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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Lipstick -MAC -Mehr (Mickey Contractor Collection)

on 4/23/2018 8:55:00 PM


I had two Mac lipsticks in my rotation: Faux and Brave. Some say they look the same but Brave is darker with a bit more purple in it. Yes, it is darker! They are different. Yes they are!

Anyway, I wanted something a little darker than Brave but in the same color family because I am boring and do not like adventure when it comes to makeup. I have fair skin with slightly cool undertones. The warmest I can go is neutral pinks, anything else and I just look like a mess, a dirty mess to be precise.

I discovered Mehr. Mehr is a cool toned, darker rose with a bit of plum in it. On me it looks dark (but my definition of dark is more of a lightweight definition of dark), and I wear C1 in Face and Body. On others with darker skin it might look like a MLBB shade. This is just the most perfect shade that is sophisticated while also lending a soft, kinda romantic vibe as well. It is matte, and while not necessarily drying, I prefer to top it with Dior Addict Lip Glow in the pink shade. Works great with neutral brown or cool brown eye looks, as well as purple or dusty rose. Probably other eye looks as well but I don't veer out of my comfort zone. I only pair this with Dior Blush in Lucky Pink, or Bobbi Brown Desert Rose, due to my cowardly attitude about makeup.
So yeah, this one is great. It is definitely the most "daring" of my lipsticks, but it is a beauty and now I feel like I own the perfect trifecta of Mac's dusty rose type colors.

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Primer/ Corrector -MAC -Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

on 4/23/2018 2:58:00 PM


Was disappointed with this as it was highly recommended, it does slightly blur my pores but does nothing to control my oil.
£19 for 15ml is not value for money if it doesn’t work and as an added con it can cause foundation to go patchy.
Looking at the reviews it seems to either work amazing or not at all so would suggest trying before buying if poss.

*Tip: Seems to have better success at blurring pores when applied on top of foundation Xx

Highlighters -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle


Soft and gentle — the name speaks for itself. It’s super pigmented but so subtle since it’s not glittery at all. Mine has lasted forever and I use it every day. Love love love. First highlighter I ever purchased and I’ve never strayed. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with MAC for years but this is one product I stand behind wholly.

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Highlighters -MAC -Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen in Light Boost

on 4/23/2018 12:47:00 PM


Initially I was looking for a product that I could use to touch-up skin makeup (foundation/concealer/powder) that had disappeared/migrated during the day, and this was recommended by rep at the MAC counter. However, I ended up using this as my primary concealer one day when I forgot to bring my usual concealer with me to the gym in the morning (I workout in the morning, and then shower/get ready before work.)

Prior to using this, I wasn't unhappy with my usual concealer (also MAC - the Mineralize Concealer.) But immediately after applying this new product, I was blown away by how much better I looked when my makeup was done. it had excellent coverage that blended seamlessly with my other makeup. The texture was nice and creamy without being heavy, and it lasted longer than what I had been using before. My old concealer also used to start looking patchy and dry toward the end of the day, settling into creases and making them more noticeable. I don't have that problem at all now.

The packaging only gets 4 lippies because over time, as the brush gets saturated with product (and we're talking after just a handful of uses), the product isn't dispensed very evenly.

Skincare - Face -MAC -Mineralize Timecheck Lotion

on 4/23/2018 12:33:00 PM


I use retin-a on my face every night, and live in an extremely dry climate - in other words, my fight against dry, flaky looking skin is a constant battle. I was looking for a primer that would work well layered over heavy moisturizer, and smooth out any flaking that might show up once I add foundation to the mix.

This product is marketed as more of a moisturizer from what I can tell, but the rep at the MAC counter recommended it for me to use as more of a primer. The $45 price tag seems more reasonable if using this as a moisturizer, but $45 primer? It needs to be fantastic.

This product certainly didn't make anything worse, but it also didn't make anything better. I tried it for a week and now I'm returning it because it just seemed so unnecessary. Again, there were not any negative effects after using it, but it did not add anything beneficial to my skincare/makeup routine either.

This product may have more potential for others that don't share my skin type and climate, but I wasn't very impressed.

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