A Closer Look at the MAC Chris Chang of Poesia Lipsticks: The Blue and Yellow Can Be Wearable??

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Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in Cloud Gait

MAC Cloud Gait Lipstick from the MAC x Chris Chang collection

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!

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MAC Chris Chang Cloud Gait Lipstick

MAC Cloud Gait Lipstick

Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in Gold XIXI

MAC Gold XIXI Lipstick

Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in Gold XIXI

MAC Gold XIXI Lipstick

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:

Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in MAC DDDevilish

MAC DDDevilish Lipstick

Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in DDDevilish

MAC DDDevilish Lipstick

Now here’s what happens when you layer Gold XIXI on top of it:

Chris Chang x MAC lipstick collection

Chris Chang x MAC DDDevilish Lipstick with Gold XIXI layered on top

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:

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Chris Chang x MAC DDDevilish Lipstick on the lips

MAC DDDevilish Lipstick on my lips with Cloud Gait over top

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.

Chris Chang Mac Lipstick in Vermillion Vee

MAC Vermillion Vee Lipstick

Chris Chang x MAC Lipstick in Vermillion Vee

MAC Vermillion Vee Lipstick (please excuse the application; patience was wearing thin)

Chris Chang x MAC Plum Princess Lipstick on the lips

MAC Plum Princess Lipstick

Chris Chang x MAC Plum Princess Lipstick on the lips

MAC Plum Princess Lipstick

Did you learn something new about yellow and blue lipsticks today? I know I did!


Jen Clark


Hi, beautiful! I’m Jen from Jen Leigh Beauty. Now, rather than just talking to myself about makeup, I write it down in a blog. Besides being madly in love with anything I can smear on my face (and sharing pics on Instagram), I’m more in love with my hunky husband, my sweet 2-year-old, and my fluffy fur baby. Thank goodness they put up with the madness, because I love chatting about my favorite things with people who understand the addiction.

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  1. Christina Tran says:

    Brilliant! I know about this layering “trick,” but I never remember to do it, or more like I’m too lazy and would rather just reach for the shade I want. It’s good to see it in action every now and then to remind myself that, yes, layering sheer funky colors can produce some amazing results.

  2. Shannon says:

    Oooh, so nifty!! I wanna get me those blue and yellow lippies… I really love the plum, too. And the Vermillion Vee is such a bright, summery red!

    …Basically I want all the makeup ever, lol.

  3. Charlotte says:

    vermillion fee is the most beautiful red I have ever seen. Ruby woo, dragon girl, and the other highly-touted reds never impressed me the way this one has. It is stunning.c

  4. Becky says:

    Woah!! I did not expect that!! What a great outcome. Terrible for my bank balance mind you, but now I have a completely valid reason to own a sheer yellow lipstick… Great post!
    Becky recently posted … Beauty and the Brain – why makeup is good for the mind.

  5. Heeeeyyyy, what a nice surprise :-O I really like how the combination of DDDevilish and Gold XIXI turned out!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … EOTD | Necessary Nudes + Saturday Sunsets

  6. Erin says:

    I’ve seen other swatches of the yellow and blue and they look much more sheer than yours! Sheerly applied they look quite wearable for everyday, so try that!
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  7. Mimi says:

    I layer lipsticks when I want to use up a lipstick that I absolutely hate. Lol!

    According to Mimi

  8. Eileen says:

    Sheer green and sheer blue lipsticks have been used for decades as toppers to soften or mute brighter colors.

  9. Stella says:

    Ok…. This is way cool. Because of this, I am going to buy both yellow and green!

  10. thanks for swathing the blue and yellow on top of other colors! a handy reference to have!
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  11. denise S says:

    I love blue and yellow as toppers! Estee Edit the new Estte Lauder line has deep yellow and black lipstick shade transformers. Me and my daughter were playing around with mixing colors at Sephora last week. I might like these better because they are sheer. So cool to add variety to the lip colors you already own!!

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