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Thanks to Christine B. for today's question!

How did you figure out what cheek colors worked for you?

Like with lip colors, there was trial and error along with gravitating toward colors that were warmer, coral, bronzy over bubblegum pink as someone with warmer undertones. I think I can wear many shades, even when they aren’t traditionally thought of as flattering, but it is all about context – what else I’m wearing on the face, my outfit, and the occasion. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be “most flattering” to work for me, you know?

— Christine

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Has you interest in makeup fluctuated over the years?

Not too much! My interest wanes a little here and there as I get overwhelmed by launches or feel like I’ve seen the umpteenth shade of blue-red lipstick but is, surprisingly, still quite strong overall. I have not yet reached a point where I’ve lost interest entirely or gotten even close that!

— Christine

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How did you figure out what lip colors worked for you?

I think my warmer undertones dictated color initially, like peaches and corals over grays. When I started wearing makeup, I was darker in color (did not use SPF as religiously and spent more time outdoors–I tan veryyy quickly!), so I also found brighter shades seemed more flattering on me. Experimenting with different undertones, depths, and brightness (or mutedness) helps a lot to get a gauge and then dialing in on things that worked or almost worked.

— Christine

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When did makeup become important to you?

When I was 18, I just fell in love, and I was looking for a hobby. It also helped me feel prettier–more normal, too–in a way I had not felt before (I had really low self-esteem in my teens and early 20s). At a certain point, it did make me feel ugly without it, but feeling that way served as a wakeup call that that wasn’t a healthy attitude toward myself nor to makeup. Now, it obviously gives me my livelihood, so it has been quite important for a long time!

— Christine

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For acne, topical prescriptions (clindamycin and Differin) helped combat both hormonal breakouts and milia. Recently, for dry patches, Tatcha’s Indigo Smoothing Cream has worked wonders for me. I’m working on hyper pigmentation right now, and I am seeing encouraging results with Biologique Recherche PIGM 400 P50 and Sunday Riley Good Genes.

— Christine

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