Last Tuesday, I went to the sneak preview of the Fall’09 collection by MAC: The Make-up Art Cosmetics collection.  This event took place at the MAC boutique in SoHo.  As usual, this was a fabulous affair by MAC!  There were hors d’oeuvres and wine of course, and in addition, you could have had your portrait drawn!  I did not get one done as the line was out the door!

As some may know, MAC stands for Make-Up Art Cosmetics and MAC created a huge 3-in-1 colour collection!  They commissioned 3 famous artists (Richard Phillips, Painter, Maira Kalman, Illustrator, and Marilyn Minter, Photographer) who use 3 different media, as inspiration.  Each artist gave their interpretations for each part of the collection.  Overall, this collection is both bright and subdued, taking advantage of the bright colours of summer and the more subtle colours of fall. There is a fair mix of different textures in this collection: matte, shimmer and frost.

The Richard Phillips interpretation contains 5 lipsticks, 4 lipglasses, 2 powder blushes, 3 quads and 1 Plushlash mascara.

The Maira Kalman interpretation contains 6 single eyeshadows and 5 Technakohl Liners.

The Marilyn Minter interpretation contains 4 Pigments, 4 Glitters and 1 Gloss Texture.

Collection comes out in stores on August 20th, 2009 but look out for it online on Tuesday 18th at

More in-depth review to come!!!

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.