5 Cult Classic MAC Products You Should Treat Yourself to This Afterpay Day

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With early 2000s beauty set for a revival, there is no better time to stock up on MAC cosmetics. Remember when Paris Hilton famously name-dropped MAC Lipglass in “Prrr” as her favourite beauty product (if you didn’t purchase her autobiography “Confessions of an Heiress”, you might have missed this). MAC ruled the naughties and whether you remember Paris Hilton’s endorsement or not, the brand has long been a favourite of makeup artists.

MAC’s early versions of now popular products (from skin-finish foundations to primers and makeup setting sprays and long-wear cream eyeshadows) still beat many new contenders.

Now, you can pick up some of their most beloved products for 20% off (and a free gift with purchase!).

The Products You Should Be Adding to Cart at the MAC Afterpay Day Sale

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In the event, you were wondering, “Prrr” Tinted Lip Glass IS available at the MAC sale. Image: Getty/Jeff Kravitz + MAC
  1. 217S Blending Brush, $41

A makeup artist favourite for a reason, the 217 is one of the most versatile eye brushes available. This brush always picks up the perfect amount of product, and unlike many white brushes, doesn’t stain. Its tapered edge fits neatly in the socket, the bristles are densely packed with enough give to blur edges, but enough resistance to retain control of your shape. In a pinch, this brush can be used to pack down shadow too.

2. Studio Radiance Face and Body Radiant Sheer Foundation, $56

Makeup artists wanting to create editorial, barely-there complexions have turned to this product for decades. One of the first of it’s kind the recently renamed Studio Radiance Face and Body is a water-weight foundation that provides a satin finish with super sheer coverage. The weightless formula photographs beautifully. Studio Radiance also dries down to an undetectable and long wear finish making it perfect for colour correction on arms, décolleté and legs.

3. Glow Play Blush in Wild Cherry, $52

A newer addition to the MAC product line-up the Glow Play blushes have a bouncy formula, part jumping castle, part sheer pop of cheek colour. And they have the breakout blush shade of the last 12 months – a cool-toned lilac purple. Cool-toned purple blushes went viral last year because from lilac to lavender the shade suits almost all complexions. Wild Cherry, a cool-toned lavender pink is no exception. The vibrant formula brightens the whites of your eyes (and teeth) while adding an unexpected twist to any beauty look. Totally Synced, a pastel lilac is also one to check out if you’re hopping on the purple trend.

4. Lip Pencils, $30

Before there was Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk there was MAC Subculture. MAC lipliners are responsible for some of the best nude lips to grace carpets during the 90s and early aughts.  They’re still an outstanding formula – the pointed pencil tip allows for precision drawing while the shade range caters to all skin tones. Check out: “Spice” a cinnamon pink, “Subculture” a deep peach pink, “Dervish” a mauve pink, “Whirl” a dirty rose, “Stone” a grey-brown and “Chestnut” a deep, rich brown.

5. Pro Longwear Paint Pots, $39

The OG long-wear cream eyeshadows Paint Pots are perfect for anything from a one-and-done eye look to a colourful base that will intensify your shadows. Famous for shades like Painterly (a nude beige), Soft Ochre (a yellow-beige) and Groundwork (a mid-tone neutral taupe) MAC also have an excellent range of metallics and bolder tones like Bougie, a reddish-brown with green duo-chrome finish. Treat yourself to a beauty product that will make your eye looks, and your life, that much easier.

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