I know finding the right products at MAC that actually works will require a lot of money and time. When I had only dream about wearing MAC makeup, I didn’t know what to buy or how to even ask the makeup artists what I wanted. Thus, I’ve compiled a list of MAC products that I simply adore that is not overrated and worth the cost. These are really the products I cannot skip in my makeup routine. What’s your MAC must-haves?
1. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly ($21USD)
I absolutely adore this product. I have to admit, I only bought it because of the hype. After using it for the first time, I fell in love. This is a multi-use product; I use it to make sure my entire eyelid is one color before I put on eye shadow. It keeps the eye shadow from creasing and keeps your eye shadow in place all day (trust me, I’ve tried it).
2. MAC PREP+PRIME Skin Refined Zone Treatment ($22USD)
*Sings* I have big pores and I cannot lie. Every time I wear makeup, I end up seeing my pores first and then my makeup. A MAC MUA referred this product to me for people with big pores. I used this just before I put my makeup on the areas where my pores show the most (T-zone), and it has tremendously helped. It also will mattify your face, so is good for oily skin. I even prefer this to the Benefit POREfessional, which I used for several years. All round, this product is a savior, especially if you live in humid areas.
3. MAC PREP+PRIME Highlighter in Peach Lustre ($26USD)
Seriously, I cannot live without this product! If you have hyperpigmentation, then you need to get this product. It cancels out the grey/dark areas around your eyes and mouth and sometimes, I wouldn’t even add concealer. If you want to conceal your under eye circles or simply even your skin tone, then this is the highlighter for you. I use this under my foundation and my skin looks flawless.
4. MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Global Glow ($32USD)
This by far is the best highlighter I have EVER used. I would always see these girls on Instagram with their highlighter on fleek (leave that word in 2014), and I could never get mine to look like that without looking like a walking glitter glue. It has gold and bronze pigments with hints of champagne. This highlighter will compliment any skin tone and I seriously wear it everyday—it’s that amazing!
5. MAC PREP+PRIME FIX+ ($22USD)
Everyone raves about the Fix+ Spray, and I’m about to rave about it again. This. Spray. Is. Amazing! I’m not sure which I love more, the smell or the multi-uses of this spray. I use Fix+ for almost everything in my makeup routine. To intensify eye shadow colors, mostly metallic colors, before and after I put makeup on, or added to my foundation to look more dewy. All in all, it is a great multi-use product that works amazing and is worth the hype. And well, it smells like roses.
6. MAC Studio Finish Concealer ($19USD)
I know I said 5, but I could not help but mention this concealer. I am a NC45 and this has been the best concealer that I’ve tried so far. It really does a good job at hiding my under eye circles. It has yellow undertones, along with the consistency of this concealer makes it perfect to use on the top or under your brows and under my eyes or even on my lids. It’s does not prevent your eye shadow from creasing, if its one thing it might make it crease. So use it with a primer or Paint Pot if you’re gonna use it to even your eye lids.