I have a very small MAC collection, but the products I do have I love & use quite a lot. There are lots of eyeshadows I would like to try and I’m treating myself to them slowly. If you have any suggestions as to what products I need to try from MAC I would love to hear them & let me know if you have any of the ones I mention.
MAC Pro Longwear Paintpot in Rubenesque – I have three paint pots & love them, they’re so easy to use and I find these Mac ones last for ages without drying out. Rubenesque is a pretty burnt orange colour, It’s creamy and pigmented. I think it has a slight frosty look to it and its so pretty. I often wear this alone all over the lid, I love how effortless cream shadows are to apply. It does make a really good base under shadows too & acts as a primer so they wear longer & the colour is bold and doesn’t crease.
MAC Sharon Osbourne Duchess Eyeshadow Quad – I know this was limited edition so I’m sorry but I do love it & the four shades that are included in this quad are my perfect colours. I’ve included this quad because I do like MAC eyeshadows as a whole. I’ve 11 in total & they’re all great quality. I like that they have such a huge selection of colours and finishes plus the quality is always so good, so I think they are worth the price tag (not that they’re massively expensive).
But focusing on this Duchess quad, all four shades are lovely, pigmented and very blendable. They work well worn together or alone & unlike a lot of palettes / quads there isn’t one dud shade, they’re all beautiful. Embark is matte and slightly dry but still pigmented, Sweet Eyes & Sexy Eyes are Veluxe Pearl and Femme Fatale is a Satin finish. I travel with this quad quite a lot & really love the quality of the shadows & the neutral smokey eye looks I (try) to create.
MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Sweet Heat – The quality of this shadow is so nice, it looks like liquid metal. The finish looks metallic and you get amazing colour pay off. Sweet Heat is a peachy champagne colour with a super metallic finish. I like that this is a brightening colour & it stays pigmented all day without fading & you get no fall out either. You can use these Extra Dimension eye shadows wet or dry depending on how pigmented you want it to be. I love this eyeshadow & its a very pretty colour to wear all over the lid. This shade was from the Magnetic Nude Collection.
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle – I use this highlighter all the time & it’s lasted ages, there is hardly a dent in it. I have to say its such good value for money. It looks a little sparkly in the pan but don’t be put off, It’s not shimmery but adds a flattering luminous glow to the skin, its beautiful when the light hits & makes you look like you have had the best Summer holiday! The product is baked and so very finely milled, it never looks powdery or too over done just beautiful on the skin (just apply with a light hand & remember less is more). I love having this in my collection & it gets a lot of love.
Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation – Sadly this has been discontinued but I have a tiny bit left which I’m using sparingly. I just love the coverage & smooth finish it gives. It offers a light coverage and reminds me of the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in that its quite reflective (not shimmery). It gives the skin a fresh luminous finish and easy to blend the only downside is that is doesn’t last all day on my skin, I do need to touch up after 6 hours or so. As I said it is discontinued now but this is the only MAC Foundation I have liked up till now. This is in the shade NC25.
Let me know what Mac products you love, I do have some more to share with you but I will save those for another post.