The Best MAC Black Friday 2017 Bargains For The Beauty Lover On A Budget
With Black Friday right around the corner, if you’re a serious deal-seeker, you and your shopping companions are probably already scheming out your big day from start to finish. You ladies are on a mission, and nothing’s going to stand in your way. We salute you. If beauty and makeup items are a top priority, you’ll be on the hunt for the best MAC Black Friday 2017 bargains.
Whether you’re looking for a killer lipstick for the vacation parties you’ll be attending, or some great deal to score presents for your besties, you know MAC cosmetics won’t let you down. They have everything you could ever want, from liners and eye shadows, to skincare products and brushes. Many of us are a little too preoccupied with MAC’s epic lipstick collecting. But who could even blame us? They have every color a gal could ever dream of.
We all remember MAC’s National Lipstick Day free giveaway. It was such a swoon-worthy opportunity to be #blessed with a free lipstick, but the long lines were completely and utterly insane. Well, at least we can rest assured that MAC is getting ready to bless us yet again with amazing Black Friday deals, and for that, we are grateful AF.
As of right now, it’s still on the earlier side to know exactly what MAC has prepared for Black Friday in stores and online. But, according to Blacker Friday, we may see something similar to their deals from the previous year, which included 40 percentage off products for the day. They also offered an exclusive Black Friday kit which consisted of Rebeleyes gel eyeliner in smoky black, a limited-edition Vampify shade in Black Plum, and their Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Bespoken For. We can only hope for a similar gift defined this year.
We won’t know until the official Black Friday bargains are released a little closer to Thanksgiving, but until then, you can investigate their site for anything you want to add to your holiday wish list. The hype and anticipation is all too real.
MAC has an awesome vacation Snow Ball collection that we have our eyes on. If you love sparkles and glisten, this collection is truly a dream come true with cool, frosty colorings and high-chrome glisten.
We’re in love with this chic Snow Ball Face Bag, which is currently sold online for $49.50. You’ll find Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt and a beautiful rose gold-handled 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush in the kit.
There’s also a Snow Ball Lip Bag, which is currently priced at $39.50. We know this set will come in handy for any upcoming holiday party. The kit comes in two tints — nude and red.
If you’re shopping at a Macy’s this Black Friday, you’re in luck, because the department store is offering a MAC exclusive. This four-piece Patentpolish Lip Pencil Set( priced at $39.50 online) is a show-stopper. The four colourings it comes in include Fearless( a striking blue pink ), Patentpink( a sweet, faded lilac ), Kittenish( a mauve pink combo ), and Innocent( a perfect nude ).
Macy’s is also offering a free gift with your purchase, so it’s your luck day. You merely need to spend $95 on beauty products online, and you’ll score a free frame when it comes time to reached the checkout button. The store also offers free shipping and returns with your beauty buys, so go crazy.
Nordstrom is offering an awesome cyber deal from Nov. 23 until Nov. 27 on their beauty brands, which includes discounted MAC products. I don’t know about you, but we’re excavating this fierce MAC Glow Kit( which is currently priced at $45 online ). It comes with a free gift( which is a full-size Solar Glow Times Nine eyeshadow palette ), in addition to free shipping. With these makeup essentials, you can be a shimmering goddess of the winter.
No matter what deal you run into this Black Friday, MAC offers free shipping returns on their online buys. Needless to say, this season you should definitely shop their bestsellers for gifts that they are able to build you the more popular chick at your friend’s gift exchange.
The ATAG 15 TTSnow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit ($ 29.50) is an online exclusive that is golden for a white elephant gift. We’re obsessed with these three shades that will pair perfectly with any vacation dress you decide to rock this year. When all is said and done, you can essentially find any product you need to add to your makeup bag. So, get a little carried away. It’s the holidays after all, and you deserve to look fab.
Last year, the European Union ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion for illegal tax benefits in Ireland. The company expected some bad news when Commissioner Margrethe Vestager started the investigation in 2014, as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed in the Paradise Papers. Apple relocated its money stockpile to the tiny island of Jersey after the beginning of the investigation back in 2014.
Jersey is located near the coast of Normandy. Only 100,000 people live there. More importantly, Jersey doesn’t usually taxation companies.
For years, the company benefited from tax benefits in Ireland which were later ruled illegal by the EU Competition commission — a ruling Apple and Ireland are still fighting. Like many multinational companies, Apple incorporated multiple companies in Ireland.
The first Irish subsidiary called Apple Marketings International was receiving the majority of members of Apple’s international earnings. According to the ICIJ, it has reported more than $120 billion in revenue between 2009 and 2014.
A second subsidiary called Apple Operations International then received most of those $120 billion in dividends. And, you guessed it, those two subsidiaries then attributed the vast majority of their earning to a “head office.” This head office wasn’t are stationed in any country on earth. The European Union started an investigation in June 2014, leading to the huge $14.5 billion fine.
“The Commission’s investigation concluded that Ireland awarded illegal tax benefits to Apple, which enabled it to pay substantially less taxation than other businesses over many years. In fact, this selective therapy let Apple to pay an effective corporate tax rate of 1 per cent on its European gains in 2003 down to 0.005 per cent in 2014, ” Vestager wrote at the time.
It’s unclear if Apple is going to pay this fine as European governments are currently discussing a tax reform. French finance minister Bruno Le Maire believes tech companies should be taxed based on actual revenue in European countries instead of earning, as tech companies will always find a way to hide their profits.
This tax avoidance structure was so popular among tech companies like Google and Facebook that it had a cute moniker — the Double Irish. Apple has continuously maintained that it complied with tax laws in Europe and the U.S ., though it certainly took advantage of favorable tax laws in Ireland. Other European governments lobbied to put an end to the Double Irish back in 2014.
The European Union investigation combined with the ending of the Double Irish resulted Apple to Jersey. Offshore law firm Appleby helped Apple set up its taxation home in Jersey. And Appleby’s internal documents were leaked to the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung and the ICIJ.
Both Apple Sales International and Apple Operations International declared tax residency in Jersey back in 2014. While the Double Irish is over, Irish companies that were incorporated before December 31 st, 2014 can still declare taxation residency in a tax haven until 2020.
Apple is currently using this grace period to hide most of the company’s pile of money. The company currently holds around $252.8 billion outside of the U.S. as companies need to pay 35 percentage in taxes when they bring overseas gain back home. Apple will have to find another trick to avoid taxes after 2020.
While Apple’s tax optimization structure doesn’t appear illegal, there’s no reason why Apple should pay less in taxes than a smaller company that doesn’t to continue efforts to road fund through different countries to avoid local taxes. Apple is a good example of the ever-changing taxation avoidance strategies, and shows once again that taxation havens help the biggest companies in the world, which leads to unfair competition.
Update : Apple addressed the current furor around its taxes in a statement. It says that it pays all the taxes it’s required to, in the countries where it is taxed, and that the reshuffling of its Irish holds was designed to maintain the status quo , not to further reduce its taxation onu, in the U.S. or in Ireland. The veracity of these asserts will have to be evaluated by the IRS and other authorities for whom the intricacies of international taxation statute are navigable.
Article updated to reflect that Apple has not changed its international tax residency or profit routing .