MAC Cosmetics

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.

https://www.maccosmetics.com/
Overall rating
4.2
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76%
would repurchase
4.2
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Overall rating
76%
would repurchase

Recent MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Mac SPF 100 PA+++ UV whitening Cream

so I don't own this but I tried a sample. I think it might be difficult to obtain, not sure if MAC still makes it. it might still be available in amazon and UAE retailers maybe?? it's certainly not on the MAC websites... cons: - a fragrance scent that is a little bit strong. in a sunscreen it's not really necessary to have fragrance, r u kidding me?!! -spf 100 sounds like a ridiculous claim, I would believe 50 or even 70 max. -I don't like the whitening claim, not everyone wants white. that's so backwards now [and racist somehow] -it's MAC so pricing will probably be a lot. but what made me really like it is that it really suits oily-combo skin types because it's white but goes on transparent, it absorbs really quickly and easily, doesn't mess with primers or makeup. I think this kind of M.o. is hard to find in even primers sometimes. so I really liked it.

Mac SPF 100 PA+++ UV whitening Cream
4.0
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21 hours ago

so I don't own this but I tried a sample. I think it might be difficult to obtain, not sure if MAC still makes it. it might still be available in amazon and UAE retailers maybe?? it's certainly not on the MAC websites... cons: - a fragrance scent that is a little bit strong. in a sunscreen it's not really necessary to have fragrance, r u kidding me?!! -spf 100 sounds like a ridiculous claim, I would believe 50 or even 70 max. -I don't like the whitening claim, not everyone wants white. that's so backwards now [and racist somehow] -it's MAC so pricing will probably be a lot. but what made me really like it is that it really suits oily-combo skin types because it's white but goes on transparent, it absorbs really quickly and easily, doesn't mess with primers or makeup. I think this kind of M.o. is hard to find in even primers sometimes. so I really liked it.


Lipglass - Spite
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a day ago

THEY CHANGED THE COLOR! Been wearing this for like two decades. Bought a new tube (post-reformultaion) and they swore the color stayed the same. It's no longer that greyed out mauvey lavender. It's brown. A typical nudish brown and looks like crap on me. MAC once again ruins a great product.

Lipglass - Spite
1.0
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a day ago

THEY CHANGED THE COLOR! Been wearing this for like two decades. Bought a new tube (post-reformultaion) and they swore the color stayed the same. It's no longer that greyed out mauvey lavender. It's brown. A typical nudish brown and looks like crap on me. MAC once again ruins a great product.

Pigment in Old Gold
5.0
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2 days ago

Adore it and have for years. It's meant to go with colours similarly striking even if deeper, or browns like Smut, Mulch, I think. This is why many people, including me, got into make up originally- the fun of interesting non-neutral colours like Old Gold, to get beautiful effects. The user dazee got it right, writing "This color is just elegant, I can't think of another word for it!!" Literally that's what came to my mind the first few times I saw this pigment on OTHER people- that it was brilliantly elegant. Can read as garish, depending on the person's taste/colouring, or the way it's applied--but not everything is one size fits all. It's worth a play at the counter of course. I love it especially on blue eyes - in fact the first time I saw it used, it was on 2 girls with blue eyes but different colouring otherwise-- that made me want it. Old Gold is lovely when applied with a fluffy brush (like 217) and blended with browns like Ground Brown or Embark, for starters. Otherwise, it fits beautifully into fun colour combos beyond brown/black. Panacea81 has a couple of interesting colour combos with this. As for quality, I think MAC pigments have some of the best quality from loose pigments - at least those I used (inc. Fyrinnae, not to knock that or other brands as I still love theirs - just love MAC's pigments a little more).

Pigment in Old Gold
5.0
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2 days ago

Adore it and have for years. It's meant to go with colours similarly striking even if deeper, or browns like Smut, Mulch, I think. This is why many people, including me, got into make up originally- the fun of interesting non-neutral colours like Old Gold, to get beautiful effects. The user dazee got it right, writing "This color is just elegant, I can't think of another word for it!!" Literally that's what came to my mind the first few times I saw this pigment on OTHER people- that it was brilliantly elegant. Can read as garish, depending on the person's taste/colouring, or the way it's applied--but not everything is one size fits all. It's worth a play at the counter of course. I love it especially on blue eyes - in fact the first time I saw it used, it was on 2 girls with blue eyes but different colouring otherwise-- that made me want it. Old Gold is lovely when applied with a fluffy brush (like 217) and blended with browns like Ground Brown or Embark, for starters. Otherwise, it fits beautifully into fun colour combos beyond brown/black. Panacea81 has a couple of interesting colour combos with this. As for quality, I think MAC pigments have some of the best quality from loose pigments - at least those I used (inc. Fyrinnae, not to knock that or other brands as I still love theirs - just love MAC's pigments a little more).