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.
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