MAC Cosmetics (MAC standing for Make-up Art Cosmetics) was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1984 with the assistance of chemist Vic Casale. The first U.S MAC store opened in 1991, in New York. The company's products were initially aimed at professional make-up artists, but are now sold to consumers worldwide. Estée Lauder Companies acquired a controlling interest in MAC in 1996, then completed their acquisition of the company in 1998.

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Lipstick -MAC - Huggable Lipcolor (All Shades)

on 2/22/2017 3:41:00 PM

I have this one in shade Flaming Lips which is amazing orangey red shade, highly pigmented and build-able. The texture is buttery, moisturizing, smooth and very nice on the lips, taste slightly sweet. It last pretty well, about four hours. Perfect for everyday wear.

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Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack

on 2/22/2017 3:01:00 PM


As someone who uses eyeliner almost every day, this is definitely my HG. It goes on super smooth, the application is actually quite easy and allows for really good control, and it stays on all day with almost no smudging. Already repurchased this twice!

Liquid -MAC - Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

on 2/21/2017 8:46:00 PM


I really wanted to love this foundation after reading so many good reviews. I am generally an NC20/NC25 in Mac foundations and I purchased this in NC25.

It was a perfect match until I realized it oxidizes about half a shade, so depending on the season it can be a tad dark.

I have tried applying it with a sponge and a brush and both looked amazing the few first times. Definitely a light/medium coverage that can be built up if desired. The more I continued to use this product, I notice it really accentuates the pores around my nose and can actually look quite cakey if my skin is not very hydrated.

This generally lasts about 5 hours without getting oily, it will definitely accentuate dry patches. Makes me break out if I wear it too many days in a row. Have not tried taking pictures with this, but would warn a

I hate the packaging. The dropper is a cool idea but can be messy to deal with. Product also seems to build up around the neck and has to be wiped every few weeks, wasting a lot of product.

Would not repurchase but will continue to use by mixing in with other foundations. Would give it a try if you have younger, normal skin that does not require a lot of perfecting.

Makeup Brushes -MAC - #217 Blending

on 2/21/2017 7:14:00 PM


Sorry, I know you all love the #217, but I hate this brush. It's so very scratchy and way too stiff. I don't feel that it blended very well, albeit this was probably due the scratch factor.

I actually prefer a drugstore brush- Soho Get a Grip Crease Brush or for tight spots Revlon's Contour Shadow Brush (discontinued).

If you like a firm brush this is probably for you.

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Eye Shadow -MAC - Lustre - Greensmoke

on 2/21/2017 2:42:00 PM


WHERE has this been all my life.

Greensmoke is the most gorgeous shade of green. It's like a slithery khaki-teal, shot through with shimmer. It's slightly sheer (but can be built up) and perfect for when you want to wear color but aren't feeling brighter shades. There is some fallout, and application isn't terrible but it also isn't the easiest. The color makes up for any of its faults, though. I have olive skin and dark brown eyes and something about Greensmoke makes me look like an underworld mermaid. Sometimes I apply it in a kind of halo, lightly dusting it all around the eye and tops of my cheekbones - it takes a special kind of eye shadow to halo with, but Greensmoke is perfect. The green vibes with my olive undertones just enough to make it work. The smoky eye you can create with it is insane - I tend to keep the rest of my face simple when I wear this, but it's subtle enough to centerpiece a variety of looks. I like it with cool-tones, pink blush and lips.

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