MAC Cosmetics Partners with Makeup and Beauty Blog

Published in: MAC Makeup, News

Ladies, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know about my love for MAC Cosmetics. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years (my very first post was Barbie Loves MAC!).


And being such a devoted fan, I’ve been dying to tell you about a special project I’ve been working on FOREVER, but because of legal hoopla and various other contractual shenanigans I haven’t been been able to announce anything until now.

Starting this month, I’ll be splitting my time between this blog and a brand new site called MAC-Up and Beauty Blog.

In a nutshell, it’s going to be a MAC beauty blog with a quirky MBB spin. I’ll be giving you advance looks and swatches of new MAC collections, backstage access to MAC events and the latest tips and tricks from our favorite MAC makeup artists.

It also means I’ll be traveling a little bit more, but things will remain business as usual here on the OG MBB, where I’ll still post plenty of non-MAC beauty reviews, news and more than enough Tabs to last a lifetime. πŸ™‚


MAC-Up and Beauty Blog won’t go live until mid-month, but MAC wants to get this party started, so they’re sponsoring a HUGE giveaway today on the blog.

The first 10,000 readers who friend the new MAC-Up and Beauty Blog Facebook page will receive a free tube of MAC Nymphette. This shimmery, peachy pink gloss is my all-time fave for smokey eyes.

If you’re interested, click here to sign up.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Emily says:

    it may be early.. but not THAT early. I LOOVE the tabs graphic!

  2. VexintheCity says:

    Ok Karen, you got me good with that one! LOL

  3. Jessica says:

    Its hard to take any blogpost seriously on April 1… this an april fools day joke πŸ˜›
    .-= Jessica’s last blog post… Winners of My 1000 Blog Followers Giveaway! =-.

  4. meimei says:

    As soon as I saw that headline, I *knew* it was going to be an April Fools Day prank! Awesome. πŸ™‚

  5. DonnaN says:

    OUCH, you made me laugh so hard, my stiches hurt!

    • Karen says:

      Donna! I take it the operation went well?

      I hope you’re recovering nicely!!

      • DonnaN says:

        I made it through in one piece….my stomach is now the size of a large chicken egg! I won’t be eating solids for several weeks, so for now it’s ricotta cheese, applesauce and V-8 juice. I may be able to stomach oatmeal and mashed potatoes by Easter!

      • Karen says:

        I’m glad to hear that you’re doing okay. πŸ™‚

        Here’s to a healthier you! *raises tea cup*

  6. NINA says:

    Happyhappy April 1st! πŸ˜€

    You are awesome, girl!!!

    .-= Princesa Livia’s last blog post… Blog Sale!! Please by my stuff~ ! Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  8. FauxChic says:

    OMG Karen, haha you got me there!! Great April Fools Prank!!!

  9. Paperlamps says:

    Oh em gee, I totally fell for it!! I was just so happy, about you and MAC working together, that I didn’t even think of it as a joke! LOL!! I love Tabs!!

  10. C.K. says:

    Way to toy with my emotions, Tabs!

  11. saucy. says:

    OMGAH, you beeyotch! Totally fooled me. bahahaha. ♥

  12. Ally says:

    I fell for this too :/ haha, i totally forgot its april fools day!
    .-= Ally’s last blog post… Liz Earle Partnered with Avon =-.

  13. Lisa says:

    Thats was mean, I was all ready excited to sign up!!!!

  14. Halifax says:

    Oh Karen, love ya!

  15. Kim says:

    You totally got me, Karen – I was so excited for you. Such a sucker! πŸ™‚

  16. Shannon says:

    You were the first to get me today! Love it. Good one πŸ™‚ You know how to get beauty product junkies. LOL

  17. Dominique says:

    That was just cold! lol
    .-= Dominique’s last blog post… Trying something new =-.

  18. Scientific Housewife says:

    That was a good one! I wanted some free MAC!

  19. jenn says:

    lol! you & tabs are bad!

