8.29.2014

Five Mac Products You Need In Your Stash


When it comes to the makeup side of things, MAC is definitely up there with the best. Back when I was just getting into beauty, my first serious splurge was at the MAC counter. I had my makeup done and came away with an arm full of goodies - Studio Fix Fluid, Select Moisturecover and a Tinted Lipglass, if I remember rightly. Fast forward (quite) a few years, and MAC is still a brand I will always willingly head to if I'm looking to spend a little extra of makeup. I thought a post on my top five MAC favourites might be quite fun to write, and hopefully a little helpful if you've been thinking about adding to your makeup stash.

My first dabble into the brand, and something I still repurchase to this day, is their foundation. Back in the day I used to lean towards a much heavier base, whereas now, I'm all about sporting a natural, healthy glow. Face and Body is pretty much the perfect foundation to help achieve the whole dewy effect, and not only that, but it can be used on the body too. Admittedly I haven't tried this myself, but when it comes to the face, boy does it work a treat. Lightweight, buildable and long-wearing, I seriously love the stuff. £21 for 120ml of pure awesome is a great price if you ask me. A must have, especially for the Summer months.

Next up, and perhaps my favourite from the brand, is their lipsticks. Over the years I've managed to build up quite the collection, and are something I tend to reach for on a daily basis. Whether it be their nudes, reds or slightly darker shades, MAC sure know how to deliver on the lippie front. On your everyday, Pink Plaid is a no brainer for me, giving that whole 'your lips but better' kinda look. When I'm wanting to sport a bold lip however, Russian Red is where it's at. They've gone up a little in price over the years, but considering I'm yet to use up a full bullet, £15.50 doesn't seem all that bad.

Another total staple for anyone's makeup bag is a MAC powder eyeshadow. Coming in a wide choice of shades and finishes, there's one to suit everyone. Not only that, but once you hit four, you can get yourself one of those uber cool, uber practical quad palettes. Winner. My current go-to shade is Brun, the ideal powder to create a subtle, daytime appropriate smokey eye.

Keeping in theme with the eye-department, it's worth mentioning that the brand's liners are pretty darn awesome too. I find it verging on impossible to find a matte, glitter-less eyeliner on the high street, however it seems paying a little extra is definitely worthwhile if you're not a fan of the stuff. Duck and Stubborn Brown have both come in incredibly handy for my makeup bag, come day or night. They're also waterproof, meaning there's no longer a need for the hourly makeup check. 

Finally, a less 'essential' makeup addition, however awesome nonetheless. Lightscapade is part of the Mineralize Skinfinish powder range, designed to add that little extra 'something' to the complexion. Applied to the tops of the cheeks, it gives a beautiful subtle sheen, however buffing over the entire face and you're left glowing - in the best way, of course. A great product for those lacking in the radiance factor. 

So there you have it, my top five must have products from the genius that is MAC Makeup. Of course these aren't the only treats from the brand, the lip liners, blushes and cream shadows are all top-notch too. The only issue here - I now feel a hefty MAC splurge coming on...

Are you a fan of the brand? What are your ultimate products?
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  1. I only have a MAC Morange lipstick, I want to try their studio fix foundations as I've heard they're good :)

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    1. Yes! Especially as Summer's drawing to a close x

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  2. I'm sure a newbie when it comes to MAC having only owned a couple of products, but I'm dying to try one of their foundations & the mineralize skinfinish powders!
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