Who remembers when MAC was the hottest makeup brand on the market? Sephora wasn’t around when I first started getting into makeup and I remember the closest MAC being a four hour drive away so anytime I would venture to the city to visit family, I would always pop in and proudly walk around the mall carrying their signature black bag. It would terrify my mom every time seeing me spend $20+ of my own money on just one lipstick, now she doesn’t think twice about it.
Over the past year or so, I have drastically slimmed down my MAC collection because the products have either expired and I didn’t use them enough to replace or I just didn’t use them at all. There are however, a select few MAC items that I still use often and are staples in my collections. I decided to break this up into two posts, this one for my beloved face products and another that you will see if the near future showing my favorite MAC lipsticks.
Prolong Wear has always been my go-to when I’m wanting the ultimate coverage concealer. It has a beyond creamy consistency but in order for it to blend like a dream, you need to work quickly with it – I find you get the best finish with using your fingertips. The offer a great color selection but I highly suggest going into a store to have your skin color matched by an employee. The only downfall of this product is the packaging – while I love the sleep glass container, the pump is a nightmare and you end up wasting product each time.
Who remembers when MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finishes were the ‘ish of highlighting? Long before the days of Champagne Pop and Glow Kits! I’ve tossed a few older shades that were sitting in my collection unused for years but can’t bring myself to get rid of Soft & Gentle. It was the first one I purchased and is still one of my favorite everyday highlighters for a subtle look. The product is very finely milled and doesn’t leave chunks of glitter on your face.
I’m not overly into cream blushes but MAC’s Cremeblend Blushes are so insanely pigmented that I can’t not use them. I always bust out Lady Blush every summer as it’s the perfeccct everyday shade for my skintone. Much like the concealer, because this product is so pigmented you really have to act fast when blending it out. I prefer to use my fingertips with this as well.
Although I don’t wear a lot of eyeshadow lately, MAC’S Painterly Paint Pot is a daily staple in my makeup routine. Even if I’m wearing no longer, I put a tiny layer of the paint pot over my lid to help with oil and pigmentation. I’ve used a lot of eyeshadow primers and always go back to this one but the trick is to only use a thin thin layer. I find if you add too much, it will make your shadows crease 10X worse.
Speaking of eyeshadow, I’ve been using the shade Brown to fill in my brows for years now. Although I typically like to use a pencil to fill in my brows because I find it gives a more natural look but shadows are great for days when you’re in a rush and just want to fill in some spots with a little color.
MAC brushes are the first “higher end” brushes that I ever purchased and I’m happy to say they are still going strong! The 217 is hands down one of my favorites and I now have 3 in my collections. I also plan on picking up another 239 as it’s fantastic for laying color all over the lid.
Another product I adore but didn’t show is their Oil Control Lotion. It’s a very thin consistency and doesn’t feel like I’m putting too much product on my face. My last holy grail face product would definitely be Fix +. I don’t use this to set my makeup, instead I like to dampen my beauty blender with it to apply cream highlight or blend in concealer.
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Do you still use any MAC products?