MAC is without doubt my favourite make up brand. I remember getting my first lipstick and instantly falling in love, since then my collection had rapidly grown. The thing that really draws me into the brand is that whatever the colour you want, there's a pretty high chance MAC will sell it. I've been using MAC for years so over time I've found some products that really work for me, and others I'm not too keep on. So today I wanted to share some of my favourites. I'm not saying these products are a must, this is just my the ones I love, and staples to my collection. I do have a MAC Pro Card so I do get a discount on products, that's how I like to justify it to my bank balance!
My first favourite product has to be their well raved about lipsticks. My favourite finish has to be Amplified Creme, I literally can't fault the finish. I recently posted my current MAC lipstick collection (here) and I have a few I love, but for this post I've cut it down to my ultimate favourites, Impassioned (watermelon pink) and Pink Pearl Pop (frosted mid toned pink). These are the two that if for some unfortunate reason all my MAC lipsticks where to go missing these where the two I'd be first to replace.
MAC blushes complete my life, seriously I love them. I only own about 5 so far, I've tried varies different brand of blush but my MAC ones are what I find myself reaching for most days. My favourites are Fleur Power and Dollymix (not pictured, but a shimmery red pink colour). I also love my Mineralize blush in Dainty as I find it gives a really subtle hint of pink to the cheeks. I also has to include my absolute favourite hightlight/blush from the Archie's Girls collection, the Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica's Blush which unfortunately was limited addition but I am in love with this, I had to include it, its so perfect and I use the lighter shade to highlight. Pink toned highlighters are my favourite.
Fix+ is a life saver, I use it before foundation just after primer and again after my base make up to help set everything and add some dewiness to my face. As far as concealers go, I have tried Pro Longwear and Studio Finish but Select Cover Up has to be my favourite. I first got this after my make up tutor recommended it and we got to try it in our make up classes, that's when I fell in love. This is the highest coverage concealer I own, it will cover anything in a breeze.
So we've covered the lips and face now onto eyes. I have a love hate relationship with MAC eyeshadows, some I have in my palette I love, and some I hate (Gesso and Nocturnelle I'm talking about you!) which I find chalky, not very pigmented and just horrible to work with. But the two I really love are Sweet Lust (a cool pale pink with silver shimmer) and Satin Taupe (taupe with silver shimmer). I find them both really easy to apply and blendable whilst lasting on the eyes. As for applying the shadows I always use the 217 brush to blend colours into the crease. It's worth the price and I hope to invest in more MAC brushes over time.
Another eye favourite of mine is the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection which is described as a "frosted dirty peach". This is my favourite primer for a neutral eye or if I'm in a rush I'll use this alone with some mascara. I think paint pots are a great product to own in you're collection. I also really love Vanilla Pigment which I'm sure most make up addicts have heard of. I use this in the inner corner to highlight, on the brow bone and occasionally very lightly on the cheekbone if I want a dramatic highlight.
Wow, that seem like it took forever to write- with numerous tea breaks! That's my favourite MAC products, what are yours? Or if you've never tried them are there any you're lusting after?