The baby blue shimmery eyeshadow is back. Before you assign this to another cosmetics brand that is hoping to get on the Y2K trend It’s important to note the fact that British artist and printer guru Richard Quinn is the creator behind this eyeshadow as part of his latest partnership in partnership with MAC Cosmetics. Actually, it is not related to the current obsession of TikTok with everything related to the decade of the noughties and nostalgia and rather, a method to make Quinn’s dopamine-inducing designs an additional creative outlet.
The obvious option that we had to make was to be extravagant however we wanted to make it softer and more elegant approach.
We wanted to demonstrate in the latest collection that you can make an eye that is statement-making however it does have that frosted appearance with a contemporary twist it’s said Quinn audio call. It’s a custom-made look for each skin tone and features the porcelain-like texture. Its eye offers a doll-like beauty, which we enjoyed.’
The collection he’s talking about is his latest show for AW23 that was a spectacle that saw Quinn make the Edgware Road’s Seymour Leisure Centre into a hidden garden inspired by Frances Hodgson, Burnett which saw models strolling around in styles that paired bridal attire with BDSM and the brand’s signature floral prints.
On the other hand, renowned makeup designer Terry Barber created eyelashes with floral designs in an elongated, 1920s-style shape. Barber also drew for inspiration in Christina Ricci’s role from Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, which resulted in the hazy ghostly ‘poisoned look that was which were seen in the fashion runway. Naturally Barber also introduced the MAC with Richard Quinn ‘Quinning’ eyeshadow palette was introduced in this collection.
“Bold”, “pastel” Unexpected, ‘bright’ and ‘pastel’ is the way Quinn describes his debut collection for the fashion week’s favorite make-up brand. It’s fitting, given that the shades in the collection are an exciting departure from earlier, muted MAC collaborations.
There are pastel shades of mint, buttercream lavender and “granny” blue. These are shades that are pigmented and have a soft, shimmery finish and a contemporary frost that promises to brighten any skin shade. There are four eyeliners in pastels as well as four lipsticks in the new MAC and Richard Quinn shades that include playful shades of bubblegum as well as fuchsia and magenta. suitable for springtime.
MAC x Richard Quinn Collection
Quinn isn’t the first time he’s ventured into the world of beauty. In 2018, the designer with royal endorsement worked. The same artistic flair is evident in the MAC collection as well as the packaging and boxes being done in Richard Quinn. “We chose my top prints from the previous collections. We wanted something that was graphic and that’s why we chose Polka dots and the embroidery print, which was a take upon that of the Pearly Kings & Queens collection”, says Quinn who’s been working on projects with MAC since his very first LFW appearance.
It’s a real honor to work with a brand that is truly inclusive and an industry icon’.
In the midst of a shift to makeup sexiness once more is the perfect time for Quinn’s more-is-more collection to hit the shelves. He’s in agreement, saying that the collection was inspired by the energy of drag and queer culture. We designed clashing colors and it’s the sensation of confidence. Let’s do clashing prints, let’s do print inside. Let’s do pastels. Let’s look at things that don’t have to be paired with”, he thinks.