  20. Kate says:

    EVERY YEAR, Karen! EVERY YEAR! Last year with the hairy toes, this year with the MAC fakeout. Dang, girl. I’ve been reading this blog pretty much since it started and I still haven’t learned – you’re the original prankster (cue the 90’s Offspring music!).

    I totally busted out in a gross donkey-bray laugh in my cube at work too – what a great start to the day πŸ™‚

  21. Chamayne says:

    So I’m all set to type the equivalent of a screaming congrats when I notice everyone is commenting about the lol factor so I click the link and alas, there is Tabs in all his glory. You got me.

  22. em says:

    lol totally fell for that one! first prank of the day, that was a good one! just also wanted to say i’ve just started reading your blog and i love love LOVE it πŸ™‚ x

  23. Lulee says:

    Not funny!!!! Okay maybe it was a little funny πŸ™
    btw where is your shirt from in the picture, I love it!

  24. Erica B. says:

    That was a good one!!!

  25. bluematilda says:

    drat! i totally fell for that, but even more so i was really excited for you! and me! and i hadn’t had my coffee yet! and now i’m reminded that it’s april fool’s…so i will be on the lookout for more…:)

  26. Petra says:

    Damn, totally fell for it! I was kinda excited for Your collaboration with MAC (the gloss I already own, I was rather curious if it was an international thing or not… should’ve suspected).
    You’re good, the whole story build up – perfection! πŸ™‚

  27. Mao V. says:

    Good one, Tabs… I’ll get you next time! πŸ™‚

  28. Marisol says:

    You trickster πŸ™‚
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Europe here I come! =-.

  29. Kristen says:

    You TOTALLY got me!
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Sonia Kashuk Straight From Nature Brushes =-.

  30. Stef says:

    I fell for that harder than your hairy toes last year! Girl…you’re good.
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… LORAC Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss review =-.

  31. smeegal9 says:

    OMG…you are the first person to get me today! LOL, that was a good one!

  32. Kristin says:

    Karen! I love you. Made me grin at 7 AM…no small feat. Lookin’ gorgeous, babe.

  33. Crissy says:

    You brat! I totally fell for that, haha.

  34. Glosslizard says:

    Aawww, and here I thought you were all situated to give us the early down-low on the MAC CCL collection! πŸ˜‰

  35. Beviebev says:

    LOL. Hey but that would’ve been totally awesome though Karen!

  36. Omg!! That was an awesome April Fool’s. I was just aboout to add the site to my google reader LOL
    Good One πŸ™‚
    .-= Nikkia (Silver Lips)’s last blog post… Experience Indique Hair =-.

  37. Michelle says:

    LOL I totally fell for it! I should have thought “really, MAC is giving away 10,000 tubes of Nymphette”??? But I was too excited! That is too funny!

  38. Donna Vitan says:

    Thanks for the giggles! Happy April Fool’s Day!

  39. JamieJamez says:

    Man Karen you got me! My heart was racing as I was reading it, lol. Maybe one day this can happen and if so I’m there!

    • Karen says:

      JamieJamez!! Who knows if it will? I’m just gonna keep my fingers crossed and send out the idea to the universe…

      Hope you had a fantastic day, and that you got to play a few fun pranks!

  40. Suji says:

    You got me!

  41. Jennifer says:

    wow you got me, but I was thinking, “Gee 10,000 is a lot.”

  42. resham says:

    haha…smart Karen….

    I wouldn’t lie, I would have fallen for it, if the name of the ‘new blog’ were a bit more different…
    but isn;t it a great idea to begin with…

    i enjoyed this post….
    .-= resham’s last blog post… BENEFIT – ‘That gal’ Face Primer =-.

  43. Anna says:

    It’s so believable because you’re a very talented blogger and you care about your readers. You are destined for continued success. I’m hoping someone out there is smart enough to partner with you. πŸ™‚

  44. Celina says:

    O.m.g! You got me good! Hahaha
    .-= Celina’s last blog post… How to Wash Makeup Brushes =-.

