Whether you are a newbie in the makeup fraternity or you’ve been a makeup junkie for ages, one thing is for sure – you are already familiar with the word or brand MAC and have heard or said it hundreds of times. The great thing about this popular makeup brand is that it’s forever new! I mean, even after having used MAC makeup for over a year, I still feel like a newbie. Why, you ask? Because the cult-favorite cosmetic brand has so many categories within categories and so many makeups and related products to try! Mind you; there is literally something for everyone out there!
Unfortunately, I agree with some people who claim that MAC makeup is a bit expensive. Yes, it is expensive if you aren’t passionate about makeup and beauty and can do with other good brands (yes, there are others), But since I love and absolutely adore MAC, I decided to chalk out a few reasons why MAC is worth every penny spent. This article can also be a great reference for beginners in makeup.
Foundation: Since this article is beginner-friendly, excuse me if you read certain things you already know (or you could treat it like a refreshers course!). When it comes to makeup, the first thing you need to buy is the right type and shade of foundation for your skin’s needs and undertones. MAC has a type of foundation for every skin type. Whether you are the oily or combination type, normal or dry type, or even sensitive type, you’ll have a range of MAC foundations that suits you best.
Apart from the ‘types,’ they even have a horde of shades for literally every skin tone! Pale, olive, tan, dark, wheatish, yellow, pinkish, you name it MAC has got it! The shades are labeled with N (neutral), C (cool), W (warm), NC (neutral cool), and NW (neutral warm), and depending on the undertones of your skin, you can choose any shade in each of these categories, as there are as many as 40 shades in each label. This is crazy; 40 shades in each label! Isn’t it hands down the best bet for any makeup enthusiast? Beginners need to test the foundation by testing 2 or 3 shades closest to your natural skin tone and applying them on the jawline. Check to see which one disappears or gets camouflaged on your face. That’s your shade.
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Concealer: Every girl has had a break out at least once during puberty. If not that, then the smallest amount of pigmentation is what bothers some of us. If you have any imperfection on your face that you wished you didn’t. You need to know just how essential concealer is. It’s a must-have for almost every one of us. Coming back to MAC, their concealers are rather good. Although I’ll be honest, there aren’t as many of these with MAC as foundations, but they do their job well (that is, cover blemishes or dark circles). MAC concealers are available in 6 ranges – Studio Finish (SPF15), Select Cover-Up, Select Moisture cover, Studio Sculpt Concealer, Pro Longwear, and Mineralise – and similar to the foundations, they follow the same shade guide. At the same time, choosing a concealer, bear in mind your skin type, shade, and undertones.
Blushes and eye-shadows: Who doesn’t love a good blush? Most people like various blushes in their makeup kits, and whether cream or powder, mineral or long-wearing MAC has ’em all! MAC blushes are easy to use and available in various colors and textures, from dewy to sheer transparent. Besides, when it comes to eye shadows, you can never own enough. There are many different finishes of MAC eye-shadows, so there is something for all tastes and occasions.
Lipsticks: I’d have to agree that MAC lipsticks are a bit too pricey for some of us, but if you can afford one, then get one. Why? Because MAC lipsticks are absolutely fabulous! They are really pigmented and glide smoothly on your lips (and they smell good too!) MAC lipsticks are available in many textures, but then again, if you don’t want to spend that much on lipsticks, you could give it a pass.
So there you have it. Everything that MAC makeup has is perfect in all respects. Beginners should definitely turn to MAC because it is safe on the skin. And as far as the price is concerned, compare MAC with other international brands like Stila, Estee Lauder, Dior, Smashbox, and Lancome (which cost significantly more). It won’t feel so expensive anymore.