MAC Style Black FOTD: Greasepaint Stick in Black with Young Punk Eyeshadow

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

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Rise and shine, ladies. πŸ™‚ TGIF!


This shimmery purple eye comes courtesy of two products from the new MAC Style Black collection, the Greasepaint Stick in Black and Mineralize Eyeshadow in Young Punk. That’s Young Punk layered on top of the stick on my lids.

Also in the mix: the Eye Kohl in Smolder along the waterlines (upper and lower), Young Punk along the lower lash line and two coats of the new Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara on my lashes.

I was shooting for something wearable enough for a business meeting…


Oh — remember the Origins GinZing Eye Cream-concealer trick for dark circles we talked about the other day? I used it for this look, mixing GinZing with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and applying under my eyes.

Not bad, right? I think it almost looks like I slept well, LOL!



*Yay* for products that look scary in their pans yet still work for wearable looks!

In other news, aren’t you excited it’s Friday? I hope your day is fierce! πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Eru says:

    Karen, you look amazing and I love the eye look!!!Edgy but wearable.
    I can’t wait to see by myself the MAC Style Black collection πŸ˜€
    .-= Eru’s last blog post… Lancome Oscillation Foundation: Is the beauty world moving too fast? =-.

    • Nadine says:

      Hi karen !
      The young punk looks awesome I have been looking all over for one, do you know of anyone selling theirs?

      Thanks a bunch :))

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    I know you would so rock this collection, especially the purples!

  3. Stef says:

    Oh Karen, so pretty! The way that glimmer catches light is just amazing. Purples don’t always work on me, but I think I may have to try this one…
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Everyday Minerals review =-.

  4. Patti says:

    That is a cool eye look Karen, I like how your eyes are very defined. Is that the effect of lining your waterline??

  5. Oooh, I am so glad I caved and got Young Punk. I didn’t think it would be very wearable but it was just too beautiful to pass up!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… MAC Obsessed =-.

  6. makeupmagik says:

    this is a beautiful and wearable daytime smokey look πŸ™‚

  7. sooji says:

    this looks great karen! you’ve just increased my lemming for this collection! thanks! <3 haha what do you have on your lips!?

  8. Marina says:

    Love the look! But where is the black lipstick?! πŸ˜›
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… MAC Pro & Aveda at Rodarte. NYWF Spring 2010. Copy the Look and Hairstyle =-.

  9. Elle says:

    Ooh, I love it, Karen. πŸ™‚ So pretty and completely wearable. Gotta check these out today!

  10. Sara says:

    Love this! Gorgeous!
    .-= Sara’s last blog post… Make it Work: Black Knight (Mac Style Black) =-.

  11. Carro says:

    Oh, you look fantastic!
    If(BIG IF) I can look that good too I’m getting it for sure =D

  12. Audrey says:

    Gorgeous! So I finally picked up stuff from the collection last night – spent $100. AGH. But I haven’t bought anything from MAC in awhile sooooo… I felt justified. The funny thing is that I got the Feline eye kohl (that everyone always raves about and buys back ups of) because it was with the Style Black collection. But on the website, they actually list Smolder as part of the collection. I don’t think Feline is supposed to come out until next week. Anyway, maybe that wasn’t so funny. πŸ˜‰

    Young Punk looks awesome, I got Cinderfella myself πŸ™‚
    .-= Audrey’s last blog post… PLEASE tell me you are watching Glee!!! =-.

  13. Tavia says:

    This makeup looks great on you Karen πŸ™‚ your eyes are really emphasized, I like it:)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Academie Professional Facial Treatments =-.

  14. Amanda says:

    you look great! very fall! What’s on your lips? it goes so well with the eye look. (and yeah, the under eye looks great. I think I’m definitely getting ginzing.)

  15. Vonvon says:

    After seeing this, I might want to give this collection a try when it gets here.
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Yokoso! Shiyuki =-.

  16. nicole says:

    looks gorgeous!!

    my hubby is picking up the volcanic ash exfoliator and mask when he leaves school later.
    i want cinderfella and young punk but don’t know that he’ll go for it πŸ™

  17. Tiffany says:

    Girl, you look HAWT! Is that syrup on your lips? I saw you recommended that for the model’s look and it’s sitting in my MAC cart right now… I think I’ll get it and the greasepaint stick! and maybe one of the dazzleglass creams… ahh decisions…

    Happy Friday!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      Yup, it is! It’s a really fantastic pink, and one of my MAC faves.

      How’s your Friday going? I’m so ready for the weekend. It’s been a long week!

  18. What an edgy look. I love the intensity!!
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… Green&Blue EOTD & How I get Soft Wavy Curls =-.

  19. Stephie says:

    I stopped by MAC yesterday and was stunned by the e/s. SOO pretty. They did a really great job packing such finely milled glitter into the black shadows.

    I picked up the volcanic ash exfoliator because I’ve heard such great things about it and I am an exfoliation junkie. The MA mentioned the thermal mask too but I wanted to see how I like this one first. I am quite excited to shower πŸ˜›
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… OOTD =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stephie,

      It’s awesome! I’m so glad they put it in a tube… last year when it was in a jar it was a huge PITA.

      Do you think you might get any of the eyeshadows?

  20. Tiffany says:

    Yah, this week was so long for me too! My friday is good – I have friday’s off so I just went to the gym for the first time in months! gotta get back to it! how’s your day?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      Slow going so far. I woke up late and that always throws me off a little. I’m trying to get into the swing of things though — coffee helps!

      What did you do at the gym? I’m in desperate need of cardio!

  21. Tiffany says:

    I’m the same way – sometimes on weekends I will randomly sleep until like 10am and then I feel off the whole day and the day is gone in a flash! I did walking/jogging intervals on the treadmill. I am hoping to work up to just being able to jog for a while!

