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MAC VIVA GLAM 2015 Spokesperson: Miley Cyrus

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM!  Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make some noise as the iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson.

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VIVA GLAM started when MAC Founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan in 1994 and the MAC artists banded together to create the MAC AIDS Fund.  The red VIVA GLAM lipstick was created and was the first lipstick created to 100% raise money for HIV/AIDS.  From the first spokesperson RuPaul to KD Lang, Mary J Blige, Lil’ Kim, Mary J Blige, Sir Elton John, Shirley Manson,  Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Eve,  Fergie, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin and now Miley Cyrus each celebrity has created a signature color to represent MAC.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass(Photo Credit: MAC)
VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass (Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick ($16.00 USD) is a hot pink hue in MAC’s iconic lipstick formula.  The limited edition lipstick features Miley’s signature.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Tinted Lipglass ($15.00 USD) is a hot pink hue with sparkling pearl shimmer in MAC’s much-loved lipglass formula.

Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

VIVA Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass are available at MAC Cosmetic counters and online.

MAC Cosmetics Celebrates Rocky Horror Picture Show Anniversary with New Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and MAC Cosmetics has decided to celebrate the cult classic with a limited edition collection. Now you can transform yourself into one the iconic characters from an alien from Transylvania, a heroic newlywed, a sex-swapping mad scientist or even the time-warped Riff Raff. The collection will be available before Halloween so start planning now on your wild makeup side.

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Riff-Raff Eyeshadow Palette: $44.00 USD

Blackberry Muted burgundy-plum brown (Matte) (Permanent)
Carbon Black Intense black (Matte)
Crystal Violet duochrome with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Graphic Style Deep silver (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
Heavy, Black and Pendulous Grayish blue with pearl (Frost)
Oh, Rocky!!! Soft muted white with pearl (Frost)

Glitter: $23.00 USD

3D Black Black with silver holographic effect (Permanent)
Gold Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent)

Pigment: $23.00 USD

It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time Sparkling burgundy

Chromagraphic Pencil: $17.50 USD

Basic Red Primary red (Permanent at Pro)
Black Black Black (Permanent at Pro)

Greasepaint Stick: $21.00 USD

B Bright yellow blue
Black Intense Black

Superslick Liquid Eye Liner: $20.00 USD

On the Hunt True Black (Permanent)

Lashes: $18.50 USD

7 Lash (Limited Edition Packaging)

Powder Blush: $24.00 USD

Crazed Imagination Muted Plum with a hint of pink pearl

Sculpt and Shape Powder: $27.50 USD

Bone Beige/Emphasize Palest cream/tan

Lipstick: $17.50 USD

Frank-N-Furter Deep Raspberry Wine (Matte)
Oblivion Vivid Bluish red (Amplified)
Sin Deep Dark blue red (Matte) (Permanent)
Strange Journey Yellowish brick red (Matte)

Lip Pencil: $17.50 USD

Vino Intense Violet Purple (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer: $13.50 USD

Bad Fairy Red with red multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)
Formidable Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Permanent)

Online September 29th, in-stores October 2nd at MAC Stores Only.

MAC Cosmetics Marge Simpson Limited Edition Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

If you ever wondered what Marge Simpson‘s beauty bag looked like then this new MAC Cosmetics collection is perfect for you. MAC Cosmetics is celebrating The Simpsons 25th anniversary by creating a 10 item collection in honor of the famous cartoon mom. The collection is a playful line that gives some fun colorful ideas to add into your kit. The 10 items include: two 4 piece eyeshadow palettes, blush, lipglass and false lashes. The colors are in shades of pink, purple, black and of course blue like her famous beehive hair with names like: Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy, Nacho Cheese Explosion and That Trillion Dollar Look. The packaging alone is worth showcasing the items in your beauty bag.

While you may not want to have a complete Marge makeover, one suggestion would be to add one of the fun colors to your look for a pop of fun color. As well as using a Marge Simpson lipglass shade on top of your neutral lip pencil to create a new color.

Those that attended Comic-Con in San Diego this past were the first to preview the makeup line before it hits the stores. The lines outside the MAC store were wrapped around the block, proving that this iconic character may not be Marilyn Monroe, or Barbie, but she has a huge following all her own. The attendees also were able to get Marge makeovers and see the Marge models, come to life as their favorite animated character.

The Marge Simpson makeup collection is available online on and in stores on September 4. It is a limited edition collection and will sell out fast both online and in stores.

MAC Cosmetics Latest Collection: A Fantasy of Flowers

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

“A dream world bursting with brilliant blooms of colour.  A stunning bouquet of shades draw you in with hypnotic  movement as magical fantasy emerges glowing with a floral essence.  Rose coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossoms with natural splendour.  Cheeks are kissed with graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of coulour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life”.  This collection will for sure make you think spring no matter what climate you are in.  Bright, Bold and of course MAC quality.

