Makeup Starter Kit: MAC

Makeup Starter Kit: MAC

After my Drugstore Makeup Kit post went over so well, quite a few people asked to see a MAC Starter Kit. Now I am not pretending to be a makeup artist and this may not work for everyone. I just put together a combination of my favorite products and what I believe will work well for everyone and every skin tone.

I wanted to make these picks based off products that would work for anyone looking for just a nice natural every day look but also build upon for a more glamorous look. I completely understand that MAC isn’t for everyone because of the higher price tags and while I am a self proclaimed “Drugstore Girl”, MAC has over the years, quickly become my guilty pleasure. Reason being, it’s amazing quality and you can always count on it to give you an amazing look.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid – SPF-15 – $27.00 
I like this foundation for it’s matte finish, it applies smoothly and leaves your skin looking flawless and airbrushed. There have been days where I have worn this and nothing else. It’s oil free so you’re left shine free.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer  – $17.00
A medium to full coverage lightweight concealer that has a matte finish. This concealer is definitely a “holy grail” product it completely gets rid of under eye circles and imperfections.
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – $30.00
This powder is perfect to set your makeup. It will keep you with a matte finish and get rid of any oily imperfections. You can use it as a touch up throughout the day.
MAC Powder Blush – “Well Dressed” – $20.00

A gorgeous satin soft pink, which is perfect to give you a natural look.



MAC Paint Pot “Painterly” – $17.50

A cream based highly pigmented eye color that is the perfect shade for “eye primer” for most if not all shadows. It’s long wearing and prevents creasing when a shadow is place on top.

MAC Eyeshadow “Naked Lunch” – $15.00

A highly pigmented powder that blends well.  Naked Lunch is a soft pink with a frost finish with just a bit of shimmer and is completely workable for an everyday eye look or to be used as a base to build on.

MAC Eyeshadow “Shroom” – $15.00

Another pigmented powder shadow that also blends well. Shroom is a soft beige with a satin finish that has just the slightest hint of shimmer. It’s completely buildable.

MAC Fluidline – $15.00
This is  an ultra smooth gel formula that applies easily with an eye liner brush. It is completely smudge proof for the upper lash line and water line.
MAC Studio Fix Lash – $15.00
A mousse-like formula gives superior definition, volume and lift by filling in sparse lashes for a dramatic effect. The thin applicator prevents clumping and will give you that full lash look with added volume and even curl. I use this when I want to give that false lash look without applying falsies.

MAC Lipstick “Snob” – $14.50

A creamy light neutral pink that is perfect for an everyday look.  It goes on easily and I believe the soft pink shades help to hide any imperfections on the lip.

MAC Lipglass “C-Thru” – $14.50

Tinted lipglass is the perfect “gloss” to provide shine that lasts. It can worn on it’s own or over lipstick. C-Thru is coined a peachy beige gloss with shimmer. It’s honestly the perfect nude that can be worn over ANYTHING, I know because I’ve tried. From a gorgeous nude to a bright red C-Thru is my go-to lip gloss.

MAC Lipstick “Myth” – $14.50

A gorgeous creamy nude that has fast become my favorite lip color, I use this with C-Thru over top and get many compliments on that perfect nude lip.

I hope this post helped you all. If anyone is wanting to get started with MAC products I feel like these are great starter products that could go with most looks and skin tones. I recommend all of them. You can get everything I talked about here for $215, which believe me I KNOW is a crazy amount of money. I by no means am suggesting that you go out and buy this all at once, I didn’t it’s all products that I have accumulated over the years, and I’ll be honest most were bought when I have had a gift card for Christmas or my Birthday because I find it extremely hard to justify spending so much. I can justify it though because I feel like with most higher end brands you paying for the name more so than the quality but with MAC you are definitely paying for the quality. My biggest suggestion because I am not claiming to know everything is visit your MAC counter they are so helpful with finding you the best shades and products that fit your exact needs. They will do your makeup free of charge (with the purchase of $50 in product) which I know doesn’t make it free but it’s fun bonus if your looking to grab two or three products that you know you’re going to buy anyway.
What’s your favorite piece of MAC makeup? Have you tried any of these products?
How do you justify buying higher end products, I know as a drugstore girl, I have to give myself a pep talk and convince myself it’s an *investment* before making an expensive purchase.

Don’t forget to check out my High End Makeup Kit for products from other great brands! 

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