MAC Brooke Candy
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).

MAC Brooke Candy
MAC Brooke Candy

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.

MAC Brooke Candy
MAC Brooke Candy

I also have the Lipstick in Whirl, described as a dirty rose in a matte formula, and the Vamplify gloss in Pamela.

MAC Brooke Candy
MAC Brooke Candy

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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