MAC

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About
–Launched in Toronto, Canada in 1984 by makeup artist and photographer Frank Toksan and salon owner Frank Angelo
–MAC=Makeup Art Cosmetics
–Chose to establish itself as the ultimate color authority 
–MAC AIDS Fund created in 1994 and to date the Viva Glam campaign has raised over $450 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS
–Sold in over 120 countries
–Available at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com (and other department/specialty stores)

Best Product: Lip products
Underrated Product: Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam

Buy: Complexion products
Pass: Mascaras

Improve: Undertones (their Cool range isn’t very cool in my humble opinion)

Tried
Patent Paint Lip Lacquer (review)
Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour (review)
Studio Finish Concealer
Pro Longwear Concealer
Mineralize Skinfinish
Extra Dimension Skinfinish
Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Studio Fix Perfecting Powder
Cremesheen, Satin, Matte, Amplified, Retro Matte, Powder Kiss Lipsticks
Prep + Prime Lip
Lip Pencil
Mini MAC Pigment
Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Single Eye Shadows
Dazzleshadow Liquid Eye Shadow
Powder Blush
Mineralize Blush
Prep + Prime Fix+
Strobe Cream
Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Pro Longwear Fluidline Eye Liner
Glow Play Blush

To Try
Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer
Studio Fix Tech Cream-to-Powder Foundation
Fix+ Magic Radiance

My Opinion
When I first started getting into makeup, MAC was all the rage. One of the first high end lipsticks I bought was from MAC. I bought Lovelorn and Candy Yum Yum on the same day. Lovelorn is still one of my favorite shades and Candy Yum Yum is what sparked my love of bright lipsticks. I think they are best known for their lipsticks. They have a wide range of finished and colors and some really unique colors you won’t find anywhere else. For a while MAC was the authority on higher end makeup and if you wanted good makeup and were willing to spend, MAC is where you went. Now, there are so many brands out there that I feel MAC has kind of been forgotten. However, I know they still have some cult classic products like their Fix+ Spray that will never lose notoriety. I don’t get excited about new releases from them like I used to, but I still love and use my MAC lippies and eye shadows.

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