Canadian cosmetics manufacturer, MAC Cosmetics has announced their new collection in collaboration with Thai rapper, singer, and a member of BLACKPINK, Lisa.
Founded in Toronto in 1984 by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo. The company is headquartered in New York City after becoming a subsidiary of Estée Lauder Companies in 1996. MAC is an acronym for Makeup Art Cosmetics.
MAC has collaborated with a number of celebrities over the years, including; RuPaul, Aaliyah, Selena, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Ellie Goulding, Sharon, Osbourne & Kelly Osbourne, Patrick Starrr, Sia, Rihanna, Rebecca Moses and Saweetie.
In September 2012, MAC Cosmetics launched in India firstly the “MAC Selena” collection in collaboration with the estate of Selena Quintanilla Perez. A petition on Change.org proposed the idea of this collaboration to MAC Cosmetics.
Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, worked with MAC to create the perfect collection that really represented Selena. The collection sold out within hours not only at MAC stores but also at other retailers that carried the collection such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Macy’s. Fans stood in line for hours to get their hands on the collection but some did walk away empty handed.
Due to the high demand for this collection, MAC restocked the collection in December 2016. Her posthumous collaboration with MAC Cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history.
In May 2017, MAC Cosmetics became available for purchase online at Ulta Beauty. Products became available in stores in June 2017.
On August 24, 2017, MAC Cosmetics announced that a collection involved with the estate of late singer Aaliyah will be made available in the summer of 2018. Along with the MAC collection, MAC and i-D Magazine partnered up to release a short film titled “A-Z of Aaliyah” which will coincide with the launch.
In May 2018, Sephora Canada carried MAC Cosmetics online and in its stores.