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Friday, November 1, 2013

RANT! Open Letter To MAC Cosmetics…#MACRant #MAC


Dear MAC,

For many years I have loved your cosmetics. You set the standard for beauty in the industry. I can remember the first eye shadow I purchased from your line, Humid. A gorgeous shimmery bright green with depth that left my eyes looking so hot I instantly fell in love with with the infamous MAC Cosmetics line. Well, I hate to say this, but the love affair is over. Yes, over.

I am tired of paying large sums of money for products that are subpar in quality. I am tired of collections that come out every couple of weeks just to cause a frenzy and to rob the money from our credit cards,  all in the name of profits with products that are not worth using anymore. For the past few years the quality has slowly been creeping downhill and I have watched. Saddened really, because I saw this coming and had seen this very same thing happen with Stila. Every time I purchase products from a new collection from MAC now I am not happy.

MAC Divine Night Mineralize Eye Shadows

(eye shadows used above and the ones I had issues with: Until Dawn, Past Midnight and Exquisite Ego)

The eye shadows I just purchased from the Divine Night collection are practically worthless. I could not get any good payoff at all. I don’t know why I even bothered but they looked so pretty. I also had issues with the new Fluidline, which went on watery. The blushes are beautiful and the lipsticks and lip glosses are okay but the core of the collection should be able to carry it off. This isn’t the first time I have been so disappointed. I was utterly destroyed from the RiRi Fall collection, after waiting for hours to order and getting the worst eye shadows I had ever used!

I am just so sad because I love MAC and hate to have to give it up for lack of quality. But, when I spend money on makeup, I expect the following: good pigmentation, good payoff, no fallout and long wear. I am not getting this anymore so I am afraid I have to sever my relationship with the brand. It is a sad day for me because I have been a fan of the brand for a very long time, I would say at least as long as I have been in the beauty business. But, there are other brands that are surpassing MAC with good quality these days: Illamasqua, Inglot, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, tarte, Too Faced Cosmetics and many more. So I will spend my money elsewhere.


Thanks for a good long run MAC, I hope you decide to come back to your roots!


Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie


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