Boots is giving away free MAC lipsticks to celebrate the brand’s launch in store

Is it just us, or do the beauty halls at Boots just keeps getting better? Last year, the high street chain launched hundreds of new brands both in store and online, and this year, has welcomed the likes of Huda Beauty, Laura Mercier and Nars to its shelves.

The latest collection to join the Boots party is MAC, and if you swear by its cult Velvet Teddy lip colour or can’t get enough of its Studio Fix foundation, you’ll know why this is a pretty huge deal.

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Boots has confirmed that MAC products will be available both online and in selected stores (more on this below) from 29 July, which just so happens to be National Lipstick Day. And so to celebrate, Boots will giving away a complimentary MAC Ruby Woo Retro Matte Lipstick when you purchase any other MAC product.

Join the 48,000 people already on the waiting list on the Boots website before 27 July, and you could be one of five lucky winners who will receive a free virtual consultation with one of five of MAC’s Senior MUAs and £250 of MAC make-up to help you put their teachings into practice. 500 runners-up will receive a free full size, iconic MAC lipstick, so it’s well worth adding your details even if you don’t manage to snag the top prize.

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‘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,’ said Fiona Sainty, vice president of MAC Cosmetics UK and Ireland.

Terry Barber, director of make-up artistry at MAC, added: ‘Everybody shops at Boots! The idea that they now will carry some of the MAC legends, like Studio Fix, Strobe Cream or Fix+, is exciting. MAC is a people’s brand and through Boots, it’s now closer to the consumers who love it.’

Initially Boots will offer an selection of MAC’s most popular hero lines, with an expanded edit set to arrive between September and December. Want to know where you’ll be able to stock up on your MAC favourites in person (and get those all-important Advantage Card points as you shop?) Here’s the full list of Boots stores that will now be home to MAC counters.

Boots stores that will be stocking MAC products

Aberdeen Bon Accord
Bath Southgate
Belfast Donegal
Birmingham High Street
Blanchards Town Shopping Centre 223-224
Bolton Middlebrook
Bournemouth Castlepoint
Brighton North
Bristol Broadmead
Bristol Cribbs Causeway
Bromley Glades
Bury St Edmonds Cornhill Walk
Cambridge Petty Cury
Canterbury Whitefriars
Cardiff Queen Street
Chelmsford High Chelmer
Cheltenham High Street
Cheshunt Brookfield
Chester Broughton
Chester Foregate Street
Chichester 10-12 North Street
Croydon Whitgift Centre
Dartford Bluewater
Derby Intu
Doncaster Frenchgate
Dublin Dundrum Town Centre
Dublin Liffey Valley
Dublin Swords Pavilions
Dudley Merry Hill
Eastbourne Arndale Centre
Edinburgh Fort Retail Park
Edinburgh Gyle Shopping Centre
Edinburgh 101 Princes Street
Exeter High Street
Galway Shop Street
Gateshead Metro Centre
Glasgow Braehead Centre
Glasgow Buchanan Galleries
Glasgow St Enoch Centre
Glasgow Fort
Glasgow Silverburn
Guilford High Street
Harrogate Cambridge Street
Huddersfield Kings Street
Hull St Stephen’s
Isle of Man Douglas
Jersey St Helier Queen Street
Kingston Upon Thames Union Street
Lancaster St Nicholas Arcade
Leamington Parade
Leeds Trinity
Leicester Fosse Park
Llantrisant Talbot Green
Lincoln High Street
Lisburn Sprucefield
Liverpool Aintree Shopping Park
Liverpool Clayton Square
Liverpool New Mersey
London Brent Cross
London Canary Wharf
London Covent Garden Long Acre
London Islington
London Kensington
London 193 Oxford Street
London Pancreas Station
London Piccadilly Circus
London Stratford
London Liverpool Street Station
London White City
Manchester Market Street
Manchester Trafford Centre
Milton Keynes Crown Walk
Newcastle Eldon Square
North Shields Silverlink Retail Park
Nottingham Victoria Centre
Oxford Cornmarket Street
Peterborough Queensgate
Plymouth Drake Circus
Preston Deepdale
Reading The Oracle
Sheffield High Street
Sheffield Meadowhall
Shrewsbury Pride Hill
Solihull Mell Square
Southampton Above Bar Street
St Albans St Peter’s Street
Stockton-on-Tees Teeside Park
Stoke-on-Trent Festival Retail Park
Swansea Quadrant
Tamworth Ventura Retail Park
Taunton High Street
Truro Pydar Street
Tunbridge Wells Calverley Road
Uxbridge The Chimes
Warrington Gemini
Watford Harlequin
West Thurrock Lakeside
Worcester High Street
York 43 Coney Street