Benefit vs Mac

Benefit and Mac have got to be my two favourite beauty brands from high end through to drugstore, if I have the money I will head straight to their counters first. It was thanks to my sisters that I started liking Benefit, the first time I bought any of there products was actually in New York, it was with one of my sisters and we had a make over done at their counter in Macy's then ended up buying all the products the woman used, I must have felt a million dollars walking around with my face made up and a bag full of goodies.

However, it wasn't until I went to college that I actually got into make up a lot more that I started noticing the brands over drugstore products. Benefit at this time was perfect for me, they have a lot of pinky blushers with warm undertones and a nice shimmer, which is all I wore at that time. My all time favourite which is very clear in the photo is Bella Bamba, and I have literally just discovered that it is no longer on their website *sobs*. I wasn't keen on bronzers at all whether it was because I couldn't apply it properly, but I always thought that it made my cheeks look quite grubby as I have a very pale complexion.

This did all change when I discovered Mac blusher in Buff, I personally feel it falls under the bronzer category as it is a matte dark peach colour. It is a beautiful product and gives such a natural colour to the cheeks and you can sculpt the cheekbones as well. From this day I have favoured bronzers over blushers, I feel that as I have got older I want the natural look and sometimes with a blush my face looks like it has got a real flush of colour you get when out for a long run.

It is very hard to decide which makes it number 1 and number 2 in my favourites, they are two completely different brands. Benefit are very bright, vibrant and summery colours and a lot of their products do have a shimmer which can put me off a little bit. But, I still go for the Coralista and Bella Bamba blushers when I want a hint of a pinky colour in my cheeks when contouring, and as you are well aware that my go to product is Benefit's Browzing.

Where as Mac are quite natural, subtle and matte products perfect for the autumn and winter months which is the look I am loving at the minute even heading into the summer season. There are so many different shades perfect for any skin tone and you can pick if you want a matte product or something which has a bit of a shimmer.

I honestly feel that both brands are fantastic and it is too hard to pick, if your quite girly and you love pink tones, bold brows and that glossy finish then head to a Benefit counter. If you want natural cheeks, dark eye shadows and a choice of lipsticks then Mac is your place to go.

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  1. I love both Benefit and MAC
    I have also been to Macy´s in New York and bought benefit items there after a demo by the assistant there.

    I tend to mix up both brands, choosing the best of both.
    My MAC staple is ´Posie´ cream blusher which I can´t be without.
    My benefit staple is the eyebrow highlighter pencil

    I really love the gift packs Benefit do at Christmastime. Such a sucker for these..