MAC Cosmetics started out as a Toronto-based company (woohoo Canada!) back in 1984- today MAC is probably one of the most well known and respected cosmetic companies in the world. There are several things that makes MAC Cosmetics my absolute #1 favorite brand- first off, almost all of their products are of superior, professional quality while still remaining at a *fairly* reasonable price (compared to other ‘professional’ and ‘high-end’ brand names); second, I love the MAC Viva Glam campaign to raise money to help further AIDS research and last but certainly not least, their MAC Pro division of the brand provides excellent products and discounts for professionals. I’m not a huge fan of the fact MAC comes out with SO MANY collections- I would much rather have 4-5 seasonal collections per year than 2-3 a month (well, my wallet would prefer it)
(My MAC Must Haves)
MAC Eyeshadow in Jest – This eyeshadow is beautiful all over the lid- it is quite similar to Stila Kitten and it goes on very smoothly. Brightens the whole eye and gives you a more rested look.
MAC Eyeshadow in Sable – My favorite crease color; it blends beautifully with lighter eyeshadows (like Jest) to give dimension, or you can use it all over for a tinted smokey eye.
MAC Eyehsadow in Blanc Type – The only MAC eyeshadow I’ve hit pan on so far- this is an ultra pigmented creamy white eyeshadow that I use daily for highlighting my browbone and shaping the outer corner.
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon – I use carbon daily as an eyeliner or to set other eyeliners…a staple shade for everyone!
MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl – This highlighter is the perfect shade for light to medium skintones and allows you to put the glow exactly where you want it- cheekbones are best friends with this CCB.
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium – A long-time favorite setting powder…looks invisible, feels weightless and sets makeup beautifully. Some people like to use this product as a foundation as well.
MAC Lipstick in Creme d’Nude – My #1 favorite lipstick- the perfect nude lip in a tube. Just enough pink to make you look alive, but opaque enough to get that sexy, nude pout.
MAC Blush in Fleur Power – Whenever I look at the blushes at MAC, I always reach for this one first…I guess that is a good sign that it is my favorite! I just think its a gorgeous pink with a touch of coral and looks fabulous on every cheek I’ve ever seen it on.
MAC Lipglass in Underage – If you prefer nude lips by gloss, this will be your BFF. Enough opacity to cover lips but still glossy (and sticky- I love it because it makes the gloss long lasting, but some steer clear of it for this reason)
MAC Face & Body Foundation in C2 – A foundation unlike any others I’ve tried…water based and sheer, this foundation will give a completely natural look (no makeup detectable by eye!) with a gorgeous dewy finish.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20 – My newest favorite…I can’t live without this concealer now! It covers dark circles beautifully but the icing on the cake is that it lasts all day, doesn’t crease and you don’t need to set it with powder. Amazing.
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