One of the reasons for MAC Cosmetics’ broad appeal: the brand’s celebratory stance towards women of all races and ethnic backgrounds. Foundation, powder and concealer offerings explore a myriad of rosy, coral-tinged, beige, tan, olive, hazelnut, caramel, chocolate brown, and mahogany hues, while lipsticks and eye shadows are developed to flatter this plethora of skin tones. Most recently, MAC collaborated with its Directory of Makeup Artistry for India, Mickey Contractor, on a limited-edition cosmetics collection incorporating foundations and concealers designed specifically for women of Middle Eastern and Indian decent, as well as eye shadows, lipsticks, and lip glosses in vibrant, intensely pigmented, electrifying colors worthy of the Bollywood aesthetic that Contractor himself helped to define.
The collection, then, incorporates Fluidline gel liners in metallic emerald green and deep turquoise blue, nodding to jewel toned Indian saris; runway-ready electric pink lipsticks matched with neutral, flesh-tones hues; and powder eye shadows in churidar-ready bright greens and fuchsias, as well as an eye shadow quad including deep earthy tones reminiscent of Indo-Islamic architectural structures.
Though the entire collection is rather solid, the standout product here is the Athma eyeshadow quad, which seamlessly incorporates a creamy sandy camel, a reddish brown with plum undertones, a dusky coal black, and a coppery brown with gold glitter particles.
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