Posts tagged "mac"

MAC Planning Name Change For “Juarez”-Inspired Products

Dang, when people complain, MAC really does listen. Last week, Jessica told you about the makeup brand’s collaboration with designers Rodarte, which was inspired by the culture and colors of Mexico. Two nail polish shades were named “Juarez” and “Factory,” which we deemed insensitive and offensive, because the town is notorious for the number of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2010

MAC/Rodarte Responds: They Will Donate A Portion of Proceeds To Crime Victims In The City

We spoke; MAC and Rodarte listened. After my post yesterday about the MAC/Rodarte makeup collaboration which I think tastelessly names new nail polishes “Juarez” and “Factory,” MAC has released a statement to NYMag.com’s fashion blog, The Cut:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2010

MAC/Rodarte Makeup Collaboration Names Nail Polish After Impoverished, Murdered Women

My favorite makeup brand, MAC, has teamed up with Rodarte designers for a September 2010 collaboration based on their fall collection— but it’s gone horribly wrong. Drawing inspiration from the colors and culture of Mexico, MAC/Rodarte features a pink powder blush called Quinceanera, a sheer white lipstick called Ghost Town, and other items. That’s fine…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

The Apple Of Your … Ear

If you’re a true Apple fan, you have already signed up with Cupidtino and placed your pre-order for the iPhone 4.0, so here’s a new product to satisfy your Steve Jobs hunger. Nicola Harper from Geekware channeled her Mac addiction into a jewelry fetish and found a way to re-use old computer parts. With two…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 12, 2010

Sneak Peek: Alice + Olivia + MAC

These days, everyone has a collaboration. So now it’s Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet Eisner’s turn to get into the collab game, as she’s decided to bring her aesthetics to the world of cosmetics. Stacey teamed up with MAC to create a full line of beauty products including nail polish, lip gloss, and pigments.

By: Bianca Posterli / April 18, 2010

I Love Lipstick

Truth to tell, that lipstick survey — the one that says lipstick is, well, over — has been bumming me out. I love the stuff. But this wasn’t always the case. When I was a little girl in the ’80s watching my mother slather bright pinks across her cheeks and perky blues over her lids,…

By: Erica Maxwell / March 19, 2010

Liberty Of London, The Makeup Version?

Everyone’s currently obsessing over Target’s Liberty of London collection, so it was awfully clever of MAC to launch their new Give Me Liberty of London makeup collection yesterday (a few days before Target’s March 14th launch–zing!). Inspired by London’s Carnaby Street, “the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit and glamour of…

By: Erin Flaherty / March 12, 2010

Pro Trick To Get Lips Their Darkest Aubergine

Besides all the signature zigzag prints and tribal silhouettes, the real star of Missoni’s Fall 2010 show was (for me anyway), the deep, dark eggplant-hued lips the models sported in what MAC makeup artist Lucia Peroni called “A little bit Scottish, a little Masai, a little punk.” Sounds good to me. I’m a little obsessed…

By: Erin Flaherty / March 7, 2010

Shop The Products Makeup Artists Really Use Backstage

If you’re backstage beauty junkies like we are, you might wanna jump on this deal ASAP. MAC & Milk are definitely the cool kids during Fashion Week–Milk Studios founder/Creative Director Mazdack Rassi likens their space to MoMA as opposed to Bryant Park’s Met–and we love going behind the scenes to see what brilliant MAC makeu…

By: Erin Flaherty / March 1, 2010

Cushnie Et Ochs Shows How To Get The Modern Romantic Look

The beauty look at the Cushnie et Ochs fall 2010 fashion show in New York was all about edgy romance — an oxymoron, I know, but actually a fitting description. Nothing about the hair and makeup was perfect. In fact, it was downright disheveled. Yet the chunky tendrils and soft smoky eye still evoked a…

By: Annika Harris / February 12, 2010

Who Said Laptops Can’t Be Bookish?

In a world where Kindles and Nooks are taking over the antiquated habit of reading actual books, it’s nice to see that technology and the literary can play nice. [Twelve South]…

By: Bianca Posterli / January 23, 2010

Going Gaga For MAC

MAC’s spring campaign for Viva Glam is hella tame considering it stars two professional wackadoodles, Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper. But you know what? The tame look suits them both. Sorta. [NYmag.com]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2009

MAC Gets Beachy With Lilly Pulitzer

Just like fusion food, collaborations are (almost) always a good thing. Why not mix two brilliant things together to end up with an even more amazing product? The latest: Lilly Pulitzer has teamed up with MAC cosmetics to create a line of polishes, glosses, and shadows in typical bright, Hamptons-esque colors. Starting Jan. 7, you…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 8, 2009

The Ultimate In Halloween Face Masks

So, I’m late to this train, but apparently, every year, MAC Cosmetics asks their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated for you and me. (Sort of a great way to put in minimal effort on the Halloween front—they paint your face and you throw o…

By: Nina Carbone / October 25, 2009

MAC Gets Back To Black

The webs have been buzzing over MAC’s much-anticipated new all-black collection, Style Black, for awhile now. We’re excited to report it finally launched today! We are not just talking about eyeliner here, we’re talking black lipstick, baby. Now, we’ve all decided that the latter is one helluva tricky trend, but today we’ve got options. The…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 24, 2009

Baby Phat Gets All Exotic With Beauty Cues From Morocco

The beauty look of the models at the Baby Phat fashion show captured the Moroccan essence of the collection. True to Baby Phat form, the sex-factor was also a huge focus. But I wonder how the beauty team was able to get anything done because the teensy-tiny hair and makeup area was shear pandemonium. Well,…

By: Annika Harris / September 16, 2009

How To Get Ridiculously Perfect-Looking Skin

I’m pretty dang obsessed with Rad Hourani for making lots of hard-edged, androgynous black clothes that look good on girls and boys. Yesterday, the show did not disappoint, but what I’m really here to talk about is how pitch-perfect the makeup was. The obvious go-to would be lots of dark liner or purple-stained lips but…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 15, 2009

How To Get Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. Beauty Look

When it’s time to put together the look for a L.A.M.B. fashion show, the beauty team not only looks at the collection for inspiration but also its designer, Gwen Stefani. We were backstage at the show and learned quite a bit about how to create hair and makeup that can hold its own against the…

By: Annika Harris / September 10, 2009

The Inside Scoop On Vena Cava

We were backstage at Vena Cava’s spring 2010 show today and you can’t tell from this Teen Vogue video but the scene was downright exciting since the show kicked off MAC & Milk’s new partnership. (If you hadn’t heard, MAC, which used to sponsor makeup at the Bryant Park tents, decided to go rogue-ish…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 10, 2009

What Kind Of Makeup To Wear If You’re Going To Get Laid

Yesterday eve we went backstage at Agent Provocateur’s show–our favorite purveyors of classy yet kinky underthings and beyond–to see how the hair and makeup team were going to be able to make a strong statement against all that studded leather and French lace dusted with Swarovski crystals. The answer? They stayed true to the sex…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 10, 2009