MAC Makeup for Work: Club and Woodwinked Eyeshadows

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

Happy Friday, ladies!


I’m feeling retro today — wait, let me back up.

Get it?

Retro MAC, that is! I’m sporting two of my very first MAC eyeshadow purchases, Club and Woodwinked (both part of the permanent collection). I could write sonnets on both of these colors, as they’ve seen me through a lot over the past few years.

Club, a shimmery duochorome, flashes from green to brown, and Woodwinked is a warm, shimmery gold. Today I paired ’em for this easy, breezy, work-friendly daytime eye.

Club and Woodwinked

This is one of the looks I wear when I want to look kinda chic but not overdone.

To start, I applied MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl on the lid with a MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush.

Then, I applied Club on the lid, Woodwinked in the crease and Malt eyeshadow on the browbone with a Sonia Kashuk Large Eyeshadow Brush.

After that, I blended away the harsh lines with the MAC 217 Blending Brush.

To line the eyes, I used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on the upper lash line with a Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush.

I applied MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl on the lower water line and then added a soft line of Woodwinked on the lower lash line with the ever-handy Sonia Kashuk Angeled Eyeshadow brush.

To finish the eyes, I filled in my brows with MAC Eyeshadow in Concrete and the MAC 266 Small Angle Brush, curled my lashes and added two coats of Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara.

To hide my dark circles, I reached for MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW 25 and MAC Minerazlie Skinfinish Natural Powder in Medium.

Cheeks and Lips

Because the eyes took some time, I decided to keep the cheeks and lips simple, sweeping MAC Dainty Blush on my cheeks with a MAC 129 Blush brush.

All done! I dotted an old school favorite, MAC Lipglass in Nymphette, on my lips and it was time to leave the house.

Crazy Cat Lady: The Action Figure

Last night I went to Border’s to get The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, but while I was waiting in line I found the coolest thing, ever!


Seriously… welcome to my future. 🙂

How are you doing today? Are you glad it’s Friday?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Indian Girl says:

    Very work appropriate ! The colors look great on ya ! Somehow colors like Club make me look very dull 🙁

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme – Pout To Go : Review

  2. That’s a great look! I LOVE that cat lady thing, that could be me as I have three feline friends. But luckily I also have a hubbie and dog to keep me from going completely insane…I am so glad it’s Friday, only one more week of work for me then I’m off for two weeks, yay!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..OPI France Fall/Winter 2008 – The Cremes

  3. Glosslizard says:

    Pretty eyes! And LOLOLZ on the CCL action figure!

    On a totally different (makeup) subject, I just painted my nails with Laura Mercier’s Caviar Dreams and I am in luuuuurve! It is an easy-breezy formula that covers like an oil slick! The downside is that any mistakes are tremendously visible, but the upside is that even I… Ms. “Gotta have at least 3 coats for maximum payoff”… was satisfied with 2 coats of polish! Add on the ol’ Seche Vite and my nails are shining points of black-pearly awesomeness! Just in time for the dojo Christmas party tonight! Yay!

    Hope your Friday is most excellent! 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    Thanks! Aww… I heart Club so much and I wish it worked on everybody!

    Even though you can’t wear Club (*tears*) what are your go-to MAC eyeshadows?

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,


    You have a pet store up in your house! I’m jealous!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thanks! 🙂

    I’ve tried LM polishes before and they’re great! I saw Caviar Dreams at the counter and I have been waffling back and forth… I’ll probably end up getting it, too!

    You have a good Friday, too! Hope you’re setting into your new digs…

  7. Marisol says:

    What an elegant look. I also like that you have been straightening your hair. Lovely!

    My plans haven’t changed much this week – pack, pack, pack! The movers come on Monday and Tuesday will be my last day in the Valley.

    Have a great Friday!

    Marisol´s last blog post..Look who’s back!

  8. yadiq says:

    this is such a fresh look ! very chic karen!

  9. Tiera says:

    OMGosh, I am OBSESSED with the holographic-ish CLUB! I love to use it with Aquadisiac, Steamy or Plummage! And, yes, Woodwinked!

  10. Milan says:

    So funny you posted this look today. I’m wearing club too! I did a wash of color on my lid using club and then lined with black liner and added mascara. That’s about all I have time for before dashing out the door for work. I haven’t worn club in so long though! I’m happy I used it today…I LOVE this color.

