A Memo From Management, and a Bronzey, Smokey Cat Eye of the Day With the MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal Holiday Collections

Published in: Face, Kits and Sets, MAC Makeup, Palettes

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm

Wearing products from the MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal holiday collections on my eyes and lips

To all current and future employees of Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC:

It has recently come to the attention of management that several employees celebrated National Cat Day yesterday, October 29.

While the formal acknowledgement of the fabulousness of felines is always encouraged, we would like to take this time to remind you that, here at Tabs the Cat Industries, every day is Cat Day.

Purr the management, please advise your teams that kitty-themed clothing and makeup are mandatory components of the company dress code.

Please direct all inquiries regarding this memo, or eye makeup looks, like this bronze and brown smokey cat eye using products from the new MAC Stroke of Midnight and Noctural holiday collections, to Karen in the executive offices, care of Tabs the Cat. Karen would be happy to purr-vide you with further details.

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm

Company CEO and Kitty Supermodel Tabs the Cat

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm

That’s the MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Shadow X 5 Compact in Warm on my lids…

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm

On my upper lash lines I’m wearing MAC Fluidline in Past Twilight from the Stroke of Midngiht Eye Look Bag in Nude; on my water lines, MAC Teddy Eye Kohl from the permanent collection

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Over Indulgence from the MAC Nocturnals Mini Lip Gloss Kit in Nude on my lips; NARS Laguna Bronzer, Orgasm Blush and Albatross Highlighter on my cheeks; and Ardell 135 Glamour Fashion Lashes

The MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal holiday collection products I’m wearing in this look

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes

The Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 compacts

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm ($39.50 US and $47.50 CAN); shadows from the left: Femme Fi (a frosty golden cream with a Veluxe Pearl finish), Amber Lights (a peachy brown with shimmer and a Frost finish); Mulch (a reddish brown with bronzy pearl and a Velvet finish), Socialite (a warm copper with a Satin finish) and Midnight Hour (a warm blackened plum with a Velvet finish)

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude ($39.50 US and $47.50 CAN); Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming on the left and Fluidline in Past Twilight; In Extreme Dimension Lash in Black on the bottom and 209 Eye Liner/239 Eye Shader on the top

MAC Nocturnals Lip Gloss Nude

MAC Nocturnals Mini Lip Gloss Kit in Nude ($42.50 US and $38.50 CAN); from the left: Dazzleglass in Phiff, Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait, Cremesheen Glass in Over Indulgence and Cremesheen Glass in Richly Revered

MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit in Mineralize

MAC Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit in Mineralize ($49.50 US, $59.50 CAN)

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm swatches from the left: Femme Fi, Amber Lights, Mulch, Socialite and Midnight Hour

Stroke of Midnight Eyes Warm swatches from the left: Femme Fi, Amber Lights, Mulch, Socialite and Midnight Hour

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude Swatches

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude swatches from the left: Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming, Fluidline in Past Twilight and In Extreme Dimension Lash in Black

MAC Nocturnals Lip Gloss Nude swatches

Nocturnals Lip Gloss Nude swatches from the left: Dazzleglass in Phiff, Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait, Cremesheen Glass in Over Indulgence and Cremesheen Glass in Richly Revered

MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection

14 of the 23 pieces from the MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal holiday collections

The MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal holiday collections are available now online and coming to MAC counters and stores November 7.

More than a fee-ling! (More than a fee-ling!)

Uh…did anyone else watch The Voice last night?

I have not been able to get this song out of my head all day long.

It’s more than a fee-ling!

I feel so butt-rocky right now…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. ki. says:

    Hey Karen! That eye palette looks great! What did you think of the quality of the individual eye shadows? Is it worth buying?

  2. Sylvia says:

    The colours of that eye palette are stunning. I’m really loving Midnight Hour, I wish it was permanent!!
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  3. Ellen says:

    You are stunning! You also inspired me to get the Zella bag (way back in Dec 2012) – and it’s been my go-to gym bag since then!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ellen,

      Thank you!

      I’m so glad to hear you love the Zella bag. Aren’t those zippered pockets in the front the best?

