My New Holy Grail Lip Shade From M.A.C. and Fafi!

MAc Cosmetics Fafi collection Straw Baby LipstickI am always searching for my perfect lip shade. Sometimes–as in once every 6 to 8 months or so–I find it. But I am fickle, so after a bit I start looking again. Any of those that reach that favorite designation though tend to stay close at hand for a very, very long time after and keep getting repurchased when possible. And in the end, this collection of all time favorite shades is not very large.

It seems that many of my all time favorites come from limited edition collections. I almost cried when my favorite peach shade limited edition Revlon gloss ran out. So now when I hit a favorite limited edition item, I tend to buy a couple of them. I will have to try to do that with the latest edition to my all time favorite list.

My current love is the lipstick shade Straw Baby, from the M.A.C. Cosmetics Fafi Collection. This light berry/rose shade has a bit of pearl/gold lustre in it that is gorgeous. The color is muted enough for day and work wear, yet shimmery enough for evening. I also found that adding the brightly colored lipglass shade Totally It, gives it a fun extra punch of color that is not all that overwhelming. Don’t be scared of how that shade looks in the tube! The look is great for drinks out at a club or for a light and fun look. Add the shade Squeeze It, and the lippie becomes a nice glossy deep berry that is perfect for a dressier evening.

Unfortunately I can’t easily stock up on this one right now because it is already sold out online. But I plan to check my local MAC store or department store counter and see if they still have it. This is a shade that I could easily use several tubes of!

Oh, and there is a bonus: The tube comes with Fafi art on it! Very cool!

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  1. Love the post! My favs are Fun ‘N’ Sexy and Not So Innocent…

    Mischo Beauty

  2. Ooo, I didn’t pick up Strawbaby when I shopped for my other MAC Fafi products. I think I’m going to get this one too, because it sounds divine! And because I have Totally It lipglass to go with it ;)

  3. I’m scared of anything that might make me look even more pale. How does this look on different skin tones?

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  4. Ash, I’m very pale and tend to like fairly neutral rosy pink shades. This one worked quite well for me. I also think that people with pale skin can get away with many shades. The darker shades look more striking and the light shades more natural. Although the really pale ones can look kind of weird on pale skin.


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