Thursday, 14 January 2016

Six MAC Products You Need To Splurge On

Six MAC Products You Need To Splurge On

MAC is one of my all time favourite brands and I'm sure I share that opinion with practically the whole of the makeup loving community. As I own and have tried a fair few Mac products, it was only right to share with you six of those products that I believe you need to splurge on...like right now.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish | Lightscapade, Soft & Gentle
Mineralize Skinfinish | Lightscapade, Soft & Gentle

If you've had a Mac Mineralize Skinfinish on your wishlist for the longest time, you should just take the plunge and get it because you will not regret it. I lusted after Soft & Gentle for what felt like forever and I'm so glad I bought it as it's super pigmented, and is the most beautiful light gold highlight, which gives you gorgeous glowy angel skin! Because I loved that one so much I also bought Lightscapade which has now become my all time favourite highlighter and I use it non-stop. It's much lighter in colour compared to Soft & Gentle, which I love as I have fair skin, and it has lovely pearly, candlelit effect. They are stunning.

Mac Prep + Prime Highlighter | Light Boost
Prep + Prime Highlighter | Light Boost

This one I know I've described before as 'beauty sleep in a bottle'. The shade I use is Light Boost which is perfect for adding light to the under-eye area and gets rid of any tell-tale signs you were up all night having a little Netflix binge (we've all been there). Not only does it disguise those pesky dark circles, but it's also great if you like to contour and highlight too. Popping a little down the bridge of the nose, centre of the chin, middle of the forehead, brow bone etc. works wonders!

MAC Blot Powder
Blot Powder 

Mac's Blot Powder is a product I've repurchased time and time again as it's an absolute must-have for me. I have fairly oily skin and it really is so good at getting rid of any excess shine. The main reason I love it though, is because it's used purely for blotting away shine and it doesn't add any coverage or colour, so there's no chance of it making your face go cakey no matter how much you use! I keep this one in my handbag and I use it without fail every day for makeup touch ups!

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick
Lipstick | Creme Cup

Out of all the makeup products Mac sell, their lipstick has to be my all time favourite (and most likely everyone else's too!). If you haven't tried anything from Mac before, one of their lipsticks is definitely a safe bet as they have so many different colours and finishes that you're bound to find something you will love. My personal favourite is Creme Cup which is a beautiful creamy nude pink shade and also happened to be my first ever Mac product!

MAC Paint Pots | Let's Skate & Vintage Selection
Paint Pots | Vintage Selection & Let's Skate 

The Paint Pots are also brilliant if you like cream eyeshadows. They're great if you want to use them as a base for other eyeshadows or if you want a quick, no fuss makeup look as they are really easy to use. I apply them with my fingers and blend them out slightly with a 217 brush from Mac, so you don't have to be a pro to use them. Painterly and Soft Ochre are lovely 'base' shades that prime and create a canvas for your eyeshadow. My favourite shade is Vintage Selection which is a gorgeous shimmery light bronze shade! 

MAC Lip Liners | Stripdown, Whirl, Soar, Dervish, Subculture
Lip Liners | Stripdown, Whirl, Soar, Dervish & Subculture

A particularly wishlist worthy item is of course their Lip Liners! The formula is brilliant as the aren't too dry that it's difficult to apply the product, yet not too creamy that they don't last long. They have so many lovely shades, but I especially have a little obsession with all of their neutral colours! Subculture, Soar and Dervish are makeup bag essentials. 

