My Monday MAC Colour Forecast Face of the Day

Published in: MAC Makeup

Sheesh! Again with the gray skies? I’m so over winter, ladies. I almost lost my sunny disposition this afternoon until I busted into MAC Spring Colour Forecast, bumped some reggae and pretended I was getting ready for a party at the beach. ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s a pink, purple, gold and blue eye with coral cheeks and shiny violet lips. For the eyes, I mixed the shimmery pinks and purples from Crush Metal Pigment in Stacked 1 with MAC Pigment in Melon (a shimmery, peachy gold) and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Jinx (a shimmery teal). Then, I upped the drama with black liner using MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (a matte black) along my upper lashline and MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack on the waterline.

I wanted to make sure my cheeks wouldn’t compete with the eyes, so I went with something semi-matte, in this case MAC Ombre Blush in Ripe Peach (a coral).


Lastly, on my kisser, my new favorite Lipglass combo: MAC Purple Rage coupled with Lavender Wind.

Now where’s the button that fast forwards us through the rest of winter? I need that button NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Summer Staff says:

    OH my god, Karen! That is the prettiest eye I have ever seen! It’s so subtle, though, unlike many colorful drag-ish looks. Haha! It reminds me of a parrot. It’s so pretty!!!!

  2. Paris B says:

    I love the 1st picture of you and that eye look. Its pretty and looks like something I could pull off. Now let me go dig through my stash for some similar looking colours ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Beautilicious Cosmetics Magic Spell Auto Eyeliner puts me under a spell! =-.

  3. Citrine says:

    Pretty…I think I will try the same color combo on my eyes , minus the dark liner…
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Max Factor Vivid Impact Lip Color in Sweet Tart =-.

  4. Sarah says:

    The eyes are really nice! Colorful yet u can use it to everyday activity ๐Ÿ˜€
    love it

  5. Louisexox says:

    Gorgeous. Just gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jacks says:

    This look is just perfect for getting out of the winter blahs!

    I might pick up that Ombre blush and purple lipglass as a treat after midterms/labs are done this week! I love the eyes too but I think I have enough in my stash to dupe the look.

  7. Ann says:

    absolutely beautiful!! I love this look and your eyes are just gorgeouss!

  8. Molly says:

    Oh WOW, that looks loooovely! I’m seriously tempted by those MAC pigments- frickin’ GORGEOUS.

  9. Vera says:

    Oooo……… So pretty! It looks like I’ll have to get Lavender Wind now. I didn’t get it at the launch party. What foundation are you wearing? It looks flawless and airbrushed. Or maybe its your technique. =D

    • Karen says:

      I did something new today! I mixed DuWop Foundation of Youth with Laura Mercier Oil-Free, and then topped it off with MAC Prep + Prime Powder.

      What did you end up getting at the launch? It was so great to finally meet you in person, btw! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Vera says:

        It was a pleasure meeting you, too! It made my day. hehe I never thought about mixing foundations before. That’s a great idea, actually. Oooo, I can think of a couple I have. lol Anywho, I ended up getting a lot of stuff. lol I’m a sucker for pretty colors, especially corals, purples, and anything bright and sparkly. =D

  10. Jaclyn Rose says:

    i like this on you! it’s pretty! i need to get my hands on some of the items from this collection… MAC site, here I come! =P
    .-= Jaclyn Rose’s last blog post… My Anniversary Gift! =-.

  11. Alli says:

    What foundation are you using for these pictures? It looks amazing!

  12. CC says:

    Wow I really like this look! I didn’t think so many colors could work subtly together, but I guess it’s all about blending. And it helps that it’s paired with a simple white top :).

  13. jesse says:

    look at you go! that is the most amazing eye look eye’ve (LOL) seen for a long time! muah!

  14. shontay says:

    Gorgeous Karen. This will be my inspiration for tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Kizzy-online says:

    The eye look is so pretty!! Especially the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Jinx!

  16. Vanessa H says:

    You are just too pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the eyes! *Counting down until spring*
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… Peach Eyes =-.

  17. Arianne says:

    So beautiful! This made my Winter day a little happier LOL!
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Brown Eyes: FOTD (2 lip versions!). =-.

  18. Rae says:

    Gorgeous as always, Karen! This makes up for the fact that I haven’t seen the sun in… four or five days :/ Your skin is looking AMAZING, by the way!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… The Alice Palette — shadows and liners =-.

  19. Kristine says:

    Karen, you look STUNNING!! I’ve never commented on your blog before, though I check it daily, but this look is just so fresh and HAWT!! I’m in Australia so it’s the height of summer here, and it’s SO DAMN HOT…jealous?!?! ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. marisol says:

    Total California girl look going on here. I like how that blue adds a pop of color.

    On that last picture, you are smiling with your eyes. Tyra would be proud!
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang =-.

  21. Hyzenthlay says:

    I love how colorful yet subdued this is!

