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.
https://www.maccosmetics.com/

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5,082 products

201,094 reviews

75% would repurchase

Recent MAC Reviews

Lipstick -MAC - Heroine

on 10/17/2017 10:59:00 PM

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Obsessed. First purple lipstick. Blind buy based on reviews. When I first opened it, it was pretty scary looking. Waited a few days to try it and was put off by it. I just wasn’t use to it. I’m a nude lipstick girl so I was definitely out of my comfort zone. Waited a few more days, and tried it again. It’s love! I can’t get enough of it. Surprisingly wearable and perfect for fall/winter. Edgy but girly and very different from all the other nudes, pinks, and reds in my arsenal.



Lipstick -MAC - Russian Red

on 10/17/2017 2:20:00 PM

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As I much prefer to buy from cruelty free brands I bought the mini version of this for a specific reason: it fit in my clutch handbag. That said, this is the perfect red for my complexion. I adore the formula, the non oxidizing pigment and longevity. I felt the $10 price was a bit steep for the size however given the amazing quality and color payoff the price is irrelevant. Not too cool (blue reds turn purple on me) and not too warm ( no yellow teeth here!) but an amalgam of both. Russian Red is elegant, classic, sexy and perfect for a black tie gala or worn with a crisp white shirt and jeans. Now, if this were cruelty free I'd buy far more.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.


Makeup Brushes -MAC - 138 Tapered Face Brush

on 10/16/2017 7:53:00 PM

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Can I say something nice about this brush? Probably not.
1 - It sheds like crazy. Every large MAC brush that I bought sheds badly, each time I use it I end up with black hair all over my face.
2 - the shape is odd. The end is too pointy, I haven't found a proper use for it, an application technic that I say this brush is the best for. I've tried to use it for multiple reasons:
- applying blush - it is too tapered, I prefer angled blush brushes;
- applying bronzer - too pointy end, the bronzer comes out harsher than I like and need serious blending;
- for contouring - it's too large and not that precise;
- for a highlighter - way too large;
- for setting powder - not bad, but rounded brushes are much better;
- for blending - nothing beats Bobbi Brown blending brush.

In my opinion, it's only good for a garbage bin. I can't recommend buying a seriously shedding oddly shaped brush if you aren't a makeup brush collector.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Eye Shadow -MAC - Paint Pot in Painterly

on 10/16/2017 7:47:00 PM

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I'm super oily and this is an absolute must to keep eye shadow at Bay! And it lasts years....you apply with your ring finger, maybe 1-2 dip/swipes in the pot, then rub on your lid. It most definitely works!!!! And you will have it forever....I use everyday and barely make a dent. Great easy color to wear as base. I've heard the color bare study has shimmer in it.... sounds pretty!! This is just a base though....looks better when you add some eyeshadow. I love the Loreal iced latte color.... great everyday color!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Eye Shadow -MAC - Paint Pot - Groundwork

on 10/16/2017 12:35:00 PM

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I saw it all over the internet and bought it last week. It's the perfect light brown hue for my light-medium skin. It definitely looks super natural, so if you like a bold eye look, it's not for you. It's great for days where I don't want to make it obvious that I'm wearing eyeshadow: just gives more depth to my eyelids. You can also use it as a sheer tone for an easy smoky eye. I'm a fan of cream eyeshadows, and anything that I can work all over my eyelids with my fingertips or a brush without making a mess or having to be precise. This is just perfect. Love it!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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