Collaborations and MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics, founded in 1984, is a Toronto based company, but is headquartered in New York City.  Originally, MAC was specifically for professional makeup designers, but has since become a commercial brand.

One of my favorite things about MAC Cosmetics is their collaborations with celebrities, designers, and icons.  Each year, there are several collaborations released.

Some of the best collaborations have been 2009’s Hello Kitty, 2010’s alice + olivia, and 2011’s Wonder Woman.  The brand has also worked with Disney, Barbie, Alexander McQueen, and singers Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj.

One of MAC’s biggest collaborations was with Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga in 2010.  The two came together to help benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, and 100% of all the proceeds went to the charity.  In 2011, Lady Gaga came back for a second time to help raise money and bring awareness to AIDS.

MAC Cosmetics’ next collaboration is with Gossip singer Beth Ditto.  Her collection was released on June 1, and features everything from colorful mascaras to vibrant lipsticks and polka dotted powder.

Check out the MAC Cosmetics’ website for more details about future collaborations and to purchase makeup.

Written By: Joanelle Navarro

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