MAC Cosmetics, the Torontonian makeup manufacturing company founded back in 1984 and now headquartered in New York City, has officially decided to dive head first into a deal with Bao Bao Wan, a Chinese fine jewelry company founded by Bao Bao Wan herself, the granddaughter of former Chairman of the National People’s Congress Wan Li. While Wan embodies the very essence of the modern Chinese woman, MAC caters to that very same market among so many others with the very real need for quality cosmetics. “Every piece of my jewellery represents myself and a generation of Chinese women who are fragile yet very bold and crazy,” Bao Bao declared to Time Magazine. It appears as if the very delicate yet bold nature of the Chinese has been captured with timeless pieces of artistic talent, a prospect on which MAC Cosmetics has decided to capitalize on with the latest MAC Bao Bao Wan spring 2015 makeup line.
Bao Bao Wan is currently easily described as China’s number one socialite, artist, pop philosopher, muse and jewelry designer, according to both official records and fan reviews. Without a doubt, she certainly exudes an air of sophistication, while decked out in luxury and showing off a bit of an edge that every modern woman has. The soft always has a harsher side to it and Wan shows it off perfectly.
The new MAC Bao Bao Wan spring 2015 makeup collection has been inspired by gemstone colors, with nine new products to be released within the next month. “I’m very conservative with makeup color, and I’m very much about gold shades. I used my logic and my senses: I didn’t want any crazy colours in the collection, and I wanted it to be practical and to suit every skin tone,” Wan told WWD. It certainly is a good thing too since we definitely love our gold shades as well and the metallic are in when it comes to the runway makeup trends!
The collaboration of the two brands has been written about time and again over the last few months, as fans of both the jewelry and the cosmetics have expressed anticipation for the new products. To be released in the month of March this year on the MAC Cosmetics website, the collection includes some intriguing pieces!
MAC Bao Bao Veluxe Pearl Fusion Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)
This lovely eyeshadow palette is meant to be both a new and limited edition item that you certainly will want to get your hands on as soon as possible.
• Bao Bao’s Jewels
MAC Bao Bao Wan Illuminating Beauty Powder ($28.00) (Limited Edition)
This illuminating beauty powder is sure to light up your face, and all for an easy $28 USD.
• Summer Opal
MAC Bao Bao Wan Lipstick ($17.50)
There are four different types of lipsticks available in the collection, all going for $17.50. We are looking at a gorgeous nude lustre Romantic Breakdown, an orange matte Forbidden Sunset, a pink matte Burmese Kiss, and a lilac matte Lavender Jade. Each has its own unique look and is perfectly aligned for the spring and summer seasons, even stretching into the pre-fall and autumn months.
MAC Bao Bao Wan Nail Lacquer ($13.50) (Limited Edition)
The limited edition polishes for the nails come in three different colors and are to be available for $13.50 each. We’re definitely loving the jewel tones that we’ll be able to wear through this awesome collaboration between high fashion jewelry and everyone’s favorite cosmetics brand.
• Sunset Tourmaline
• Kashmir Blue
• Imperial Green
Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics