Beauty: MAC’s So Chaud Lipstick
If you’ve been reading Fashion in Motion for a while now you probably know that while I love clothes and accessories and feel very confident in my outfit styling skills, I do feel that I lack a whole lot of knowledge in the beauty department. My beauty routine is fairly simple – I use whatever shampoo and conditioner is on sale (or is sent to us for review – thanks!) and I use either this under-eye concealer or this one depending on which one I grab first out of the drawer. Everyday on my lips I wear Chapstick or something I pick up at Joe while I get some grocery shopping done. For evening I wear Joe liquid eyeliner and Maybelline Great Lash mascara. My day and night routines rarely change unless Johanne comes over to teach me about eye shadow or my sister is in the mood to straight-iron my hair. I wouldn’t say I have absolutely no interest in make-up but I am much more interested in clothes, shoes, and accessories (and a whole bunch of other things) than I am in beauty products. It seems a bit peculiar, I know, considering that I’m in the business of fashion blogging. But it’s the truth.
Okay – so now that you know a little bit more about me, let me get to the point of this post. Last week I read this post on A Cup of Jo and I was really taken by Caroline’s red lips (the pony tail isn’t so interesting to me because this is a style I’m actually quite capable of recreating).
A coworker and I had a lengthy discussion about whether or not I could pull off the same lip colour and she assured me that I could. So off I went to the MAC store and asked the saleswoman for So Chaud. She instantly knew what I was talking about and I was impressed. I tried it on, asked for her opinion, told her about my beauty routine, and then we decided that I should give it a try. So last week I made my first ever MAC purchase. Exciting, right?
Fast forward a couple of days and it was a friend’s bachelorette party. I thought that this would be a great night to test out my So Chaud lips. And guess what? My in-the-know friends said that the colour suited my complexion (I also think they were in shock). Yay! I’d say it was a successful purchase.
I’m looking forward to wearing So Chaud again soon even though I’m definitely not ready to adopt it as my everyday lipstick. Oh – and one last thing – although I don’t have much to compare my MAC lipstick to, I was fully impressed by how long it lasted. I felt like I didn’t even need to reapply it (but I did – just to be sure).
What do you think?
What is your go-to colour for day and evening?
Note: Have you read Johanne’s lipstick story?
Photos via A Cup of Jo, Jordana, and BG.