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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Blush -MAC -Melba

on 1/20/2018 1:58:00 PM


A very flattering peachy-pink blush for olive undertoned people. It does oxidize a bit, which is annoying. Papaya by City Colour is a good dupe for this shade.

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Lip Treatments -MAC -Tendertalk Lip Balm - Side Dish

on 1/20/2018 9:43:00 AM

I really hope that MAC makes these permanent. I bought a Tendertalk balm last year and was thrilled to see it relaunched this year.

Side Dish appears to be a bright violet/mauve in the tube, but goes on as a lovely sheer violet. It's subtle and gives a nice MLBB shade (I'm NW15 with pink undertones). It's a great color when I want a hint of color but don't want to appear to have a full face of m/u. If I want noticeable lip color, I'll reach for something a bit stronger--MAC Syrup is my go-to l/s.

This feels nice on, like a good lip balm should. I reapply every 2-3 hours, which is actually not bad considering it's a lip product. It goes on smoothly. I don't think it's super-hydrating, but it isn't drying either.

I'm not really a packaging gal, but I love the rainbow-y tube too. It's a nice, distinctive departure from MAC's usual black packaging and fun.

Overall, I like the Tendertalk balms, and Side Dish is my favorite. If you're cool toned and/or like violets, this is worth a try.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 1/20/2018 9:23:00 AM


I wanted to like this but gave it away in the end. It is refreshing and probably sets most people's makeup well but 2 of the ingredients glycerin and castor oil break me out and make my skin oily. Within an hour my makeup starts melting off and Im broken out by days end. I give glycerin based products a try occassionaly in the winter when my skin is really dry but it's usually not so high up on the ingredients list. My skin hates castor oil so frankly if I had noticed it on the list I would never have tried it. Great product for many just just not for me.

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Concealers -MAC -Pro Longwear Concealer

on 1/20/2018 7:42:00 AM


The product is great, does not crackle in skin or melts, ads a fair touch of lightening to your face, and last enough. It’s not a dense skincover product so you might still see a bit of the dark circles. To fill it out this problem, the store recommend covering the concealer with a highlighter they have and it does help, but it is sold separately.

Lip Liners -MAC -Stone Lip Pencil

on 1/19/2018 8:05:00 PM


Yasss to rebuy I bought this today I’m officially obsessed I ordered another 1 already.I have Stone lipstick on order but I’m obsessed w this l/l. I can’t wait to get the lipstick. I was rec’d this by a Facebook group (just Glam it) for the perf Griege lip (asked for MAC or DS rec’ds) I’m obsessed w this on its own or w “O” lipstick. I love the cool grey ness of it. Greyish taupy Brown I love colors like this my deck of scarlet 06 palette has this color like it so that’s what sparked my interest in griege turns out I don’t look like the undead it is my kinda color. I love browns of all kinds in makeup I’m NC20/25 yellow toned 100% Caucasian but I’m officially obsessed tbh I would’ve loved to walk home w the lipstick but my counter was “out!” it’s NOT DC just “popular!!” (I went to MAC today w the intent of buying stone lipstick to go w my stone l/l!). #superawesome #winning #obsessedwgriege #mynewfavecolor #YES !!

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