MAC Chenman Love & Water Collection in Singapore

March 3, 2012
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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.

- MAC

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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