Beauty Review. MAC’s Back in Black

September 28, 2009 • Magazine


I was never an angry goth girl, but something about MAC's Style Black collection that just released in the U.S. September 24, really speaks to me! From “Back to Black” beehive and eyeliner to Steven “80s” Sprouse-in-the-House kohl and fringe to Gareth Pugh London New Goth, the new black market is the equivalent of a boot-leg Clash LP, all slick black vinyl and cool indignation…all grown up.

Enter the NEW GOTH, a hybrid of Fashion and Art, and a fixture on the glamorous, modern gallery scene. No longer a ghoul, but a sophisticated, international creature with makeup that changes the mood to permanent midnight around the clock. M·A·C calls it STYLE BLACK. Quite simply it's the most intriguing new take on what "Goth" can be in the New Century, the Modern Black-o-Sphere, so to speak. From lips, nails, to eyes there’s no more dramatic way to shine this fall!

Here is rundown of the entire collection. Paint it Black!

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

    * Black Knight Creamy true black (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Mattene ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

    * Midnight Media Dense matte black (Limited Edition)
    * Night Violet Deep purple grape (Limited Edition)

Glimmerglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

    * Bling Black Sheer black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
    * Blackfire Sheer black with pink purple pearl (Limited Edition)
    * Blackware Creamy true black (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eye Shadows ($19.00 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

    * Cinderfella Black with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
    * Young Punk Black with pink purple pearl (Limited Edition)
    * Gilt by Association Black with gold bronze pearl (Limited Edition)
    * Blue Flame Black with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Grease Paintstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

    * Black Intense black (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Liner ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

    * Rapidblack True black

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

    * Smolder Intense Black

Cream Colour Base ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

    * Black Creamy True black (Limited Edition)
    * Bat Black Burgundy black with pink pearl

Nail Lacquer
($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

    * Nocturnelle True black (Cream)
    * Seriously Hip Black with gold particle pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
    * Baby Goth Girl Black with pink and purple pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($19.50 U.S. / 23.50 CDN)

For all skin types. Volcanic ash (in the form of mineral-rich clay), sugar crystals and natural enzymes combine to exfoliate and remove excess oils from the skin. 3.4oz (Limited Edition)

Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask ($19.50 U.S> / $23.50 CDN)

VATM contains natural volcanic ash to cleanse and treat the skin. The mineral-rich ash works with oat kernel flour to help absorb excess oil from the skin’s surface. A combo of natural oils (lavendar, sunflower, safflower seed and evening primrose) help lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized. It helps to even out the skin’s texture and leaves the skin feeling smooth and perfected for makeup application. The unique formula glides effortlessly onto the skin, allowing ample playtime. The mask heats up on the skin when used with water and removes impurities from the surface, leaving skin looking radiant and fresh. Use 1-3 times a week. Derm-tested, non-acnegenic and for all skins. 3.4oz (Limited Edition)

Shop MAC Style Black Collection here.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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