|Can you tell which one is counterfeit?|
If you have a Pro Pan that you think is counterfeit and you still have the packaging, take your nail and lightly scratch the surface of packaging. If the scratches are visible, chances are it's not real.
|I used my finger nail to scratch both packaging in the same manner. As you can see, the one on the right is clearly fake.|
|Sorry for the blurry picture but there is not much of a difference that I could tell here. The counterfeits are getting better and better.|
|Here are the inserts. The authentic MAC is on the left. Notice how the folds are different.|
|The counterfeit MAC (right) is cheap and kept cracking and crumbling. What a mess!|
|The counterfeit MAC (right) has a slight lip in the metal pan towards the top. It's really hard to see if you're not looking for it.|
|FAKE! Poorly made with flecks of crap mixed in. Buy some of this if you want random bits of metal in your eye.|
I peeled both magnets off the bottom of the pans. A sure sign of a counterfeit used to be a ring on the bottom of the pan. Not anymore! Counterfeits are so hard to spot now!
|The difference between the authentic (left) and counterfeit (right) appears to be the type of metal. MAC uses some sort of brushed metal while the counterfeit looks like a cheap aluminum. The counterfeit is more reflective.|
To the fun part!
|I weighed the authentic MAC Pro Pan and it's 3.9 grams. Weights may differ from batch or scale calibration so I would factor in a .3 gram + or - difference at the most.|
|FAKE! Not only are they stealing your money but gypping you on the amount of product as well!|
Be extremely careful who you buy from and be extra careful when purchasing the colors listed here especially if you notice all of these from the same seller! It's one thing to buy counterfeit bags (if you're into that), but who knows what kind of chemicals are used in counterfeit cosmetics. If you are applying these cosmetics to your skin (the biggest organ in the human body), who knows what damage you are doing to yourself. And with no real company to back up this product, if anything happens, you are %^&* out of luck. Please don't support counterfeit cosmetics!
For another post on how to spot fake MAC cosmetics, check out a great guide at http://accidentalbeauty.com/makeup/how-to-spot-fake-mac-cosmetics/. If you know of any other guides, I'd love to read them. Please post them in the comments section below!
I hope this was helpful!