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August 29 2014

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Beauty by the Numbers: MAC Stocks Up

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mac-brushes-cropMAC Cosmetics is almost as much of a backstage fixture during fashion week as espresso and soon-to-be-covered-up dark circles. The brand sponsors more than 200 shows throughout the course of four cities, so you can imagine that preparing its pros is quite the endeavor. Here, some exclusive stats on how much product its team plows through in a month and the go-to tools beloved by its globe-trotting beauty crew:

1,900: Number of new lipsticks ordered for senior artists’ kits

2,500: Number of eyeshadows ordered for senior artists’ kits

#217, #187, #224, #168: Favorite MAC brushes during fashion month, as chosen by MAC senior artists

Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry in the U.S., says his #187 brush “always makes an appearance!” He uses it for everything from buffing in foundation to applying cream blush to perfecting models’ body makeup. Senior artist Nicole Thompson carries four of the fluffy #168 contour brushes. Sometimes, you can never have enough of a good thing.

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