Monday, 1 February 2016

Current MAC Beauty Favourites


When I started to write up my monthly favourites this month, I noticed that a lot of products were from MAC. When I actually went through my make-up bag I noticed that 80% of the products I was using on a day to day basis were from MAC. So instead of including the MAC products in my favourites post, I decided to just dedicate an entire post to what I have been loving from MAC lately. My blog has been slightly MAC orientated lately but I have just been loving so many different products from them that I had to share!  

MAC Fix +
This is one of those products that you don't need in your collection, but it is a lovely addition to have. I use this on a daily basis as a finishing spray for my make-up. I think that it is a really nice step to give that finished look to your make-up look. It just seems to tie everything all together, it takes away that overly powdery look to the skin and gives a nice glow. It is a really nice product to use during the day as a refreshing mist too. I love the scent of it, it smells devine! 

MAC Gigablack Lash Mascara*
I have only discovered this mascara recently even though I got sent it months ago. It is a really small slim brush and it is perfect for using on the bottom lashes. I have only started using this in the past couple of weeks, but I love how it separates and coats my bottom lashes without looking too heavy. It also doesn't drop down or smudge which makes it perfect for the bottom lashes.

MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer
I use this in NW20 and I usually stick to under my eyes with this concealer. It has amazing full coverage but the thing I like the most about it is that it doesn't look or feel heavy on the skin. It applies and blends beautifully and lasts all day on my skin. The tiniest bit really goes a long way and it can be easy to go over board with this concealer so a light hand is advised!

MAC Give Me Sun! Bronzer
I got this before Christmas and it has been the main bronzer that I have been using since. It is one of their Mineralize Skin Finish powders. This bronzer looks perfect when I have tan on. It is a slightly red-toned bronzer so it does give the illusion of a natural tan. It goes on with a sheer finish so it is alot easier to build up, and it's nice that it doesn't come off with an intense block of colour straight away and you can build up to the colour you want. 

MAC Spellbinder Blush
I have already written a whole blog post about this blush here but I had to include it in this favourites post because I love it that much. This was released as part of the MAC Faerie Whispers collection in the past few weeks, and after spotting it on one of Jacyln Hill's videos I ordered it straight away. Like I mentioned in my original blog post about it, I think that this is the perfect blush for that Winter/Spring transition. It is a gorgeous brightening blush, but gives a very natural sheen to the cheeks. It is the perfect mix between a bright pink and a coral- it sits somewhere in the middle. The blush has a "satin" finish so it doesn't come off overly strong on the cheeks which is perfect for me since lately I have been preferring not to wear blusher. This has reintroduced blush back into my make-up routine and I absolutely love it.

MAC "Everyone's Darling" Eyeshadow*
Another limited edition collection item (sorry!) but something that has been in my make-up bag constantly since I got it. It is a very deep burgundy, and it is one of those eyeshadows that I can reach for on an everyday basis that creates a subtle difference in what could otherwise be a boring everyday look. It is a matte finish but is still amazingly pigmented and so easy to work with. I would just do my everyday make up look and add this to the crease to give a bit of colour to my eyes. It doesn't look too much but it is lovely for a slightly different look. 

Leading on from the "Everyone's Darling" eyeshadow, this is the eyeshadow palette that I have been reaching for the past couple of weeks. Again, it gives a nice look to the eyes by adding a bit of colour without looking too crazy for everyday. It has a gorgeous mix of matte, shimmer and glittery shades- all with a warm burgundy tone. My favourite shades in the palette are Quarry, Embark and Sketch. I would use the three of these in conjunction with each other and they just work beautifully together.


MAC Honey Love
This is one of the most recent lipsticks I have gotten from MAC and I have been obsessively using it since. It is a gorgeous brown-toned nude. It is a matte finish, so it can be a tad drying but it will stay on your lips for ages. I love wearing this with a brown, smokey eye and lots of bronzer. I think it would only suit fair to medium skin tones because I think it might tend to wash out darker skintones. But this has been one of my go to lipsticks for the past couple of weeks and I have worn it down so much already.

MAC Viva Glam II
This is the second lipstick that I have been using pretty much constantly the past couple of weeks. As you can see from the swatches, it is not a whole lot different from Honey Love. It does have a slightly more mauve undertone compared to Honey Love. A lot of people compare this to MAC Velvet Teddy, but I actually prefer this. It is a lot lighter than Velvet Teddy and is a lot easier to wear on a day to day basis. Again it is a matte finish, so it is really long-lasting but still feels creamy on the lips. 

MAC Whirl
I pair this with both of the lipsticks mentioned and I love it equally with both. I would have this on the outside of the lips outlined and the lighter lipstick in the centre of the lips, it really gives the illusion of fuller lips. It looks gorgeous on its own with a bit of lipbalm or with different lipsticks layered on top. I think it is one of those lip liners that everyone needs to have in their collection and you can create so many different looks with it. 

MAC Stripdown
Again this is another liner that I have been loving wearing on its own with a little bit of lipbalm dabbed on top. But it is the perfect liner to pair with Honey Love lipstick. That combo has been my go-to for weeks! It looks beautiful with a tan so I do tend to wear it when I am a bit more tanned or bronzed up! The lipliners from MAC are amazingly pigmented and so easy to apply. I just fly through lipliners from MAC, you need to try one if you haven't already!
 
 Let me know if you use any MAC products that you think I would like and let me know what your favourite MAC product is!



16 comments:

  1. These were some great products, I especially love the Mac fix plus spray, Its amazing. x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. It does such an amazing job! I'm going to need a new one soon! x

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  2. Great post! I have been wanting to try the fix plus and the pro longwear concealer.

    -Emily
    http://simply-emily.net

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    1. The concealer is so amazing! You should definitely give it a go!

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  3. Definitely the Peach Blossom lipstick but I love their Fix +!

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    1. I've been meaning to try that lipstick for so long! x

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  4. Great post! That eye shadow palette is so pretty, I need to get some eye shadows from mac they always look so stunning x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They are definitely worth the investment! x

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  5. Everyone talks so highly about Give Me Sun. I want to try it out as well!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It's one of the nicest bronzers I've found! x

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  6. That Honeylove colour is gorgeous! I love a good nude lipstick

    http://theseprettylittlethingsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've just discovered Blankety and that is a really good nude too! x

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  7. Honeylove is stunning! I need to repurchase some Fix+

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    1. One of my all time favourite lipsticks! x

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  8. Danielle you are definitely the reason behind my new found obsession with MAC!! Give me sun has been on my wish list for a while now so I'll definitely be picking that up asap. I really want global glow msf too 😍

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    1. Oooh definitely treat yourself to Give Me Sun, you will love it!! x

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