M.A.C cosmetics - an asian girl's best friend? That's such a cliche!!
I'm in no way saying there's anything WRONG with buying your make-up from M.A.C, cause they do have lots of products which suit an asian skintone, but I'm saying variety is the key! I know the make-up companies will try to convince you to buy all their products and only their products, it's called brand loyalty, but sometimes mixing it up is the best way to go!!
Here are some other brands worth checking out:
Not to be confused with this person who has a similar name, Bobbi Brown cosmetics have more "natural" make-up than M.A.C, you won't find any over-the-top crazy colours, but that doesn't mean their make-up is boring! You'll find more subtle shimmery shades, and their lip-glosses are to die for!
I first stumbled upon this brand when I needed a make-over, and was willing to go to the make-up counter with the friendliest looking assistant...ok it wasn't quite like that, I was putting on a surprise party for my sister, so wanted her to look fabulous without giving the game away, my trick was to suggest we hit the make-up counters! We didn't have an appointment, we just happened to be walking through and the Laura Mercier counter had the friendliest looking assistant, and she didn't charge us either. We ended up looking fab for the party :) I'll admit I've never actually bought any cosmetics from this brand, but I'd definitely go back for a browse or even another free make-over.
This is my favourite brand right now. It's superficial but they package their make-up so nicely! Oh yeh, and it's good stuff too :)
I've mentioned a few "luxury" brands, but you don't HAVE to spend a fortune on make-up. Nestled amongst my Dior compacts, and my Bobbi Brown lip glosses, I've got loads of bits and bobs from H&M which I swear by as much as I do the expensive stuff!