  45. Meghan says:

    wow- that was awesome! i was literally just about to re activate my facebook account which I had deleted haha…

    i totally believed this because i think that you are such a great blogger that mac would be lucky to have you running a site for them, your site is informative, interactive, and has high quality images and photos on it that you have a very good career in front of you in this beauty blogging business!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meghan,

      Thank you very much for these sweet words. πŸ™‚ If I could give you a big hug, I totally would.

      Hope you had a lovely day today… and that you got to prank someone good!

  46. iben says:

    Arghhh πŸ˜€ I totally believed that. Damn it! And I just bought a new Nymphette a few hours ago, and I was like, “Oh well, guess you can never have too many”

  47. Gabrielle says:

    Lol, totally got me there! I was so excited. Great prank, Karen (and Tabs)!!! πŸ™‚

  48. Babybubblz says:

    LOL, You fooled all of us!!

  49. diane says:

    :)))) that was funny :)))

    .-= diane’s last blog post… Turquoise =-.

  50. Lady your Crazy(Wink),I was like WooHoo go karen,Happy April Fool’s Day!!

    But you never know,All smiles!!
    .-= The Crochet Queenn’s last blog post… Soft Lime Green,Turquoise and Copper Brown Scarf, Brown Beads and Ribbon added to Fringes =-.

  51. Andrea says:

    I love your blog !!!! Kisses from Brazil!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. k says:

    lol you got me :p

  53. lexi says:

    I can honestly say this is the first April Fool’s Joke I actually believed!

    Well played mademoiselle!!

  54. Sally says:

    Oh, Karen! Taunts of free Nymphette… too far! Hahaha :]

  55. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    Hehe, knew it! Oh man. I’m doing a couple tiny things on facebook today to see if anyone notices, but it’s pretty lame — especially since I usually take April Fool’s Day VERY seriously. Sometime I must tell you about the kitty-related prank I played on my boyfriend last year!

    • Karen says:

      OOOHHH, you need to share that story STAT.

      • Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

        Hehehehe, well, as I’ve mentioned approximately 895129817 times in my comments to you, I have two kitties, Aisha and Tigger. They rock my world. I think it’s pretty easy to say that I love cats. My boyfriend, however, is tragically quite allergic to kitties. I know, it’s heartbreaking. His allergies are bad enough that he can’t come over during March or April due to prime shedding season.

        So, brief back story — back when I was in college, I missed my cats a little too much and bought a stuffed cat. It’s curled up in a little ball, and when you pop in a D cell, its tummy moves like it’s breathing and it makes little half purring/half sleepy noises. Very cute.

        I decided to be mischievous and put my little fake furball into a cat carrier and bring it over to his place.

        “Steve, I got you a present,” I called from the doorway.

        Totally unaware of the date and looking at something else, the boy responded, “Oh, honey, that’s so sweet of you. I’m sure I’ll love it!”

        He then looked at me, and with abject horror in his eyes, he yelled, “NO…NO…TELL ME THAT’S NOT–”

        “I went to volunteer at the Humane Society today and I just KNEW you’d love her!”

        “Please tell me you’re not that crazy.”

        “Now, she’s kinda out of it because they shot her up with tranquilizers for the ride home, but if you put your ear up to the cage, you can hear her purring!”

        “This can’t be happening.”

        Right as I went to pull the fake kitty out of the cage, however, he had an epiphany. “I’m a freaking moron,” he said.

        I couldn’t exactly disagree.

        It was REALLY funny — and he’s still a little bitter for having fallen for it a year later — but I am sliiiiightly offended that he honestly thought for a bit that I was nutty enough to purchase him a pet
        a) with no discussion whatsoever
        b) TO WHICH HE WAS ALLERGIC, lol.

        I mean, don’t get me wrong, I *am* a crazy cat lady, but I’m not going to bring the sneezing over to him! That would be pretty cruel. πŸ˜€ I’m still proud of myself for thinking of it, though!

  56. beth says:

    OMG. i almost died of excitement then bammm! april fooled.

    you got me lol

  57. Megan says:

    I was about to cangratulate you…LOL good job Karen…that totally would be a dream gig. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      MEGAN! Wow, it’s been so long. How are you, my friend? Are things going well with the job? And how’s your place? It seems like yesterday when you just moved in.

