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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Mascara -MAC -Extended Play - Endlessly Black


This is my holy grail mascara. I have long lashes which look hideous in the wrong mascara. This mascara gives long lashes a beautiful and finely separated look, gives the impression of even longer lashes, and doesn't smudge or wear off throughout the day. People regularly ask me how I get my lashes to look like they do, and assume I've had some fancy treatment, but it's only down to some time spent curling my lashes before putting this product on them.

The only drawback is the price for the quantity of mascara. For me, this mascara doesn't last so long so I add a DROP of contact lenses fluid every 2 weeks or so after it starts to go on a bit scantily, and it dramatically extends the life of this product. Before I read this tip I had searched high and low for something that gives the same effect but at a lower price point and was unable to find it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Eye Shadow -MAC -Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection

on 3/18/2018 2:05:00 PM


I'm clearly the minority here but I'm disappointed with Vintage Selection.
It looked wonderful in the store and thought that this pale glistening creamy eyeshadow would be my go-to look for springtime for soft everyday glam paired with bright lipstick and blush. The consistency is indeed great but the shimmer is much chunkier than I expected and unevenly distributed. I enjoy shimmery eyeshadows - the most recent I bought, Caviar Stick in Moonlight by Laura Mercier is incredibly sparkly but applies like an even veil of high shine while Vintage Selection looks like chunks of glitter thrown here and there. Maybe my teenage niece will have fun with it...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Eye Shadow -MAC -Camel Coat

on 3/18/2018 1:56:00 PM

The quality of this paintpot is great (beautifully creamy, nice coverage, easy to apply, covers discolorations and stays put without creasing) but with my fair warm-ish skin and green eyes it's hugely unflattering; makes me look dull and tired in a split second. I loved the color when swatched and the consistency but definitely doesn't work for me. Even as a base it makes eyeshadows added on top look ugly. Call me bitterly disappointed.

Blush -MAC -Melba

on 3/18/2018 1:31:00 AM


I think this boils down to personal preference but it was just too pigmented for a face product. I know everyone looooooves super pigmented items, but I find them artificial, hard to control and usually patchy. Not something I loved for me, or my kit. Shame, because it’s a beautiful colour!

Concealers -MAC -Select Cover-Up

on 3/18/2018 1:28:00 AM


Honestly, this is the urban decay naked skin concealer in a squeeze tube. I loved that one for a long time because it was a medium coverage, enough to cover but not some much you get the mask effect like some *cough cough shape tape* give you. Worth every penny, lasts forever, and is simple and easy.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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