India’s top designer, Manish Arora, teams up with MAC to create an extravagant limited-edition color collection. With its kaleidoscopic clash of shades, gem-studded compacts and maximalist vibe, this makes Indian pop culture fashionably the rage!
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Live from backstage at the Fall 2008 Collections, It-Boy designer, Esteban Cortazar, and MAC have come together to create a special colour collection as dreamy, refined, and, well, Parisienne as anything this side of the Avenue Georges V, exclusively ours! A limited edition for lips, cheeks, eyes…chez Ungaro, only for MAC.
“Our association with Ungaro is really exciting as we’ve supported Esteban for many years. He’s reflective of an attitude and movement for venerable fashion houses to reinvent their brands by employing new emerging talent, something that’s a core value of MAC,” explains Creative Director, James Gager.
The collaboration also represents the many personalities and aesthetics to which MAC makeup appeals. “MAC’s a high/low fashion brand,” continues Gager. “We follow equally couture and street culture, a sense of yin and yang is inherent to the brand and our customers – heavy-duty dramatic makeup alongside that which is girly, fresh and light. Following from our dramatic and outrageous collaboration with McQueen last year, we felt that Ungaro represented another side of MAC’s personality.”
North America October 9, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International October 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
Speak softly, say something shocking! Cremesheen gives weight to your words, lightness to your lips! Application glides. Texture talks for you. Finish has the last word. Discover the finish that makes Cremesheen such hot gossip.
LIPSTICK – A next-generation, crème-based lipstick that imprints bright, full colour with soft and supple shine. Lightweight, texturally slick, it provides full, rich coverage and easy application.
Creme D’Nude: Pale muted peach beige
Ravishing: Clean lightly peachy coral
Speed Dial: Light blue pink
Fanfare: Mid-tone yellow pink
On Hold: Mid-tone yellow raspberry
Speak Louder: Clean poppy blue pink
Modesty: Muted neutral pink
Hot Gossip: Mid-tone pinky plum
Crosswires: Clean pinky orange
Stay In Touch: Lightly yellow brown
Brave Red: Bright yellow red
Dare You: Deep brown red
Party Line: Red-tone plum
Hang-Up: Deep berry
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00
NAIL LACQUER – Revolutionary new high gloss formula
Seasonal Peach: Creamy pale peachy pink (cream)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.00
One of my favorite things to do is go to my local MAC store – without agenda – and let one of the masterful makeup artists make me over. You’d be surprised by what you end up purchasing. Typically, they’re products and colors that you would have never considered on your own. Sometimes, the best way to bust out of a beauty rut is to seek professional help and keep an open mind.
Here’s my advice: don’t focus on a particular product or color family. Just sit down, relax and let the salesperson have at it. And that’s exactly what I did this weekend. After arriving at the Nordstrom store in King of Prussia, I made a beeline for the MAC counter. I was warmly greeted by Brenda, one of the makeup artists. I pointed to my pout (I was rocking my own version of the Kim Kardashian pale lip) and told her I needed an update.
Brenda quickly got to work…pulling lip liners, lipsticks, and glosses in various shades and finishes. Frankly, some of them scared me a little bit. But that’s part of the fun. And the genius of MAC products is that the products and colors are very wearable, and flattering on a variety of skin tones. It’s very easy to, in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, “make it work.” There’s a lot of shades that scream ‘hot mess’ in the package…but look scorching HOT on the skin.
So in the end, I purchased Lip Pencil in Dervish (low-key mauve), Lipstick in Captive (pinkish-plum satin) and Plushglass in Oversexed (sheer red with small gold pearl). Above, you can see what the products look like separately – as well as how absolutely beautiful they look layered.
And remember how I said to keep an open mind? Here’s why…
So if you’re near a MAC store or counter…go play. MAC makeup artists are some of the most friendly and inventive in the industry. Put yourself in their capable hands and you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re in the Philly area, go see Brenda – tell her Spoiled Pretty sent you!
If you’ve picked up any of the new September 2008 fashion magazines, you’ve certainly noticed that black lipstick is going to be a big beauty trends for fall is. The look may be gorgeously goth on the runway. In real life? Not so much.
But if you dare to try this tricky trend, might I make a suggestion? Black lipgloss. Wait…hear me out. A low-pigment black gloss is easy to wear alone and can be blended with other shades for a little drama.
So where are you supposed to find black lipgloss? Lancôme will be debuting such a product in November–Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black. It is part of a luxe lip set created by Aaron de Mey, Lancôme’s new artistic director.
Priced at $48, the kit features the gloss and Color Fever Lipstick in Piha Red, inspired by the red of a Christian Louboutin sole.
Aaron is a big adherent of having fun with makeup, so the idea is to wear the colors alone or to customize your own shade by mixing them together. Aaron also likes to use Piha Black as an eye gloss.
Only 500 of the sets will be available in the United States, exclusively at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location, lancome-usa.com and the five Lancôme boutiques. The waiting list at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street has just opened…so reserve yours now by calling 212.705.2886.
I don’t know where you live, but it was straight-up fall in Philly today. And while I’m an autumn baby (holla at my Libras), I’m sad to see summer slip away. But whether we like it or not, the change of seasons is imminent and inevitable. So to properly prepare you for the coming months, this week, Spoiled Pretty will be bringing you the skinny on the hottest fall makeup collections.
First up is MAC’s Cult of Cherry.
The GLAMORAMA beauty trend took center stage during the Fall/Winter 2008 Fashion Shows. Glam goes rock with punk-tuated eyes and heady lips. Hedonistic, transformative makeup stole the spotlight. Seen on the runways of such shows at Giles, The Blonds, Vivienne Westwood and Zac Posen (left), MAC Cult of Cherry is the perfect way to get the look. Turn up the volume on your makeup or tone it down for everyday wear, the collection can be worn in a multitude of ways to suit your needs.
Thanks to my friends at MAC, I got sneak peek at the collection. And if the samples I received are any indication, we’re all in for a delicious treat.
Though many of these colors are bit dark and saturated to rock right away, I couldn’t resist getting a jump start on my fall makeup wardrobe. Creme Cerise is my new go-to nude. After sundown, I break out Jampacked. Plum de Bois Powder Blush (not pictured) didn’t wow me in the pot, but is absolutely stunning on the skin. And Kirsch has been claimed by Mama Spoiled Pretty (aka Sticky Fingers).
For more information on the collection, click here.
Cult of Cherry will be available in stores and at maccosmetics.com from August 21 through October 2008. But you know how quickly these limited-edition MAC collections fly off the shelves. So I don’t need to tell you to mark your calendars.
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