Is it just me or has there been a bit of a MAC lull? Regardless, the Min Liu & MAC collaboration has been getting a lot of Instagram love for its play on Chinese motifs – particularly a crashing wave on the Pearlmatte Face Powder (I don’t have this so I’m using a stock image). If you don’t know Min Lui, she’s a popular Chinese designer (although has shown in London – and studied at The London College of Fashion) whose range is called MsMin. The SS17 collection (HERE) is beautiful but it’s white, black, red, plum – quite conservative in colour range compared to the blazing shades of the make up collection. She worked for Viktor & Rolf before launching her own line in 2010.
See what I mean about the Pearlmatte compact? I like the detail of tassles on the Lipglass, too. It’s a small edit, so there are two Lipsticks, two Lipglass shades, one x 2 eye shadow Duo in Lotus Pink and Platinum Shadow, a Creme Colour Base in All Year Red, a make up bag and a brush bag.
The entire collection runs with a red/pink/metallic theme and I’m seeing a lot of pink and red shadows at the moment so it’s spot on. The thing with these bright shades is that you don’t have to wear them at intensity if you don’t want to, but as non traditional eye colour, they work better than you’d imagine.
Swatched above is the Eye Duo, £20 and the Creme Colour Base, £18. The Facepowder is £26.50, Lipglass is £16.50 and Lipstick is £17.50. Remembering that MAC is a global brand, and not all collections translate across the globe, I think the MAC Min Lui Collection has a hugely broad appeal with its vibrancy and symbolism. I’m going to try and pick up the Pearlmatte when it launches – I definitely want it for my collection for being something contemporary and identifiable as a twist on tradition. It’s a limited edition and available 6th April from MAC on-line or Fenwick of Bond Street.
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