    Ok I am still working on my MAC cart – I think I’m gonna get the eyeshadow too. Did you have any problems with fallout?

    Basically, I am getting everything you used for this look – MAC should thank you, lol!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      Not if you do your eyes before everything else. If there’s glitter fallout (mine wasn’t too bad; just use a small brush like the 239 to really pack it on), clean it up first before doing concealer/foundation/etc.!

      Jogging is such good cardio cause it burns of the calories really quickly! πŸ™‚ One thing you could do is set your sights for a short walk/run race. It might be fun to have something to work toward, ya know?

  22. Tiffany says:

    Ok, I’m gonna get everything and copy this look πŸ™‚ so, smudge the liner then pat on the shadow? what did you use to smudge?

    that is such a good idea about going a short race! I have never tried anything like that before.

  23. Fabian says:

    OMG Karen! I love this look! This is the everyday look with my favvvvyyy color, dark purple, that I’d always wanted to find! Thank you so much πŸ˜€

  24. Diana Kim says:

    I really like this look. I love the dark accentuates the eyes and the hint of purple is super pretty. <3

  25. Faye says:

    Hey Karen,

    This looks so pretty on you!

    Question: how was application quality for the shadows? I hesitated to get these because I’ve had issues with the Mineralize shadows in the past — they always seemed gritty and hard to blend, with fallout. How are these?

  26. NINA says:

    I like!!!! That purple shadow is OARSUM!!!! I must revise my shopping list LOL …

    Karen — you rocked that look, girl!

  27. Kristen says:

    I just returned from purchasing the Greasepaint Stick. I saw the pictures on MAC’s website, and I knew I had to have it. When I swiped it on the back of my hand, I almost fainted with happiness.

    On eyes, it’s even better. So rock and roll, so sultry, so bad-ass!
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Get the Look: Mad MenÒ€ℒs Joan Holloway =-.

  28. Jaime says:

    That is lovely, Karen! Will you do a tutorial for this look? I just bought Young Punk, and hope to replicate this! πŸ™‚

  29. amy says:

    I love how your eyes are very defined with the dark eye makeup but at the same time it is still very wearable for the daytime. I can’t wait until I played with my own haul of Style Black items.m
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC Style Black Young Punk Eyeshadow and Black Grease Paint Stick Swatch =-.

  30. Kate & Zena says:

    Oh, that is stunning. That sort of color though would look really, really harsh against my pale skin, I think. It looks stunning on you.

    I’m spending my Friday thinking of what I’m going to write my essays about. First though, I need to get dressed (it’s nearly 3 PM here) and get my fringe trimmed. It’s too long! It’s getting in my eyes.

    But, currently I’m diverting myself by looking at pet costumes for Zena. Would you believe that in the 2.5 years we’ve had her we’ve never dressed her up for Halloween? We never did it with my other dog as she hated sweaters and wouldn’t cooperate but seeing as Zena loves having a sweater on her when the weather chills I figured I’d look at pet costumes.

    I’m currently enamored by this one:
    Little Stinker Halloween Costume

    I keep laughing whenever I picture in my mind Zena wearing this costume.

  31. nicole says:

    hey karen,

    hubby is on the way home and got me 2 exfoliators, 2 masks, and also picked up young punk and cinderfella!! (i mentioned two him i liked the eyeshadows but i realized they were kinda pricey).
    so please do some more looks with young punk (i don’t remember if you got cinderfella or not). i’m very fair skinned but really want to make the colors work!


  32. nicole says:

    i should have added that he also picked up a new video game for himself at the mall too. lol

  33. Steph B says:

    This is a stunning smokey eye but it doesn’t really read purple. Is this the coloring on my computer and does it look more purple in reality?

    Good luck on your move. I’m off to be reunited with my car after three months without it. So excited.

  34. Kelly says:

    I love this look! Darn I just got my Style Black stuff in today but didn’t get those thinking I wouldn’t like them. But now you had to go an show nice swatches didn’t you? LOL!

    I think I def have to pick up Young Punk it looks HAWT when wet also, which of course I didn’t think of.
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… MAC Style Black Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review =-.

  35. Apple Diva says:

    Got my Young Punk today and I love it so!!!!!
    .-= Apple Diva’s last blog post… WhatÒ€ℒs Your Stylo? =-.

  36. Samantha says:

    I really want to get that Greasepaint Stick. It looks amazing and you wear it well. I’m fair, though, so I don’t know how harsh it will look against my skin.

    That trick for hiding dark circles might be one that I’ll have to look into. To hide my dark circles, I put a little bit of Benefit High Beam under my eyes before foundation and after primer. It works, but for how long, I wonder.

  37. lexi says:

    I love my black greasepaint stick – I wore it today. I wore the Bat Black CCB with Smut on top – coquette in the crease and arena as my highlighter. I used a combo of black technakohl, smolder and the gresepaint stick as my liner with lots of mascara, ever sun blush and NARS Canaille lipstick with Sweet Revenge gloss on top. I loved my smoky look – it was appropriate for work and still edgy.

    I also have Blue Flame but I may exchange it for Young Punk if it hasn’t sold out yet.

  38. nicole says:

    So my third time posting. I thought I should share that I tried the exfoliator and mask last night and it was AMAZING. Also, it REALLY calmed my rosacea, something that other products have NOT been able to do..

    So girls out there with rosacea (my case is mild)… try the Volcanic Ash products!!

    I’m headed out today to stock up some more πŸ™‚

  39. Lindsey says:

    Great look! I would probably be scared to try a look like that on myself but you make it look so wearable and easy.

  40. Bellalina says:

    I did the same exact look for work the other day with the exact SAME Style Black products πŸ™‚ Guess great minds think alike, lol.

  41. Marisol says:

    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone =-.

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