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.

    MAC told The 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.

    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

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