Saturday, 6 September 2014

Best of MAC - My TOP Five!




When I was 18 I moved to Newcastle. Student loan burning a hole in my pocket and two MAC counters in close proximity... you can guess the rest! Thing is, I didn’t have a clue where to start. Devoid of millions of beauty blogs and intimidated by the MUAs, I gravitated towards lip glosses. Sticky Lipglass and those double ended lip colour/glosses, remember those? If only I knew of the wonders waiting beyond the lip gloss section. For this reason I wanted to put together my personal BEST OF MAC.
Prep & Prime Highlighter Light Boost £18.50 here | Listen, if MAC ever discontinued this I would revolt! I ran out a few weeks ago and switched back to YSL Touche Eclat but after a week I made a mad dash to MAC for a repurchase. The yellow toned concealer is perfect at concealing under eye bags and generally helping me look more youthful and alive. A great highlighter, I use it under eyes, chin, cupids bow and frown lines.   
217 Blending Brush £19 here | The does-it-all eye brush. I can’t explain why it’s perfect, but it’s PERFECT! Lays product down and blends like a dream. I hardly ever do an eye look without it. So good I’ve been thinking about buying another – one for light colours, one for dark. Is that lazy?
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural £23 here | A bit of an unsung hero in my eyes. I use it every day but rarely rave about it. Truth is it’s a darn good face powder. Light and natural, it never looks cakey or matte. Applied after foundation it helps my skin look flawless and keeps shine at bay. I’ve repurchased it multiple times ... enough said.  
Lipstick £15.50 here | MAC’s lipsticks are unrivalled! A shade and finish for everyone. You never forget your first, Angel was mine! I still love it now, plus Creme Cup, Rebel, Pure Zen, Ever Hip, Dreaming Dahlia. Actually it would be quicker to list the ones I don’t like...... see!
Fix + £15.50 here | When I first reviewed Fix+ I described it as my “I’m feeling bad about myself” solution. That’s still so true. An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energising scent of Sugi. It adds radiance to the skin and finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up. 


I'd love to hear your MAC favourites?


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24 comments:

  1. I swear nothing in this world will ever beat mac's creme cup for me!
    Great post, new follower here :)
    Gabriella @ beautydecorlife.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. Hey Gabriella,

      Great to have to on board... thank you! Agree, it's the bomb! Have you tried Pure Zen? I'm loving that too at the minute but creme cup is a forever fave x

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  2. I'm reading through this post yes, yes, yes, yes! Everything you've mentioned I've tried and loved! My first MAC lipstick was Crosswires, but I think my first ever product there was Springsheen blush when I was 16.

    I have a few more things I want to pick up but sadly they're only at Pro stores so I'm gonig to wait until I'm in the USA later this year for a bit of a discount!

    Victoria

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    1. I've never tried Crosswires but a lot of people list it as their fave!

      Good idea, it's so much cheaper in the US. MAC prices here just keep rising. I'm waiting for my boyfriend to go back to San Francisco for a good ol stock up.

      Have a great weekend x

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  3. I always had a feeling Fix + was a bit overrated, but you described is so amazingly that I kinda want to get it now :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. They do a mini/travel version if you want to test the water (ha ha) first x

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  4. MSF Natural is one of my all time favourite products from MAC as are their lipsticks!

    Hannah Heartss x

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  5. MAC's Prep & Prime highlighter is a MUST HAVE. My favorite too!!

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  6. My first MAC lipstick was Plumful! I hear about Creme Cup all the time but I'm so pale that I think it would wash me out. I want to try MAC foundation but every time I go to a store their sales assistants are rude. At the counter in Fenwick's the male sales assistant told me to Google the difference between the lipstick finishes and at the one in Metro Centre (House of Fraser) the sales assistant stood in front of the lipsticks I was looking at and started rearranging them. Which counter do you use? Maybe I can ask to speak to someone nice!
    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

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    1. That's so rude! There's a girl in the Fenwick MAC called Rubey, she's really nice. She's an Indian girl, dead pretty. Look out for her next time. x

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  7. I absolutely love the Prep and Prime Highlighter! Can not live without it!
    Chic Happiness x

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    1. Love to hear of fellow P&P Highlighter fans. I think it's such an under-rated product x

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  8. What a great post - love it!!! xxx

    emilysbeautyblog.com

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  9. Lovely picks! I love MSF's and their eyeshadows too! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  10. I'm a huge an of Mac and have been using it for so many years now and despite quite a few people raving about the highlighters I still haven't tried them but think I really need to make one my next purchase. I'm also a huge fan of the natural MSF

    Belle x Part of Belle's world

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    1. I think the highlighter is such an underated product. Lightboost works a treat for me although there's only three shades (I think) so I guess they won't work for all skintones x

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  11. My first ever MAC product was the eyeshadow in Texture. There has been no looking back since then. I now own 15 eyeshadows,20 lipsticks, blushes, concealers, foundations and what not from MAC.

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  12. I still remember my "first" - it was my first bright full stop! Girl About Town 😊

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  13. Have just bought Prep & Prime - excited to use it! I adore Mac eyshadows!

    http://beautylymin.blogspot.ie/2014/08/giveaway-lorac-pro-palette.html

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    1. Let me know if you like it. Hope you do x

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  14. Prep and Prime lips, Painterly Paint Pot, lipsticks like Angel, Relentlessly Red, Rebel, etc. and the eyeshadows.

    XX

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  15. Their lipsticks are so lovely, really like Creme Cup <3

    Jennie xo - sailorjennie.com | thebookjournal.com

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  16. Its very pretty nice of this article and my eye is very small how to apply eyshadows but its nice i try to use this product thanks to sharing this information.nebosh in chennai|Iosh course in chennai|fire and safety courses in chennai|Industrial safety course in chennai| safety engineering course in chennai nice that keep posting.



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