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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Lipstick -MAC -Up The Amp

on 3/24/2018 6:45:00 PM


This is a great color. Great formula. I feel like I have to be having a good skin day, though. It could sort of bring out any redness if that's a problem for you.

Makeup Brushes -MAC -#187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)

on 3/24/2018 6:32:00 PM


Definitely has more than one use. It's taken years for my brush to lose its quality, I still think I can get a few more months out of it. I've had it for years. Typically, I use it to apply bronzer and for stippling.

Lipstick -MAC -crimson lipmix

on 3/23/2018 10:18:00 PM

This color is like MAC Dubonnet (My fav that was discontinued) and Revlon Super Lustrous in Blackberry (my other FAV that was discontinued). I already have 2 backups in case it's discontinued (as happens to ALL makeup that I adore!). The color spreads easily/smoothly, the pigmentation is rich. It has a mattish-sattinish finish. Perfection! This has fabulous staying power.. much better than I expected. When it finally wears down, it's a beautiful deep stain. I have also applied/worn over lip balm--due to winter-chapped lips. It still applied & performed beautifully! This is stunning! And it doesn't dry my lips out.
I also purchased this in White and in Deep-Tone Nude. They all mix well together to create your own colors/depth. Deep-Tone Nude is a deep beautiful Neutral color that is also stunning when worn. I love this stuff and I highly recommend it! (Not affiliated, as my now-empty wallet will attest!) ;)

For those of you with extreme/extensive allergies (like me), this has NO coconut derivatives!! NO Caprylic Glycol!! YEA!!!! And NO SESEAME!! And NO Macadamia Nut!! And NO Shea!! Thank GOD!!!! The ingredient list is short & sweet. I will type it later when I have a computer keyboard! As virtually all lipsticks have incorporated caprylic glycol into their formulas, LipMix is a Godsend!

Lipstick -MAC -Mehr (Mickey Contractor Collection)

on 3/23/2018 8:34:00 PM


I have tried many matte lipsticks. I was a little hesitate but I bought a mini. LOVE IT! For a matte formula it is creamy and non drying. Such a gorgeous plummy reddish natural look with great pigment. Have had many compliments. Lasts too. I just put a swipe of my Laura Mercier setting powder on my lips, a liner and the lipstick. LOVE!

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 3/23/2018 7:18:00 PM


I was looking for a more sheer and glowy foundation to wear for university graduation and related events so I didn't look too overdone.

This is going to be perfect! It builds up to a light medium coverage and I don't have to set it at all, which is a huge plus for my very dry skin. I've tried a beauty sponge and brushes for application but I'd recommend fingers for the best result. I use Wayne Goss' method of warming it in my hands, then rubbing it on my face and just when it starts getting tacky, smoothing it down in the direction of face hairs. It gives the most amazing glowy, glossy filtered face effect and I can't put it down!

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