MAC Venomous Villains: A De Vil-ish Face of the Day

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

WOW! Where does the time go? Today it occurred to me that the MAC Venomous Villains collection’s just a hop, skip and a jump away (September 30).


Can I get a WOOT, WOOT! (and an evil cackle) from all the MAC-aholics in the hood? πŸ˜€

The collection, a collaboration between Disney and MAC, features four separate color stories, each one based on a different Disney villain — Cruella de Vil, of 101 Dalmatians fame; Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty; the Evil Queen, scourge of Snow White; and Dr. Facilier, from The Princess and the Frog (find out more about the whole collection here).

Despite the subject matter and cartoon imagery, these Trix aren’t for kids. The colors are decidedly grown up, and the products MAC caliber through and through.

Today I took Cruella’s color story out for a spin with a softened version of a classic black cat eye and paired it with rosy cheeks and a glossy red lip.

MAC Venomous Villains Cruella de Vil makeup clockwise from lower left: Eyeshadow in Sweet Joy, Eyeshadow in De-Vil, Eyeshadow in Carbon, Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear, Lipstick in Heartless, Lipstick in Innocence, Beware!, Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices

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Starting with my eyes, I swept the shimmery copper De-Vil eyeshadow into the crease. Because the shade’s so pigmented, I didn’t use much. Just a tad, applied with a light touch. Next, I patted shimmery beige Sweet Joy on my lid and along the brow bone. For my cat eyes, I used matte black Carbon eyeshadow as a liner, drawing it along the lash and water lines (both the uppers and lowers).

The cheeks, I kept subtle, using matte rosy brown Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear on the apples and peachy pink Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices on my upper cheek bones (for a quiet sheen).

Because the eyes and cheeks aren’t that loud, I added a POP of color to my lips, mixing creamy peachy pink Lipstick in Innocence, Beware! to creamy red Lipstick in Heartless, topping them off with shimmery red Lipglass in Wacked Ways. πŸ™‚

mac venomous villains swatches photos fotd cruella eye

mac venomous villains swatches photos fotd cruella lips


mac venomous villains swatches photos fotd cruella k3

If you ever have trouble drawing smooth lines with liquid liner, this approach gets around having to work with funky brushes and pen tip applicators. I think black powder eyeshadows applied with a brush (here I used the $6 Sonia Kashuk Bent Liner Brush) and used as liner are more forgiving than liquid liners. The lines have a faint blur to them, which can make mistakes a little tougher to spot. πŸ™‚

There you have it — my Thursday makeup. Too bad I didn’t do anything devilish with it on, LOL!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I can’t wait for VV!!! I use the same bent eyeliner brush by Sonia Kashuk, and I must say it is FAB and is easy to use. Definitely one of my HG brushes.
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  2. Jenn says:

    The lips are fabulous! πŸ˜€

  3. Beatrice says:

    omg! where did the time go?! I’m still trying to save up for this collection (though very very very hard when Ulta’s just a hop skip and a jump away from my house >>) Love the look and I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection! I just hope that it doesn’t sell out in seconds like the UD Naked Palette. . .
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    • Karen says:

      Oh, that’s dangerous! Sephora’s a five minute drive away from my place and it’s a challenge to not be in there every day!

      What are you looking forward to most in Venomous Villains?

  4. Heidi says:

    Must get that De-Vil shadow. I love to do a copper color in the crease! Fabulous look, Karen!

  5. Lena says:

    I’ve been reading this blog for a long time but today I just had to say- your undereye area is flawless! What concealer are you using?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lena,

      Wow, you’ve got a good eye. I added something new into the mix yesterday — Trish McEvoy Line Refiner. It’s this moisturizer/line filler that I applied beneath my usual TimeBalm concealer. πŸ™‚

  6. Yanna says:

    OMG this collection is the best, I want it to be in stores right now! In belgium it comes out the 9th of I still have a little time to save..
    Between the collection ‘nd me; It’s Love at first sight! *sigh*

    Thnx for making an article about them

    Grtz from Belgium!

  7. gio says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the lip color!
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  8. dessert says:

    It’s nice! I have seen that the collection includes 3 nail polishes, will you make a review?

  9. Tiffany says:

    i love those eyes karen!! keep going with your fab reviews on MAC!!

