MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Face of the Day with the Notoriety Quad

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


Hola, my Salt n’ Pepas. Before you read any further, I swear to you this MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics face of the day started off totally normal (see above).


With the Notoriety quad in hand, I followed the MAC online face chart for the Cocomotion eye look, tweaking it just a little by swapping Arena eyeshadow for Shroom and Cork for Brownscript.

I was pretty happy with how the golden reddish brown eye turned out, so I proceeded to snap some pictures like I normally do…


But things took an odd turn when I uploaded them into this post.

MAC Lovin’ It lipstick and New Spirit Lipglass from the Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection layered on top of MAC Subculture lip liner

Wait — what happened to my nose?! 🙂

You know what I think happened? I blame it on Tabs. He kept trying to bite my leg, which resulted in this crop of random stink eye pictures:



I have no idea what’s going on in the above pic — maybe it’s spirit fingers?

Speaking of fingers, there’s a good reason why my nails are painted all crazy here.

Say hello to Zoya’s Truth and Dare collections for fall.

LOL, I dunno how this next picture happened either, but I suspect it had something to do with We Have Lasers (thanks, Tiffany!).



Don’t the lasers bring out the color in my cheeks? That’s Notable blush (also from the Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection).

So is anyone else feeling completely wacky today? 🙂

I hope your Friday’s been good to you so far. Looks like we made it, WOOT!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. shontay says:

    Hey Karen,

    you’re totally doing jazz hands, which I love to do. Great look you put together. I can’t wait until tomorrow when I pick up photo realism and obviously orange liner. I’m still debating on full body. What do you think? I love the color, but it is a lustre so that means I need to layer 20 million times. I like rich, bold colors. What to do,what to do?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shontay,

      Thanks! You were so right about Notable blush — it’s so fab. 🙂

      Hmm, do you have any shades that look similar to Full Body? If you already have a similar reddish plum that’s more pigmented then skip it. We’ve got all the wonderful fall/holiday stuff to look forward to, ya know?

  2. Tatiana says:

    Hahah I always wished I could get the package with the lazers, alas I had to settle for Package F with solid background color only.

  3. Catherine says:

    Oooh, loving the lip and blush combo!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… RAOK from the lovely gingitsune =-.

  4. Alexis says:

    Love the FOTD :). I just got back from MAC where I picked up Heritage Rouge, Cocomotion, Personal Taste l/g, and Plush Lash mascara… I also got Naked Lunch and Star Violet e/s’s, but those don’t really count :). I had my heart set on The Perfect Cheek blush, but was kinda disappointed when I swatched it. I’m NC20 and I don’t think it would’ve shown up very much on me. Oh well… I’m really happy with what I got :). I’m excited to try everything out :).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Alexis,

      Yay, what a great haul! 🙂 You will love Cocomotion — I picked it up a few months ago and it goes with so many colors.

      Did you get a chance to play with your goodies yet?

  5. shontay says:

    hey Karen,

    You’re right. I do have a few colors that are similar. I guess I get swept up and just want to collect everything. I will pass and wait for something more exciting. I’m glad you like notable. It’s my fave item out of the entire collection.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shontay,

      I totally understand; that same thing happens to me with MAC (and Chanel!).

      What brush are you using to apply Notable? It shows up so pigmented on me, so I have to bust out my fan brush.

  6. styleezta says:

    you are too funny! there is a program where you can crop your face into 90s hair! I used to sport the teased bangs look…have school photos to prove it! LOL
    .-= styleezta’s last blog post… Doing the UK dance! Woot Woot =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Styleezta,

      Sadly I way too many pictures of with big 80s/early 90s hair. It was a rough time! Did you have side wings? Mine were so wide I could’ve taken flight.

  7. Your posts are always so entertaining! For some reason I didn’t find anything that I absolutely had to have from this collection. I like the Notoriety quad but I feel like I can dupe most of the colors with stuff I already have. I picked up the blue technakohl and thats it.

    I do like the look on you though!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Giveaway!!!! – The Sweet 15 Kit =-.

  8. Kate & Zena says:

    Ha ha! Tabs struck again!!! LOL. I love the color combo.

    I’m not having the weird day but it seems the weather is. I’s been raining/drizzling/misting all day. It seems the weather can’t decide what it wants to do. Zena and I have been stuck inside all day.

    Not that she’s complaining or anything. She’s been either snoozing with me or snoozing on my bed all day. I woke up once today because Zena was snoring so oddly. She had this whistle snore on the inhale and her regular snore on the exhale with her nose stuck in my light blue fleece blanket and rolled into a little donut. It was extraordinarily cute.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate & Zena,

      That’s too cute. Tabs snores sometimes — it’s a little putter of a snore!

      What I think is super cute is when pets sleep and their legs and arms move. When Tabs does that I like to think he’s dreaming about chasing and skulking in the great outdoors.

  9. Hi Karen!
    I wore almost the exact look today — Notoriety quad and Lovin It lipstick. On top of Lovin It lipstick I added Lychee Luxe (which i know you love). You should try it – it is a gorgeous combination!!

    .-= Michelle (Lipstick Rules)’s last blog post… FOTDs: How do you do it? =-.

  10. Marce says:

    Heya Karen! Gawd you make me laugh! In a nice way, obviously 😀
    Loving the laser pic and the makeup, neutral but hot! It’s weird how we look without a nose, hey?!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… BAF Week – Cora Groppo =-.

