It\’s been such a long time I haven\’t written here and it feels good to be back. When I stopped writing, it felt amazing not to feel obliged to write to be read anymore, it felt good not to have to buy more and more stuff just to be in, to have to have the newest things. My life has changed a lot since I last posted anything here and it\’s amazing now.
I remember how badly I once wanted to own M.A.C. lipsticks, how desperate I was to get a new shade. Things are new around here ; I\’ve been working at the M.A.C. store at the Champs Elysées in Paris for four months and I\’m enjoying every little bit of it. Every day I have to go to work, I wake up and I want to go to work. I want to help people out, I want to do their makeup, I want to make them dare to wear colors that make them look amazing but that they wouldn\’t have tried on if it weren\’t for me. I will write more about that in a separate post, I think – I don\’t want to make myself write or anything, just do it when I want and when it makes me feel good.
I do not want to write in English and in French anymore so I won\’t, I think English is easier to understand for everyone and I\’m going to rethink my blog design, I guess. Not sure about that yet.
Let\’s dive into the post ! There are some things I\’ve been meaning to write about for some time, here\’s one of them : some statement M.A.C. Matte lipsticks. Most of the lipsticks I buy are statement colors anyway so the post could have been longer buuuut these are some colors I\’ve been really excited about for some time now.
Flat Out Fabulous is da bomb. That\’s the only Retro Matte lipstick among the four and one of my favorite colors ever from M.A.C.. My actual favorite lipstick from M.A.C. is a Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color in the shade Tailored to Tease which is about the same color as Flat Out Fabulous. Now that my hair is super short (think guy haircut), I do love me a super bright color and fuschia, or \”bright plum matte\” as FOF is descrit, suits me super well. Only thing is, retro matte lipsticks are super drying which is why I wear the liquid matte more often than this one.
Once upon a time, I bought Heroine (\”bright purple\”) and depotted it. Last year, when I made my own lipstick palettes, actually. I had thought it over and over, looking up every possible dupe because I wasn\’t sure about the color on my skin. Never wore it because my teeth aren\’t so white and I was afraid the purple shade would make them look yellower. Two weeks ago, M.A.C. released the M.A.C. in Monochrome collection which I\’m super fond of and I was assigned to wear the Heroine products in the collection. Truthbomb : the color looked uh-ma-zing on me, no yellow teeth problem and I got myself both the blush called Undercover Heroine, and the lipstick in the M.A.C. in Monochrome packaging.
One of the first lipsticks I got for myself when I started working at M.A.C., Marrakesh is a kind of 90\’s orangey brown color (\”intense orange brown\”) that doesn\’t suit everyone. Actually, most people who buy it in the store are Asian and boy, does it look good on them ! It also looks super nice on me and it\’s nude, but dark, and so much more than that. Kinda makes me think of the satin lipstick Paramount which I\’m also really fond of.
Lady Danger is my newest M.A.C. baby – I\’ve gotten so many lipsticks in my stash that after depotting them, I have been able to return 6 empty tubes to get a new lipstick thanks to the Back 2 M.A.C. program. Anyway, that\’s the latest color I\’ve gotten and I had never thought I\’d get it. I used to not be a big fan of orange colors but this one, described as \”vivid bright coral-red\” looks surprisingly good on me. Being so pale (M.A.C. NC20), I usually have to wear a shit-ton of bronzer to wear warm colors but this color right here needs no such thing to wear it. It just contrasts so well with my skintone that I could wear it with only mascara and maybe some black eyeliner and I would be done for the day. One of my new favorites ? I think so and I\’m going to take a second look at all the other orange M.A.C. lipsticks I\’ve overlooked till now : Dangerous, Vegas Volt, Tropic Tonic… How satisfying to know I have new lippies to look forward to !
Have you ever tried one of these four lipsticks ? Tell me more about your favorite statement lipsticks so I can take a look at them ! Xx