Today I thought I would pull together my favourite ever MAC products.
A month or so ago, I had a £20 voucher to spend at MAC and I was absolutely spoilt for choice - possibly too spoilt for choice, as I couldn't pinpoint exactly what it was that I wanted. I asked on Twitter for some recommendations and a few came in, but I thought it might be helpful or interesting to see what my personal favourite - can't live without - MAC products are!
First up, my most reached for highlighter in my whole collection, is without a doubt the Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish(£23) This did the rounds on blogs about a year ago and everybody seemed to be going crazy for it. Naturally I couldn't resist the hype and I've been loving it since my birthday last year. It gives such a pretty, natural glow to any make-up look - I wear it almost daily. Definitely one for those who like a subtle amount of highlight for every-day wear!
Onto eyes, I feel that this is where MAC really outdo themselves - there's just so much choice! If I had to whittle it down to one eyeshadow that does a great job, no matter what season or look you're going for; it's Soba(£12.50). A muted khaki gold that makes a soft, smokey eye seem like child's play. It's so easy to sweep over the lid and create a pretty look, or even on the outer edges to add a bit of definition. To add to that, I love Powersurge(£14) eye-kohl. This isn't one of those cult MAC products necessarily, but I still think it's great. It's a golden bronze pencil that adds a special something to a somewhat ordinary eye make-up look. A close second would be Coffee eyeliner, but Powersurge is a pretty choice for Summer!
swatches : soba, powersurge, creme in your coffee & cubic
rest of face : ysl teint touche eclat foundation, bobbi brown creamy concealer, hourglass arch sculpting brow pencil, the body shop honey bronzer & kevin aucoin scultping powder.
Oh lipstick. This was a hard one. I don't have the worlds largest collection of MAC lipsticks, but I love every one that I do own, so this was tricky. However, one that slightly rose above the rest was Creme In Your Coffee(£15). I've spoken about this on my blog a few times now and with very good reason. It's a very pretty, muted raspberry/brown red that is wonderful for everyday wear. It's not in-your-face red, which is great for those too scared to rock a red lip throughout the day, but it's not too wish-washy either. When in doubt, I always reach for this, so that's why I feel it deserves a spot in my 'top five'!
Finally, blusher, for which I chose Cubic(£18) as my favourite. This is a much more recent addition to my collection compared to the rest, but I've found myself reaching for it more and more lately. It's a simple, soft, muted dusky pink, which actually reminds me a little bit of NARS Douceur (one of my other all time favourites). It's not a blush I've heard much about but if you're new to blush or want a great all-rounder then I highly recommend this. It ties everything together so nicely and gives a lovely, natural flush to the face. I can't get enough!