In what could be considered major beauty news, the iconic makeup brand M.A.C. Cosmetics is heading to Ulta stores.
From WWD on M.A.C.:
By the end of the year, MAC is expected to be in more than 100 Ulta stores, according to Karen Buglisi Weiler, MAC global brand president. “By mid-June we should have the first one opened,” she said.
At the heart of MAC’s assortment in Ulta will be the brand’s landmark Studio Fix Fluid and Powder foundation along with Studio Waterweight, Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation and Next to Nothing, which will be launched in April. The Studio Fix array of 53 shades has been edited for Ulta. The other pillar is lip color, led by the $17 lipstick, which is usually marketed in up to 140 shades, followed by the $16 Lipglass and $21 Liptensity, a new, high-pigment coloring that was launched in September. Retromatte, a liquid product, rounds out the lip assortment.
M.A.C will first appear online for purchase at ulta.com on May 7, 2017 and in select Ulta stores from June.
So M.A.C. decided to drop a virtual bomb on us and announced their next upcoming celebrity collaboration!
OMG! LOOK AT THAT IMAGE!
I immediately wished that M.A.C. still made their promo postcards that became collector’s items. As a matter of fact, I want a poster of this. This is so amazing in many ways! First of all, beauty companies usually rely on the 20 somethings to sell makeup. Second of all, this is a black, chocolate woman! Even though M.A.C. has been a trailblazer when it comes to using diversity in their ad campaigns. Third, this is Taraji aka Cookie Lyon! She is so fabulous that I can’t take it. I am ready for the black girl magic!
This collection will be released in select areas on September 6 online and September 8 in the US and internationally later on in September. It’s a small collection, but I hope this does well (which I know it is going to as every black girl and Empire fan has been freaking out ever since they announced). I hope this will encourage the powers that be at M.A.C. to bring out an entire colour collection.
M.A.C x Taraji: THE DETAILS
Image via Harper’s Bazaar and MAC
There is a mascara, two Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Taraji Glow and Highlight The Truth, Lipstick in Strip Me Down, Penultimate Eye Liner and the 187 duo fibre brush.
I have not bought anything from a M.A.C. limited edition collection in more than a year, but I have my eyes on the lipstick and one of the Mineralized Skinfinishes Natural. Please check the M.A.C. website for more information.
I love when artists show us their raw talent and they are not hidden behind autotune or fancy costuming. I love it when there is some element of the artist’s personality, that they are being themselves and that they are not a total creation of a label.
This is why I love Janelle Monae, from her signature pompadour, her black and white tuxedos and her earthy jazz/pop/funk vocals, yeah…you could say I have a girl crush!
Janelle Monae, image courtesy CocoaFab
I wanted to recreate her signature look, with a little twist! Allyuh know that I am no hair expert, but I am stepping out of my malaise!
In honour of doing a look based on a musical artist, I am also going to use a few products created by Ardency Inn, a new brand, heavily influenced by music. Check out my writeup on their launch here.
So……I’m not a fan of Rihanna…at all, BUT when I heard that she agreed to a multi collection deal with M.A.C. that started with the creation of a customized shade of lipstick in the Retro Matte finish, ah went bazodee!
The Retro Matte finish is the SINGLE BEST FINISH FOR A LIPSTICK EVA! Ruby Woo is my favourite lipstick and is my go-to with a high bun. So this shade is supposed to be what Rihanna wears on tour, a blue-based red, that’s universal on all skintones. Last week, M.A.C. released it online and it sold out in 3 hours…..yup, I was one of those waiting on that virtual line! There is no special packaging (I thought at least the box would have something on it), but engraved on the lipstick, was RiRi’s signature.
Hey! So, I am OBSESSED with Scandal. I am OBSESSED with Scandal!!! I don’t think that there has been a TV show that literally affects me physically, emotionally. I live for this show. I plan my week around Scandal. And I love how they style OP! It’s amazing to see a strong, amazing, brilliant, successful woman who dresses so well! I want EVERYTHING in that closet! I am still crushing on a few of those dresses and that white coat she always wears. We can have both, intelligence and a great sense of style! Yes I am a gladiator! I’ve been a fan of Kerry Washington for a long time and I love that she’s getting what’s due to her. KW will always be Olivia Pope to me! Tony Goldwyn will always be the playa Prez Fitzgerald Grant III! And for the record, I ship Olitz all day long! Olitz for life! So I pretty much died last week when Entertainment Weekly hit the newstands! LOVED it! Loved it! I had to recreate the look on Kerry Washington.
But before that……
If you haven’t seen Episode 218, you might want to skip to the next section…
So uhm…how insane is this Jake/Olivia/Fitz storyline! What’s Jake’s real situation? Who’s the mole? Who’s the random black dude? And I’m going to need Shonda and dem to stop messing with Huck!! I’m over seeing him being so tortured! 🙁 And these 3 week hiatuses? I see you ABC….I see you…I don’t know how I’m going to survive the next episodes. I am still exhausted from Episode 218. I usually am physically and emotionally drained after each episodes and my poor TV is tired of being screamed at. I hear they are going to be gut –wrenching! Lawd….I can’t wait to see Episode 220, the episode directed by Tony Goldwyn (YUM!)
Hot right??!! I loved this super sultry bronzed smoky eye look. And the full-on lashes made the look for me. Perfected skin, nude shimmery lips, corally cheeks. I did something that I don’t usually do, I added lower false lashes.