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Post by JBax on Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:45 pm

Has anyone tried the MAC Chromacakes?
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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by LoneWolf on Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:25 pm

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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by JBax on Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:47 pm

Thanks, LW!
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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by Michelle Heffner on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:36 pm

I tried the yellow and white at the Vegas Pro store in Caesar's. It was like a cross between Snaz and DFX - kind of clumpy but sort of solid.

I only tried with a brush - no sponge - but they were over priced (even with the Pro discount) and didn't seem extraordinary.

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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by JBax on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:40 pm

I saw a good deal on ebay... otherwise I wouldn't bother. I opted to not buy.
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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:38 pm

I've been told that Kryolan makes them for MAC. So... similar to Kryolan but not EXACTLY like it.

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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by Wildcatfin on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:46 am

Got to say I only use them cos I keep getting given them as prizes/ swaps and am too annoyed at wastage not to use them!

The colours are nice, the consistancy is nice, the cover is good (not so much for linework tho). There are a load of matching products (powders, pencils) which again, is...nice... but not that useful to me.

BUT not my fave...am even going off the pale blue which I use for a lot of Avatar bodies, as it sort of leaves tide marks when it dries on the skin. REALLY annoying.

Definitely overpriced, I have never bought it even with the MACpro discount I keep getting given. There is other 'proper' makeup/ face/ body stuff just as good, if not better, far cheaper! Its almost a snobbery thing - a lot of makeupartists/ face painters that have that background get all snooty and say they will only use it. Fine. its your money to waste!

But must say I want their PR team, most of the makeup artists (when being taught, maybe?)get into thinking its the bees knees!

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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by LoneWolf on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:59 am

There is also a into MAC movement in some circles. See http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=69528&page= and http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=56229&page=.

I really like some of their products - like the pigments - but the way they treat their employees and the competition in general is wrong! Also that they have been lowering the standard since they started as "Makeup Artist Company", so they now have consumer level products, but with higher price, that is not fair.
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MAC Chromacakes

Post by danadazzle on Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:04 am

I just bought them but need to know if they are hypoalergenic and has anyone used them on children?
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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by anniel on Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:11 pm

Thank you. I wondered...
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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by fesspenter on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:30 pm

Dear Danadazzle:
I have been volunteer face painting at SickKids Hospital for the last 14 years. MAC donated a full compliment of their Chromacakes to our program. I am very sensitive to perfume, makeup, and some face paint. I tested all the MAC products on myself. We have never had a reaction to the MAC since we began painting faces with their product. My line work has improved SO much since discovering Wolfe & DF/X. The MAC Chromacakes have opaque coverage. The yellow is crumbly. As I deplete my stock in MAC, I have been replacing it with Wolfe & DF/X. It is too expensive, even with my MACpro discount.
One color that I will buy again is Nocturnal Plum, an almost black purple color. There is nothing like it in any line of face paint I have ever seen. The light blue stains. I have to lay down a base of metallic white or silver and then I tapsponge the blue over the base, so it doesn't stain.
ChildLife Services can track immediately if our face paints cause any reactions. There have been no reactions to our MAC Chromacakes.
There have been reactions to the Special F/X makeup. The most innocent, happy-go-lucky boys want to have the nastiest fake wounds, seeping out of fake necrotic tissue, fake dark blood oozing out of fake scab blood. Yes, we have had mild reactions to that make up. The boys still want it done to them!

I paint my face with the MAC Chromacakes before I go in to the hospital. The few times I have gone in with a bare face, nobody wants to be painted. My girls were playing hockey on Wednesdays after the SickKids shift, so I went to their games painted. The paint stayed all day with minimal smearing, and washed off beautifully, with the exception of the light blue.

I hope you enjoy your MAC Chromacakes!
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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:16 pm

The reason MAC is not the company it used to be, is that it was bought from the original founders by Estee Lauder which is the reason things changed

http://www.elcompanies.com/Pages/Homepage.aspx

When I first started to use MAC they had a 100% lifetime guarantee... if your brushes fell apart they would replace them. I had one of my powder brushes fall apart after about 5 years of use... I called the 1-800 number, they said oh no, I shipped them the wrecked brush and they sent me a replacement. No questions, no hassle.

Then... a couple of years ago, the replacement brush calved... I called them again... and got a snotty customer service person who said there was no such guarantee and that there never had been. I got really annoyed as I have a letter from the company apologizing for the first brush's demise when they sent me a replacement so I have written PROOF that they used to honour their word. Didn't get anywhere with the twit.

So everything that MAC was known for originally was based on the original owners policies... and the rest is because it is now part of a massive international conglomorate's stable of brands.


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Re: MAC Chromacake

Post by Miss Ronnie on Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:26 pm

That's kind of sad, Shannon. Makes me think about Walmart... the original concept of Walmart that Sam Walton had was that EVERYTHING sold in his stores would be American made... and it was for many years. Now you are hard pressed to find ANYTHING made in North America at all in a Walmart!
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