My Top 5 MAC Products

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It’s undeniable that MAC “runs” the higher end consumer color cosmetics marketplace. Their stand alone stores and counters are always crawling with customers looking for the latest and greatest from MAC. They offer such a wide variety of products that it can often be intimidating for someone new to the brand. Just because it is from MAC does not mean that it is great. Here are my five top picks from MAC that I suggest every makeup fan have in their personal stash. And don’t worry none of them are limited edition items.

Top 5 MAC

MAC 217 Blending Brush $24.00 – Try as I have, nothing beats this brush for blending out your shadows. This brush is so impressive that I own FIVE of them. This oval shaped wonder consists of densely packed goat hair bristles that just blend and pick up shadows like a dream. The MAC 217 is also great for dusting on shadows when you don’t have time for a complete eye look and it’s a dream for contouring your nose.

MAC Fix+ $24.00 for 3.4 US fl oz – This blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, vitamins and minerals is a must for my skin. I love Fix+ and use it daily even when I am not wearing makeup. I don’t know what it is about the formula exactly but it is the only facial spray that really soothes my skin and makes it feel good. I use Fix+ after I tone my skin and before I apply moisturizer. It is also great as a mixing medium to increase the payoff and intensity of powder products. Fix+ can also be used to breathe new life into dried up cream products. And of course it can be used to set your make up.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots $20.00 .17 US oz – Pro Longwear Paint Pots are a cream shadow/base product. They come in a wide variety of neutral colors and finishes.  Pro Longwear Paint Pots are great to use as a primer/colored base for stay all day eye shadow looks. They can also be worn alone for a sheer wash of color OR to color correct tired eyes using their flesh toned shades. You can find cheaper dupes at the drugstore BUT my preference is to splurge on at least one paint pot that closely resembles your skin tone for those days when you need to look pulled together but don’t have time for a full shadow look.

MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul – A truly universal product MAC describes Warm Soul as a mid tone beige with gold pearl. To me it is more of a dusty peachy pink. Either way it is fabulous on everyone. If you just own one blusher, this can be it. Warm Soul can be worn very sheer but built up for a more intense “BAM” blush look. I know some are worried about the “gold pearl” aspect of it but the pearl is more of a super fine golden micro glitter that gives a youthful glow without being over the top.

MAC Facial Cleansing Wipes $20.00-$29.00 – Like the MAC 217 Blending Brush I have tried to find alternatives to MAC’s Facial Cleansing Wipes and I just can’t. And trust me when I say I’ve tried a T-O-N of wipes! These wipes are refreshing. They clean very well without leaving a heavy residue/film. MAC’s Facial Wipes have a nice, crisp scent that does not linger on your face. These wipes will remove just about everything but the most stubborn water proof makeup.

Next time you are at a MAC counter/stand alone for looking the latest “Ri Ri Loves” collection, grab one or two of my picks. You will not be disappointed!


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  1. Gaby Ramos says:

    I have just got into MAC and I appreciate the Must Haves, I definitely want to to try the blending brush and fix+ Thanks for the advice

  2. Love your picks…and I agree…just because something is from MAC doesn’t mean everything is meant to be! :) but these picks are on point…Although, I haven’t used the MAC wipes in awhile, I should have them make a comeback in my life. heehee. thanks for sharing Ashley. xo

  3. I have a few of their paintpots on my wishlist, ive heard amazing things! Im obsessed with mac blushes and eyeshadows!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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