I'm one of these people that lives for artist collabs. Does anyone remember the MAC x Hello Kitty collab? How about the Iris Apfel one? Liberty of London anyone?
I recall going to so many MAC stores just to hunt down a particular lipstick shade from the Iris collab with no luck. Instead, I ended up getting a bottle of nail polish, also under her collab, in the most stunning vibrant pink that I've ever seen.
I'm one of those weirdos who loves limited edition stuff. I always have been and I always will. I much prefer having something that's made in small quantities versus something everyone has.
Take, Gucci's insanely popular Dionysus bag. When I bought mine, I thought the red suede was a seasonal colour and the style was a limited release and yet here we are, almost two years later and it's still available.
A lot of the appeal has actually been taken away no thanks to Instagram. To this day I launch the app and I still see the bag everywhere. If I just saw it less, I might still be wearing mine but instead, I'm thinking of putting it up for sale.
SHOP MAC x RLM
Look, we all have are ride-or-die faves (MAC's Twig? Ruby Woo anyone?), but a limited edish artist collab keeps the mystique alive between us and our favourite brands.
It gets us excited about something fresh and let's be real, it gets us flocking to the cosmetics counter, which is all any brand wants right?
When the MAC x Robert Lee Morris collab landed on my desk for review, I couldn't wait to dive in but I'd have to wait a couple of more weeks since I was traveling most of November.
I especially love the contour brush, which has some weight to it, thanks to the designer's touch and his love of playing with metals.
Actually, the whole collection reminds me of iron and brass and I love how RLM's artistic voice really came through in this collab.
I became familiar with Morris's work about a decade ago when I was deep in my Elizabeth & James obsession. (For those who don't know, E&J is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's contemporary fashion line.)
The Olsen twins interviewed Morris for their book Influence and even collaborated with him on limited edition pieces of jewelry back in the day. I'm fortunate to own one of those pieces, a brass necklace with a half moon sculptural piece in the center, which I still have to this day.
I credit the Olsen Twins for giving me the confidence to embrace my personal style and I have to give props to them for making me aware of Morris's work. It's fabulous to see MAC shining the spotlight on this phenomenal artist who's truly a master at working with metals.
The MAC x Robert Lee Morris collection is beautiful. The shades are insanely flattering, the packaging is sculptural, truly unique works of art and 100% worth picking up. They are limited edition and available now so don't wait if you want anything.
MAC X ROBERT LEE MORRIS Powder Compacts
Face Powder (top) in Light Plus, $45
Powder Blush in Rhubarb, (deep maroon), right, $39
Powder Blush in Peach (bright gold), bottom, $39
Powder Blush in Linda (soft pink/bronze), left, $39
MAC X ROBERT LEE MORRIS Small Mirror Compact, $20
MAC X ROBERT LEE MORRIS Mattene Lipsticks, $25
From left to right:
Lychee (soft nude pink )
Persimmon (warm peach nude)
Pumpkin (warm pink)
Concorde Grape (dirty cool mauve)
Fig (deepened reddened rose)