I honestly think MAC Cosmetics are picking stranger and stranger people to collaborate with. The latest is Brooke Shields, which would have been fitting for the actress, author, and former model about 20 years ago but now? I’m just not so sure.
Back in the day Brooke was a gorgeous model and these days she is still a striking woman. I loved her in Suddenly Susan but she isn’t a person I would think of when it comes to remarkable style or gorgeous facial features. While her eyebrows have always been a bit of a topic amongst beauty watchers, no one can deny that her big, dark brows are now completely on-trend. So what does this mean for an entire cosmetic collection created in part by her? Let’s take a closer look.
Shields is adamant that she was involved in every part of the creation process, so this isn’t just another collection with a face slapped on it. Reportedly, this will be the largest celebrity collaboration collection to date at 15 units. Prices range from USA $17 to $85, with the most expensive item being the 16-shade eye-shadow palette. It’s the first time MAC Cosmetics has done a celebrity palette so large, and it includes a full scope of finishes and shades from soft golden peach beige to matte black.
Naturally, the collection contains some brow products in the form of Veluxe Brow Liner in a midtone muted gray, $20, and a brow set with clear gel, $17. Two Veluxe Pearl Fusion Shadows, $44 each, will be offered, as will a Cremeblend Blush Duo, $31; two shades of lipstick, $22 each; a bronzer, $27.50; two Lipglasses, each $22; two shades of nail lacquer, each $17, and Optimum Black Opulash mascara, $17.
The most bizarre thing about the collection is the dramatic departure from MAC’s classic black packaging. The Brooke Shields collection will be packaged in grey with orange accents, modelled off the colour scheme she used to redecorate her New York West Village home.
The collection goes on sale October 2, 2014 at all North American MAC stores. International stores will receive it late October.
What do you think of this collaboration? Would you buy anything from the Brooke Shields collection? Let me know by commenting below!
Image sources: Steve Eichner, Valentino, WWD
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