A sky-high blue bouffant and a distinctly yellow pallor aren’t typically traits associated with the current standard of beauty. But in an homage to pop culture, M.A.C. cosmetics begs to differ — so much so that they’ve tapped Marge Simpson as the newest face to inspire their latest cosmetics line.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of “The Simpsons,” M.A.C. has created a collection that includes cartoony eye shadows like “Lisa’s Spikes” and “Beehive Blue,” blush called “Sideshow You,” lip glass like “Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy,” Marge-size lashes and cartoon-inspired nail stickers.
The M.A.C. x The Simpson’s limited collection edition is on store shelves now, so if your tastes tend toward the pop cultural side — you might want to rush out and get this party started. Now.
As if in an answer to our prayers, Prabal Gurung announced today that he’s partnered with MAC Cosmetics on the creation of a cosmetics line inspired by his mother herself.
“Creating this line has certainly been emotional for me,” Gurung said in a recent statement. “I think back to the beauty products on my mother’s vanity that I saw growing up and how much they resonated with me. It’s pretty incredible to be in a position to now be developing my own.”
Incredible indeed, as the line has been two years in the making. The super luxe collaboration will include a bronzing powder, eye shadow duo, concealer and powder, and lipsticks and glosses and is set to launch in mid- to late November. Ranging in price from $20 to $70 and tricked out in packaging inspired by the jeweled minaudieres of the 1920’s — the MAC by Prabal Gurung is sure to be a knockout.
While everyone is busy going bananas over the 90′s, MAC Cosmetics has been planning its latest fall offering — and cementing it firmly in the 1970s.
Paying homage to famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, and his three 70′s supermodel muses (known as “Antonio’s Girls“), Marisa Berenson, Jerry Hall, and Pat Cleveland, MAC’s collection is ripe for ripping off the heavily contoured cheeks and electric eye-shadow looks in Lopez’s illustrations for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue.
“Our collection with Antonio Lopez is symbolic of a time when indulgence was at its peak,” explains James Gager, creative director of MAC Cosmetics. “There was a magic to his world and a time in history that hasn’t been recaptured; I think people are lusting after that glamour, which is difficult to come by today.”
The lip, eye, and face palettes, and the makeup bags and accessories that make up MAC’s Antonio Lopez Collection are all emblazoned with the designer’s illustrations and will range in price from $25 to $55. And while this is definitely one to put on your must-have list — it’s not set to drop until September. Patience.
Europe beauty lovers get ready! MAC cosmetics will be headed your way soon and unveiling their new superstore during the Paris Fashion Week held next month.
Vogue France reports, “A team of 40 make-up artists, a false eyelash bar, make-up classes, exclusive collections and VIP rooms for private make-up classes and sessions will set up shop in the breathtaking 3,875 ft² space designed by James Gager. And as if it couldn’t get any better, the store will be open from 10:00 AM to midnight, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
This will be the third global flagship store (the others are located in Times Square and Fifth Avenue in NYC) equipped with professional lighting for makeup stations, lots of rotating animations to captivate customers and one on one time with trained makeup artists.
“As a trend setting brand, we have been waiting for just the right opportunities to present themselves in these fashion capitals,” noted MAC Cosmetics Global Brand President Karen Buglisi. “We anticipate these to be high volume doors for the brand, due to the large number of visitors they attract from around the world. Each year, approximately 167 million people travel to the Champs-Élysées.”read more
Is tired the new sexy?
According to fashion entrepreneur and former editrix-in-chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld it is… at least where you’re mascara is concerned.
Today is the day La Carine revealed one of her many fashionable new projects — this one a long-awaited collaborative collection with MAC cosmetics. Think heavy smokey eye essentials, and a single pop of color in the shape of a nail lacquer called Underfire Red and you’ll get the idea.
There are two full “Face Kits” with palettes that range from soft beige to dark chestnut, a kohl and brow pencil, brushes and foundation, and the peculiar addition of tiny star stencils for making “good luck” beauty marks. Huh?
Of course, there is a behind the scenes look at Roitfeld’s turn as MAC cover girl, with the lady-of-the-hour purring out her French-lilted beauty secrets like sleep in your mascara so that in the morning you look “tired but tired sexy.” Again. Huh? Anyways you can check out the mini-film here.
The collection will be available September 6 at MAC.
This week is the last week for you to stock up on MAC Cosmetics limited-edition “Hey Sailor” Colour Collection — and with this ungodly heat, we can think of nothing more refreshing than perusing the air-condition makeup counters at a MAC store or purchasing the nautical themed line online in front of a fan. Have we mentioned that it’s hot?
But weather aside, “Hey Sailor” is chock full of water-inspired MAC goodies including eyeshadows, blushes, nail lacquers, lipglasses, lipsticks and liners… all prettily packaged in nautical-themed black and white striped casing. MAC has also designed a matching carrying case for these ocean-breeze goodies, perfect for tossing into that beach bag. The collection runs from $15.50 to $29 and is only available through July 5th, so be sure to run out before this weeks holiday or the line will be all gone.