  10. Nina says:

    Ohh i thought I was just gonna want Bite of an Apple blush but Darkly My Dear is nice too! <3

  11. astrid says:

    SO pretty :). I’m going to try it out with some dupes. Especially love your idea of making the cat eye look with eyeshadow+bent eyeliner brush instead… it looks prettier, I’m liking less harsh lines.
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  12. Kim says:

    Wow – I am totally amazed by your shadow-as-liner skills! This is probably the dumbest question of all time, but do you have to dampen the brush or do you just use it dry?

    Btw, I love the fur prop for the villainous look and had to laugh at the picture progression. From “come on… I’m a bit villainous” to “um, maybe not 100% evil” to “OK, what can I say? The nice girl shines through!”. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      That’s not a dumb question at all. You can do both. πŸ™‚ If you want a more intense line, wet the brush; if you want something softer, like in this look, leave it dry.

      Happy Friday, btw! What are your plans for the weekend?

      • Kim says:

        Thanks! I’ll do some experimenting! πŸ™‚

        It’ll be a pretty busy weekend. I’m having dinner tonight with some out-of-town sales reps. The boys have a soccer game tomorrow morning (and I coach their team) and Sunday will be their first First Communion class, which means mass at 8 AM for us. Then I’m playing in a golf tournament to benefit our local High School Golf and Girls’ Basketball teams at noon.

        Is it obvious that I’m whining about not being able to sleep in at all? πŸ™‚ The Husband is out of town until the end of the month, so I’ll be pretty busy between work and the boys!

        Are you doing anything fun? I’ll be envious if you say you’re having a relaxing couple of days! πŸ™‚

  13. Appu says:

    Whoa! I love this look πŸ™‚ u look super sexaaay πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the collection to launch…hope nothing sells out a fast as MSF Stereo Rose!

  14. Michelle says:

    Love the look!! And thanks for the tip about the bent eyeliner brush. Need to get it stat!!
    Do you like the Innocence, Beware lippie by itself? Is it a nude pink? I have a thing for pinky nudes!

  15. Taffy says:

    I can’t decide if I should get Briar Rose or Darkly My Dear because I am seriously rolling my change to buy from this collection!
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  16. Trude says:

    So pretty! Love the lip color on you!

  17. Lana says:

    Ooh what jacket is that/ where did you get it? It’s awesome!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lana,

      That’s an ancient faux fur jacket I bought at Bebe about a billion years ago (roughly 2001). It’s so crazy and makes me look like a muppet but I looooove it!

  18. NeicyRox says:

    I simply CAN NOT wait….wait…wait until this collection comes out. At first I was only going to get it because Disney and I were like >this< growing up, but I fell in love with the colors.
    My poor pockets are crying already. πŸ™

    But you look HAWT!

  19. Trisha says:

    You look beautiful! I especially like that lip color on you. Totally Cruella. πŸ˜‰

  20. Sherri says:

    I don’t know what to get from this collection, what’s the one thing you would recommend?
    Great look btw πŸ™‚
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  21. Amee says:

    hi karen,
    m following your blog from quite some time… you are an awesome writer… i love the way u write…
    the collection is very much hypnotizing…. and u looking FAB…
    i am also writting blog on cosmetics, pls check:

  22. Melissa W. says:

    Well, don’t you look adorable! I love that lip color on you. Very nice!
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  23. Andreea says:

    I am not a MAC fan but YOU look gorge with your coat! Sexy and quirky, great! I love your pics, you just look so good.

  24. I love this… But you are too cute to be a villain!

  25. Tiffany says:

    This is such a good look! Especially for fall!

  26. Nani says:

    The lip color is beautiful.

  27. Elle says:

    HAWT, woman. If that coat makes you look like a muppet it makes you look like a HAWT muppet. Love it!!! I want those lippies!

  28. Phyrra says:

    Yay! I’m looking forward to the Venemous Villains release πŸ™‚ I want Violetta.

  29. Lucia says:

    That lip color is gorgeous!!

  30. Pinch says:

    Absolutely gorgeous as always, Karen πŸ™‚
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  31. Erin says:

    Great look!!! I seriously can’t wait for this collection!!!!
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