MAC McQueen: Get Cleopatra's Look, Sans Poisonous Asps - Beauty Addict

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

MAC McQueen: Get Cleopatra's Look, Sans Poisonous Asps

So I'm a little late to the party on this, but I think it's because I've been spending too much time drooling over this collection to actually post it!

MAC's McQueen collection is a genius collaboration between makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and designer Alexander McQueen, echoing the look at McQueen's Fall 2007 show.

Elizabeth Taylor's portrayal of Cleopatra is so iconic that I'm just head over heels seeing it reinterpreted in this collection. I absolutely love it; the look is so striking and dramatic.

Of course you might not want to do this whole look at home, but you can certainly use the colors in this collection to capture the spirit of it...winged eyes, mannequin-esque skin, sculpted cheeks, strong brows, nude lips.

This marks the first time McQueen has worked with a cosmetics company, and I hope he's pleased with the result...this collection is magnificent!

Details on all 16 products are below (12 are limited edition). The collection hits MAC stores and counters in just a few days, so keep your (cat) eyes peeled!

Haunting - Sea green (veluxe pearl) (LE)
Nile - Soft royal blue with white pearl (veluxe pearl) (LE)
Pagan - Yellow lime green with yellow pearl (veluxe pearl) (LE)

Masque - Rosy pink (satin) (LE)
Archetype - Light gold (lustre) (LE)

Nothingless - Baby pink with white pearl (LE)
White Magic - White gold with yellow pearl (LE)

Kohl Power
Black Karat - Black with gold pearl (frost) (LE)
Feline - Rich black (LE)
Jealous - Black with green pearl (LE)

Paint Pots
Electro Sky - Royal intense blue (LE)
Pharaoh - Creamy yellow green (LE)
Otherworldly - Mid tone sea blue (LE)

Mineralize Skinfinish
New Vegas - Golden beige with bronze pearl (LE)

Eye Brow
Velvetone - Film noir black

No. 20 - Half lash, natural black