The MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection: MAC Evolution Revolution Lipglass

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I suppose the very first spark that led to MAC Evolution Revolution Lipglass ($14.50) ignited one day in Mrs. Mannah’s second-grade class. The year was 1982, and I’d just met Jen, who would quickly become one of my lifelong BFFs.

Evolution Revolution is the shade I created for the upcoming MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection, a nine-piece collection of MAC Eyeshadows and Lipglasses launching June 21, exclusively online (available now!). It’s also the real reason for the secret squirrel trip I took to Toronto last April.

MAC Evolution Revolution Lipglass


MAC Lipglass in Evolution Revolution

mac evolution revolution lipglass

Jen and I still recall with frightening accuracy all of the cute boys in our second-grade class. “Remember Lee, with the missing tooth?” Jen will ask. “Oh, yeah,” I’ll reply. “Total hottie.”

Sometimes I find it hard to believe, but we’ve been obsessing over boys for nearly 27 years. Jen’s having a baby boy in the fall, and I can already tell he’s going to be the new object of our affections.

The next piece of the EvRev puzzle fell into place the very next year in Mrs. Hartunian’s third-grade class, which is when I met Cindy. She had long black hair, a talent for drawing graceful pictures of glamorous girls, and a great Granny Goose potato chip hookup (her dad worked there, so she would always bring a huge box of assorted chips to every class party).

Cindy is still my number one surf buddy, and the one person I can always depend on when I’m feeling blue.

But Evolution Revolution’s real roots didn’t take hold until high school, when Jen, Cindy and I all played flute in the school band. It was between orchestra rehearsals and marching band competitions (BAND GEEKS!) that our friendship really grew.



Evolution Revolution honors the bonds of friendship and the people who are there for us through good times and bad. But that’s not the entire story behind this warm peachy pink gloss…

What is the MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection?

Back in January, MAC asked a group of beauty bloggers to submit ideas, in pictures and words, for an upcoming collection of Lipglasses and Eyeshadows. Nine of the submissions would eventually go on to become the products in the release.

When I was brainstorming ideas for colors, two things kept popping into my head: 1) memories of a trip that Jen, Cindy and I took to Maui a few years ago; and 2) how we’re all shaped by the challenges we face. Two hundred and fifty words later, Evolution Revolution was born.

In a way, I’m thankful for the obstacles life regularly throws in my path, because it’s the challenges that force us to change, grow and evolve.

One afternoon, while I was on vacation with two of my closest friends from childhood, I witnessed something I’ll never forget. We were on the last day of our girl’s trip to Maui and had pulled the car over at an unnamed beach to catch one final sunset before heading home. Standing there on the side of the road, I caught a glimpse of the light falling on our faces the moment the sun drifted beneath the horizon. The colors flashed from buttery gold, pink, peach and purple to glittering blue and green and back again.

It was one of those moments when you feel like you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. I realized that every bump in the road helped me get to that spot, changing me into the girl standing there on that strip of sand, etching that moment into memory.

Like colors shifting in the light as it falls on a woman’s face at sunset, the colors of Evolution Revolution Lipglass are beautiful and complex — from some angles, pink; from others, peachy gold. And when the light hits them just right, we see brief flashes of purple, green and blue micro glitter.

We all face challenges that change us, but I like to think they also help us get where we need to be.

That is Evolution Revolution.

I also submitted a few pictures with the idea…


Cindy, me and Jen on my wedding day in 2006


The nameless beach on Maui where we watched the sunset


Just a random picture of a flower I took; I like the lightest pinkish peach parts on the petals


Some more imagery for the Lipglass…

In the lab at the Estée Lauder Companies Canadian Innovation Centre last April, I mixed pigments like a mad makeup scientist until everything about the color felt just right.


MAC paired each of the bloggers with a chemist during the color mixing/matching phase. Cheryl (she invented the MAC Acrylic Paints; can you believe it?!) and I hit it off right away!


The first two versions of Evolution Revolution were a little lighter than I envisioned, so Cheryl helped me make a few adjustments


The very first finished tube of Evolution Revolution

I can only hope that MACaholics love the color as much as I do, because when I hold it in my hand, I see much more than a Lipglass…

I see the fabric of lifelong friendships.

I see the strength within each and every one of us.

And most of all, I see you.

The subtle green, blue and purple glitter sparkles on your lips as you walk across the stage on graduation day. The tube waits patiently in your purse on your first day to work. The wand waves in your fingertips as you realize that, yes, you’re finally over him, and you know you’re going to be okay.

This Lipglass is my love letter to you, my friend, and I hope it helps you write the story of your life.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Since you’re here, it’s probably safe to assume that you like MAC Cosmetics as much as I do. :) Have you seen my MAC Gallery? It’s a visual way to search for MAC reviews and looks on Makeup and Beauty Blog.

The Entire MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection

LIPGLASSES ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)

Karen’s Lipglass, Evolution Revolution: A warm peachy pink with subtle purple, green and blue micro glitter
Patrice’s Lipglass, All Of My Purple Life: A deep purple/grape with subtle sparkle
Lily’s Lipglass, Caqui: A persimmon orange
Aileen’s Lipglass, Sonoran Rain: A deep coral-red with gold and silver pearl
Wendy’s Lipglass, Nitro:licious 2046: An intense shiny red

EYESHADOWS ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)

Amber’s Eyeshadow, Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle!: A deep rusty brown with champagne-colored sparkle
Christine’s Eyeshadow, Jealousy Wakes: A seething emerald green with teal and gold pearl
Lesley Ellen’s Eyeshadow, Parisian Skies: A muted grey-blue
Lianne’s Eyeshadow, Hocus Pocus: A dark sooty grey with silver pearl

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  1. Christina says:

    aahhh this was my guess when you posted about your trip :) looks GORGEOUS! definite purchase, along with a couple others that look fabulous (geez, all the lipglass’s I want!).

  2. Danielle says:

    This is AWESOME!!!! Congrats to all of you :) Super cool!

  3. AtelierGal says:

    I have a thing for pink-peach too,, and your vision behind it added a personal touch! However I don’t like the formulation of the lipglass… Congrats, Karen! :)
    AtelierGal recently posted … Milo- looks can be deceiving

    • Karen says:

      Peachy pink is my weakness! Bummer that you don’t like the Lipglass formulation… are you more of a Plushglass kinda gal? Or Cremesheen?

  4. Paris says:

    Oh my…. soooo pretty!

  5. OMG! This is cool! Patrice’s lip glass + Lesley Ellen’s shadow = mine

  6. Valeria says:

    That’s amazing! I love how the products came out!

  7. Christy says:

    gorgeous! love this colour best :D
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  8. Markina says:

    Karen- Evolution Revolution is spectacular! I will be buying a tube for my two daughters and me! Well done.

  9. Rebecca says:

    Awesome!!! The backstory, the experience and last but not least, the color is amazing! Congratulations!

