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6 Jul 2010

The MAC fakes just get worse.

While shopping on my local market this morning, I came across a stall selling a lot of MAC products along with Smashbox and Sephora Items. It really shocked me how many people were around the stall and unaware that the MAC products they were buying were fakes.  Now to be fair the seller wasn't selling them at high prices. The 'MAC' Eyeshadow I picked up to show you was £5 but still its the point that people are buying these items in good faith thinking they are genuine MAC products.

The Eyeshadow has no sticker or the shade name printed onto the the box as MAC do now, so I had no idea what shade it was meant to be. However the box, did look somewhat genuine. The actually shadow was just blatantly the worst fake I have seen to be honest. The casing was nothing at all like the MAC casing and as for the sticker on the back of the shadow, well the pictures speak for themselves.








"Atiqued Bronze" Oh dear.

I actually had a little laugh at one point, when she pulled out a palette, quite similar to Sleek palettes, as in the same amount of shadows etc and said to me "Here I have these MAC palettes too". Now we all know MAC don't produce palettes like that. I just don't know how the seller had the audacity to actually class the products she was selling as genuine MAC products.

I think most people are actually aware of the growing number of people selling MAC fakes, and are aware what to look for. The only way to be actually sure that the product you are buying is a genuine MAC product though, is to actually purchase it from MAC.


18 comments:

  1. Hi Jo you should report the stall holder to trading standards thats the only way these people get stopped

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  2. God it's so bad it's funny. Also on the box I think it should said 'POIDS' not 'POEDS'.

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  3. Oh my! That's ridiculous!
    Thanks for pointing this out to us ~ I might have been one of those shoppers blind to the fakes and trustingly buy them!
    Now I know....

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  4. Hmm, I think someone has swapped a genuine Mac lipstick of mine for some fake shadow on MUA. Stupid me!

    www.beautyandtheblogger.co.uk

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  5. That's pretty shocking! You should of had a showdown with her in front of everyone for selling fakes! :)

    I'm often tempted to buy MAC stuff on ebay but I never trust that it will be real. The only place I would but MAC (other than a MAC counter) would be from a Cosmetics Company Store or from a trusted blogger! :)
    xxx

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  6. oh you are joking lmao!! Atiqued Bronze.

    Damn these type of sellers shouldn't be on markets at all, putting people at risk with these products, lord only knows what's included.

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  7. OMG! This woman did that to me at a carboot on sunday she showed me like a 'ebay 120 palette' with MAC on top, she said 'this is only a tenner and it cost about £60' and people were grabbig them! I just looked at her thinking you nasty person! Do people seriously think that they went out and bought 20 'mac' palettes and selling them for alot alot less, just to be nice! People selling fakes are awful people.xx

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  8. hahahahaha 'atique bronze' hahahaha that made me laugh so hard! did you tell the lady she wasn't fooling you with her fakes?

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  9. I was at a market the other day and there was a stand just like that. It's so annoying when someone is speaking a load of rubbish about a product when you KNOW it's not real. Deary me! x

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  10. haha oh dear! i'm going to look out for these in my local market :P,X

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  11. Yesterday on ebay I saw one of the 120 palettes from hong kong being sold as a "120 Mac pro palette"

    sigh.

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  12. thats awful! I didn't realise there were so many fakes around, will definitely watch out more now, thanks Jo! x

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  13. OMGOSH! I came across a seller like that in here and I told him its fake so better not tell me its real and he's like! It's real!! these are the rejects from mac company that they didn;t want! OMG!! its terrible!!

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  14. oh damnnn i was at this market 2 months ago this dude was selling lot of fake mac too and he told me it was real and i knew it was fake lol...

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  15. I was at my friends the other day and was looking at her make up - she's just getting into it, and had invested in some MAC at my suggestion/recommendation. I noticed one of the shadows, which she'd obviously got from eBay, was fake, but I didn't have the heart to tell her - I know I should, but she said she loved it, so I would have felt mean and almost snobby saying "Oh that's fake!"...just goes to show how easy it is to get conned though, it was a VERY good imitation, it's the label that always gives it away.

    x

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  16. thats true.. thats why i dont buy mac beside from mac store.. T.T
    here in my country mac fake is soooo everywhere!

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  17. oh my! how ridiculous is that. I can't believe its sold so easily in the open. I've never seen such fakes on the stall. Oh but once I came across YSL and Chanel fakes on the stalls and was amazed at how they were being sold :O I have seen the palettes you are talking about on ebay too and it seriously needs to be monitored!

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