Mac Cosmetics was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1984. They opened their first U.S. Mac store in 1991, in New York.
Mac Cosmetics started out as a line just for professional makeup artists: it was not sold to the public. Mac Cosmetics is known for its use as stage makeup, so it is a little on the heavier side when it comes to coverage. But, as time progressed, they’ve also come out with lighter foundations.
They have many different products now—basically, anything you need in makeup from foundations to powders, blush and bronzers, lip sticks and pencils. Mac doesn’t just carry makeup. They also have brushes and eyelashes, creams and primers. You can find anything you can think of at a Mac cosmetics store.
Mac Cosmetics are usually found in every Macy’s or Nordstrom’s department stores, but because of the small space, it’s only a fraction of Mac’s whole product line. Their pro line can be found in Mac’s pro stores. The pro line, or studio line, includes air brush makeup and exotic colors, together with different types of products. If you’re a licensed professional, Mac gives you an extra discount on your purchases.
Personally, I love Mac makeup due to their coverage and the different options that they always have. They never seem to fail with the next hot trend and colors.