  58. candace says:

    I was sooooo excited!! what a great April Fool’s joke! Thanks Tabs for letting me down gently, because i was excited!! I hope the launch of MAC Art Supplies today isn’t an April Fool’s joke!

  59. Trude says:

    LOL very funny Karen! You totally got me! πŸ™‚
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… Climbing the Rocks =-.

  60. NC says:

    you totally got me on that one , on a side note I wish MAC offered you something like that , you would be the perfect person to do the job…

  61. Denise says:

    You got me !!!! too funny

  62. jana says:

    that was a good one… i feel so silly now=oP
    .-= jana’s last blog post… consistent birdies=o) =-.

  63. Ginger says:

    Good One! πŸ˜‰ Happy April Fools!

  64. DIANA says:

    lol! I totally believed you! And I was so excited about the free Nymphette, I couldn’t type fast enough to get on the “new site”! haha And I was sooo sure I wouldn’t fall for any April fools scams today! So funny!

  65. Morgan says:

    Aww Man!!! I was so excited for you, but then thought, “Oh she’s going to be SOOO busy.” Wah wah wah. haha

  66. Michelle says:

    Aw, you got me. πŸ™‚ I was very excited for lipgloss.

  67. bisbee says:

    Wow – am I a sucker or what!

    This SHOULD happen for real!

  68. amy says:

    That is an excellent little joke but I saw it coming because I was on Temptalia’s site earlier. LOL
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC Give Me Liberty of London Eyeshadow Birds & Berries Product Picture, Swatches and Review =-.

  69. DallasBrownEyes says:

    Ha ha! MEOWWWWW!!!

  70. mkdallas says:

    Totally fell for it, alternating between excitement for your new responsibilities, sadness that we would probably see less of Tabs (devastating, lol) and total greed trying to get the free lipgloss! Good one, Karen!

  71. Aleia says:

    ughhhhh you got me! I thought it might have been true because I know how you love that lipgloss!!

  72. Sylvie says:

    I didn’t fall for it… only because I fell for Temptalia’s first and so I started becoming suspicious. I wonder though if MAC released their Art Supplies collection online in France as a joke too, because I thought it would come in today with Liberty of London but I called the boutiques and found out that it was only coming out around mid-April. In any case, I placed an order so it’d better not be!

  73. Molly says:

    Nicely done, Tabs darlin. You got me good! πŸ˜‰

  74. Rebecca says:

    Damn, I’m a sucker! This is the FOURTH time time I’ve been fooled today! The picture of Tabs made me laugh ^_^
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… MisikkoÒ€ℒs Hana Flat Iron review & [my very first] GIVEAWAY! =-.

  75. knownever says:

    You got me! So many people are doing MAC-related April Fool’s jokes, but i saw yours first so I didn’t even see it coming!
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Lipstick Forever: clear lipliner =-.

  76. Kat says:

    Hahaha! Once I got to the bottom I was like “Heeey…that’s too good to be true….” and alas, I am an april fool

  77. Em C says:

    Totally got me on this one!!! πŸ™‚ Happy April Fool’s Day everyone!!

  78. Pinklye says:

    Ahah that was a good one! Happy April French FoolÒ€ℒs Day Karen πŸ™‚

  79. Sara says:

    Did you and Temptalia collaborate on this, lol… Both pranks were too good!
    .-= Sara’s last blog post… FOTD Using Avon High Defintion Makeup! Contest Reminder! =-.

  80. Amanda says:

    HA! that is awesome, you totally got me on that one! yup, I’m gulliable! love it. now I wish it were true. πŸ™‚

  81. Tish says:

    Yeah if Christine hadn’t already pulled this one…I would have fell for it too! LOL

  82. tupou says:

    Damn I got hella excited FOR FREE! lmao That was a good one. Darn lol

  83. Roxy says:

    that was a good one karen! lol
    .-= Roxy’s last blog post… Review: Korres Lip Butter =-.

