MAC To The Beach: My Summery Saturday Face of the Day

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

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Hola, ladies. πŸ™‚ Have you heard Katy Perry’s California Gurls? It put me in the mood for my makeup today, a summery look using products from MAC To The Beach. It’s a coral and green eye with a bright orangey bronze cheek and glossy orange lips, loosely based on the MAC promo picture from the collection.


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Le recipe (all are from MAC To The Beach unless otherwise noted)…

MAC Painterly Paint Pot as an eyeshadow base
Sand & Sun, or another matte peach shadow
Firecracker, or another shimmery coral shadow
Rosemary & Thyme Eye Kohl, or another shimmery green liner
Humid, or another shimmery green shadow
MAC Fix+, or another makeup setting spray
Sweet & Punchy , or another shimmery light green shadow
A black mascara like MAC Pro Longlash in Pitchblack
Get-Away Bronze, or another shimmery bronze blush
Hipness, or another shimmery coral blush
Refined Golden Bronzing Powder, or another shimmery bronzer
Temperature Rising Lip Pencil, or another orange lip liner
Beachbound Lipstick, or another sheer peach lipstick
Easy Lounger Lipglass, or another sheer shimmery peachy pink gloss

Far left: MAC Painterly Paint Pot; Top Row: MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Sand & Sun Eyeshadow, Firecracker Eyeshadow, Rosemary & Thyme Eyeshadow, Humid Eyeshadow, Sweet & Punchy Eyeshadow, MAC Pro Longlash in Pitchblack; Bottom Row: Get-Away Bronze, Hipness Blush, Refined Golden Bronzing Powder, Temperature Rising Lip Pencil, Beachbound Lipstick, Easy Lounger Lipglass

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  1. First, apply a thin layer of the eyeshadow primer over your entire eyelid with a finger.
  2. Then, with a flat eyeshadow brush like the MAC 252, pat the matte peach shadow over your entire eyelid.
  3. Next, draw a thick line along your upper lash line with the shimmery green liner, extending it past the lash line for a winged cat eye.
  4. With a small angled brush like the MAC 266, pat the shimmery green shadow directly on top of the liner.
  5. Clean off your angled brush, and then wet it with your makeup setting spray; use the wet brush head to apply the shimmery coral shadow parallel to the green liner.
  6. Then, with a flat eye defining brush like the MAC 212, apply the shimmery light green shadow to the lower water line.
  7. Finish your eyes by curling your lashes and applying two layers of black mascara to the tops and bottoms.

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Cheeks and Lips

  1. WOOT! We’re just about done! Grab your blush brush, and sweep a mix of your shimmery bronze and coral blushes to the apples of your cheeks.
  2. Clean off the brush head by wiping it against a towel; use the same blush to apply the shimmery bronzer along the lower curve of your cheek (just below the apple), across the forehead, down the bridge of your nose and along your jawline.
  3. Complete the look by filling in your lips with the orange lip liner, applying one layer of sheer peach lipstick before layering the shimmery peachy pink gloss on top.

All done!

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Oh, any time you’re doing your makeup and feel like sharing what you’ve been up to, grab that camera of yours, snap a few quick shots, and email them to me. I always love to see the looks you come up with. It’s one of the reasons I love blogging and makeup. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Wendy says:

    Hi Karen! Love the look! I would have never thought coral and green would go together, but you did a great job and it’s awesome!! The lipstick looks REALLY good on you and lights up your whole face! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Wendy,

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

      Oh yah, coral/green combos look very fresh and summery. If you don’t like the look of coral on your eyes (it can be a tricky shade to wear), you could always leave the coral shadow off and just do a straight green. The coral lips should also complement the green liner nicely.

  2. dang this looks great! I love the color combo you did here, gotta try that myself sometime. I really like the color you used on your waterline, goes well with your eye color. And yup, just heard that song this morning when I came across it on here. It’s catchy!
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… The Lust List =-.

  3. Lolly says:

    I have to say, I love your hair! Tell me your secret!

  4. love love love this look!!! the coral and green liner style is amazing!! πŸ™‚
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in Rose #22 =-.

  5. Smashley says:

    I hate to admit it whenever it comes to make-up and eye looks but my mom is right about one thing. My eyes plus a coral look equals a bruised eye look! But why must it look so good on others?!?!
    I’m jealous πŸ™

    • Karen says:

      I feel that way about certain reddish purple shades. If it’s reddish purple I’m SOL! πŸ™ But some people pull it off so well…

  6. Glosslizard says:

    Ohhh, super-pretty! If Firecracker looked on me the way it does on you…. but alas, on me it’s straight-up orange! Ah well, you work it, girl! πŸ™‚

  7. Agnes says:

    Pretty! I love reading your tutorials πŸ™‚ not only do i learn so much but i can also see all those beautiful products that i want to get in action! I especially love your coral lips.. but im a bit scared to give those a try, i’ve always stuck with more pinkish tones. hmm.. maybe i’ll give it a try at home when no one’s looking! πŸ˜€
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… Just Wright & Sushi at Shibuya Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  8. You look amazing Karen! I love this look xx

  9. Julie says:

    I looooove that look on you!

  10. Minte says:

    Wow, great look! I love the lip colour you’re wearing.

  11. Kylie says:

    This is awesome. One of the things I most loved about To The Beach is the promo photos. It is so cool that you recreated and broke down the look! Thanks — and you look fab btw!

  12. Nina says:

    Oh what a lovely summery look! You look oarsum!!!

    I am loving the colors in this collection …. I should curb my spending these next weeks so I have reserves to do some damage when it comes out! πŸ™‚

  13. Amanda says:

    Ooo, you are ROCKIN’ this look! Love it!

  14. chibu74 says:

    this is sooooooooo summery… the color combos

  15. Deirdre says:

    ooh that lipstick and the green liner is gorgeous πŸ™‚
    I love that look, it really suits you!

  16. Scientific Housewife says:

    I love that song and I seriously can’t wait for this collection to come out!

  17. Vonvon says:

    Gorgeous look! Like the EOTD so much!!!!!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Photos: My Pre-Birthday Haul – MAC To The Beach Tote!!! =-.

  18. Nisha Stickles says:

    I bought Firecracker and Sun and Sand from the collection, however I don’t know how to incorporate Firecracker into my everyday look. Help!

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