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Love that? Try this! (part 2)



Love that? Try this!


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MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Caitlin Calahan

MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Caitlin Callahan’s first “Like that? Try this!” story was so popular that we’ve invited her back for another edition. This time, we ask her to take seven more bestselling MAC products and offer amazing alternatives. She works with the entire MAC range daily so she knows what unexpected shades will look truly amazing. Make room in your makeup bag for some new favourites. We’re sure you’ll love these pro suggestions.


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  1. Love that: MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl

Whirl is a dirty-rose hued lip pencil. It is a best-seller at MAC counters across the country.



whirlTry this: MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Nice’n’Spicy

“This is a super-longwearing pencil that looks totally natural. But what I love about it is it gives just the right amount of definition. This pencil was a standout product backstage at New York Fashion Week. We used it on a lot of models .”

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  1. Love that: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Blacktrack is a solid, flat black that has become iconic in the world of MAC Cosmetics. The ultra-smooth, gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish.

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Try this: MAC Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack

“I particularly like this liner because it comes in the convenient form of a pen. This makes it effortless to recreate all the current graphic liner trends. We did a lot of graphic liner eyes on models this season.”

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  1. Love that: MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul

Warm Soul is a mid-tone beige with gold pearl. Baked minerals are refined into a powder blush formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application.

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Try this: MAC Casual Colour in Keep it Loose

“I call this my ‘essential desert island product’. It’s that important to me! I love that it’s for both cheeks and lips. This product is the same warm, natural tone but also provides the perfect bounce of young, hydrated skin. You have to try it!”

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  1. Love that: MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

This is one of the most flattering deep-tone beige lipsticks on the market.

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Try this: MAC Lipstick in Please Me

“You’ll notice that ‘Please Me’ has the same long wearing opaque texture as Velvet Teddy, but gives you a pop of soft pink that will brighten your look. Wear it with the same neutral lip pencils you already love.”

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  1. Love that: MAC Eyebrows in Lingering

Shape, colour and define brows with this soft taupe brown shade. The pen format makes it particularly easy to use.

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Try that: MAC Eyeshadow in Coquette

“Okay, it’s been around as long as I have, but this is a staple that everyone needs. It’s the perfect ashy brow colour for MAC’s Lingering lovers. It is also a gorgeous eye and cheekbone shader – a multi-purpose must-have.”

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  1. Love that: MAC False Lashes Mascara

An ultra-thickening formula promises both volume and curl. One of MAC’s most popular mascaras.

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Try this: MAC Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara

“You get all the ‘POW’ of MAC’s False Lashes Mascara, with an extra bump – Drah-Mah! Think BIG LASHES.”

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  1. Love that: MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter

This pen-style highlighter efficiently brings a soft sheer wash of colour to the skin.

You can easily place radiance exactly where you want it.

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Try that: MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Duo

“Originally developed for our Indian market, these duos mix pinks and yellows to cover under the eye (or elsewhere) with the natural shades found in all skin tones. There is a shade for everyone and it looks super-natural in photos. Take a selfie after applying this product and you’ll see what I mean.”


* These MAC products will be available on thebay.com in Canada beginning March 2015.



  • Reply
    Roseann Charran
    February 17, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Thanks so much Dave!! Luv Mac & planning a visit soon to the Mac counter!! :)) some really great tips from Caitlin!! :))

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    February 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

    newly converted to MAC products so great to see this, thanks

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    February 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Gotta Love MAC !!

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    February 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Gotta Love MAC !!

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    Cindy Brown
    February 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    What a wonderful line of cosmetics! All the colors are so flattering! Would love to try them all! Absolutely superb!!

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    Patricia Philbeck
    February 16, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Love to try mac cosmetics, I have only tried the blush and I love it.

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    February 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    The lip colors are gorgeous; so is the blush.

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    February 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Mac Lipsticks are a Beautiful Temptation for me! Love Love Love! All you need is Love Love.. sorry 🙂 Just singing

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    Lorna Patrick
    February 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I adore the tips and would love to try MAC mascara

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    Karen Ali
    February 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I’ve never tried anything from the Mac line as of yet! These colors seem very enticing! The lip liner & lipstick are very beautiful!

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    September Dee
    February 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Caitlin always looks so polished. Super tips here. I especially like the dual purpose Warm Soul blush. it’s such a nice name for a product too isn’t it?

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    Anastasia S.
    February 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara it’s really amazing!
    Very nice article once again Dave!
    Good suggestions.

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    Gezele MacMillan
    February 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Excellent article, nice to know there are alternatives.

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    February 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Awesome part 2! Looking forward to investigating! Excellent article. Love Mac.

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    Dave Lackie
    February 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Thanks so much Louisa!!!

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    February 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I love some of the colors that were showcased in this article

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