MAC cosmetics is perhaps one of most recognized brands in the global makeup and cosmetics industry. It operates its own retail outlets in Malaysia which is available in most leading shopping centres.
MAC is actually short for Make-Up Art Cosmetics. It originated from Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo, a makeup artists cum photographer and salon owner respectively. It all began with the fact that they cannot find sufficient makeup that photographed well. they made cosmetics in their own kitchen and directly sold them before word got around and the brand grew. The first MAC counter was then launched in 1984 and the rest, as they say was history.
What makes MAC such a popular brand is that it was the first brand to use professional makeup artists at their makeup counters and when MAC launched their matte red lipstick, Madonna got involved and that took everyone to take notice. In 1994, international cosmetics company Estee Lauder bought the brand. MAC would continue to grow into becoming one of the major players in the global market.
Today, MAC cosmetics is sold in more than 120 countries worldwide and has worked with some of the top names like Brooke Shields, Lorde and Rihanna, among many others.
MAC has a wide range of products which include:
In Malaysia, MAC products can be found at major shopping centers where they usually operate in their own outlets in: