Good afternoon subscribers!
Instead of a product of the week review this week, I’m doing a short MAC make-up haul post. I got a few fabulous products from the MAC store the other day and I simply couldn’t decide on just a single one to tell you about, which is why I’m going to tell you about them all!
And the products are…
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow
I used to swear by MAC’s Prep + Prep Skin Base Visage primer up until I bought this baby. I ended up getting this primer over my usual one because the bottle is bigger and the make-up artist who attended to me recommended it. The silky gel emulsion (same texture as Skin Base Visage) is rich in natural ingredients (such as vitamins E and C, antioxidants and caffeine) that prime and hydrate the skin, allowing for a seamless concealer, foundation and powder application. It helps control oil and promote a gorgeous smooth skin texture, too!
What’s more, is it leaves your skin with the most divine natural glow thanks to the illuminating pearl powders it packs as well. It’s well-suited for all skin types, especially deeper skin tones I believe, because the formula disappears upon application, resulting in a radiant complexion. Because I have natural pink/red undertones, I opted for the yellow shade to even out my strong pink tones.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Spray
I used to use this spray religiously up until about a year ago, when I swore not to repurchase it because I thought it made me look too shiny in photos. Turns out it was my primer that was making me look like a disco ball. Anyway, so I decided to buy another bottle of this spray, and I’m so glad that I did! I spritz this lovely spray over my face before and after applying my make-up. I also love using it as soon as I wake up in the morning to freshen up my face.
It’s a lightweight, mineral-rich prepping and finishing mist that will refresh your skin and add the finishing touch to your make-up application like no other product. It also helps create an even surface for a smooth foundation application. If you have dry or flaky skin, this product can really help! It’s incredible for replenish your skin’s moisture levels. My skin tends to be very dry if I don’t apply day and night cream religiously, and this spritzer helps my complexion look healthier in a second on days that I’ve been lazy with apply moisturiser.
Go here to learn how you’re using your MAC Fix + Spray all wrong!
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Lingering
My goodness, I can’t believe I ever hated this brow pencil! Let me tell you something: I love full, perfectly groomed eyebrows. But I’ve always turned to brow powders and gels rather than pencils to help me achieve the brows on point look. I tried this exact eyebrow pencil out last year and I was so unhappy with it. I felt it made my brows look super fake. I now realise that that’s probably because I had thinner brows a year ago than I do now (thanks, coconut oil!).
I now use this fabulous pencil to fill in my grown-out brows to achieve flawless, full brows. I now declare Lingering the ultimate self-propelling, self-sharpening, brow-defining brow pencil! It confidently adds what you need: Colour, shape and density – all in one streamlined tool. And, just like a pen, it creates its own just-right point. Perfect shape, striking arches and amazing definition every time! A bonus is that it’s easy to carry around… No sharpener needed!
Go here for my expert tips on how to get your brows on fleek in five simple steps.
MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel
If softer, suppler, more luminous skin is what you’re after, this is the product for you! I’ve been using the Mineralize Charged Water Eye Cream for about two years now, and have been so happy with it. This baby was no exception! When I first tried it out on the back of my hand, I just knew I was going to love it!
This ultra-lightweight gel-like cream instantly is absorbed instantly by the skin, leaving it with intense hydration and the most gorgeous natural glow. Infused with MAC’s exclusive Super-Charged Water technology, you can be sure it’ll leave you with the complexion you’ve been dreaming of! I love using it on its own when I’m going for a bare-faced look (with a touch of concealer, defined brows and a light coat of mascara, of course). Otherwise, I use it before bed so that I wake up pretty!
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
I saved the best for last. This product has blown me away! I’ve always used the Mineralize Concealer and been satisfied. But now I’m totally hooked on Pro Longwear – I’ll never look back! I’ve never used a concealer as incredible as this one – and you can be sure that I take concealing and highlighting rather seriously.
This amazing product provides a medium to full matte coverage for up to 15 hours. The only thing I don’t love about it is it’s packaging. Don’t get me wrong, the little glass pump bottle it comes in is super-cute and all, but it doesn’t allow for you to control how much product you dispense at once. Because the concealer provides such a full coverage, you don’t need as much as the pump pumps out. But, oh well – that one little con is nothing against all the pros! I apply it both under and on top of my foundation for a flawless face. I can’t get enough of it!
Have you tried any of these MAC products, darlings? If you have, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I hope you found these short reviews helpful!