Monday, August 17, 2009

MAC Daddy

So here's a crazy confession from your's truly: I have never really used MAC products before.

Gasp.

I know it's insane. I'm a beauty blogger. I love makeup. MAC is one of the biggest, brightest stars in the cosmetics cosmos, and yet I have only ever tried their lipglass.

I'm not sure why I haven't sipped from the MAC kool-aid yet. I just never got around to it, I suppose. I wouldn't have gone near MAC in high school due to sticker shock. When I was in college, I lived in Vermont and I didn't care about fancy makeup...nor could I afford it. So here I am, at the age of 33, a makeup fiend and, for all intents and purposes, a MAC virgin.

Pathetic.

So....I have to ask you: What is YOUR favorite MAC product? What do I absolutely, positively HAVE to try? Leave me a comment and let me know!

12 comments:

Catanya said...

I can count with the fingers of a hand the number of Mac products I own, and I am obsessed with makeup! In my case, Mac is not available in town and the nearest counter has really rude sales women. Most of my products were bought on ebay. XX

Kelsey said...

In ALL honesty, I have to say that MAC isn't the holy grail of makeup brands, in my opinion. They're good, sure, but not all they're cracked up to be.

I do have to say, though, I'm a big fan of their Tendertones (unfortunately these are limited edition) and their Tinted Lip Conditioners.

emily said...

I used to think MAC was overrated, but honestly now that I've gotten into it, IT'S NOT AT ALL! It's the best brand by far.

I would say try the eyeshadows for sure, they are the best from any brand. Fluidline is awesome, especially with the 266 brush. For eyeshadows, get veluxe pearl finish, they are the most pigmented and have a beautiful pearly sheen. Mineralize skinfinishes are awesome and can be used so many ways.

Brooke said...

I really like MAC eyeshadows - they have great pigment and decent staying power. However, my all time favorite MAC product is their Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown. I've tried everything from Makeup Forever to Urban Decay which are all great, but I keep reaching for my MAC.

Meredith said...

I like MAC, especially their collections, but I don't really know that they have anything that is any better than other brands out there. They are great about putting together a matching collection with coordinated products, but that's the majority of the appeal.

Vichaya said...

There's only one piece of Mac I really love and can't find a dupe I like equally. It's a blush called welldressed. If you're into pink blush, you should try it.

BeautyMuse said...

I love their Paint Pots, eye kohls and shadows (except the Lustre ones... too flaky).

Kajal Couture said...

I am a total MAC addict and don't know what I did before I discovered them a few years ago. My recommendations: eyeshadows, blacktrack fluidline gel eyeliner, powder blushes, longwear lipcolors if you like longwear lip products, and paint pots as a base for eye makeup.

Lydia said...

Thanks for all the input, everyone!! I'll have to try out some of their eye products soon. Yes, I think I may bite the proverbial MAC bullet! :)

Pure Charisma said...

I don't love Mac. I like their brushes, they are awesome. And their pigments are nice. But the rest of their eyeshadows are a no thank you and I do not LOVE their lipstick.

I know. I feel like a terrible makeup artist for not swearing by mac. I've seen some awesome MAC looks so really, they have to be good...I'm more of an urban decay girl myself =).

Perfect Chic said...

MAC lip products are great, as are the eyeshadows. The blushes are great too. The mascaras and foundations are best left alone though. P.S Vichaya is right, Well Dressed is an amazing blush.

Jasmin said...

I was a MAC virgin myself until two months ago when I tried out one of their eyeshadows. I'm a fan of some of their products now. Cleansing Oil, Studio Fix+, MAC Studio Sculpt Gel, some eyeshadows, and a brush or two. I don't like their lip products.

I wouldn't call it my HG brand though.