File this under:
So completely wrong.
Suitable for only a clown.
Impossible to wear.
Perfect for Halloween or other costume parties.
Stunningly horrific (and by the The Beauty Bug means, it’s so bad you can’t take your eyes off of it)
Wouldn’t even wear it on a dare.
Now, let’s ask the guys what they think about MAC’s new collection:
“The colors remind me of a parrot.”
“Looks like she’s going to do a war-dance – maybe she’s an extra from Braveheart?”
“Did she just have a blue-raspberry slurpee?
OK, The Beauty Bug has made her point.
MAC’s marketing states: “Not for style wimps, fashion wusses, or the tone-timid (or for any sane person who has some sense of style)”
Don’t get The Beauty Bug wrong, most of the time She’s the president of the MAC fan club, but She’s embarrassed by this collection. Of course the model in the picture above is more for arts sake, but what it comes down to is that it’s just not wearable. Period.
The most outrageous element in the collection is the blue lipstick. The only place that it may be suitable for is the runway, and even then it would be a struggle to make it look flattering. The lipsticks and the eye shadows are almost like conversation pieces – items placed on a coffee table or in bathroom to spark interest, but never intended to be taken seriously.
So, can this collection be worn at all? Individual pieces, if anything – although in case you couldn’t tell, The Beauty Bug wouldn’t be caught dead in any of the eye shadows or lipsticks. But, to take the collection down to the consumer level, MAC and Eve have partnered up once again, and Eve is wearing select colors from the collection in her new video. Brilliant marketing. While she can pull it off and get away with it because she has her own makeup artist, and it’s appropriate for flashy, glitzy video shoots, The Beauty Bug still maintains her stance. Surely, this collection won’t sell out as most of MAC’s collections do. And one last tip, if you must wear any of the elements from this collection, take a hint from what the guys said, and don’t wear it out on a date!
If nothing else, at least MAC is true to their word – the line is without a doubt “shocking”.