Which MAC products would you recommend?

xoxo


27 comments :

  1. I really recommend M.A.C eyeshadows they are super pigmented and very easy to blend my favourite shade is 'Amber Lights'.
    I just love your blog, your photos, your descriptions and your nice personality! :)xxx

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    1. I do have some Mac eyeshadows, some I love and some I really didn't! Aw thank you that's so sweet of you to say! :-) xo

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  2. I'm going to Mac next weekend so loved reading this post! Think I'm going to have a look at the soft and gentle highlighter as I've heard so many people say how nice is it! I love the look of Creme Cup as well, I've been looking for a soft pink nude lipstick! X

    http://justlucyslife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ooh I hope you pick up some nice things! xo

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  3. I have soft and gentle and it's one of the best highlighter ever! i also love the blot powder, love that it keeps my face matte when I use it. :)


     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. The blot powder is the best if you have oily skin! Love it! xo

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  4. Completely agree with soft and gentle! I'm not too sure about lipsticks now though, I feel like there are so many other great formulations and colour ranges at a cheaper price! x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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    1. Personally I feel like there's something about Mac lipsticks that make me always go back to them, depsite having tonnes of others! xo

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  5. You're MAC recommendations are spot on girl! I'm fairly new to MAC with only a few things here and there. I definitely want to pick up everything on this list for sure. Let's see when I can! Bookmarked for sure!(:

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    1. Ah thank you! Hopefully I helped you kickstart your Mac addiction haha xo

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  6. I really need to purchase the Whirl lipliner - it looks gorgeous! I already own both Soar and Dervish and I love them. Soft & Gentle was the first highlighter I ever bought and I still love it to this day :) Amazing photo's!! Great post xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I actually find Whirl much to dark for my skintone and rarely ever use it, despite it being a pretty shade! I need to find a slightly lighter alternative! Thanks hun! xo

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  7. Really want to try out the Prep & Prime and Paintpots. Have heard such great things. As always your photos are stunning <3

    Darling Jordan || Giveaway

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    1. Deffo have a little splurge when you can! Thanks so much! xo

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  8. Your photography and background are so pretty! I love their lispticks, I wouldn't recommend their eyeshadows, much prefer Makeup Geek.
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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    1. Aw thank you! I agree with the eyeshadows, I feel like they're very hit & miss! So need to try out Makeup Geek though xo

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  9. I really want to try out the Highlighter pen but I wasn't quite sure if its worth the money.. but defo will pick it up now.. the lip liners are 100% worth it.. my collection is growing i already have 3 more lipliners on my to buy list xx

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    1. I love it, and I think it lasts fairly long too which is good if you're worried about the price! xo

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  10. I love The MSF's, both Natural (which is my go-to base) & highlighter version! I was really excited when I got Soft& Gently, but initially found it too glittery for my taste. I then got Lightscapade which was just what I had been wanting! I like Soft & Gentle much more now. I'm also a fan of the paint pots & have Soft Ocre & Barre Study. I do find that they crease on me more easily than the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, so when I've finished up Soft Ocre I'll be picking up Maybelline's Creme Dr Nude (& Creme De Rose as well!). I'm not able to use MAC lipsticks as I'm allergic to them & I'm not sure about the lip liners. I do love their blushes though! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Yeah I find that I have to use a primer underneath or they crease on me too! Bit of a pain but doesn't bother me too much! xo

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  11. I agree with so many of these all such lovely products, especially the skinfinishes, lightscapade and soft and gentle together are amazing you should definitely try it!
    I need to get my hands on Dervish liner too it looks divine!

    Shellie Skillen

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    1. Ooh I've never thought of doing that, I bet it would look beaut, must try it out! xo

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  12. I recently bought Lightscapade and love it! It is so pretty and easy to wear in my opinion :) x

    http://sprinkleofaimeex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely, I love that it's gives such a lovely glow, yet it's not glittery or too over the top! xo

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  13. I love there eyeshadow, beauty marked and Cranberry look stunning together xx

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  14. I have lightscapade, creme cup and all of those liners! I'll have to get my hands on the other items <3

    http://abigailalicex.com

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  15. i will be purchasing the paint pots, blot powder and lightscapade! i love MAC its my fav beauty brand!

    i can't go without fix plus its best thing for me!

    please check out my blog its only new not even a week old

    blondieandblissfullyunaware.blogspot.co.uk

    Anna
    xx

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