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.
https://www.maccosmetics.com/

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Recent MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Shocking Revelation (Powder Kiss)

on 11/20/2018 11:57:00 PM

Shocking Revelation is a bright cool toned shade of red which is part of MAC’s newest finish of lipsticks, Powder Kiss. Powder Kiss lipsticks are matte, but very soft and balmy feeling, easily blended for a soft focus or gradient effect for the lips. It is very comfortable to wear but is not transfer proof and needs to be reapplied after eating. It will last through drinking however. It doesn’t bleed or feather, or dry out the lips. The colour is gorgeous, red with a hint of raspberry to it, pulling ever so slightly pink. It has blue undertones and therefore makes the teeth look whiter. It brightens the complexion and I believe the shade would suit a lot of different skin tones. It is a very wearable red. I really enjoy the Powder Kiss formula and would happily recommend the shade Shocking Revelation for anyone who lives a good red.



Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 11/20/2018 4:03:00 PM

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I am fairly pale with a cool/yellow undertone. I bought this foundation after struggling to find one suited to my skin tone in any drugstore brand. Nowadays there are wider ranges of shades available in other brands which allows for a more affordable option.

This is not the best foundation I have ever used. You have to make certain to prep the skin well before application and be sure to set it, as it isn't long-wearing. I find that it oxidises on my skin as well. Not to mention, the silly packaging means you end up wasting a lot of product (pity cause you paid a fair bit for it).

The Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in Buff is supposedly a dupe for NC15. I have tried it and found the formula quite thick in comparison, but the shade was good. I don't mind the MAC as it allows for more buildable coverage and looks dewy on the skin.

I have started using The Body Shop's Matte Clarifying Foundation with tea tree oil, in Railay Beach, it dries matte on the skin and doesn't wear off as easily. In my country, it's less than half the price of MAC for the same amount of product!

Pros
- Buildable Coverage
- Dewy Finish
- Applies well to primed skin
- Wide range of shades available

Cons
- Does not have a pump so a lot of product gets wasted (I usually use a lip brush to scoop out as much as I can when it's low)
- Quite Expensive
- Not Cruelty-free


Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Lustre Capricious

on 11/20/2018 8:28:00 AM

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I find myself coming back to MAC these days, as I seemed to have forgotten that they have some solid products buried underneath their constant mediocre new collections. One such product are their Lustre lipsticks, which are an old favorite. In searching for a new everyday lipstick this fall, I accidentally stumbled across this shade. It's neutral, rosy, plummy, nude-ish, a MLBB shade for me. I don't have any issues with bleeding or feathering, but yes - Lustre lipsticks do not generally last as long as some of the other formulations. Additionally, I can honestly only give any MAC lipstick a 4/5 even at its best, simply because they seem to suck all the moisture out of my lips. That's a YMMV situation, obviously. On color/finish alone, it's a beautiful, versatile shade.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Highlighters -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Skinfinish - Soft & Gentle

on 11/20/2018 4:51:00 AM

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This is the first highlighter I ever owned and regardless of price I keep coming back to it, as the rest can never compare.

I use this in conjunction with the MAC Bronzing powder in Matte Bronze for contouring/highlighting.

Although this product is quite expensive, I don't mind forking out the extra pennies because it lasts about a year or so, with daily use.
I usually use it as an eyeshadow and if I'm feeling fancy, my collar bones too.

It adds a subtle glow to my fair skin, perfect for natural looks, but has buildable pigment for those nights out.

Pros
- Solid packaging (I have dropped it on many occasions, with no breakage whatsoever)
- Lasts a long time, a little goes a long way...
- Applies well and suited to fair skin tones (Although I'm sure it looks good on most skin tones)

Cons
- Expensive (It's usually goes on my Christmas/Birthday list)
- Tested on animals

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Bronzers -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Bronze

on 11/20/2018 4:41:00 AM

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This is the first bronzer I ever bought, after it was recommended by a MAC make-up artist, and I am obsessed with it!

I use this to contour, in conjunction with the MAC Mineralised Skin Finish (Soft & Gentle) for highlight. As a lazy gal, they both double up for eyeshadow for my daily make-up.

It is quite an expensive product, so it usually goes on my Christmas/Birthday wishlist. However, the powder lasts about a year or two (If I'm pushing my luck) with daily use and the packaging is pretty solid considering it's taken a couple of beatings.

Pros
- Good pigment, does not oxidise/turn orange on my pale skin, so a little goes a long way...
- Lasts a while
- Solid packaging, which includes a mirror if you're on the go

Cons
- Expensive
- Tested on animals

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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