A MAC Fabulous Felines Face of the Day: Cat Eyes with a Golden Twist

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

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Tabs has been bugging me to incorporate his MAC Leopard Luxe goodies into a look. It’s his favorite one of the Fabulous Felines color stories, and he’s been going on and on about its warm gold, brown, peach and black shades. Today he said of the colors, “Meow, mrow mrroww ft ft,” to which I think everyone agrees. πŸ™‚


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MAC Fabulous Felines Leopard Luxe products clockwise from left: Lipglass in Wildly Refined, Leopard Luxe eyeshadow quad, Utterly Game Mineralize Blush, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Pure Show, Superslick Eyeliner in On The Hunt

Just because a look utilizes neutrals doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Take the standard cat eye, for example. They’re often done with black liners or other dark neutrals, and today I tried mine with a twist — a shimmery golden liquid eyeliner along the lashline. I wanted to spice up the look with glitter without going full-on disco.

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Beginning with a basic neutral cat eye using a few colors from the Leopard Luxe eyeshadow quad — shimmery golden beige Wild By Nature on my brow bone, shimmery peachy gold Style Predator on the lid and shimmery brown Notoriety in the crease — I then drew a cat eye shape with shiny black Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in On The Hunt along my upper and lower lashlines.

To further define the shape, I lined my waterlines (both upper and lower again) with MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack and finished with glittery gold Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Pure Show along the upper lash line by itself.

I went with warm peach and coral colors for my cheeks and lips. That’s Mineralize Blush in Utterly Game (a shimmery peach) on the apples of my cheeks and shimmery peachy coral Lipglass in Wildly Refined on top of shimmery coral Cremesheen Lipstick in Drive Me Wild on my kisser.

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mac fabulous felines leopard luxe fotd lip swatch

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Of course, if the thought of wearing gold liner makes you cringe and picture hot pink feather boas and glow sticks, you could always skip it entirely. Even without the gold, cat eyes are always in style. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Paris B says:

    That’s a gorgeous look Karen! I shall try the gold liner look πŸ˜€
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  2. Julia says:

    I love your eyeliner! I’m so jealous! I can never get that perfect, teeny tiny cat eye down. Unless I spend hours and an entire eyeliner pen up…
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  3. Rae says:

    I love this, Karen! It looks great — polished and pretty, but still really fun πŸ™‚
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  4. amy says:

    I am craving for Utterly Game blush and Wildly Refined lipglass, they are both very pretty.
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  5. Jenn says:

    Ooh, love the gold liner! And I’m totally digging raspberry lips right now. πŸ˜€
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  6. Nadine says:

    Oh, such a pretty look! I like that twist, using non-black for a cat eye!

  7. Darcey says:

    Are the new eyeliners permenant?

  8. Mai-Huong says:

    This looks like a perfect way to tone down the super bright blue liquid liner I just got! I’m almost always rocking a cat eye, lol.

  9. astrid says:

    So pretty, Karen! I’m off hauling today (MAC released Fabulous Feline in Germany on the 1st). If I ever had any doubt on getting the Leopard Luxe quad, it’s totally gone :D. Now I want the lippie and the e/l you’re using…. but a limited budget of $75. How am I going to decide :P?
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    • Karen says:

      Hmm, maybe check out what you currently have in your collection and try to fill in the gaps? Like, if you need more blushes then grab the Mineralize Blushes (SO GREAT!).

      • astrid says:

        Good idea :). Went to the store earlier and got me the LL Quad and Lithe pigment. Both are so pretty! I think the blush was lovely but I tend to prefer Nars’ so I’m telling myself I shouldn’t get them. Might go back for the liners if I could save some money next week πŸ™‚
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  10. Lori says:

    How do you prevent all of that eye makeup from getting in your eyes?

  11. gio says:

    What a beautiful look! Love the gold eyeliner.
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  12. Kim says:

    I love that gold liner on you! And, holy perfect lines. Everything looks flawless! I immediately started laughing because I pictured what my eyes would look like if I tried that. It’d be like watching big lies register on a polygraph! πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure gold won’t be for me, but I’m really set on getting some silver and playing around with that!

    • Karen says:

      I think with practice you can get your lines just as crisp! πŸ™‚

      You could also always cheat by using scotch tape to help you along. Just tape along where you’d like your line, follow the edge with your liner, let it dry and then gently peel off the tape when you’re done. I do this sometimes when I want a more dramatic wing.

      • Kim says:

        That’s an awesome tip – thank you! I’m sure I’ll use it after my first freehand disaster!! πŸ™‚

        This is totally off topic but the tape reminds me of my friend. We’re obsessed with droopy eyelids (we’re old) and one day she taped hers up with scotch tape. She kind of forgot about it after a while and when her 15 year old son came into the room and she turned to talk to him, he nearly jumped out of his skin and screamed “OMG! What happened?”. Poor kid. We’re still laughing about it.

