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 -Mocha

on 6/20/2018 10:48:00 AM


This is kind of a difficult color to describe, and the online swatches as well as just looking at the actual lipstick bullet don't really match how it looks on my lips. The review that calls it a "peachy-brown with hints of warm pink" is pretty spot on. Also, I think whether or not this shade works for you is completely dependent on your skin tone, which is a given for most lipsticks, but more so than usual. I am medium olive, pretty tan in the summer, and this comes off as a darker yet still mid-level nude on me. There is just enough contrast with my skin + that elusive perfect peachiness to differentiate it from other nudes, and the little bit of pink keeps it from clashing with my skin.

The MAC Satin lipstick formula is always one of my favorites. Opaque, matte-ish but not flat, long lasting for a standard lipstick formula. Low maintenance. For some reason, Mocha is a little more drying than my other Satins, but it's not bad at all. Doesn't need a liner, but I prefer one with it. I have a NYX lip liner in Nude Truffle that is at a 8/10 level of perfect match (enough for me to not seek out a new one lol).

I'm vibing with Mocha right now because it's very Monsoon Wedding, very gypsy caravan-esque, but without the overt drama of, say, a deep red/rust/wine lip. This is going to sound weird, but it emits this like gilded jewelery box aura and if it works with your skin tone, it will radiate that aura to the rest of your face. I'm guessing it's that perfect balance of peach and pink. It's subtle enough for work & still 'enough' for night time. Definitely try this one on before buying though!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Lipstick -MAC -Retro Matte - All Fired Up

on 6/20/2018 4:20:00 AM


This is a fairly recent discovery for me, I only purchased this around 2 months ago but it has become my go-to lipstick. I never want to take it off! It is a gorgeous shade of cool toned medium red with pinky undertones. It flatters my fair skin perfectly and makes my teeth look whiter also, which is always a bonus. It has MAC’s Retro Matte formula, so it is quite dry. However, I simply apply a little lip balm underneath, blot off the shiny residue the balm leaves and then put on the lipstick. This way makes it quite easy to apply. It lasts forever on the lips, and will easily withstand eating and drinking. You can pop it on in the morning and it will look great until evening! When it does fade, it fades evenly and leaves a lovely stain on the lips. I find that if you need to reapply during the day you can do this easy, as the lipstick doesn’t become thick and cakey. I am obsessed with this lippy, I never want to be without it! It is my absolute favourite, I just wish I had discovered it years ago! I believe it would suit a wide variety of skin tones so encourage everyone to check it out!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Fragrances -MAC -My Heroine

on 6/20/2018 1:35:00 AM

One test spray is all it took. Yep, I finally have my gas station/ petrol scent I have always wanted. It also smells like raw hide at some point, lasts all day and projects around the room. Scored a bottle online at Nordstrom for 40% off, payed around $36.00.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -MAC -Technakohl in Photogravure

on 6/19/2018 7:48:00 PM


I love this eyeliner mostly for the color, it’s the perfect brown-black for those of us who look a bit too harsh with black eyeliner for day-to-day. The formula is nothing special and I find that it smudges a bit by the end of the day, especially if it’s hot. Lasts about 3-4mos for me with daily use.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Concealers -MAC -Studio Conceal and Correct Duo


I absolutely LOVE these color correctors. I find the consistency to be beautifully creamy & hydrating. The color payoff is pretty opaque, whereas I find many other correctors I own to sheer-out considerably. I have but one issue with this product which have zero to do with its performance and more concerning value. I think the price point is a little too high considering the amount of product received ($26 for 8ml total/4ml on each side, MAC PLW Concealer is $24 for 9ml). There is a Conceal and Correct Palette available in four color options, each one includes two color-correcting shades from each duo. Though these are in cream form instead of liquid, these palettes have six pans each for $35 (total amount of product is 0.21 oz. which is ~6ml, though in Cream, not liquid). Now that I’ve gone through two of these seemingly overnight, I am going to finally spring for the palette next time around!

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