All Articles Tagged "MAC cosmetics"

#AaliyahForMAC Petition Makes Waves On Social Media

August 3rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last month, MAC Cosmetics announced that they would be debuting the Selena Quintanilla collection in 2016. The disclosure came on the heels of a fan-led petition requesting that the cosmetics manufacturer create a line inspired by the late singer’s signature looks.

Taking note of the huge accomplishment on behalf of Quintanilla’s loyal following, fans of deceased singer Aaliyah Haughton have followed suite. Last month, California resident Jennifer Risinger launched a petition in hopes of scoring the “One in a Million” singer a collection with MAC as well.

“As a huge MAC fan and consumer of their permanent line and limited edition collections, we want MAC to be the first brand to reintroduce Aaliyah’s legacy to the world in a format that it has never been given before,” Risinger explained in the petition.”

Over the weekend, Missy Elliot seemingly consigned the request when she retweeted a mock advertisement featuring the singer initially shared by an Aaliyah fan page.

As of Wednesday evening, the petition attracted 1,001 signatures. So far, representatives for MAC have not commented on the request.

Would you be interested in an Aaliyah-inspired MAC collection?

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Chameleon Colors: 22 Make-Up Shades for Every Skin Tone

May 13th, 2014 - By Rich
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We’ve all been there before: You get home from the store thinking that you’ve found the perfect shade of lipstick, only to discover that it doesn’t quite work for your skin tone. Take the guesswork (read: disappointment) out of your cosmetic shopping by settling on these lipstick, blush, and eye shadow colors that complement everyone, from fair to dark skin.

Business-Minded Beauties: Celebrities With Their Own Cosmetics Lines

December 3rd, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Celebrities are often paid thousands of dollars to lend their notable faces for the endorsement of popular products and beauty services, but these business-minded beauties have decided to go after much larger pieces of the pie by going into business for themselves and establishing their own product lines and brands.

All For A Good Cause: Rihanna Is The New Face of MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam

November 5th, 2013 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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via MAC website

Rihanna was spotted in Barbados dressed “unusually demure,” Daily Mail Online reports. That’s because the oft-risqué “Pour It Up” singer was attending Dance 4 Life, a charity event for AIDS/HIV awareness. Her charitable efforts for AIDS and HIV in her native island parallels her new gig as MAC’s spokeswoman for Viva Glam lipstick. One hundred percent of the product’s proceeds go towards fighting the deadly illness. “Super thrilled to be teaming up with @MACcosmetics for charity! #VIVAGLAM more lipstick, more lives impacted!” Rihanna tweeted about MAC’s global campaign. MAC Cosmetics began it’s first philanthropic push to fight AIDS and HIV back in 1994, The Daily News reports. That same year, the makeup line created the pink and red-hued lipstick line, Viva Glam, to raise money for its humanitarian fund.

“Back in 2000 rapper Lil’ Kim and R’n’B singer Mary J. Blige were named as the spokespeople for the Viva Glam project. Since then numerous celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Ricky Martin, and Linda Evangelista have all fronted the campaign,” The Daily News said.

Last year, it was Nicki Minaj who was the spokesmodel for the lipstick — and she was MAC’s best seller! Now Rihanna’s taking the crown for the new face of Viva Glam to benefit men and women affected by the disease. “Rihanna’s got big shoes to fill, according to some stats from Nicki Minaj. […] We’re not too worried, though: after all, RiRi Woo sold out in 3 hours,” MTV said. Rihanna’s Viva Glam campaign is set to launch in January 2014. There was also talk of another line like RiRi Woo coming in June.

Brave & Bold: 15 Rock Star Lip Shades that Break the Norm

April 5th, 2013 - By Rich
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Are you ready for a walk on the wild side? Being a mom doesn’t mean that your beauty routine has to be boring. Get in touch with your inner rock star with these 15 bold lip shades.  Hit the flip for Mommynoire’s cool color picks.

Move Over Ruby Woo: Rihanna Inks Parternship With MAC Cosmetics, Dropping “RiRi Woo” And More

February 20th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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By John Aquino

Well isn’t Rihanna just delving into a little bit of everything these days? When she’s not doing the music thing, she’s trying to act, when she’s not acting, she’s collaborating on fashions with River Island (whether critics like it or not), and when she’s not doing that, she’s partnering with MAC cosmetics. Where did MY life go wrong??

Just kidding!

Anywho, according to Women’s Wear Daily, the Bajan singer and the famed makeup retailer have teamed up to create a variety of color collections, including her own take on the famed red Ruby Woo color, a personal favorite of hers, calling it “RiRi Woo.” What will RiRi Woo be like? “She wanted RiRi Woo to be slightly more blue-red and retro matte — a matte with moisturizer finish we’d used in a collection years ago and currently only have in one product, “says Jennifer Balbier, senior VP of global product development for the brand. “She was especially adamant that the color be suitable for every skin tone.”

She told WWD that she’s been riding for MAC for so long, it only made sense to put her own stamp on their products. “When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is MAC. Whatever color you want, it’s like ‘Let’s go to MAC.’ I’ve been using MAC on tour for such a long time it was a natural fit for me. I have always loved makeup, and I always said that if I do it, I want to do it with a credible brand.”

And while MAC is known for teaming up with celebs, including Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Elton John for its Viva Glam products, John Demsey, the president of MAC’s parent company, Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., tells WWD that they want to make this a lasting partnership, so homegirl’s contributions won’t be temporary. They’ll be working with her on “four distinct color initiatives,” AKA, four different collections.

“These four collections are like four tracks on a Rihanna compilation. Each one has its own vibe, look, special makeup packaging and flavor. This is really the convergence of pop culture, fast fashion, and iconic style and makeup.”

If you’re a big fan of Rihanna and will be in Brooklyn during her Diamonds tour stops on May 4 and 5 at the Barclays Center, according to WWD, MAC will be doing a pop-up shop to sell her new collection, including the RiRi Woo. If you’re not there, you can catch all of her products in a MAC store later this year.

Hmmm, I might be hellas of late, but I guess it’s safe to say that her CoverGirl status is dead? Oh well, this collaboration is definitely an upgrade either way.

25 Holiday Beauty Must Haves – Collect them All

December 17th, 2012 - By Rich
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Trying to achieve the ultimate holiday look? Whether you’re the girl next door looking for just a simple way to pop with a shimmery lip gloss or a vixen ready to channel her inner Hollywood pin-up girl, we’ve got you covered. Hit the flip for 25 beauty must haves; perfect for any occasion!

10 Things Ladies Should Know About False Lashes

April 23rd, 2012 - By Montrelle Green
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The fellas love luscious lips! And ladies love luring lashes! Lashes are one trend which originally served in an effort to add dramatic flair to Hollywood actresses, but have now managed to make their way the lids of teens, moms and working women who just want a little extra something. Lash application is a perfect way to save time in the morning routine and look phenomenal for every photo op, but with so many options, who has time to figure out what to choose? Not worries, we’ve got you covered for 10 things everyone should know about the fabulous falsies.

Five Easy Makeup Tips For Busy Madames

June 23rd, 2010 - By madamenoire
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What’s a morning makeup routine without a few tricks up your sleeve? Even if you’re not a professional makeup artist, you can surely have some tricks up your sleeve! Madame Noire is here to help change your makeup routine from funky to fresh–and we come armed with the skills of freelance makeup artist Joyal McNeil.

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