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.
https://www.maccosmetics.com/

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Recent MAC Reviews

Concealers -MAC -Pro Longwear Concealer

on 8/19/2018 4:57:00 AM

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I have really bad dark corcles and in the past have found it really difficult to find a concealer that covers everything and lasts all day without creasing. I used to use the Revlon colorstay (the only drugstore one I could find in my shade) but it would crease after like 15 minutes despite baking it. I decided to switch to something a little more high end, and I came across this. This concealer has great coverage and does last pretty much all day whilst I'm at school, even though I play a lot of sports. Sometimes if I want a more natural look I'll mix it with a little moisturizer and use that instead, it has less coverage but the wear time is the sane and it makes it look like you aren't wearing any makeup.

If I could change one thing about the product I would probably change the packaging, as I have a few issues with it. Firstly, the fact that it comes in a glass bottle worries me as I am generally an extremely clumsy person. I travelled with it recently and carried it in the box it came in to avoid it cracking. Second, the pump. A lot of people have been saying that it dispenses too much product, but in my experience if I press lightly and only take out a 'half pump' that works perfectly. The issue I have is that it means I have to get it on the back of my hand and use my fingers to apply it which means more cleanup time after, this is not ideal because I'm generally doing my makeup in a rush in the morning before school. The Revlon concealer I was using before was bad product-wise, but I preferred it's doe foot applicator because it made the process a lot faster and less messy.

Overall, once I finish this bottle I probably will be repurchasing it despite the price tag. It does what it claims and the bottle lasts a really long time, as you only need like a drip each day. I know it works for me, plus Mac has a huge shade range which makes it a lot easier for me. With my sounds tone, it can be difficult to find matching face products but Mac does a great job accommodating everyone which is lovely.



Blush -MAC -Powder Blush - Peachykeen

on 8/18/2018 8:04:00 PM

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My everyday brush, beautiful muted pink shade with tiny golden glitter specks.
I’d say it can look good on almost any skin tone.
However does not last on my skin for too long... and glass on my packaging popped off only after couple weeks of use;(

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Eye Shadow -MAC -Satin - Discrete

on 8/18/2018 6:32:00 PM

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After all these years, I "lucked" onto what seems to be an authentic compact of Discrete, and better still, I HAVE FOUND A DUPE!

The dupe is Coastal Scents' "Sand Dune:"
https://www.coastalscents.com/products/hot-pot-sand-dune

Both Discrete and Sand Dune are a light greyish "pearl" color; a beautiful and unique cool neutral.
I can scarcely tell them apart when they're swatched.
Sand Dune is actually smoother and better pigmented than Discrete, and may have a tiiiiiny bit more shimmer, but as far as color goes, they're practically identical.
Since my Discrete is used, I don't know if I'll have the nerve to actually apply it to my lids, but it's a lovely color that I'm very gratified to finally own.
Some people have likened Discrete to MAC "Shroom," but I can't agree; Shroom is lighter and much warmer.

I indicated that I would repurchase Discrete, but since it's long since discontinued, I probably *couldn't* find it again.

However, I like the color enough to gladly repurchase its dupe when the time comes.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Mascara -MAC -Extended Play Gigablack Lash

on 8/17/2018 5:03:00 PM

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$19 feels ridiculous for mascara - but I’m telling you, this is fantastic!

One coat is natural, two enhances and three competes with the super lash mascaras on the market.

Only this does.not.budge. Until you take it off. Which is easy with a wipe.

The brush is small - which works perfectly for my gray short lashes. No goop upon application. No flakes or smudges under the eyes.

Great for mature ladies with hooded eyes!!!

3 of 4 people found this helpful.


Crème -MAC -Mineralize Foundation

on 8/17/2018 11:37:00 AM

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The foundation feels very balmy and rich, which should suit the skin on a dry side best. I have combination skin prone to oiliness in the T-zone, and yet I absolutely love the product. It provides a very glowy natural looking finish. The application is quite easy if you use the sponge that comes with the product; worked better than beauty blender or brushes I've tried. I do need to set the foundation well, and I'd still occasionally end up being shiny on the cheeks and forehead, yet I still like the overall effect. The foundation has SPF15 which is quite good too.
If you are on a look out for something more mattifying or with good coverage, skip this one.

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