Beauty

By Amy Sciaretto

M*A*C -easily one of my most favorite brands- releases celeb and fashion collabs with the greatest of frequency. Hello Kitty, Miss Piggy, Gareth Pugh, Heatherette and Daphne Guinness are just a few names that pop into our minds. M*A*C’s Iris Apfel collection, which is “inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time,” is not for the faint of heart nor for the fearer of color!

The Apfel collection is vivid and vivacious, like the New York businesswoman and fashion icon it was named for and who helped create it.

Here’s how to wear some of our faves in this limited edition range.

I’ll admit it. I’m a fair-skinned girl. My uniform is black-lined eyes, lash extensions (long, voluminous and curled, like Kim Kardashian, but classier!) and pale pink or golden glossed lips. I don’t “do” bright, matte lipstick. Then, these items crossed my desk and I got the idea to try a super bold hue (Morange Amplified Creme Lipstick in the Apfel collection) paired with completely naked skin, unlined eyes and my nerdy black “sexy librarian” glasses. The result? Instant sex appeal. Try it!

Beauty Powder in Too Chic can do one of three things for you: add a sheen-like finish to your foundation, add a kiss of shimmery peach blush or act as a highlighter for brows and cheekbones. Bonus points: it’s soft enough to wear with Morange, which sort of screams “I work alone!”

Howzat Eye Shadow is a sparkly charcoal which, like Apfel herself, never, ever goes out of style. Add it to your smoky eye product repertoire and it’ll work with whatever products or brands you already use for the smoke out.

Lastly, don’t wait for summer to wear Nail Lacquer in Toco Toucan. It’s an attention-seeking magenta, similar to a Balenciaga motorcycle bag I own from ’05. Top toes with this shade all winter long and feel your spirits lift. Save some for spring at the first sign of sandal season, too.

All products available at M*A*C counters and MACCosmetics.com. Run, don’t walk. It’s limited edition and should fly off shelves.

Originally published January 2012
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber


BN Shop

Beautyscopes


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day


Social Media


Latest News
  • Vin Luxe wine aerator
  • Metro Home – Class Up Your Wine Time
  • Whether you’ve devoted half of your basement to a sommelier’s dream cellar or cleared out a cupboard above your fridge to house the odd bottle of Two Buck Chuck, you deserve to feel a little bit fancy when it’s time for a glass of wine. Here are a few affordable, user friendly products that will have your feeling <... >

  • Stadler Form heater-fan
  • Metro Home – A Breath of Fresh Air
  • After a long, crazy (for most of us … whoo) winter, spring is finally peeking around the corner. It’s dying to jump right in and give us some much-needed sandal weather, but winter isn’t quite through with us yet! While the seasons battle for control of our climate, here are a few great products to <... >



BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.





Visit Fashion Industry Network