Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The MAC Hype - Is It Worth It?

OOOOO controversial blog title drawing you all in. I bet you're whispering over your keyboards 'Dare she doubt the great beauty creator of all things flawless complexion and facial make up that is MAC?!' That or you're bored/procrastinating/accidentally clicked on my blog. Well now you're here I demand that you do not leave until you have finished reading this post. Okay okay I am totally kidding if you wanna go and you have crap to do, be my guest, I don't really know where I am going with this either.
 
MAC Studio Fix

Being consistently tuned into the blogging world, you do notice what's in, what's out, what's just a phase and what's sticking around for good. You tend to see a domination of a few particular high end brands consistently featuring in posts and giveaways. It's no secret that MAC is one of them. Having never used MAC I couldn't fully grasp the obsession nor did I think spending that much on make up was entirely a great idea. Baring in mind this was when I was a student. I am aware I have teensy weensy weeeeeensy i'm lying it's huge and I am fixated little obsession with high end fashion and beauty. Every now and then (This is normally every 6 months) I will splurge on something expensive such as a nice handbag from Michael Kors. My friends laugh and call me excessive but they aren't aware I will only do these things if I feel like I have earned it from working hard. Anyways, when it comes to splurging on something expensive, I am a firm believer it has to be high quality and has to be worth it. Hence why I never ventured to MAC as I wasn't convinced expensive make up had the same characteristics as a Michael Kors handbag.

MAC Studio Fix
 
Then one night on a late Christmas shopping trip after work I found myself in Selfridges wandering around (Tbh, this tends to happen a lot, I get drawn to pretty and expensive leather like a magpie to sparkly things). I was tired, confused, stressed about Christmas shopping and I was aware I needed a new powder and I accidentally found myself looking at MAC. I was quickly swept over to a mirror by a MAC girl (what I call them because I feel they need some kind of status) to test one out before I could say 'Where am I?!'. 

What immediately put me off was when she asked me if I wanted the powder to match my skin tone. Errrrrm no I would like to look like I've been beaten up by a clown and a Wotsit thanks. Anyways, after she 'matched my complexion' I was surrounded by a cloud of white powder and therefore had no say in my outcome. To my surprise and once the cloud of smokey powder has cleared and I'd stopped having an asthma attack, my reflection in the mirror was pretty clear. As in at the end of the day when all my make up had slipped away, the MAC Studio Fix had airbrushed me into flawless complexion again. And I am not talking about Kim K airbrushing but nice natural airbrushing (Wait, does such a thing exist?).

MAC Studio Fix

I was so impressed with the powder she also gave me a small sample pot of MAC Studio Fix foundation. Convinced this would just make me orange, I forgot about the sample in the bottom of my make up bag and left it. Then over Christmas, knowing I didn't have to show my face in public on a lazy day, I had a little dabble with the foundation sample. To my surprise it gave such an even and fair coverage that actually lasted all day, didn't go blotchy and made me no more orange than I normally am (Which I don't think is pretty orange but I get paranoid).

MAC Studio Fix

So to those out there who have always debated the worth of MAC and wanted to try their foundations, I'd definitely recommend Studio Fix as a starting point. I have been using high street makes such as No7 and Rimmel for so long and I can honestly say it blows them out of the water!
Okay so how did I do on blogging about MAC? I feel like the only beauty blogger to have never ever mentioned MAC. DID I DO IT JUSTICE PEOPLE? ..... Or should I just go back to blogging about falling over?....Don't answer that....
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10 comments

  1. Ooh, I've never tried their liquid foundations! I've only ever had their mineral foundation, which leaves me a bit oily :(

    Nice post :)
    Jenny - JNYLNG

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    1. Ooo I recommend trying this, I can't deal with oily foundation either! Thanks for reading :)

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  2. I love this post.
    I've personally never tried a mac product - i know, i know crazy! - but being a student I couldn't really justify spending a weeks worth of food money on foundation. But now I've graduated and have (a teeny tiny amount) more money I've been tempted to venture over to Mac.
    This has definitely answered my questions of it's worth it.. think I'll take a little trip to Selfridges at some point to treat myself! :)

    xx

    http://smallandblondex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Congrats on graduating! Yep same boat as you, it's a nice little treat now you don't have to worry about saving to survive! Thanks for reading :)

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  3. This post pretty much sums up my first experience with MAC!

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  4. Loved this post! Your writing style is amazing haha

    Dovile
    http://www.dovilefashion.co.uk

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  5. Loved this! I particularly loved the way the pictures were set out with the MAC logo incorporated. However, I shouldn't love how much I now want to purchase said products.

    Much love!

    Rosie x

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    1. Awh thank you so much Rosie and thank you for reading and leaving lovely comments as always! xxx

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