  10. Paris B says:

    Karen! This is absolutely heartwarming and I love the story behind your creation. Its a gorgeous colour and although I’m not MAC’s biggest fan, I love how they have embraced the bloggers who are, and who continue to support the brand.
    Paris B recently posted … Japanese Makeup How To- Makeup Tips from Toru Kobayashi RMK Makeup Artist

  11. Kristen says:

    Congrats Karen! Everything looks so tempting. My poor wallet lol
    Kristen recently posted … MAC Surf Baby Haul

  12. Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh! I am so excited for you!!!!!!

  13. marisol says:

    That is so freaking cool. Congratulations my friend. You are part of MAC history. And I will be buying my own piece of Evolution Revolution.
    marisol recently posted … Binge-a-palooza

    • Karen says:

      Hey Marisol,

      Whoa… it’s weird to think that MBB is now a piece of the MAC story. Crazy, right?

      Thank you for always being such an awesome and supportive friend. You are the best!

  14. Ann Christine Citadini says:

    Seriously! Reading this post makes me go all teary eyed! Who would have tought reading a beauty post would make me feel so touched! Your words are inspiring, it makes me think of my bestfriends and all the ups and downs we went through together. And I’m so ready to keep walking on that long winding road! Nothing will bring me down as long as I have my lipgloss on.

  15. Hyzenthlay says:

    SO EXCITING! And I was just trying to tell myself I have enough pinky-peaches . . . I will ABSOLUTELY add this to the list! What a gorgeous color, Karen, and a wonderful story! I love those moments, when you know you’re just where you should be, doing what you should be doing. They’re too few and far between, but this lipgloss will help everyone who has read the story to remember those moments every time they pull it out and put it on. Thanks for the great story!

    • Hyzenthlay says:

      Also, this probably makes me a complete nut, but I absolutely teared up (ok, a few tears even made it down my cheeks) as I read your post. I’ve been trying to figure out how to celebrate that I have survived this year (by far the hardest of my life) when the school year ends on June 7th, and these will definitely be something to help me commemorate it. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hyzenthlay,

      You can never have enough pinky-peaches, my friend. ;)

      Oh, kinda random, but I know you love Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick — Evolution Revolution looks FANTASTIC on top of it.

      On a more serious note, I know this year’s been rough for you. Even though we haven’t chatted as much (I know you’ve got a lot going on, so no worries!), I just want you to know that I hope that things get easier for you. One step at a time, you know? You *will* get there.

      • Hyzenthlay says:

        Thank you Karen :) I will absolutely try out EvoRevo on top of my loved Viva Glam Cyndi (and I am SO impressed you remember that!!!) :) I’m sure the color will look amazing on its own, as well as layered over my other favorites . . . I think I’ll pass on the other colors in this collection, and I think I’ll probably get 3 of yours :) 6 more school days, and I only see each class 4 more times (we only have two classes each the three last days of finals).

        • Karen says:

          Yay! Do you happen to have MAC Bombshell or Sandy B? It goes well with those shades too.

          Seriously, has a whole school year passed us by? I can’t believe the time go by SO FAST. What are your plans for this summer?

          • Hyzenthlay says:

            I don’t have Bombshell OR Sandy B . . . I will have to check them out :)

            This year may have flown for you, but it dragged for me. This month I’ve taken to judging how my day has gone by how many students cursed me out as they walked out of my classroom. In front of the rest of the students. So far there haven’t been any today! But, I’ve had up to 11 students absent from one class.

            This summer I will be spending a lot of time up north with my parents. My mom is having serious lung issues. In fact, we’ll find out on Thursday if she can/will go on the lung transplant list. I don’t want to think about what happens if she doesn’t make the list. But, her GP, lung specialist, and a couple of GP friends who have seen her test results all think that she’s a great candidate for the transplant.

            This year has been so much more difficult than I ever could have imagined, in so many different facets of life.

  16. Liz says:

    Karen, this must have been such an exciting and over the top experience for you! That’s so awesome. Many congratulations!
    Liz recently posted … Jason Wu for CND- Miss Wu

  17. Belinda says:

    Your lipglass is AMAZING! I love the name too! (My husband is an evolutionary biologist so we love the word “evolution”!) It looks quite similar to Nymphette. Are they close at all?

    • Karen says:

      Hey Belinda,

      Okay, can I just say I think it’s awesome that your hubby is an evolutionary biologist? I was an Evolution and Ecology major at UC Davis for a while (ended up switching to Botany and then just general Bio). I really enjoyed the subject and classes!

      The shade’s a little similar to Nymphette, but it’s a bit more pink, and it has these teeny, tiny pieces of green, blue and purple micro-glitter that sparkle when the light hits it just so.

      • Belinda says:

        That is awesome! My husband is an evolutionary biologist who specializes in paleontology, specifically dinosaurs. He’s one of the top T. rex experts in the world! I really do admire all of you people who can do the natural sciences. You are one smart cookie!

        Your colour is gorgeous. I love the fact that it has the coloured micro-glitter in it. I WILL be picking it up. Thanks for the response!

  18. Melissa says:

    What a GREAT story Karen! and SUCH a beautiful color <3 Congratulations!! A makeup lover's dream come true. I will definitely order a tube when it comes out in June :-) So happy for you!!!

  19. Radhika says:

    Wowww…Karen!! Congrats :) It’s a very pretty colour, and I loved the story behind it.

  20. Vanessah, says:

    Oh, Karen, I’m so incredibly happy for you! This is such an amazing opportunity ,and you, of all the beauty bloggers out there, really deserve it. I’ve been reading your blog for a few years now and you manage to make time to respond to all of your readers while publishing incredibly well written posts. Even though your blog is huge, you keep a level head and you constantly remind your readers that you’re really appreciative of them. I mean it, you’re an amazing beauty blogger :).

    I can’t wait to pick up a tube of that perfect pink gloss. I’m sending you a congratulatory e-hug and love from SoCal.
    <3V
    Vanessah, recently posted … Getting Liz Dolled Up!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vanessa,

      I will take that e-hug and send it right back at ‘cha, babe! Can you believe that we’ve all been meeting here going on four plus years? It’s kinda crazy. Thank you for this lovely and sweet comment and for reading all this time… I’m so happy to have gotten to know you!

  21. polarbelle says:

    I am absolutely blown away by what you created. I love the story and can’t wait for the gloss. When you started blogging, did you ever imagine you’d be an integral part of a Mac color story? Congratulations and much success to you!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Polarbelle,

      I never thought something like this could happen when I first started the site a billion years ago (LOL!). I was just a girl who really, really loved makeup back then… and I still am. :)

  22. Vixen says:

    Karen! Pinky peaches are my absolute favourites and I am so frigging happy for you! Well actually this feeling is suspiciously close to pride but that would be a bit much seeing as we don’t know each other personally. LOL.

    But how amazing is that! And it is unbelievably pretty and so me. Congratulations and thank you! :P
    Vixen recently posted … How to make safe-to-eat cookie dough

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vixen,

      I feel like we know each other, too. Thank you for reading the site and being all-around awesome. I hope you <3 the color as much as I do!

