MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection As Seen By Illustrator Maira Kalman

We still chuckle (along with all of Manhattan) over the now-famous New Yorker cover illustration of “Newyorkistan.” Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. Technakohl Liners and Maira’s Magical thinking Eye Shadows are made for the MAC Artist with a sense of mischief and a deep desire to be defiantly different. Warm and eccentric at the same time, Maira’s faces are full of cock-eyed optimism, with the tiniest smidge of city-girl-snobbism…simply, scrumptiously, stupendously sublime!

Eyeshadows ($14.50)

* Crest the Wave – Rich yellow (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Off the Page – Mid-tone mustard orange (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Haunting – Light turquoise blue (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Violet Trance – Deep blue purple (Matte) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Purple Shower – Mid-tone magenta with silver pearl (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Maira’s Magic – Yellow pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Technakohl Liners ($14.50)

* Full of Fuschia – Deep blue magenta (Limited Edition)
* Artistic License – Bright turquoise blue (Limited Edition)
* Obviously Orange – Mid-tone coral (Limited Edition)
* Colour Matters – Bright lime (Limited Edition)
* Graphblack – Rich graphic 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. The colours all look so cute and colourful, but would need to see it in person first. I mostly will pick up the haunting e/s, full of fuschia and artistic license liners.

  2. Wow, these colors look so pretty! I love how the colors look bright yet muted. I hope you’ll be doing swatches!

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