The lipstick we want: M.A.C x Giambattista Valli

The lipstick we want: M.A.C x Giambattista Valli

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Text: Renée Batchelor

M.A.C has announced a new collaboration with Giambattista Valli and we fell in love with the plush colours and simple, but ingenious packaging

What's not to love about M.A.C's latest collaboration with Italian designer Giambattista Valli? Though it will only be available in September, when images of the five lipsticks hit the web, online beauty lovers went gaga for its bold imagery, timeless colours and beautiful packaging.

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Each lipstick comes encased in packaging that perfectly matches the lipstick shade, such that the case seems almost superfluous. The colour-matched tubes also mean that you can easily identify the shade inside — no more opening and closing lippies or rummaging through your purse.

Meanwhile, the campaign images perfectly captures Valli's lush romanticism. As for the lipstick shades, they range from light to dark. Pick from Bianca B, a pale, white-pink as worn on the campaign model (above) or Eugenie, a super-dark cherry with blue undertones. All of the five lipsticks come in Fall's must-have finish — matte — making them parodoxically very now, but also very 90s. 

$34 each. Available at M.A.C counters and stores in September