MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection As Seen By Photographer Marilyn Minter

There’s that famous close-up of Tom Ford’s belly button, part of the “Pathology of Glamour” that this artist renders with luminous, almost hallucinatory colour and painterly photo-realism… Erotic imagery that zooms in on a succulently wet, red lip, a dappled, sequined eye, or a silverized stiletto splashing in the mud. The Whitney Biennial Artist says she’s “Never met a model who actually thinks she’s beautiful,” and that observation goes a long way to explain how she connects to what MAC wants to say about all-inclusiveness we’re ALL beautiful sometimes. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper and Gold Glitter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen and desired.

Pigments & Glitters ($19.50)

* Brash & Bold – Bright magenta (Limited Edition)
* Push the Edge – Deep bright purple with pearl (Limited Edition)
* Cocomotion – Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Heritage Rouge – Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl (Permanent at PRO)
* Fuschia – Sparkling fuschia (Permanent at PRO)
* Gold – Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent at PRO)
* Reflects Rust – Sparkling warm red (Permanent at PRO)
* Reflects Copper – Sparkling saffron (Permanent at PRO)

Gloss Texture ($18)
* Clear (Permanent at PRO)

Plushlash Mascara ($13)
* Plushblack – True black (Permanent)

The collection will be available on August 20th, 2009.

Image credits: Next Media.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Random thought: Can you mix the pigments/glitters with anything to wear as eyeliner or to mascara (without them falling everywhere or getting into your eyes of course)?

  2. I use the MAC Eyeliner Medium to mix with pigments and glitters to use as eyeliner and that would make the loose pigments stick. You can get that at the pro store. Not sure about glittery mascara though, I suppose you can experiment by pouring some pigment or glitter directly into the an inexpensive mascara and try.

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