  23. Tiifany says:

    Wow, what an honor to be a part of a MAC collection. Congrats to you, Karen! Loved the story behind your lipglass… with that said, I’ll probably be buying every piece of this collection :-D

  24. vonnie says:

    i’d totally rock all of the lipglass colors :D love yours!
    vonnie recently posted … California Girls- Unforgettable – Katy Perry Makeup Recreation

  25. Amy says:

    What a lovely, positive and connected message Karen!! Bravo! I’m so happy for you –not only for your ability to create such a pretty gloss but also for your lovely and meaningful friendships!!
    Amy recently posted … Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Showers Illuminator

  26. Alison says:

    Wow, congrats! What an exciting opportunity! Your lipglass reminds me of one of my favorite, go-to shades (which I happen to be running low on), Feeling Dreamy. I’ll definitely pick up a tube!

  27. Liz says:

    What a wonderful tribute to friendships, & the future. Who said you can’t find promise (in all it’s forms) within a tube gloss? Can’t wait for this collection! xoLiz

  28. Aparnaa says:

    How awesome and exciting! I can’t wait to see this at my MAC store – it’s a gorgeous color!

  29. mkdallas says:

    What an AWESOME story, Karen! Your essay is beautiful and so is your Lipglass…I’ll be ordering it pronto! Congratulations to you; such great recognition of your talents from such a revolutionary company!

  30. Christina says:

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful lipglass color and incredibly beautiful story behind it! <3 I got teary-eyed reading it just now! I can't wait to get it :)

  31. Mayra says:

    Hey Karen!

    I’m so happy for you!!! I love the color, but I love the story behind it even more. Congratulations on a great job. You are the best blogger out there and I hope many more great things come your way.

    Mayra

  32. Vanessa says:

    Karen, I was really touched by the story behind Evolution Revolution (a tear fell off my left cheek)
    Vanessa recently posted … BENEFIT Coralista- Review and Swatches

  33. Gina says:

    You and Christine are my favorite beauty bloggers, so I’m thrilled that her eyeshadow and your lipglass will look perfect paired together :D

  34. Lauriah says:

    OMG I LOVE your lipglass!! Congrats girl how wonderful for you and us readers as well to be able to purchase a product that our fellow blogger created!!!

  35. I need to have it. It’s so pretty!!!!
    Can’t wait for June 21!!!
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  36. Rae says:

    Oh, Karen, this shade is absolutely gorgeous – almost as gorgeous as the story behind it! Congratulations & all the best wishes imaginable, on creating something so beautiful <3

  37. Kellie says:

    Congrats Karen! This is so exciting! I am for sure going to buy your lipglass (maybe even 2, it looks like the perfect color!) I am so excited for June 21! I want it to be here now! You are the best blogger out there, and you have really great photography skills too!

  38. Samantha says:

    Oh Karen, I am so excited for you!
    I just want to let you know how much of a positive impact you have on all of your readers. You stress perseverance and to overcome obstacles, often sharing intimate details in your life that, as a community almost, we can come together and comfort each other. This blog has become such a blessing to me, in an odd sense, because it has helped me realize where I would like to take my life. I read a few beauty blogs, but I feel closest to yours – like you’re my friend! Because of these blogs I read, I have decided to start my own serious beauty blog (will be put up over the summer some time, I’m just saving the cash to start it up, I didn’t expect it to be that big of an expense!) Also, your blog has helped me further develop a passion for writing and makeup, and I have decided I want to make a career out of it. Because of this, I will wear Evolution Revolution to my high school graduation, which will be in less than one year, as honor to you and your unknown help in the decision process of choice of my major for college. Hopefully, it will be a good luck charm for a wonderful road to travel in my life – I’ve dreamed of being a beauty editor for Allure, Seventeen, etc. since at least the age of 11, and hopefully with perseverance, I’ll be able to make it there. Sorry to get all mushy in the comments, but this is absolutely amazing. I am so happy that you were given this amazing opportunity, and I feel as all of us loyal readers were there with you:)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Samantha,

      You just made me tear up! I’m so honored that Evolution Revolution will be on your lips when you walk across that stage. :)

      I can’t wait to get an email from you on the day you get a job as an editor at one of the big glossies. I’ll get to say I knew you when…

  39. Simply S says:

    This shade is just so perfectly you ……Vibrant and Witty !
    Congrats

  40. Joanna says:

    You’re amazing! I will definitely be picking up a tube =)

  41. Heidi says:

    What an amazing opportunity for you! The color is beautiful and your eloquent, moving writing that tells the story behind the shade is really inspiring. You have such a gift!

  42. Nina says:

    Oh my God Karen, you’re so cool! Congratulations! :D The color is so beautiful, I looove peachy pinks! But is the online exclusiveness only in US or around the world? I’d really like to grab a tube :)

  43. Sole says:

    Karen! I am so proud of you! This post actually made me a little misty-eyed because I feel like I know you. I know I haven’t commented much lately, but I still follow your blog and read all your posts! So much has happened in the past couple of years since I first started reading, and I’m so happy for you for all the success you’re having! You deserve all the great things that come your way! OMG! I can’t get over the fact that you’ve been immortalized in Lipglass! How amazing is that! I’m so going to buy Evolution Revolution! Thanks for always being such an inspiration! PS: I love the friendship you have with your two girls. I wish I had some lifelong friends like that. At least I have my sisters. :)

    • Karen says:

      Sole!

      I’ve missed you! How are you? And how is the baby? Last time I saw you (in pics, at least), you were out *to here* and had the most amazing glow! I hope that things in your life have been good and that you and your family are happy and healthy. Big e-hugs to you…

  44. Jessi says:

    As always, your stories are amazing. I think you’ve made me tear up at least 10 times since I’ve started reading your blog. I’m so happy for you that you got this opportunity! They should let you create a whole collection. I would buy at least 10 of each item, just like I want to do with your lipglass! :)
    Jessi recently posted … Detrivore Cosmetics Swatches and Review

  45. Lauren says:

    Congrats on such an amazing opportunity to create your own piece of makeup! The story/inspirationg behind your lipglass is so touching and the color you came up with is definitely something I imagined you would create given your love of nymphette. Can’t wait to order your lipglass on the 21st!

  46. Denise says:

    I love your story so much! Beautiful lipglass, can’t wait to get it :)
    Denise recently posted … Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom is Here!

  47. snoopysteph says:

    Karen! What an amazing honor to be a part of MAC’s history! The story & inspiration behind your creation is so touching and really represents what your blog is all about – friendship. There are so many beauty blogs out there that just churn out review after review & they’re so ‘cold’ feeling and seem disconnected with their readers. When I read your blog I feel like I’m talking to an old friend who really cares about what I think & feel, or even just how my day is going, not just whether I’m going to buy something you write about. You even remember stories we share & personal tidbits about each of us – and even if we go weeks without commenting we pick right up where we left off like it was no time at all (like a good friend would).

    Thank you for being a breath of fresh air in the beauty blogging world. Congratulations on your awesome opportunity! :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Steph,

      Just when I thought I was done tearing up for the evening…

      Thank you for this very sweet note! I’m so touched. It’s funny how the internet brings people together, isn’t it?

