Why 48,000 people have already signed up to the waiting list for MAC launching at Boots

It's a record-breaking waiting list for the retailer

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The legendary beauty brand MAC Cosmetics is coming to Boots on Wednesday 29th July. Here's why 48,000 people are already on the wait list.

Aptly, it will be National Lipstick Day on Wednesday 29 July when iconic beauty brand MAC Cosmetics launches at high-street retailer Boots.

From Wednesday, a curated collection of the brand's legendary products will be rolled out online and in over 99 stores.

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And it's set to be the retailer's most sought-after launch yet. A staggering 48,000 people have already signed up to the waiting list, making it Boots' highest-ever recorded number on a premium beauty brand's list, according to The Standard.

MAC will join other premium beauty brands including Fenty Beauty, Laura Mercier and YSL in the store's aisles; further cementing the retailer as a one-stop beauty shop for any budget.

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MAC toldThe Standard that they hoped the partnership would invite new customers to the brand by making products more accessible to a wider market.

“This is an exciting time for MAC, as a brand we have always set the industry standard and by joining forces with Boots we are making prestige cosmetics and artistry more accessible to high street shoppers,” Fiona Sainty, vice president of MAC Cosmetics UK and Ireland, told the publication.

The exciting partnership comes amid the news of 48 Boots stores facing closure– with more than 4,000 job losses – following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Why sign up for the MAC waiting list at Boots?

It's no wonder the waiting list has already garnered 48,000 names: to celebrate the partnership, MAC have launched some amazing incentives.

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Signing up to the waiting list will enter customers into a draw to win a consultation with a MAC senior make-up artist, as well as £250 worth of MAC cosmetics. (There are five of these up for grabs in total.) A further 1000 lucky wait list winners will receive a free MAC lipstick.

SIGN UP NOW: MAC launches at Boots

See below if your local Boots branch is included in the list of lucky stores getting a MAC counter come Wednesday. (And of course, there's always online.

  1. Aberdeen Bon Accord
  2. Bath Southgate
  3. Belfast Donegal
  4. Birmingham High Street
  5. Blanchards Town Shopping Centre 223-224
  6. Bolton Middlebrook
  7. Bournemouth Castlepoint
  8. Brighton North
  9. Bristol Broadmead
  10. Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  11. Bromley Glades
  12. Bury St Edmonds Cornhill Walk
  13. Cambridge Petty Cury
  14. Canterbury Whitefriars
  15. Cardiff Queen Street
  16. Chelmsford High Chelmer
  17. Cheltenham High Street
  18. Cheshunt Brookfield
  19. Chester Broughton
  20. Chester Foregate Street
  21. Chichester 10-12 North Street
  22. Croydon Whitgift Centre
  23. Dartford Bluewater
  24. Derby Intu
  25. Doncaster Frenchgate
  26. Dublin Dundrum Town Centre
  27. Dublin Liffey Valley
  28. Dublin Swords Pavilions
  29. Dudley Merry Hill
  30. Eastbourne Arndale Centre
  31. Edinburgh Fort Retail Park
  32. Edinburgh Gyle Shopping Centre
  33. Edinburgh 101 Princes Street
  34. Exeter High Street
  35. Galway Shop Street
  36. Gateshead Metro Centre
  37. Glasgow Braehead Centre
  38. Glasgow Buchanan Galleries
  39. Glasgow St Enoch Centre
  40. Glasgow Fort
  41. Glasgow Silverburn
  42. Guilford High Street
  43. Harrogate Cambridge Street
  44. Huddersfield Kings Street
  45. Hull St Stephen's
  46. Isle of Man Douglas
  47. Jersey St Helier Queen Street
  48. Kingston Upon Thames Union Street
  49. Lancaster St Nicholas Arcade
  50. Leamington Parade
  51. Leeds Trinity
  52. Leicester Fosse Park
  53. Llantrisant Talbot Green
  54. Lincoln High Street
  55. Lisburn Sprucefield
  56. Liverpool Aintree Shopping Park
  57. Liverpool Clayton Square
  58. Liverpool New Mersey
  59. London Brent Cross
  60. London Canary Wharf
  61. London Covent Garden Long Acre
  62. London Islington
  63. London Kensington
  64. London 193 Oxford Street
  65. London Pancreas Station
  66. London Piccadilly Circus
  67. London Stratford
  68. London Liverpool Street Station
  69. London White City
  70. Manchester Market Street
  71. Manchester Trafford Centre
  72. Milton Keynes Crown Walk
  73. Newcastle Eldon Square
  74. North Shields Silverlink Retail Park
  75. Nottingham Victoria Centre
  76. Oxford Cornmarket Street
  77. Peterborough Queensgate
  78. Plymouth Drake Circus
  79. Preston Deepdale
  80. Reading The Oracle
  81. Sheffield High Street
  82. Sheffield Meadowhall
  83. Shrewsbury Pride Hill
  84. Solihull Mell Square
  85. Southampton Above Bar Street
  86. St Albans St Peter's Street
  87. Stockton-on-Tees Teeside Park
  88. Stoke-on-Trent Festival Retail Park
  89. Swansea Quadrant
  90. Tamworth Ventura Retail Park
  91. Taunton High Street
  92. Truro Pydar Street
  93. Tunbridge Wells Calverley Road
  94. Uxbridge The Chimes
  95. Warrington Gemini
  96. Watford Harlequin
  97. West Thurrock Lakeside
  98. Worcester High Street
  99. York 43 Coney Street
Kate McCusker

Kate is a freelance contributor to woman&home, covering everything she loves most: fashion, fiction, and fancy face cream. If she’s not working, she’s probably reading, feeding her online shopping addiction, or judging the taste level of celebrity houses (10/10 for Dakota Johnson, 2/10 for Tan France).

She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020 with a BA in fashion journalism, and her byline has also appeared in British VogueThe Times, and Marie Claire.