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

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

on 12/9/2018 6:16:00 PM


I got the little mac version because i dont wear red lippies often but i love this so much i def will purchase the reg size! I cannot wear this without mac prep and prime lip though. These two are a perfect combination and their burgundy lipliner! It looks like velvet on the lips and a classic red. I am c1 in face and body around nc20ish. This is my go to red if i want that bold lip look. I love mac diva also for the vampy look. I used to like russian red but i feel this looks better on me for some reason. I feel russian red is a tad darker and more blue based. Ruby woo is more bright which is surprisingly flattering and its very matte velvety look to it which also makes it lasts longer on the lip. If you tried russian red and felt its not the perfect red id suggest ruby woo. But by no means its unwearable, i feel its the perfect red lip without being too warm or cool. Theres def no orange in this. Some people prefer russian red because its less intimitating! Ruby woo is sucha gorgeous lipstick you cant go wrong. Its very classy and looks expensive on the lips, idk how to describe it, Def repurchase!

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Eye Shadow - Sable (Frost)

on 12/7/2018 8:14:00 PM


What I like most about Sable is the intense pigmentation, smooth application and shiny finish which isn't glittery. The thing is that swatched it look more pink on my hand while on the eyelid where basically translates as a deeper version of All that glitters. Lasts long over TFSI though and doesn't crease. Not what I wanted but a good eyeshadow overall.

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Makeup Brushes -MAC Cosmetics -#242 Shader Brush

on 12/7/2018 7:35:00 PM


I've had 242 for a couple of months now and there's not been a day I haven't used it. Applies my Bobbi Brown corrector fantastically and doesn't feel scratchy used on the delicate undereye area. One of the best purchases of the year!

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Lustre Lipstick - Syrup

on 12/7/2018 8:38:00 AM


MAC Syrup is my go to lipstick for everyday use.
It is a neutral pink, although it looks purplish light brown in the tube.

On me, it looks like a nude pink, and it is a great color for the everyday look that is put-together but yet not loud or screams for attention.

I like MAC Syrup for the tad of pink it gives to brighten my look.
My Estee Lauder Crystal baby is a tad too light (it has slight orange brown tones) and looks very sheer

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Cremesheen - Brave Red

on 12/7/2018 8:25:00 AM


It is indeed difficult to find a red that goes on well. I
One needs to consider if you'll want a warm/ cool/ neutral. With blue/orange/pink undertones.

Bought MAC Brave Red, after a long hiatus with a true red lipstick.
Wasn't able to find a true red that I liked. They were either a tad too orange, fuchsia, pink or brown.

Brave Red is a cremesheen. It is a warm medium red with what looks like more neutral undertones to me.

Initially, I considered Ruby Woo, but that formula is too drying when I tested it. (It is a matte).
On me, Ruby Woo looked like it has slight orange undertones. It is also a cool red.

I also considered Russian Red.
On me, Russian Red looked like it had fuchsia undertones.

I also considered Cockney.
This one looked very sheer and the pigment seemed more like those for glosses than lipstick.

MAC Brave Red smells similar to other MAC lipsticks - with a slight vanilla scent.

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