  84. Susie says:

    Good one! I totally fell for it and was getting ready to send you a huge congratulations!!! πŸ™‚

  85. iLyma says:

    AHHH I was so excited for you! And for free MAC lipgloss…

  86. CynthiaCC says:

    Ahhhhh!! This was the only online april fool’s joke I actually fell for today. Well, this and the gmail no-vowels thing, but I didn’t really have a choice about that. πŸ™‚ Too bad, I wanted that Nymphette.

  87. tricia c says:

    Where did u get that army green jacket ur wearing in the pic? It’s super cute..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tricia C,

      I got it a few weeks ago at Marshall’s in the junior’s section. Yes, I’m 34, LOL! It was like 16 bucks! I couldn’t pass it up.

  88. Stacie says:

    Dang it, you got me again! You stinker!

  89. Jasmine says:

    HAHA you really got me! I was super excited about the ‘new’ blog πŸ™‚

  90. Lindsey says:

    You got me, too! πŸ™‚

  91. veronica says:

    Proud to say that is the first (and hopefully last) AFD joke I fell for! πŸ˜›

  92. Jane says:

    This is the only time anyone got me today. Good work.

  93. Tiera says:

    You got me good! I was so excited for you!!
    .-= Tiera’s last blog post… Hello and Goodbye: March-April =-.

  94. pinksoysauce says:

    This is such a great April Fool’s joke! I fell for it and was so happy for you; it’s a shame it isn’t real. πŸ™‚ Maybe MAC will read this and take a hint though…

  95. Katrina S. says:

    Ahhhh! I completely fell for it haha… my jaw literally dropped as soon as I saw the free Nymphette “giveaway.” I love that gloss dearly πŸ™‚

  96. bahahaha you got me!! That was a really good one, I keep forgetting it’s April 1
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Hello All! =-.

  97. Lindsay B says:

    You got me really good, Karen. I was all excited for you and couldn’t click fast enough to get that free Nymphette. (probably should’ve realized it at that point, huh?)

    April Fools Day always makes me realize just how gullible I really am. XD

  98. Nancy says:

    you totally got me with that one!! LOL my favorite blogger teams with my favorite makeup?!? a dream come true, only to be an april fools! good one, really…hope you had a great day, girl!

  99. Megan says:

    Oh! You got me! Haha! Congrats on the new blog, I can’t wait to see what you do with it! πŸ™‚
    .-= Megan’s last blog post… doodles and a subjective productivity =-.

  100. Celine says:

    Doh you had me fooled! Lol!!!
    .-= Celine’s last blog post… maravi: When did I start hating grocery shopping so much? =-.

  101. Eldeline says:

    You got me there, Karen. As soon as I saw “free Nymphette”, I clicked it and saw Tabs instead! πŸ˜€

  102. Shannon says:

    You fooled me, Karen! I almost put my Facebook status as “____________ is pregnant” just to freak out my friends! πŸ™‚

  103. diana says:

    So…you think your slick huh Karen.
    He, he, he…you got me, you got me real good!

    That was a good prank. Ha!
    .-= diana’s last blog post… A Lighter Moisturizer for Spring Γ’β‚¬β€œ Caroline Chu SPF 15 Moisturizing Lotion =-.

  104. Kris says:

    Congratulations on the MAC blog. I like MAC products, but don’t go there often because the MAC SAs are generally kind of snotty, impatient & dismissive of anyone over 40. Or is this MAC’s strategy to discourage older women from being in the stores, hurting the young/hip image? You can pass that on now that you’re an insider!

  105. Mia says:

    HA HA! This was the ONLY April Fool’s prank I actually fell for!!! You Smarty Pants! πŸ™‚

  106. Toni says:

    Oh my gosh! I totally fell for it! Best prank I’ve seen all day! I was excited to get the early inside scoop on all the MAC stuff. That would be cool if you were doing something like that though!

  107. Vonvon says:

    I actually fell for this, and got really excited! ;P
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Sample Review: MAC DELIGHTFUL Lightful Cleanser – By The Intrepid Beauty =-.

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