Take a sneak peek at the Min Liu for M.A.C collection

Take a sneak peek at the Min Liu for M.A.C collection

Modern China

Text: Renée Batchelor

If you're a fan of Miss MIN designs and quirky-cool beauty products, you'll adore the pieces in this new M.A.C collection

M.A.C is always challenging itself with coming up with new and exciting collaborations, and the newest kid on the block is one with Chinese designer Min Liu. Her Miss MIN label is known for its modern take on chinoiserie — think silk souvenir jackets and sexy cutout details on printed silk fabric. Her makeup collection meanwhile, references elements of Chinese mythology and folklore — you'll see traditional scenery embossed on the makeup and a fresh palette of pinks, red and blacks. On the collaboration, Min Liu said, "M.A.C Cosmetics is an innovator of celebrating individuals, much like the essence of Ms MIN. The inspiration that guided this collaboration came from an ancient masterpiece about Chinese mythology culture, spirituality and folklore in the presence of nature. Energy, like beauty in fashion, flows and shifts over time. I find fashion and beauty to be the collision of personal expression of self, today being different than tomorrow, capturing our ying and yang, and the discovery of our quiet and our riot.
M.A.C Pearl Matte Face Powder in First Waves
The collection has a certain energy and flow in terms of both the colour palette selected and the designs imprinted on the products. A standout for us is the Pearl Matte Face Powder in First Waves, which looks almost like it was plucked from a Chinese landscape painting, yet has face and cheek colours that are addictively wearable. M.A.C's group creative director James Gager felt that Min was a natural choice for this partnership. He said, "
We've continually loved Min's collections. It's been amazing to watch her become the force in contemporary Chinese design she is today. We're fascinated with her modern take on traditional Chinese motifs, making us want to find a way to work together. When we first met, she brought a piece of fabric with indomitable red, deep peony pink and metallic details, which became the centerpiece of the collection's design.  It's been a joy to partner with Min to create a subtle and elegant collection. I can't wait to show the entire world the result!"

From $34 to $115. At M.A.C counters and stores from 14 April