Because a single list of 10 items was nowhere near long enough to fully convey my unbridled MAC passion, here are 10 MORE things I love about MAC.
1. Brun Eye Shadow
I’ve worn Brun in one form or another virtually every single day for the past 10 years.
A dark, satiny blackish brown may sound kind of boring and lame, but this one’s pure genius because 1) it’s dark, but it doesn’t look harsh or stark on the skin, and 2) it’s so versatile!
Seriously, I use it for almost errrthing. I use it as a brow filler (it’s a great all-purpose filler for brunettes because it’s neutral and not overly warm or red), as a liner when I’m pressed for time and lack the dexterity to be precise with pencils, gels or liquids; or as a dark brown to deepen the outer corners in neutral looks.
Oh! — and you can do the quickest smokey eye ever by just buffing Brun on top of MAC Smolder.
Brun might look like a basic brown, but it’s millions of miles from boring.
2. Powersurge, Teddy and Costa Riche
Otherwise known as the ultimate eyeliner trifecta. These are my go-to shades from the MAC Eye Kohl line, and I always have at least one of them with me in my purse, unless I’m on a trip and gotta have all three, or risk having a meltdown, LOL! Sounds silly, but it’s true. 🙂
MAC has a ton of beautiful eyeliners, but these are the ones I have backups of backups of at all times.
Deep bronzy gold Powersurge looks epic on lower lash lines, where it adds a little something-something without making my eyes look smaller.
Costa Riche and Teddy are two of the most beautiful brown liners on the planet. Costa Riche is a warm matte reddish brown (I wear it smudged along my lower lash lines all the time), and Teddy is a rich, bronzy reddish brown.
Both of them look amaze-balls with brown, hazel, grey, blue or green eyes.
3. The Archie’s Girls Collection
That one time Tabs and I got cartoonified by Archie cartoonist Dan Parent for the Archie’s Girls collection…
Turquatic is a light, refreshing fragrance that everyone I run into and hug seems to love.
Er…now that I think about it, I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually finished a bottle of it because I’m always giving them away!
The last time was with my mom-in-law, when she hugged me and said, “I love that scent you’re wearing!” so I gave it to her right there on the spot.
Official fragrance notes include anemone, lotus, orris and Corsican blue cedar. Unofficial fragrance notes include summer crushes and stolen kisses. 🙂
5. Wonder Woman
Such a fun collection! Also, I will gladly take any excuse to dress up as a superhero and wander around the neighborhood.
6. Club Eye Shadow
A MAC classic, and one of the first I fell in love with. Club is like a peacock feather in a pan — gray, brown, blue, teal, green…
SO MANY LINES have riffed on this color, but Club will always be the original to me.
7. Back to MAC
Note to self: don’t forget to turn in all of those Fix+ empties to get a new lipstick. MAC’s recycling program is one of my favorite things about the brand.
8. Face & Body
If I were forced to choose just one face product to wear from MAC, I’d choose MAC Face & Body. I wear it all the time, especially in summer.
A flexible foundation you can build up or sheer out, once it sets, it doesn’t freaking move for nothin’. I’ve heard that makeup artists use it a lot for movies and TV. Fancy!
9. Impassioned Lipstick
Bright pink fabulousness! I wear Impassioned whenever I need a jolt of confidence.
10. Warm Soul Mineralize Blush
Warm Soul is a fresh, natural-looking peachy blush with subtle golden shimmer, and I could seriously wear it daily.
Actually, I went through a six-month phase when I did, LOL! I think it looks great on just about everyone and brings a lot of life to the face.
Your friendly neighborhood
beauty MAC addict,