MAC Brooke Candy
It’s not often that someone gets a second bite of the cherry with a MAC collection. You have to be a global celebrity for that one usually. Brooke Candy is much better known Stateside than here, but having done a Wiki on her, wow.. she’s pretty incredible! Strange facts about Brooke Candy are that her father owned Hustler magazine, she was Rachael Zoe’s intern and she’s now a rapper/singer and internet breaker. She’s described as a stripper turned rapper (on Wiki).
Although there are some strong shades in this collection (purples and reds), I’ve got the gentler version here, starting with White Yin Eye Gloss – a whitened shimmery eye gloss with multi colour pearl.
I also have the Lipstick in Whirl, described as a dirty rose in a matte formula, and the Vamplify gloss in Pamela.
Here’s how they swatch up. I see them more as brown shades than pinky/nudes. Other products include Till Death Do Us Part, a purple Vamplify, Black Yang, a black eye gloss with red shimmer, and Mind Control Lipstick, a bright cherry red in the amplified formula. I think I got the more wearable elements of this collection!
I had a bit of a chat with MAC yesterday – I would swear their consumer demographic is young, but apparently, no – it’s has a much older consumer profile than you’d imagine. My question, in that case, is why aren’t we represented more in collections, celebrity or otherwise? MAC does a great job at presenting their core value of make up for everyone – men, women, trans, dark tones, light tones and everything inbetween, but the one section of society you don’t see often embraced by the brand is 50+ women. Not in their imagery, nor at counter and nor in the myriad of collections they produce each year. Once in a blue moon is more where we’re at with that, and yet, 50+ are massive brand consumers. I can’t work this one out!
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