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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Eye Shadow -MAC -Paint Pot in Painterly

on 1/17/2018 6:25:00 AM


I kept hearing about this, but was skeptical. I have used Maybelline Color Tattoos--which I don't recommend, as IME they dry up very quickly--and I love me a good cream eyeshadow, but haven't found any that completely fulfill all of my requirements. I'm also not one to think that a product is good just because of the name/brand, believe in judging each product based on its own merits.

Another reason I was skeptical is that I have very sensitive skin, and tend to be allergic to a lot of products. But I kept hearing that this was the perfect "nude" eye base for pink/cool toned skin (Soft Ochre for warm skin), so I finally got it.

So, this is a neutral/cool matte beige, a little darker than my skintone (NW 15-20). When I use this, I apply over the lid (over a light moisturizer) up into the crease (but not under the brow area). I find, as with most primers and cream shadows, it's best applied by patting on in thin layers. This covers discoloration very well; I've heard of some people using it as a primer over discolored areas or concealer, though I haven't tried that. I usually use a powder base shadow over this (Essence Smooth Caramel) to help with blendability of dark matte colors.

I have a lot of eye primers and cream shadows, and find this a worthy addition to my stash. Note that in addition to being sensitive, my eyes are quite dry, and this doesn't bother them at all.

TL;DR: Great base shadow for cool skintones, doesn't bother sensitive/dry eyes. Apply by patting on thin layers.

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Mascara -MAC -Upward Lash

on 1/17/2018 6:22:00 AM


This is one of the best mascaras I have ever tried. Looking at the wand you would not think it is that great. The formula is also great and does not dry out as quickly as other brands. Definitely one of my top 10.

Lipstick -MAC -Satin Lipstick - MAC Red

on 1/16/2018 8:24:00 PM


I love love this lipstick! Its very pigmented and isn't drying like Ruby Woo. It lasts for about 3 to 4 hours and its a perfect true red. If you like creamier red lipsticks then I would recommend this one!

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

on 1/16/2018 7:58:00 PM


Why Mac why? I’m such a fan of Mac eyeshadows and lipsticks and I had high hopes for this cult favorite, but it just doesn’t work for me.
I have sensitive combination skin with fairly oily eyelids.
As a primer, this does not cut the mustard. It creases after an hour on me and it seems to dull my shadow. It DOES camouflage veins so, there’s that.
As a shadow it unfortunately fails as well. It goes on too sheer to make any sort of impact and layering it makes it go on patchy. Putting it on over my primer caused it pill so there is no way to increase its opacity or longevity.
I’m super sad this didn’t work out! Sorry Mac!

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Lipstick -MAC -Russian Red

on 1/16/2018 7:39:00 PM


LOVE IT! Perfect red -- just the right amount of brightness, not too orange, or coral, a true red. The finish is matte, but it's not drying. Easy to apply, doesn't feather, wears long. It has just a tad of a cool undertone, that makes your teeth look whiter without the colour leaning towards ruby.. I truly believe it will work with any skin tone. A++

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