Supermodels Marisa Berenson, Jerry Hall, and Pat Cleveland recently reconvened — not in some type of seventies showdown, but in celebration of MAC Cosmetics‘ upcoming makeup collection, which pays homage to fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. Known as “Antonio’s Girls,” the three women were often painted by the celebrated artist for work featured in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue during the disco era. Lopez is even credited with discovering Hall (and subsequently becoming her bedmate, hm, hm, hm).
Yes, there will forever be something inexplicably magnetic about the illustrations of Antonio Lopez. His artwork influenced the entire fashion industry, and cemented ’60s, ’70s and most notably the ’80s style in our minds. In honor of his memory and his stamp on the world, M-A-C will translate some of Lopez’s iconic works into a limited edition collection. The collection will include two face palettes centered on rich shades of pink and coral. The Antonio Lopez Coral Face Palette includes the gold and pink pearlized iridescent aptly named “Star”; a coral blush”Passion for Color”; and “Smooth Harmony”, a mid-level golden bronze powder. As for The Antonio Lopez Pink Face Palette, a bronze iridescent powder, “Belighful”; a blue-based blush named “Pure Femininity”; and “Peaceful” a peach powder.
To update the look, the makeup powerhouse has selected six of his drawings and emblazoned them on lip, eye, and face palettes, plus makeup bags and accessories. “Our collection with Antonio Lopez is symbolic of a time when indulgence was at its peak,” explains James Gager, creative director of MAC Cosmetics. “There was a magic to his world and a time in history that hasn’t been recaptured; I think people are lusting after that glamour, which is difficult to come by today.” It all drops in September, but click ahead for a sneak peek.
MAC Antonio Lopez 3/Lips ($27.50)
A trio of complementary lip shades allows you to dabble in the art of mixing and matching (from left: nude, fuchsia, and red). Mini brush comes included.
MAC Antonio Lopez Face ($46)
These triple-tiered palettes are meant for bronzing, blushing, and highlighting for both cool (pink) and warm (coral) skin tones.
MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes($43.50)
The brand knows its way around a color wheel, as evidenced by these coordinating six-color shadow sets (from left: bronze, violet, and teal).
MAC Antonio Lopez Makeup Bag ($40)
Pack all of your goodies into this whimsical pouch or opt for a larger tote bag ($55) with the same image. Then check your new face in a two-way pocket mirror ($25) that will also be offered as a part of the collection.