Screenshot from MAC Cosmetics
Makeup is somewhat of a controversial topic among people who choose to dress modestly. Some prefer to avoid makeup entirely, while others use heavy makeup in an effort to compensate for the lack of glamour usually associated with modest clothing. My own view is that makeup can be beneficial for disguising skin flaws and brightening the face but that makeup should be natural in its total effect. Wherever your opinion of makeup fits along the spectrum, you've probably at least heard of MAC cosmetics if not used them yourself. MAC stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics (though is pronounced as a name, "Mac," rather than as initials) and was founded in the 1980s as a supplier to professional makeup artists. The brand quickly gained popularity beyond professionals to become one of the most loved makeup brands of all time. MAC pricing is in the middle range between drugstore and department store brands, while the quality rivals the best in the industry.
Pictured here is one of the many specialty products that makes MAC a unique brand. Paint Pot eyeshadows are creamy in format, and the Bare Study color featured in the jar is a light, shimmery hue that looks natural on lighter skin tones. A range of other neutral colors is offered to blend with almost any skin tone. Another similar product is Paints, cream eyeshadow that comes in a tube and is of a thicker consistency than the Paint Pot eyeshadows. I have used both and prefer the Paint Pot texture because it is easier to apply and feels lighter on the skin. The drier formulation of the Paints might be preferred by women who have naturally oily skin.
If you happen to live close enough to a MAC counter to sample the products in person, try out not only these high-quality eyeshadow products but the foundation and concealers as well. MAC cosmetic products frequently make the news as the favorite items of famous women around the world, a reputation MAC has earned based on quality.