Photography geek alert! Everyone please remain calm, but this is kind of a big deal, especially if you’re a fellow photography geek and/or major MAC fan.
When I heard a while back that acclaimed New York photographer Cindy Sherman was going to be taking pics for the new MAC Fall Colour collection, I nearly dropped my DSLR!
Sherman’s probably best known for her self-portraits, where she gets into a specific character and does the whole kit and caboodle herself — everything from her own makeup, to styling, to modeling for the shoots and, of course, taking her own pics — and her work often tackles topics like women in society, media and art.
FUN FACT: Last May, Untitled $#96, a Cindy Sherman original, sold for $3.8 million, making it the world’s most valuable photograph.
Cindy’s pics for the collection look kinda kooky and fun, don’t ya think? A great fit for a brand like MAC.
Coming to counters, stores and online September 29 in North America and internationally this October, MAC Fall Colour features new and repromoted makeup and brushes for eyes, lips, cheeks and face. It’s a pretty hefty release, with 48 pieces spread out among three sub-collections — the first features dark, smoky colors; the second spotlights a bevy of brights; and the third directs our attention to soft neutrals.
I took a look at 8 of the 48 pieces yesterday afternoon — before the server took a nap — and so far I’m really loving the lipsticks and Mineralize Skinfinishes.
The Lipsticks in bright Neon Orange, vivid pink Show Orchid and bright coral Fusion Pink all come in MAC’s Amplified finish, which is one of my favorite lipstick finishes from the line. These particular shades are intensely pigmented and advertise a subtle sheen. Their color lasts for hours, too, yet they don’t dry out my lips, as many other long-wearing lipsticks do.
Simply put, if you’re trying to get someone’s attention, you’ll get it with any of these shades.
Lightscapade (the soft candlelit beige) and Porcelain Pink (the soft pinky coral) bestow a soft, gentle glow to my skin. I like both of them, but dynamic Porcelain Pink is probably my fave between the two. It appears to shift from pink to coral to gold, depending on the light, and I bet it would look brilliant paired up with peach, pink and coral lipsticks and glosses (can’t wait to see what it looks like with MAC Evolution Revolution).
Have a look at a few pics and swatches here, and let me know what ya think.
Parlor Smoke Quad, $38
Fluidline in Ash Violet, $15
Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcerlain Pink, $28
Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade, $28
Amplified Lipsticks from the left: Neon Orange, Fusion Pink and Show Orchid ($14.50 each)
Lipglass in Orange Tempera ($14.50)
Swatches from the left: 1) Parlor Smoke Quad and 2) Fluidline in Ash Violet
3) Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade and 4) Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcerlain Pink
Amplified Lipsticks in 5) Neon Orange 6) Show Orchid and 7) Fusion Pink; and 8 ) Lipglass in Orange Tempera
Wearing Parlor Smoke Quad and Fluidline in Ash Violet on eyes; Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade and Porcerlain Pink on cheeks and Lipstick in Show Orchid on lips
Wearing Neon Orange on lips
Wearing Fusion Pink on lips
Wearing Lipglass in Orange Tempera on lips
See anything you like? What do ya say we all dress up like Cindy Sherman and submit our pics to MAC?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.P.S. I’m glad to report that the server’s firing on all cylinders again and that the missing posts have been restored, but we did lose some of our comments (ones left between 9/5 – 9/8). I apologize for that, but these things do happen from time to time. Luckily, not that often.