Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics = OMFG!!!

Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics
Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics

It’s Proenza Schouler day at I want – I got. I come bearing amazing news. Proenza Schouler and M·A·C Cosmetics are collaborating on a Spring Summer 2014 beauty collection. OMFG!!!!! This limited edition collection will have Ombre Face Powders, Lipsticks, Pro Longwear Eye Liners and Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers, and a 129SE Powder Brush. The collection will be inspired by Jack and Lazaro’s previous collections. Look for the collection to hit stores and online everywhere April 2014.

Quote from James Gager, Creative Director, Senior Vice President, M·A·C Cosmetics:
“I have always respected Jack and Lazaro’s keen vision and point of view. We’ve worked together backstage creating beauty looks for their runway shows for many years and it has been fascinating to me watching them evolve. They have a very particular perspective on their makeup look each season. It has been a great experience collaborating with them to bring their beauty vision off the runway to our customers.”

Quote from Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler:
“Beauty has always played a huge role in what we do on the runway and M·A·C has been one of our biggest supporters. We wanted to create something that the Proenza Schouler woman could relate to off the runway, and the M·A·C brand is so deeply rooted in fashion that we knew they would understand our vision.” (source: Press Release)

image: Courtesy of M·A·C Cosmetics

M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge

M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge
M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge

The M·A·C Cosmetics ad campaign for the lndulge collection are so colourful. I get excited everytime a new campaign lands in my inbox.

M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge
M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge
M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge
M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge

The Indulge collection features lipstick, eyeshadow, lipglass, fluidlines, creamblend blush and my favourite nail polish.

M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge
M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge

The Indulge Nail Lacquer collection includes
– Magnificent Feast Sparkling True Gold (Frost)
– Sinfully Sweet Sparkling Champagne With Gold Pearl (Frost)
РDiscoth̩que Super Glitter Silver (Pearl)
РImpassioned Bright Warm Pink (Cr̬me)
РRebel Mid-Tone Cream Plum (Cr̬me)
РScreening Room Bright Mid-Tone Teal (Cr̬me)
Each polish retails for $19 and I’m feeling the Crèmes more than the metallics.

M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge
M·A·C Cosmetics lndulge

The M·A·C lndulge collection launches today at all M·A·C locations and www.maccosmetics.com

images: courtesy of M·A·C

MAC x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

This campaign image for M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez collection is just breath taking. 70s supermodels Marisa Berenson, Jerry Hall and Pat Cleveland aka Antonio’s Girls look absolutely incredible here. Antonio Lopez is one of the great fashion illustrators and M∙A∙C has created a collection based on his work and muses. I’m absolutely in love with the packaging.

The legendary fashion illustrator’s vibrant energy, brazen attitude and love of life inspire a striking colour collection featuring: Eyes x 6 Palettes, Lips x 3 Palettes and Face Palettes perfect for highlighting natural tones and contours. Each palette displays the fiercely individual face of one of his muses, “Antonio’s Girls,” while each product’s packaging features a drawing by the artist, making these objets d’art to be treasured.

Available on September 12, 2013 at all M·A·C locations and www.maccosmetics.com

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Face $55

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Make up Bag $48 – Available at M∙A∙C stores only
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Powder Blush $46

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Lips $33
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Eyes $52

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Mirror $30

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Tote $66.00 – available exclusively at www.maccosmetics.com

images: Courtesy of M∙A∙C

MAC Cosmetics – Year of the Snake Collection

MAC Year of the Snake
MAC Year of the Snake

The editorial shots for the MAC cosmetics are always great. The Year of the Snake collection shots are just so beautiful. I’m really enamoured with this beauty shot. Everything about it is just perfect.

MAC Year of the Snake
MAC Year of the Snake

The snake-inspired collection is defined by a palette of vibrant shades and shimmering finishes. Beauty powder illuminates the skin, eye shadow creates striking contrasts and pigments intensify the effect. Zoom lash adds definition and powerpoint eye pencil defines a razor-sharp line. Lipsticks quiver with lustre and m·a·c’s exclusive packaging slithers with chic – featuring beauty powder, lipsticks and eye shadows embossed with a gorgeous snake design.

