BOO! My MAC Smokey Eyes for Halloween

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

Hey, ghouls! I’m on my way to a pet costume Halloween parade (insert collective “Awww…”) before dinner but wanted to say another quick hi. Here’s my look for tonight. I didn’t feel up to one of those deluxe MAC Halloween looks, and, since we’re just going out to dinner, opted instead for this moderately scary smokey eye with false lashes and pink lips.


I used MAC false lashes and a bunch of pigments to get this eye look, including Dark Soul, Smoke Signal and Your Ladyship from last year’s Smoke Signals collection.


Send me some pictures ( of your Halloween look, okay? Be safe and sane tonight!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. jessica says:

    I love it! ^.^ Hope you have a fun night!

  2. Catherine says:

    please please post a tutorial or quick steps. it’s a gorgeous look!!

  3. *Jen* says:

    OMG Karen I love this! I did an Elphaba (from Wicked)-inspired green look that isn’t nearly as sexy. More like mildly creepy–but I loved it lol!

    *Jen*´s last blog post..Happy Halloween!

  4. Indian Girl says:

    Awesome eye look ! But whats even more gorgeous is your hair. I love the loose waves ! My hair is straight and way down to my waist …I do almost nothing with it. Your are inspiring me to try something. Could you please do a post on how you did your hair for this picture 🙂

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Thevi Lipsticks

  5. Angeli says:

    gorgeous! what are you wearing on your lips???

  6. Brittany says:

    I also rocked a smokey eye tonight. I’m sure mine wasn’t nearly as good, but that’s okay 🙂

    I just got home from the NYC Halloween parade. It was a blast and I’m so ready for bed right now.

  7. Tiera says:

    Karen, you look amazing? What foundation are you wearing tonight? It looks flawless! I wish I could hit the town tonight… but sadly, I’ll be at the office covering high school football. *sigh* Happy Halloween!

  8. Mariah says:

    Ahhh! You’re going to a pet parade? Are you dressing up Tabbs??? XD

    Mariah´s last blog post..😛

  9. Karen B says:

    Looks great!
    I don’t have any pictures of my make-up from yesterday but I went all 40’s hollywood 🙂 Quite a feat for the girl who never wears lipstick 😉

    Karen B´s last blog post..Top 200 my ass

  10. Anna says:

    Ooohhh fab Karen, smoking ! We’re all waiting for the tutorial, that look is too good to not have a tutorial to copy !

    Hope you had a fantastic time at the parade !

  11. Eru says:

    Karen you look HAWT! 😀 You are difinitely going to “scare” the women but I’m not sure about the men, LoL! 😉
    Hope you had a great time!
    Hugs :3

    Eru´s last blog post..Victoria Beckham owns a cosmetic line: V-Sculpt.

  12. tricia says:

    karen i am dying to know what lipstick your wearing. please tell me.

  13. MiMi says:

    you look good girl! Nothing scary about you…lol, hope u had fun!

  14. Tara says:

    Yes Karen, what lipstick? Love it , it looks so pretty!

  15. Shockingpink says:

    i love your hair.
    and yes.i love your lipsticks.
    and of course your eyes are smokin’:)

  16. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen! You look soooo pretty! What’s on your lips?! GORGEOUS!

    Any pics from the pet parade? 🙂

  17. Karen too says:

    You look soooo gorgeous! Nothing scary about that. 🙂 I didn’t dress up for Halloween. (It’s not such a big deal in Norway.)

  18. Marissa says:

    You always look pretty, but you look HOT lol. While handing out candy last night I read for a Japanese history course. I was happy because the book mentioned that Shiseido’s first postwar product was a “nail stick” to paint fingernails, but it looked like lipstick. I love when beauty pops up in random places 🙂

  19. LuvJ says:

    Scary?! More like S*E*X*Y!!! Wow.. this looks really hot on you!!! Break it down for us girl!!

  20. Dao says:

    You are an adorable zombie, love that Thriller move you busted out 🙂 I was a vampire, woo hoo! I had those just bitten lips and all ^_^

    Dao´s last blog post..Funny Friday: The Kitty Edition

  21. Marisol says:

    Love it! Did you end up going to the Cheesecake Factory? Hope you had a fun fright night.

    Marisol´s last blog post..TILT 10.30.08

  22. Beth says:

    You look fantastic!!! Its actually a really pretty look for a nightout, let aone for halloween.

    I’m waiting for my pictures from last night to be uploaded but as soon as they are I’ll get you an email over!


    Beth´s last blog post.."So What are you Trying to Say?"

  23. Woman, you look HOTTTT. The look and the tousled hair is SEXY! Way to rock it 🙂

  24. Amanda says:

    the eyelashes are fantastic-**Swoon**. ya know, I’ve never, ever worn false lashes! hm. I’ll send you a Maggie and Sherwin pic in their costumes.

  25. Aleks says:

    Very fierce, Karen! This is the kind of Halloween makeup I like 😀 I hope your H-ween was fun! We don’t really celebrate it here in Finland, which is weird. It would be fun to be dressed in a funny costume once a year. Is that too much to ask?!? LOL. Thanks for the Vitamin C tip, by the way! I’d better take them and see if that’d help cuz I’m still tired. As a consequence, I’m off to bed now. 😀 Have a great weekend! Talk to you later!

