Iris Apfel: A MAC Cosmetics Collection

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Who is Iris Apfel? And why has MAC Cosmetics collaborated with her on a makeup collection?

A New York socialite and fashion legend, this quirky 90-year-old is known for her eclectic and eccentric fashion sense, and of course a whopping pair of Harry Potter-esq glasses. She is such a notable style icon, that in 2005, the Metropolitan Museum of Art premiered an exhibition her entitled Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel. Perhaps it’s Apfel’s ‘fabulous flair and joie de vivre’ — as quoted by MAC Cosmetics — that inspired them to work with her.

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In keeping with her love for bold colour, the new line is full of candy-hued lipsticks ($17.50/US$14.50) and lip pencils ($16.50/US$14), flashy nail lacquers ($18/US$15), and a kaleidoscope of eye shadow shades ($18/US$15) – all of which we LOVE.

Our picks from the collection are Pink Pigeon, a bright pink lipstick; Silver Gull, a sparkly grey shadow; and Too Chic, a subtly-shaded beauty powder (pictured at top of article).

Iris Apfel MAC Cosmetics

What do you think of the collection?

Iris Apfel for MAC Cosmetics is available online and in stores until February 9, 2012.

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