Rick Baker And MAC Team Up For A Halloween Makeup Collection
In what might be the most genius collaboration of the year, MAC has partnered up with legendary Hollywood special effects makeup artist Rick Baker for a fabulous Halloween-inspired limited edition collection. In celebration of this spooktacular collaboration, a massive Halloween Monster Mash took place at Rick Baker’s own Cinovation Studios in Glendale, California last week.
As guests arrived in their best and impressive renditions of everything from Frankenstein’s bride to mermaids to Victorian royalty, it was difficult to tell who was actually who. However, among the ghouls and ghosts were stars like Jason Priestly and his wife, Slash and his wife, Tarina Tarantino, Andy Garcia, Victoria Summer, Lucas Till and Kelly Osbourne.
Rick Baker was the party favorite, however, with his original creation of a steampunk Frankenstein. With brass skin, a brass headpiece, layers of leather, a slew of strategically placed metal accessories and hauntingly sunken eyes, he was terrifying in the most mysterious way.
The main room at Cinovation Studios featured everything you would expect from a Hollywood Monster Mash—tombstones marked alongside one wall in a makeshift hillside graveyard, a grand staircase opposite the graveyard illuminated with a red and orange glow, and an abundance of other grotesque details floor to ceiling. The grand staircase led to the Cinovation museum where guests could get up close and personal with many of Baker’s creations from films like The Nutty Professor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men in Black and of course, a Hollywood Halloween party would not be complete without Michael Jackson himself forever immortalized in his famous Thriller red jacket.
At the entrance, as well as the top of the stairs, was a display showcasing the makeup collection that brought it all together. The collection features three Halloween looks: Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie.
The collection includes limited edition Pro Palettes, four Acrylic Paints, two Paintsticks, three Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder and my personal favorite, a very deep almost black purple lipstick named “Cyber.”
While this limited edition collection is geared specifically for Halloween, many of the products are wearable post-Halloween as well. To see how this collection can be used, head over to www.maccosmetics.com and watch Baker work his special effects magic.
By Clarissa Burt with Marika Bastrmajian
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