Since high school, I’ve been secretly infatuated with graffiti. Not the opportunistic I’m-just-gonna-scrawl-my-name-wherever-I-can variety, but the artistic, elaborate pieces that take some thought to design and have a message. And since makeup is my own favorite art form, I’ve been playing around with it for just about the same amount of time. So, I’m sure you can imagine how psyched I was to find out that global cosmetics giant, MAC, inked a huge deal with Parisian graffiti artist, Fafi.
The pair launched a limited edition collection inspired by her self-titled saucy animations, the chick-a-boom characters (a.k.a. Fafinettes). Fafi’s been tagging her adorable creations with heart-kissed cheeks on the walls in her hometown of Toulouse, France since 1994.The Fafi- MAC collaboration couldn’t be more fitting. With their toned-down skin, girly pouts and poppy eyes, Fafi’s girlsâ€“they have names, too. Eriko, Monoka and Ermineâ€“embody what MAC stands for, playfulness with a sophisticated twist. The collection, available now, includes bright-hued eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes, and pancake foundations with the Fafinettes emblazoned on the packaging.
When artâ€“real artâ€“and beauty collide it’s a gorgeous thing.
When Ayren was too young for makeup, she’d put “shine” (a.k.a. petroleum jelly) on her lips and then color hair nails with crayons (hey, at least she wasn’t drawing on the walls). Ayren’s beauty obsession has since become a career. She now spends most of her time interviewing top hair stylists and makeup artists (who DO use petroleum jelly on celebrities during photo shoots), sniffing out the sweetest scents from around the world and tracking each and every new product launch – the good, the bad and the ugly. Little-girl dreams can come true.