M.A.C Presents Marcel Wanders Collection

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“If I have a basic motivation, it’s to inspire people to make their life a Masterpiece!” Is that not what we do every day at M·A·C? So it is that the Dutch industrial designer known for everything from his “Happy Hour” Chandelier to his “futuresonic” way with old Delft porcelain, and for co-founding now-iconic design collective Droog AND the amusing, classicism-meets-futurism objects of his own group, Moooi (from the Dutch word for “beauty,” but with an extra “o” for extra-beautiful!) wandered HERE…It had to be! M·A·C partners with Marcel Wanders his first foray into the world of cosmetics and design sophisticates (and people with innate and irreverent tastes) will be bonkers for these limited-edition Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Sheer Mystery Powder, Air of Style Scent Concentrate and his signature brush and clutch creations, not least of all for their arresting packaging fine collectors’ items all! But also for the rich palette, inspired by 17th Century Flemish painting, and particularly Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and the idea of an artist painting a portrait, and falling in love. “Always, with a sense of love in the product…” he says. Marcel speaks our M·A·C language.

MAC Marcel Wanders Collection India

FALSE LASHES

  • False Black

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS BRUSH

 

MAC Marcel Wanders Brush Review

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS LIPSTICK

  • Martha
  • Gesina
  • Catharina
  • Digna –

 

MAC MarcelWanders-Lipstick-Martha Review

 

 

 

 

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M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS LIP GLOSS

  • Mary – Light gold
  • Beatrix – Golden nude
  • Aleydis – Fuchsia
  • Gertruyd – Blackened red

 

MAC MarcelWanders-Lipglass-Beatrix Review

 

AIR OF STYLE SCENT CONCENTRATE

  • Air of Style scent in a solid perfume formula

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS SHEER MYSTERY POWDER

  • Light Medium – Pale ivory
  • Medium Plus – Tan beige

 

MAC MarcelWanders-SheerMysteryPowder Review

 

  • M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS BRUSH CLUTCH

 

MAC Wander Brush Clutch Review

Q&A WITH MARCEL WANDERS

How did this collaboration with M·A·C come about? I was talking with a journalist friend of mine about how I felt it would be interesting to work on a project with cosmetics, and I thought of M·A·C. I like to work for women men are boring but women are exciting!

The breadth of your collaborations is amazing, ranging from crystal (Baccarat), homewards (Target), interior accessories (B&B Italia), fragrance (Cacharel), lighting (Flos), bags (Mandarina Duck) beach wear (Puma) to, of course, contemporary interior design and furniture. What was exciting to you about designing makeup? Makeup is such a wonderful invention. Women paint themselves to be beautiful, and have done so for thousands of years. This fundamental idea, and the way that it connects to art first women paint themselves, then the painter takes his brushes to paint her immediately interested me.

What was your inspiration for the collaboration? Coming from the Netherlands, Vermeer is my culture and “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in particular inspired me. He is the most important painter in the world to me to revisit his work was fascinating. It’s such a contrast with the way we work now, which in the last few hundred years has become so mechanical. Vermeer is relevant to me because he represents the idea that there’s an interesting story to tell if you look to your world in a more poetic and loving way. Designing beauty packaging immediately made me think of the painterly connection I mentioned before. We are creating striking tools for women to paint and make themselves beautiful.

Your philosophy is “Here to create an environment of Love…Live with Passion and make our most Exciting Dreams come True”; how does this apply to your collection with M·A·C? That statement is about everything that we do here. For this collection, it’s about how we’ve created a dream. Like a painter from the Golden Age and his passion, we today use the same tools as Vermeer did 400 years ago to create beauty. It’s a very exciting and beautiful sentiment to me I feel it’s an elevating and uplifting idea to connect the past and the future in this way. Take the wonderfully intricate Luxe Brush; it was hand milled in Japan as a very classical way of giving lightness to objects. It gives common tools a beauty beyond their functionality.

What was your idea behind the Clutch Bag/Brush Roll? This is the pièce de résistance and exemplifies how to take a simple and utilitarian object from the painters’ past and translate it into a glamorous modern accessory. The shape derives from how a painter would store his brushes in a textile roll, but the ribbon and stone closure turns it into something beautiful to carry. It transforms into your own personal mobile vanity set.

It’s interesting to me that there’s a fragrance in the lineup. How do you feel about this? Beauty to me only arrives once all the senses discover it at the same time. Fragrance is a great way to make it all work together, to complete a whole vision of beauty.

Is there a common design ethos throughout all your works? In my studio we find many different ways to connect projects. I want my work to be a family. I love them to be connected, so I do use a lot of the same design metaphors between different projects. The idea of using current technology to make objects which are completely modern, but that look back in time to when things were handcrafted before the industrial revolution.

Were you involved in the specific shade names of these products? Yes, the names of the products themselves are steeped in Vermeer, named after the women lovers, sisters, wives, mother in his life. It’s important to me that every detail of the collection works together. I would love to make things that are meaningful and emotional, not just practical. To me it’s not superficial, it’s about having a deeper relationship with the things in your life other than just ‘needing’ them. The collection is based on the idea that your tools can be your jewels.

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS

“If I have a basic motivation, it’s to inspire people to make their life a Masterpiece!” Is that not what we do every day at M·A·C? So it is that the Dutch industrial designer known for everything from his “Happy Hour” Chandelier to his “futuresonic” way with old Delft porcelain, and for co-founding now-iconic design collective Droog AND the amusing, classicism-meets-futurism objects of his own group, Moooi (from the Dutch word for “beauty,” but with an extra “o” for extra-beautiful!) wandered HERE…It had to be! M·A·C partners with Marcel Wanders his first foray into the world of cosmetics and design sophisticates (and people with innate and irreverent tastes) will be bonkers for these limited-edition Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Sheer Mystery Powder, Air of Style Scent Concentrate and his signature brush and clutch creations, not least of all for their arresting packaging fine collectors’ items all! But also for the rich palette, inspired by 17th Century Flemish painting, and particularly Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and the idea of an artist painting a portrait, and falling in love. “Always, with a sense of love in the product…” he says. Marcel speaks our M·A·C language.

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS LIPSTICK Martha – Golden champagne with pearl/frost (Frost) Gesina – Red with slight pinkish undertones (Cream) Catharina – Fuchsia (Cream) Digna – Blackened red (Cream)

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS LIP GLOSS Mary – Light gold Beatrix – Golden nude Aleydis – Fuchsia Gertruyd – Blackened red

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS SHEER MYSTERY POWDER Light Medium – Pale ivory Medium Plus – Tan beige

AIR OF STYLE SCENT CONCENTRATE Air of Style Air of Style scent in a solid perfume formula

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS BRUSH CLUTCH

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS BRUSH

What will be your pick from MAC Marcel Wanders collection??

37 COMMENTS

  1. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: its original press release ???

    ana everything is so good looking :inlove: :inlove:
    would def. pick the lipstick

    • Aarthi it comes only with the clutch excluding the brushes :D:D and I am not aware about the prices though in US it was of $78

  2. Yet another collection from MAC so soon? 😯 😯 I don’t even have one MAC product with me :smug:
    And that lipstick and lip gloss look good 🙂 What is mystery powder ?:-) And I want that clutch alone right away :smug: :smug:

  3. i thought I’ll teach you some good stuff! But no! You planning to expose my plans 😯 😯 Me no more telling my plans here :smug: :smug:

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