MAC

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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Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

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My skin type: I really hate wearing and applying makeup because it always looks unnatural and I also can not find a foundation that matches me well. On top of that, I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin. Even things that are marketed for sensitive skin will leave actual burn marks on my skin.

How I wear it: This powder is amazing! I wear it alone as a foundation. If I need extra coverage in places, I will use the pad that comes with it for those areas, and then finish off with a regular powder brush for the rest of my face. I do get oily towards the end of the day, but I do have very oily skin, and I don't wear a primer. If I wore a primer, I could see this last all day no problem!

Coverage: This powder is Light/medium coverage and while you can definitely tell something is there, it is not cakey at all and looks about as natural as you can get! This powder does a really good job of covering redness, veins on my eyelids, and evening out my skin tone, but you will definitely need some extra coverage on zits or acne because it doesn't cover that.

How much product you get: While this powder is more pricey, it last a long time, especially if you are a minimal makeup wearer like I am! I wear makeup 2-3 times a week and I have had this powder for about 3.5 months.

I will for sure repurchase when I run out!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



Lipstick -MAC -runway hit

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Doesn’t really work for my skin tone all the time. Love hate relationship😂. Good formula tho


Eye Shadow -MAC -Satin - Orb

on 6/16/2018 9:56:00 PM

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This is a great, subtle highlight and/or lid color. For references, I’m between an NC35-NC41 and this plus a crease color is my everyday neutral shadow look. Beautiful with wedge or cork in the crease. My only slight complaint is the color payoff is a little underwhelming v other MAC shadows.


Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 6/16/2018 8:38:00 PM

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I thought I would have reviewed this already as I have repurchased and will repurchase this. It is one of my HG make-up products. I have dry skin with some pigmentation/unevenness but most days I only want light coverage and don't have time for precise application so I go for quick and easy products like BB creams or this. This foundation is indispensable for me because of the ability to match the shade using white. I have fair skin with cool undertones but not too pink so I can get away w/neutral sometimes but it's hard to find a shade match for foundations since my neck/body is even lighter than my face. F&B White is great since N1 being too dark for me is not an issue - I can mix them to match my skin tone, in summer and in winter. I sometimes also add in some coverfx or similar drops to give it more pink as there are no rosy/truly cool toned shades. I love that it is so quick to apply and set. So easy to get light coverage that helps even out my complexion without drying, breaking apart or clinging to dry spots. Takes a minute and it simply looks like bare skin... I mean this quite literally - since I can get a good shade match, once applied, it really looks like I have nothing on but skin.
When wearing by itself, I don't try to layer this for more coverage though you can if you let the layers dry. I just add concealer under the eyes or any areas that I have more pigmentation. But I do layer or mix it sometimes with other products. I'm not going to claim it plays well with every foundation but I use them, especially the white mixed in or layered with other foundations when I want more coverage or a less natural look. Sometimes sort of like a primer underneath, sometimes mixed in, or sometimes over foundations that feel a bit too matte (e.g., Marc Jacobs Remarcable). Sometimes I wear a thin layer of the white alone, even. It's important to apply this foundation by hand until it changes consistency. It it is best applied with hands. It's almost too liquid at first and a brush would eat too much of it up or make a streaky mess. It needs to thicken and settle into the skin, which will occur if you work with it with your hands fairly quickly even if it may seem like it's just going to run down from being so liquid. Start with a small amount and maybe even look up youtube videos by makeup artists (I think either Wayne Goss or Lisa Eldridge has a video on this). If you work it into the skin with fingers/hands, it changes consistency pretty quickly and within a minute it looks like you have nothing on at all! I do sometimes go over it later with a beauty blender or buffing brush if I have any uneven areas or if I applied too much but often I don't need to. It's affordable since the price, especially if you get the large bottle brings this to drugstore price level, although you may need to have two shades to mix to get a good match. TLDR: Quick, reliable, doesn't dry me out, oxidize or irritate, I can get a great match thanks to the white, and gives me a my skin but better look in no time. I truly love it!

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Pigment in Violet

on 6/16/2018 1:45:00 PM

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This is my holy grail pigment from MAC. I can use it with a light hand on the outer corners of my eyes during the day to bring out my brown eyes. If I'm going out for drinks, I wet my brush a little to add a bit more intense color. The violet color scared me at first but you can control and build up the color if you want to wear it to work (I work in an office).

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