A Quick Guide to MAC Lipstick Finishes

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The famous MAC Cosmetics is the very first company that I was introduced to when it came to non-drugstore cosmetics companies. They have some of the better products on the market and their products have been worn by celebrities, makeup artists, and the everyday lady alike. When a new trend is trending, I have noticed that there is always a way it can be done with MAC products. MAC was started in Toronto, Canada in 1985 and everything after that was complete history. This company has multiple products and could essentially be the only brand in your collection because they have everything from skincare and lashes to foundations and concealers. They have collaborated with other brands such and Hello Kitty, Nasty Gal and The Simpson’s to pop sensations such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Marilyn Monroe. Another admirable part of MAC Cosmetics is their Viva Glam lipstick line, introduced in 1994, in which they donate all of the proceeds from Viva Glam lipsticks to the MAC AIDS Funds is donated “to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.” There have been many celebrities with their own limited edition Viva Glam lipsticks such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and sometime this year Miley Cyrus.

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Matte Lipstick: 101

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Today we are going to talk about my absolute favorite lipstick finish: matte! I absolutely love a matte lip; it’s just something about it that makes me like it a little more than crème or lustre finishes. I love the coverage, all of the color options, and the fact that I don’t have to touch up super often. They look perfect anywhere at any time of the day whether its going to work, school, or out on the town. Wearing matte lipstick changed the way I felt about lipsticks in general. To some, matte lipsticks can be very intimidating, but to day I’m going to teach you the best way to wear matte lipsticks.

 Definition- The definition of “matte” is something that is dull, flat and without shine. Matte lipsticks are exactly the same, meaning they don’t have any shine or shimmer. From experience, they have a lot better staying power in comparison to other glossier finishes. Matte lipsticks tend to be more pigmented and have better staying power and coverage.

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