TOP MAC PRODUCTS: MAC X ULTA

Dreams really do come true! MAC is now sold at Ulta Beauty and I could not be happier. While its currently only online it will be available in select stores starting in June. Most of you already know I prefer Ulta Beauty over Sephora as I love my drugstore makeup and their rewards program is so much better in my opinion. The fact that I can now redeem points on MAC  just gives me all the feelings and I am here to give you my picks for Top Mac Products to place in your shopping cart. PS for all my Ulta Beauty platinum holders out there I have been informed that just like all of the other prestige brands the 20% off coupons are excluded. However you know we tend to get surprises with those 20% off coupons so lets hope and pray  MAC is included on some of those. My advice? Stay platinum and keep your eyes open for that!!! Can you imagine?!! 20% off MAC…. I will just be over here waiting lol

Here are my pick for Top MAC Products you can purchase from Ulta Beauty:

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: My first first foundation and I have never looked back. I have repurchased this soooo many times. Its a powder foundation that settles like a liquid. Talk about easy application with a matte finish and medium coverage. I am in the shade N5

Prep & Prime Fix + Spray: This spray has a cult following for a reason and if you are not a follower, believer or user please please just try it.  It is packed with vitamins and minerals and gives your face the hydration you need. Not only does this finish your makeup, you can use it to enhance the pigment of eyeshadows, spray it on before your makeup for a boost (I do this in the winter ALOT when I am real dry) & I have also sprayed my beauty sponges to dampen them when I do my makeup at my desk and don’t have water lol PS this comes in a travel size and its the perfect place to start to try this product.

Mineralize Skinfinish: The shade soft and gentle is iconic however because I wanted a more bronzy looking highlighter I opted for Global Glow and this product is just perfect. I know I will be adding more shades to my collection. This product is a slow baked powder with a radiant finish. You can use it as a highlighter or an all over face powder for a sheer glow to the skin.

Extra Dimension Blush: New to MAC’s blush family this blush is very very special. If you are new here I am a blush addict so I am picky and wow this formula is fabulous. So creamy and blendable and looks flawless on the skin.  Per the Ulta Website: “combining the smoothness of a cream, blendability of a liquid, and finish of a powder with long-wearing colour and prismatic reflections” 

Lip Products: MAC Lipsticks are my number 1 lipstick. I have tried numerous brands and finishes and I always go to my MAC in my collection or to MAC to purchase new colors I want in my collection. Liptensity is a new formula to the MAC family and I am in love. I can literally go on and on and on about them but instead I will leave you with some of my must have shades that are sold at Ulta.

  • Honey Love: Matte Finish
  • Lady Danger: Matte Finish (9 times out of 10 this is the ONLY red I wear)
  • Spirit: Satin Finish (totally underrated nude that I have made my mission as a blogger to make this shade a thing. Its perfect)
  • Blankety: Amplified Finish (go to nude)
  • Burnt Spice: Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
  • Driftwood: Liptensity

Prep & Prime Lip: At first I was not sure about this product. I kept reading about it and how much people have loved it. I gave in and bought it and oh boy the hype is real. This is perfect for your matte lipsticks to fill in those little lines and to prevent feathering. I wear this all the time with my red shades or liquid lipsticks.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: My go to setting powder. Its a natural finish so its not too matte and not too dewy. This powder can he used to fix makeup throughout the day as well and on those days I just want a little bit of something to my face I will just use this after I moisturize. It literally wakes up my skin. I am in the shade Medium Plus

Eyeshadow X 9 Palettes: Small palette that packs a lot of punch and variety for you. These are great for everyday, to travel and to throw in your purse for those nights out after work.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Liquid Foundation: If you ask my mother who has been so influential throughout my beauty journey she says nothing looks better on my skin than this foundation. I mix it with the strobe cream as this is a matte finish however its a natural matte. Its not too matte but I just prefer to have a more dewy glow. The color range for this foundation is amazing and my shade is C3.5 and that is why I just make it work for me because the shade is pretty much spot on. Per the Ulta Website: “A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 15 and PA++ protection. Applies, builds, and blends easily and evenly. Comfortable and long-wearing, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish

Strobe Cream: Since I just mentioned this iconic MAC Product lets talk about it next. It comes in 5 shades and can be used alone as an all over face product, mixed with foundation or on the high points of the face to highlight.  I love mixing liquid highlighters in my foundation and moisturizers and this is my go to. I prefer the shades Goldlite and Peachlite 

MAC has always been my go to. They were the first luxury brand that stole my heart at 16 and its been 20 years and I do not fore see any breakups in the future. I truly hope this helps you for your next Ulta Beauty purchase. Let me know what you plan to pick up or what some of your top MAC products are!

