TOP 10 Favorites from MAC Cosmetics

1. PREP +PRIME NATURAL RADIANCE

This primer is the best primer I have every used, if I go a day without it I notice a HUGE difference in how my makeup applies and wears through the day. My skin is combo but mostly oily and the hydrating properties add just enough to wear I’m not over compensating but then dries down to really grab that foundation and make it apply the most smooth and flawless application all but while still controlling oils. 
KEY CLAIMS:
  • Controls oil
  • Provides long-term hydration
  • Smoothes and softens skin
  • Improves radiance
  • Refines skin
  • Silicone-free

2. PRO LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

This has been my holy grail foundation for the past 4 years and I haven’t found literally anything better. I can wear this from 6 am till midnight and it still looks flawless. It is the only foundation that keeps my skin looking less oily, it has the perfect amount of coverage and I do have quite a bit of acne scarring which sucks but it covers it like a dream. I apply this with a Real Techniques beauty blender dampened and it almost makes the mattifying properties of this blend with an almost mattifying glow. It doesn’t have any flashback in photos and looks wonderful in literally any photos. For reference I wear the color NW20 when I’m not looking super tan, I do have to mix colors tho when I’m tan because the next shade darker is too orange for me. So when I’m tan I mix the shade N18 with NW25. Also I have never had any of MAC foundations break me out ever. I hear this a lot that people break out because of them and honestly it’s probably a combination of things. It could be skincare, it could be products not mixing well with other products, or not washing your skin properly.. even diet and lifestyle all come to play, so be really careful when analyzing what is breaking you out. 9 times out of 10 it’s not a product unless you are allergic to said product you will have a reaction almost immediately.
KEY CLAIMS: 
  • Long-wearing, 15 hours
  • Transfer-resistant
  • Oil-free
  • Controls oil
  • Provides stay-true colour
  • Sweat- and humidity-resistant
  • Photo-friendly
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • For all skin types

3. STUDIO FIX PERFECTING POWDER

I can’t say enough good things about this powder, this is a very recent launch as of last year. I set my entire face with this stuff and I swear it is like magic dust. It’s such a micro fine powder and it just gives that air brushed affect to the skin, but it looks that way ALL day. This powder will NEVER look cakey or like your wearing too much makeup. I’ve probably purchased like 5 of them since it launched. For Reference I wear the color *Light Plus*
KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Reduces appearance of pores 
  • Sets makeup without disturbing colour 
  • Controls oil 
  • Non-settling 
  • Features a comfortable formula 
  • Non-drying 
  • For all skin types 
  • Non-acnegenic 
  • Dermatologist tested

4. Mineralize Timecheck Lotion

MAC’s Mineralize line is probably one of the best mineralized lines out there, now that’s my personal opinion, but if you’ve tried everything from this line it’s incredible. This product is one of the coolest though because It acts as a moisturizer and primer in one also with anti-aging properties infused as well! When putting this product on I still moisturize but this just literally blurs everything out on your skin making for the most smooth canvas to apply makeup. It almost adds like a filter on your skin and makes all your pores disappear. I do notice that one bottle of this stuff lasts me quite a while which is good because it is more on the pricey side but so worth it!! 
KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Smoothes skin
  • Instantly reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrating
  • Instantly reduces appearance of pores
  • Soothes skin
  • Improves radiance
  • For all skin types
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested



5. Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

This bronzer literally gives my face life, I will never go without it. It is the best color for bronzer and never looks orange or muddy. Which is something super important to look for in bronzer. I use it to slightly contour and then dust it over my temples and jaw line. I prefer bronzing over contouring any day and it’s super on trend right now. That very warm summery glow. One of my absolute favorite part of my makeup routine!! 
KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Contains light-reflecting bronzing pigments
  • Provides a natural, sun-kissed look
  • For a wide variety of skin tones
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Non-acnegenic