  26. Jousy says:

    WOW GIRL that’s FIERCE! very, very gorgeous. you should wear that look everyday – we need more of this kind of drama in everyday life 😉 Hope your Halloween was fab!

    P.S. I’m SO glad Tabs came home. I know it’s late but I just thought to say it anyway 🙂

    P.P.S. Hope the rough patch you’ve been having is over and done with. Never forget how awesome you are Karen! xoxo

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks! It was pretty mellow but a lot of fun. How was your Halloween?

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Sure! I wrote down the stuff I used (such a nerd) so I’ll put something up. Are you a MAC Pigments kinda girl?

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Jen,

    Thanks for sending me your pics! I loved your green eye!

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Indian girl,

    Sure! I think it’s the Bumble and Bumble products I’ve been using… my hair is really fussy, but it responds well to the Curl Conscious stuff. Do you have wavy hair, too?

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Angeli,

    It’s a mix of three things: Chanel Lip Liner in pretty pink, MAC Modesty lipstick and Chanel Glossimer in Astral.

    Another option is to switch out the liner for MAC Pink Treat Cremestick liner and the gloss for MAC Dazzleglass in Love Alert. Hope this helps!

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    I bet yours was gorgeous! Did you wear false lashes? Man those things are a PIA!

    How fun! Who did you go with to the parade?

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    That’s Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation. It covers *everything* and photographs beautifully. I’ve had it around for a year, but kinda forgot I had it until recently.

    My In-Laws went to into town and said the costumes they saw people wearing in Waikiki were amazing!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Mariah,

    I didn’t end up getting him a costume because last week when he was MIA I wasn’t sure if he’d be around. It was raining, anyway, plus, the entire parade was all dogs. I guess it was a good thing he stayed at home! 🙂

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    How glam! What color lipstick did you wend up wearing? Did you go red?

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    🙂 Sure! I wrote all the stuff down that I used. It was a bit more complicated than my usual looks, but I’ll find a way to simplify it!

    How was your Halloween?

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    Awww, thanks sweetie! I dunno… I felt pretty crazy in those lashes.

    How have you been? Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Tricia,

    Chanel Lip Liner in pretty pink, MAC Modesty lipstick and Chanel Glossimer in Astral. 🙂

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Mimi,

    Aww, thanks! Our evening was pretty low key, but fun. How was your Halloween?

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Tara,

    I used three things — Chanel Lip Liner in pretty pink, MAC Modesty lipstick and Chanel Glossimer in Astral.


  41. Karen says:

    Hi Shockingpink,

    Thanks! I felt mostly scary, but hey! Hot I’ll take. 🙂

  42. Karen says:

    Hi TIffany,

    I took a couple of pics from the parade… I put ’em on on today’s post!

    Wow, I will have to do an individual post featuring these lips, I’m thinking! I used Chanel Lip Liner in pretty pink, MAC Modesty lipstick and Chanel Glossimer in Astral.

  43. Karen says:

    Hi Karen Too,

    Thanks! Aww, not even a little scary? 😉 How’s yoru weekend been?

  44. Karen says:

    Hi Marissa,

    That’s a neat fun fact. I love random bits like that. I wonder what color it was… I’d love to find a picture of it!

  45. Karen says:

    Hi LuvJ,

    Okay! I’ll have some time this week so I’ll budget some time for a tutorial. 🙂

  46. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    You are the cutest vampire! We must unite and rule the night! Tabs can be our vampire kitty mascot. 🙂

  47. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    We ended up eating Indian food in San Rafael. Have you ever been to Om?

  48. Karen says:

    Hi Beth,

    Thank you for sending me your Halloween look! I loved it!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  49. Karen says:

    Hi Prettycupcake,

    🙂 Thanks! It’s a bit out of character for me, but it was fun! How was your Halloween?

  50. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    LOL, I loved your puppy pictures! I need to find hats like that for Tabs. 🙂

    You know, I never thought I’d ever wear those lashes… I’m glad I held onto them!

  51. Karen says:

    Hi Aleks,

    You’re welcome. We have these things called Emergen-C here in the US (Megan, who comments on the blog told me about them), and I have a packet with my water every day. I think it makes a diff…

    I hope you have a great weekend, too!

  52. Karen says:

    Hi Jousy,

    Thank you for this note. I’m hanging in there…

  53. Karen B says:

    Yup 🙂 MAC’s Lady Bug. Quite red eh? 😉

    Karen B´s last blog post..Top 200 my ass

  54. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    NICE! Yes, that’s quite red. But hey, if you’re going to go big, go all the way! 🙂

  55. Marisol says:

    Never been to OM. The only place that I have been to is the one on Fourth Street in San Rafael and the one near the Travelodge in Mill Valley.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Rainy days in the Bay Area

  56. Fresh says:

    Your eyes look awesome!!!!!!

    Fresh´s last blog post..Oil Demand has Dropped 10%: DUH!!!!

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    It’s really yummy! The food is spicy, but you can ask them to turn it down a notch…

    I often pass by that restaurant in the Travelodge and I wonder about it! It kinda looks sketchy on the outside.

  58. Rowena says:

    This is such a SEXY gorgeous look :):):)

    Rowena´s last blog post..End of Beauty Tool Week

  59. Karen B says:

    I know 🙂 I totally rocked it 😉

    Karen B´s last blog post..Top 200 my ass

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