Getting Back to My Roots (Hair and Makeup) With MAC Sable, Saddle, Shroom and Club Eye Shadows

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

Maybe it’s ’cause I just got my hair dyed, and I haven’t been this close to my natural hair color in years, but I got the sudden urge this morning to also get back to my makeup roots, so I busted out a few of my nearest and dearest MAC friends.

MAC Sable, Saddle, Shroom and Club

The shades I’m wearing on my eyes today are some of the first MAC colors I picked up way back when I started collecting, and all of them are in the permanent line.

You know those tried-and-true shades that never let you down? Well, that’s what MAC Sable, Saddle, Shroom and Club are for me (and sometimes All That Glitters). I think of these guys as MAC classic colors.

Here’s a breakdown of the eyes, and all of the products are from MAC…

  • Lids: All That Glitters Eye Shadow
  • Crease: Saddle and Sable Eye Shadows
  • Outer Corner: Carbon Eye Shadow
  • Inner Corner and Brow bone: Shroom Eye Shadow
  • Lash and water lines: Smolder Eye Khol
  • Lower lash lines: Club Eye Shadow
  • Lashes: Extended Play Gigablack Mascara
  • Brows: Brun Eye Shadow

That’s my new favorite cheek combo, too — MAC Cantaloupe Blush topped with MAC Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder/Loose worn as a highlighter.

Because I thought the eyes were already pretty busy, I wanted to keep my lips simpler, so I just did a swipe of Fulfilled Plushglass.

Anybody else wearing classic MAC today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Melissa says:

    Your hair color and makeup looks gorgeous on you! What lights do you use for your photos?


  2. Niki T. says:

    I really love this look! That Club eyeshadow is gorgeous on your lower lash line!

  3. Karen says:

    Why yes, it is a classic MAC day for me! Just a wash of Naked Lunch (my first MAC eye shadow) with Teddy eyeliner. Thanks for busting out some classic MAC hits today, Karen!

  4. indian princess says:

    Classic mac is the best! I too am an nc 42. I live in all that glitters on my lid, ricepaper on inner corners and highlight, saddle in crease. Swiss chocolate on outer 1/3 of lid, Costa riche liner blended out w/swiss chocolate under eyes.
    Love give me sun as bronzer/blush and have you tried kevin aucoin tropical days to highlight???? Awesome!!!!

  5. Kira says:

    Karen, this look on you is so stunning, you could stop traffic!

  6. Leslie says:

    Love those colors! One of the first looks a MAC MUA did on me when I first got into MAC was Naked Lunch on browbone, Sumptuous Olive packed on lid, Soft Brown in crease, and Club on the outer corner with nice dark black cat eye (I’m Asian with brown eyes). It was gorgeous and is one of my fav looks still! Another MUA did Brule on browbone, Star Violet packed on lid, Saddle in crease, and Sketch on outer corner with brown cat eye, also gorgeous. I’ve always kept those combos in my main MAC palette because of nostalgia and just because they’re super pretty! :) I’ve loved picking up colors you’ve recommended though, haven’t had a chance to use All That Glitters yet, and still wanting to get Greensmoke!

  7. Martha Nelson says:

    very lovely indeed

  8. Fancie says:

    Beautiful look Karen! Those are the perfect neutral shadows
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  9. Agata says:

    Wow. You look glowing Karen. I love the hair color. I only have Sable out of those colors but I could probably recreate it with UD eyeshadows.

  10. Rachel says:

    So pretty! I love freshly dyed hair! Your eye makeup looks stunning, I’ve been meaning to try shroom. And it all looks so nice with that white sweater!

  11. Solangel says:

    This look is simply gorgeous! I’m definitely lusting after Cantaloupe and the Face and Body foundation!

  12. Natalie says:

    Karen, you look AMAZING!! I love that eye look, and you reminded me that I need more plushglasses (not that I needed reminding…) Happy Monday!
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  13. Cindy says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! just fantastic! Oh & I love your hair color better now!

