Richard Phillips surprised even himself with this project. Using the expert skills of a photo-retoucher, he subjected his own painting to a M·A·C makeover with the new eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks. Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips’ 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on an episode of the scandalous Gossip Girl – a sign of the times! Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s advertisments and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. His bold and beautiful portraits are highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, so relevant to everything M·A·C artistry is all about. A collection of Eye Shadow quads, Lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!
Powder Blush ($18)
Notable – dirty brick red
The Perfect Cheek - dirty pale pink
Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad ($36)
Fresh Approach - cool mint green
Grey Range - deep blue green
Image Maker - dirty grey green
Photo Realism - gold shimmer with gold pearl
Private Viewing Eyeshadow Quad ($36)
In the Gallery – dirty blue pink
Lightfall – pale pink
Look at the Eyes – light violet
Private Viewing – deep brown plum
Skintone Eyeshadow Quad ($36)
Notoriety - dirty brown with gold pearl
Rich & Earthy - rich coral bronze
Skintone 1 - light white pink
Skintone 2 - dirty gold
Plush Lash Mascara ($12)
Plushblack - black
New Spirit – light yellow coral
On Display – purple with yellow pearl
Personal Taste – dirty rose with pink and gold pearl
Famous for her whimsical visual diaries, Maira Kalman performed a bit of magic with M·A·C’s new Technakohl Eye Liners and Eye Shadows, instantly drafting a captivating look at a stranger. Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. 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!
Marilyn Minter, equally at home in art and fashion, has a penchant for iridescence that made her a perfect candidate for M·A·C’s glitter pigments, putting them to utterly seductive use. Minter’s erotic imagery 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 M·A·C wants to say about all-inclusiveness – we’re ALL beautiful sometimes. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper or Gold Glitter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen – and desired.
While out and about in West Hollywood, Gwen Stefani wore a sheer white asymmetrical T-shirt over a bright blue bra, harem pants, snakeskin Louboutins, and a blue bag. So what do you think of this look? Is Gwen rocking a fabulously casual or seriously drab look?
Michelle Monaghan looked sexy and sophisticated in a navy Rachel Roy dress at the NYC screening of Inlgourious Basterds. The dress was simple, but oh so chic. The bold shoulders gave it a bit of an 80s vibe, but didn’t overdo it. The Manolo Blahnik heels was also a nice complement to the dress.