Thursday, February 21st, 2008

MAC Cosmetics: Guide For The Newly Addicted, Part 7

  • Skin Care | MAC is not particularly known for their skin care, but they have been expanding it in the past few years to try and gain better market share in the skin care industry. Popular favorites have been the makeup removing wipes (raved for their scent), and Cremewash caused quite a bit of a stir when it originally debuted as a creamy, lathering cleanser. Cleanse Off Oil is known to get off even the most stubborn liquid liners. Moisturelush cream (face and eye) was recently released in late 2007, and it has been well received thus far as an extra hydrating moisturizer choice. There is a cult following for Fast Response Eye Cream (FREC) for its ability to de-puff and minimize lines around the eyes. Strobe Cream offers an easy way to give a glowy, dewy finish. If you enjoy water spritzes, MAC offers their Charged Water line, which infuses water with certain characteristics. Fix+ is known as a good way to finish makeup, and it seems to have quite a bit of a following amongst MAC users.
  • Nails | MAC does offer solutions for nail fanatics, including lacquer (color coat), overlacquer (top coat), and underlacquer (base coat). There is a very small range of permanent colors to the nail lacquer line (it is rumored that they are revamping the formula), but some colors to look into would be Rocker, Spicemix, and Nocturnelle.
  • Fragrance | There are five fragrances offered by MAC, from MV 1 (light feminine scent), MV2, MV3 to Hue: Turquatic and Hue: Pinkaura. There seems to be a split of those who enjoy the fragrances, and others who dislike them immensely.
  • Accessories | Each year, MAC revamps, repromotes, or relaunches their line of bags, including MAC logo jacquard weave bags or classic black bags. They also have softsac bags which are really light and great for travel. In late 2007, MAC relaunched and added to their accessory line to include a range of travel containers emblazoned with the MAC logo, as well as sponges and puffs.

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11 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics: Guide For The Newly Addicted, Part 7 — Skin Care, Nails, Fragrance, and Accessories

  1. Tekoa

    I have MV 2 (smells like a powdery sugar cookie!) and Turquatic. I love the scents. I like wearing MV 2 when I’m a bit nervous (like before a presentation) to bring back the I’m-in-a-MAC-store feeling. Very calming.

  2. Belle

    A bit off topic, but will you be selling some of your stuff anytime soon? :P

  3. Thank you so much Christine for the detailed break-up of MAC cosmetics – I needed it badly as I’m yet to buy myself some proper MAC things. I always wondered what types of eye-shadows and face products Mac has. Appreciate it :)

  4. jenna

    i wish they would make perfumes that smell like mac wipes and fix+, i would buy those immediately!

  5. abby

    Hi Christine! I am sure this question has been asked several times but
    What is your favourite moisturizer?