Must Have MAC Pro Products: Top 5 Picks and Store Address in India
By Contributor: Aditi
MAC pro products are some of the most coveted and must have products in my life. Ofcourse ordinary people or non makeup artists don’t need all of them though, but I have compiled some essentials for all of us of make up lovers so that whenever you get a chance to visit a mac pro store, you don’t feel lost and buy these must have mac pro products without thinking left or right. These MAC Pro stores are difficult to find and there is only one in India in Mumbai, will share its location at the end of the post. MAC pro also have an online store but I don’t think they ship to India currently.
1. MAC Shaping Powder Pro Pallete:
Available only as refill pan. A micro-fine shaping powder formulated with soft focus technology that accents and emphasizes the high planes of the face. More subtle than many highlighters, these are the ideal shade complement to MAC Pro Sculpting Powder. The most suitable shade for Indian skin tones would be emphasise, soft focus, lightsweep. Really efficient for setting under eye concealer. Also works as a soft every day highlighter on the cheek bones, as its not very prominent.
2. MAC Sculpting Powder Pro Pallete:
A powder specially tinted to enhance natural bone structure and sculpt contours into the face. Immaculately shaded to create natural-looking shadow effects, the finish is sheer and matte. It is an excellent option for contouring, like lets get it real every company makes huge bronzers and who contours every day, hence the whole big thing getting wasted, this little refills just so appropriate for usage, you can get these for contouring as these are matte, and come in various shades so you can choose one according to your skin tone.
3. MAC Pro Lipsticks:
There are about 8 to 9 shades of lipsticks that are exclusive to MAC PRO, my favourite being Fusion Pink and Show Orchid. They are super high on pigmentation and last a really long time. Also come in an array of shades ranging from red to pink to violet. Priced as regular MAC lipsticks, these are a must haves from MAC PRO.
4. MAC Pro Chromaline:
A waterproof gel/cream liner that provides all the smooth graphic benefits of a liquid liner. Creates precise, long-lasting lines of intense colour with dense matte coverage. Versatile palette offers both vibrantly bright and blackened shades. Applies smoothly, sets quickly. Waterproof and smudge-proof. Best when used with professional tools and brushes. Now these are gel liners that come in colours that literally no other brand casually offers, beautiful vibrant colours, superb on pigmentation and longevity, they glide on like a dream. Favourites being- RICH PURPLE, LANDSCAPE GREEN, MARINE ULTRA, HIGH DEF CYAN & PURE WHITE which is a plain white colour that can be used as an eye shadow base.
5. MAC Pro Set Powder:
A collection of jet-milled, loose powders that effectively stabilize and fix makeup. Micronized pigments and talc render colour purity and an ultra silky, soft feeling application. The finish is velvety matte and the coverage is sheer-light. The range is unique, encompassing colourless to complexion-enhancing, colour-balancing shades, comes in a loose form, not the most travel friendly option but boy for what magic it does I can carry like an extra suitcase just for this. I used this twice from my friends’ vanity and it does REDEFINE the description of loose powders, comes in shades to match your skin tone and as well as white/translucent shades that would not cast a white layer even if you are nc50. My personal favourite is the translucent one as it sets your foundation and concealer without changing the colour of your base and also doesn’t make you look matte like a dead man. It gives just the perfect finish. My preferred shade is INVISIBLE.
MAC pro is a line of products that is totally dedicated to makeup artists and has an array of products that are super charged on performance and very versatile to use. As the products range from basics to exclusives, its easy for us to get confused and pick up things that fascinate us but before investing we should really analyse that even though a product looks huge on performance, but do YOU really need it or does YOUR need fall under the criteria of functioning of a particular product. Overall the MAC PRO line has really exciting products that perform top notch and with really restrained hands did I manage to pick just 5 for all of us because even I tend to grab most of the items I see lined up.
I hope you like my MAC Pro suggestions. Do share your experience of the pro store visits and your favourite picks from the line in the comments bellow. As of now India has just 1 pro store from mac, that is in JUHU, Mumbai so whenever you get a chance do sneak in there. These pictures were taken by our blogger-in-chief Anshita on her Mumbai visit (rather sneaked in as MAC doesn’t allow photography in their stores).
Address: M.A.C, Shopper’s Stop, Dynamix Mall, Sant Dhyaneshwar Marg. J.V.P.D. Scheme, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai