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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Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15


I received a sample of this, along with a few other good foundations that match my tone to try out. The pros: it goes on easily and dries to a matte velvety finish with a medium to light coverage. The cons: there is no pump which can end up turning messy, and it only lasts for 4 hours on me, 5 hours tops before turning cakey and oily. I'm able to remedy this by using a good primer first which gives me an extra couple of hours, but can't get it to extend for much longer than that. Part of that is due to the humidity where I live which reeks havoc with everything from skin to hair so I have to factor that in when making any criticism about the lasting power of a foundation...or anything for that matter!
Definitely suggest this for more normal skin types, I can't see this working well on dry or oily, only skin types in between that don't require heavy coverage.

Selena x

~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I'm constantly trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample/trial sizes from e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation/Anti-Ageing: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 7/16/2018 3:57:00 PM


By the end of the day, I can't tell if my foundation is still on or not, it's very subtle coverage. It will lessen the redness on your face and blends in really nicely with your skin. If you are ok going without foundation and want a little extra something-something, this would be your foundation.

It is pretty much useless on acne; you have to conceal spots separately.

The packaging is the worst, it gets so dirty and gross.

Blush -MAC -Mineralize Blush - Dainty


Dainty is a pretty warm pale pink with shimmer. It looks nice on the skin and wears pretty well. I don't find myself reaching for it that often just because I don't think it is anything super-special, but it does brighten up the face and give a nice glow.

Lip Gloss -MAC -Spice

on 7/15/2018 10:13:00 AM

Back in the days I was addicted to vgv lipglass even tho it was sticky but I went through so many of them. Then I strayed from Mac and never wore a lipglass again. Somehow last summer I saw a Japanese model wear spice lipglass on ig and it looked so good on her that I went to buy one for myself (I’m chinese so our skin tone almost same). Since then I’ve been wearing this lipglass a lot but especially in summer. Is a nice nude but is sexy. Doesn’t wash me out and add just a hint of glossiness. Oh and the lipglass is no longer sticky as back in the days lol

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Makeup Brushes -MAC -109 Small Contour Brush

on 7/14/2018 7:15:00 PM


This brush is discontinued. It's replaced by 109S (Synthetic) brush like many others in MAC range.
While I adore the concept of using synthetic hair the brush doesn't perform or look exactly the same.
The bristles of the new one are packed denser, it doesn't do a good blending job. The old 109 looks more round, less precise and better for building up products. Also, the new one is significantly shorter than the original one.
Save your 35$ and buy synthetic brush elsewhere.

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