Originally Posted February 10th, 2016
At the risk of sounding dramatic, my first trip to the MAC counter at the tender age of 18 was a highlight of my makeup junkie life. Maybe I was a late bloomer compared to today’s standards, but it was a step up from buying CoverGirl, N.Y.C and Maybelline in high school. (Dislaimer: I still purchase Maybelline products and other drug store brands as many are KILLIN’ IT with new formulations in products. Favourite Drugstore Makeup blogpost to come!)
Without further ado, here are my favourite MAC products:
Top Right going Clockwise:
MAC Blotting Powder Pressed – Blotting Powder was one of my first MAC purchases. It was purchased in conjunction with the HyperReal Foundation (REMEMBER THAT GEM? Savannah I’m looking at you!) It was a light/medium coverage foundation with a super luminous, dewy finish with minuscule specks of sparkle. Blotting Powder was created as a perfection powder to set makeup whilst not building texture. It absorbs oil and shine whilst not creating a caky finish.
MAC 266 Angled Brush – This is my to go Brow Brush. I like to use it with eyeshadow or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade to fill in my brows. It’s also the perfect eyeliner brush and creates a sleek line if used with Gel Liner. This brush is a staple in many professional kits.
MAC Sheertone Blush in Garb – This is bittersweet because it came from the limited edition Pret-A-Papier line. It’s a semi-matte, darkened nude with orange undertones. I’ve always had a hard-on for 60’s southern California makeup (i.e. Tanned skin, nude lips, lots of mascara). This blush reminded me of the woman of The Graduate: Mrs Robinson and her daughter, Elaine. I’ll be savouring this blush for many years to come.
MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Cork – Satin is my favourite finish of MAC eyeshadows. Cork is my all time favourite go to shade as it’s warm toned, muted golden brown. It looks beautiful applied all over the lid, lower lid for definition, or as a soft crease colour.
MAC 217 Blending Brush and MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush – The 217 brush is the quintessential blending brush. It’s perfect balance of firmness & softness doesn’t irritate the eye, and applies & blends pigment & colour so effortlessly.
The 239 brush is another staple in professional makeup kits as it’s a multifacated brush. It the perfect brush for densely packing down colour to the lids and lower lid. It may be used to apply contour colour to the nose, as well as a lip brush to soften any harsh lines or apply a soft wash of colour to the lips.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Freckle Tone – Because of my hard-on for a 60’s nude lip, I was on the hunt for the perfect warm toned nude lipsticks that wouldn’t wash me out and make me look dead- which can so easily happen with a too light nude shade. It’s warm toned, slightly peach colour. It’s semi-opaque/semi-sheer finish. As you can see, i’m due for a new bullet
MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork – I love Mac Paint Pots. They are the perfect base/primer for eyeshadow or excellent on their own. They are highly pigmented. Some have a matte finish, others frosted and shimmery. Groundwork is the perfect balance of both. It has the slightest lustre that makes the eyelid keep it’s naturally dewy appearance (which in my opinion, looks so healthy) but adds a richness in colour. It’s a epitome of the perfect natural eyelid colour.
MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood – Indiawood is the perfect bronzy, gold toned eyelid colour. It’s so warm that when blended up the crease, it almost has an amber tone effect. Again, great as a base or on it’s own. It would work very well as a highlight colour on very dark, warm skin tones.