My 5 Favourite MAC Products

July 14, 2014

Hi, my lipglossed Beauties! I hope all of  you had a beautiful weekend. I attended a very chilly wedding on Saturday and had to deal with a bit of a wardrobe malfunction when my stockings ripped at the back and I was left sporting two very large holes. Yikes! I was somewhat prepared though as I had packed black nail polish into my clutch. I got a friend to paint my skin black so the holes didn’t look as noticeable, but it was still rather awkward and I didn’t end up having as good of a time as I would have liked to because I’m always such a worry wort! Hope YOUR weekend was better. πŸ™‚

Anyway, the reason I decided to write this post was because I noticed that whenever I attend a wedding I always tend to use the same products, with a couple few of them being MAC products. I have a lot of love for MAC in general, but it’s not always a brand I can afford to splurge on. However, I’ve tried several products and I know what I like and what I will always repurchase. I don’t have photos of everything, but I will run through all my faves and give a little info on them. Also, these will be named in no particular order. There’s no fighting for the top spot. πŸ˜‰

1. MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow. This red-plum shadow is my go-to colour for Autumn/Winter. It has a frost finish so it contains a bit of shimmer. The pigmentation is high and blendability is superior. I love wearing it in the outer corner blended in with matte brown shades to create the perfect warm look for the cooler months. This was one of the first MAC eyeshadows I used and it definitely opened my eyes to the amazing quality of their eyesahdows. Which shade is your favourite? (Sold for R180)

2. MAC 217 Blending Brush. This is a pretty common choice for most people. It’s considered to be one of the best blending brushes and it’s for a perfectly good reason. I don’t own a full size one *sob*, but I do have one from a brush set and the dome shape makes blending just so much easier.  It’s ultra soft, a bit fluffy and dense enough to do the job. I think once this brush is added to your beauty arsenal it’s difficult to imagine life without it. (Sold for R280)

3. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I know I said there wasn’t a MAC product that had top spot, and I still stand by that. But, let’s say there was. If that was the case then this powder would be wearing the crown. I can’t imagine my makeup-wearing life without this beauty. This is a HG product for sure.  This luxurious, domed setting powder does just that – sets your makeup. It leaves your skin looking matte, but still dimensional. I wear medium for my NW20 skintone and it’s perfection. I love the smooth, flawless feel it gives my skin and I love that it lasts all day on me. Also, it contains minerals so it’s actually doing your skin good. (Sold for R350)

4. MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. This gel-based foundation applies like a dream and is perfect for drier skins as it blends over dry patches with ease and leaves you with a luminous effect. I love that this foundation offers medium coverage and I tend to use little to no concealer when I wear it. This is a thicker foundation so it might not be for everyone, but the innovative gel-based formula definitely gives your skin a phenomenal feel. What’s your favourite foundation from MAC? (Sold for R350)

5. MAC Mineralize Moisture Founation. This foundation offers a satin/glowy finish for normal to dry skin. I use this foundation in Winter and I love that it transforms my dry, dull winter skin into something quite flawless. This is a very fluid foundation and offers light to medium coverage. I enjoy pairing it with my MSF when I want to tone down the dewy look. This foundation sits well on my skin but wears better when it has a primer underneath and a powder on top. It diffuses my skin and gives me a very soft focus look. Winning! (Sold for R370)