Trying On… MAC


It’s been a while since i’ve done a Trying On… brand post, so I thought I’d carry the series on with a look at probably one of the most well known brands, MAC. MAC was one of the very first higher end brands that I ever tried when it came to makeup. When I first stepped foot into the store I was amazed by the sheer amount of products on display and how I just wanted to try them all. I’d spend ages swatching all of the lipsticks and eyeshadows, and after a while I’d tried a fair amount of the range. My first ever MAC purchase was the lipstick in Pure Zen, and since then, i’ve been a fairly regular MAC customer. They have so many products in their range and are often coming out with Limited Edition and new collections, so it’s often difficult to know what to try. I’ve put together my top MAC items that I believe are worth the money, and are worth having in your collection. The items i’ve featured are all permanent and still available. So, here are my top picks from MAC…

1. Single Eyeshadows:

MAC have a huge selection of eyeshadows ranging from your neutrals to your pops of colour and are available either in the single pro refill pans or in individual compacts. I find that the easiest way of storing these is to buy them in the refill pans and keep them in one of their customisable palettes. You can buy a duo, quad, or 15-pan palette depending on how much of a collector you are. I love the finishes that MAC has in their eyeshadows as they are mostly soft and easy to blend. My favourites have to be Antiqued (Veluxe Pearl), Saddle (Matte), and All That Glitters (Veluxe Pearl).

There is also a way of depotting the eyeshadows from the compacts so that you can store the pans in the palettes, see the hack here.


[Swatches] Top Row (L-R): All That Glitters, Sable, Texture, Saddle, Swiss Chocolate // Bottom Row (L-R): Woodwinked, Bronze, Amber Lights, Antiqued, Brown Script.

2. Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Light’:

I never thought that it was possible to have so many options for powder. It seemed a bit ridiculous to pay out a load of money on an expensive powder when the drugstore alternatives are a lot cheaper and pretty much do the same thing. But I was swayed by MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish powder in ‘Light’. Sure, it’s a little expensive for a face powder, but I think it is worth it. It not only sets your makeup, but it also seems to give the skin a subtle glow. It’s a baked formula and is so soft that it doesn’t settle into fine lines or cake on the skin. There are low-level pearlized pigments within it that give that glow but without making your face look like a glitter ball. The shades range from Light to Deep, and you can also get highlighter and bronzer versions.


3. Lipsticks:

MAC lipsticks are probably one of the most popular lipsticks in the beauty industry. I’m pretty sure most people have tried one or at least heard of them. The finishes range from Lustre, to Cremesheen, to Amplified, to Matte – and all are great quality and comfortable to wear. I recently did a post on my MAC Lipstick Collection – I don’t have the largest collection ever, but I love the ones I do have and wear them often. My favourites are Creme d’Nude (Cremesheen), Blankety (Amplified), and Honey Love (Matte). They are lightly scented with vanilla, and are not too badly priced for the quality you get. I’d definitely recommend them!


Blankety (Amplified), Creme d’Nude (Cremesheen)

That rounds up my Trying On… MAC post, do you have any favourites?

Thanks for reading!




  1. December 19, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I agree! Love their lipsticks especially 🙂

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