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Taraji For MAC Is Happening

August 23rd, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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Like any woman, we love a good makeup collab and when one half of the duo is MAC and the other Taraji P. Henson we know great things are to come.

This morning MAC announced the collection on its Instagram page with the pic above, writing:

Taraji P. Henson has won the world over with her fearless performances, powerhouse confidence and charismatic spark. We’re thrilled to announce she is joining forces with M·A·C for an upcoming collaboration! Coming in September, to select markets. #MACTaraji

And because we have no patience, we immediately had to head to the hashtag to see if anyone had the deets on the colors to expect from the collection and, thankfully, a few bloggers did, posting the shots below.

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As The Gal’s Guide wrote: “The shades in this collection are so rich and beautiful—PERFECT for deep-skinned babes—with lots of warm + bronzy action throughout the shades. Pictured is Mineralized Skin Finish in ‘The Truth,’ Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in ‘Red Brown,’ and matte lipstick in ‘Strip Me Down’ (an instant fav). ”

We’re so happy we only have to wait until September 6 to get our hands on this line. Which items are you checking for?

Finally, MAC Has Released A Travel-Friendly Collection

July 16th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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Photo Credit: MAC Collection

I’m sure I’m not the only one that prefers having two sets of a single product. You know, one that’s full-sized and one that’s compact and convenient for days that I’m on the go because there’s nothing more annoying than struggling to stuff your go-to products into a small makeup bag.

Thankfully, MAC Cosmetics has got us all covered. Enter the Little MAC collection, featuring a range of mascaras, lip glosses, and pigments in sizes of 30ml or even less. The brand describes the collection as a “selection of your favorite products is available in travel-ready sizes,” citing that “when it comes to travel, small is an absolute virtue.” True enough. But what we love most about this collection is the fact that it’s all priced at $10, which is a steal because MAC can weigh quite heavy on the pockets.

As of now, the Little MAC collection is available for purchase in stores and online, including Baby zoom lash ($10) in an assortment of colors, teeny pigments (because everyone needs on-the-go glitter, right?) and pocket-sized lipglasses ranging from neturals to soft pastel yellow and lavender.

Welcome To The Jungle: MAC’s African Safari Collection Is Here

July 13th, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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If earth tones wet your makeup appetite then MAC’s new African Safari collection definitely has your name on it.

Launched today, the 9-piece set includes lipsticks, eyeshadows and eyeliners in “fierce browns and lush greens” that are perfect for the woman who likes muted hues and just a hint of color when it comes to her makeup. The items in the collection also come in varying finishes from matte to satin and frost to suit your preferences, and we don’t have to explain how gorgeous these shades will look on brown skin this summer. Just check out the colors for yourself.

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Taupe (Matte) $17

Film Noir (Satin) $17

Film Noir (Satin) $17

Concrete (Satin) $16

Concrete (Satin) $16

Omega (Matte) $16

Orb (Satin) $16

Omega (Matte) $16

Omega (Matte) $16

Humid (Frost) $16

Humid (Frost) $16

 

MAC For Your Man? Brant Brothers Launch Unisex Make-up Line

June 5th, 2016 - By Toya Sharee
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If you have any remote interest is cosmetics and an Instagram account, I’m sure you’ve come across one tutorial or another that is proof that the boys can appreciate a good “beatdown” as much as the ladies (Have you ever peeped Angel Merlino aka mac_daddyy’s highlight the hell out of Kim Kardashian’s face? It’s pretty much a spiritual experience). Peter and Harry Brant are now making it a little easier for the fellas to make foundation a regular part of their morning routine. The sons of philanthropist Peter Brant and fromer Victoria’s Secret model Stephanie Seymour are launching a unisex line with MAC in an effort to make makeup more accessible for men and normalize the idea that gender makes no difference in the pursuit of beauty.

I’m sure we’re all used to the fact that men are no strangers to makeup when it comes to being onscreen or walking the runway, but could cosmetics for your man really make their way to your man’s side of the sink? Harry Brant shared with Popsugar that he hopes so:

“Men’s makeup has always been there, but it’s always existed in the shadows. Male movie stars, a guy on a runway, even a delegate doing a national debate — they all wear makeup. But we see it move in and out of fashion.”