  22. omg karen you’re super super gorgeous. I love this eye combo, it’s like a pastel rainbow. so pretty! btw I’m really loving your hair right now, it looks effortlessly beachy
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Intense Night Lip Therapy with La Roche-Posay =-.

  23. Mary says:

    Wow, what a great look!! It fits together so nicely. I especially love the lips with the peach blush. So fresh looking!

  24. Christy says:

    I think I’m going to have to get Ripe Peach blush. Great color combo ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara Review =-.

  25. Nancy says:

    Wow beautiful skin!! You have to tell us what you used.
    .-= Nancy’s last blog post… Chris & Tell!!!! =-.

  26. Catherine says:

    What a fun combo, I love it!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… 3rd Anniversary Gifts, Dinner FOTD, Haircut, etc =-.

  27. Meg says:

    This color combination is so perfect for you! I think you hit the spring look right on the nail!

    What kinds of reggae do you like? I have always been drawn to that type of music but I don’t really know where to start in terms of exploring musicians. I’d love some recs!
    .-= Meg’s last blog post… The perfect reading companionรขโ‚ฌยฆ =-.

    • Karen says:

      I love Lady Saw! She’s one of my favorites.

      One fantastic way to explore the genre is to go to Pandora. Pop “Lady Saw” into the “Create a Station” bar and let Pandora do its thing… you’ll then get to listen to a mix of reggae music!

  28. M. says:

    wow karen, you are so pretty!
    i love this look

  29. This is sooo pretty! I especially adore the lipcolour ^_^
    .-= SilhouetteScreams’s last blog post… Bubbly Champagne =-.

  30. amy says:

    HMMM i think I really want the Crush Metal Pigments stack 1!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… NOTD NARS Nailpolish Purple Rain =-.

  31. Solรƒยฉ says:

    Girl, those colors make your eyes pop! Beautiful! Your face looks so bright in these shades! I’m so excited about these new MAC collections for spring, I just wish I could afford a nice big haul. I think I’m gonna try to recreate this look with colors already in my repertoire. Fun!

  32. Pinch says:

    This is so pretty! You look so fresh and gorgeous and.. springy? I think that’s a word ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Lips: Lollipop Loving =-.

  33. pia says:

    So beautiful!!! I had a hard time choosing what I wanted out of this collection. So I wrote my wishlist and slept it off. Luckily, the color forecast demons decided to leave me alone so I no longer spent the night tossing and turning over which lipsticks and shadows to get. Yay!
    .-= pia’s last blog post… Somekind of Safety Blanket =-.

  34. Mrs. Kinne says:

    I am in love with that teal color you used under your eyes! I may try to sneak a little teal into my make-up routine before work today….
    .-= Mrs. Kinne’s last blog post… Make-Up Monday: MAC Blot Powder =-.

  35. Karen B says:

    You look gorgeous – as always.
    I need spring right now. It’s freezing cold with this chilly wind. Brrrrr.
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Johanssonรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Handbag =-.

  36. Devs says:

    Your skin looks so flawless! I also adore the look, it makes your eyes pop!

  37. astrid says:

    Ohh pretty! Love the combo! I couldn’t pull off the purple lip yet. Maybe this look will do it. And of course I *must* get Ripe Peach now too :P.
    .-= astrid’s last blog post… Queuing For Berlinale =-.

  38. gio says:

    Karen, you look gorgeous! I love this look, it’s so colorful, yet subtle.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… How do antioxidants work? =-.

  39. MissAmy says:

    So pretty! You are a master of the mix!

    Also, do you have any tips on photographing makeup? I’m just starting to show some on my blog but the camera seems to wash out the makeup – maybe it’s the lighting?
    .-= MissAmy’s last blog post… Target Shopping รขโ‚ฌโ€œ Warning Credit Zone Entered =-.

  40. Nancy says:

    H.O.T. Karen! I’m so excited because I’ll get an up-close view of the collection on Thursday. MAC at my Macy’s is doing an event to introduce the collection. I already have a list of a few things that I want, and this FOTD helped me too! LOVE the blush on you; very natural. I was torn between this and Alalea Blossom, but I really like the Ripe Peach, and our coloring is similiar. The husband’s off that day too, and I think we’re gonna get lunch in and see a movie as well before picking up the girl’s from school…CAN’T WAIT! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. NINA says:

    It was pretty gray and overcast here all day too — we even had a little hailstorm at around dinnertime last night. Im tired of winter too.

    Your look is very spring forward — im lovin your eyeshadows! Must learn this one … maybe if I put some spring-y colors on my face, spring will come faster!

  42. wait4sum1 says:


    What did you use for face base? I mean about foundation or anything that you use

    I mean, your face looks so pretty and glow

    Could you do detail how-to about this look?

    • Karen says:

      I did a mix of new things for these pics — a half-half mixture of Laura Mercier Oil-Free and DuWop foundation of youth topped with MAC Prep + Prime Powder applied with a puff.

  43. Jaime says:

    i love this look ๐Ÿ˜€ it looks perfect with your earrings! I think I’m going to HAVE to get melon pigment now….!
    .-= Jaime’s last blog post… Monday Poll =-.

