MAC – Staple beauty buys

I am a lover of all things MAC Β and often reach out to their beauty products for affordable and long lasting beauty / makeup supplies!

I’ve used their makeup products for years and years and have never found any products that match their quality in terms of colour, usage, affordability & actual content!

I’m going to talk about a few MAC products I’ll continue to purchase and some staple buys I’ve purchased and never will replace!


I’m going to start with my two main brushes I’ve purchased from MAC, including the 209 eyeliner brush and the 187 Duo Fibre face brush!

|| MAC – Makeup Brushes ||


In terms of quality and usage, I’ve tried a lot of different foundation brushes and eyeliner brushes out there from Bobbi Brown, Nars & Real techniques but the precision and quality of the brushes at MAC have impressed me. I’ve managed to use these two brushes, the 209 eyeliner brush and the 187 Duo Fibre brush for over 4 years without having to replace them.

The benefits of using a good brush, will save you money in the long run. With the right care and cleaning your brushes can last up to 6+ years! I often clean my brushes on a weekly basis using a makeup cleaning gel and leave them overnight to dry! This will ensure all the hair fibres are clean, and protected from germs that can generate from a lot of application!

|| MAC – Gel Liner ||


Using my 209 eyeliner brush, I’ve picked the best suitable gel liner to compliment the usage of the eyeliner brush. I’ve found that the quality of the MAC and the lasting nature of the gel liner is just amazing. I’ve had my gel liner for about 2 years without it running out or drying out! & I can safely say that I use it about 3-4 times a week & it hasn’t run out yet! Using the gel liner I’ve found that the 209 brush will allow you to create a combination of different eyeliner styles, from winged liners with its precise pointed brush tip and even a thick / thin eyeliner stroke!

***A helpful tip to consider when applying your eyeliner would be to wet the eyeliner brush first to dampen the brush hairs and then to dip it into the eyeliner pot. This will enable you to create smoother strokes and glide across the eye with ease! Wetting the eyeliner brush before will release the solid nature of the gel and help make it more liquid based.

|| Select Sheer Pressed Powder ||

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I’ve probably spoken about this particular MAC Product the most across all of my social media platforms and have confessed my love for it on numerous occasions! πŸ˜›

I have never loved a setting face powder as much as I loved this one. I believe that the select sheer powder is perfect as each shade is catered to your specific skin tone. Usually with loose powders and setting powders you’ll have 3 options ranging from light – medium – dark, but with the MAC range you’re spoilt for choice as each powder colour is catered to your face type. I use NW20 as I have pink undertones to my skin and the NW range caters to my skin tone!!!

The Select sheer powder will set your foundation in place and leave your skin looking matte and flawless. I’ve used this as a foundation setting powder and the powder includes a suede finish sponge that I can use on the go when I need to touch up my oily t-zone! The compact also includes a mirror so you can use this on and on, and take it with you on the go :)!!!

MAC209 eyeliner Brush – | HEREΒ | Β£16.50

MAC187 Duo Fibre Face Brush – | HEREΒ | Β£34.50

MACFluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack – | HEREΒ | Β£15.50

MACSelect Sheer Pressed Powder – | HEREΒ | Β£20.50


I hope you’ve enjoyed my MAC – Staple Beauty buys blogpost!!!

Have you tried any of the MAC products I spoke about before??? and do you have any favourite MAC staple beauty buys???

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112 thoughts on “MAC – Staple beauty buys

  1. I love mac cosmetics! I have the same powder.

  2. I kind of want that duo fiber brush as well! but 35 quids for a MAC… hmmm! LOL
    just added you to my “select” ( LOL ) circle of friends on Google my lovely granny! I think it was the last social media we weren’t connected on! LOL
    wishing you an amazing weekend lovely!
    lots of xx, Annie

    • Yayyyy thanks my granny I will run over to my google+ and accept this secret group of friends I hope they’re all granny friends πŸ˜€ haha! Yesss go and spend the Β£35 I promise you wont regret that particular brush, it will keep your already flawless skin staying FLAWLESS πŸ˜€ HAHAHA! ❀ πŸ™‚ :p xoxo

  3. Looks wonderful! I need to get more Mac stuff!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  4. Kelsey&Kenecha on said:

    Mac products are so great! I would love to try the gel liner x


  5. It’s MAC for me anytime too! Happy weekend, dear! xoxo

  6. Lovely post! Beautiful photos!xo

  7. that eyeliner brush looks great…and so does the other brush. Plus, that blush looks so lovely! your photos and reviews are always of excellent quality.
    have a lovely weekend sweetie!

    • Thanks so much Ivana πŸ™‚ The brushes are high quality πŸ™‚ thanks so much hunny it’s actually a pressed finishing powder but I love their blushes too – my fave is warm soul! Hope you have a lovey weekend too! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  8. Great post! Really enjoyed this as I’m a huge MAC fan! Love that gel liner and their pressed powder πŸ™‚ Are you a fan of their lipsticks? πŸ™‚

  9. Mac is great! I love their fix+ and pigments. They are amazing! X

  10. I’ve heard so many great things about the Duo Fibre Face Brush and I’m super impressed to hear that you’ve had yours for 4 years. One of my staple MAC products has to be Soft and Gentle MSF as it’s such a gorgeous highlighter πŸ™‚ X


    • Trust me babe you wont regret purchasing the duo fibre brush! πŸ™‚ Ahh I’ll have to go and sample the soft and Gentle MSF thanks beauty πŸ’‹πŸ’—πŸ™Š πŸ™‚ xoxo

  11. I haven’t tried their brushes before so will have to pick one up to try how it fairs against my NARS ones! I do love the eyeliner pots and also I wear the foundation everyday they are so not just lipstick champions they are great at everything! xxx

    • They really are! Love the versatility of the brand although I can’t lie the lipsticks are just too beautiful I could have them all haha! ahh you have to get some brushes! I’ve heard a lot of lovely things about the contour brush from Nars I just got tempted to try that one out haha xoxo

      • YES! I use that NARS contour brush everyday it really is beautiful I can’t lie! I agree I could literally have all the lipsticks haha, one can dream! xxx

      • Hahaha! ok now I need to defo get my hands on that NARS brush ❀ :p ahhh babe don't I dream about all the mac lippies I need in my life! Every week is a new lippie I need hahaha xoxo

  12. My lovely Granny is the best! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    Annie | Annie’s Beauty

  13. And now I’m cool like that as well! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  14. We are already! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘΅πŸΌ+πŸ‘΅πŸΌ
    *Crap I’m falling asleep!!!*

  15. I always forget just how much I love MAC….think I may pay a visit to their counters again soon!

    Annabel β™₯ xxxxx
    Mascara & Maltesers

  16. yusrasheikh on said:

    I love mac’s products,great post though. 😘❀️

  17. Tash on said:

    I love mac products! All these are great πŸ™‚


  18. plus+beauty27 on said:

    I’ve really enjoyed this post Serene! I have only tried Lipstick from MAC but i hope to branch out and try more of their products as well. ❀ xo

    • Thanks so much Katie ❀ πŸ™‚ You have to try some more of their products! They have a wide selection of amazing things I'm so amazed at the quality of their skincare ranges πŸ™‚ xoxo

  19. MAC will forever be my favorite makeup brand. Incredible quality, yet still affordable!

  20. You have such a lovely selection of MAC beauty bits! I really ought to try their face powder – I currently have the soft & gentle highlighter on my list πŸ™‚



    • Thanks so much Karen πŸ™‚ I think you will love their powder, remember when we met up and headed into Selfridges? that’s the same powder I talk about! πŸ˜€ perfect for oily skin types, it gives a lovely matte finish! & I have my eyes on the soft and gentle highlighter I’ve heard a lot of great things about it πŸ˜› xoxox

  21. Oh the gel liner looks amazing. I have heard so many great stories about that one πŸ™‚
    xxx Anne – http://www.dovesandroses.com

  22. Mac Painterly paint pot is one of my all time favourite products, I wear it under most eyeshadow.
    These look so good! So lucky!

  23. RavishingRoses on said:

    your photos are insaneeee. Loved reading this would be good if you could check out my blog too xxx

  24. hannah on said:

    this gel liner sounds amazing!! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  25. great tip! i’ve missed you here in blogosphere serene πŸ˜‰

  26. Lenya on said:

    Love the gel liner. Great stuff, Serene.

  27. Gabrielle on said:

    I just love your MAC obsession, Serene! There are so many gorgeous items in this post and especially the gel liner – great tip on wetting the brush first, by the way! I use a pencil right now but I’m keen to improve on that soon πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    • Thanks so much Gabrielle πŸ™‚ I have a massive MAC obsession I can’t stop buying things hehe! :p & I found that tip so useful with the gel liner! Makes it glide on with ease! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  28. These are great pieces Serene! I love the mac gel eyeliner, I keep it in rotation with my bobbi brown and ysl one! Have a great day dear! πŸ™‚ xo~ Lena

    • Thanks so much Lena πŸ™‚ I love gel liners they are my fave type of eye liners ❀ πŸ™‚ I haven't tried the YSL one but I heard a lot of amazing things about it πŸ™‚ xoxo

  29. Great photos, and great review as always! ❀ – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  30. I do love MAC, especially their lipsticks. x


  31. Thank you for the tip to wet the eye liner brush first, Serene! I honestly had no idea on that but will try it today!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  32. What a great picks, Serene! You can’t go wrong with MAC! I absolutely love the eyeliner in Smolder. It is a deep true black. I’d love to try the Select Sheer Pressed Powder, I’ll let you know how it goes! xx


    • Thanks so much Maria πŸ™‚ I agree you definitely can’t go wrong with MAC! Ahhh and you have to try the pressed powder! You will love it! I’ll have to try out smoulder you got me interested in testing it out! Thanks πŸ™‚ xoxo

  33. thebeautifiedblogger on said:

    I love MAC powder and love fluidline – I used to have an awesome blue color!

  34. Great post…I love hearing about MAC products because this brand is definitely one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Amazing post little sis. Your advice is always right on.

  36. These look like such great Mac products hun πŸ™‚ I really need to get some Mac brushes- I’ve wanted them for AAAGGEES

    Rachel xxx
    Enter my Redken Diamond Oil International Giveaway Here

  37. The first picture in the post could have been taken out from a magazine. Well done Serene for a fantastic shoot. I haven’t got any MAC products (I wanted to get my hands on the Cinderella collection but no chance) I’m afraid. Princess Fii mentioned last time that MAC products are designed for professional model photo shoots and that’s why the quality is that exceptionally good. I’m def intrigued. Hope you’re well and excited for next week πŸ™‚

    Caz | Style Lingua

    • Thanks so much Carolin πŸ’— you’re so sweet! Ahh that’s why the packaging is just absolute perfection! The quality is great! I really wanted to grab some from the cinderella collection myself but I never got on the website on time 😦 xoxo

  38. Can you believe I’ve never tried any of these? I have the Studio Fix powder which I keep in my handbag for touchups. I should really try the Fluid line, huh? πŸ™‚

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Oh my god πŸ™‚ you have to try the fluidline you’ll love it! And I love my pressed powder for a touch up πŸ™‚ they’re very compact and easy to store in your handbag! πŸ™‚ xox

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