MAC

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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5,086 products

201,283 reviews

75% would repurchase

Recent MAC Reviews

Moisturizers -MAC -Strobe Cream

on 12/10/2017 8:19:00 PM

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How come no one talks about the strong perfume in this? I couldn't believe my nose when I took a whiff of this product: it smells like a disinfectant bathroom cleaner, absolutely disgusting. I used it on top on my cheekbones, under and over foundation, and saw zero difference. Not even a glimpse of a glow. It didn't matter, because I would never use such a strongly perfumed cosmetic on my face. Companies need to get a clue.



Eye Shadow -MAC -Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection

on 12/10/2017 10:27:00 AM

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I love this color. I bought this so I could use it to brighten up eyelid and wear with a liner for occasions where I want to look polished. I wear little makeup. My daily make up is lining my eyes, mascara plus mac retro lipstick. My makeup routine when I do a full face - mac studio fix powder + foundation in nc41, Bobbi Brown peach corrector, Bobbi Brown Jet eye pencil with mascara and mac retro lipstick (or) some neutral lip color. Only after a year on this routine did I start to use a blush. But my routine was more or less minimal back then. So, I wanted to up this a little bit when I'm going out. So, I purchased this vintage selection eyeshadow as I was looking for a brightening color with a little shimmer but unnoticeable. This was when painterly was becoming all the rage. I did not want to have two products one for covering pigmentation and another paint pot for brightening. So I bought Vintage Selection. It is a beautiful champagne color that instantly brightens your lid. I'm nc41 or Bobbi Brown natural tan 4.25. It applies sheer or heavy depending in how you use. A sheer application also brightens eye but my lid pigmentation may peek through. Now I wear this on top of taupe cream eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown and this one appears as a true beautiful champagne. I didn't like it much with a tan and it looked too white/silvery when I was dark. So, think about this before you buy one. It applies beautifully with fingers and it is easy to blend.
Pros :
1. Easy to apply with fingers
2. Beautiful color
3. Good pigmentation
Cons:
None for me.

Amazing product. Highly recommend.

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Pro Longwear - Uninterrupted [DISCONTINUED]

on 12/10/2017 2:29:00 AM

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I'm so lucky I bought a pan of this right before the Pro Longwear shadows were discontinued! It's a beautiful ochre shade that is surprisingly versatile! I love to use it in the crease with olive, green, teal, red and gold shades on the lid. It's very similar to MUFE M660 Speculoos, only Uninterrupted is a bit deeper and more yellow. Definitely worth having in your collection, whether it's the original or a dupe. It doesn't look like it would be flattering on my cool toned NW20 skin, just looking at the pan, but it transforms into something totally soft and blendable on the skin.


Eyes -MAC -Cream Colour Base

on 12/10/2017 1:39:00 AM

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I have the cream colour base in Midtone Sepia, which has lasted me years. I have light-medium olive skin and it's great for both my eyeshadow and cheek/face contouring. For me it really is something I can use all over my face. It adds depth and warmth after I do my foundation and/or concealer and I think the colour is beautiful.

For some skin tones (especially those that are more pale), I think this shade could come off quite orange, but it works well on my skin and I use it throughout the entire year. It's very pigmented and once it's applied, it doesn't fade for a long time. I definitely have to be careful how much of it I use though, since a brush can pick up a lot of colour and it can look cakey when too much is applied. A little goes a very long way with this product, and for that reason, I've had it for so long and it's in my every day makeup kit.

It's not the cheapest multi-purpose product, but for me it's been worth it because I've found a shade that I love using on my eyes and cheeks, which I typically incorporate in my daily makeup routine. It goes on smoothly and can build up colour really well, so it's easy to control how much to put on. I've used my fingers before as well, which works great.

I recommend this product, especially if you find a shade that works for you. If you've got light-medium olive skin, check this shade out. It's really a product I can't imagine replacing in my daily routine.


Makeup Brushes -MAC -# 239 Eye Shader Brush

on 12/9/2017 11:44:00 PM

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I heard MAC is discontinuing all their natural hair brushes and replacing with synthetic hair. If it's true, it's a huge mistake in my opinion, because I have three "holy grail" MAC brushes, and 239 is one of them. I have a few backups, because I am so serious about this brush. I'm also a brush snob, most of mine are Hakuhodo, with a handful of Tom Ford, Koyudo, and Wayne Goss in the mix. The 239 is most similar to Hakuhodo J004, but it's a bit less wide and the bristles are a bit shorter, while the 239 handle is longer (there is a short handle version of the 239 if that's your preference. I have both and they perform the same). The bristle density is the same between the two, as is the softness. Neither brush sheds in my experience. I prefer the slightly more compact head of the 239. I have hooded eyelids, so not much lid space and the 239 is amazing for packing on color, wet or dry. If MAC is actually discontinuing this brush, do yourself a favor and grab one!

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