Mac Daddy make-up – everything you need to know about Artist Cosmetics

Spotted Mac Daddy make-up on social media? Here's everything to know about his brand

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Heard of celebrity make-up artist Angel Merino and Mac Daddy make-up, but not sure what all the hype is about? Allow us to clear the fog on the beauty boy of the moment.

Proving that make-up is for everybody, Mac Daddy is know for his otherworldly make-up looks and has more than a million social media followers to his name.

And although we had a bit of a break from make-up in 2020, Merino is hoping we'll return to the good stuff this year. "I really miss high glam makeup looks," he recently told NYLON, "so I hope people will feel more inspired this year to tap into their creative side and create more colorful looks, even if we have nowhere to go.

"Make-up has always been super therapeutic to me so I highly encourage everyone to take the time to sit down in front of your vanities with your favorite products and just play."

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Who is Angel Merino?

Angel Merino, aka @mac_daddyy, is a celebrity make-up artist and beauty influencer with a cool 1.4 million Instagram followers. You'll definitely know a few of his famous clients, including Ariana Grande, Chanel Iman, Mel B and Christina Milian – who was his first big client. 

Now based in Los Angeles, Merino began his career at MAC Cosmetics, which inspired his now famous social media name. "One evening, I remember closing the counter, and we were listening to a song that said 'mac daddy,' and I thought it was cute," he told Refinery29 last year.

"I work at MAC, and I liked the word 'daddy' as being the 'daddy of make-up.' I ran with it, and it took off." The rest, as they say, is history!

What is Artist Couture? Shop Mac Daddy's make-up brand

Launched in 2014, Artist Couture is Mac Daddy's make-up brand that, much like that founder, celebrates self expression and art. Think flawless finishes, rich colour and bold, Instagram-worthy textures and shades. 

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the brand is currently offering a free travel size Le Freak Lip Gloss when you spend more than $40.

Want to get your hands on the good stuff? Shop a few of the most popular Artist Couture products below.

Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Broadway, was $27

Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Broadway, was $27 now $10

A good highlighter is a make-up bag staple, and this chromatic powder ticks all the boxes. 


Artist Couture Diamond Lights Finisher in Diamond Bronze, $25

Artist Couture Diamond Lights Finisher in Diamond Bronze, $25

Multipurpose, multidimensional sparkles that can be used just about anywhere, this activates upon contact with body heat for a wet-look, prismatic glow. 

Artist Couture Supreme Nudes Palette, $40

Artist Couture Supreme Nudes Palette, $40

The perfect array of warm neutrals, this palette of taupes, browns and bronzes works for both day and night time looks.

Artist Couture Caliente Palette, $30

Artist Couture Caliente Palette, $30

Not for the feint-hearted, this bright palette is the perfect collection of warm brights for summer.

Artist Couture Silk Cream Lipstick in Adore Me, $18

Artist Couture Silk Cream Lipstick in Adore Me, $18

A rich, weightless cream lipstick with a silky finish. 

Are you already a fan of Artist Couture? Let us know on social at @womanandhome.

Lucy Abbersteen
Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week.


During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists. When she's not got beauty on the brain you'll probably find her in the company of dogs, reading, or being shamed by Netflix's "are you still watching?" message. You can follow her on Instagram at @lucyabbers.