Metallics made a huge splash in 2011 and fortunately for us, they are not going anywhere for 2012. MAC leads the way with their stunning new collection of metallic shadows called Metal X. The collection hits store on December 26th just in time for New Year’s Eve! Nine unique shades done in exquisite metallic finishes are sure to be top sellers from South Beach to Seattle. We are so feeling the metallic vintage green, golden tarnished bronze and fusion gold for women of color – these shades are perfect when it’s time to shimmer and shine. These fun shadows have us ready to rock out in some precious metals! Check out the nine shadows:
We’ve all seen beautifully shot models in fashion magazines, their faces as perfect as if they’ve never known a day with a blemish or discoloration. Even though we all know the model was photoshopped to the hilt and had a top makeup artist working his/her magic, we still believe that there is a slight possibility this woman actually has perfect skin. Well, as a beauty editor for the past thirteen years, I can assure you, there is no such thing as perfect skin. There is however a little makeup secret that all of the world’s most beautiful and photographed women swear by and that’s concealer. Unlike foundation, the art of concealing is a bit more intricate. There are various methods and beliefs systems behind the right way and the wrong way to use concealer. In order to make things clear, I am going to discuss the two best ways to use concealer and highlight a few of the best brands for women of color.
Just in time for the holidays, Daphne Guinness and MAC have teamed up and created a limited-edition collection that will be on many a beauty fanatic’s wish list. Known for her eccentric style and contributions to the world of fashion and style, Daphne Guinness’ collection for MAC is the ideal beauty gift for the girl who has everything. The collection hits stores on December 26th so be sure to head down to your local MAC counter the day after Christmas or run the risk of missing out on one of the most coveted collections of the year! We have our eye on a few items that we’d surely get up early on December 26th for!
No one could have imagined a pairing quite like this but for some crazy reason, it really works! MAC’s latest spokespersons for their 2012 Viva Glam campaign are Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin and they are working their sexy yet fun shoot. Nicki and MAC have a long history as Nicki has admitted to her obsession with MAC pink lipsticks. The hip-hop diva recently launched her very own MAC lipstick called Pink Friday. Ricky Martin may not be a makeup fanatic but he sure does have major style and a strong and personal connection to the gay community which makes him an obvious choice for the Viva Glam campaign being that 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this special collection goes to AIDS research and funding.
Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj in the M·A·C Viva Glam 2012 campaign visual shot by David LaChapelle. Every cent of Ricky and Nicki’s Viva Glam products, on-counter February 2012, goes to support the M·A·C AIDS Fund
We never thought we’d see the day we’d be covering a story about our favorite diva Muppet – Miss Piggy and her new makeup collection for MAC. How amazing is this news? Launching on November 14th, Miss Piggy’s MAC Collection is sure to fly off of counters and online as this she is an iconic representation of fashion, glamour and beauty. The collection features three unique products:
MAC Cosmetics is going buck wild this holiday season with a slew of holiday collections that are ridiculously gorgeous! We are really excited about these beautiful shakable snow-globe palettes. They make the ultimate stocking stuffers and are sure to dazzle up any holiday party or festivity. We are already placing the following items on our wish list!
We just can’t wrap our heads around the fact that the holidays are right around the corner. It feels as though summer just made it’s grand exit about two days ago and already beauty brands are showcasing their holiday collections. One such holiday collection that we are literally drooling over is MAC’s Glitter and Ice collection. This fully comprehensive collection is sure to be a best-seller as there are several limited-edition products that will have beauty fanatics going crazy including several new paint pots, nail lacquers and dazzleglasses. Here are a few of our favorite items from this glimmering holiday ready collection!
Debuting on September 29th is the latest collection from MAC – Art of Powders. This highly conceptualized collection centers around the powder finish but does so with great innovation and creativity. There are three products in the collection, a bronzer, an eyeshadow and a highlighter. Each product is a work of art and is sure to be a collector’s item for MAC aficionados and beauty fanatics alike. Check out the three products up close and personal.
Vivienne Westwood is known for her strong design sense and her unique styling sensibilities. At the Spring/Summer 2012 collection on Sunday evening, she sent models down the runway with the most talked about makeup of the season both in London and New York. Bright eyes and highly pigmented cheeks beautifully complemented the collection which was eco-chic with touches of European modernity. With this incredible look, the eyes are the focal point. Even though we don’t recommend recreating this look verbatim, we can advise to play with the look and pair it down a bit but stick to the overall idea which is going bright and bold on the lids while leaving lips barely there. This look starts with MAC’s Pro Hi-Def Cyan Paint Stick and Electric Eel Eye Shadow blended over the entire eye as a base. Bitter, Juxt, and MAC Pro Lime Shadows are then blended over the lid for a highlighting effect. Next MAC Pro Hi-Def Chromaline is applied on the lower and upper lash line to brighten and bolden the eye. 43 Lash is brushed through lashes for definition. Cheeks are dressed with Well Dressed Powder Blush, MAC Pro Azalea and MAC Pro Salsarose Powder Blushes Pro Palette. Lips are lightly swiped with Woo Me Kissable Lipcolor.
Just as New York Fashion Week was coming to an end, London Fashion Week was just beginning to ramp up. Over the weekend, there were several amazing shows where UK designers pulled out all of the stops with their Spring/Summer 2012 collections. Sass & Bide had one of the most highly anticipated shows as their brand has gained serious momentum both in the UK and across the pond. Beautywise, MAC and the Sass & Bide design team opted to go with a bold, somewhat futuristic look that accentuated the eyes and cheeks. The word for this look is strong, almost warrior-like which is on trend with the NYFW shows as many of the looks highlighted one feature while leaving the rest of the face bare. This look starts with MAC’s Studio Moisture Cream to prep and prime skin. Next MAC’s Face & Body foundation is applied all over for a flawless canvas. Pink Rebel Lustre Drops are applied to the cheekbones for a highlight. Rusty Metal X Cream Shadow is blended above the cheekbone for a dramatic effect. Shell and Hush Cream Colour Base is blended in for some additional shine. Brows are highlighted with Blonde and Dirty Blonde Impeccable Brow Pencil while Cork Eye Shadow is blended in to help darken and deepen brows. Venetian Tarnish and Fusion Gold Metal X Cream Shadow are blended together and applied over the entire lid. Lips are left nude with a slight hint of balm.