      Also, have you tried the Zella Live-In Capri Leggings?

      • Ellen says:

        The zippered pockets are the best – one for chapsticks, one for my water bottle, one for miscellaneous…

        I haven’t tried the leggings, but I’m dying to! I was pregnant throughout last winter, so I didn’t want to get things that I’d just stretch out :)

  4. Bella says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous look. I love the eye and lip look, but also, it’s just not fair how lovely Orgasm blush looks on you!! On me it is pure orange-gold shimmer (Bleh!!) , but then I am a lot yellower than you I guess. Jealous!! I’m going to see if I can make it look like this by using it with Albatross and Laguna, but I’m not holding my breath LOL.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bella,

      You can do it. :) What brush are you using? You might want to try a different brush (fan or a skunk) to see how that changes the final look.

      Also, try tapping your brush off first, and then really buffing a small amount of Orgasm onto the cheeks. I sometimes hang out there for about a minute. Buffing seems to mellow out the shimmer.

      Or you might want to try mixing in a bit of your favorite matte peach or pink. Try a 50/50 mix with Orgasm and see where that takes you.

      HTH! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. Chris25 says:

    Richly Revered is so pretty!
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  6. Charisma says:

    At first I was a bit skeptical to buy the eyeshadow palette in warm but after I’ve seen your looks, I just decided to have it as part of my birthday wish list. Thank u Karen!
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    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome, Charisma.

      I have a couple of these shadows in individual pans (Mulch and Amber Lights) and reach for them all the time. This kit is very wearable!

  7. Icaria says:

    I love the little brush kit and the palette but find the markup for CAD price quite surprising but still might have a closer look at the paint pot, not only this shade but the others too. :)
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  8. Jess says:

    Hey Karen! What are your thoughts on these brushes? How do they compare quality-wise to the regular MAC brushes? Is it worth saving some money or is it better in the end to buy the regular brushes?

    • Mary says:

      I have the Mineralize brush set and I’m really disappointed in it. These are my first MAC brushes too. The eyeshadow brush leaves my palettes a mess – there’s a lot more loose shadow in the pan than with my other brushes and I don’t feel like it deposits color as well either. The blending brush does its job, but feels scratchy against my eyelids, like something is poking me. The face brush is the worst. It’s scratchy and the black bristles are constantly shedding on my face! Some are bent at weird angles too. I feel like I am using the worst ELF brushes, not MAC brushes.

  9. The eye palette looks rrrrreally good! And you look simply stunning, Karen.
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  10. Ruchita says:

    Love that pic of you and Tabs! Your eye makeup looks gorgeous.

    National Cat Day is pretty much every day around our house too. I celebrated by buying some catnip and lint brush refills. :-)

  11. Natalie says:

    This eye look is fierce! I like Tab’s work dress code. How are the textures of the shadows? Any fallout?
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  12. Trisha says:

    Super cute cat eye, Karen! Also, to Tabs: yes, every day is Cat Day. Now give me a snuggle.
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  13. ki. says:

    Hi, Sorry I should have been more clear! I meant in the palette – are they of the same quality as regular MAC shadows?

  14. I am drooooooooooling here!! Might be a good thing I can’t get MAC where I live or I’d be bankrupt…

  15. Chelsea says:

    Love this look!

    Everyday is Cat-Day and Bun-Day here!

  16. gio says:

    Love this look. It’s beautiful!
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  17. Eva says:

    Hi Karen, do you think the paint pot in the nude eye kit is the same in color as the pro longwear in laying low.

  18. Love warm toned palettes and you’ve created a beautiful look there!
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  19. hanna says:

    You look amazing girl!
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  20. Anna says:

    Stunning!!!!

  21. Your eye looks pretty! Very nice colors indeed.
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  22. Nicole says:

    karen, you are my shadow hero! I am pretty late in the shadow obsession game but you are inspiring me to blend and gradient away daily! Now, about this fallout business…why does it happen and how do I prevent it? HELP!

  23. Kim says:

    Ok, I’m really going to need to get this eye palette. You look sooo pretty in it.

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