we be stocking up?

  9. LolaAM says:

    The eyeliners are permanent.

    I got this blue and the silver eyeliners in my Fab Felines haul. I love this look you did with it. I love then and want to get them all.

  10. Mariah says:

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to get my hands on this quad!!! *UPS says it’ll be here tomorrow!!!*

  11. teresa says:

    karen you look like a minx! ;]

  12. gio says:

    Gorgeous! Love the blue eyeliner!
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  13. Nina says:

    The Russian Blue is beautiful!!! 🙂

  14. Jen says:

    Does Tabs know you sneak looks at his diary? Maybe that’s why he punctured your air mattress? 😛

    And Karen, you never miss with any of these FotDs. You always look so pretty!

  15. Advah says:

    MORE BERRY MORE BERRY!! I am SO tempted to get either that or the BB ones! 😀

    And that palette is gorgeous, why why do they keep making yet more beautiful palettes encouraging me to spend money?!

  16. Twetriz says:

    Looks great on you! I love the colors.
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  17. Amber says:

    So pretty and dramatic for a special night!

    I got my MAC goods yesterday! Lap of Luxury is interesting and unlike anything else I have. I like it. Drive Me Wild is very coral on me, verging on orange, but it’s pretty and I wish I’d had it all summer. I’m going to try it over a few different liners. That cremesheen finish is so beautiful!

    I also had my Dior makeover yesterday. I ended up with some good stuff (a quint in purples, a red creme de gloss) but my face was a little bit crazytown when I left the mall. I went directly home and crossed my fingers that it would not be the day I got into an accident or got pulled over.
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  18. Kim says:

    This looks great on you and I have to say I’m in the berry lip mood myself with fall right around the corner. 🙂

    Two quick questions for today: can you smudge liquid liner, and if a liner is waterproof will that keep it from settling into any fine lines I may or may not have? 🙂 I have a Clinque brown shimmery liner pencil that I’m liking a lot for my lower lash line as an everyday look, but I have to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t wander. I’m hoping something waterproof would also smudge well but not creep.

  19. Vonvon says:

    Plums and blues go very well together….. Signature Blue is such a gorgeous color!
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  20. Stef says:

    Wow, I never would have guessed that blue liner would look so good with purple shadows, it’s gorgeous!

    I’m really feeling the need to get EVERY liner in this collection. But hmm, how do I somehow justify this to Hubby?

  21. Michelle says:

    So pretty! I wish they sold the blue grey color in the quad by itself (I have dupes for the rest of the colors). I really need that blue liner in my life!

  22. Very gorgeous FOTD, you did a nice job blending the eyeshadows!

  23. Trisha says:

    Beautiful! I love it. It’s totally subtle. Just that little splash of blue does a lot for the look.

  24. Beautiful! I’m surprised at how much I LOVE the blue eyeliner. It’s a really nice color, very subtle.

  25. Katrina says:

    These are beautiful colors on you! I’m always nervous with blues because I’m pale and blond and I always fear I’ll look “cheap” for some reason….but that blue seems very understated and pretty!

  26. Vanessa H says:

    <3 this look, especially the blue liner 🙂
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  27. Lindsay says:

    Very pretty as always!
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  28. Sherri says:

    Love the look 🙂 which palette do you think would complement a dark skin tone the best. I only want to buy one of the 3 palettes but I can’t decide.
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  29. Becca says:

    I love your blog btw…this look is gorgeous – I love the way you did your eyes. It reminds me of the Passions of Red cool eyes palette – I need to dig it out and USE it for godsakes…lol.

  30. saku says:

    I like the lip color. How does cunning compare to kittenish? I can’t decide if I want both or just one. They are both redish, but how dark are they?

  31. Marian says:

    That’s gorgeous on you!

  32. Gabsta says:

    I LOVE THIS LOOK!! Very awesome.. you look gorgeous.

    Gonna have to give it a go for myself

  33. chibu74 says:

    lovet it, love it, love it…great look

  34. Pam says:

    love this look!! where did you get your tank top by the way? Looks gorgeous!

  35. Arianne says:

    I LOVE this look. Really. You look so hot Karen!

  36. Michele DiCola says:

    I am going right now to the Cherry Hill Mall!

  37. Anna says:

    This looks amazing 🙂
    Very pretty colors and very nicely blended 🙂 You look really beautiful 🙂
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  38. Amanda says:

    This is such a pretty look! I’d love to know where you got your gorgeous earrings from?

  39. Alexandra says:

    I bought this quad. Its so pretty 🙂

  40. Shanda says:

    This is so pretty!!! Teach me how to blend please!!! LOL

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