A Coral Lip Combo and Face of the Day With the New MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Mineralize Eye Shadow in Golden Hours

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MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow from the A Fantasy of Flowers Collection

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow from A Fantasy of Flowers…

I was chatting with a buddy this morning about springy lip colors (Hi, Agata! Hey, girl!), and it totally put me in the mood for something juicy and coral.

And since you know I’m all about the lip combos… 🙂 Here’s a cute one from the MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection I stumbled on completely by accident.

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick and Star Quality Cremesheen Glass

Naked Bud Lipstick and Star Quality Cremesheen Glass

Some quick backstory…

One day earlier this week when my lips were painfully parched, I quite literally grabbed the first two things next to me on my desk and threw them on, and they just happened to be sheer nude Naked Bud Lipstick and Star Quality, a bright orangey coral (thank goodness they were lip products, LOL!).

I layered them, too (with the gloss on top of the lipstick, of course), grabbed a mirror and was like, YES! Star Quality’s somewhat sheer, so when it’s layered on top of Naked Bud, you can still see the nude lipstick peeking through, but at the same time you get the juiciness of the orangey coral.

I liked how it turned out, so I did it again today, and I’m sure I’ll be doing it again. These are definitely going into regular rotation right meow. 🙂

MAC Golden Hours

MAC Golden Hours on my lids, Tom Ford Liquid Liner on my upper lash line, MAC Smolder on my water lines and Physicians Formula CC Mascara on my lashes

For my eyes, to play off the coral on my lips, I grabbed the Golden Hours Mineralize Eye Shadow quad from A Fantasy of Flowers, popped the coral from the quad in the center of my lids, and smoked out the inner and outer corners with the two browns.

I also turned up the shimmer by applying the shadows using wet brushes, but for a softer, less metallic finish, you could use a regular ol’ dry brush instead. If you do, though, I should point out that I notice some fallout with the Mineralize Eye Shadows, particularly when I apply them dry.


If you do your eyes first, you can clean up whatever happens to drop onto your under-eye area or cheeks before you do your foundation, powder and the whole shebang.

MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power and Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose on my cheeks

MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power and Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose on my cheeks

I’m about to rock this look to the bank in a few minutes (exciting, I know). I mean, at least it’s Friday afternoon, so maybe I’ll look like I’m getting ready to go out tonight (as far as I know, I’m not).

MAC’s A Fantasy of Flowers collection is out now, so if any of these things catch your eye or spark ideas, everything here is available at MAC counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Bee says:

    this is the quad i’m eyeing for 🙂 i have a weakness for corals and bronzes and coppers!!!

  2. Tiffany says:

    Beautiful!! I love these colors
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  3. Erin says:

    Did you happen to film this in a tutorial? I’d love to know what brushes you used to blend your shadow!
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  4. Vanessa says:

    What a splendid look. You’re so creative 🙂

  5. Alison M says:

    I’ve been doing a lot of the same eyeshadow shape lately. Love it! This lip combo is so ready for warmer weather. I rocked a hot look to library story time with my two year old today. Werk! 🙂
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  6. Fancie says:

    I absolutely love this look on you!
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  7. hanna says:

    I love how you did your eye makeup
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  8. Jessica says:

    Beautiful! I scooped four of the lipsticks because I’m a sucker for lusters and both MSFs. I’m trying to resist Petal Power because it looksa bit like Orgasm to me in swatches I’ve seen, do you think they’re too close to own both?

  9. This is a great look Karen! I’m not too fond of the Mineralize eye shadows because of the fall out. I also find them a tad sheer but Golden Hours used with a wet brush looks gorgeous.
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  10. Agata says:

    OMG, I almost jumped out of my seat when I saw my name, lol. Thank you for mentioning me 🙂 This lip combo looks beautiful and the eye look is really pretty too. You look amazing!

    • Karen says:

      Oh gosh, thanks for chatting with me this morning about spring lips and giving me inspiration! Are you and the hubs doing anything tonight? It’s raining and cold here so I think we’re going to stay in. I have some shows I need to catch up on. Have you been watching Toned Up on Bravo? I’m weirdly obsessed with the two girls on there, Karina and Katrina.

      • Agata says:

        You’re more than welcome for the inspiration! Me and hubby just stayed at home last night, the evening kinda turned out not the way I wanted. I mean to watch Toned Up but I keep forgetting to DVR it, I will have to remember to watch it and see what your obsession is all about.

  11. Denise S says:

    You rocked that eyeshadow Karen! Didn’t think much of that quad before.

  12. Anastasia says:

    Love the fantasy of flowers lippie!

  13. I had zero intentions of buying Golden Hours until I saw this look. HOT YOW, GIRL!
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