I still tend to stick with the basics from MAC. I have to admit that I find the continual release of new products to be a bit overwhelming! My look in general is more pretty and less super trendy, so the regular collection works well for me.
Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist At MAC or Nordstrom This is really a must have for every beauty girl! You can use it as a setting mist, to refresh your makeup throughout the day. I’ll sometimes spray it on an eyeshadow brush before I then pick up product in the pan, this makes the shadow more intense and helps it last longer.
Pro Longwear Paint Pot (in Painterly) At MAC or Nordstrom You can use this cream makeup anywhere. Use it as a blush, a highlighter, even as a lipstick! The best known use really is as an eyeshadow or shadow primer. Painterly works for a lot of people, but look for one that goes well with your skin tone. Groundwork and Indianwood are also good options.
Mineralize Skinfinish (in Soft & Gentle) At MAC or Nordstrom This lightweight powder has just enough pretty shimmer to catch the light and make you look glowy!
217 Blending Brush At MAC or Nordstrom MAC has a lot of great makeup brushes, but the 217 is the one I use over and over. I have 3 of this brush, and I kind of want more…
Studio Fix Fluid At MAC or Nordstrom This is currently my favorite MAC foundation. It offers natural looking, buildable coverage. I love that!
I’ve pictured a single shadow as well as a few different palettes here. I love MAC’s shadows, they really are the best out there in my opinion. They are well pigmented, are never powdery, and the quality of the palettes is just as good as the singles. You can also create your own palette with the panless pro singles. My favorite shades are Jest, Phloof, Satin Taupe, Tapestry, Wedge and Nylon.
Eye Kohl (in Teddy) At MAC or Nordstrom This eyeliner is much like other liners, it smudges perfectly right after application but then stays put all day long. My favorite shade is definitely Teddy, an amazing dark brown with some flecks of gold-copper color.