When news of this collaboration came out sometime early this year, I found myself super excited and enthusiastic about this limited edition collection.

We all know that fashion designer Gareth Pugh’s designs have always been inclined to the Avant Garde movement; pushing boundaries with surprising elements and fabrications from latex to leather.

But when it comes to makeup, Gareth likes to play it beautiful and wearable.



The futuristic and primal element is present nonetheless, yet the colours present are sophisticated with a range of light to dark in beautifully crafted colours. Clearly opposite from his trademark style, and this is what he has to say:

“When creating my makeup collection with MAC, I wanted it to be unexpected – creating something truly beautiful, very sophisticated, and incredibly chic but of course – with an underlying edge of darkness and attitude,” explains Pugh on his colour creation.

The entire product range features cream shadows, lipsticks, powder blushes, nail lacquers and more. The range is delivered in geometric shape packaging.

And some picks from the collection:

This plum coloured lipglass in Outrage (Sheer berry with blue pearl, retailing at S$44) is simply a great colour to embrace the upcoming winter season.

The seamlessly concocted metallic glitters in the lipglass, when paired with a long dark coloured wool coat, a bowler’s hat and tights, is a glamorous affair to embrace the chills of winter.

And in little Singapore’s context, is a perfect pout for a glam night out.

This powder blush in Strada (retailing at S$54) is a mid-tone nude contouring powder.

A great item for highlighting the best feature of your face and will complement all skin tone.


And my favorite item from the entire collection! These nail colors are unlike any other as it’s a mixture of various contrasting tones within one bottle. The result will pretty much be like a surrealist painting, a blending of tones and undertones, creating unexpected and different nail art each time you apply it.

From left to right:

* Nail Lacquer in Ascension (S$43) – Grey with blue violet reflective pearl (frost), inspired by oil slick floating on water.

* Nail Lacquer in Hyper (S$43) – deep blue with violet pearl (frost) gives a dramatic beetle shell tint when layered over black nail lacquer.

* Nail Lacquer in Inert (S$43) – Creamy mid-tone greyed nude (créme).

M.A.C Gareth Pugh Limited Edition Collection will be available from November 23, 2011 in USA, and in December internationally
including Singapore (it will retail exclusively at Tangs Orchard) (Tel: 6235-7718) 
For more information, visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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