MAC Cosmetics is a subsidiary of Estee Lauder Companies, a publicly traded beauty company. The first MAC Cosmetics products hit stores in 1984, and the brand quickly became one of the most well-known in the world. Headquartered in New York City, New York, MAC Cosmetics sells products at their own retail stores and at special counters in department stores around the world. Customers can also purchase MAC Cosmetics directly from the company at Maccosmetics.com. The MAC Cosmetics collection includes makeup for the eyes, lips, face and nails and skin care products like makeup remover, moisturizer, primer and fragrances. MAC also manufactures a line of makeup application tools.