MAC Starter Kit For Beginners




I know it can be very overwhelming to walk into a MAC store and see so many products and be totally confused. I have been there. When I first started getting into makeup I started using mainly Mac products and I have bought my fair share of items. A lot of products I have repurchased several times and there are also a lot of products that are in my opinion not the greatest quality or are just very dupable at the drugstore. Today I will give you my opinion on products I think a beginner should purchase. Please remember this is just my opinion. There are many items that is available at Mac that are great but I feel I personally wouldn’t purchase if I was just starting out.

1. Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation ($32.00 CAD) This was one of my first purchases from Mac I ever placed. I like this foundation because it’s oil free and applies on very smoothly and doesn’t make my face look cakey. It’s also very long lasting with a good variety of shades for every skin tone.

2. Mineralized Skin Finish Natural ($35.00 CAD) has been my favorite face powder for many years. Having dry skin I don’t tend to use face powders but this powder is an exception. It doesn’t feel like powder at all. It’s very light weight. I like setting my liquid foundation with this powder and it works well by itself as well if you want a light to medium coverage. This is my go to face powder in the Summer.

3. Mac Lipstick ($15.00 CAD) If I could buy only one type of makeup product from Mac it would be their lipsticks. I still believe they have the best colors, textures and the staying power is excellent. I love almost every single lipstick I have purchased from Mac but if I had to choose a nude shade it would have to be Half n Half lipstick. For reds it would be Mac R.E.D and for pinks it would be Show Orchid lipstick. 

4. Painterly Paint Pot ($24.00 CAD)  is a must have product for me. If I am wearing eyeshadow then I am wearing Painterly I don’t wear eyeshadow without out. Please keep in mind Painterly Paint Pot is not a primer so it won’t prevent creasing, even though it has never creased on me, It’s just used as a base to make eyeshadows more vibrant. If you Mac Paint Pots but you notice it creases on you then try applying an eye primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion under before applying the Paint Pot.

5. Mac Powder Eyeshadow ($18.00 CAD) Over the years I have acquired my fair share of eyeshadows from Mac. Most of them I love and have repurchased and will keep repurchasing certain shades. I love the variety of shades that is available and finishes. Most of the shadows are highly pigmented and very easy to work with. If you would like to know my all time favorite Neutral Eyeshadows from Mac I have made a post listing the shades with small review here.  To name a few shadows that I love and have repurchased is Blanc Type, Soft Brown, Patina, Brown Script, and Haux.

6. Cleanse Off Oil ($36.00 CAD) For some the Mac Cleanse Off Oil is not a must have product but I use it a few different ways so I really enjoy this product.  The cleanse off oil is basically an oil based makeup remover. It removes waterproof makeup effortlessly. I have seen a lot of Mac makeup artists use it to deep clean their brushes as well so I like cleaning my brushes that have cream based products on them like concealer, lipstick and cream blushes.

7. 224 Tapered Blending Brush ($38.50 CAD) I believe you need good brushes to create flawless looks. I know Mac brushes are pricey but if you take good care of them  they can last for many many years. I love the Mac 224 brush to use as a blending brush. It blends out crease colors beautifully. 

8. Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil (19.00 CAD) A lot of people have a love hate relationship with the Feline Eye Kohl. I have been a fan for years and I am so glad that Mac has decided to include this kohl pencil in their permanent line. I have tried many kohl pencils and I have yet to find one that’s more pigmented then Feline. It’s very dark and it’s also very creamy so it’s perfect to apply on the water line. A lot of people don’t like this product because it smudges easily. I have dry eyes so this pencil lasts all day on me without any transferring. It’s also good to keep in mind that Mac doesn’t claim that this eyeliner is water poof. It’s made to be smudgy so it’s perfect to use if your creating a smokey eye.




What are your favorite products from MAC?

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My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Cosmochics

    I want to try their foundation and the mineralized face powder!!! nice beginners list !

    • Thanks! Please let me know what you think about the mineralized skinfinish if you try it out.

  • rakhshanda

    Great post Simera, I would love to try some products especially the foundation.

    • It’s really good and affordable compared to other high end brands

  • Indian Savage

    Hi sweet Simera! You’re my Make up teacher ;). I don’t try this foundation, but It’s very interesting.
    Fab post!

    The Indian Savage diary

  • Margaret Dallospedale

    Hi sweet Simera! You’re my Make up teacher ;). I don’t try this foundation, but It’s very interesting.
    Fab post!
    The Indian Savage diary

  • Paola

    Amazing kit…. I love Mac!!!!!!
    Kisses Simera!

  • Lisha B.

    Great post darling! bookmarking it for the future 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting dear. I hope it was helpful.

  • Jackie Harrison

    Great beginner starter Mac kit I love there lipstick.

  • Esha Gupta

    That’s a very helpful post Simera, bookmarked! I love MAC Cosmo & Mehr, I swear by the Feline Kohl pencil, certainly a must have! 🙂

    • I knew there was someone else who loved Feline Eye kohl lol. I have not tried Mac Cosmo but have heard great things about it.
      Have a nice day Hun

  • I think all the MAC products are fantastic but the lipsticks always caught my eyes most! Kisses dear! xo

    • I agree lipsticks from MAC are my favorite.

  • rachna sharma

    i always love mac lipstick and blush! and those pigments also!

  • Nice post! Do you have recommendations for an eye concealer from MAC? Mine is getting old.

    • I actually don’t like MAC Concealers. I have very dry skin and their concealers have a very dry texture. I usually use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer or the NYX Concealers In A Jar.

      • I don’t know IT Cosmetics but I will check on NYX concealer! Thanks Simera.

  • Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters

    wooww.. thast such a helpful post.. I am a MAC virgin and most of my wishlist is here.. 😉 . Mineralized Skin Finish Natural tops my wishlist followed by MAC lippies.. 🙂

    • Oh you will love the Mineralized Skinfinish Natural.

  • sahana ramanand

    I was planning a similar post! Very informative, I love their lipsticks!

    • Thanks! Yes their lipsticks are amazing.

  • Mindy Fann

    This is a very useful post!! I personally love the Mac lipsticks and I really want to try some of their foundations!

    • I love MAC lipsticks. They are the best.

  • I have to share this awesome post with all my non-blog friends, these suggestions are perfect! You are so sweet to stop by…Happy End of the Week Darlin 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I am glad this post was helpful.

  • Gladys Jane

    thanks for sharing!! this is very helpful.. i don’t have previous experience on mac products so i will keep these tips in mind when i visit the store.. 🙂

  • Cosmochics

    Wow this is such an informative and helpful post…!!! Good for all the beginners and also those who haven’t tried Mac products…Lovely post

    • I am so glad this post helped you hun. Hope your having a great day.

  • Harine G

    Awesome Post. Very useful for beginners.

  • Serena Reale

    bellissimi prodotti! mi piace molto il rossetto 🙂

  • Dressed with soul

    This is a great idea and the products are wonderful! Thanks for showing <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Lovely post.

  • I have 1-3 from the list. 5 more to complete my starter kit

  • That’s very helpful post

    • Thanks I am glad you found it helpful.

  • A great post hun…I love the Fluid Fix Foundation…Will get my hands on other MAC stuff soon 🙂

    • Hope you liked the post hun. Happy Monday.

  • Tanya

    This was really helpful.