If you’re a MAC Cosmetics fanatic like me you can imagine my glee when Debenhams announced 10% off all MAC products last weekend. So naturally I popped a couple of essentials into my online basket (sorry bank balance) both of which are repurchases and two essential setting fixtures that had been missing from my makeup stash for some time.
If you’re looking to upgrade your makeup game, I recommend a finishing spray. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ is my go-to for when my makeup looks a bit 'meh'. Whilst the fine face mist doesn't particularly enhance the longevity of my makeup quite like Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray, when spritzed over my face after applying my makeup it instantly refreshes my complexion. Fix+ rids that cakey look when I get a little too powder happy and applied after a full days work I can hit up happy hour looking like I've just applied my makeup. It's magical, non-irritating, non-sticky, works well at intensifying pigments and eyeshadows, is weightless and simple to use. I've been through countless bottles of stuff. It's just that good.
While I do prefer a translucent loose powder for setting my makeup, during colder months I'm often shuffling between cold temperatures, blowing winds and heated spaces which leave my skin a little pink. This is where MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural comes in. The face powder from MAC adds an extra hint of coverage whilst diminishing fine lines and pores. I used to steer clear of powders, as they tend to be heavy and drying, not to mention they would run the risk of oxisiding and caking over my foundation. But MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural isn't chalky, drying, or cakey. Applied directly on-top of my foundation the powder enhances my foundations finish and still allows my skin to glow. It's not a mattifying miracle, but it's got staying power and can be applied throughout the day without looking like you've over done it.