A Bronze, Purple and Blue Face of the Day With the MAC Indulge Fall Collection

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

MAC Indulge Collection

Indulging in the MAC Indulge Collection on my eyes and lips…

Wish I could say I wore this look to someplace fabulous this week, like an exclusive after-hours vampire club (assuming I didn’t get eaten, of course), but alas, no.

No vampire clubs, but I did wear it someplace fun — namely DSW, to look at boots. πŸ™‚


Boots by Roxy, available now at DSW

SIDE NOTE: You know you’re a cat lady when you see a pair of boots with a tiny pocket on them, and the first things you think of putting in the pocket are cat treats.

I posted this smokey eye earlier today but neglected to list a breakdown, so hurr goes.

It features bronze smokey eyes with black cat eye liner, purple eyeshadow along the lower lash lines and a flash of blue on the lids. And the eyes are paired with a glossy plum/berry lip for extra drama-for-your-mama.

MAC Indulge Collection

Since the eyes and lips pack some punch, I kept the cheeks mellow with a bit of contouring, a matte peachy pink blush and a sprinkling of peachy bronze highlighter.

Most of the products I used are from MAC’s fall Indulge collection, which has been available for a hot second. Some of them are sold out on MAC’s site, but you may be able to track them down at macys.com, bloomingdales.com or nordstrom.com.

Or maybe at your nearby MAC counter or MAC Pro store.

MAC Indulge

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As for the breakdown…


I love this eye look because it has a surprise. When you see it from straight on, it looks pretty basic, right? Like a basic bronze smokey eye with purple along the lower lash line. But then I close my eyes and SURPRISE! — a flash of blue and cat eye liner.

I love stuff like that. πŸ™‚

MAC Indulge Collection

Peek-a-boo, I see you!

Whew! That was a task, but the lips and cheeks were much easier. πŸ™‚


Cheeks and Lips

MAC Indulge Collection

For some reason, when I see this pic I think BROWS, BROWS, BROWS!

MAC Indulge Fall 2013

Smokey eye ’til I die!

All done.

It might be a bit much to wear to the Post Office or to go buy bananas at the corner store but —

Nah, forget that. You only live once. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Solangel says:

    I kinda adore your eyebrow shape, been trying to do mine straight like that for ages! And I have to know, which foundation are you wearing?

  2. Natasha P. says:

    Love this look on you! Colors are gorgeous!

  3. Eesha says:

    You look so amazing Karen.
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  4. Erin says:

    Those colors look fabulous on you! I like the look of the Indulge collection, and I think you just sold me on Sex & The Oyster.
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  5. KhaliaNicole says:

    Hot damn, Sexy Mama! I’m loving that look! Suuuultry! πŸ˜‰
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  6. Sunny says:

    Oh gurrrl, you’re HOT! Love the smokey eye, and who says you can’t pair a bolder lip with something smokey? πŸ˜‰
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  7. Agata says:

    This looks is gorgeous on you Karen. I have been wearing a similar look using Sex&Oyster on the lid and Divine Decadence in the crease. I might have to add the black liner and the purple eyeshadow on the lower lid. Either way, you look beautiful!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata!

      Definitely give the purple and the cat eye a go! It kicks it up a notch. Oh, and if you do purple along the lower lash line, you might also want to keep a transitional brown nearby. I find it really helps to diffuse the purple so that it has that lovely water color effect.

      Hope you’re having a lovely Friday so far! What are your plans for the weekend? Tomorrow, I’m FINALLY going to get my hair colored, woo hoo!

      • Agata says:

        Thanks for the tip. I will use it next time I have a big night out πŸ™‚

        I don’t have any plans for the weekend. Just going out to dinner with a friend tonight and work of course. Have you decided what you’re going to do with your hair?

        • Karen says:

          Sure thing! It’s all about the transition colors, they are the unsung stars of the makeup world. Without them, things would be a hot mess, LOL!

          Dinner with a friend sounds fun. What kind of food are you guys having?

          So, the hair. I think for now I’m just going to stick with the same thing. I’m tempted to go darker, but once you do, you really have to commit, since it’s hard to go light again. I’m going to give it a couple months, and if I’m still itching for dark hair in the new year, then I’m going to take the plunge. I saw your new ‘do on instagram, by the way, and it looks fierce! Love it. πŸ˜€

          • Agata says:

            We ended up going to Olive Garden. Berry sangria- yum! And we also went to the casino. I am not a huge fan as you know but my hubby really wanted to go so I caved in. Unfortunately, no win for us…

            Sometimes it is safer to stick to the same color and your color is fabulous but changes are good too! But I like your idea of waiting a few months.
            I really like my new haircut, funny how just cutting your bangs can make a huge difference. And getting a fresh color too I guess! And thanks for your sweet compliment πŸ™‚

  8. Astrild says:

    OMG!!! It’s gorgeous!!! love, love, love this look.

  9. Sarah says:

    You look so pretty..!!
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  10. meredith says:

    I love this look.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meredith,

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ Did you pick anything up from the collection?

      • meredith says:

        I didn’t but I’m starting to wish I had. The colors are so rich and tempting.

        • Karen says:

          MAC’s fall collections are notorious for their tempting treats. πŸ™‚ Several of my favorite MAC collections of all time have been fall launches! Cult of Cherry, Fabulous Felines, Smoke Signals… It’s good stuff.

          You still have time to pick stuff up. Maybe your nearby counter might have some bits and bobs left!

  11. hanna says:

    This smokey eye looks amazing on you Karen.
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  12. Amanda says:

    Stunning. Pretty please, tell us how to grow out our eyebrows πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amanda,

      Honestly, the best advice I can give you is to leave them alone, and just prepare yourself for funky looking brows for a few months. I’ve been growing mine out since May, and they’re still not quite there yet.

  13. Arianne says:

    WERK, Karen! Wow. I really REALLY love this look. Favourite. <3
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  14. Silk Mandel says:

    I love the shadow combos….gorgeous!

  15. Yolanda C. says:

    You look gorgeous! and I LOVE your necklace, where is it from??

  16. Rachel P says:

    YOLO for sure, life is too short not to parade around in great makeup! I am such a fan of the look! I love berry lipsticks, it’s tricky for me to find the right shade (too pinky and it brings out my blemishes), but berry lipglosses are even harder- my lips are naturally not very dark/pigmented on their own, so I usually get a weird streaky effect with darker translucent glosses.

    But on YOU, they are PERFECT!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel!

      Happy Friday. πŸ™‚

      When you wear darker berry glosses, you might want to try lining and then filling your lips in first with a coordinating lip pencil. I find it really helps to mellow out any streaky issues!

  17. Kaaaaarrren, you look gorgeous, girl! I bet that even with those cat lady boots on you’d still ooooooze glamour with this make-up on πŸ™‚

  18. I love everything about this look! I have received Beluga as a sample and though I’ve not used it yet, it looks more olive toned to me than charcoal in the pan!
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  19. Joanna says:

    Loving this look on you.

  20. Natalie says:

    You look beautiful. Smokey eyes for life!! The MAC Indulge collection looks awesome.
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  21. Jennifer says:

    Oh wow! This is such a fabulous look on you! How long did it take to get the eyes done? It’s beautiful…

  22. Natalie says:

    This look is everything. You DID that.

  23. Cyd says:

    You are gorgeous ! I really love this look. I will try it this week end πŸ™‚

  24. Lena says:

    wow amazeballs!! i can’t get over how fab your brows are, love this shape on you, karen.

  25. Marsya says:

    This is such a pretty look!!!! so elegant

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