04.02.2015
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Lipsticks - Mattes
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$16
Category:Makeup > Lipsticks
Last Updated:04.02.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

M.A.C.’s Lipsticks remain one of the major attractions of this line. The majority of the formulas provide lush textures and feel comfortable, and the color range is nearly unparalleled. The Mattes are not true mattes, but come pretty close with their deeply pigmented, full-coverage colors and non-glossy finish.

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M.A.C. Cosmetics At-A-Glance

What more can one say for this long-standing makeup line whose products have spoken eloquently for themselves for years? In many ways, M.A.C. Cosmetics is a pivotal line not only for makeup artists but also for any in-the-know cosmetics consumer. Although M.A.C. has several singularly outstanding products, they generally excel by virtue of the range of choices offered. The color selection for everything from lipsticks to foundations is exceptional. Most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes.

When it comes to skincare you may be tempted to dismiss the small assortment M.A.C. offers and skip right to their makeup with its well-earned positive reputation. But doing so would mean missing a handful of beautifully formulated products that are worth trying. By no means is M.A.C.'s skin-care line one-stop shopping (at least not if you have blemishes, skin discolorations, or require more than a couple options per category), but you'll find more than just the color products impressive here, and the prices aren't unreasonable either!

M.A.C.'s salespeople are often trained makeup artists, too. This is especially true in the freestanding M.A.C. boutiques, where the staff tends to be true makeup artists.

Note: M.A.C. sets itself apart from other beauty brands by staying ahead of the curve by launching a seemingly-constant rotation of impressive limited edition products, usually with fashion-forward themes. Though it's impossible to review every limited edition product, many of M.A.C.'s are as impressive as those in their permanent collection.

Strengths: Some impressive moisturizers; praiseworthy foundations in a mostly gorgeous range of shades; good concealers; several great powder-based products including blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow in various finishes; dizzying array of lipstick shades in mostly sumptuous formulas; several very good mascaras (regular and waterproof); top-notch makeup brushes; many of the Prep + Prime products work as claimed.

Weaknesses:A few products with high levels of potential skin irritants.

For more information about M.A.C. Cosmetics call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.

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05.17.2015
Simply the best!!!

I am 53 years old, and have tried so many lipsticks over the years. I will leave my house with no makeup on, except lipstick! I really love the matte colors in Taupe and Brave. And, I mix the two to get the perfect pinky-brown color. I have very fair skin, with green eyes, and medium brown hair, and this color is an all around neutral for me. And, when you use 7 tubes take them in and exchange for a free lipstick. Can't beat that.

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Lydia H.
08.26.2013
Lipsticks tried and loved

HAVE USED m.a.c LIPSTICKS FOR SOME TIME NOW AND LOVE THEM, GREAT MOISTURISING AND STAY ON MOST OF THE DAY ALSO AMAZING COLORS, WHICH DO NOT FADE

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