  44. Lisa S. says:

    Ok, this is doable and pretty. Tutorial please!

  45. Marce says:

    Good God, Karen, you look stunning! This must be my favourite look on you! I love how beautiful and flawless your skin is looking, and the pops of colour, and your gorgeous hair! Love it! BTW, what music you listening to? Me loves some reggae ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Tutorial – Dark, Smoky Black Eyes =-.

  46. lexi says:

    How pretty – I’m with ya – so over rain and winter. In fact, I’m already getting myself ready for Spr/Summer by buying a new coconut lotion from Victoria’s Secret and I’m craving the corals from the Bobbi Brown line and that Coral Ombre blush! Dang, I want to hoard corals like it’s going to go out of style! hahahha

  47. Tavia says:

    Beautiful look, I love the color combination. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is really cool spring makeup!
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… New: MAC Pret a Papier Summer 2010 Collection รขโ‚ฌโ€œ Information, Prices + Photos =-.

  48. Trisha says:

    Adorable! Yay, spring!
    .-= Trisha’s last blog post… How Often Do You Wear Concealer? =-.

  49. Saku says:

    So cute. I love the pop of color under your eyes.

  50. DoDe says:

    Soooo pweetty

  51. Kristen says:

    You look gorgeous!! Since I had my baby, my cosmetics are all tucked away on boxes to make room ( that’s how much makeup I have, lol) I miss wearing makeup and looking beautiful, sigh…

  52. Stef says:

    You do such pretty eye makeup Karen! I’m totally going to dig through my stash and learn how to do this! I’m with you, I’m tired of the rain and gloom, bring on some heat!

  53. pouneh says:

    SOOOO beautiful…i am giving !a try. I LOVE THIS EYE LOOK!

  54. steph says:

    hi karen…..i love the way you did this look….you look flawless…what kind of concealer do you use??

  55. Rebecca says:

    I *love* the eyes! This is probably one of my favorite FOTDs ever, especially with the teal along the lower lashline… I don’t know, I just love that part! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I hear ya on the fast-forwarding winter… it was pretty warm today (and by that I mean it hovered right around freezing), but it’s supposed to get cold tomorrow. I’m so sick of this weather ๐Ÿ™
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Drugstore Love Affair: Spotlight on Lรขโ‚ฌโ„ขOreal HiP =-.

  56. woah, you’ve really outdone yrself this time. This is the most gorgeous eye I’ve seen in a while. Super jealous, and now seriously lemming on the pigments which I thought I was going to ignore!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Nails of the Week: China Glaze For Audrey =-.

  57. Gemma says:

    WOW-your skin looks amazing! What shades in the Duwop and laura mercier do you wear?
    .-= Gemma’s last blog post… ART : Speechless =-.

  58. Tiffany says:

    You look SOOOO pretty! Love your makeup and hair!!!

  59. Stephie says:

    I LOVE this look!! Totally gonna do it tomorrow if I wake up early enough before class ๐Ÿ˜› It’s such a fun bright look.

    Looks like you’re loving Ripe Peach blush. Me too! Just wish that there was a little more of the pink in my ombre :p…
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… MAC Spring Colour Forecast Preview Event w/ Brents =-.

  60. Andrea says:

    Ah! That’s so pretty! I love that it’s colourful, but not scary ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe

  61. Angela Lledo says:

    love your makeup, Karen…Idol kita!

  62. diane says:

    You look amazing!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… Amazing rings! and 2 more blog awards ๐Ÿ˜€ =-.

  63. mariana says:

    you look awesome, i really loved it

  64. lisa says:

    i love it! its gorgeous!

  65. Vonvon says:

    Wow!! Love the colorful EOTD!!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Photos: Pre-CNY Gifts =-.

  66. Tamara says:

    Looks gorgeous on you! I love how you have several different colors on, but it’s not overkill, every color meshes well together and it looks beautiful. Ripe Peach is sooo on my gotta-get-it list!

  67. LT says:

    Karen, that lip is smokin’ hot!!

  68. Kylie says:

    GAWJUS, just GAWJUS!!!!!

  69. I’m totally diggin’ that color palette!
    .-= Khalia Bentson’s last blog post… A Unique Approach to Filling In Sparse Eye Brows =-.

  70. Lena says:

    wow this look is wicked cool! *plotting a copy*

  71. Kat says:

    This is so pretty! I’m always impressed with how you work in so much color!

  72. xiaoxia says:

    Karen, you just look awesome, really. That color combination really fits you.
    I am a Chinese girl who’s been watching your make up and beauty blog for almost half a year, and i have to say that your blog not only teaches many make up tips, also cheers me up whenever i feel low.
    Really thank you.
    And wish you happy every day : )

  73. April Pahati says:

    I love your look! Can you tell me what plummish color is in the crease and the outer V? Also, the goldish hue in the inner corner of the eye and bottom lash line

    I am looking to dupe this look tomorow!


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