Sunday, April 8, 2012

fake alert! mac msf natural fake vs authentic

 I know there are a lot of fake mac products sold everywhere with different containers, labels, palettes and limited editions that are never heard of. Those are honestly bearable coz when you see the products, they look really fake, sold cheap or just labelled class A or something.

Example:
mac didn't release products with this fafi packaging



What disgusts me is when a product looks really authentic and claimed 100% authentic by a seller with great feedbacks is in fact fake.

FAKE MAC MSF NATURAL IN LIGHT:

I bought this online from a reputable seller. Funny thing, I searched google first to see if there are fake mac msf natural prods but I didn't see anything.  I decided to get it coz the price is 1450php (around $30) which is the normal price in other countries and 300php ($6.50) cheaper than buying from a mac local store.  I never thought someone will sell a fake for almost the same price as the original one.






When I opened the container, I got a whiff of a distinct smell which is not what I remember of mac. Then I saw the powder itself having a patchy shade/texture and has minimal shimmers, quickly I got my old empty pan of mac msf natural in light to compare. Examining the empty container, I texted the seller to ask if its fake. I'm not going to use the product if still hesitant of its authenticity right? But I was assured by the seller that its original as it was bought from US and that a lot of makeup artists already bought this product from her. Because of this,  I tried the product on my face and that’s when I was convinced it’s really fake. I actually find it good but it didn’t give me the effect I love when using mac msf natural. I won't risk my face and thus, I got a brand new one from a mac retail store. (msf is HG for me, cannot live without!)

ORIGINAL/AUTHENTIC MAC MSF NATURAL IN LIGHT:

Got if from mac glorietta branch for 1750php (around $38.50)











fine texture for orig mac

And yup, conclusion.. There is a fake mac msf natural circulating that looks authentic.  If you're not a mac user/addict, there is no way to know. 

Comparison Pictures:
**click pic to enlarge 

fake: writing is more embossed 
 original: bold font (not noticeable unless scrutinized)

fake: color of powder is lighter.
original: powder is even and more fine

the fragments left on my empty containers are comparable to the full original msf

fake: font color on the back sticker is more opaque and of gray-yellow shade
original: font color on the back sticker is gray

fake: wide font.
original: narrow font

fake: powdery.  uneven 
original: brush picks up the powder pigments evenly

fake: with little shimmers. powdery. dewy effect (Comparable to BE/Bare Escentuals foundie glow)
original: darker than the fake. natural skin effect..healthy glow - what mac msf is known for!  blends well on my skin


So that's it folks! Lesson learned..buy bnew from the local mac store only or wait for someone to get you abroad (as its cheaper) ..lol! :) 

Hope this helps!

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