October 6, 2009

Fake MAC Make Up

So I was online searching for a train case to put my make up in and I came across a seller who is selling cheap MAC in Ottawa. The seller is selling single eye shadows for $10, lipstick for $7 and eye shadow palette for $25. At first I thought “wow!” but after looking at the picture I realize that they are ALL FAKE and the seller is claiming that it is MAC!

A few fellow bloggers have blogged about fake cosmetics but I was appalled when I saw this ad in my region! (Ottawa is not exactly a big or trendy city). If someone goes and carries a fake LV purse, okay fine (unless they act like it’s real and clearly it’s not, then they're just an noob), but fake makeup!?

The reason I’m so against fake make up is that:
- You don’t know what chemical they put in them, for all you know it could be rat poison
- Then what if the cheap material causes you to break out or it causes the rash?
- Who knows about the pigmentation and the color quality?

The make up goes on your face! A fake purse won’t hurt you, but you don’t want to get a rash or scar there from bad make up. I went online to gather some tips about fake MACs:

- MAC eye shadow never comes with a sponge tip and a mirror. The eye shadows never come in 2 compartments like Studio Fix.


- MAC colors all have names, you’re not going to find a “Mac Lipstick shade 1, Mac Pink Lipstick shade 2”. And also, MAC logos on lipglass is black.




- If the price sounds too good then it’s probably too good to be true. Don’t believe it when they say “Exclusive from Japan” or “Limited Edition from Brazil” to justify the abnormal looking package.



- Most MAC packaging has been black except limited edition. The name of the shade should be on top of the box as well as on the bottom of the product itself, and not some random number


- Authentic MAC brushes have barcode printed on the protective sleeve and not as a sticker. All brushes are matte color and not shiny. They do not come with hard protective plastic caps.


Please don’t buy fake MAC for your safety…No one judge you by what brand of make up you wear, most times they just sit at home in your cosmetic train case anyways, and ok you fooled someone for a few seconds that all your make up is MAC, but when you get those blemish scars it may be for life!

43 comments:

  1. Ohh that's terrible ._. Thanks for posting this!

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  2. yea ive heard of the whole fake mac makeup thing! its so crazy what people come up with. i agree with u on fake bag wont hurt u but fake makeup could potentially make u sick.

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  3. Yikes. The thought of cheap (dollar store) makeup horrifies me, much less fake makeup. How gross. You're right, never put that crap on your face. You never know what it will do! Thanks for the heads up!

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  4. omg, thanks for sharing this!

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  5. If anything, the only fake mac I would ever buy is the brushes because it doesn't have ingredients! lol :) I wanted to get this lipstick that came out a while back, but I was scared it'll be fake if I bought it on ebay :(

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  6. so scary! and I agree with you there's not wrong with fake but you never know what's in it!

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  7. People are so lame with all that fake MAC floating around on Ebay!

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  8. Yea there is a ridiculous amount of fake makeup on the internets. It's really rather sad! Thanks for pointing out these tips on how to spot them!

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  9. WHaT?!!! Never...ever would i buy fake anything.

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  10. Interstng article! Thank you for posting this!

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  11. yeah using fake branded bag is still okay,it causes no harm,but falke makeup?what for??u have no MAC written on ur forehead when u wear MAC makeup and it may be dangerous for ur skin.yuck !

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  12. OMG!! that is so super crazy!!! thanks for spreading the word!

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  13. I think for people buying fake MAC products buy at their own risks. The sad thing is, they don't know how to differentiate real ones from the fake ones and they assume they got a good deal from the net. Indeed this post is informative =)

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  14. ohh goodness. Don't let me get started on this topic. I say, if you can't afford to buy MAC, don't buy it at all at a cheaper price. unless you want to buy used makeup. I am however agaisnt buying name brand replicas. I know not everyone has the dough to shell out for a freaking $500 + bag but the feeling of having the real deal feels better than carrying the fake stuff.

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  15. Aiya...I've heard about fake MAC makeup. I think it's crazy. If I can't have the real thing, I rather not have it at all. I agree, we don't have not what kind of chemical put in them. It's crazy!

    P.S Are you all settle in your new home? ~Hugs~

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  16. Wow I didn't know about this! Real is always better than fake in anything!

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  17. yeah..there are a lot of fake mac out there
    & i once saw a seller on ebay selling an 88 MAC palette
    what the heck?!

    tsk tsk tsk
    >_<

    by the way,hun
    how is the new flat?
    everything good?

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  18. well, like all other expensive brands, there will be a bootleg copycat that sells for cheaper and they are not always necessarily bad in quality, but I don't know about those MAC ones. I don't think I will trust fake makeup though.

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  19. awww this is such a sweet blog.
    well you might be thinking "wtf is she talking about ?!"

    but your warning is so precise. as a make up noob, i need to know all of this ! thanks !

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  20. Ugh, so true. Think of the possible damage it could cause!! :S

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  21. Ohhhh this is so scary! I think there is alot of dodgy fake MAC and Nars on the aussie ebay! I'm never game to try any of it just in case...
    Btw I have an award for you on my blog :)

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  22. <3 thanks for the comment

    i hate irresponsible bus drivers. i actually wrote a letter to them saying that i hated their service. hopefully they catch the driver who purposely missed me.

    -abby

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  23. I'd never purchase fake makeup!!! I agree with you... what if the ingredients are harmful? Ewww... no no no! My face is already bad enough, I don't need fake MAC makeup to make it worse haha!

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  24. thanks for the post and totally agree with you.
    we should not support fake makeup

    http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com/

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  25. this is why i always go to the stores to buy makeup im sorry yeah i dont trust the sites thanksss for posting this! hehe =D

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  26. If I wore makeup, I sure wouldn't want to put some fake stuff on my face. You have no clue what's in it. You could end up looking like Freddy Krueger.

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  27. I never even thought of fake makeup before. I dont really wear much makeup..it make me sneeze (how crazy is that!) but when I do wear makeup its nothing fancy! The idea of people trying to scam fake makeup is just plain horrible. What has this world come too?!!?!

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  28. Buying fake products doesn't really help. It's good to not buy those fake things. =D

    Summer
    A Writers Den
    Brown Mestizo

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  29. hi,
    thanks for your comment.please add my link in your blog.

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  30. didn't even know there's a FAKE ones!
    dang* Hate that....

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  31. some people sometimes tend to forget that skin is indeed an organ. why the heck ebay and all those sites don't take any action against those fake sellers is beyond me.

    p.s you're right. sometimes when you smile at certain ppl they either think you're easy to take advantage of or they think you're hitting on them.
    *sigh* losers...

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  32. Wow- this is crazy! I never knew about this!!

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  33. oh god!! there are lots of things to know about make-up!!

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  34. amen!! oh man..its better to buy the real thing.

    ive only tried a few elf products and i wanna try their studio line.

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  35. This sucks! People are so lame!!!!! So glad you posted about this love!

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  36. Hi there! ;D I do really hate fakes things. I would probably not to buy than to buy those fake products. Great post girl. ;D

    April
    Stories from a Teenage Mom
    Mom on the Run
    Chronicles of a Hermit

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  37. yeah, I refrain myself from buying cosmetics that I know have fakes online (MAC,NARS,BOBBI BROWN,VOV,ETUDE,LANCOME). I'd rather go to the counters!

    LOLZ, I didnt realise about the p-hole until you mentioned it XD it sounds like a crazy name now to me..."yeah, I ate at p-hole in vietnam, cool eh?" hahahaha

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  38. fabulous blog! thanks for sharing! 'love MAC!

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