A few weeks ago I decided to go to one of the makeup sales which are currently being held throughout New Zealand. I adore makeup and was amazed with the prices, I purchased a few items; one of which was a MAC product (or so I thought).
It was only $40= Bargain (Mac products are usually $100,000,000,000)
Once I got home and started using the product I noticed that something just wasn’t right- it was not MAC.
It is getting harder and harder to spot counterfeit items but there are a few ways to tell.
If you want to be 100% sure go to your nearest MAC counter and compare the item you purchased to the real thing- there will be subtle differences.
Here are a few ways to spot the difference:
- The writing on the box for authorized mac products is a grey colour (counterfeit is usually white).
- Also on the box the products name should be a sticker at the top corner and not a stamp.
Some links which helped me (keep in mind that discussed pricing will differ as not NZ dollars):
You can still use the product but I would advise against it because you never know what could be in it. The people in charge of the sale might not have known that they were/are selling fakes… but I do think every one has the right to know what they
are aren’t buying). It is not just Mac that has a problem with counterfeits, research before you purchase online or at a sale!
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