The collection is on sale now and is available at MAC stores and online. The Year of the Snake collection includes eye shadow, pigment, lipstick, eye pencil, beauty powder and mascara options. The price range is $18 – $29.

images: courtesy of MAC

Gareth Pugh x MAC

Gareth Pugh x MAC

MAC has teamed up with Gareth Pugh for their next makeup collaboration. It’s pretty damn cool looking.

To think Gareth Pugh is to think beautifully distorted, sculptural, otherworldly proportions… avant-garde mash ups of materials (from PVC and Perspex, latex to leather, mink to metal, Gareth reworks them all into breathtakingly original clothes)…an extreme attitude… In short, no one could accuse Gareth of being conventional. Or predictable.

Cue heavyweight geometric packaging encasing some seriously chic standouts: a duo-chromatic nail polish that flashes from emerald to amethyst. A compact Beauty Powder that turns all skin-tones a sophisticated matte. Lipglasses that go from super-subtle (worn alone) to statement-making when layered over Lipstick. Lashes that redefine the shape of what a fake lash could, or should, be…

“They’re about contradiction and the struggle between lightness and darkness,” says Gareth of how he creates his inspired collections. So too his debut approach to makeup. Every piece is unique, experimental, precious and intriguing (just like Gareth’s designs)…and ready to be played to your lighter (more ethereally natural) or darker (sinisterly sophisticated) side.

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Inert,  Hyper

As usual the nail polishes are what I’m gravitating to. It would be nice if they included some swatches as the images provided don’t show enough of the polish. The metallic polishes remind me of holograms. The 3 colours are Inert (Creamy midtone greyed nude), Ascension (Grey with blue violet reflective pearl) and Hyper (Deep blue with violet pearl). Each polish costs $27.50.

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Fervent,  Ascension

I like the lipstick and lipglass options. Fervent (Glossy blackened berry) is a satin finish lipstick and cost $27.00. I like both lipglass colours. Vacant (Sheer light lavender grey with violet pearl) and Outrage (Sheer light lavender grey with violet pearl) both cost $27.00.

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Outrage, Vacant

I’m very excited about the eyelashes. The geometric shape are so crazy looking. The lashes cost $21.50. The MAC staff will apply them for you to when you purchase. Perfect for those of us that suck at applying false lashes.

Gareth Pugh x MAC

The press kit included a Q&A with Gareth. I’ve posted some of the questions I found interesting.

MAC – HOW DID THIS COLLABORATION WITH M·A·C COME ABOUT?
Gareth – M·A·C have supported me since my first show and are such a great company to work with, so when they came to me with the idea of doing something collaboratively I was obviously very interested. Initially, the idea was to create makeup products linked to a particular catwalk show, where they would come backstage and take colour swatches from what we used on the catwalk and then create products from that. But I wanted to do something much more specific, something that distilled my aesthetic in a wider sense than just being about one particular season – something that was a complete package.

MAC – THE PACKAGING IS AMAZING, GIVING THE COLLECTION A REAL 360 DEGREE GARETH PUGH FEEL…DID YOU INSTIGATE THIS?
Gareth – Yes, it was really important to me that the collection we did together was more broad ranging than just being about the colour or texture of the makeup – I understand that that’s obviously one of the most important aspects of course, but I wanted it to encompasses great packaging too so it wasn’t only about the product inside. I just feel that it gives the whole range a much more special feeling – I think it all looks very ‘me’ and very slick – M·A·C did a really great job on it!

Gareth Pugh x MAC

MAC – HOW DID YOU EMBARK ON THE CREATIVE PROCESS THEN?
Gareth – To start the ball rolling, M·A·C asked me to send them some references for the various products… basically, anything that I liked the finish, colour or texture of. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted the collection to be and was able to put together a very concise reference board made up of a lot of things that I love and have kept in my studio for years for one reason or another – I never throw anything away! There was fabric in there from previous collections, a feather from some head pieces I made for my Spring/Summer 2010 show, a hematite coloured rock that I’d brought at this amazing shop called Evolution in New York, a butterfly wing that someone had given me in Paris…an amalgamation of things that I’d kept because I like them, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to use them.