6. Brushstroke Eyeliner

So this is a super new favorite, this just launched I wanna say back in March? AND THIS EYELINER Is the best hands down liquid liner I have ever used. I have very large eyes and stuff tends to crease on me pretty easily just depending on how oily my eyelids are. But eye liner only on my right eye always transfers and this one literally does not budge!!!! It glides on like a dream and stays on for literally ever. It does come off when you’re ready to take your makeup off fairly easy so you’re not sat there scrubbing your eyes forever, which is a really good thing. Life changing eyeliner!!!!
KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Long-wearing, 24 hours 
  • Features easy and precise lining 
  • Features rich, intense colour 
  • Smudge-proof 
  • Transfer-resistant 
  • Water-resistant 
  • Sweat- and humidity-proof 
  • Ophthalmologist tested 
  • Safe for contact lens wearers 
  • Removes easily with warm water


7. Fix + OF COURSE

Alright so of course I have to add in Fix + because this is holy grail product of everyone on planet earth but I do want to share some KEY details of what this product actually does and is actually for because I do see across the board a lot of people don’t really know and aren’t aware. This is a multi use product for me and I will not be without it, especially now since moving to Arizona, THIS IS NEEDED. When I use this, I spray before my makeup, after my liquid and after my entire face. Also Anytime through out the day if I feel my makeup needs to be refreshed. This product is not considered a SETTING SPRAY. This will not elongate the wear of your makeup. What this actually does is it gently soothes and refreshes the skin and finishes the makeup. It’s infused with a blend of green tea, Chamomile and cucumber to soothe the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup. This product also contains Glycerin that will give you that dewey summer glow. 
KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Soothes and refreshes skin
  • Hydrating
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Non-acnegenic

8. Next To Nothing Finishing Powder 

I’m sure you have all heard about Next to Nothing. Well this powder is quite literally a Instagram filter for your skin. I was blown away when I first tried it. You don’t have to just use it with the Next to Nothing Face Color, You can use it with any foundation you’d like to. When you set your foundation with it, it just blurs everything right in front of your eyes and your skin just looks so soft and blurred, no residue of powder at all. The texture is very creamy and smooth, giving that barely there, soft focused look to the skin. Because this product is oil free and controls oils I notice I really don’t get oily while wearing this powder and I have super oily skin, usually when products says they control oil.. On me they really don’t.  Ya’ll need this in your life, especially if you’re the type of makeup person that wears very little makeup. This product is a must!!! 

KEY CLAIMS

  • Refines skin texture 
  • Provides instant radiance 
  • Provides stay-true colour 
  • Long-wearing 
  • Controls oil 
  • Oil-free 
  • Non-drying

9. Extra Dimension Skinfinish 

Okay, so these powders just recently became permanent and theres good reason for it. If you want the most beautiful beaming highlight you need to get these powders. I believe they come in 6 different shades and my favorite is ‘Beaming Blush’ It reflects pink and gold and is just the most beautiful on the skin. It glides on like a dream and doesn’t look glittery like some can look. It’s a hybrid fromula of a liquid-powder that brings a very smooth and defined finish. 

KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Long-wearing, 10 hours
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • For all skin types


10. Bold & Bad Lash 

So I haven’t included any mascaras yet and one that’s because honestly there isn’t a mascara from MAC That I don’t like, they’re all amazing, but this one takes the cake. I actually just tried this and it just came out not that long ago but oh my goodness is it sooooo good. It’s made to give a really fluffy and full look to the lashes and also contains a brush for upper and a brush for lower lashes. SO COOL and there’s also different formulas in each little tube! 

KEY CLAIMS: 

  • Flake-proof and smudge-proof
  • Features customized formulas for upper and lower lashes
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • Volumizing
  • Separates lashes
  • Non-clumping
There you have it everyone. My top 10 must haves from MAC. I hope this all helps everyone out if you are indecisive about picking a product or not sure what to go for first if you’re a first time shopper. One little disclaimer I do have is that just because these products work extremely well for me and my skin doesn’t mean they will work for you and your skin, Everyones skin is SO different and it’s honestly just about trial and error to find things that work for you. 

Also because I know it’s always out there on the internet another little disclaimer is that NO MAC Cosmetics does NOT test on animals. They however to sell to China markets and once the products reach China, the Chinese government uses their facilities to then take the products and test on animals then and there. 
I will redirect you to their disclaimer. I feel like this word needs to come across to everyone because theres so much false information spread about this very issue and I don’t want any of my readers to be confused. 
Thank you all so much for reading I know this was a lengthy post and I hope you got to the end. I will be doing a skincare one as well soon!:) 
xoxo



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