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Brown girls, amidst struggling to find the right foundation or concealer shade, we also struggle to find suitable lipstick shades . There’s so many struggles to tackle but today it is lipstick!
It me, I is back. Soooo lipsticks, it took me awhile to find out what lipstick shades best suited me, and yes pastel pink wasn’t it. So here’s a brand, I think we all dipped our toes into at least once in our lives. This was my in to the whole world of high end makeup. Owning a M.A.C lipstick at the time was a “WOAH, Damn girl, she serious, she important, she trendy” moment.
Make-Up Art Cosmetics or M.A.C as it is commonly known today was birthed by a photographer, Frank Toskan and beauty salon owner, Frank Angelo in Canada who were frustrated by the lack of makeup that photographed well – so they created their own. M.A.C set the trend for ‘backstage’ makeup at fashion shows all around the world. M.A.C exudes confidence and boldness. M.A.C’s motto is ‘All ages. All races. All sexes’ and so their make-up is designed to be accessible for all. (we love inclusivity!)
M.A.C lipsticks are great for starters if you want to splurge on some high end lipstick, I prefer the Satin finishes as compared to the Matte ones though. Matte tends to be a little more drying on me, but pop a lip balm under it and you’ll be fine. Anyways, before I ramble on about life you don’t care about, here’s my top M.A.C lipstick picks for brown girls + a few cult favourites
Warning: If you hate nudes, then this isn’t for you. If you do, welcome to my world!
(Side Note: and if you’re a brown girl in the search of your perfect nude, then this is the right place to look! Good luck on your quest, ladies)
This was a cult deep-nude favourite for everyone. M.A.C Taupe is a very warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a matte finish. On me it looks like a mix of a brick red with slight hues of pink. I love this because I’m too afraid to wear orange on its own, so this was the next best thing. I love this paired with a reddish lip liner – giving you that illusion of a plumper lip.
Paramount is one of the latest additions to my M.A.C fam. First of all, I absolutely freaking love the Satin formula from M.A.C, it’s long wearing and its not drying on your lips (which makes the lips look extra juit-cy). Paramount is a slightly deeper brown red, which always gives me ‘senorita in long dark hair across the bar winking at you’ vibes.
Fun Fact: Great News FRIENDS fans! This was the same lipstick that Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) wore on the set of Friends. She revealed this fact in an interview with GLAMOUR Magazine.
It is classic to the ‘Rachel Green’ look. 90’s babies – this one’s for you
The name of this lipstick describes it perfectly. It has BDE (Big Diva Energy). If you want to walk in a room and have all eyes on you? This is exactly what you need. This reddish-burgandy lipstick, is perfect PERFECT for everyone, and it is especially flattering on brown skin tones. Need I say more?
You knew this was coming. This is one of M.A.C’s iconic lipstick shades. The opaque colour has blue undertones that flatter every skin tone and make your teeth sparkle (job interview approved!)
It’s a vivid coral red that is worn by many diverse celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna and Rita Ora. It is a staple in your collection for sure.
*a moment of silence* Del Rio is my favourite M.A.C lipstick of all time. This is my third repurchase of the lipstick and I am contemplating on getting another as backup because I fear of discontinuation (pls M.A.C pls) (RIP Persistence by M.A.C). Del Rio is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a satin finish. The pigmentation on this is everything (one swipe and you’re pretty much set). Whenever I hesitate on what lip colour to wear, I always turn to Del Rio, it goes with any look! I just love it so much and will probably love it till the end of my time.
(Note To My Future Husband : When i die, I want my Del Rio lipstick to be buried with me, got to look good in heaven)
Sin encompasses the very essence of lust. If the Devil had a lipstick shade, it would be this. I believe that the Devil tempted Eve with this very lipstick shade on which led her to eat the apple – it has powers of persuasion, ladies!
It is a deep dark red that goes in line with any boss babe. I can wear this on its own or I mix it up with Ruby Woo for an ombre effect.
Where can you get them? You can head over to the any M.A.C store in Pyramid, Mid Valley or KLCC to name a few. Or if you’re lazy like me, you can get them on the sephoramalaysia website too! (Pro Tip: Run don’t walk and click as fast as you can cause these lipsticks tend to go out of stock pretty quick and you never know when they might decide to discontinue a colour)
Please note that these lipstick shade are best suited to my skintone, so if you have a similar skin tone, these are great!
Have a great day, beautiful weirdos!
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