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11 Facts You Never Knew About MAC

September 18, 2015 by Ella Cajayon
shefinds | beauty

Some of you might be familiar with MAC Cosmetics, or maybe even a diehard fan. But do you know what MAC stands for? And do you know the brand's original purpose when they first released their cosmetics? Do you know about the philanthropic side of MAC? If you don't, now you will!

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MAC stands for Makeup Art Cosmetics.
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MAC first started in 1985 and was founded by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo.
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If you work in the beauty and cosmetics industries, say hello to your employee discount! As a makeup artist, you can get 40% off of MAC makeup. If you are in a different field in the beauty industry, you get a 30% discount.
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Initially, MAC was specifically created for professional makeup artists.
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MAC was the first brand in cosmetic history to invest in training and educating its staff as well as developing the customer’s point-of-sale experience.
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The brand has four social initiative programs: MAC Cruelty-Free Beauty, Back to MAC Recycling, MAC Kids Helping Kids and the MAC AIDS Fund.
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For every product from the Viva Glam collection that is sold, 100% of the sale goes to MAC's charity. They have raised over $86 million since 1994!
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The company supports animal-free testing.
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MAC was originally homegrown in Canada.
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Estee Lauder Companies bought MAC in 1994.
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Miley Cyrus is one of the faces for Viva Glam.
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