A Metallic Green and Warm Smokey Brown MAC Alluring Aquatic Face of the Day

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MAC Alluring Aquatic

Wearing the new MAC Alluring Aquatic collection on my eyes, lips and cheeks

Whenever I have mermaid dreams (yes, it’s a thing), they more or less go down something like this…


They’re usually in slow motion, lots of bubbles, tons of makeup…

Shoot, I can’t even fathom (Haha! Fathomโ€ฆ? Get it?) being a mermaid without makeup. That’s absurd.

The video is from MAC, timed for the release of their Alluring Aquatic collection, which launched online today (it’ll be in stores on May 22).

Not that I needed a reason to channel my inner mermaid (because every day is a good day to channel your inner mermaid), but I used it (the new collection) as such for my makeup today.

MAC Alluring Aquatic

There are lots of things I like about this look. It’s slightly smokey, has warm browns in the crease, some color along the lash lines and leagues o’ lashes (thank goodness for falsies). Oh, and just the lightest dusting of glitter.

All good things. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m pretty comfortable with looks like this. I feel like this one’s a little flashy but stops short of full-on cray.

I might tone it down a tad if I were hanging out with the family or spending time with friends or going out to dinner with El Hub, and then just add the falsies for big events or fancy parties.

Today, though, I decided to put them on because, heck, it’s Thursday, and that seemed like a good enough reason for me, LOL!

MAC Alluring Aquatic

Most of the products I’m wearing here are from MAC. On my eyes that’s…

  • MAC Legendary Lure Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: lids and lower lash lines
  • MAC Black Line Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner: as an eyeshadow base on my lids (it coaxes the green tones in Legendary Lure, and buffing it out brings out the small bits of golden glitter from the liner…super cool!)
  • MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer: crease and lower lash line
  • MAC Texture Eye Shadow: outer part of crease, to darken and add a slight lift to the eyes
  • MAC Black Swan Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner: upper and lower lash lines
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: water lines
  • MAC Mylar Eye Shadow layered on top of MAC Light Boost Prep + Prime Highlighter: on my brow bones
  • MAC Lorelei Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: inner corners
  • Ardell Demi 120 Lashes: upper lashes
  • Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Mascara: lower lashes
  • MAC Deep Dark Brunette Fluidline Gelcreme: brows

Cheeks and lips are all Alluring Aquatic. ๐Ÿ™‚

MAC Alluring Aquatic


To sculpt my cheeks and give them some color, I’m wearing Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer and Sea Me Hear Me Extra Dimension Blush. To highlight my cheeks, nose and cupid’s bow, I grabbed MAC Lorelei Extra Dimension Eye Shadow. On my lips I’m wearing What Comes Naturally Lip Pencil, Enchanted One Lipstick and Clear Water Lipglass.

More MAC Alluring Aquatic collection coverage…

MAC Alluring Aquatic

Because mermaids are instinctively curious creatures, I’m wondering if anyone else wore smokey greens today. ๐Ÿ™‚ Inquiring mythical minds want to know.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. It looks really beautiful! I hope I can get the eyeshadows and lipstick I want when the collection releases at Nordstrom.
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  2. Fancie says:

    I swear you can make any eyeshadow look good! That look is beautiful! I was eyeing a few of the shadows in the collection but I think I’m going to pass. I really don’t need anymore eyeshadow lol
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  3. MonicaP says:

    Another beautiful look – you’ve been killing it with these amazing looks over the past week or two ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Amy says:

    You look stunning Karen, I’m loving this look on you!!! Btw thanks to your reviews I got the Sea Me Hear Me extra dimension blush, and the Enchanted One lipstick!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy,

      Thank you! I’m so glad you were able to pick up that blush. It’s my new favorite thing to wear on the cheeks. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you feel like it snap a pic and send it to me. I would love to see Alluring Aquatic on ya.

  5. Deanna says:

    There was an article in Allure recently about women who dress as mermaids and perform in costume. They learn how to swim in a mermaid costume, and they put on a show for people. I can’t recall where the performances take place, though. Anyhow, that’s what this collection reminds me of!

    • Karen says:

      I totally want that job! Unfortunately I can’t get out of my contract with Tabs, LOL!

      I hope you manage to get your hands on the lipsticks!

  6. Divya says:

    This is a lovely look! Makeup like this look amazing on you! Somehow nude lips is your thing!!
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  7. Bella says:

    You look absolutely stunning!! I just received Nars Malacca eyeshadow yesterday and am planning a smokey green/brown look with that over the weekend; now I have some ideas :).

  8. Monika says:

    GURL stop, that eye is gorgeous. I’m really digging colorful lids with a blown out brown-toned, neutral crease since it’s a great way to incorporate color into more everyday looks. I can’t wait to try this out!

  9. fred says:

    You look gorgeous! I just received the silver sun and soul serenade shadows from the Aquatic collection, they are beautiful, I can’t wait to try them tomorrow!!
    congratulations for your looks!

  10. Chelsea says:

    Your eyes are piercing here!

  11. BB says:

    Hmmm I had not thought of using a bronzer in the crease!

  12. Sylirael says:

    Just gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ This collection has such beautiful stuff in it, and with your skillz, well… ๐Ÿ˜€
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  13. Erin says:

    I need to get my eyeballs checked because this looks way more blue then green to me!

  14. Shivani says:

    Hi Karen,

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Just wanted to tell you that you look gorgeous! Insanely gorgeous!

  15. Astrild says:

    Love this look. You look gorgeous.

  16. Trude says:

    Love it! I’ve done smokey darker greens, but I love that this leans more turquoise. Gorgeous!

  17. nlm8 says:

    Love the Blackline Pearl Glide tip!

  18. April says:

    I love this eyeshadow look! Do you happen to know if MAC replenishes the stock on these collections? Almost everything is sold out….

    • Karen says:

      Hi April,

      They do on occasion but it’s not easy to predict. If you’re buying online you may want to try Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Macys.com. HTH.

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