Makeup artists are the underrated artisans of the modern world. Forget YouTube and Instagram makeup tutorials. We're talking the old school experts who pioneered makeup products, have worked with the best photographers, stylists and models and set the trends that you end up copying via their editorial and runway creations. M.A.C which actually stands for Makeup Art Cosmetics understands the importance of these pioneering artists and has chosen to work with three of them — Kabuki, James Kaliardos and Diane Kendal — on their individual collections. Dubbed the M.A.C Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection, you can expect 50 products come January next year.
Says M.A.C's James Gager, "Makeup professionals embody the spirit and heritage of the M.A.C culture. Legendary makeup artists Kabuki, James Kaliardos and Diane Kendal have been a part of the M.A.C family for many years, keying our shows at fashion weeks around the globe and working on our various visual campaigns. It was only natural that we collaborate with these artistic visionaries, each revealing their distinct makeup personalities, on an extensive 50 piece collection." Hear from the three makeup geniuses themselves on what their collections will be like.
"M∙A∙C gave me complete freedom with this collection and turned my wish list into reality. Whether you're a makeup artist or if you just like getting dolled up, I think you will love the colors, textures and long-lasting wearability of these products."
"I've been using M.A.C since I started working as a makeup artist and I am thrilled to work with them on this collection. I drew inspiration from their archive of colors that I've loved and used over the years. I want every woman using my products to feel beautiful and confident by being able to perfect her look in an easy to use way."
"Working with M∙A∙C in a variety of ways over the years — be it on shows or campaigns — I have always loved their products and this is reflected in my work and my kit, as I am always fully stocked with M.A.C. I'm very excited to have been asked to collaborate on this collection with James (Kaliardos) and Kabuki as we all have our own distinct styles which will compliment and show case the collection to its fullest."
Available in January 2017 at M.A.C counters and stores