Frank Toskan & Frank Angelo
Make-up Art Cosmetics, better known as MAC Cosmetics, is a manufacturer of cosmetics.
MAC was started in Canada by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1985. MAC opened their first standalone store in the United States in 1991, in Greenwich Village. The Estï¿½e Lauder Companies, who acquired controlling interest in MAC in 1994, finished their acquisition of the company in 1998. One year prior to the acquisition, original founder, Frank Angelo, died in 1997 due to complications during surgery.
The MAC PRO Program is provided to professionals in the industry. An annual fee must be paid for this service. Cosmetic professionals and students receive discounts on purchases.
The MAC AIDS fund was established in 1994 by MAC's founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan. VIVA GLAM was also introduced that same year as a financial support for the Fund. Since then the U.S. has raised over $130 million for the MAC AIDS funds.