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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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Veluxe - Kid [DISCONTINUED]

on 12/18/2018 5:38:00 PM


I got this as a gift with purchase and i must say its not dissapointing. Though i think it is LE now since it was discontinued. So hurry and grab it if you like it. For me i am not 100 percent satisfied because it looks very very similar to my bronzer on my hand and on the eyes. I use Matte Bronze from Mac and its just slightly less pink than Kid. Kid is a mix between Soft Brown and Wedge. I prefer Soft Brown out of the 3 and i feel its because Kid is too pink, Wedge is too cool/grey and Soft Brown just adds the perfect bit fo warmth. If you are nw15 to nw25 you would love Kid. I am C1 nc20 so i much prefer peachier yellow transition shades. Id love to get my hands on Bamboo if Mac ever releases it again! Other than color of Kid, the texture is powderless. Its pigmented and its smooth. Veluxe is a good formula because it is easy to blend and lays well on the skin. I do like this just not love it. Some of my favorites are Soba, Cork, Brule, Phloof and Embark

I wouldnt repurchase and probably get Soft Brown after i am done with Kid. Its pretty as a transition and works well i am just a bit picky but i still will def use the hell outta Kid til i see pan, and i def will see pan with this.

Eyes -MAC Cosmetics -Paint Pot in Bare Study


I have paint pots in painterly and soft ochre and use them all the time as an eyeshadow base, they were game changers and I now rely on them. They help provide a smooth eyeshadow base that makes all of my eyeshadows apply with ease and signifigantly reduce creasing.
Decided to try this shade thinking a beige pearl shade would be nice to wear under shimmery eyeshadows and maybe on its own.
This is not at all what I expected. It has big pieces of glitter in it and instead of smoothing my lids it makes them look super wrinkly and horrible. I don’t know, maybe I got a pot that is dried out because instead of being smooth and creamy it it chunky and difficult to spread.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Eyeshadow - Quarry

on 12/18/2018 1:18:00 PM


I really liked the color, but... this is so dry! I can barely get any of this onto a brush - it is way too densely packed, to the point that I can't use it - I feel bad for my brushes having to be rubbed so hard into this. If you want a dupe of this, I would suggest Chic Happens from Colourpop - great texture and price. Only issue is that it's sometimes out of stock, and Colourpop change out their shades from time to time, so you never know for how long something sticks around.

I tried scraping this. I tried taking the upper layer of product off with tape, and I still cannot get any color payout. I bought this about 2 years ago, in a MAC Pro store in Vancouver, but it's so bad that it's going into the trash, barely used

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Eye Shadow - Espresso

on 12/17/2018 5:24:00 PM


I got this eyeshadow as a gift with purchase but i wouldnt repurchase. I acually use Espresso more for the tail of my eyebrows. I have dark brown almost black hair but my hair has a bit of warmth in the sun. I dont know if i love this as an eyeshadow because it is a drier type of formula. Its not the easiest to blend but for the brows its better. I do darken my outer v if im using Soba and Cork since the undertones of these 3 eyeshadows are all golden. Espresso is pigmented, just hard to blend. Espresso is still good just not a must have since it does pull too cool for my likings, i l rather use Embark for this. I am C1 nc20. Anything too cool will make me look ashy and dirty. This is just Okay in my book because for brows its great.

Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -All eyeshadows

on 12/17/2018 3:22:00 AM


I was lucky enough to purchase recently a absolutely gorgeous eyeshadow from Mac called "sea and sky". It is one if the most amazing purchases I've ever made.. makeup wise.. and I've made a few! The colour is extraordinary. One shimmery pale blue, one royal blue. Together they look divine. I cannot recommend this product enough. It makes my blue eyes pop! Aaannnddd it has great staying power! Thanks Mac!!! :-D

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