The 8 M·A·C Cosmetics Products Worth Owning

The 8 M·A·C Cosmetics Products Worth Owning

M·A·C need no introduction. Their iconic products have been used by industry insiders since 1984 and it’s easy to see why – their timeless formulas are rich in pigment, long-lasting and on-trend. Containing quality ingredients and silky-smooth textures, the brand’s launches deliver flawless results every time. To find out which of their bestsellers are worth the splurge – as well as how to use them – we asked Global Senior Make-up Artist Dominic Skinner to share his favourites…



Fix+ Magic Radiance, £24

Why It’s A Bestseller: It can be hard to find a setting spray that really works, but M·A·C’s cult Fix+ never disappoints. Brimming with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, a few quick spritzes gives skin an instant dose of hydration, while simultaneously brightening your complexion, too. Sensitive skin types will love that it’s alcohol-free, so you never have to worry about any irritation. 

How To Use It: “This product has taken my make-up application to the next level. Use it before skincare and before any foundation to prep your complexion. You can also use it to sheer out your base make-up, and to refresh it after a couple of hours wear. It’s so versatile, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.” – Dominic

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Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer, £20

Why It’s A Bestseller: Creamy, malleable and lightweight, M·A·C’s cult concealer consistently gets rave reviews, and for good reason. It covers every skincare woe – from acne to visible pores and scarring – with a silky-smooth finish that never looks thick or cakey. It’s crease-proof too, so you never have any streaks form around fine lines. 

How To Use It: “This concealer has quite a fine pigment, so your skin can still breathe through it. I love to use this under the eyes, on blemishes and pigmentation – just a small amount works well. Try applying it with your ring finger, or a brush like M·A·C’s 270S one, taking sweeping and patting motions to push the product into the skin for a creamy, even finish.”  – Dominic

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Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, £27

Why It’s A Bestseller: Dubbed ‘fool-proof,’ this foundation is beloved for its longevity and 67-strong shade range – no wonder it’s deemed a staple backstage at fashion week. Expect it to last you a full day without caking or smudging, while also feeling as light-as-air so your complexion never feels suffocated. Meanwhile, the clever formula works to control oil and excess shine for a matte finish with just the right amount of luminosity. A must-try. 

How To Use It: “If you want a foundation that adapts to your skin tone, then Studio Fix Fluid should be on your radar. Take a light-handed approach as you apply this for a sheer, ‘no make-up’ finish. The beauty of its texture is its versatile, so if you want more coverage, just apply a few more layers to get an even, seamless glow. You can even try adding a drop of facial oil or moisturiser to it, to make it feel fresher and dewier in texture.” – Dominic

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Eyebrows Styler, £16.50

Why It’s A Bestseller: Designed to plump, shape and fill out sparse brows, this pencil has a very fine tip that creates natural, hair-like strokes. Plus, thanks to the waterproof formula, it has serious staying power and will remain budge-proof for hours. 

How To Use It: “Start by using the spoolie brush to smooth your brow hairs into place. Then, use the pencil to fill in the gaps by drawing upwards and outwards in soft, single strokes. This will create a hair-like texture that’s easy to build upon. Run the spoolie back through to soften everything down. You’ll gradually build up fuller, lifted-looking arches.” – Dominic

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Matte Lipstick, £17.50

Why It’s A Bestseller: Not only is M·A·C’s Matte Lipstick the UK’s best-selling lipstick, it’s what made the brand famous to begin with. Formulated with vitamin E and C, its unique texture is a true one-off. Hydrating, long-lasting and brimming with rich pigment, it’s unlike anything else on the market. Plus, there are 34 shades available, with something to suit everyone. 

How To Use It: “Nothing is chicer than a full, matte lip, but it can be tricky to apply. My tip with M·A·C’s Matte Lipsticks is to not worry about getting the shape right when you apply it – just get it on, applying it directly from the bullet. Then use a lip liner to fill out the edges for a clean finish. Then you can go back in with your lipstick and blend the pencil with your lip colour. It works every time.” – Dominic

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In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara, £22

Why It’s A Bestseller: M·A·C’s jet-black 3D mascara ticks all the boxes: it lengthens, curls, defines and boosts volume by up to 92%. We love the densely packed bristles which ensure every lash gets coated, too.  

How To Use It: “This mascara is like having a lash specialist with you at all times. The wand not only pumps the root full of product, but it then sweeps the formula through evenly in one coat. Use the spikey, hedgehog tip to apply mascara in all those hard-to-reach areas. You’ll find this wand captures every little hair without ever transferring any inkiness onto the skin.” – Dominic

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Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour, £19

Why It’s A Bestseller: M·A·Cs Powder Kiss Lipcolours are ideal for creating a feathery, pillow-y pout. They have a whipped, mousse-like texture that’s a dream to apply before they quickly dry down to a matte finish. The best bit? Despite the powdery finish, they hug the lips with a soft, cushion feel that’s never drying or cakey. Plus, there are a whopping 34 shades available, so there's something to suit everyone, including their iconic nude Velvet Teddy, and universally flattering Ruby Woo. 

How To Use It: “This is the new lip texture you need in your make-up bag. I love that it has a matte finish with the comfort and hydration of a balm, and the coverage of a cream. The concept for this formula was born backstage at fashion week. It was designed to give a blurred edge to the lip, with a soft, feathery finish. Apply it with your finger or push the product into your lips with the spongey applicator for a fuller effect.” – Dominic

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Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, £27

Why It’s A Bestseller: If enlarged pores, or uneven skin texture are your beauty bugbears, look no further than this baked powder from M·A·C. Created with pearl pigments, it glides over the skin and catches the light beautifully. Depending which shade you choose, it can be used to sculpt, contour or set your base in place. Added vitamin E means skin gets a strengthening and hydrating boost, too.  

How To Use It: “I call this a selfie filter in a powder compact – you simply use a brush to dust it all over the face, wherever you feel it’s needed most. It has a light texture that blurs the skin, diffuses fine lines and gives a believable glow. Whether it’s for the red carpet, a wedding, or just an everyday look, this soft-focus powder always gives you great skin.” – Dominic

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