  11. Aleksis says:

    Love this look! You have beautiful skin and omg the pic of the lasers made me LOL

    .-= Aleksis’s last blog post… The Best Blogs you’ve (maybe) never heard of! =-.

  12. Michelle says:

    Love the lasers! One of my friends had those same lasers in his Senior pic in high school LOL.
    Gorgeous look! Love those colours on you!! Did you end up getting Photo Realism, too?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Michelle,

      That’s AWESOME. I wish I could’ve had lasers — and perhaps an oversized “93” — in my senior picture, LOL!

      I didn’t end up getting Photo Realism. I liked the greens but felt they were not distinct enough on my skin. Plus, the colors reminds me of the Chanel Murano quad. It’s a nice quad, though, and I think it’ll look banging on other skin tones. Are you gonna get it?

  13. Lina says:

    Such a gorgeous look on you! Your pics are making me crack up. If you got Photorealism, will you please do a fotd with that quad? I passed on all the quads b/c they seemed either too dark or too green or too purple for me, but this picture is definitely making me reconsider.
    .-= Lina’s last blog post… Update on Thoughts for Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Shadows =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lina,

      I ended up passing that quad up. I liked the colors but felt they didn’t pop enough on my skin.

      Notoriety has some great neutrals, but chances you’ll probably similar colors already in your stash (I just realized the other day I have a Stila palette that looks very similar).

      Did you get anything else from the collection?

  14. Sarah says:


    I just love when you share your photo out takes. I love the eyeshadow, it really compliments you.
    I can’t believe Tabbs was trying to bite you! He must of wanted to be in the picture with you.

    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Kitteh LOL! =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Aww, thanks! Do you think you might pick up anything from this release?

      Tabs is going through a very naughty phase. He’s been biting my ankles, wrists, neck (!) and sometimes even my chin. Even though he’s fixed, he gets feisty like this sometimes. Eventually my sweet kitty will return, LOL!

  15. Marina says:

    I always like all your funny photos, lol
    Your mani is great!:) I always wish to make something like that but never did before, I should give it a try. Plus today I am going to get a yellow nail polish. Can’t wait!
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Noirs Obscurs (Dark Blacks)Collection by Chanel.Fall 2009 =-.

  16. Tavia says:

    As I said before, I love the Notoriety Quad cause it has all my favorite color. I use a lot brown and golden shades. It looks good on you too Karen. You are glowing 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Review – Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer =-.

  17. Notoriety Quad looks excellent on u 🙂
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… G DRAGON EYES ON U! =-.

  18. hahahaha! I love it! What a great post! Wacky days = best posts… hands down!!!
    .-= Khalia Bentson’s last blog post… Brighter By Nature- Skin Tone Correcting Serum =-.

  19. Tiffany says:

    Ha ha, I love it! With the lasers your pic looks like a super hot high school photo! Like way better than any real HS photo would turn out!

    I’ll have to check out the MAC face charts for this collection!

  20. shontay says:

    Hey Karen,

    I use the 150 large powder brush to apply notable. I know a lot of people think it’s too big, but it’s perfect for me. i guess I have a big face. LOL Plus, I’m a bit darker thank you (173 in mufe hd) so it doesn’t come out quite as bright. Maybe two dips into the blush and that’s all. You have to be careful with this baby!

  21. Kate & Zena says:

    Oh, the twitching freaks me out sometimes as it kinda looks like a grand mal seizure. I’m still getting used to it after having a dog that didn’t really do that (she was a very sickly dog). With Zena, it’s so strange as she’ll get the snarl look when she’s dreaming whilst her front paws twitch. I think she chases bunnies in her dreams as that’s the only time her lip really raises in a snarl.

    I think the cutest thing pets do is curl up into donuts with their muzzles tucked into their back leg. It’s so cute.

  22. LOL I love it when you have fun with your photos! And do you go out with your nails all multi-colored like that?

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 5 Top Tips on Dressing to Meet His Parents… =-.

  23. Marisol says:

    Happy weekend!

    That looks so nice on you. I hope you start a new nail trend. =)
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Shopping is my middle name =-.

  24. Vonvon says:

    Wow you look good in those colors. And I really like those nails…*envy*….It must be fun painting one color each on each nail. My friend likes to do this too. 🙂
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… FOTD: Another Nude But STONEd Look =-.

  25. Tami says:

    Great look Karen! I passed on the Notoriety quad and got the Photo Realism instead. Hopefully, you have it as well and can do a look for me to draw inspiration from *crosses fingers*

    You had me lmao at your pic with the laser background. It reminds me of grammar school when we had picture day:-D

    I’m also loving the jazz hands with the multi-colored fingernails. What are your impressions about the Truth or Dare collection? I passed on the colors when I got my 3 free polishes as part of Zoya’s Twitter promotion. After trying what I had and viewing their catalog I will definitely be purchasing more but there’s so many I don’t know where to start lol.

  26. Astrid says:

    I’m thinking of getting Notoriety quad and Notable blush, so thanks for the inspiration! It looks gorgeous (and funny 😉 ) on you. Couldn’t make up my mind yet, the collection is not yet out in Germany and I have a Nars appointment this Friday. Let’s see who gets my money :D.
    .-= Astrid’s last blog post… Thesis Writing: LaTeX vs Word? – Part 2 =-.

  27. Audrey says:

    You’re so silly!
    .-= Audrey’s last blog post… The correct translation is… =-.

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