The 10 Best Mac Cosmetics

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in November of 2017. Today's beauty enthusiasts know that when it comes to luxury cosmetics brands, MAC is at the top of the list. Their foundations are smooth, their lipsticks moisturizing, and their shadows pack enough pigment to make your eyes pop from a mile away. Here you'll find products that complement a range of skin tones and are suitable for oily, dry, and combination complexions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Paint Pot

2. Prep and Prime and Fix

3. Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

Editor's Notes

May 28, 2020:

Sure, drugstore makeup may be affordable and convenient, but oftentimes those formulas lack the punch of professional-grade cosmetics, which is why we've put together this diverse list of MAC products. Here you'll find a sampling of popular items such as blush, bronzer, foundation, eyeliner, and more. MAC is known and beloved by beauty experts for its smooth formulas that boast both ease of application and strong pigment payoff (which means that small amounts of product go a long way).

Some of these selections come with applicators, but others do not, and using your fingers to dab eyeshadow onto sensitive skin is not recommended. If you want to come away with truly flawless results every time you get dolled up, be sure to invest in a set of high-quality makeup brushes.

The following items have been either removed due to availability issues, or replaced with updated versions: Blot Powder Pressed in Dark, Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, Fluidline Eye Liner Gel in Blacktrack, Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, and Lip Pencil in Spice. Prep and Prime and Fix has been added to provide users with a quality makeup base/setting option.

Special Honors

Studio Face and Body Foundation This lightweight liquid foundation can compete with the most popular BB creams on the market. Coming in an impressive range of shades, it can be used to disguise sun damage on the chest, arms, legs, and pretty much anywhere else. It has an alluring satin finish, too.

Little Collection Pigment Create a dramatic look when you're running short on time with this loose pigment. You can use either a dry or wet brush to apply the powder depending on your preference, and you won't have to worry about it caking or streaking over the course of the day.

Studio Conceal and Correct Palette This six-shade palette is all you need to hide blemishes, discoloration, under-eye circles, and more. It's also a good option if you want to experiment with highlighting and contouring. It's crafted to withstand eight hours of continuous wear.

4. Matte Lipstick in Russian Red

5. Lip Pencil

6. Studio Fix Plus Foundation

7. Fluidline Eyeliner Gel

8. Eye Shadow in Amber Times Nine

9. Powder Blush

10. Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe

Taber Koeghan
Last updated by Taber Koeghan

Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.

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