MAC -THE LASHES REALLY STAND OUT: TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOU DESIGNED THESE?
Gareth – The idea with the lash was my way of getting something very graphic into the actual product. I just took a load of the biggest lashes that M·A·C makes and started chopping them up into different shapes. The thing with lashes is that they tend to be a very ‘lash’ shape whereas I wanted to do something that looked more non-conventional and angular: not something you tend to see a lot with lashes. From shooting our video and seeing how they work on the film, I really feel that these triangular lashes make the eyes look very beautiful. Worn top and bottom, they give this very angular, horse blinker, effect. Fake lashes can be very referential of old Hollywood and film noir glamour whereas I wanted to do something that was much more fresh and modern looking.

Gareth Pugh x MAC

MAC – HOW DID YOU WORK ALONGSIDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT?
Gareth – There was a lot of backwards and forwards between us – I was being very specific! I don’t use a great deal of colour in my work but I knew it was incredibly important with this to get it right – it’s sort of the most important aspect of the collaboration really, and it had to work together as a collection. The end result was worth all the tweaking: everything is going in the same direction and singing from the same song sheet – it’s very satisfying to see it all come together.

I think the collaboration has done a great job of translating the Gareth Pugh aesthetic. The collection hits all North American MAC stores on November 23, 2011.

images: courtesy of MAC

MAC x Disney – Venomous Villains, the looks are out.

Venomous Villains MAC Cosmetics

I previously mentioned the upcoming Venomous Villains collection from MAC Cosmetics. The colour palette and product shots are now available. I’m dying over the nail polish. It’s out at all MAC stores on September 30, 2010. Prices range from $15 – $30.

Sleeping Beauty got her prince, and Snow White may have been the fairest in the land, but when it comes to classic fairy tales, good girls are so cliché. What really captures our attention are the vampy devilish divas that always manage to cast a spell over everyone they meet. In the spirit of the unabashedly cunning seductress, M•A•C Cosmetics has collaborated with Disney to created four separate colour collections that pay homage to a cast of characters who aren’t shy about being very, very bad.

Venomous Villains MAC Cosmetics

There’s the incomparable Cruella De Vil, the infamous London heiress hell-bent on obtaining one very couture fur coat; the jealous, aging supermodel that is Snow White’s Evil Queen; Maleficent, a snubbed evil fairy whose vengeance put Sleeping Beauty to bed without supper; and the devious Dr. Facilier, a hip, stylish voodoo king with a thing for frogs. Featuring a palette of pearlescent blacks, royal plums and rosy reds, you wouldn’t dare turn them down. It’s absolutely wicked.

Venomous Villains MAC Cosmetics
I’m loving Maleficent’s colour palette. Like I mentioned before, the NAIL POLISH!

Venomous Villains MAC Cosmetics

images: courtesy of MAC

Venomous Villains – MAC x Disney Villains

The Venomous Villains collection from MAC Cosmetics sounds like a lot of fun.  I can’t wait to see the colour palette for the villians.

Venomous Villains - MAC x Disney Villains

Four of Disney’s nastiest characters — Cruella De Vil of “101 Dalmations” fame, the Evil Queen from “Snow White,” Maleficient from “Sleeping Beauty” and Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog — are getting their own color lineups come Sept. 30.

The bold hues in the lineup — 40 in all, ranging in price from $12 to $29.50 and divided into four collections emblazoned with the characters’ images — were inspired by Pantone reproductions of Disney’s original drawings. “Disney gave us the colors used when these characters were drawn throughout their history,” said Balbier, noting that Cruella and the Evil Queen share more “real woman” shades, such as red lips and peachy blush. Maleficent is “pure fantasy,” said Balbier, noting that offbeat purples, blackened shades and pearlized nails were used. Dr. Facilier headlines the new Magically Cool Liquid Powders. “This is a featherlight powder that goes on like a mist and either sets or enhances foundation, but also lends dimensionality on naked skin,” said Balbier. (source)

image: wwd.com