My favorite part of the MAC Chris Chang collection has to be the lipsticks…or maybe the eyeshadows… Wait, but I love the Cream Colour Bases too! But for now, let’s just talk about the lipsticks. Every color is unique and different in some way and, in typical MAC style, the formulas are spot on.
I started out excited by three of the colors and a little perplexed by two. How on earth am I, or anyone really, supposed to wear a sheer blue and a sheer yellow lipstick?? If they were opaque, that would be one thing, but they’re really sheer, which didn’t make sense to me. They just don’t look right on my lips!
I think I figured it out, though. I remember learning from someone on YouTube that most makeup artists keep a yellow lipstick in their kit, and the reason is because you can layer it on top of other lip colors to create a custom hue! Aha! That’s how you can use it. You can use Gold XIXI to add warmth to another lip color, and Cloud Gait to cool it.
Let me show you what I’m talking about…
Here’s MAC DDDevilish Lipstick from the collection:
Now here’s what happens when you layer Gold XIXI on top of it:
You have a completely new color! How cool is that! Now let’s see what happens when you layer Cloud Gait over top of DDDevilish:
Isn’t that pretty cool?! By having these two extra lipsticks in your collection, you add so many more options to your lip wardrobe because you can customize pretty much any color you have.
I may be completely wrong about what MAC intended with these two colors, but that’s how I plan to make the yellow and blue more wearable for me.
The others, though, are stunning on their own. My favorite has to be Vermillion Vee, a gorgeous, slightly orange-toned red, and I can’t wait to rock Plum Princess with a taupe-y smokey eye.
Did you learn something new about yellow and blue lipsticks today? I know I did!