In actuality, there’s no sign in the front of Sephora that the primer and eyeliner are for the ladies only, but maybe men can feel a little more included with products that have a little edge to them and aren’t covered in glitter and gold packaging. I actually had a conversation with my husband just yesterday about how I feel like selfies and fighting for the mirror aren’t exactly the most manliest behaviors in my opinion, but I can’t really be mad at a man who wants to smooth out an annoying acne flare up or occasionally wants a little more “sexy” than Blistex has to offer. Peter Brant believes the line will change the dated view society seems to share about the male image:

“Men’s vanity has always been something that’s looked down on, but I don’t see it as vanity so much as a way to project the best version of yourself to the world.”

If anything, the Brant brothers are breaking down boundaries and providing options for men that weren’t always available.

Will you be passing the brow gel to your bae? Take a peek at the Brant Brothers take on male beauty below:

MN Beauty: MAC Cosmetics Launches A Brand New Colorful Collection Of Makeup

May 29th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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Image Source: MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics is racking up a plethora of fun products and launches for this summer. On June 9, the cosmetics brand will release their “Fashion Pack,” a colorful collection of eyeshadows, fluidline pens, lipstick, and nail lacquer that you’ll instantly fall in love with from jewel tones to neutrals to amped up shades.

The collection is inspired by fashion runways and the models who walk them, with all the products named appropriately. There’s the She’s a Model eye shadow collection features nine different eye hues, including Sample Sized (a dirty golden olive), She’s A Model (a blackened teal with pearl), and Gilded Lids (a bright yellow with pearl). There’s also the Fluidline Pens ($22 each) that come in Retro Black (a true black), Indelibly Blue (a deep navy blue), and Privet (a sea green).

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Add these to your cart!

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ABOUT Fluidline:

  • MAC Fluidline Pen, Retro Black MAC Fluidline Pen combines your favorite pigmented liner with the versatility of a pen for vivid color that glides across the lid like liquid ink. The applicator’s ultrafine tip provides you with a sleek, high-intensity line that’s smudge-resistant and dries quickly to a bold matte finish. Like calligraphy for your eyes, its smooth fluidity is ideal for fashioning a variety of looks, from loud, graphic lines to a chic, simple accent.

From Manolo Blahniks To Pumas: A Look At Rihanna’s Growing Fashion Empire

April 20th, 2016 - By Nneka Samuel
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What can’t Bajan sensation Rihanna do?  The eight-time Grammy winner recently surpassed a long-standing record held by the Beatles. Her combined singles – 14 in all – have topped the Billboard Top 100 charts for 60 weeks.  She has sold more than 54 million albums.  She’s graced the covers of Ebony, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan – more than 70 magazines in total.  Simply put, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is an unstoppable force.

And in addition to all the history she’s making in the world of music and as a cultural icon, she’s also a certified fashion icon.  Her many business ventures have partnered her with the hottest names in fashion and beauty, who can’t seem to get enough of Bad Gal RiRi.  An inspiration to designers, Rihanna’s choice of clothing, her hair, makeup, and jewelry is constantly talked about and photographed but can’t be copied.  It’s easy to see why.  She has a unique look all her own.  But how exactly do you define her style?  The following Rihanna-approved and designed collections and fashion campaigns will give you a clue.

Did You Hit Up The Mac Counter For The New Dej Loaf Lip Glass This Weekend?

April 18th, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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One can never have too many nude lipsticks, in my opinion, and considering the fashion and beauty industry just started realizing Black and brown nudes aren’t the same as those for white women, chances are you’re on the hunt for the perfect shade to add to your collection. Good news: MAC’s newest lip glass just might be it.

Named after Detroit’s boldest female voice, the Dej Loaf lip glass has just as much shine as the young rapper and the caramel shade also offers high coverage so you don’t have to wear it over a lipstick to get a nice hint of color, unless you want to of course.

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The new color made it’s debut Friday as part of MAC’s Future Forward campaign, created to help up-and-coming artists break through another dimension and captivate a new audience — beauty lovers — on their climb to the top. Tinashe’s Times Nine eye shadow palette was the first item to drop for this collection and soon singer Halsey’s gunmetal lipstick will drop, followed by a metallic gold Liquidlast liner courtesy of Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey.

