All Articles Tagged "MAC cosmetics"
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.
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.
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.”
A photo posted by DeJ Loaf (@dejloaf) on
Power, drama & intrigue rule the #Empire…but not your makeup bag. Excited to announce that COVERGIRL has partnered with @EmpireFox on a limited-edition product collection & four stunning yet #easybreezy beauty looks inspired by the hit show’s leading ladies. Stay tuned for the commercial, and keep it here all season for more on how to #GetThatGlam. Spring season premieres Wednesday March 30th on FOX. (Empire TM & © 2016 Fox)
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.
Yesterday MAC posted the image above of a model backstage during New York Fashion week that wasn’t unlike any other image the cosmetic’s brand would upload to their Instagram page. Except of course this model is Black and has the type of full Black lips that racists live to poke fun at during bouts of ignorant bliss, and that’s pretty much the best way to describe some of the commentary that ensued when the image went live.
From labeling the beautiful pout on the 19-year-old model Maryse Kye “fish lips,” n-gger lips,” and likening her to Jay Z, there was no shortage of negativity, particularly when it comes to this sad musing from one commenter: “Black women will never be as beautiful as white women. The only argument Blacks have is they have more melanin like that matters Yes white women can get injections and when they do, they are basically flawless. You don’t have anything over them anymore and thats why you get so pissed off, keep lying to yourselves thinking yalls dark a–es look better…”
Though most of us have the good sense not to pay these remarks any mind, if you’re a Black girl whose lips have ever been the subject of taunts at school or even in your own household, seeing these types of comments can cause a relapse along the never-ending journey for self-acceptance. Even Kye admitted she began to feel embarrassed as she read the criticisms hurled at her, which she shared in a post on Instagram.
As I read the comments below this picture Felt so insecure and a bit embarrassed as I just wrapped up fashion week a time period that is tough on models especially black models as we encounter the harsh reality of the fashion world. But I kept reading (not sure why tbh) and saw so much love and support from strangers that made me smile :)As I turn 20 in a couple days this is a reminder of what i endured in the past and if I survived middle school in america I can get over this. The bullying and alienation from others solely based on my features and skin color did not stop me from doing what I want. I mean I just walked in NYFW…. And shout out to @maccosmetics for making a killer Lippie💜
A photo posted by @marysekye on
In an effort to raise Kye’s spirits and the spirits of Black women around the world who know the pain she’s experienced, Facebook community Pretty.Period. is calling for Black women to upload photos of themselves in their favorite lip shade to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #PrettyLipsPeriod and shut down all that nonsense going on on MAC’s timeline. Check out the details of the social media challenge below. Will you join the movement?
MAC Cosmetics is known for their high-profile collaborations, and they’ve kicked off the new year with yet another one that is bomb dot com-approved.
“On March 17, they’ll launch Future Forward, the first of an ongoing series of collaborations and campaigns that spotlight newer talent who are making waves within the music industry,” Billboard reported.
“It feels like a great thing to be able to support artists who are breaking through but aren’t necessarily at the top top, to push them forward,” Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director James Gager said of the initiative. “We’ve always done that sort of thing with fashion designers, and to me, it’s most interesting to introduce these artists, as well as our M·A·C fans, to new people.”
The company has already unveiled their debut capsule, and it includes our favorite rising ladies in the music industry: Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe and Halsey. “They run the gamut, but obviously they’re hitting different people in terms of who listens to their music,” Gager noted. “I think it shows a breadth of what M·A·C is about. When [the artists] came into the office, they each had unique personalities: one of them was very shy, another very outspoken.”
As far the the products, they will begin the roll out with Tinashe, who created the “Times Nine Palette” of eye shadow ($32; maccosmetics.com). “I was really intrigued by the chance to bring my creative vision to this,” the singer said. “I got to design the packaging, pick out the colors and create something that I felt like I would use.”
Detroit rapper Dej Loaf’s rosy-nude lipglass ($15) will hit stores on April 14. “Music was just a stepping stone for me, I want to get into other things outside of music . . . creative things. This first step [with M·A·C] is a big first step,” she told Billboard.
Singer Halsey plays up her rebellious spirit and blue hair with a gunmental matte lipstick ($17).
On April 28, the campaign will close with a bold metallic gold Liquidlast Liner ($21) by Jillian Hervey.
I don’t know about you, but if I had a dollar for every time I heard a MAC sales associate say “MAC never has sales” I’d have enough money that I wouldn’t need a discount for their $14 lipsticks. But today is a new day because the cosmetics’ giant has just launched the creation of a rewards program that will help us justify some of those purchases.
Here’s how the three-tiered rewards program, named MAC Select, works.
Tier 1, Seduced: Tier users are automatically enrolled in upon signing up. Grants you access to limited-edition products, complimentary samples online, free standard shipping, and an anniversary gift.
Tier 2, Devoted: Must spend $150 in one calendar year. Entitles you to early access to select collections, enhanced samples, one complimentary MAC Select express makeup application, an even better anniversary gift, and complimentary two-day shipping with a $50 purchase.
Tier 3, Obsessed: Must spend $500 or more in a calendar year. Provides a deluxe anniversary gift, first access to certain collections, the opportunity to try products before anyone else, and two complimentary MAC Select makeup applications.
For your purchases to start turning into perks, all you have to do is sign up for MAC Select on the brand’s website here. According to the site, your membership level will update each January based on the dollar amount you spent on qualifying products and services during the previous calendar year, and your spending eligibility will be reset at zero for the new calendar year. So get to spending!
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?
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.