Where they’ve come from
Who knew M.A.C stood for Make-up Art Cosmetics? Two Canadians - makeup artist and photographer Frank Toskan and beauty salon owner Frank Angelo - founded the preferred makeup artist brand back in 1984.
Born from the desire to create a makeup brand which held its own under the glare and heat of photography studio lights, it was originally created for professionals but launched (due to huge demand) to the general public soon after.
In 1995, Estée Lauder Companies purchased 51% of the company and then in 1998, after the death of one of the founders, they bought the remaining share. A global force to be reckoned with, Estée Lauder helped M.A.C grow from strength to strength, and there are now over 1500 outlets selling the brand in 78 different countries worldwide.
Where they're going to
As M.A.C continues to flourish, their range and appeal is ever-widening. With their 'All ages. All races. All sexes' motto, their makeup is designed to be accessible for all, and they cater accordingly in their spectrum of shades and formulations.
They’re also using their name for good. Big on charity, their Viva Glam campaigns alone have helped to raise $224 million for the M.A.C AIDS Fund – which makes us want to buy their products even more!