MAC Cosmetics

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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Recent MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Shiny Pretty Things Smoky Eye Palette

on 11/18/2018 7:03:00 AM

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I usually pass on the holiday gift items - especially the eye palettes - from MAC. I never feel that the formulations are the same on the shadows as the regular line. And the color combinations are a little too "difficult" for 63 year-old eyes.

But I played with this palette and purchased it immediately! The shadows blend beautifully and even the glimmers allow me to create some subtle but defined looks. And it's $30!

The colors have "holiday/winter names" ( except for Carbon) but you can see close dupes to Wedge/Omega, Brun, etc. And it comes with a useful brush!

MAC upped their game this year - there is a lot of competition out there - and this palette is a worthy contender.



Lip Gloss -MAC Cosmetics -Lipglass in clear

on 11/17/2018 9:37:00 PM

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When I graduated from high school, my dad's girlfriend did my makeup. She used Clear Lipglass on my lips, and it lasted, quite literally, all day. Not only through the ceremony, but through my graduation party and dinner afterwards.

That was 17 years ago (oof), and this stuff just keeps getting better in comparison to what little else is available. Clear glosses, sticky glosses, and glosses in squeeze tubes barely exist - go to the grocery or drugstore down the block, and you'll do well to find a product that fits 1/3 of those criteria. As such, I keep buying MAC Clear Lipglass. I can use a little for a subdued shine, or a lip brush load for a full on reflective glassy shine; either way, a tube lasts forever. It seals and enhances traditional lipstick, moistens and improves the appearance of liquid lipstick, lights up glitter and metallic lips, and keeps lip balm from evaporating. It does double duty as eye gloss. It never melts onto my chin. There's no doe foot or brush tip to contaminate with lip color; no dipping back in to get the right amount. Now that MAC is everywhere mid-to-high-end, including Ulta, there's no fuss involved in restocking.

I'm quite sure this is the only clear lip gloss I'll ever need. If you're looking for a clear lip gloss, just go for it! You can drop ~$18 on MAC goodness now, or spend the same amount trying out and discarding crappy ones from other brands first. Yes, it's a transcendental level of sticky, but that's what gives it its extreme lasting power.

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Concealers -MAC Cosmetics -Pro Longwear Concealer

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I like that it is the only thing that does not crease on me . it blends very well. but not enough coverage for me.


Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Face and Body Foundation

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Very sheer but somehow I can feel it all day on my face and it stresses me out. I hate feeling it. Gets too shiny

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Blush - Love Joy

on 11/17/2018 2:25:00 AM

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I purchased warm soul and love joy together a million years ago before “the change”. Dark reds browns shimmery wonders of which warm soul was defoooo the darker - so I actually bac2mac’d it (before I knew it’d been reformulated; now I’m pissed cuz I don’t have a special item boo hoo). Not many pale review so here goes. I’m NW20 on a tan day. More like NW15 really. I’m currently wearing that (NW15) in Studio Sculpt. I even have gone to NC10 in pro longwear before it came lighter in NWs. I’m very red though and don’t like to counter it except nose area. My whole body is red and I ‘tan’ rose gold. Although I use many actives and I’m an SPF vigilante. Love Joy works for my pale arse with a feather light touch and lasts allll day. The reddish hue totally goes with my ruddy skin! I agree with another reviewer who stated it’s like a blush, bronze and highlight all in one! I have many Mineralize blush shades and this (and my vintage warm soul I discarded like a used Kleenex) is like so much more pigmented than ANYY of them it’s totally insane. It builds to clown territory so easily on me. If I do not use like a loose fan brush and barely swipe across top and then tap multiple times I’m a clown. I bought this BC (before children). It’s still a dome. My kids are adolescents.

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