Love it: the M.A.C X Prabal Gurung collection

As a child, Singapore-born fashion designer Prabal Gurung loved watching his mother get ready for nights out after work. There is a confidence that comes with a bare face transformed by a few swipes of mascara and lip gloss, the designer has said, that he’s always found inspiring.
He has partnered with M.A.C for years to get his models runway-ready for his Fashion Week shows, so it was no surprise that when the designer announced he has partnered with an iconic makeup brand for a full-blown beauty collection it was the legendary M.A.C.
“Creating this line has certainly been emotional for me,” Gurung said in a statement. “I think back to the beauty products on my mother’s vanity that I saw growing up and how much they resonated with me. It’s pretty incredible to be in a position to now be developing my own.”
Two years in the making, the line features an absolutely killer bronzing powder, eye shadow duo, lipstick and more, and is designed to exude the same feeling of luxury and beauty that Gurung brings to each and every one of his collections.
The packaging of the products itself is inspired by the jewelled minaudieres of the 1920’s, making them far too beautiful to stay in your bathroom cabinet or handbag by half. Intended to “make a woman feel beautiful even before she puts the makeup on”, Gurung said that each piece was designed to “enhance” the natural beauty of the wearer. As with his clothing collections, Gurung said he wanted the makeup collection to represent what the person actually wearing the makeup “stands for…I’ve always been interested in intelligent, beautiful women who are aware of the space they occupy and the relationship they have with fashion and the world, not just herself.”
My picks from the range - which hits counters on December 1 - are the aforementioned matte bronzer (perfect for summer parties), the superbly neutral Terre eye shadow duo and Light English Red, which is actually a sheer, beige-y nude lipstick.


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