A day in the life of a MAC artist. 

‘M·A·C is the world’s leading professional makeup authority because of our unrivaled expertise in makeup Artistry’ – MAC Cosmetics

Working for MAC is a dream job for many people, including myself.

But, what is it really like working for MAC?

*All opinions are my own.
MAC has been everything I imagined it to be, and more. Being able to express my creativity and work with an amazingly talented team is awesome. One of my favourite reasons to work for MAC is being able to exhibit, if you will, my individuality. Being someone who is quite shy and not overly confident, I’ve always been afraid to wear exactly what I wanted. At work, I can wear whatever the hell I want! As long as it’s black, but that’s not an issue, my closet mainly consists of black anyway. Then you have the make-up. SO MUCH MAKE-UP! I’ll go to work one day with a grungy look, and the next day a natural look with a statement red lip. The looks are endless. I especially love working in the summer when it’s festival season. I get to experiment with multi colours, glitter and space buns. Not to mention going all out Boho. I love going to work, having no judgments made and being accepted for who I am as a person and an artist.


This brings me on to MAC’s amazing community! The MAC credo is All ages. All races. All sexes. And it definitely celebrates that. Being a part of such a diverse community is incredible. I have been able to talk to MAC artists from across the globe thanks to ‘MAC Mates’. ‘MAC Mates’ was created by an anonymous individual to bring past and present MAC artists together on Facebook. There’s over 16,000 talented artists in this group and I’m so lucky to be able to read all the advice shared by such talented people.

Note- Only MAC past or present artists are accepted into this group.

MAC history
Now we all enjoy a bit of history, even more so when it’s MAC history. Well, I do anyway…For those that don’t know, MAC was established in 1984 in Toronto, Canada. Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo decided to create their own make-up as they couldn’t find anything that photographed well. From their kitchen counter to MAC counter, they set the make-up industry ablaze.

For more MAC history visit the MAC Cosmetics website

In 1994 came the MAC AIDS Fund. To date the MAC AIDS Fund has raised over $400 million from the sales of Viva Glam lipsticks. Something I’m so proud to be a part of. With celebrities like Ru Paul, who was the first face of the Viva Glam campaign and might I add an absolute icon, to Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, Elton John, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. To name a few… My favourite campaign was Lady Gaga’s, it came out at my peak Gaga obsession and the visual was breath taking!

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2011

MAC Customers

I know what you’re thinking, this is where I tell you about customers asking for a shiny, matte, reddish, purple, pinky, nude lipstick?  Actually no, although that can happen, and it will make you giggle, I actually want to write about some of the amazing customers I’ve been able to meet through MAC. Being able to do someone’s make-up and see their faces lift through joy is such a heart warming feeling. What I love most is hearing people’s stories. I’ve been so inspired by some of the people I have met through doing their make-up.


I dread the day I leave my job at MAC to go see the world. Although it won’t be for a while yet, it still makes me sad to think about it. My team really are like a family to me, I have some amazing friendships. Working with a group of diverse, talented and thoughtful people and having an amazing manager has made my job, not feel like a job. So, THANK YOU to my MAC family for making my experience everything I dreamed of.

To see more of my artistry visit my business instagram- @hannahjeanartistry Thank you for reading 🙂

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5 Replies to “A day in the life of a MAC artist. ”

  1. MAC sounds like a great place to work! It’s one of my favourite cosmetic brands x


    1. thatwanderlustboho says: Reply

      Thank you ☺️

  2. Love you too xx. Hehe

    1. thatwanderlustboho says: Reply

      Aww kempy ❤️ x

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