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

Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15


I bought this foundation because I thought it would provide excellent coverage and last well on my oily skin. Sadly, it did not deliver exactly as I expected.
Firstly, the coverage is good, I would call it a strong medium. Does not completely cover the brighter acne marks, but unifies the skin very well, with only minor need for pinpoint concealing.
It looks reasonably natural on the skin, considering the thicker texture and coverage, so that is a plus.

However, when it comes to the shades and lasting power, it really let me down.
Yes, there is a very wide range of shades, but the undertones are mostly very strong. The NCs and Cs are incredibly yellow, very hard to wear for anyone verging on the neutral spectrum and the NWs are far too pink for warmer neutral tones.
I am light-medium olive-neutral toned and struggled hard to find a match. I finally settled for N5, but that was still more yellow than I would have wanted.
And as far as lasting power goes, this is just sub-par. I was an oily mess only a few hours in, the foundation started to dissapear and break down much faster than Revlon Colorstay or Loreal Infallible Matte, both of which are cheaper than SF, but perform far better.
The packaging is abysmall as well. Making customers buy a pump because they refuse to include it with the packaging is just sleazy money grabbing.

I like a lot of MAC products, but SFF will not be getting my money again.

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Moisturizers -MAC Cosmetics -Strobe Cream

on 10/21/2018 7:05:00 AM


I am so in love with MAC Strobe Cream! It comes in various shades, but my favourites are the Pinklite (which is the original strobe cream) and the Peachlite. The only shade I didn't like was Silverlite as it left a white cast to my face. This product is a moisturiser and a primer, though I find I need to use a face-cream underneath Strobe Cream as Strobe Cream alone isn't enough moisturiser for me. As an illuminating primer, this is brilliant! I use this under my foundation, and I have not had any issues applying foundation over it. All my foundations (and I have a lot!) play nicely with strobe cream. It gives a subtle, ethereal effect to the skin which looks very natural and as though you are glowing from within. It also applies nicely over foundation too - a little dabbed on the cheekbones gives a gorgeous effect - and if you apply powder highlight over the top you will be absolutely glowing! Strobe Cream does not irritate my sensitive skin, or cause congestion or breakouts. I love this product and use it daily. It is an essential for my kit. It is fairly expensive, but a little goes a long way. MAC also sells a travel size which is great value for money. This cult product is certainly worth the hype! A+

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Frost - Motif

on 10/21/2018 2:28:00 AM


Im so sad this is discontinued. This is a yellow based pink purple duochrome highlight shade for me. I actually use this on my face when i want a pink highlight or as a eyeshadow topper. I love using this on top of patina when i am using patina + satin taupe and if it leans too cool i pop this on the center of my lid to bring more life to the look. its iridescent and can transform other shadow!

by itself It wont show up on ya if you are nc20 like me other than the reflect of pink and purple. The base of this blends in so thats why some people might say it doesnt show up. I like it for my face and its really pretty and won't accentuate texture. Id repurchase if they ever restock this at mac.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Skincare - Face -MAC Cosmetics -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 10/20/2018 1:42:00 AM


This is the second setting spray I've ever used, the first one being Wet n Wild's Natural PhotoFocus Setting Spray, so I don't have too much exposure or experience w/ setting sprays.

I did like how well this seemed to help hold my foundation & makeup when I was in humid countries like the Philippines & Thailand. Weather there was ~95 degrees Fahrenheit all day. It sprays evenly & beautifully. I always use this whenever I wear makeup so I don't know how my makeup is w/o it lol.

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Velvet - Mulch

on 10/19/2018 10:48:00 PM


I’m confused by the good reviews on this. I have many mac eyeshadows I love, but this is not one of them. My real issue is with the texture. Seems patchy and gritty. I really have to work to build it up, and then if I try to softly smoke it out, it just gets uneven looking. I’ve tried various primers with the same result. Normally I prime with mac’s painterly paint pot and don’t have an issue. This was just a sad little pan of broken dreams.

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