MAC Cosmetics

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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Skincare - Face -MAC Cosmetics -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 10/20/2018 1:42:00 AM


This is the second setting spray I've ever used, the first one being Wet n Wild's Natural PhotoFocus Setting Spray, so I don't have too much exposure or experience w/ setting sprays.

I did like how well this seemed to help hold my foundation & makeup when I was in humid countries like the Philippines & Thailand. Weather there was ~95 degrees Fahrenheit all day. It sprays evenly & beautifully. I always use this whenever I wear makeup so I don't know how my makeup is w/o it lol.

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Velvet - Mulch

on 10/19/2018 10:48:00 PM


I’m confused by the good reviews on this. I have many mac eyeshadows I love, but this is not one of them. My real issue is with the texture. Seems patchy and gritty. I really have to work to build it up, and then if I try to softly smoke it out, it just gets uneven looking. I’ve tried various primers with the same result. Normally I prime with mac’s painterly paint pot and don’t have an issue. This was just a sad little pan of broken dreams.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Satin - Haux

on 10/19/2018 8:07:00 PM


Ive been searching for ud naked 3 nooner and stumbled upon haux. It looks very rosey in the pan but on the lid pairing this with sable its a perfect duo. It looks very sophisticated but not trying too hard. Soft and pretty. Wonderful shade that blends well.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Frost - Satin Taupe

on 10/19/2018 7:55:00 PM


ok so back in high school which was many years ago i remember hearing so much hype about this shadow and bit the bullet. I was so excited about it and tried it all over the lids and i absolutely HATED it. It leans very purple and gave me a weird black eyed look.

fast forward to now about 8 years later i fell in love with the infamous satin taupe. I gave it another chance and now (i am better at makeup) i pair it with patina on the lid and this in the outter half of my lids and its beautiful. Its one of my favorite combos along side with sable and haux.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Frost - Sable

on 10/19/2018 7:48:00 PM


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I was on the hunt for a naked 3 palette dupes for the last couple of shades in the there starting with nooner. I saw on a blog post that haux, sable, twinks and satin taupe were the dupes so i made my own palette.
(Though i do use patina and satin taupe more often together.)

I pair sable with haux together for a natural rose brown look, its very soft n sophisticated.
It blends beautifully and not too frosty (even though it is a frost finish)
Its not too dark nor light, its a perfect brown with shimmer that leans a bit rose and warm.
This is my go to when i want a warmer, pretty pinky brown look. For cooler look id go with satin taupe. They are similar and dupes for the kalahari nars shadow duo.
Its satin taupes cousin with less grey and less purple.
Both are my staples because these all work well together! i do love mac frost and satin finishes.
i will be repurchasing sable.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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