A MAC Fabulous Felines Face of the Day: Burmese Beauty or Cat Diva?

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

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Today I spent half the afternoon massaging a cat’s ego. Get this: Tabs thinks he was the inspiration behind the MAC Fabulous Felines Burmese Beauty color story.


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He even had me type a letter to MAC corporate… Apparently, he knows someone in the Makeup Artistry Division.

2200 Feline Court
Novato, CA 94947

September 3, 2010

Assistant Director of Makeup Artistry in Charge of Feline Accounts
M·A·C Cosmetics
575 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Dear Snowflake:

I still have not received the royalty check you promised for the use of my likeness in the MAC Fabulous Felines campaign.

I understand if it was just a simple oversight. These things happen, but I would like to avoid litigation, if possible, and would appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Tabs, esquire
International Cat Supermodel

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I told him that I thought MAC probably just had Burmese cats in mind, but he smells a conspiracy. At one point in our argument today he twitched his tail, drew out his claws and told me to “talk to the paw.”

Whatev… I’m still digging everything in Burmese Beauty — its mix of green, mauve, pink, gold, taupe and teak.

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MAC Fabulous Felines Burmese Beauty products clockwise from lower left: Lipglass in Jealous, Burmese Beauty eyeshadow quad, Frost Lipstick in Pet Me Please, Lustre Lipstick in To Pamper, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Treat Me Nice, Mineralize Blush in The Soft Meow

Of course, since I hate being on anyone’s bad side (especially a cat’s), I decided to do another Fabulous Felines look today, this one in honor of Tabs. I told him my inspiration was his gorgeous green eyes. 🙂

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Most of what I used is from Burmese Beauty, but I also got some help from Benefit’s shimmery grayish khaki Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans, which I applied using a finger on my lids as an eyeshadow base.

After Skinny Jeans, I layered a few colors from the MAC Burmese Beauty quad on top — satin yellowish beige Prized on my brow bone, frosty brownish green Burmese Beauty on my lid, matte blackened brown Showstopper on my waterlines (both upper and lower) and frosty gold Skintone 2 along my lower lash line.

Then, evoking Tabs, I drew a thick cat eye line along my upper lash line with Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Treat Me Nice, a shimmery emerald green.

As in yesterday’s look, I wanted the lips and cheeks to play second fiddle to the eyes, so I kept them neutral. That’s frosty golden bronze Mineralize Blush in The Soft Meow on the apples of my cheeks, along with a trifecta of Burmese Beauty lip products on my kisser, specifically shimmery light green Lipglass in Jealous atop a mix of light mauve Frost Lipstick in Pet Me Please and creamy taupe Lustre Lipstick in To Pamper.

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Tabs stormed away before I finished the look, but I ended up really liking how it turned out.

Eh, divas. What can you do? 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vanessa H says:

    Beautiful! I love the green against your brown eyes and perfect skin 🙂
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  2. Jenn says:

    Tabs has gawgeous green eyes! *swoons*
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  3. Daaaaaamn! Gorgeous colors on you! But then, who could go wrong with a muse like that?

  4. I love Treat Me Nice! Further confirms that I need to get all of these liners!

  5. mkdallas says:

    Beautiful makeup, Karen! One of your top 5 prettiest…that eye look is wonderful with your brown eyes. LOVE the paw with the claws out…Tabs was a bitter boy tonight!

  6. Amber says:

    Treat Me Nice and The Soft Meow are the cutest product names.

    This is a great look! You make it all look so easy.
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  7. Elle says:

    That picture of the paw killed me. Love it! Love the look, too…I think this is my favorite quad…and the eyeliner is my favorite. It’s such a gorgeous green.

  8. Vonvon says:

    Wow!! The Burmese Beauty shade is really pretty! Nice look, Karen!
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  9. Tracy says:

    I didn’t get this quad but I think your post changed my mind! It looks great on you!
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    • Karen says:

      LOL, funny, at first I wasn’t moved by it either. A few days after I swatched it I kept thinking about it, so I ended up going back to the MAC counter to pick it up. I’m so glad I did!

  10. shontay says:

    Gorgeous Karen, but darn you for making me want Jealous lipglass now! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shontay,

      At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but it looks really pretty on top of mauve lipstick. Give it a go! You never know if you’ll fall in love.

  11. Heidi says:

    I swore I wasn’t going to go back for a second haul of this collection, but I have to try a couple of the eyeliners and the blushes! Thanks for the inspiration!

    I see that Tabs’ letter that he lives in the town I grew up in! No wonder I feel such a kinship with him!

  12. Tina says:

    The green liner really stands out on you! Beautiful!

  13. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    Oooh, pretty!

    Does Tabs like to walk on your keyboard? Tigger LOVES mine. I’m pretty sure that all of his messages to my friends via gchat (and keyboard naps) caused the untimely demise of my last laptop, LOL

  14. Kim says:

    I love the green on you and your hair looks great in the half-up, half-down last picture. I mean, it always looks great, but this one is *super* great. 🙂

    Tabs has really been exercising those claws lately. MAC, and air mattresses everywhere, had better beware! Grrrrrrrrr!

  15. Ariel says:

    I am really liking the green on you!

  16. Nina says:

    Oh Tabs! Youre awesome!

    I love that look on you. Plus I am a sucker for anything green – esp eyeliner! So yep … I <3 it!

    I didnt get that blush … but I think its growing on me. Dangit im tempted to buy it! 😀

  17. Michele says:

    I love the green eyeliner! Does it have a brush tip or is it more like a marker?

  18. lexi says:

    You know I bought Signature Blue liner because of your look the other day? I am now waiting for the gold liner to be back in stock for a look you did last week and now I am adding this green liner on my “want” list! Great look.

    I love pictures of animals paws – so cute!

  19. marisol says:

    I am really loving this look. Gorgeous as always!
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  20. amy says:

    Pet Me blush looks very pretty on you. Tabs is too adorable. I say we start a campaign to get MAC to give him a royalty cheque ;).
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  21. CynthiaCCC says:

    Soooo pretty! I love the eyes (although I’m so pale that the green eyeliner would be wrong on me) and the lips. I probably need To Pamper. Mostly, though, I want to know where you got the green striped cardigan. It’s awesome.

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