Is MAC Worth the Hype?-Blogmas Day 16

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

MAC. It's the makeup brand that seemingly everyone loves or lusts for. I, like many others, spend a lot of my time dreaming about all of their beautiful lipstick shades and eyeshadow colours-but when it comes down to it, are their products actually worth the hype?

Today I thought I would talk about two of my lesser hyped products, and explain to you all whether or not I actually think they are both worth their price tag..


Firstly, there's the Mac Blusher. For me this was pretty much an impulse buy-it just looked like a beautiful colour and because it's Mac I just went straight in for the purchase. It definitely wasn't cheap though at £18, but I didn't really think about that as I simply expected the product itself to be fantastic.

I'm not sure whether, after actually using this blusher, that I would now describe it as fantastic. Although the I love it greatly and use it almost every day, I find that it isn't as pigmented as I first thought it would be and doesn't really light my cheeks up as much as I would have liked. But, like I say I do use it most days when I go to school because of its subtlety; however I'm not sure I would repurchase it because I do own cheaper, drugstore blushers that are a lot more vibrant.


My second Mac product in question today is the Eyeshadow Quad. This was in fact one of my summer purchases from the Cosmetics Company Outlet Store and was around £12 instead of £18 (I think). Just like my blusher, I use this product most days when I go to school, but unlike my blusher I think I will definitely repurchase this item!

There is a half and half split of matte and shimmer shades in this quad, and each and every shade seems to just light up the eye. All four build up well together to create a lovely, shimmery plum eye look-this is something I particularly love about this product, as it creates a look that I wouldn't normally create with any of my other shadow products!

So you see, Mac like many other brands offer products that you both love and hate. Sometimes it seems that they will live up to their worldwide reputation as a high quality makeup brand, and then sometimes it's seems like other cheaper products take the biscuit...

But I have to say, this will definitely not stop me from purchasing Mac in the future and continuing to be a Mac fan-even if some of their products aren't my favourite, their lipsticks are still insane!!!

Olivia xo

P.S. You can find both Mac products mentioned on the John Lewis Website.

Affiliate links were used in this post :-)

8 comments:

  1. I've yet to purchase any products from Mac, but I do intend on trying their lipsticks and foundation at some point. I've found a lot of shades in their lipsticks that I absolutely adore and I don't think I could just pick one or two. But as I haven't properly tried anything yet, I don't know if it's going to be worth the price tag for me (I am stingy with how much money I will spend on one item of make up!) but I'll eventually find out, even if I buy it occasionally as a little treat for myself!

    Jasmine ♡ http://kkochsongi.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I think you should definitely try one of the lipsticks as they are all pretty beautiful! I know how you feel though, it is a little scary thinking about spending so much on one item of makeup, but a lot of the time with MAC it will be worth it!

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  2. I really like MAC products and find they're definitely worth the splurge!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Me too! Although I'm not the biggest fan of my blusher I still don't regret spending £18 on it!

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  3. I've been loving your blogmas so far Olivia, and that eye shadow quad looks pretty damn cool, I just love the shades ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!!! And the shades are gorgeous in it!

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  4. I never purchase mac with my own money, I usually ask for bits here and there for my birthday. From the countless amounts of bloggers raving about it, I don't think all of it is 100% amazing. Still a great brand!
    www.itsphoebejane.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I completely agree, sometimes it can definitely be a bit pricey for the quality there!

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