MAC's Mixtape Madness

Clara Brannigan reviews MAC's highly-anticipated collaboration collection.  Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino has teamed up with MAC cosmetics for the first time. What makes this collaboration different to others comes from Scott’s extensive fashion industry experience that he can transfer into makeup. Scott is anything but subtle in his aesthetic, his career, and his personal life. The line is expected to be full of manic colours, intense shimmers, and highlighter hues. Make-up lines have been under pressure to step up their diversity following Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line, and this appears to be the collaboration for just that.MAC has created looks for Scott’s fashion shows for several seasons. Scott has always been passionate about make up, making it a key feature of his shows. Scott told Vogue that working on a fashion show is “like working on a silent film.” Scott has expressed his admiration for MAC as they bring a pure slice of high fashion and professionalism.These two brands will combine to produce a vibrant and eclectic collection unlike any other. He has taken inspiration from his relationships with musicians like Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj who have never shied away from bold outfits and dramatic make-up looks. The diversity of customers’ skin tones and undertones has been taken into consideration, as well as colour combinations for different styles and colourings. Scott has aimed to create the ultimate beauty mixtape, where colour shifts from the runway into everyday lives to create self-experimentation and expression.There is something for everyone in this collection. For darker complexions there is bold flashes that are full of contrast like the shade ‘Violetta,’ a bright purple lip within the ‘Future Emotion’ lip palette. The palette, priced at €30, contains nine striking colours like ‘Carmine Rouge,’ a deep red with bluish undertones, and other tones that will pop on pale or darker skin tones. The boombox-shaped eye shadows come in 29 shades ranging from hot fuchsia to lime green and retails at €65. The Cheek palette ‘Acoustica’ consists of pearly powder highlight, a matte bronzing powder, and a mid-tone pink blush with a satin finish, priced at €30.The detail, and dynamic range of this line, showcases Scott’s commitment; he did not just stamp his name on generic products. The collection will debut on February 8th at selected MAC stores. This collection is an ode to 90s hip-hop, projecting a kaleidoscope of colours. It certainly appears to be an iconic launch that may be worth the investment.