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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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Retro Matte Lipstick - Relentlessly Red

on 12/14/2018 7:26:00 AM


Super drying. Caused my lips to crack and hurt afterwArd. The red comes with abit of hot pink which I don’t rly like as well.

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

on 12/14/2018 7:25:00 AM


Very intense hot pink. Smells nice. Goes on nicely. Lasts for very Long. But abit drying

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Satin - Grain

on 12/14/2018 5:34:00 AM


Grain is quite a workhorse fleshy eyeshadow shade, up there with utility shades like Shroom, Blanc Type, Brule or Vanilla. It is a warm peachy fleshy shade that almost seems to disappear into my nw20deep winter skin. It is very similar to Naked Lunch in color, but sways a tinge more peach and does not have the frost finish. I always had trouble with Blanc Type it was too ashy on me. Shroom was ok, but at times could come off too khaki toned. Vanilla is great, but works better with clean eye, red lip or when I was doing cooler toned lips. Brule and Grain are my current favorite wash (lid, highlight) shades for my warmer toned looks. Recently, I have started looking into the warmer side of MAC's eyeshadow collection and Grain is an anchor in many of many of my looks. It is great to neutralize the pink/red in your eye socket. I use this the same way I used NYX's Lap Dance, but this is a touch more peachy than that shade. And when I say peachy, I mean fleshy peachy, not orangey peachy. Such an under the radar color, but I would be lost with out it.

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Lip Gloss -MAC Cosmetics -Lipglass in clear

on 12/14/2018 12:46:00 AM


Was disappointed in this. A few months ago, I’d stopped wearing Revlon’s Colorstay Overtime, which I’d loved for years and years, until they made my beloved Eternally Tan quite sheer. Trying to find another very long-wearing lipstick has been a challenge. Aside from color issues, most are matte and rather drying. Recently made a match with Maybelline’s Matte Ink, using two shades together. Lasts amazingly well, but needed just a bit of moisture and shine, and most balms and glosses don’t play nice with long-wear lipsticks, pretty much dissolving them. Well, Lipglass doesn’t do that. But applying from the tube doesn’t work well for a light, even coat, and I'm not thrilled about using my finger. Aside from that, however, it does feel tacky, doesn’t last as long as I’d expect (though maybe I lick it because it feels so heavy), and it really doesn’t seem moisturizing. Glad I can return it—NYX Lingerie Clear addresses all those issues for me at about a third of the price.

Moisturizers -MAC Cosmetics -Complete Comfort Creme

on 12/13/2018 3:24:00 PM


You only can purchase this online at a Macys or Nordstroms or at a Mac stand alone store! I couldnt find this on the Mac USA website. Anyways I love the smell of this cream. Its very nostalgic. I will always remember the smell. Its fresh and tiny bit floral. Very elegant. The texture is smooth and thick but it does not feel thick on the skin. It does feel tacky after putting it on but it does set into the skin and it mattified a little. It feels comfortable and does not irritate my acne prone skin. I use benzoyl peroxide and i need to put a cream on top of that to put moisture back. This is less moisturizing than the other heavy creams ive tried but this means it wont make me as oily. I was using the Ultra Repair cream from First Aid, it is a wonderful sensitive skin cream but it pills on top of benzyol peroxide and slightly takes it off. Also it does not go well under makeup or strobe cream. I decided to try this out to put on top of bp and under strobe cream. It works great under makeup and for now i will update after another month!

Edit- i do not feel oily waking up and it mixes well with aha. It pills very tiny amount and a lot better than first aid for me. Though not the more moisturizing but it plays well under makeup. Id repurchase. Havent broken out or been irritated. Lovely product.

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