A MAC Smokeluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Palette Face of the Day

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

Every weekday at 5 p.m. on the dot, the children in my neighborhood leave their homes and start yelling like banshees in the street.

I’ve tried to figure out why they do it, and what they’re yelling about, but as far as I can tell, there’s no rhyme or reason.


This really has nothing to do with my makeup today (I’m wearing the new MAC Smokeluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion). It’s just that I can hear the kids outside as I type this, and I want to open my office window and yell back at them, “JUST WAIT UNTIL YOUR 30s!! THEN YOU’LL ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT!!! GAHHHHH!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, but the 5 p.m. outburst is nothing compared to the ice cream truck ruckus. That’s when all hell breaks loose, and I’m usually one of the kids screaming. “ICE CREAM! YAY, IT’S THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!”

Haha! Okay, I’m putting away the all-caps and exclamation marks (for a minute).

MAC Smokeluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion

Cheeks: Guerlain Terra Nerolia Bronzer (just below cheekbones), Too Faced Sweet Pink Blush (apples); Lips: MAC Gingerroot Cremestick Liner (discontinued) and Too Faced Sweet Shines Lip Gloss in Mocha Freeze

So, the Smokeluxe palette. Right now, I have mixed feelings about it. I like how easy to blend the colors are and the shimmery finish (shimmery, but not frosty), but I wish they translated better in pics.


The camera seems to really dull down the shine quite a bit; I think the shadows look much more shimmery in real life.

MAC Smokeluxe


Hmm… And the more I look at these MAC Veluxe Pearlfusions, the more they remind me of Milani’s Runway Eyes.

MAC Smokeluxe

Wearing the new MAC Smokeluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Palette ($40) on my lids, MAC Veluxe Brow Liner in Deep Dark Brunette on my brows, L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black on my waterlines and Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara on my lashes

Hope you had a good hump day and a great night. Did you do anything fun? Any quick trips to Sephora or anything like that?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Gowthami says:

    Lovely eotd ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. Amber says:

    Beautiful look Karen! I’m excited to see the new MAC palettes in person. ๐Ÿ™‚
    This week is the last week of school for the kids, so it’s chaos in our house!
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  3. Agata says:

    Ha ha, you’re so funny. I am the same way with the kids on my court, they scream everyday! I always say to myself- why can’t they play without screaming?? And then my husband calls me an old lady, lol.

    The eye look you created is really pretty but I am not crazy about any of those new Mac palettes.

    • Karen says:

      LOL! It’s true. Did you scream that much when you were a kid? I don’t think I did. Maybe I did. I really can’t remember, it was a loooooong time ago.

      • Agata says:

        I didn’t!!! It’s crazy! I hope my kids don’t scream like that when I do have them ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Karen says:

          Maybe I did but I forgot? LOL These kids scream like it’s their JOB. Maybe it’s something in the food…

          • Agata says:

            Lol, it’s too funny, I will have to tell my hubby that you were writing about this cause he always laughs at me saying I will be soon telling the kids to get off our lawn! And those little girls are the loudest!

  4. Kim says:

    And now we’re both stuck on Milani! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If your neighborhood kids are anything like mine, they need to finish their homework right after school, before they can go out to play. They are so darned excited to run around with all their little friends that it’s a complete scream/laugh fest when they finally get out. Incidentally, I’ve found that girls are a LOT more screamy than boys. Our boys are usually too busy play-fighting with sticks or nerf guns or whatever they can find to be squealing or screaming. Thankfully! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Maybe that’s why there’s so much screaming! There’s definitely a higher ratio of little girls in our neighborhood. Why are they yelling? Elementary school isn’t that rough. LOL

      I fear it’s only a matter of time before I turn into the neighborhood grinch who yells “GET OFF MY LAWN!”

      • Kim says:

        HAHA! I know it’s not very PC, but I find that boys yell/talk loudly (using actual words) and girls screech/scream (no words – just shrill noise). If I had a dollar for every time I’ve said “honey, what are you screaming about? You’re making my head explode!”, I’d be rich. It’s mostly screams of excitement over something, especially being chased for tag, etc. Whenever the boys say they wish they had a little sister, I remind them of the screechiest girls in our neighborhood and they reconsider. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Danielle says:

    That little anecdote about the neighborhood kids is hilarious.

    This palette is okay. I’ve been enjoying reading the reviews, but I don’t know if they are worth picking up for me.
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  6. Marla Robinson says:

    I love your beautiful makeup. So lovely.

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