17 Basic MAC Products Every Girl Needs

Fluidline

MAC
MAC

MAC Fluidline for me represents the transition from high school makeup user to Real Adult Woman makeup user. It’s one of my favorite things ever. It’s a pot of eyeliner liquid, essentially, and use can use a skinny brush to use it for the easiest, most dummy-proof winged eyeliner ever. They don’t advertise this, but you can also use it as a tough-as-shit eyeshadow primer. Since all the fluidlines are dark, I only do this when I’m doing “going out” makeup β€” but a fluidline base with an eyeshadow over it will.not.budge the entire night you are sweating and dancing. It’s the most life-proof makeup combo I’ve tried.

A paint pot

Heidi Uusitorppa
Heidi Uusitorppa

I have deep-set eyes so it’s absolutely essential that I use an eyeshadow primer. When I discovered the paint pots, I went from keeping whatever eyeshadow I was wearing in my purse all day so I could touch it up when it creased… to my friends saying, “how does your makeup still look so good?” after work. I use “painterly” because the color is pretty on its own and you’ll never get a crease from it. You can just swipe it on with your finger and your eyeshadow will stick to it all day. A+.

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