MAC VS Benefit!

Hey guys!

Recently I was looking through my makeup collection and realised i had a few items from both MAC and Benefit. Now both of these brands are high end so I don't have endless amounts but I remember always wanting to own some of their items when I was younger as these 2 brands were constantly raved about. Therefore, I thought I would dedicate a post to these brands and find out which brand I personally think is better.

First of all this doesn't change the product itself but can change people's opinions: MAC cosmetics test on animals but Benefit cosmetics does not. Personally even though I use MAC makeup still, it gives Benefit that extra edge over them.

With the packaging MAC tends to go with basic, posh looking black and silver packaging which makes the products look pricey and well respectable. On the other hand, Benefit tend to go with a more fun and colourful look for their packaging. Every release brings something new to the table and when their gift sets come out I just want to jump for joy as they come up with some of the coolest ideas!

Personally from the packaging and creativity alone benefit is the winner by far as MAC kind of just go with quite boring,sophisticated packaging.

For the products themselves, I own more benefit than MAC products but have a range of different products. 

With MAC I currently own three of their lipsticks in the shade creme in your coffee, creme cup and velvet teddy. I also have a eyeshadow duo in the shades honey lust and all that glitters. The only other MAC items i own is a sample of their water weight foundation and one of their cream colour bases in nude.

Personally I have mixed opinions on the MAC products I own. The cream colour base i feel has an overly sticky texture and is really hard to blend into the skin. I wouldn't really rate it high! The eyeshadows are fairly pigmented but aren't as good as I would have expected for the price and don't have very good colour payoff on skin. However saying that they have good staying power! With the lipsticks it is the other way around; they have great colour payoff but come off quite easily. I love the formula of the cremesheen lipsticks though! As with the water weight foundation sample I tried it is amazing! Everything about it from the formula to the shade and the coverage is just right and I love it!

With Benefit, I have a lot more of their products including a few little gift sets. I think Benefit are great with the face and brow end of the makeup scale but quite poor with the eyes and the lips part. I own one of their glosses and to be honest it's not very impressive I find it very greasy. On the other hand, saying that all of their face products are of an amazing quality and they come up with some of the coolest concepts. Some of their best products are the hoola bronzer, dandelion blush, the porefessional  and benetint.

In conclusion, personally I think Benefit cosmetics are better as a whole than MAC cosmetics. Don't get me wrong both brands are at the top end of what they do but Benefit just seems to be just that little bit better these days.

That's the end of my first comparison post I hope you enjoyed it and if you want some more posts like this leave some suggestions below.
I love you all!


  1. When I bought from Benefit (I don't anymore because they choose to sell in mainland China which, by law, requires animal testing) I definitely preferred it to MAC! xo

    1. Same here! I never knew this thanks for the information: I will keep this in mind :)

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