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Your festive party calendar is booked and BUSY. You’ve got the looks on lock – that means the ‘fit (sequins, duh), accessories (metallics), nails (also metallic, obvs) and hair. But there’s just one problem... you aren’t sure how to keep your makeup looking fresh AF throughout the whole fiesta. Step right up, MAC Cosmetics. We’re gonna walk you through how to keep the face card activated alllll night using iconic MAC prods. We can’t ensure your heels will last the whole time tho, soz 🪩
MAC Studio Radiance Moisturizing + Illuminating Silky Primer 30ml


You probs skip this step if you’re getting ready in a rush (we’re not judging) but plz DON’T. Primer – specifically MAC’s Studio Radiance Moisturizing + Illuminating Silky Primer – is the glue that holds a look together, the foundations of your makeup moment and [insert another motivational metaphor here]. You need it for a fresh base that’ll outlast you on a night out. Oh, and did we mention it feels dreamy on your skin? It’s like luxe skincare but with LOADS of makeup benefits 🫶
MAC Eye Love Surprises Eye Shadow Palette - Sparkling Wine


You might think a lasting look is all in the primer and setting spray but there are tons of long-lasting hacks to try during your makeup application. Take eyeliner, for example. You spend ages perfecting the feline flick only for it to rub off during the night. To stop this, tap eyeshadow in a similar colour – the shades in MAC’s Eye Love Surprises Palette in Sparkling Wine are gorg blacks, browns and beige tones – on top of your liner to keep it in place.

For lips, make sure to wipe off any lip oils or moisturisers, and line your lips with your fave MAC pencil (Cork has always been a strong contender). Using the same pencil, fill your lips in FULLY and finish by adding a coat of your lipstick of choice (we’ve been loving MAC Matte Lipstick in Honey Love for the perf 90s grunge/rockstar vibe). This trés simple trick will keep your lips on lock ALL night. 
MAC Fix+ Stay Over Setting Spray

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Get ready for our fave (and most satisfying) trick. An MUA recently told us that you need to go wild with the setting spray – the iconic MAC Fix+ Stay Over Setting Spray (available in full or mini sizes) – to be exact. Spray it liberally so that your whole face feels coated and wet. Then, here’s the best part, grab a hand fan or even just a piece of paper and use it to dry your face. No matter what you do – or the moves you’re pulling when Virgo’s Groove comes on (our no.1 party anthem this year 🪩) – your makeup is NOT gonna move 🚫