Whether you’re a full-blown beauty junkie or just stepping onto the makeup scene, you probably own (or want) something from MAC Cosmetics. The popular makeup brand has created some holy grail beauty products for makeup lovers worldwide. Founded by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in a department store in Toronto in 1984, the brand has continued to expand and is now an internationally recognized makeup brand that is depended on by the most talented of makeup artists.
Whether you’ve tried MAC makeup products or not, their extensive line can be a little overwhelming. We’ve listed the top 10 MAC products that you need to get your hands on before 2016 is over! If you know anything about MAC Cosmetics, then you know that beauty lovers fawn over their lipsticks. So naturally, our list contains a few (a lot) of lipstick shades—just a warning.
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MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
A universally flattering shade of red, we truly believe that every makeup lover needs a tube of this in their makeup bag! If there’s one thing that you can never go wrong with, it’s a bold red lip. This iconic hue will never go out of style.
MAC Eye liner in Blacktrack
Another staple. Creamy gel liners can be hard to find, but after trying this one, you won’t need to search any further. This line is especially good for beginners, since gel can be a lot more forgiving than liquid liner when trying to perfect your winged eyeliner!
MAC Eye shadow in Cork
This shadow is a perfect transition shade for any skin tone. Great for warmer eye-shadow looks, you can sweep this in your crease for a flawless transition and make your eye shadow looks super easy to blend. On days when you’re in a rush, you can even wear this color in your crease alone.
MAC Lipstick in Diva
We see this shade as Ruby Woo’s older sister. Another universally flattering shade, this lipstick is perfect for fall. A little darker and more vampy than your classic red, you can amp up any makeup look with a swipe of this matte lipstick.
MAC Lipstick in Heroine
Definitely suited for the more bold and daring beauties out there, this purple lipstick is sure to turn heads. Be the center of attention with a bright purple pout, or use a dark lip liner (like cork) to tone it down a little.
MAC Lip Pencil in Hover
A neutral lip liner, this shade will look totally different depending on the skin tone that its applied to. Paler skinned beauties will find this a dark nude shade, while others might find this as their perfect nude liner. Regardless, it’s a beautiful shade that your makeup case can’t live without.
MAC Lipstick in Sin
We warned you there’d be a ton of lipsticks on our list! But this is the last red one, we promise. Another dark red, this shade has blue undertones, which makes it completely unique. Complete your red lipstick collection with a tube of Sin.
MAC Lipstick in Whirl
A rich rose-gold hue, this nude shade is anything but boring. You can totally make this lip color work appropriate by pairing it with light eye makeup, or you can dress it up for a night out with a smoky eye.
MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
Made popular by Kylie Jenner, this shade promises to make your lips look (almost) as plump as hers.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix +
A hydrating setting spray, you can also use this to intensify your shimmery eye shadows or highlight. Infused with green tea, cucumber, and chamomile, this facial mist has serious skin benefits.
J. Horniacek., “11 MAC Products Every Woman Should Own,” Best Products web site, February 3, 2016; http://www.bestproducts.com/beauty/g996/mac-makeup-cosmetics/?, last accessed December 29, 2016.