MAC Cosmetics Face of the Day: Hot Pink and Silver

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


Happy Monday! Talk about unexpected. I woke up this morning feeling extra spunky — and that was even before my first cup of coffee. It’s standard operating procedure for me to wake up on Mondays feeling grouchy, so to celebrate this minor miracle I decided to go big and bold with a full face inspired by the hot pink lip I wore a few days ago in this cosmopolitan-inspired lip look.


These lips stand out from a mile away, so I went with a soft pink and silver eye to add some semblance of balance to the look.



The first layer of eye makeup…

  1. MAC Girl Friendly Paint Pot on the browbone and crease
  2. MAC Shimma Paint on the lid and barely into the crease


The second layer of eye makeup…

  1. MAC Medallion eyeshadow on the browbone
  2. MAC Silverwear eyeshadow on the lid and barely into the crease
  3. MAC Silver Fog pigment on the lower half of the lid
  4. MAC Trophy Pink in the outer v and lightly into the outer crease
  5. MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on the upper lash line and upper waterline





To finish the look…


  • Chanel Inimitable mascara in 10 Noir


  • MAC Concrete eyeshadow

Dark circles (boo!)

  • MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer in NW 25
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2


  • Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation in Suntan Beige
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
  • Stila Bronzing Powder in Shade 02


  • Redpoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip in Vida


  • MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
  • MAC Hollywood Nights lipstick
  • Chanel Glossimer in Pink Crystal



I think false lashes would make a fun addition to this look. Next time I go to a party or out with the girls, I’m going to try it with some long falsies. ๐Ÿ™‚

What kind of morning are you having? I hope Monday treats you well.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Meesh says:

    Hi Karen!
    You look so pretty here, and BTW I love your site (I try to visit at least once a day)!

    I’m rockin an NC35-40 complexion (depending on what season it is), but I don’t know why I get so freaked out about trying poppin’ lip colors. Thank you so much. I’m totally inspired!

  2. Karen B says:

    Love this look on you, it’s gorgeous!
    And the silver makes your eyes and the liner stand out beautifully.

    My fotd is gold-blue (playing with mutiny again). I was just bored and took a break to do make-up. You should’ve seen the look on my roommate’s face when he came in after I did: unk? lol

  3. Megan says:

    Very pretty…and very fun…I hope Monday keeps rocking for you. Today is one of my best friend’s 30th Bday…so we’re all going out to dinner tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I can maintain the energy…

  4. Anna says:

    Wow, karen really really pretty ! I love how you matched your look with you top too..cute !

    Hope monday is treating ya well. I’m nursing a migraine right now…so everyone in the house is ordered to be quiet !

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Meesh,

    I was freaked out by really bright lip colors for a long time, too. You’re not the only one! You could totally pull of a lip like this with your coloring (I go in between those shades, too).

    And hey, if you put it on in the morning and don’t like it after an hour or so you can always blot it and just leave a stain. That’s pretty, too.

    It’s great to meet you… hope you have a wonderful Monday!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Thanks, my dear! ๐Ÿ™‚ How’s your Monday been?

    Gold-blue sounds pretty! Mutiny seems to be quite a versatile color for you. LOL, sometimes I don’t think boys understand makeup… I often walk into a room after playing with colors and El Hub makes the same face. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    How fun! Happy, happy, birthday to your friend. I’ll send you extra energy vibes so you’ll keep going…

    I’m about to drink some juice with some Emergen-C, btw!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Oh no! When I get migraines I get sensitive to sound, too. ๐Ÿ™ I hope you feel better soon. Take care!

  9. Jessica says:

    I’m having a great morning … now! I had a really rough weekend and forced myself to put on the bare minimum of makeup. Thankfully, I got a couple pieces of good news and am feeling somewhat relaxed and comforted. Hurrah!

    Love the look, and love that you’re feelin’ good on a Monday.

    Jessicas last blog post..Houses

  10. Louise says:

    this look is absolutely stunning. Karen, you rock bright pinks like no other.

    I really love your blog and your excellent sence of humour!

  11. Glosslizard says:

    Sensational! That perks me up just looking at it!

    Glad you’re feeling good today! That’s always a great way to start the week!

    Chuckle for the day: A while back I convinced Hubby to start exfoliating once a week (just using St. Ives apricot scrub). Yesterday he got back from a weekend camping in Yosemite and after his shower he said, “I know you’re going to run off and tell Karen, but it feel SO good to exfoliate after being in the woods for three days!” So natch, I had to tell you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Gina says:

    that’s absolutely gorgeous! pink looks hot on you! btw do you know your foundation color in clinique or prescriptives? i know ur an nc35 in MAC, right? i’m lemming that laura mercier foundation and i’m an nc37 in MAC, real gold in prescriptives, golden medium in every day minerals, vanilla in clinique (wtf? lol), etc…just wondering if your skin is like mine. thanks girl!

