Hot Pink Lips and a MAC Chenman Face of the Day

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

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Okay…I went buck wild today with makeup.


So much MAC. So many swatches. I totally lost track of time while snapping pics and didn’t even think about my actual makeup look for today until I put down the camera for a few minutes this afternoon, and then I saw my raison d’être for hump day: a Force of Love.

Nothin’ like a hot pink lip to jolt you wide awake. 🙂

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For this look, which I’m calling “getaway car driver with hot pink lips,” I mostly used products from the new MAC Chenman collection, which hits stores tomorrow (that’s just a few hours from now!).



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How about you? I hope you had a good day today. What did you wear for your makeup? Did you play it cool and quiet or go buck wild with brights?

Well, I’m officially un-made up right now and getting ready for bed. After, of course, I watch the new episode of Justified.

Oh, heavens, Timothy Olyphant, am I under arrest? 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Phyrra says:

    I keep reading Pink Union as Pink Unicorn.
    LOVE the lips. They’re riveting!
    Phyrra recently posted … Demure Peacock

  2. Angela G. says:

    Oh lawdz that is bright! I love it!

  3. Let says:

    Pretty! I love your eye makeup here 🙂
    Makes me want to get the Chen Man shadows and pigment haha

  4. gio says:

    You look great! Love the pink lips!
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Layla Bijou Enamel in 107

  5. Jennifer S says:

    You look like you belong next to ryan gossling in drive! Totally fierce!

  6. Oh I CAN’T resist a purple look, and I was RIGHT about Force of Love looking fierce on you!!! Super gorgeous, bright, and fun! xx

  7. Divya says:

    Hi Karen,

    I always refer to your blog/posts on MAC products! too bad they release late in India. The pink union e/s reminds me of Stars n rockets! Love your look here.

  8. Fieran says:

    Force of Nature looks beautiful on you. I like how you blended different colours to get that eyeshadow look. I really like some of MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadows so will definitely be checking out this collection.

    Have a good week, Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fieran,

      I like some of Mineralize Eye Shadows too. Do you ever apply them with a wet brush? It gives the shadows a shiny, foiled look.

      Happy Thursday!

  9. Nina says:

    i love these pictures of you Karen! the hoodie is so perfect for Chen Man. 🙂

    i ordered force of love lipppy … cannot wait to receive it. its so perfect for my year of the lips!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      You won’t be disappointed by Force of Love. It’s so cheerful and happy! (Psst, it also looks great layered beneath EvRev, too.)

      How’s your day going? It’s 7:40 in the morning right now… but I’ve got high hopes that it’s going to be a great day.

      • Nina says:

        ohhh … its about that time to pull out EvRev since it already feels like summer here. note how we bypassed spring altogether? 😀

        my day is going pretty well. thursday is my favorite day of the week and it takes a lot to get me riled on thursdays!

  10. Sarah R says:

    Oh my goodness, you are so gorgeous! <3

  11. Karen only you can make a hoodie look so glamourous! I love how you blended the blues and pinks!

  12. Kim says:

    Well, you know I was brown and boring again today. 🙂 I really like your buck wild look, though. It’s very springlike. That’s refreshing since it’s currently snowing here!

  13. Katrina says:

    Oooou, I like this look a lot! Especially the lips. Maybe I’ll have to check out this lipstick!

  14. Chris25 says:

    I love the pink lipstick combo on you. 🙂

    Today I’m wearing NARS Strada mixed with the lavender from the Almay purple trio for brown eyes, with the deep purple shade in the outer v, and some black gel liner and lots of black kajal. I’ve been loving NYX Cafe blush lately, and I think I’ll use Revlon Spicy Cinnamon on my lips.

  15. Maria says:

    Karen any way to see the Force of Love with out the Gloss? I really like the look of it alone in the swatch!

    Thanks in case you do show it!!!

  16. Liz G. says:

    I’m loving that shade on your eyes. They look amazing!

  17. Aimey says:

    Force of Love is definitely being added to my shopping list!

  18. Dinah says:

    ok, that does it!
    I’m off to MAC to get those darn eyeshadows. As if I needed any more makeup.
    MAC are the devil, I swear it. Thank god we don’t have Sephora over here, that’d be the death of me….

  19. Nikki says:

    Pink Union is gorgeous on you!

    Now for my embarrassing question. My two cosmetic loves are eye shadows and nail polishes. Is it at all possible for you to post a quick tutorial on how you did this eye? I am a southeast Asian gal like you, and haven’t had many good makeup blogs to look up to because of my skin tone and eyelid type. Many Asian bloggers are much lighter than I am, and have totally different lids. I do a decent job with my lids, but they never look as effortless and natural as yours do (especially when I try blues, greens, and yellows like you did in your MAC Eye Shadow X 4 quad in Colour Added review). I have similar lids, and am always so impressed with what you do!

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