A Glittery Gold MAC Stroke of Midnight Party-Appropriate Face of the Day

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MAC Stroke of Midnight Face of the Day

It’s a glitter jamboree! — thanks to the new MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 Compact in Smoky

Glitter like this deserves more than a night on the couch in the living room eating Mini Snickers waiting for trick-or-treaters and watching old episodes of Long Island Medium on Tivo, but eh — what ya gonna do?

I’ll just pretend I’m at a party. :) Why yes, thank you for asking. I would like to dance. And certainly, I will have one — or three — of those mini Snickers.

I’m wearing a few things here from the new MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal holiday collections, as well as a couple products from NARS and Urban Decay.

MAC Stroke of Midnight Face of the Day

Also on my eyes: Mulch from the MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Warm palette (my crease and lower lash lines); MAC Fluidline in Blitz and Glitz (upper lash lines) and MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash in Black (my lashes) from the Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Gold; Urban Decay Perversion Liner on my waterlines; Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Glitter Liner on the inner part of the lids

MAC Stroke of Midnight Face of the Day

That’s the NARS One Night Stand palette on my cheeks, and MAC Cremsheen Glass in Star Quality from the Nocturnals Mini Gloss Kit in Coral on my lips

The MAC Stroke of Midnight and Nocturnal holiday products I’m wearing…

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 Compact Smoky

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 Compact in Smoky ($39.50 US and $47.50 CAN)

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Gold

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Gold ($39.50 US and $47.50 CAN)

MAC Nocturnals Mini Gloss Kit in Coral

MAC Nocturnals Mini Gloss Kit in Coral ($32.50 US and $38.50 CAN)

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 Compact Smoky swatches from the left: Chillproof (a frosty white with a Frost finish ), Retrospeck (a beached blond with a Lustre finish), Gaelic Gold (a metallic gold with a Veluxe Pearl finish), Well Put Togehter (a black with golden frost and a Velvet finish) and Carbon (an intense black with a Matte finish)

Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 Compact Smoky swatches from the left: Chillproof (a frosty white with a Frost finish ), Retrospeck (a bleached blond with a Lustre finish), Gaelic Gold (a metallic gold with a Veluxe Pearl finish), Well Put Together (a black with golden frost and a Velvet finish) and Carbon (an intense black with a Matte finish)

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag Gold Swatches from the left: Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure (an antique gold), Fluidline in Blitz & Gltz (an intense black with golden pearl) and In Extreme Dimension urLash in Black

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag Gold Swatches from the left: Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure (an antique gold), Fluidline in Blitz & Gltz (an intense black with golden pearl) and In Extreme Dimension Lash in Black

MAC Nocturnals Mini Gloss Kit in Coral Swatches from the left: Dazzleglass in Moth to Flame (a sheer neutral beige with a violet pearl), Cremesheen Glass in On the Scene (a pink with pink and white pearl), Cremsheen glass in Star Quality (a bright orange coral) and Cremesheen Glass in Night Is Young (a bright red cream)

Nocturnals Mini Gloss Kit in Coral Swatches from the left: Dazzleglass in Moth to Flame (a sheer neutral beige with a violet pearl), Cremesheen Glass in On the Scene (a pink with pink and white pearl), Cremsheen glass in Star Quality (a bright orange coral) and Cremesheen Glass in Night Is Young (a bright red cream)

Well, that was my Halloween homebody look this year… At least it was good party practice. :)

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

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. I hope you had a blast tonight. Did you end up going out?

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  1. Linda says:

    omg you’re so beautiful, and those glitters!!!

  2. Reese says:

    Gawd, I wish you did tutorials. Your looks are always so beautifully done…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Reese,

      I get this request sometimes. I’m thinking of doing them in the future. :) Just trying to work some details out…

      If you have any questions about this look and how to get it, I can answer them right now! Ask away, hopefully I can help.

  3. Agata says:

    This look is gorgeous on you Karen! It would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party or maybe even for a Christmas party. I also love this coral lip gloss set!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      Thank you, girlie. :) Happy Friday… did you guys get any trick or treaters last night? I know it was raining out in your neck of the woods.

      • Agata says:

        I really want that glittery paint pot. It’s not available as part of their permanent collection, is it?

        We didn’t get a SINGLE trick or treater and it was raining all day. I made my hubby take all the candy to work because those mini chocolate bars are way too tempting :) Did you have a lot of trick or treaters?

