MAC

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/

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Recent MAC Reviews

Lipstick -MAC - Frost Lipstick in New York Apple

on 3/25/2017 2:13:00 PM

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I just repurchased New York Apple lipstick and decided that I always want to have this shade in my collection. It's a must have for pale skin tones and what I swipe on when I need to look brighter and more rested. I don't typically gravitate towards frosted lip colors, but NYA doesn't translate super frosty on my lips. It "lifts" my complexion and just makes me look and feel happier and more put together. NC15 for reference.



Liquid -MAC - Studio Fix liquid

on 3/25/2017 1:27:00 PM

I bought this foundation just a few days ago, and have used it everyday so far and I am really happy with it. It offers the matte finish, gives excellent coverage. I opted for the NW22 shade which turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.

What I do not like is the container. The sales lady wanted to sell me the pump to attach to the bottle, adding another $10.00 to the cost, and I refused only because when she tried to match my color, she was having difficulty getting even just a small drop out. The bottle indicates "shake well" which is not easy to do and it is a bit on the thicker side, so I do not think it even gets shaken up. I only hope MAC will either place this foundation in a tube or jar. I don't like bottles and this definitely proved my reasons for that.

Overall, it was worth the investment and I would buy again. Btw, a cheaper drug store brand that I loved (only the shades were very limited) discontinued their product so I had to try something else and so glad I found a great replacement.


Skincare - Face -MAC - Prep and Prime Fix+

on 3/24/2017 7:31:00 PM

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My uses for Mac Fix+ :

1. foil eyeshadow (but im just as likely to use contact lens solution)

2. after powdering, followed by a good setting spray (ud allnighter or skindinavia). this is one of the most valuable uses for me as fix+ magically removes extra powder/cake from the face.. add setting spray and that face is locked down

3. as the last part of setting process (no setting spray afterward).. just letting the fix+ set everything as much as it does on its own. leaves a nice finish. the glycerin forms a bit of a protective layer on the foundation to help keep it moisturized.

4. as a prep spray before foundation... again with the glycerin to keep skin moisturized and act as a bit of a primer for foundation.

5. spray in between coats of foundation... same as #4. (i dont really do this one but i know some other people who do)

6. as a refresher spray before touching up foundation and powder products. freshens the existing makeup by providing moisture and a bit of priming for adding on, without causing anything to run or come off. one of its most valuable uses to me.

7. feels refreshing due to a bunch of extracts and optional scent. great kept cold in the fridge for hot summer days


Blush -MAC - Mineralize Blush in New Romance

on 3/24/2017 2:50:00 PM

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This is a lovely, straight up Peach blush. It is a beautiful, high quality blush but does not work for me I am a very cool toned NW20. I have to be careful of what blush I wear because many times peaches will go orangey or brownish on me. I purchased this during the last MAC 25% off sale. I talked to two different makeup artists on line on the "chat" and explained to them about my cool toned skin and peachy toned blush going orange on me. I also told them that I was very very wary of wearing a pearly or frosty blush at my age (56). However, I have often wanted to try the MAC Mineralize blush and since it was on sale, figured it was a good time to try it. The Makeup artist suggested this shade "New Romance" to me, and assured me that I am NOT TOO OLD to wear frosty/pearlized blush. So I ordered it. The texture is just beautiful, like a satiny, creamy powder. It is nicely pigmented, not too much and not too little. The color is a lovely soft peach. I am not used to wearing peachy blush, but I really do like the shade on me. I have oily skin, and was quite surprised that this blush stayed perfect for 7-8 hours! That said, the pearlized, luminous finish is not so great for me. The first day I wore this, I went to my daughter's house, and I asked her what she thought of my new blush. She said "I like the shade, but the luminous finish makes you look all sweaty." Since I have issues with sweating too much anyway, this is NOT a look that I want! So I will likely give this blush to one of my daughters. I am giving this blush 5 stars because it is a beautiful creamy satin like powder, it is a lovely color, blends very easily, has great staying power, and is a very high quality product, it just does does not work for ME. The product itself is worth five stars and would certainly be the perfect blush for some people. I don't believe in giving a low rating just because I got the wrong color or formula; I give low ratings for inferior products.

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Mascara -MAC - In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash

on 3/23/2017 4:06:00 AM

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I'm disappointed with this mascara and won't be buying again. It's incredibly difficult to use without getting horribly clumpy lashes, so that's what I have 80% of the time. It was worse when the tube was brand new, now it's dried out a bit it's a bit better but still not good. Save your money

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