MAC Cosmetics, stylized as M·A·C, is a cosmetics manufacturer founded in Toronto, Canada in 1984 by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo. The company is headquartered in New York City and became part of the Estée Lauder Companies in 1996. MAC is an acronym for Make-up Art Cosmetics. Now it is the world's leading professional makeup authority because of unrivalled expertise in makeup artistry. M·A·C celebrates diversity and individulity – they are for All Ages, All Races, All Genders. M·A·C is a proud community of professional makeup artists working together to bring vision to life. M·A·C is at the forefront of fashion trending, collaborating with leading talents from fashion, art and popular culture. M·A·C believes in social responsibility, with initiatives such as viva glam at the heart and soul of unique culture. M·A·C is sold today in over 120 countries around the world. It remains committed to developing new categories, products and over 50 collections each year, all of which continue to serve the demand of consumers and professional makeup artists alike. Collaborations with adored names from popular culture, art and fashion have included such names as Rihanna, Lorde, Proenza Schouler, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Brooke Shields. These continue to enhance M·A·C's relevance and reach to existing fans as well as new ones, while makeup Artists' rock-steady presence backstage at over 200 fashion week shows around the world, working with names from Prabal Gurung to Vivienne Westwood, secures the envied status of M·A·C as the world's leading beauty trendsetter.