Is M.A.C. makeup safe for pregnancy? According to EWG, no products from M.A.C. get a low hazard rating of 1 or 2. A fair amount of lip products, including liners and lipsticks, score a 3 or 4, which means moderate hazard. If you’re pregnant and prefer to use only low-hazard cosmetics, you probably need to avoid M.A.C.
My love of makeup began with M.A.C. For my 15th birthday, my mom brought me to the M.A.C. counter, and I got to pick out a product and a makeup brush. By my 30th ,birthday, I was more aware of ingredients in my cosmetics and started to move away from M.A.C. for safer brands. I was able to find a few alternatives I love just as much.
When I was pregnant, I finally said goodbye to my favorite makeup product ever — M.A.C. Studio Fix powder — and used Cover FX instead. Cover FX products are vegan and strive to use clean ingredients, while not sacrificing performance. Their makeup ranks better on EWG than M.A.C. The powder foundation from Cover FX reminds me of M.A.C.’s Studio Fix, as it will even out your skin tone and give you a polished look. Not all of Cover FX’s products have a page on EWG, but you can always build your own report by entering the ingredients to see how it ranks.
Other Safe Alternatives to M.A.C. Makeup
If you’re looking for safer products that work similar to other M.A.C. favorites, you might also save some money. Here are a few you can find at the drug store.
Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner in Matte Black is very similar to M.A.C.’s Rollerwheel Liquid Liner, but the Revlon version gets a 2 on EWG.