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

Bronzers -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Bronze

on 10/15/2018 7:18:00 PM


I am c1 to c2 nc20ish and this blends into my cheeks seamlessly. It doesnt look orange or muddy. Ive always had trouble finding a good bronzer. I dont contour, i simply just use this to warm up my skin. Id put this on my neck(if i am using c2 in face and body and it can be a tad dark so i use this bronzer to make my neck and chest match my face.) I also use this on the outside perimeters of my cheeks and some on the forehead. Basically "where the sun hits". I like that this is matte and does not have any shine or shimmer. I like how this makes me look more tan without it looking fake or too harsh.

This has become my everyday staple to help match my summer foundation to my neck. I dont want to get another shade for winter so my trick is to use this bronzer so i dont look like my face is darker than my chest. It adds color in a subtle way because its not super pigmented so its buildable and layerable to your preference. If its too harsh, you can mess up a lot faster and easier. Ive tried and hated hoola lite bronzer. That one had so much kickup and it just didnt look good on me. I much prefer this. Id recommend.

Mascara -MAC Cosmetics -In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

on 10/15/2018 5:55:00 PM


I really shouldn't review mascaras at all, because middle age has wreaked havoc on my already sparse, short, thin, dark blonde lashes. Thick or long barrels make a message of my eyelids, with more product on skin than hair. I usually forego mascara completely and just use a chocolate brown eye pencil slightly smudged.

So I got a sample of this one in a recent Birchbox and I'm sorry to say, no miracles happened here. The brush is long and round enough to be useless on my cobwebby bottom lashes. The formula is a bit on the dry side, so I didn't get many uses out of this sample size. I was not impressed by the product. Even if the brush had been short and thin (like the Clinique mascara for bottom lashes, or the IT Cosmetics variety) I don't think the formula was that great.

Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 10/14/2018 3:45:00 AM


best foundation ever

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Liptensity lipsticks (all shades)

on 10/13/2018 8:42:00 PM


One of the few MAC lipsticks I manage to use and whittle down the bullet of because the product doesn't peel my lips (unlike every other lipstick in their line.) These are pricier unless you catch them on a sale, which MAC seems to be doing pretty often lately, whether that's 25%, or even 50% for a flash sale the other day.

There's a tackier texture to them, so they're a little longer than your regular cream lipstick. The finish of these is satin to creamy, for sure and they will move as they do not truly set. Reapplication is required after eating and drinking but fading is graceful.

I have these in over 10 shades, and I don't regret the purchases unlike I do with some other lipsticks (both in general and from MAC.) I can go without lipbalm on the days I use this so it is my favourite until Mac discontinues it lol!

I am warm based NC15-25, depending on the season. Some of my favourite shades are Mulling Spices, Habanero, Doe, Cloud in my Coffee, and King Salmon. Still bummed I missed out on Lobster.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Pressed Powders -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus


I'm dehydrated yet oily, very acne-prone, with heavy texture on cheeks and nose. Sadly this powder does not work for me. It breaks down and literally slides off my face after a few hours and clogs my pores. Even with primer and setting spray. I also don't love that there's no room in the package for a powder puff for midday touchups.

On the bright side, the Light Plus shade is a great match for my NC20 skin. It looks a bit light when applied, but then blends into my skin within a few minutes.

FYI around 10 years ago when my skin was COMPLETELY different (I had dry skin, no acne, and zero texture), this powder made my skin glow. That's why I'm giving it a rating of 2 lippies.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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