        • Karen says:

          It’s LE. I gotta say…the Fluidline that comes with that bag, Blitz & Glitz, is one of my faves. It’s black with tiny gold glitter and very glam! The brush is just okay in a pinch and the mascara’s pretty good. If you buy the bag just for the Paint Pot you do get a lot of useable goodies.

          We live up on a hill, and apparently, trick or treaters don’t want to walk up hills. So, the ones that come by are the kids who live in our circle. They all bum rush the door at the same time, so I hook them up with huge handfuls of candy. :) We do have a little bit of candy left over, which I had El Hub hide, haha! Otherwise it would all be gone. Damn those Mini Snickers!

          Are you working today?

          • Agata says:

            Stop tempting me with this set! Can you think of anything similiar to that paint pot? I only use waterproof mascara so I wouldn’t get use of that one…

            I am working but I am almost done, another 30 minutes. Also, I had a job interview for a different position at my company, with weekends off (woot! woot) and almost double the pay… I am hoping to get some good news today regarding that…I am so anxious I can barely sit in one place!

          • Karen says:

            No which is why I love it, LOL! It was one of the very first ones I fell in love with (besides Blacktrack) when I started collecting/hoarding them. I mean, if you have a black shade already that you adore then you probably don’t need it. You could press some glitter on top of the black gel liner and call it a day.

            Ohmygosh, that’s really exciting! What a great opportunity for you. I hope that you get it. I used to have jobs where I had to work on weekends too and I know how that goes. Nobody ever wants to do anything fun on a Tuesday when you have it off and everybody else seems to have a corporate M-F job. GOOD LUCK! Are there going to be multiple rounds?

          • Agata says:

            I was actually talking about the gold paint pot, not the black fluidline, although it’s pretty too.

            No news about my new job today, I hate waiting! But I am still positive! Hopefully I will learn something on Monday…

  4. Sunny says:

    Ahhh what a pretty look! I’m not big on glitter, but it could look so good on!
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  5. Natalie says:

    You look beautiful!! I think it’s very Halloween appropriate. the golden eye bag is stunning! I might have to go get it. I’m a sucker for antique golds.
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  6. Alison M says:

    I’m loving gold and glitter lately! I was planning to do a matte black winged liner with a thin gold line above it for a holiday party look this year. But maybe I’ll go all out and have gold all over the lid!
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  7. hanna says:

    All that glitter is so pretty.
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  8. FreshEyre says:

    How BEAUTIFUL you look ! That has to be the prettiest gold/glam/glitter eye I’ve ever seen – I’d write more, but I have some shopping to do… !

    Any fallout with the product ? Even if there is I don’t care – this is my New Year’s Eve look, definitely, so it won’t matter if I have glitter all over…

    Happy Friday !

    • Karen says:

      Hi FreshEyre,

      Thank you! :)

      With the MAC Eyeshadow Palette, no. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the eyeshadow kits from this holiday collection. I dunno, sometimes I feel like the holiday stuff isn’t always the same quality as the permanent line, but from the two I’ve tried so far have been great! No fall out and the shades blend beautifully.

      The glitter is a liner by Urban Decay called Midnight Cowboy. It stays on like a champ! They have a bunch of colors but that one’s my fave because it’s wearable as far as glitters go.

      Have fun shopping! What are you going to get? I need some new jeans.

      Happy Friday!

      • FreshEyre says:

        I’m going to get the MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Shadow X 5 Compact in Smoky and the Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Gold, of course ! They’ll go with my planned holiday look featuring the opalescent/holographic bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Hypnotist, Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken, and SHISEIDO Luminizing Satin Face Color in Medusa.

        …and I may not wait until New Year’s Eve to try this out. There’s always a reason to sparkle, after all.

        Good luck with shopping for jeans – let us know what you buy ! I’m partial to Old Navy’s Rockstar – SO skinny and SO cheap !

  9. gio says:

    I’m not a big fan of glitter usually, but this look is so pretty!

  10. Chelsea says:

    I have a really pretty glittery gold shadow from a Lancome palette, this makes me want to use it!

  11. Sylvia says:

    So pretty. Glitter always screams holidays!
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  12. Denise S. says:

    You look gorgeous!! Love this look for the holiday!

  13. Elise T says:

    No, I’ve never taken belly dancing lessons before… Maybe one day I will ^_^

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