      Oh, and this is kind of random, but while I was looking for pictures of Jen and Cindy for this post I actually found some random band photos with Quincy in them, haha!

      • snoopysteph says:

        Ha! I’d love to see some old skool pics of Quincy…ya know, to sneak into the photo montage at the next Victoria family reunion! :D

  48. k.r says:

    so cool! Congratulations! is he seashell potpourri from tj.maxx/marhshalls?

  49. a!kO says:

    Wow all of these look amazing :D especially the lipglasses and that green shadow, jealousy wakes!!! You guys are just awesome!!

    x0x0
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  50. Karen, what an amazing surprise! I had no idea this was what you were working on when you were on that trip :) I love the color of the gloss, the shade almost reminds me of a toned-down Nymphette-Lychee Luxe hybrid (with awesome sparkles). I love the story behind it as well, and I’m glad you got to add a bit of yourself to the MAC collection! Congrats!
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  51. Perri says:

    wow!! congrats to you and all the bloggers!!!

  52. laurz says:

    Oh wow!! What a dream for all of you! It must have been so hard to keep the secret.
    I love your colour..I am a peach freak! I also like the look of the other lipglasses, many of them look really pigmented!

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful story!

  53. Nika says:

    Wooooow this is amazing! I absolutely love the shade, Karen! How very fortunate of you to have experienced creating a lipglass shade for MAC!!
    Nika recently posted … May Haul

  54. jen. says:

    This is the most awesome thing I have seen all day. I actually don’t own any MAC lipglasses, but I think this will be a perfect place to start. Love the color, and I love your story behind it. Just…. awesome.
    jen. recently posted … What am I doing

  55. Vijaya says:

    What a cool idea! =O I like so many of the items.
    Vijaya recently posted … Adventures in Orange Eyeshadow- Foxy Lady

  56. Keisha says:

    I love it! :) It’s so pretty. Do you know if its available internationally? I live in the Philippines.
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  57. Mindy M. says:

    SO EXCITED!!! This is such an amazing thing to happen and you deserve it. Your passion and flair and sincerity are beautiful and it’s shows in what you’ve created. I’m so thrilled you got the chance to do this, and I can’t wait ti pick up some tubes of this gloss (and Christine’s shadow!!) if I can get them before they sell out! 

  58. Nicole R. says:

    Congratulations Karen!!! I absolutely love the lipglass you created and the story behind it! I can’t wait until it launches!!!

  59. Neetha says:

    Congrats Karen… :) :) :)

  60. gio says:

    This is so awesome! Congrats!
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  61. Jen says:

    Oh my God! This is so exciting! And maybe I’m biased because your blog is my favorite, but I also love your color shade the best. ;)

    Congrats, girl! You are freakin’ amazing!
    Jen recently posted … Love Yourself

  62. Fieran says:

    Ahhhh, Karen! I’m so happy for you. Congratulations on having your very own MAC Lipglass. All that time and effort in your blog and believing in your creativity has paid off :) Love the story behind it; very heartwarming.

  63. Rachel says:

    what an amazing experience that must have been for you! i’m glad you got to participate in it :] not only is the color beautiful, but the backstory makes it that much more special. i’ll have to admit i do have some sentimental attachments to some makeup items, and i can tell that this will be one of them as well.
    i can’t wait to get my hands on it (and hocus pocus too!)
    thanks for keep us inspired!

  64. Louise says:

    Wow, I thought the lipglass was beautiful, and then I read the concept for it and fell in love! You’re an amazing writer and blogger, congrats on this opportunity! It wasn’t until I read your blog that I found a blogger who writes interestingly. I always thought that beauty reviews were cut and dry, but you make them so creative and a joy to read! I’ve followed for ages but this is the first time that I’ve commented :) You’re one in a million!

    Is there anyway for us non US people to get ahold of these?

    x

  65. Jenna says:

    Congratulations Karen! I love the inspiration behind it. I will TOTALLY BE BUYING THIS LIPGLASS! It looks perfect.

  66. Meg says:

    Congrats Karen! This has literally been the shade I’ve been searching for!! I’m buying more than one, and I wish I could have worn it to my high school graduation this wednesday! Your blog is so inspiring to me and I love to come home, read it and get my daily beauty fix. I’m studying marketing in college so that hopefully one day I can work at one of these cosmetics brands you so often post about! Your posts always make me smile and this one has definitely insipred and helped me believe I can do anything. Who knows maybe one day ill have a brand and see it on your site :) I’ve dreamt about going into this business since I was four, and I’m glad to see that your dreams are coming true because you deserve it!

  67. Futuralon says:

    Congrats! It’s a fantastic colour. Since make dont ship to Ireland I will be searching eBay for your lipgloss, the red lipgloss and the green And blue grey eyeshadows. Fingers crossed I get them….

  68. Rita says:

    What an awesome opportunity! The colour looks lovely. Karen, is this collection coming out only in the US/Canada? Not in UK website?

  69. Carrie says:

    What a pretty shade! I’ll be all over that. I love peachy pinks and I also live on Maui. :)

  70. Advah says:

    This is SO exciting!! I love the colour, I love the story, I can’t wait to check out the lipgloss! (well, if we can get it in the UK?)

    Also, I want Cheryl’s job. Stat.

  71. Evolution Revolution is beautiful! Totally my kind of color! Will it be available internationally? And when?
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  72. kalcedon says:

    I wanna make my own lipgloss, too! :). Btw, I love love love your shade choice, it’s really wearable yet fun. But the whole collection is dreamy, too… I’d have all the glosses in the first row and Jealouy Wakes! :)
    I hope they’re gonna be available internationally.

  73. mill says:

    wow….. evolution revolution is BEAUTIFUL!

  74. Nikkiteen says:

    this is such an honor. im so envious! if i were you i’d buy a whole case! i really like the ev rev and caqui. are they similar to strange potion in the new mac collection?

  75. Lauren says:

    Hi Karen, this is truly the most excited I’ve ever been for a MAC collection! I live in Ireland though, will the collection only be available on the US site?

  76. Issa says:

    this is cool! congratulations miss karen! love the color!!! very pretty and the story behind it is beautiful too! :)

  77. HI Karen

    I absolutely love your blog. What an amazing experience it must have been.. I love the color and your story behind it….I hope we get this in India too…And kudos to MAC for recognizing beauty bloggers!!

  78. Adria says:

    Karen, this post made me crazy verklempt!! Such a sweet story. And that butterfly pic of you and your friends at your wedding? All I could think of is Charlie’s Angels or something….

    And I will be picking up your awesome looking lipgloss. Congrats!!!

  79. Arianne says:

    Karen, thank you for sharing your story about you and your friends. That is really heart warming. :) Your lipgloss is freakin’ stunning as well. You did great! Congrats!

  80. Crystal says:

    What a great idea! i am going to be so excited to buy your gloss and a few of these shadows!

  81. Now Karen you know I’m not big on the makeup or MAC – however it would be an honour to wear your lipglass on my wedding day. Your creation can be my ‘something new’!

