It’s no big secret that I have a long- standing love affair with MAC Cosmetics, which I’ve been using (almost religiously) for the last 10-15 years. With that in mind, I thought it was about time I created a Top5 of my absolute favorites and this is the end result. So, without further ado, here are my all-stars:
1. Fluidline Gel Liner
Ever since I first used this (special angled liner brush included), about 6 years ago, I have never looked back. This stuff practically glides on to give me my beloved cat- eye and will, literally, NOT budge throughout the day (and night). The alternative, animal friendly, Stila Smudge Pot I opted for last year never even stood a chance and left a lot to be desired (not to mention it completely dried up, half- way through, resulting in a total waste of hard- earned money).
2. Studio Fix Fluid SPF15
Having tried a ridiculous number of different foundations on my (oily & still acne prone) skin, I can honestly say that this takes the cake! A practically custom- made shade, fantastic coverage and SPF15 (for the non- religious sunscreen users, like me), what more could you ask for? The fact that I have not had one single break- out and/ or irritation since I have started using this, more than a decade ago, just adds to the list of things that have made me a fanatic for life…
3. Brow Set
Despite the fact that my brows are naturally thick and easy to maintain, I (like any other gal) am in need of some everyday definition – as well as the occasional tweezer- mishap cover- up :$ For some reason, I have never been able to make full use of the powers of eyebrow pencils & powders, finding them tricky to use in order to achieve a subtle, uniform, natural looking result. Upon being recommended this, by my trusted MAC consultant (and trying it out for myself, later the same day), I was converted. The non- sticky formula brushes on easily (thanks to the mascara- like wand) & adds colour and definition in one swift swoop. Would not change it for the world!
This is a bit on the pricey side, but worth every cent! I use it either as a light primer (I find that spraying it on before makeup, makes my foundation glide on smoother and also adds a bit of oomph to any colours I may have used, i.e. eyeshadows) or as the finishing touch that gives my face a dewy look and ensures everything stays in place for longer, without flaking and/ or separating. Lately I’ve been considering also investing in the 30ml Travel- Size bottle, to keep in my purse for those quick mid- day refreshers…
5. Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Despite my un-ending love for (almost all) MAC lip…stuff, this comes up on top when it comes to puckering up 🙂 It glides on effortlessly and feels luxuriously smooth and silky, almost balm- like. It makes my lips look chic and polished, with just the right amount of shine and none of that lip- gloss stickiness (that I absolutely despise). Add to that its wide range of highly wearable colours, amazing coverage and great consistency and you can see why it has become a staple in my makeup bag.
So, there you go… My all- time favorite MAC buys, laid out for all to see. Have you used any of them? What did you think? Any recommendations for other MAC things I should not live without?