MAC Cosmetics is known for its colorful and bold makeup collaborations with designers and style influencers. But now, the popular beauty brand is teaming up with streetwear brand NICOPANDA to deliver one of its memorable – and adorable – collabs yet.
The upcoming Spring 2018 line includes five daring lipsticks (including some eye-catching unconventional colors like “Galactic Mint”), cute Panda makeup brushes, faux lashes, sparkling lip glosses, and colorful eyeshadow quads – all housed in precious and on-brand panda packaging. As an all-time first for the brand, NICOPANDA also designed glitter “face jewelry” temporary tattoos that add a layer of playfulness to your look.
Designer Nicola Formichetti said that collection is “very fashion and sophisticated, but it’s a touch of that youthful energy that you want to feel by putting makeup on, which I think is definitely missing in the market. Sometimes we take things very seriously and we forget to have fun.”
“No one just wants to buy a lipstick. It has to be more than that,” he added. “For me, NICOPANDA represents creativity and diversity and playfulness. It’s so important to include everybody in the world, and to have products and messaging for everybody. The most important message is positivity. It has to be a normal thing in the near future.”
We love the driving force behind these designs – and the finished products bring out all of our inner child-like makeup imagination. Which was exactly the point.
“For me, beauty is about creativity, freedom, and fun. Beauty can be the most simple and natural look or something totally over-the-top and crazy because it’s an opportunity to both empower and express,” the designer explained. “It’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful.”
Formichetti has worked behind-the-scenes on MAC campaigns in the past, so it’s a perfect career move for his own label to team up with them on this exciting launch. The MAC Nicopanda line will debut on maccosmetics.com starting on April 5, 2018 and then arrive at in-store makeup counters starting on April 11. Prices are set to range from $18 to $50.