Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Products of the Day #5 : Top Five MAC


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!

Which are your top five MAC products?
xo

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  1. I may have to try Cubic on your recommendation! Powersurge is amazing and so is Teddy its more popular bronzy cousin! I love Coffee for a soft everyday eye.

    TheConscienceFund| Bloglovin'

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    1. It's so subtle but quite buildable! Sure you'd like it :) xx

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  2. I love the khaki tint to that gold, and it looks lovely on you! LV x

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    1. Thank you! It's so unique, I really love it :) xx

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  3. Goodness me, lady, you are so gorgeous! Love that lipstick on you, it's a really pretty shade.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor & Femme et Vie

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    1. You're so sweet! *blush* thank you :) xx

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  4. Beautiful products and I just love the lipstick shade such a classic <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. It really is! Goes with so many different looks :) xx

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  5. Soft & Gentle sounds beautiful, I love subtle highlighters and so many seem to be a little too intense for me. Might have to invest in this one although I definitely don't need any more make up hehe

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. I feel your pain Jennie! I really should stop hehe, but... It's just too addictive! I'm sure S&G would look lovely on you ;) xx

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  6. Creme in your coffee was my first ever MAC lipstick purchase! Love it, and it looks great on you!

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    1. Great purchase! :) I think Faux was mine (I still have it somewhere!) & thank you for the kind comment xx

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  7. I pick up Cubic every time I'm in MAC! Really tempted by the lipstick too, it was on my wishlist years ago but got a bit forgotten about.

    Laura x | CakingItOn

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  8. What beautiful colours, I normally go for neutrals but I tend to go for slightly different shades and tones. I've wanted to shake it up a bit for a while so I think I'll go for these kinds of colours next. Kiko here I come.. :) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Life in Italy

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  9. I'm tempted by Cubic and Soba... I always plan to get them and then I get distracted from something else! Must rectify that ;-)
    gyudynotesofbeauty.blogspot.it

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  10. Ok, I'm in love with this look. My bank account might suffer from this >_< I am especially tempted by the lipstick & blusher.
    I just came across your blog, it's lovely!

    Sofia | palelily.blogspot.com

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