About the brand

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

Latest MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Satin Lipstick - Faux
5.0
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2 hours ago

Faux is a gorgeous mauve pink in the satin finish. If you've read other reviews of mine, you know satin in one of my favorites in the MAC line of lipsticks. This shade pulls a little cool but it's close enough to neutral to work with my NC20-25 warm undertones. The fact that I have green eyes helps me pull off a mauve, I think. This is a shade that is noticeable enough to say "yeah, I'm wearing lipstick," but subtle enough that it doesn't scream "hey, look at me". MAC refers to the satin finish as providing medium coverage, but this is about as heavy of a lip feel as I like to wear. (Amplified is a bit too much for me).

Satin Lipstick - Faux
5.0
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2 hours ago

Faux is a gorgeous mauve pink in the satin finish. If you've read other reviews of mine, you know satin in one of my favorites in the MAC line of lipsticks. This shade pulls a little cool but it's close enough to neutral to work with my NC20-25 warm undertones. The fact that I have green eyes helps me pull off a mauve, I think. This is a shade that is noticeable enough to say "yeah, I'm wearing lipstick," but subtle enough that it doesn't scream "hey, look at me". MAC refers to the satin finish as providing medium coverage, but this is about as heavy of a lip feel as I like to wear. (Amplified is a bit too much for me).


Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
2.0
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a day ago

I was pretty disappointed with this foundation. I decided to treat myself to a MAC foundation for the first time. I usually use drug store foundations (Maybelline Fit Me) so I thought this MAC one would be much better. First of all, why wouldn't MAC supply a pump? It costs so much and you still have to purchase the pump separately. It also smells like paint... It didn't provide enough coverage, and the tone was off. I wasn't able to find my exact shade. N18 was WAY too orange for me and I am a light-med yellow under-toned skintone. Overall, I wouldn't buy MAC foundation as my Maybelline Fit Me foundation is much cheaper and works better.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
2.0
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a day ago

I was pretty disappointed with this foundation. I decided to treat myself to a MAC foundation for the first time. I usually use drug store foundations (Maybelline Fit Me) so I thought this MAC one would be much better. First of all, why wouldn't MAC supply a pump? It costs so much and you still have to purchase the pump separately. It also smells like paint... It didn't provide enough coverage, and the tone was off. I wasn't able to find my exact shade. N18 was WAY too orange for me and I am a light-med yellow under-toned skintone. Overall, I wouldn't buy MAC foundation as my Maybelline Fit Me foundation is much cheaper and works better.

Amplified Lipstick - Fast Play
5.0
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5 days ago

I've had this for months and months, it's like MAC Syrup but deeper. I use them both with equal regularity, more than any other lipsticks. This one I use with MAC C-thru gloss more than anything else. This is a fantastic lipstick if you want a slightly muddied dusty rose colour. This ends up far better than two similar and more popular colours (Cosmo and Brave) on me, because my skin colour is a brown beige (muddied beige). It harmonizes best, but with a pop (because of the purplish tinge). I'm a 'Classic beige' in L'oreal true match, 'Wheat II' in Lancome, and matched to NC40-42 at MAC. The texture and longevity (for comfort) is excellent. Although I like it best with nothing else on the lips but C thru gloss, for lipliners, I like this best with a darker lipliner blended in, although I do have Whirl as the colour that blends in best with it. With Whirl I think it is blah, it looks more interesting with a deeper colour (MUFE No. 14)

Amplified Lipstick - Fast Play
5.0
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5 days ago

I've had this for months and months, it's like MAC Syrup but deeper. I use them both with equal regularity, more than any other lipsticks. This one I use with MAC C-thru gloss more than anything else. This is a fantastic lipstick if you want a slightly muddied dusty rose colour. This ends up far better than two similar and more popular colours (Cosmo and Brave) on me, because my skin colour is a brown beige (muddied beige). It harmonizes best, but with a pop (because of the purplish tinge). I'm a 'Classic beige' in L'oreal true match, 'Wheat II' in Lancome, and matched to NC40-42 at MAC. The texture and longevity (for comfort) is excellent. Although I like it best with nothing else on the lips but C thru gloss, for lipliners, I like this best with a darker lipliner blended in, although I do have Whirl as the colour that blends in best with it. With Whirl I think it is blah, it looks more interesting with a deeper colour (MUFE No. 14)