But for now we’re all about Dej Loaf — the rapper and the lip glass — which seemingly go hand in hand. Dej told The Daily Mail’s Femail channel of having her own lip gloss:

“I’m a natural girl. I never really did lipstick so it was a perfect match. Just a little shine always does the job – it’s truly me. I never understood why girls took forever in the bathroom or why Nicki was wearing her wigs. Now that I’m becoming more of a woman, I’m embracing my feminine side. I have a make-up artist who comes on tour with me now.” Still, the 25-year-old pointed out she’s not straying too far from her natural persona just because of this makeup collab, “I have my own character and it works for me.”

👄 Yellow 💛 To Everyone Who Ordered a Lipglass Today!

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From Empire To The Hunger Games: Makeup Collections Inspired By Film And Television

March 28th, 2016 - By Nneka Samuel
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When it comes to makeup, the fresh faces of models, actresses and singers alike often grace or inspire popular brands and collections.  But celebrities aren’t the only ones with entire beauty collections to their name.

CoverGirl recently announced a limited edition Empire makeup collection.  Inspired by Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, Grace Gealey and Kaitlin Doubleday’s respective Empire characters (we’re gonna need Taraji to get her own collection, stat), the collection was announced mere days before the spring return of the hit Fox show.

But this isn’t the first time CoverGirl, or other beauty companies for that matter, created a line to celebrate a beloved show or film.  Check out these makeup lines and collections that have paid tribute to some of our favorite characters from the big and small screens.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Light Side or Dark Side?  Which side are you on?”  It’s only fitting that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the most highly anticipated films in recent years, had its own limited edition makeup line with CoverGirl, featuring mascara, outlast nail polish and colorlicious lipstick.

There’s A MAC x Charlotte Olympia Collaboration Coming Soon

March 12th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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Seemingly, every month MAC Cosmetics is teasing its latest collaboration. From Rihanna to Nicki Minaj to Tinashe and Dej Loaf, there’s many famous faces that have created their own limited-edition product, but now the popular brand is delving back into designer collabs.

To kick off the new year, they’ve teamed up with British designer Charlotte Olympia — widely known for retro, art deco-inspired accessories like shoes, earrings and purses — for a 21-piece collection that’s all things posh and luxe.

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MAC Cosmetics

“I think I fell in love with glamour,” said Olympia in a press release, describing the times she used to watch old movies with her mother when she was young. “It wasn’t just the fashion. It was the whole look. It was the makeup, the hair, the clothing, the accessories, the mood.”

That same upbringing birthed the retro yet sophisticated vibe for this specialty collaboration.  “The inspiration for the collection comes from my love of a bygone era that manifests itself in my day-to-day beauty look as well as featuring my design aesthetic.”

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The collection showcases all things a gal’s makeup should include: a deep-brown liquid liner, three shades of red lipstick that will suit any and every complexion, three nail polish shades (white, cherry red and burgundy), two bronzers, and some pretty swanky application tools like an eyelash curler.

MAC Cosmetics x Charlotte Olympia collection will launch online next week March 17 and in-store March 24. Continue scrolling to see more goodies from the collab.

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Caitlyn Jenner’s New MAC Lipstick Will Support Improving Transgender Communities

February 28th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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After rumors of Cailtyn Jenner becoming the new face of MAC Cosmetics, Jenner finally shared an update on all the speculations.

Following the Kardashian sisters hair and beauty line and Kylie Jenner’s lip kit, Caitlyn has inked a partnership with MAC for their Viva Glam & MAC Aids Fund, an iconic campaign that raises money and awareness for HIV/AIDS.

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MAC Cosmetics

“I wanted a lipstick that would be universal, suited to more people, and was an everyday lipstick, not just a high-glam, once-in-a-while kind of lipstick,” Jenner said of the forthcoming shade titled Finally Free. “I like a little color on my lips, not a lot during the day. And this rosy nude is the color I’ve gone to. To be honest, I want people to use it every day so they have to buy more. I want to raise a lot of money. It’s very simple.”

Finally Free will be available April 7 exclusively on maccosmetics.com.