    Love you x

  82. Cherie says:

    OMG, Karen!! This is fabulous!!! Congrats!! I am so buying your gloss. It’s totally in line with my colours!!!

  83. Glamber says:

    Karen, I got so emosh reading this post, to quote the sage philosopher Whitney Houston! I LOVE Evolution Revolution and can’t wait to rock it. xo

  84. Melissa says:

    Wow, that actually made me cry! Congratulations Karen! I normally don’t purchase mac lip products, but this one is deffinatly coming home with me. I hope I get to wear it at my 1st day of work!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Oh believe me… I shed a few tears reading the comments! I’m just so touched and grateful to know you and all the gals here.

      I’m looking forward to the day when you leave me a comment letting me know you wore Evolution Revolution to your first day of work! :)

  85. Stef says:

    Karen – This is so incredible! It’s like, every blogger’s DREAM! (Every beauty addict’s too.) Your shade is beautiful, but the story behind it is even more so. Seriously, if my friendship somehow influenced a MAC shade, I’d die! Congratulations, SO well done! XO.
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  86. MZRI says:

    OMFG this gloss is so up my alley! Sheer and sparkly like I like it. Congratulations :)

  87. essie says:

    awww, the backstory is so sweet! reminds me of my best friend.

    great job on the lipglass. so pretty!

  88. Kim says:

    SHRIEK! Oh, I’m so excited for you!!! How awesome! Evolution Revolution is beautiful – congratulations! And I don’t care if it looks God-awful on me, I’m getting it to celebrate your excellent mix of art and science. :)

  89. Julia says:

    OMG Karen, I’m SO excited for you! What a huge honor! I think yours is the most wearable, flattering color in the collection for sure, and I’ll be hitting the MAC website hardcore on the 21st to get it!! :-)

  90. Amber says:

    Aww, congratulations! I’mma NEED this!
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  91. Tiffany Diva says:

    Hey Karen- Wow- what an incredible and inspirational story. I have the same mentality as in “we are where we are because it’s where we’re supposed to be”- I totally get it, and I’m inspired by your journey. You have an incredible way of storytelling. I cannot wait to buy the lipgloss- not only for the colour alone, but because it has a story, and a meaning- it’s like a tangible momento of your friendship, from past, to present and to the future. Thank you so much for your inspirational words, and for creating this lipgloss :) Looking forward to owning a piece of your story :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany Diva,

      I can’t wait for you to have the gloss in your collection. Who knows what amazing things will happen when you have it on? The sky’s the limit!

  92. Nina says:

    i LOVE the lipglass you created!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      Thank you! :) And thank you for your friendship over the last couple of years — it’s been so great to get to know you (and your furbaby fam!). :)

  93. This is so awesome!!! Im going to have to invest!!! Im so excited for this to come out!

  94. Rona says:

    Wow it’s crazy that I feel so excited by this when I don’t actually know you lol So glad it’s a lipglass They are the only lipglosses that I can bear. I love the story behind it

  95. Tiffany says:

    Congrats Karen! The lipgloss looks great and I can’t wait to buy it. Your story was amazing and thoughtful!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      I know you love those peachy/pink/golds, girl! This should look great with all your coral blushes, too, WOOT!

      Also, I just wanted to tell you thanks for everything. It’s been so great getting to know you in the comments over the last few years. Just the other day I was re-reading an old post for “9 Things” where we listed things we hoped for, and one of the things on your list was to become a mom… and now you are one! It’s amazing how time flies. :)

      • Tiffany says:

        Aww it’s been awesome getting to know you! I usually don’t do the “online friends” thing but you are my exception and I really do feel like you’re a friend! You must have an amazing memory because you always remember what’s going on with your readers and you can tell you really care about us! You are amazing and I’m glad MAC recognizes that as well :)

        And wow time sure does fly by. A year ago we were just deciding that we wanted to have a baby! And you’re having your 5 year anniversary this summer, right? I think we got married around the same time. I can’t believe I’ve been married for FIVE years, lol!

  96. Polly says:

    I can see love ,happiness and warmth clearly in your lipglass

    LOVE it <3

    Will definitely be my fav of the bunch!

  97. Dao says:

    I bow down to you! I’ve been a constant reader and to see you here at this point makes me feel very happy. I hope this is not going to be a LE because I want this lip gloss but I can’t get it where I am right now.

    Congratulations! I love the color. It looks very wearable.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Dao,

      Thank you for all your wonderful comments over the years. Sometimes I can’t believe we’ve all been together for so long!

      The collection won’t be out until June 21, so you have some time! I’m pretty sure the colors are LE, though, so if you see something you like you might want to get it sooner than later.

  98. Marisa says:

    Hi Karen, what a beautiful piece to read. Congratulation, I love your lipglass.

  99. TrishaL says:

    Very very cool! I have chills and a smile on my face reading this… very exciting! I will definatley be buying evolution revolution, it’s my fav of the bunch :) Can’t wait to see the line in person. Big Congrats!!!

  100. rashmi says:

    congrats Karen :D loved the shade and will look forward for the launch :D :D
    you are super cool honey and god this is such a old compliment …
    but cant help :D
    i love reading here and all the stories have your personal touch :D so unique

  101. Anna says:

    I was just at Christine’s blog and was looking at the collection pictures, and literally, your lipglass popped out at me immediately. I was like “oh my gosh! I must have that one!” It didn’t connect with me that you had created the color until I popped over here on my daily (or like tri-daily) stalking of your blog. what a great concept, I am totally picking one up when the collection is released! Wonderful idea and backstory!!!!!

  102. Appu says:

    Oh wow! Congratulations! I love everything about this lip gloss. The warm, peachy color & the story behind it :) Very thoughtful!
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  103. reesa says:

    Karen, congrats. What a great opportunity!

    I think you did a wonderful job with your creation ;-) There is just so much about your lipglass that I am loving!!! I can’t wait to get it.

  104. Lauren says:

    Congratulations! Nobody deserves a collection (and recognition) more than the beauty bloggers!

  105. Vicki says:

    Karen, I’m so happy for you, i’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and so know about your MAC love – you must be ecstatic!

    The colour you created is gorgeous, I’m definitely going to get it. Jen and Cindy must be so happy too knowing it is a tribute to your friendship.

    Your blog is fantastic, I stop by most days and love your reviews, stories and style. Thank you for all you do to brighten our day!

  106. Mary says:

    Congratulations on being selected for this great honour! I loved the story behind it, and the color is very pretty, too. :)
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  107. Linnea says:

    Got a bit teared up at the end there. Love the lipglass, the collection, and the story behind your pick!

    From a fellow band geek that made life long friends in rehearsals!

  108. larie says:

    How lovely! Congrats to all of you – everything looks fabulous!
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  109. victoria r. says:

    wow! karen this is so amazing and truly inspiring. congratulations! i love the story behind this and seeing your passion come to life in makeup form is so exciting! can’t wait to pick up a tube!!!

  110. Deb says:

    What a fantastic entry! I love the color you created and the story behind it is lovely, too. Congratulations on having your lipglass come to life. I can’t wait to try it!
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  111. Sandrine says:

    Congratulations on the lipglass, Karen. Must’ve been an awesome experience. Was just wondering, do you have Filipino blood?

