Beauty Mix: Favorite Lip Colors + Spring Makeup Staples

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Clockwise from top: Snob, Morange, and So Chaud: All MAC 

As much as I love fashion and makeup, I’ve only started wearing real, “grown-up” lipstick in the past few years– and I attribute this to one fact: I have a tiny mouth (literally, definitely NOT figuratively!) I always thought that lipstick was for girls with Julia Roberts’ – style mouths– big canvases for bright colors that I thought I could never wear.  It was actually years of flipping through J.Crew catalogues that finally inspired me to take the plunge–even their “petite”-lipped Asian (like me!) models rocked bright hues.

After trying numerous shades and brands, I’ve really become a fan of MAC lipsticks– while delivering on quality and perfect shades, they are also under $20 a stick.  Here are my favorite three shades, ALWAYS, (really, always) on rotation:

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MAC “Snob”: My favorite creamy pink, kinda “mod”, very feminine, not too bubblegum.

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MAC “So Chaud” (pronounced “So Show”: meaning “so hot” in French): My take on the classic red, with a slight orange-ish, rather than blue undertone, which I like on my complexion.

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MAC “Morange”: Probably my go-to shade that makes me feel the most “me”: an orange with a slight tint of red.

Since I’m doing a beauty post, I figured I’d share the rest of my go-to makeup staples, worn throughout these pics:

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Nars “Orgasm” Blush: a classic for a reason– perfect gold-based pink with a slight shimmer to it.

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Too Faced Bronzer in “Sun Bunny”: I’ve worn Too Faced Bronzer for YEARS and it is by far my fave beauty product- perfect bronzed, but natural glow.

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Clockwise from top: MAC eye-shadows in “Dazzlelight: a champagne-gold used on inner corners of eyes and under brow bone; “Honesty”: a deep bronze-brown-gold used on lids and in crease; and “Sweet Lust”: the lightest shimmery pink used to blend over the other two shades, or sometimes worn on its own for a more natural look.

So those are my makeup staples! What shades, in lipsticks and other makeup products are your go-to’s? Share your favorites in the comments section!

xo,

Christine

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