5 classic MAC products we ALL need in our make-up bags

Us Irish girls love our MAC. Did you know that the Grafton St store is one of the world’s busiest?! Yep, it’s up there with Macy’s in NYC… seems like nothing can come between an Irish girl and her Studio Fix!

We love MAC for so many reasons – the shade ranges, the sleek packaging, the fact that there’s always a new collection to ogle over with each visit. I’ve always been mad for their limited edition stuff (Disney Villains, anyone?!)

The regular line is full of gems, too – here’s 5 classics you must try.

Mineralise Skinfinish Natural is one of the most fantastic powders out there – whether you’re oily or dry, chances are you’ll get on famously with this. It’s not a flat matte, isn’t drying and never cakes – plus one of these compacts lasts forever and a day. Score.

It is quite literally impossible to choose just one MAC lipstick, so let’s go with one nude and one bold. On the more subtle side, Patisserie is a total crowd-pleaser. It’s a neutral shade that isn’t too opaque or pale – the lustre formula means it blends nicely with your own natural lip colour.
For a statement lip, Lady Danger is an incredibly striking warm red. Perfect for summer, it’s  a full-on shade that won’t dry lips out like some retro mattes can.

Warm Soul blush is another one of those products that just about anyone can use. It’s a beautiful warm neutral shade with a really fine shimmer that works equally well as a highlight on deeper skintones.

Into contouring? Forget any palette – Harmony powder blush is all you really need. It’s the perfect shade to cast a convincing shadow and carve out cheekbones on even the pales of faces.


For covering a multitude of sins (and then some), Pro Longwear concealer is an absolute gem. A super-pigmented liquid formula, this stuff simply Does. Not. Budge! Perfect for long days in the office.

Deirdre Foley is a history grad, sceptic, wearer of red lipstick and self-confessed 'beauty maniac'. She is also the co-founder of fabulous Irish beauty blog, Viva Adonis