  13. Rita says:

    Looking great! I just got 11 FF items today, including the blush and lippies you have here. Can’t wait to try them on!

  14. Nina says:

    I held off buying the Superslick eyeliners but your FOTD makes me want them so bad now! πŸ˜€

    The blushes in this collection (I have Utterly Game and Pet Me) are pretty awesome! I love them both …

    Your FOTD is great – truly crazy cat lady worthy! πŸ˜›

    • Karen says:

      The liners are some of my favorite things about the release! The blushes are great too… I think Utterly Game is my new fave. I’m gonna try out Pet Me today!

      • Nina says:

        For a while I was afraid I wouldnt be happy w/ the stuff I got but this is the kind of collection that grew on me. I used Utterly Game today and its so pretty and glowy. Theres not too much shimmer, which makes it even better.

  15. elwoods17 says:

    Beautiful! Wow I can see the colors that make it look like a cat’s eyes! That shimmerygold greenish liquid liner on your top lid is fab! P.S. love your new highlights!

  16. Stef says:

    You look purrfectly beautiful…I’ve been dying to say that ever since this collection came out!

    Aren’t those liners the bomb.com?

  17. Amber says:

    That’s a fun twist! I’m still waiting for my FF goodies, boo hiss. Usually I get my MAC orders lickety-split!
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  18. Vonvon says:

    Wow!!! Gold on black….gorgeous look!!!
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  19. lovee gold liner, it looks great with the crisp black
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  20. Lisa S. says:

    Just loving this eyeshadow quad and these colors just make make you look like your lit from within!

  21. Taffy says:

    The gold cateyes looks just beautiful and I’d love to see it in other shades! That Drive Me Wild lipstick is calling my name too!
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  22. lexi says:

    Very pretty – I’ve been always hesitant to try liquid liner on the bottom lash line – I feel like it would only accentuate the eczema that’s still healing from the inner corner of my left eye. I’ve been curious of the gold liner – i guess i could always layer it on top of a black gel liner like blacktrack instead!

  23. MaryJo says:

    Loving the look – and the leopard print earrings! Cute!

  24. Kristen says:

    I absolutely LOVE the gold liner! I got it last week and have been rocking it…even to work!
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  25. You are rocking the gold in a way that I never could. Kudos! It looks great!

  26. cami says:

    loving the makeup! such beautiful colors!!!!

  27. Trisha says:

    Beautiful! I just love that splash of gold. It really classes it up.

  28. Anna says:

    This is such a beautiful look πŸ™‚ It compliments your beautiful eyes and skintone so well πŸ™‚ It looks really good and adorable πŸ™‚

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  29. yiota says:

    This looks amazing on you!

  30. Yanna says:

    This is so beautiful on you, I can’t even tell! <3

  31. Elle says:

    Yay! I was waiting to see what you’d do with this collection. πŸ™‚ Love everything–and that lippie combo is my favorite thing out of this collection besides the eyeliners! You look gorgeous!

  32. Sharon says:

    That look is really pretty on you! The earrings are super-cute, too. πŸ™‚

    I got some items from FF — the Palace Pedigreed quad and the Smoky Heir liner — last week, and had been planning to go back this week to get more (the Burmese Beauty quad and Marked for Glamour) but my car is in the shop after it very unexpectedly decided to not start at all. Hopefully the liners are permanent, anyhow…

  33. Faustina says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE your top–where’d you get it??!

  34. Janelle says:

    Oh, I LOVE this look! It puts just enough glitter to be alluring and grab attention, but without overdoing it! Beautiful!!

  35. Yuki says:

    This looks gorgeous on you ;D
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  36. Shayamli Mehrotra says:

    How do you feel about the Rodarte for MAC collection being blown over after offending so many people? Also, did you pay for these products? All of the products you’ve used look beautiful on you.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shayamli,

      Straight up, I don’t think MAC intended anything untoward with the Rodarte collection. Frankly I think such a thing would be inconceivable from them. Just look at their work with Viva Glam and the MAC AIDS Fund.

      I think the company blundered by not seeing this dustup coming, but I really doubt they meant to malign anyone, nor do I think someone up there at MAC headquarters was intentionally trying to be callous. At least that’s my opinion. I don’t see the company as stupid, callous, malicious — none of those things.

      I do get press samples to review from MAC and quite a few other companies, although I do also buy a lot of stuff too (much to El Hub’s dismay). MAC’s just one of many brands I cover, and I don’t cover everything they release, nor do I always like all of their stuff. MAC products actually make up very few of my posts, and even if I didn’t cover the brand at all, I’d keep chugging along just fine.

      Just my two cents. Hope you have a great night. Thanks for asking such a thought provoking question.

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