MAC | Style Black Collection


Black lips, black lids, black nails – all black everything. In 1995, Mary J. Blige had girls running to the beauty supply store for black lipstick when her “Not Gon’ Cry” video debuted. In fall 2008, Yves Saint Laurent models were the talk of the town as they strutted down the runway with glossy, black lips. During Fashion Week Fall 2009, bold, deeply hued lips dominated the runway. This very daring look has made its way from fashion shows to print. In YRB Mag’s September issue, Kim Kardashian graced the cover and was featured in their fall spread in completely goth makeup & a black bowl cut to boot.

In conjunction with this DARK & lovely trend, MAC is releasing its newest collection — Style Black. MAC describes this dramatic collection as “a celebration of going madly, deliriously noir.” While the vast majority of the collection is black, there are touches of color sprinkled throughout. Violets, silver, deep blues and complimentary golds break up the monotony and minimize the goth overtones. As with every MAC collection, some products are brand spankin’ new, while others are part of MAC’s “permanent” roster. The highlights of the Style Black Collection are the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask. How can you have a black beauty collection without volcanic ash?!! Now of course there is black lipstick, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. For those of you who are afraid of a little black lipstick wand, deep violet lips are your best bet.

The U.S. launch for Style Black is TODAY September 24, 2009 (online & in-store)

The U.K. launch is October 2009

Price Range: $12 – $23

Product List:

Eyes: Mineralize Eyeshadows (Gilt By Association, Young Punk, Cinderfella, Blue Flame), Penultimate Eyeliner, Greaspaint Stick, Smolder Eye Kohl
Lips: Black Knight Lipstick, Mattene Lipstick (Night Violet, Midnight Media)l Glimmerglass (Blackware, Bling Black, Blackfire)
Face: Cream Colour Base (Black, Bat Black), Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask
Nails: Nail Lacquer (Nocturnelle, Seriously Hip, Baby Goth Girl)
Tools: 214 Short Shader Brush

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  1. The mineralize shadows in the new collection are GREAT!

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