Mineralize Eyeshadow (Four Shades): $21.00 USD

  • Golden Hours: Copper bronze, golden brown, soft golden peach, pale yellow gold (Frost)
  • Great Beyond: Deep blue violet, dusky plum, icy white lilac, soft mauve violet (Frost)
  • In the Meadow: Ice shimmering white, dirty olive green, golden mint, pale yellow (Frost)
  • Pink Sensibilities: Pinky brown, chocolate brown, yellow pink, icy blue pink (Frost)

Fluidline: $16.00 USD

  • Phlox Garden: Vivid violet
  • Sassy Moss: Vivid green
  • Pigment: $21.00 USD
  • Chatreuse Bouquet: Shimmering acid green
  • Lily-White: Pale butter-yellow shimmer
  • Pink Pearl: Shimmery lavender-pink
  • Violet: Vivid bright violet purple

Mineralize Skinfinish: $30.00 USD

  • Perfect Topping: Pale pearlized pink
  • Stereo Rose: Copper bronze

Mineralize Blush: $25.00 USD

  • Azalea in the Afternoon: Mid-tone cool pink
  • Petal Power: Coral pink with gold shimmer

Lipstick: $15.00 USD

  • Dreaming Dahlia: Sheer red-coral (Lustre)
  • Fleur d’Coral: Pale creamy peach (Lustre)
  • Heavenly Hybrid: Mid-tone berry (Lustre)
  • Naked Bud: Neutral sheer nude (Lustre)
  • Rose Lily: Sheer pastel pink (Lustre)
  • Snapdragon: Mid-tone blue pink (Lustre)

Cremesheen Glass: $20.00 USD

  • Flare of Fantasy: Mid-tone pink beige
  • Galaxy Rose: Mid-tone violet pink
  • Nectarsweet: Soft pink
  • Pagoda: Frosted cool pink
  • Playful Petal: Electric magenta
  • Star Quality: Bright orange-coral

Nail Lacquer: $16.00 USD

  • Girl Trouble: Super glitter pink (Frost)
  • Pep Pep Pep: Light peach nude (Cream)
  • Saint Germain: Light cool pink (Cream)
  • Soiree: Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost)

Brushes:

  • 159 Duo Fibre Blush $35.00 USD
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face $42.00 USD
  • 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Blending $32.00 USD

A Fantasy of Flowers is a limited edition collection, so as always if you want any of these colors get it soon before it is too late.

Creating Drag: MAC Makeup Class

I had the pleasure of being able to attend a MAC Cosmetics pro makeup class, “Creating Drag”.  I was so excited to meet the instructor Romero Jennings as he has been a MAC Pro for many years and he has mastered the art of beauty makeup along with editorial makeup you find in Hapers Bazaar, Vogue and other major publications.  I knew that the class was going to be a great lesson in creating contour and highlights in a face not to mention some amazing glamour.  However, I learned more in those 2 hours than I expected, added to my bag of tricks and had a blast.  The transformation was amazing and I thought that I would share some photos so that everyone can see the before and after.

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MAC Cosmetics Releasing Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition Collection

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Where Old Hollywood meets new beauty.   MAC Cosmetics will be releasing  its brand new holiday limited edition Collection: Marilyn Monroe.  The 30 piece collection “channel’s the legend’s luster and sex appeal in a colour collection distinctively Marilyn”.  The collection will make it easy for anyone to create the icon’s cat eye, as well as the perfect red pout as MAC has created 4 different shades of red so that anyone can achieve the look.  The makeup line is up to MAC standards and if you are a MAC fan then you will love the color pigments and the wear of the line.  However, even if you are not a fan of the makeup the packaging alone is fabulous.  The packaging  features imagery from The Black Sitting.

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Large Eyeshadow – $21.00

  • How to Marry Soft White (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Preferred Blonde Pale Champagne Beige (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silver Screen True Silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Showgirl Dark Blue Grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Lipstick – $16.50

  • Pure Zen Frosted Warm Nude (Cremesheen)
  • Scarlett Ibis Bright Orange Red (Matte)
  • Love Goddess Mid-tone Pink Red (Satin)
  • Charmed I’m Sure Dark True Red (Matte)
  • Deeply Adored Deep Scarlet (Matte)

Dazzleglass – $21.50

  • Phiff! Sheer Yellow Peach (Frost)
  • Little Rock Soft Sheer White with Pearl (Frost)

False Lashes Mascara – $20.00

  • Extreme Black Black

Brow Finisher – $15.00

  • Clear Clear

Eye Kohl – $15.00

  • Fascinating Intense Matte White
  • Smolder Intense Black

Penultimate Eyeliner – $18.50

  • Rapidblack True Black

Penultimate Brow Marker – $18.50

Lashes – $16.00

  • 35 Lash

Powder Blush – $22.00

  • Legendary Pale Soft Coral (Satin)
  • The Perfect Cheek Neutral Pink Beige (Matte)

Beauty Powder – $28.00

  • Forever Marilyn Sheer Pale Peach Highlighter

Nail Lacquer – $17.50

  • Rich, Rich, Rich Glittery Gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich Deep Retro Wine (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Stage Red Dark Berry Red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True Red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Kid Orange Coral (Cream)

 

The Marilyn Monroe limited edition collection will be available online starting September 27th and at all MAC boutiques starting October 4th.  And like any good collection, once it is sold out it will be gone.

MAC Cosmetics VIVA Glam Raises $250 Million For AIDS FUND

MAC Cosmetics announced that their VIVA Glam makeup has raised $250 million for people affected by HIV and AIDS.  The VIVA Glam Campaign began in 1994 to raise funds for the MAC AIDS Fund.

MAC Viva Glam Lipglass

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Every penny of the $14.50 lipstick sales, of the VIVA Glam Lipsticks and Lipglasses go to the MAC AIDS Fund. Eighteen years ago, the bullet in passionate red was the first lipstick created directly to create awareness and go to men, women and children affected by the disease. VIVA Glam spokespeople are provocative and influential in their communities. These celebrities help create an amazing ad campaign that gets the buzz out.

Niki and Ricky

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The MAC VIVA campaign changes their celebrity spokesperson every 18-24 months. The first face of the campaign was RuPaul, followed by Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Eve, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga and many more celebrities lending their face to MAC.

The current campaign features both Nicki Minaj‘s “scene- stealing” pink and Ricky Martin‘s colourless lip conditioner.  Which can be purchased at any MAC Cosmetics store, MAC makeup counter, or online.