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Production of MAC Lipstick
Transcript of Production of MAC Lipstick
Fun Fact: Most MAC stores are owned or run by Dillards.
Castor oil: Grown from the castor bean
Beeswax: Collected from honeycombs in a beehive
Silica: Comes from sand and quartz
Candelilla wax: Grown from the leaves of candelilla shrub
Plastic: Comes from crude oil and natural gas
•First, the raw ingredients for the lipstick are melted and mixed—separately because of the different types of ingredients used. One mixture contains the solvents, a second contains the oils, and a third contains the fats and waxy materials. These are heated in separate stainless steel or ceramic containers.
•That and liquid oils are mixed with pigments
•After pigment mass if prepared, it’s agitated, poured into tubing molds, cooled, and separated from the molds.
- Crude oil mixed with natural gas and chemicals in a processing plant.
- Sand/quartz is refined.
- extracted from castor beans.
- Leaves crushed, oil extracted
- extract the honey, cut off the wax caps from each honeycomb cell with an uncapping knife or machine.
•Packaged in tubes (made from plastic)
•Tubes are individually placed in a cardboard box
•Once lipsticks are packaged, they are put in insulated bags to keep them from melting and put in boxes to be transported to MAC stores internationally.
By: Brittany Howell
They are transported by trucks, and shipped to MAC stores and counters all over the country.
The different finishes are amplified, amplified crème, cremesheen, frost, glaze, lustre, matte, and satin. Cost 16.00 each. They can last about 1- 1 1/2 years.
MAC has a program called
Back2MAC. After you use 6
lipsticks, you can take it the empty packaging and get a free lipstick. That way, the packaging can be melted down and made into more packaging, not dumped in a landfill.
People usually don't reuse lipsticks over a long period of time because the raw ingredients will become bad over about a year.
Most people just throw away the empty lipstick tubes. The empty lipstick tubes go to a landfill, but because they are plastic, they don't disinigrate. This is really bad for the environment having all of that waste sitting in a landfill.
Pros & Cons
-Pros: A variety of beautiful colors, includes renewable resources, the packaging is reused by the manufacturer.
-Cons: Ingredients can be expensive, involves oil that may make your skin or lips dry, packaging is produced within a seperate factory.
The best selling MAC lipstick colors are: Russian Red, Candy-Yum Yum, Ruby Woo, Saint German, Lady Danger, Snob, Myth, Please Me, Angel, Rebel, MAC red, Cream de Nude, Girl about town.
The are over 250 shades of MAC lipsticks!
MAC stands for
Cosmetics and MAC also places a production number at the bottom of each lipstick.