Below are the goodies I got from the MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection.
Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad
Pigments and Glitters
I was really looking forward to these and boy are they pretty in person!
These are divine! Not only is the color payoff great and the texture a dream to work with, the colors look like candy! My top picks are Off the Page, Haunting and Violet Trance.
From left to right: Maira’s Magic, Purple Shower and Violet Trance
Photo Realism is a *beautiful* quad of greens that I find most unique. All the colors are shimmery and the pigmentation is excellent. I can’t wait to try this on my brown eyes.
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.