Pink Cherry Blossoms and Blue Skies: Another MAC Chenman Face of the Day

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I was looking through those pics of cherry blossom trees from my walk around the neighborhood last weekend, and this one down below, with the branches reaching for the sky, stopped me in my tracks.


Hmm… pink and blue. How very MAC Chenman!

So here’s my second take on a look inspired by that release. This time, I also incorporated a couple of my tried-and-true MAC faves — Feline Eye Kohl (which I love because it doesn’t turn blue on my skin!) and Dollymix blush.

Wearing just the eyeshadows alone, I thought my eyes in this look were subtler than they were in last week’s eye look, so I added swishes of black liner on my upper and lower water lines to amp things up.

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Interestingly, the blue eye products in this collection, namely Mineralize Eyeshadow in Love Cycle and the Pigment in Naval Blue), display purple undertones on my skin (I’m an NC42). I don’t mind at all, but it might be something to consider if you were hoping for true blues here and have similar coloring.

Also, for what it’s worth, Force of Love Lipglass appears noticeably less pigmented on my lips than it does in the tube.

Still think it’s very pretty, though. 🙂

About that hoodie…

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The teal one I wore in the Estèe Lauder review last week? Reader Kat had asked in the comments where I got it from.

Hi, Kat. It’s from a workout clothing line called Zella, and I picked up this one on sale online at Nordstrom. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s still available on the website, but they may carry it in the stores, if you happen to live near a Nordies.


I usually wear a size 2-4, but these are sized small, medium and large. Here I’m wearing it in medium, which is a little big for me, but I like that with this cut. It hugs my torso just enough while still giving me room to move.

Zella seems pretty cool. Kinda like Lululemon except more affordable. They do some interesting things with their workout wear, like the asymmetrical zipper here and the ruching on the sleeves.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I hope you’re having a great Tuesday so far. I forgot to ask earlier, but have you been wearing any of the new MAC stuff lately?


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  1. Katrina says:

    Oh how pretty! I love this lip glass. I might have to pick this one up!

  2. Vonvon says:

    That hoodie is really stylish. Nice blue color too.

    And I am still waiting for cherry blossoms to come out… It’s been crazy weather here lately. Freezing cold evenings and sunny days, yet still cold…. Even the daffodils in my yard are late in blooming this year.
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    • Karen says:


      It’s been crazy weather here, too. Very unseasonably warm and no rain. It’s nice for now, but fire season will be scary come summer.

      Love daffodils, btw! They are so cheerful and happy. What other flowers do you have in your yard?

  3. Love this look! Purples and pinks are my favourite to wear, so this is right up my alley! <3
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  4. Ruchita says:

    Karen, you look gorgeous! I don’t really have any pinks in my collection, but now I want to get some. 🙂

    Also, I’m with you on last night’s Walking Dead. I would have preferred a little less talking and more action. Hopefully the next few episodes are better. Also, something to look forward to – Game of Thrones starts back in April!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      I used to be freaked out by pink eyeshadow, but it can be super wearable. How do you feel about gold? If you like it, then try a pinky gold sometime. So pretty!

      Anywho, yeah, I haven’t really been that into Walking Dead this season. It seems so anti-climactic after everything that went down in the first season. To me it feels like they’re trying to skimp on the budget by writing in these long, slow episodes that don’t seem to drive the story forward quickly enough. Plus… WHERE ARE THE ZOMBIES?

  5. Trisha says:

    Pink and blue? Now that’s a color combo I don’t think I’ve ever tried. And now, I totally have to. I’ll probably do that today since it’s already past noon and I still haven’t put on any makeup. (Lazy much?)
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  6. Melissa says:

    This is a really gorgeous spring look Karen. You have been coming up with some beauties lately! And if I may say, I like the side-swept bangs on you better than Lloyd Christmas 🙂 Have a great week!

  7. Sarah S. says:

    I really love that shade of blue (the hoodie) on you and with that makeup 🙂

  8. Sophie says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous look on you! And love that hoodie!

  9. gio says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the color combo, it’s very pretty!
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  10. tiffany says:

    you look amazing! I especially love the lipgloss on you! and OMG I WANT that hoodie! I am a little hoodie obsessed and love how unique yours is!!

    • Karen says:

      I’m a little hoodie obsessed, too. Zella makes some REALLY cute ones. I also have my eye on this one, which is a little more simple:

      Zella Super Soft Hoodie

      I like the how you can hook your thumb into the edge of the sleeve.

      • tiffany says:

        I need to keep an eye out for this brand… I don’t go to nordie’s often but I frequent nordstrom rack which is conveniently right next to target 🙂

  11. Nina says:

    i am using Force of Love lippy today and i love it!

    the hoody is awesome and im off to check Zella out nao!

  12. This is such a pretty and feminine look! You look ridiculously good in a hoodie!

    Shop MAC Cook MAC finally made it to Belgium last Saturday. I grabbed Added Goodness and tried it out today. It’s pretty cool, though I kinda wish it were more opaque!
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  13. Mark says:

    Gorgeous! But then I’m kinda obsessed with lilacs and purples right now…!

  14. corallista says:

    You look great with Kohl lined eyes! Love your hoodie btw!
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