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No Mac make-up at Debenhams in Northampton

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Why hasn't the make-up section in Debenhams Northampton got a Mac counter?  Any woman that really knows her make-up is quite likely to favour Mac above all else.  I know I do.

I make no apologies for bringing race into this gripe, but as a woman of African Caribbean parentage I find that Mac make-up provide an array of colours and finishes that suit the tone of my skin and others like me.  The Estee lauders, Boots No 7 and Christian Dior cannot match the quality of Mac in my opinion.

Race aside, any woman worth her salt is using Mac, even if it's just a lip gloss.  The problem we have in not being able to buy Mac products in Northampton is compounded further in that if I do want to buy Mac, I must travel all the way to Debenhams in Milton Keynes.  Northampton has one of the longest establish African Caribbean communities and yet those of us who like our Mac products are not catered for!

Mac make-up, but none at Debenhams in Northampton Debenhams just dont seem to get the message do they?  Black woman spend millions on hair, nail and beauty products every year, yet hair and beauty marketing does not generally reflect black beauty or encourage our obvious spending power.  Not all blacks are immigrants that need hand outs from the state.  Many of us are aspirational business and professional people.  Why then does Debenhams persist in ignoring our needs in Northampton?

My friends and I are considering starting a petition to persuade women (perhaps even some men) black, white or otherwise to help us get Mac make-up to Debenhams in Northampton.  Watch this space!

By: Heather


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SabreCat

SabreCat

Oxford has a whole shop dedicated to Mac right next to Debenhams, only a bus ride and a nice place to visit too. Why anyone would shop in Northampton other than for knickers is a mystery, MK is only up the road by car, train or bus. The town centre here is dead and greedy councils with high shop rates and rubbish parking are to blame
SabreCat
4th Nov 16 23:50

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Gwen

Gwen

Well said because I was at the Debenhams Northampton store and was shocked to hear no Mac stand there, doesn't make any sense travelling all the way to Milton Keynes for make-up. I know you recently open a store in Rugby,do you have Mac Cosmetics there?
Gwen
9th Jul 16 18:51

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jadeken

jadeken

I work for debenhams as a makeup artist and i also do freelance work its not up to debenhams where mac have there counters its up to MAC and they are very choosy about where they go eg- no mac manchester central debenhams or london oxford st debs. i find very very pale women struggling to volour match there foundation to so yr not alone. You can use an order service in any debenhams they deliver to your hone and you can get mac on there. Try lancome they have just brought out a new foundation in 18 shades ranging from very pale to very dark an will match any skin tone. Teint idol 24HOUR. ALSO DO A VERY NATURAL ONE called teint miracle. Ps- i have never in my 10 years as a makeup artist heard anyone say u are on hand outs because of the colour of yr skin mac put there stores where they want to b exclusive no other reason nothing to do with race.
jadeken
29th Feb 12 20:37

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Christy

Christy

They do sell MAC products on their website however, only limited stores do stock it. I used to work in a Debenhams branch in Scotland, I think the only one that had a MAC counter was Edinburgh. It's very exclusive.
Christy
14th Dec 11 16:54

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

I agree MAC costmetic counters should be in Debenhams every other cosmetic is so why not MAC. I have been given a gift voucher for my birthday and would have blown it all on MAC products so Debenhams are the losers!
Elizabeth
29th Nov 11 21:15

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Millie

Millie

I would definitely sign your petition!Im mixed race and find it such a struggle to find good quality make up locally. A town as big as Northampton should be able to offer more to those with darker skin.
Millie
20th Aug 11 09:16

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macobsessed

macobsessed

So true! I was just searching online to see if I could pop into town to pick up some foundation and to my horror there was no Mac concession in Debenhams! Someone needs to start a petition hahaha!!!
macobsessed
29th Jun 11 01:19

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Sonia

Sonia

I completely agree with you. it makes no sense for all Debenhams to have mac make up but not ours. Being an asian woman I cannot find any make up that compliments my skin as mac does, Debenhams should have a mac counter after all Northampton is a big town. it is frustrating to go all the way to Leicester and Milton Keynes.
Sonia
9th May 11 13:51

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viv

viv

I not sure I agree on the MAC products for women of colour, I couldn't find a face foundation that matches or suits, the range of shades are limited and gives that grey look. I prefer IMAN. The issue to me isn't whether Debenham stocks MAC but more why don't the other brands have make-up for women of colour? That way we too can have a choice and not pay over the odds for the priviledge of someone making a product women of colour, when there is a clear market for it.
viv
23rd Apr 11 18:12

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Penny

Penny

I thoroughly agree. I also believe MAC in the best make up ever. I live in Portsmouth and have to travel to Brighton regularly forty miles away. However there are no plans to open a MAC in Portsmouth or Southampton!
Penny
4th Mar 11 21:58

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spikey noodle

spikey noodle

I'm mixed race an totally agree with what your saying theres no yellow tones that match my skin tone in Derby town where I live an I have to travel to nottingham M.A.C just to get a concealer!Why have they not got one in Derby?where everybody isn't pink based?answers please?
spikey noodle
21st Dec 10 13:00

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mac.me

mac.me

I like mac to and have to usually order online as there is no local mac in northampton. its a shame really.
mac.me
19th Nov 10 23:09

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ellie

ellie

I prefer Bobbi Brown to Mac. I think that they are far too big a product and would demand a lot of floor space and therefore would not be workable contract.
ellie
18th Nov 10 22:52

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Sharmari

Sharmari

As a Caribbean I think it's time that our community stops looking to others to do for us and do for ourselves. That way we are not giving our power ...spending power too...away to other communities. African Americans sre much more enterprising than in the UK. We should be marketing and selling our own products!
Sharmari
18th Nov 10 17:02

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norma

norma

I agree with you you cannot beat mac make up, like yourself I have to stock up when I visit
liverpool london birmingham or milton keynes.
I feel sure that it would go down well in debenhams or house of fraser.
norma
21st Oct 10 16:35

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