The most evil of all Disney villains is getting her own MAC Cosmetics line! To coincide with the release of Maleficent, starring bewitching beauty Angelina Jolie, MAC will be releasing an 11-piece collection, WWD reports. The line will include face, eye, lip, and nail products. This is an unprecedented collaboration for MAC, as the company has never done a collection inspired by a motion picture. Keep a lookout for the collection in the Spring, and get excited for Maleficent the film, which releases this Summer.
Horns and a tail? So last year. This Halloween, some well-applied makeup is all the costume you need. MAC Senior Artist Louise Zizzo created this sultry, fiery devil by using waterproof and sweatproof makeup — so it'll last well past the witching hour. Let her expertise inspire you, throw on a red dress, and you're good to go.
Exciting news coming out of the beauty world: MAC Cosmetics is joining forces with übercool label Proenza Schouler on a collaboration that's sure to be amazing. "I have always respected [designers] Jack [McCollough] and Lazaro [Hernandez]'s keen vision and point of view," James Gager, creative director and senior vice president of MAC Cosmetics, said. The collection will feature eyeliners, ombré face powders, lipsticks, lip pencils, nail laquers, and a powder brush.
And while there is no official word on what the collection will look like, MAC has teased that it will be inspired by one of Proenza Schouler's past collections and that the packaging will be extremely unique. "Beauty has always played a huge role in what we do on the runway, and MAC has been one of our biggest supporters," McCollough and Hernandez said in a statement. "We wanted to create something that the Proenza Schouler woman could relate to off the runway, and the MAC brand is so deeply rooted in fashion that we knew they would understand our vision." Expect the collection to drop April 2014.
From the geometric prints to the flirty lashes, it looks like Carolina Herrera gave Twiggy a red carpet makeover for her Spring 2014 collection. "It's a modern take on Twiggy," explained makeup artist Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics. She used two sets of lashes — one on the top and another on the bottom — and black eyeliner to create that classic '60s look. The cheeks had a pop of pink, while the lips had a pale wash of colour.
Orlando Pita created the double french twist that was inspired by the shape of a shell. "Carolina wanted very groomed hair," which is exactly what he created with Spirulina Hairspray, which has a glossy finish to it. With the side part and slicked-back hair, it was still reminiscent of Twiggy's sleek pixie. And for the final touch, Gina Edwards polished the nail with a sheer creamy polish, Morgan Taylor Nails "Heaven Sent".
If you thought Spring meant plenty of shine, then think again. Everything from the hair to the nails to the makeup was matte at Prabal Gurung's Spring 2014 show. The makeup was focused on the lips, which were painted in one of three matte shades: orange, lavender, and Pepto pink. "He wanted the girls to have this sense of perfection and elegance," lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for MAC said.
Since the collection was quite couture, the hair was meant to mimic it. Paul Hanlon for Osis wanted the girls to have hair so perfect, it looked almost preserved. "It's almost as if they've been sitting in formaldehyde and are stepping out to show their perfection just for a minute," he said. Wet-looking hair was matted down, following the shape of the girls' heads and necks, allowing one of the ears to poke through to show off the gorgeous, embellished earring. Nails by Sally Hansen were a new take on the french manicure: matte with just a touch of shine at the tip.
Nail polish made a comeback on the runway at Costello Tagliapietra, and the look had some serious ties to the collection itself. "We were inspired by the leather on some of the shoes in the collection," lead nail artist Michelle Saunders for Essie said. "The colour is so great, and we matched it almost exactly." The heightened navy hue was actually created using three of Essie's polishes: a coat of Midnight Cami (£8) followed by a layer of Mademoiselle (£8), which was topped off with Matte About You (£12) for the leather texture.
For the hair, Nelson Vercher of ArtMix Beauty for Rita Hazan Salons created an inverted plait that was all about playing with the models' natural cowlicks. The makeup pulled from the mint greens and lavenders in the collection. Bright pastel hues were made more elegant with some mascara for definition and loads of gloss on the lips — a nice departure from the matte hues of seasons past. See the complete runway look on POPSUGAR Fashion US.
When applying bronzer, there's a very fine line between looking perfectly glowing and looking overcooked. That's where the MAC Lustre Drops (£18) come in handy. The creamy, semiopaque, nonglittery formula is part bronzer/part highlighter for a natural-looking finish. A mix of pink, gold, and copper tones, this complexion enhancer blends beautifully into any skin tone. Just dab a bit under your brows, down the nose, on the cheekbones, and along your Cupid's bow. That's all it takes to achieve that just-off-the-beach luminosity — even if you're trapped in city smog.
If Summer is all about being laid-back and carefree, then Autumn is the season of luxury. Leather, cashmere, and fur all come out in the colder months. As for makeup, rich jewel tones and royal plum shades take over your cosmetics bag. The MAC Indulge collection will feed your need for the finer things. Preview the entire new line here, then get it online and in stores soon.
Nary a season passes without a new innovative collaboration from MAC Cosmetics, and the brand has done it again with its latest collection wrapped in artwork from famed fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. And to celebrate the collaboration, Lopez's artistic muses Jerry Hall, Marisa Berenson, and Pat Cleveland have reunited to shoot the campaign for the line. Each item is emblazoned with an illustration of one of Antonio's Girls. The products will only be available in September, so you may have to fight for your favorite piece. Preview the entire collection when you click through.