  14. Stunning! Sable was one of my first eye shadows too. Love it!
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  15. Gowthami says:

    Makeup is so gorgeous! xx
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  16. Rebecca says:

    Video tutorial pleeease, this look is PERFECT

  17. Miki says:

    You look GORGEOUS, STUNNING, AMAZING in those colors!! Those are definitely your colors!

  18. Bella says:

    I absolutely adore your hair colour. Our natural colours were given to us for a reason ;). I also think that rick chocolatey eye looks suit you best, and one of these days you’re going to make me buy Cantaloupe blush LOL.

  19. Domestic Goblin says:

    I really like your new hair colour, it makes you look younger – always a good thing for women!

    Your eyeshadow combo is beautiful too.

  20. Ann says:

    You always look gorgeous, but something about your “new” darker hair is really making your make-up POP.

  21. Danielle says:

    Love the hair & makeup! Cantaloupe is one of my favorite MAC blushes and not enough people blog about it!
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  22. Kelsey says:

    Karen – help! I am new to the world of liquid liners and I can’t seem to find one that doesn’t crease on my lids! I use primer and MAC painterly paint pot, but it still creases. I’ve tried Stila’s stay all day waterproof liner and MAC’s classic liquid liner. Any advice? Thanks!

  23. Jo Rose says:

    Ang ganda! :)

  24. Leticia says:

    I’m wearing classic MAC today – Shale and Shroom on my lids, Blactrack Fluidline and Spiked Eyebrow Pencil :)
    This look you did today is super gorgeous – you look like the model of a MAC neutrals January collection :), lovely!!

  25. Erin says:

    Man, you are really knocking it out of the park with these natural looks! I love them! The hair looks really good. Man, next time I’m down in the SF area I’m heading to your colorist!
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  26. Erin says:

    Man, you are really knocking it out of the park with these natural looks! I love them! The hair looks really good. Man, next time I’m down in the SF area I’m heading to your colorist!
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  27. Chic Lapin says:

    You look stunning Karen! Love the hair, the eyeshadows, and your crazy good blending skills. 😀

  28. Chic Lapin says:

    (Not related but I don’t know why commentluv is not working for me anymore… Booh :( )

  29. Sylirael says:

    Someday, my eyeshadow skills will get to this level. Someday :-)

    Looking fabulous, Karen!
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  30. Katie says:

    Just as much as I think orange lipstick was made for you, Karen, I think the same goes for your current hair cut/length and color: low-key, but sexy-sophisticated. And it’s making your face so glow-y. A certain husky kitty has been envious, I bet…!

  31. Sondra says:

    That MAC look is one of the prettiest looks on you so far. It is soft and pretty. You look great in your stronger palettes too.Don’t get me wrong now. Lol.

  32. Sondra says:

    That MAC look is one of the prettiest looks on you so far. It is soft and pretty. You look great in your stronger palettes too.Don’t get me wrong now. Lol.

  33. Beth says:

    Dang. You look gorgeous!

  34. Chelsea says:

    Love the look!

    I don’t own much MAC (but am working on changing that), but I’m wearing the Bare Study Paint Pot on my eyes today, layered with Naked Lunch. I have a grey from another brand in the crease.

    I also got some samples of MAC Face and Body, and am going to be testing them this week. I need to mix the white and the N1, I think it’s going to end up being a 50/50 mix.

  35. hanna says:

    I love everything about this look.
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  36. This look knocks my socks off and makes me want to buy every eyeshadow listed STAT. You look stunning!

  37. Trude says:

    So pretty! Love the new cut & color too!
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  38. Sneha says:

    Gorgeous makeup.. I love the combination of the eyeshadows and the blush! I have similar skin tone as yours and would love to try this blush..

  39. Vanessa L. says:

    I love love your makeup it looks flawless excellent blending !!!!

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