Today I learned a valuable lesson. A week ago, I placed a bid on Ebay for MAC's lipstick in Peachstock. It was only a dollar less than what MAC would normally charge. So I thought, why not? At that point I thought it was a discontinued color, because the lady at the MAC counter said so. Little did I know, that it was still available online on their website. Too bad I had already placed a bid. :-(. Welp, I completely forgot about that item, and the punk seller opened up a case on me. (Usually, sellers might send a message to me about the item if I've forgotten to pay, of course if there's no response then they open a case). Nope this seller went straight to opening a case, so of course what a great reminder, and I paid. I love getting things in the mail, it's like Christmas when you get your presents. It was really hot outside, so I decided to stick the tube in the freezer so it wouldn't break in half once I applied it. Then comes the moment of truth when I go to try the color. Mind you my only concern at that point was if the color was going to look right on me and not wash me out, as most nude colors do. I try the lipstick, and automatically notice something different. First of, you know those cheap old school Revlon lipsticks that feel like canola oil on your lips? Yeah, ummmm... that's what it felt like. I know MAC's lipstick finishes, and knowing that this finish was supposed to be satin, the texture and feel kind of threw me off. Secondly, Mac lipsticks have a distinct scent, they all smell like vanilla, and have no particular taste.....so......tell me why my lips smelled like bengay? From that moment, I knew I purchased a fake. Poo. I got the box to see what was different, because EVERYTHING was on POINT. Here, let's take a look...
|The boxes look identical! Nothing different here....but wait a second...|
|Do you know which one is fake? If you said the one on the right...you're wrong. The one on the right is the original and true. MAC lipsticks do not come with a sticker label describing the color name. They all are labeled directly onto the lid.|
So there you have it! I honestly wouldn't suggest purchasing anything MAC on Ebay because first off, you never know, second, sometimes they charge even more outrageous prices for items that are either sold out or discontinued, and third you may be paying outrageous prices for a FAKE! Your best bet is to get it from a MAC retailer while you can, if it's sold out or discontinued, welp, you could try ebay, :-) either way, tough luck. :-)