Want More MAC? Or to see MAC Swatches? Please see posts below:

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of NEW Metallic Lipstick line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* Three Must Have MAC Redlipsticks here
* Review on MAC Prep & Prime Oil / LipScrubs here
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Review: NEW MAC Prep and Prime Essential Oil and Lip Scrubtious

I was so excited when I received these products because I have been living for face oils. I have been eyeing the MAC Prep and Prime Essential Oils and Lip Scrubs ever since I heard MAC was coming out with them. The Chicago winters can be brutal on my skin and this year I have been more dry than ever. I’ve said it before and I will say it again having kids changes your skin, period. Its insane!!!! Okay moving on lol Lets talk these oils first!

Per the site, MAC Prep and Prime Essential Oil is “a unique oil that leaves skin feeling energized and moisturized with a healthy glow … Infused with natural properties derived from plants, making it nourishing and gentle for the skin.  Leaves skin feeling energized and moisturized with a healthy glow. This unique oil can be used alone, under makeup or mixed with a treatment or makeup to improve comfort, emollience  or wear of product”

They  come in two scents and retail for $27.00 

MAC Prep and Prime

I was nervous to open these because I was hoping the scent was not going to be over powering because who wants that? Right?? Am I the only one? Well I am happy to report the smell is perfect! The fragrance is not strong at all, so perfect for us sensitive skin people. I am not going to lie I have tried these in so many ways as MAC suggested and I love them, love them love them! My favorite way to use this oil right now is to put a few drops in my moisturizer for the day. It leaves me with an extra glow on top of extra hydration which I need right now! I have used it alone at night on those extra dry skin days, I have used this on my lips and have used before makeup application. This oil is now a winter staple for me and I have considered purchasing the Prep and Prime Oil Stick as well. I know the price may seem like a lot for such a small bottle but when a product is versatile I consider that a beauty investment and that is a win in my book.

When I tried this oil on my lips it was after I used the Lip Scrub and I just felt like I gave my lips a facial. I loved it! Just like the oils I absolutely loved these scrubs and I will tell you why. The biggest stand out about the Lip Scrumptious line is they leave your lips hydrated and silky feeling. If you are new to lip scrubs and/or have never tried, some scrubs tend to leave your lips with that dry and chapped feeling. Does that make sense? Who else experiences this? But these 100% do not!

MAC Prep and Prime - MAC Lip Scrub

MAC Lip Scrub Review

Per the MAC site: “A sugar-based exfoliator that gently buffs away dry and flaky skin … with a formula enhanced by hydrating conditioners leaving lips soft and oh so smoochable”

They  come in 5 flavors and retail for $16.00 

So not only are these super hydrating but you only need a pea size if that to get the job done. So yes this is a $16 lip scrub but it will last you forever. I use to exfoliate my lips with whatever scrub I had in my shower along with other lip scrub products I have tried but this one just stands out to me. I do have a Chap Stick scrub to try so I will keep you posted as I am also working on my DUPE III list (See Previous Dupe Lists Here & Here)

Since we are talking about MAC Prep & Prime I have to make a couple honorable mentions to two other products.

Both of these products are very hyped up buy for a good reason. Fix + is a staple spray for me and I use it before makeup, after makeup, I’ve sprayed my beauty sponge with it and sprayed to my eye shadow brushes for a more intense look. Its a product I 100% can not live without (it also comes in a sized to go, so perfect for trying out the product!) The Prep and Prime Lip does wonders for when I am going to rock a red lip. It claims to approves the appearance of lip products and prevents feathering and it really does.

I hope you enjoyed this review! Let me know if you have tried any of these and what you are liking or disliking about them.

MAC Prep and Prime

 

WANT MORE MAC COSMETICS POSTS? 

* Swatches of the entire Liptensity line here
* Swatches of the entire Strobe Cream line here
* Swatches of my favorite MAC Nudes here
* MAC Shadescents Line Information here
* My Custom MAC Eyeshadow Palette here 
* MAC Spellbinder Collection here
* MAC Studio Quik Trik Stick here
* MAC Red Lipsticks you need here

 

*MAC generously sent me these products and as always my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank you for your constant love and support to BPAMC