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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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.

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.

Primer/ Corrector -MAC -Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

on 4/22/2018 8:59:00 PM

I bought this based on its brand, I love MAC so much for its makeupsss but this thing doesn't suit me well. I bought yellow since I have yellow undertone. As per packaging it says will give radiance but i dont see any radiance after apply this primer. I have combo skin and i also my makeup doesn't stay all day with this primer. I still love my farsali more than this.

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