  112. Celia says:

    There’s nothing like a Hawaiian sunset, even if most of mine were on Oahu from Salt Lake looking over at the Waianae direction.

    I love your story & the color. I’m looking so forward to getting one.
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  113. Nazih says:

    Loving this gorgeous shade Karen! Congratulations on this amazing opportunity! You deserve it :)

  114. Vonvon says:

    I am already planning to get Christine’s eyeshadow.

    And I am definitely getting this too. I love the inspiration and story behind this.
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  115. Oh… wow. I am totally rendered speechless and blown away by this post. The story behind your lipgloss (A lipgloss, nonetheless, but still an important item in a girl’s arsenal) is just breathtakingly fantastic. I really envy you, I really wish I had friends like yours- mine just seem to be pretty much hi-bye or fair weather friends, and all just drift off and part ways after each stage (e.g. elementary school, high school, University). My friendship stories are more filled with betrayals and back-stabbing… so different from yours.

    Still, it inspires me :) And makes me want to be a better person for both myself and the people around me and who care for me and vice versa.

  116. Casey says:

    Congratulations! This is beyond exciting…what a great reward for all of your hard work. I set a reminder in iCal to buy some! I love the story behind the gloss, and can’t wait to try it out.

  117. Jacki says:

    I’m in love with your makeup in the first pic, that glow is amazeballs! What is it?

  118. DoDe says:

    Karen
    Congratulations. I love EvRev and will be purchasing it.

  119. kelliegonzo says:

    congratulations karen! i really enjoyed this story :)
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  120. Saffron says:

    I’m absolutely floored for ya’ll, I couldn’t have dreamed up a better honor for you folks than this! Not only that, but thru this I discovered Patrice’s excellent and very gracious blog. Yours and hers and Aileen’s are surefire hits for me!

    I love the warm and heartfelt story behind your color. I know if I were doing this my inspiration would have been a lot more shallow (then again, all my friends are men, so makeup has always been a very individual thing for me). It’s an inspiration to hear your story of makeup and friendship, the sort of thing that leaves the listener wanting to be a better person. Who knew makeup was capable of *that*? :)

  121. Awww Karen, this is so great!! Congratulations to you and the other bloggers! I’ll have to say though, I wish they would’ve included your lovely mug (or perhaps Tabs’s?) on the packaging :)
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  122. Emily says:

    I just want to say that I am so inspired by this story. I hope my friends and I can forge bonds as long-lasting as yours. Best redards, and what a beautiful color!

  123. Emily says:

    I just want to say that I am so inspired by this story. I hope my friends and I can forge bonds as long-lasting as yours. Best regards, and what a beautiful color!

  124. Theresa says:

    I will be buying this for 2 reasons: to support you and because the color is absolutely perfect. Great job, Karen!

  125. Gk says:

    Will this be avail at the stores or online only. When can it be purchased?

  126. lexi says:

    I hope this doesn’t sound corny but after reading that description, I was holding back my tears. Your words are so descriptive and lovely that it immediately reminded me of the times I would spend with my 2 best friends – my sisters. I’ve had many bumps in my road of life and they were there to help catch me when I fell.

    I am a sucker for true friendship stories and women supporting another. We live in an age where we hoot and holler for girl on girl fights on reality TV. It just gets a little old and puts out a message that we are just catty and a bunch of haters! Your story is the complete opposite of that – it’s heartfelt and genuine.

    I’m not a fan of lipglass per se but because I have read your blog for what feels like YEARS and my younger sister is the one that introduced me to you! So I would love to buy a tube of this beautiful lipglass. Even if I didn’t wear it everyday, I will love it for what it stands for!

    Also, I hope to meet you in person one day since I always bump into your brother randomly!
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  127. Katrina says:

    congrats! :) i LOOOVE the color of your lip glass! if only it were available here in the middle east i’d definitely get it. :(
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  128. Liza says:

    Evolution Revolution is absolutely stunning! I don’t have any Mac lipglasses and am just getting into Mac, so what a perfect color to start my collection. The story behind the color makes it even more special and Maui looks beautiful. I can really see the influence behind the color. I love your blog and am so happy for you that you got to create your very own mac color! That’s amazing:)
    xo Liza
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  129. Zoe says:

    Hi Karen,

    Congrats! :) Colour looks fab and right up my street so will be looking out for it here in the UK!! Do you know if this will be an international launch on the 21st? Apologies if you have already been asked and answered it, I haven’t read all the comments. :)

  130. Gina says:

    Ah! You made me tear up, Karen. I can’t wait to support you by buying this!

  131. Wendy M. says:

    This shade is so pretty, Karen! Not to mention the story behind it is very heartwarming and sincere. Congrats on being a part of MAC history! ^_^
    I bet it was so much fun being the lab, though.

  132. Elizabeth says:

    How exciting!!! What a great concept. Honestly, I think you have created my dream lip gloss. I can’t WAIT to get it! Yours is my fav of the collection…so exciting!

  133. Jenny says:

    OMG Ev-rev is easily my fav (although the two other lipgloss shades and the Parisian skies e/s also interest me. I can’t wait, please give us a heads-up when exactly it comes out. I’m so thrilled for all of you (and the rest of us as well). What a brilliant idea by MAC. I complain about them sometimes but damn they know how to keep brand loyalty.

  134. Ana says:

    With me still be high school, I hope that I can have a special moments with my friends and one day perhaps make a mac lipglass. :)

  135. Roda says:

    WOW!! I’m so exited for you! And for me, too, because I can’t wait to get it! Hahaha…what an accomplishment, what an experience! The color looks beautiful!! I *heart* it!

  136. Olivia T. says:

    Omg. I think I just fell in love…. when will this be availible?!

  137. alice says:

    Wow!! I am so getting Evolution Revolution! I really love what your thoughts and stories behind it as well as the beautiful colour.
    “The subtle green, blue and purple glitter sparkles on your lips as you walk across the stage on graduation day. The tube waits patiently in your purse on your first day to work. The wand waves in your fingertips as you realize that, yes, you’re finally over him, and you know you’re going to be okay.” I really love what you wrote here, especially I’m graduating this summer and starting my first job in August, and just got over a breakup. I really love all your posts Karen, you put so much thought into them. Congratulations Karen and can’t wait to get this when it launches!!

  138. Emily says:

    Wow… I never thought i would tear up reading a beauty blog post, but boy was I wrong! This really is beautiful, Karen. Not just the Lipglass, but also the love and inspiration that you put into it. I’ll definitely be picking up multiple tubes!
    Love ya & congrats!

  139. Ruby says:

    Congratulations !! This looks like a nice versatile color, it reminds me of MAC Dazzleglass Bare Necessity.

  140. Pammy says:

    What a beautiful story behind a beautiful color :) I’ve gone crazy over MAC polishes but have never tried the lipglass — but I will now because of you :)

  141. Diana says:

    Karen, your post made me cry! I think we tend to overlook the “journey” our friends take with us and the evolution that creates who we are. I love the gloss (my absolute fave of the collection). What a beautiful story to go with it!

