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For the month of August, Beauty Blogs’ Backstage paired me up with Kristie of Natural N Chic Makeup. Here’s my interview with her.

1. How did you come up with the name NaturalNchicmakeup for your blog?
I really adore the understated, yet chic and elegant makeup look – thus the name naturalNchicmakeup. My vision of “natural” is a fresh face, glowing skin, soft pink cheeks, and a MLBB color on the lips. The colors/textures I usually recommend on the blog are geared towards enhancing our natural features for every day usage.

2. Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have 2 adorable dogs. One is an old german shepherd mix that’s incredibly independent. My other dog is a Maltese/Shitzu mix and she’s really sweet. They are good buddies and it’s always a joy to see them after a long day at work.

3. What’s your favorite place in the Bay area to take photos?
I like the entire bay area because each city has its own quirks. If I had to pick a place, it would have to be San Francisco. There we have the San Francisco Bridge, the hustling and bustling of China Town, early morning frenzy of the flower market, and who can forget Pier 39. I love photography because every memory captured, no matter how simple, will always be beautiful.

4. What’s your favorite type of camera to use?
The situation and setting decides which type of camera to use. I often utilize my DSLR for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, graduations, EOTD, FOTD, etc. However, DSLR are typically heavier compared to point-and-shoot cameras so I don’t use them for swatches, food, or daily shots. I’m a Canon gal but I might try Nikon some day.

5. What are your favorite colors to wear on you?
Clothing wise, I love the classics – black, white, grey, beige, tans, taupes. My makeup aesthetics are very similar. I stick to neutral colors paired with a light pink blush and MLBB lipstick.

6. What are your favorite colors to put on other people if you’re doing their makeup?
Each person has a different preference when it comes to makeup styles. When I apply makeup on others, I typically choose colors and textures depending the person’s age and skin tone. I love to provide an overall polished, elegant look with neutral colors and a pop of color (i.e nude eye with a blue liner or red lips).

7. What are your ‘can’t live without it’ makeup brushes?
I can’t live without my MAC 109, 239, 217, 224, and 187. I love MAC because they have high quality brushes that are also versatile. Precision is very important in makeup application and MAC brushes delivery every time.