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!
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.
Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips! 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on the scandalous Gossip Girl a sign of the times! Need we say more? Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s ads and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. Highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, his gold and beautiful portraits seem so relevant to everything MAC artistry is all about. A collection of Eyeshadow Quads, Lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!
I know some of you are really interested in the Estee Lauder Sensuous Gold Fall 2009 Color Collection so here are some closeup pictures of the products =)
Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Rose Gold and Amethyst (aren’t they gorgeous?!)
“Pencils are back in a big way for fall. They’re quick, mistake-proof and can go from subtle to bold in one easy stroke.” – Bobbi Brown
Stila’s new Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss, one of the most buzzed-about products at the Barbie Runway Show at New York Fashion Week Fall 2009, is finally coming to stores! Hooray!
These super pigmented, full coverage, long-wearing glosses claim to provide constant ultra-shine that will look like patent-leather on the lips. Plus the new formula contains an exquisite blend of antioxidants, essential oils, phenolic compounds and rhodiola rosea, a botanical extract known to improve mood, working to optimize serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. So you will look and feel amazing at the same time!
Past and present Barbie rocking Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss in Joy and Giggle