MAC Chenman Love & Water Collection in Singapore

March 3, 2012

At the Shop MAC Cook MAC event, I happened to see the MAC Chen Man ((陳漫/陈曼) collection, a collaboration between MAC and acclaimed Chinese photographer Chen Man, who is well known for her colour sensibilities.

East meets West. A sensual colour collection created in collaboration with Beijing-born fashion photographer, Chen Man, inspired by her infatuation with love and water, yin and yang, pink and blue.


This article and this article throw some light on its creation.

According to the NY Mag piece:

The inspiration was water and love, and combining the Eastern and Western cultures. You can see this in the colors. The blue hue from the collection is actually a very traditional Chinese blue, and this represents water. For love, because it’s very intangible, she chose many pastel colors.

In The Star interview, she explains:

“Mixing pink and blue creates purple which is associated with uncertainty…The product might have been conceptualised by a Chinese woman but it does not mean that it only suits Oriental women. It is a product for women who are filled with love and true to themselves.”

Here’s a video interview with Chen Man and a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot of the collection’s key visual.

Image and video source: MAC Cosmetics

Posted in: beauty news | mac | spring makeup

8 Responses to MAC Chenman Love & Water Collection in Singapore

  1. Sam
    March 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    These look gorgeous – must try!

    • makeupmag
      March 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Sam,

      It’s an interesting concept. The colours don’t call out to me, though.

  2. lyn
    March 4, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Thanks for sharing! I do hope this collection will be available in Malaysia too. I think I need that coral-pink lipstick :-)

    • makeupmag
      March 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      You’re welcome, Lyn. You could always pop over the Causeway if it doesn’t arrive there? ;)

  3. Mafe
    April 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Heya, How much is the Eyeshadow Duo.. Its very eye catchy! I own the Force Of Love lipstick, its fantastic! Try them out!

    • makeupmag
      April 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

      Hi Mafe,

      I can’t remember the price, sorry. Enjoy Force of Love! :)

  4. Mafe
    April 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Is this a Limited Ed. Range or a Permanent range, I hope it’d last till May 15! :)

    • makeupmag
      April 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Hi Mafe,

      It’s limited edition.

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