  142. Daya says:

    What a beautiful way to introduce a collection! Your color choice reminds me a bit of the lipcolor I wore today from the Liberty Collection last spring..loving this!! (and thanks for the pictures of Maui…we hope to go next year! :))

  143. Instant Karma says:

    This is so exciting! Congratulations, Karen! It’s absolutely wonderful to see you get this recognition, and you should feel very proud that your lipglass was chosen :).

    It looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it out over some bright red lipstick. I love the name and the story behind it, too. It works perfectly for your blog, which has such a lovely and friendly community of its own. Obviously, I love your posts, but beyond that, I look forward to reading people’s comments. I particularly enjoyed everyone’s stories about funny pet rituals a couple weeks ago, and I was really touched by how sweet your email was and everyone’s comments were when Aisha passed away this spring. The people (and cats) on this blog are the best! :D

  144. Tavi says:

    congratulations karen! what a pretty color, i also hope you get discounts for life on this stuff, lol

  145. steph b says:

    They should’ve picked you for your awesome Wonder Woman entry. Throw in a fantastic story about the power of good friends and good gloss and it is no surprise that they picked you. This will be my first lipglass – I’m more of a creemsheen gal — but I just can’t pass up the opportunity to honor you and your story.

  146. Mrs.Sellner says:

    I love this. I’m so in awe of you, excited for you and proud of you. I’m kind of speechless as how awesome this is.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you! I’m so lucky and thankful to have both you and Cindy in my life… can you believe we’ve been friends for this frickin’ long? I mean, REALLY! Can’t wait to see this on you.

      JCK4EVA,
      Mrs. Godlewski

  147. Ann says:

    I LOVE how this color looks and so excited to try it! out of the collection this is most my type! My sorority sister Nitro is also featured. SO EXCITING!!!

  148. Cindy says:

    well, I’m rather glad I was so friggin busy at work today that I couldn’t read this earlier. I would’ve looked like a total idiot crying all over my keyboard.

    thank you <3 <3

  149. Emma says:

    Karen, I’m so proud of you! You’ve created something completely beautiful, versatile, and unique. The gloss is beautiful but the story behind it just made me happy. You’re so lucky to have such wonderful friends. Your story reminded me that love and inspiration are all around us, and I’m so glad MAC chose you to take advantage of what inspires you to create something so lovely! Congrats Karen, you deserve it!

  150. Susan G says:

    Your lipglass is the prettiest color of them all. I will buy it and wear it proudly. Congratulations!

  151. Faustina says:

    I WANT TO BUY THIS NOW!!! I’m in love with this shade, girl–I love any and all things peachy :) However, I searched the MAC site and ’tis nowhere to be found o.O ? :( Bummer! When/where can I gets?!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Faustina,

      It’s going to be released on June 21, so mark your calendar!

      Also, the collection’s an online launch, so it won’t be available at MAC counters.

  152. Nikolas says:

    I was just thinking… When I go sit at my vanity and put lipgloss on, it won’t be just another peachy-pink lipgloss, but it’ll represent so much more. It really is amazing that I can own something that was created by you. And the inspiration is so deep- the colors weren’t all just thrown together because they were pretty, but also because they had meaning behind them. Okay I’ll stop blabbering now. Just wanted to say I’m happy for you. MAC is VERY lucky!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nikolas,

      It’s been so great getting to know you here! I had a feeling you’d like this — I know you have a weakness for nude lipsticks, and this should pair nicely with your collection.

      Purse buddies FOREVER!!!

  153. Anneri says:

    Karen, congrats! I read your blog every day – I really like your writing style and the story behind Evolution Revolution teared me up a bit!
    I love peachy pinks as well – for ages, my fav lipglass was Mimmy from Hello Kitty. Is Ev Rev actually close to it?

    It’s so sad that people from other places than the US can’t get the collection – I mean, the thing about the internet and blogs is that it connects people from all over the world, isn’t it?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anneri,

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy reading the site! It’s my pleasure to write for you and everyone here…

      Anywho, the color’s a little different from Mimmy in that it’s a touch more pink and has tiny bits o’ multi-colored glitter — not so much that it feels gritty on the lips, but just enough to catch the light from certain angles.

      I’ve heard other gals here mention that they wish the collection was available internationally. I’ll pass it on… who knows, if it does well here in the US maybe it’ll launch abroad!

  154. Jennifer says:

    It is so gorgeous! Congratulations! I cannot wait to buy it!

  155. Varsha says:

    I love the idea, color, inspiration, and story behind this lipglass. Congratulations, Karen!

  156. A J says:

    Why you want to make me cry Sister?! This post was so uplifting. Thank you very much. I cannot wait to buy this. Congratulations!!

    • Karen says:

      Aww, AJ… I cried a bunch of times reading these comments too. Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to write a note. :) I really appreciate it!

  157. saku says:

    Congrats and great story. I love your shade, it’s so summer like and yummy.

  158. snowflake says:

    Congrats on your l/g. Hi, I bet this was so cool. I love the name and the story behind the l/g. I also love peachy colors for my lips.

    Is the l/g similar to “Flurry of Fun” in the way the sparkles look in FOF in different angles and the way the light brings out the different colors? I hope that made sense.

  159. Jean says:

    Congratulations Karen! I don’t know which I find more beautiful, the lipgloss or the story behind it! I was a band geek in high school and college. That part of the story was my favorite obviously ;)

    I think that it’s so amazing to go through that process and I surely will be buying a few Evolution Revolution when it is released! Hopefully they make these shades permanent.
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  160. Jackie says:

    That’s such a beautiful story. So pleased for you: to have your own Lipglass! The ‘Sonoran Sky’ looks gorgeous too.

  161. Cherry says:

    Karen, this is gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Congratulations on being selected. This lipglass looks faaaaab-u-lous!

  162. Rachel says:

    Beautiful story. Can’t wait for this :)

  163. Madeline says:

    Reading this post made me tear up. Your story is so beautiful and personal, just like the lipglass you created- I think it will look great on everyone! I believe this is the first product I’ll buy a backup of :-)

  164. ValbonaPro says:

    SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COLOR! YOU ARE AMAZING, KAREN!

  165. Iris says:

    Oh Karen! I love this so much — the story, the color, the pictures, just everything. Congratulations to you for this opportunity! And exclusively online, argghh. I hate paying for shipping, I never buy makeup online if I can help it since I can just stroll on down to the nearest counter or MAC pro store, but for this I will definitely make an exception. I really must have that Evolution Revolution. It is gorgeous! YOU are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  166. Nicholle says:

    such a beautiful post!

  167. Sheena says:

    Congratulations Karen – what an incredible experience. The colour is definitely on my must-purchase list!

  168. Giana says:

    ugh I can see myself buying about 2 or 3 bottles of this! it looks so beautiful and I hate that it’s going to be limited edition so I’m going to need to stack up! also, I’m going to need to get a caqui lipglass as well!

  169. Mike says:

    You looked great in that senior prom pic! :) Congrats on everything… knew you were the shizz from day 1!

  170. Latoya says:

    Karen, I am loving the gloss!! I’ve been checking out all 9 of the ‘bloggers obsession’ products and yours is one of the top picks on my list. Aside from being a gorgeous color, I think I’m a bit biased as well as your blog is also one of my favorites :) You bring such a fun vibe to the blogging community which I really appreciate and enjoy. And, as an added bonus, we have very similar skin tones which is soo helpful!!

    So, just wanted to say congratulations on the awesome MAC adventure, and thank you for keeping us informed and entertained! :D

  171. Toni says:

    Congrats Karen! So awesome! I love your creation and especially the story behind it! I still remember looking up to you gals in our AMS band geek days! :). And not fair – how is it that u gals do not age at all?!???!! XOXO. Congrats again!!!

  172. meibaola says:

    Sooo inspiring… really, you made my day! and, by the way, WAAAANT!!!

  173. Melissa says:

    Can’t WAIT til your lipglass comes out! I am a SUCKER for a great peach lipgloss!!!! I bought MAC Sandy B after you swatched it with your gloss. I have to tell you having a beaker half full of lipgloss is so cool. I want one!!!!
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  174. Suri says:

    Karen I KNOW I am super late but this is awesome! I am definitely going to snatch this baby up. The color is beautiful and I love your story behind it. Reading this made me feel like my sista hit the big time!! I love the blog and how you represent for us ladies of color! (I’m Asian/Puerto Rican)

  175. Erica says:

    your post sort of brought tears to my eyes, it was so sweet! i do believe makeup has the power to improve women’s (& some dudes) views of themselves, to help them through things like breakups, first days, good times & bad, & i’m very touched by this, so, thank you.

  176. Cherokee says:

    Like Erica, I am tearing right now. There is so much I want to say and Thank you does not suffice. But Thank you very much for Evolution Revolution and the story behind it. I am actually going to buy the entire collection as a thank you to all of the bloggers who take the time ouf of their lives to bring us beauty everyday. Sometimes when I am not in a good mood or the day hasn’t gone as planned (which is almost always) I know I can go onto blogs and get that pick me up that I need. When my BFF and other girls are busy in their day and it is late, I can turn on the computer and spend time with all the friends in my head :)) Again, thank you for all that you do because I means so much to all of us.

  177. Samantha says:

    Karen, this post gave me goosebumps and brought me to tears, a reaction I’ve never had before from reading someone’s beauty blog. It was the last chunk of writing that really got to me and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the time and effort you put into this blog. I wish there was a way thay WE could give back to YOU for all your help and hard work. It was lovely hearing how far you’ve come and it must’ve been an amazing experience getting to create your own lipglass. I think the final version is such a beautiful colour, the perfect shade of warm peachy pink that MAC has always been missing in their vast line up. It’s just the colour i’ve been looking for and I will be picking up a tube of Evolution Revolution to remind myself that obstacles will only make you stronger.

    Love you! x

  178. Amber says:

    Congratulations Karen!!! The color is gorgeous, can’t wait to try this! ;)

  179. Jess says:

    OMG! I totally am in lurve with this color! I came to the blog looking for a peachy pinky or coral-y lip color! Shame its only gonna be available online! :( I live in the Middle East n won’t be able to order it :(

  180. xoxotoe says:

    this is the awesomest thing! :) your submission was gorgeous, and i LOVE the color. the story made me tear up! what a beautiful tribute to friendship — and how amazing is it that you got to commemorate your gratefulness in a makeup product??!!! what?!! :D i definitely think you should come out with your own line…a way to wear gratitude everyday. i love it, and the color is so versatile—it looks killer on you with the hibiscus. good job & congratulations! xo
    xoxotoe recently posted … xoxo bling bling toe- epoxy queen

  181. Melody says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Congratulations! This is a really inspiring post, too.

  182. mariella says:

    congratulations Karen! and very inspiring what you write up there. this will be a great gift for my bestfriend on her birthday in July. ;) im sure whe will loooove evolution revolution lipglass <3 thanks karen!

  183. Lena says:

    oh karen, you brought tears to my eyes. aren’t we the lucky ones, to have those kind of friendship in our lives?! i love your idea of EvRev. Though I’m not a great fan of the MAC lipglass, I might just get this one cause I just know you won’t let us down …

  184. CynthiaCCC says:

    I’m so getting it. I even put June 21 in my calendar, so I can go to the website and order it asap! Evolution Revolution is the only piece from this collection that really calls to me. I think the rest are too pigmented–I’m a pale girl, so too much color and I look like a clown. But on popsugar.com there is a poll about the MAC Blogger collection, and Evolution Revolution is running away with the vote for favorite! Prepare for it to sell out, girl.

  185. CynthiaCCC says:

    Oh, and I forgot to say: Band Geeks FTW!!

  186. Michelle says:

    I love peachy pinks and this lipglass is adorable! I’d love to buy it but i live in Australia ==”. I doubt I would be able to buy it though because Australia’s price for makeup is like more than double the prices in America… so I wouldn’t spend $35 AUD on a lipgloss =[. What a shame though

  187. singrsling says:

    Congrats on this fabulousaccomplishment, Karen! Looks like I’ll be ordering a tube as well.
    And I think your gloss is my (personal) fave shade in the bunch.

    Keep up the great work and the great blogs – I so enjoy reading yours!

  188. Sofia says:

    Really congrtulations on crsating your own Mac lip gloss color!

  189. Reez says:

    I’ll be completely honest – I SWEAR this is the most beautiful peachy-pink lip gloss color I have ever seen! You are truly amazing! I want this gloss so bad! Only, it’s not up for purchase where I live… :’(

  190. Laura says:

    This is the PRETTIEST color lipglass I’ve ever seen! Before I even read that you made it, I decided I had to have it!! It’s so pretty and looks like it would work on just about anyone. Amazing! Congrats!

  191. Mayra says:

    Just got 2 tubes of Evolution Revolution; and BTW, my sister loves the story and the color!!!!!!!!

  192. Julianne says:

    I absolutely LOVEEE the evolution revolution shade that you designed!! Congrats on such a great achievement! :)

  193. Stef Smith says:

    I have lifelong friends too, that are more like family than friends, I think I’ll be getting each of them a tube of this, just because I love them!

  194. Aqua says:

    I love your story on your relation to the lipglass.
    But sadly I’m not a gloss kinda girl.
    Would have loved to see some lipsticks though :(

  195. rachel says:

    wow!! i googled “evolution revolution” because i saw it on the mac website and wanted to see swatches.. and of course, i clicked on makeupandbeautyblog cause the best swatches are always here… I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU CREATED THIS LIPGLASS! it’s beautiful, and i wanted it right when i saw it! definitely gonna pick mine up this week :) good job, karen!!

    -rachel
    xo

  196. Caroline says:

    Love the shade can’t wait to try it…
    Happy 4th

  197. Leah says:

    Evolution Revolution looks fantastic, Karen! I’m going to the MAC website right now! :-)

  198. Rachel says:

    Wow. So so so neat that you made your own color for MAC!

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