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Flashback Friday - Most Used M.A.C Products (Revisit)

Every once in a while I take a look at old blog posts. Most of the time they're links to amend and pictures to reinsert 'cause for some reason Facebook image links don't live like people do... Anyho, I stumbled upon this post and decided it would be nice to update it. My makeup collection still consists of a lot of M.A.C items despite my increasing number of Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Nordstrom and natural beauty hauls.

So how much has that top ten list changed? Let's see...

Prep + Prime Highlighter 'Peach Lustre'

This can be used over foundation as a highlighter but I mostly use it under foundation to colour correct areas of hyperpigmentation. This tube isn't even done yet and I already bought a back up.


Conceal and Correct Duo 'Pure Orange/Ochre'

Another product I use to cover hyperpigmentation. I mostly use the 'Pure Orange' side; once Heidi used this on me and she mixed both shades to correct the dark circles under my eyes. 

L - R: 'Peach Lustre', 'Pure Orange' and 'Ochre'

Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set 'Quiet Brunette'

A lazy woman's resource for decent looking brows. When I have a fresh wax this is all I need.


'Refined Golden'

My quest to pan this has me trying it in all types of ways. It's marketed as a Bronzing Powder but I really am enjoying using it as an all over the lid or transition eyeshadow. 


Satin Finish Blushes

In the original post I mentioned 'Coppertone' which has a matte finish. Since then I've come to realise that I really like M.A.C's Satin blushes. The two pictured here are limited edition but the shades are similar to ones in the permanent range.

'Bad Girl Gone Good' LE and 'Ripe For Love' LE

Studio Fix Powder 'NC50'

I just can't get away from it man.

Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner 'Designer Purple'

Manager at the Broad Street branch, Vandana, recommended that I try this at the last M.A.C Technique Workshop and I absolutely love it. The Pearlglides contain shimmer so they're not recommended for use on the waterline. Vandana does this neat thing where she actually puts 'Designer' Purple in her crease and just blends it out. The outcome is stunning!


Pro Longwear Eye Liner 'Powerline'

If you're looking for something that can be used in the waterline look to the Pro Longwear range. I have small eyes so I rarely wear black there since it just makes them appear even smaller. This gold shade brightens and complements my brown eyes. I also have a deep blue shade called 'Mountain Air' that I use frequently.


'Nightmoth' Lip Pencil

I absolutely can not believe that M.A.C discontinued this shade. It makes NO SENSE!


Fluidline Eye Pencil 'Black Brilliance'

A limited edition item (sorry!) that I hope M.A.C re releases. This is the retractable pencil version to their infamous fluidlines. The small tip allows for precise application to my upper lash line and once it sets it stays...so much so that some makeup wipes won't take it off.


What M.A.C items have you been loving the most recently? Anything I should pick up? Let me know in the comments.

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