  11. carrie says:

    This looks so great on you! you’re very beautiful! 🙂

  12. Yep a pet store and it looks like it! There is nothing in my house that isn’t covered with fur and we literally cannot wear black unless we put it on, lint roll like hell then IMMEDIATELY leave the house (then lint roll again in car or at work). It’s crazy, but I love those buggers.

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..OPI France Fall/Winter 2008 – The Cremes

  13. gina says:

    omg!! i must have that action figure, i am such a crazy cat lady… i have 9!!!!

    gina´s last blog post..Books

  14. Amy says:

    CCL is hilarious. And that is such a pretty face! Love those colors on your eyes. Might have to make a trip to mac counter tomorrow, no, wait, i have club! I’m such a dork.

    Amy´s last blog post..Grace in Small Things, Day 9

  15. BeautyTalk says:

    I love Club! You’ve found so many uses for it and I’m definitely inspired 🙂

    BeautyTalk´s last blog post..Eyeliner Power

  16. Karen B says:

    Looks great 🙂 Greens and golds are always good eh.

    Karen B´s last blog post..Feel the love!!!! wheeee!

  17. cloudburst says:

    Despite my massive MAC eyeshadow collection – I have yet to buy Club, well I take that back because I bought it right after your post reminded me I did not own it! 🙂

    Also, don’t wait to buy LM’s Caviar Dreams, go get it! It is the most amazing nail polish I have seen in a long time – it flashes gunmetal, purple & green!!! I bought 2 bottles.

  18. Glosslizard says:

    An update on the LM polish: I envisioned sparkling black pearl fingers and white pearl toes, so I also bought the Champagne Wishes white polish. The color is gorgeous, but it’s a much sheerer formulation, so while I was smitten with two coats of Caviar Dreams, it took five (!) coats of Champagne Wishes for me to get the desired level of opacity! It did come out looking beautiful, but it was a lot of work! So, for those who (like me) were hoping that CW is the icy counterpart to CD… it can be, but it is a lot more labor-intensive! 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Thanks! Keeping it straight is the only thing that’s prevented me from chopping it off!

    OMG… I can’t believe that it’s already time for you to come back home. I am so happy and excited for you. 🙂

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    Thanks, lady! 🙂

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    I just picked up Delft Paint Pot and can’t wait to try it with Club. WHEE!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Milan,

    It’s always nice to meet others who are obsessed with CLUB! Hmm, should we start a Club Club? Ha!

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Carrie,

    Thanks my dear. 🙂 Do you think you’ll try Club? It’s a MAC must have!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    Yah, I can imagine. We’ve just got one part-time cat (LOL) and it’s definitely very hairy up in this hizz.

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    GIRL! Now you must name all of your cats to secure your place in CCL fame!

    Did I ever tell you about the woman I met at Target in the kitty toy aisle who claimed to have 29 cats?

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Amy

    LOL! I do that sometimes, too. I’ll go to the MAC counter and be like, “OooOO, what’s that color!” and then realize ten minutes later that it’s already at home. 🙂

    What do you usually pair Club with?

  27. Karen says:

    Hi BeautyTalk,

    Yay! What are the colors you usually pair with Club?

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Yes, girl!

    How is the concert prep going?

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Cloudburst,

    Gulp… I will have to go by the LM counter soon! Caviar Dreams sounds truly drool-worthy!

    Oh, I know it’s a tough question, but what are your favorite MAC shadows?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Holy crap! Did you put Seche Vite on that bad boy? I hope all those layers stay on…

  31. Karen B says:

    The concerts are finished! Had my last one last night. I’m very happy with how they turned out. 🙂

    Karen B´s last blog post..Feel the love!!!! wheeee!

  32. Glosslizard says:

    Yeah, they were thin layers and I put Seche Vite on top of all. It’s actually stayed on very well so far (a lot better than most toenails have survived my red peep-toes in fact)! And now that I’ve been to the holiday party and our anniversary dinner, they can go ahead and chip! 🙂

  33. Wendy says:

    I just find out about your blog, how lovely!
    Compliments for your FOTD’s, you are so pretty!

    Club is one of my favourite MAC es. Looks really nice on you!
    Kind regards from the Netherlands!

  34. Mimi S says:

    Wow, I had forgotten about that book. ‘The Book Thief’ is an incredible book! I really loved it and it is so unique. So emotional!
    And I also have the crazy cat lady action figure… someone gave it to me for my birthday. What does that say about me? 🙂

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