    Ginas last blog post..Summer Looks ’08

  13. Oh my gosh, how glam! I absolutely love the pink lips and heavily lined eyes!

  14. vivien says:

    Wow this is gorgeous!!! Love the Barbie shirt to top it off!

  15. Diana says:

    Karen, you look so awesome in this FOTD! The shimmery eyeshadow really makes your eyes pop as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dianas last blog post..Update on Skin Genesis Skincare

  16. Oh, Wow!! That looks amazing! The eyes look amazing! Thanks for the detailed eye diagram.

    This is one of my favorite beauty blogs, however I rarely ever post. LOL.

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  17. Karen B says:

    It is ๐Ÿ™‚ I love me my mutiny.

    Karen Bs last blog post..Happy Birthday Lisa! ♥

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Congrats on the good news. I’m glad you are feeling better! ๐Ÿ™‚

    WOO HOO for Mondays (good ones, at least!).

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Louise,

    Thanks, girl. ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you a bright pink person, too? This has been a relatively recent development for me, LOL.

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    OMG! Girl, you’ve done what many women have failed to do: you got your man to exfoliate. I can’t even get El Hub to consider moisturizing body wash.

    I feel like we should give you a trophy or a medal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Amanda says:

    You look so glowy and summer-y today. The hot pink lip goes so great with your coloring. And I LOVE your saucy hat!

  22. Dao says:

    Girl, you look like a Fafinette!

    I went to MAC yesterday to check out the Neo Sci-Fi/Future Earth collections and Neo Sci-fi is just too warm for me ๐Ÿ™ I got a solar bits which I love to bits hehe. It’s just stunning! The MUA applied on me and the stuff flew everywhere. At home I used a very light hand and it was much better than pigments. She also advised me to use a primer underneath and I told her I used paint pot. Guessed she was impressed. Also exchanged Prrr for VG V which is the greatest lipstick ever! It’s kinda similar to Clinique Tender Heart but I love the texture of MAC lipsticks more.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    Unfortunately I don’t know what my shades are in both of those brands. I’ve been really stuck on Laura Mercier ever since I found it last year and have rarely deviated except for ventures into Becca and Chanel foundations. If it helps, I can give you the colors I use for those brands, if you’d like. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just let me know.

  24. Karen says:

    Hi The Beauty of Life,

    Thanks, girl! Hope you’re having a great Monday.

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Vivien,

    Awww, you recognized the Barbie Loves MAC shirt! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wearing it always makes me happy. Every time I think of that collection I get a little swoon-y, LOL.

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Diana,

    Thank you! I haven’t been wearing silver lately (been stuck on the gold colors for summer!), but I’m really starting to dig it again. How’s your Monday been?

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Phantom Goddess,

    You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad that you popped by to say hi. LOL, the eye sorta happened by accident. I added Trophy Pink at the last minute and was like, “Oh! I likey!”

    Anyhoo, it’s nice to meet you. Hope we get to chat again soon.

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    I know how you feel… I’m still equally obsessed with Shroom, Soba, Soft Brown and Sable, and I’ve had ’em for years! Think of all the looks you’ll be able to do with Mutiny over the next few years, oh la la! So many possibilities lie ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda!

    Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am hat person, for sure. How’s your day been? What makeup did you wear?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Oh! What a nice thing to say, girl. I’m totally flattered… I just need some striped arm warmers and some bright clothes to match. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hmm, maybe you’ll have better luck with Cool Heat when it comes out! Have you worn you VGV yet? What did you pair it with?

  31. Glosslizard says:

    Aww, thanks! I’d like to thank my Hubby, who made this award possible! LOL!

    The disgusting thing is what a difference that one little thing makes in his skin! I have this amazingly complex skin regimen for upkeep (not that I’m complaining, mind you, I love doing it!) and he starts exfoliating once a week and sees vast improvement! Just another one of those guy things, I guess!

  32. Marisol says:

    You look fabulous! Love that look on you.

    Marisols last blog post..Yes, I am obssesed.

  33. jobibish says:

    love! love! love! the extraordinarily useful 12345 layering instructions over your pic. A fabulous look – love the hot pink! not everyone can rock a hot pink – looks great on you. Very inspiring, i am totally going to try it…

  34. Amina says:

    very beautiful! I didn’t know you could mix silver and pink!
    I also love the chart..very useful:)

    Aminas last blog post..Deep conditioning on a budget

  35. Delphine says:

    I love the lip, woohoo, beautiful color on you!! I saw the comment about mixing silver and pink, silver is neutral and when you have little girls you know that pink is neutral! lol they base every outfit on pink no matter the season.

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  36. Kay says:

    Hi Karen,
    I’m NC35 and I was wondering if Suntan Beige is a good match for me from the LM Oil Free Foundation. Any help you could provide will be great! Thanks!

  37. Rachel says:

    This look is too cute!
    It’s very versatile; and is great for the upcoming holiday of Valentine’s Day.

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