Friday, October 26th, 2007

It’s official — Stacey “Fergie” Ferguson has been recruited by MAC Cosmetics to be their next Viva Glam spokesperson.

FERGIE GETS GLAM: MAC Cosmetics has tapped Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, the Grammy Award-winning singer, as the next Viva Glam spokeswoman. The deal includes a Viva Glam ad campaign featuring Ferguson, which breaks in February, as well as a new limited edition MAC Viva Glam Lipglass. Since 1994, the MAC Viva Glam campaigns have raised more than $95 million dollars to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund, which supports people living with HIV/AIDS globally.


Love her? Hate her? What do you think of the newest Viva Glam spokesperson?

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26 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics – Stacey “Fergie” Ferguson New Viva Glam Spokesperson!

  1. tanya

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!! Hate is not a strong enough word to describe my feelings towards the woman who coined the phrase “lady humps”!! I swear that song makes me physically ill anytime I am forced to listen to it…usually in some ghetto fab store. She is the prime example I would use if I had a daughter as what the downfall of the modern day feminist looks and acts like (there are a few others but they aren’t being asked to be a MAC spokesperson). I will gladly send a check directly to a AIDS awareness foundation but hell will freeze over before I buy anything pimped by this disgrace to women and especially young women who see her as some type of role model :( UGH!!!!!!

  2. I don’t understand why so many are bothered by her being the next VG spokeswoman
    It is a cause and as long as she truly believes and reaches out to the public than that is what is important to me.
    Not like she is being chosen for Icon. This is charity not a beauty contest.

  3. Kate

    I’m not a fan of Fergie or her man-face.

    • Thalia


      But in all honesty, I think MAC picked her to gain more popularity/target the younger generation (although I don’t know why, seeing as how MAC is already amazing without her).

  4. Zsofi

    i like Fergie. she has some good fashion looks. or maybe i have some kind of a style misunderstanding????
    i like her blue top and black trousers in the shut up video. she is some kind of a girl next door to me.sometimes i even like her nails. her face is a bit old to my liking,but i think her body is sexy. pls ladies don’t beat me for saying this :-DDDD

  5. Tekoa

    *is indifferent on the matter*

  6. Traci

    i hope they make her look nice. she does look a little man-ish. overall tho she’s a hottie.

  7. Emily

    Honestly Im not a big fan of her but I really dont care who the spokesperson is unless its like a murderer or As long as she promotes Viva Glam and helps the cause then good for her!

  8. dee

    I’m not really concerned one way or the other. Me buying or not buying Viva Glam has nothing to do with the spokespeople.

  9. mahima

    i LOVE it. and i love fergie- great entertainer. i like her look, and i think she’ll be a great new face to help promote VG. can’t wait to see what they come up with next :)

    i saw an interesting post up here, and feel the need to share my thoughts, which i hope someone will find thought-provoking/interesting, and which are not meant to offend.

    i consider myself a liberal feminist. and, i believe that within the dominant socio-political paradigm of patriarchy, cosmetic enhancements such as make up are tools to perpetuate ideals of beauty and femininity, to make a buck (hello capitalism), and to usurp political power (female esp.).

    sure, for artists and aspiring artists, it is art. but when is art ever unaffected by the surrounding social climate.

    i have struggled and still struggle with what i believe to be true, and the ‘live and let live’ mentality my work and my world force me to acquire. just wondering if any of you other temptalia addicts ever feel like that, and it is good to see the F word on this site :)

    • Tekoa

      On the spirit of non offensive comments, I will add such.

      I found the above post mildly puzzling. Mostly because I don’t know what defines a “liberal feminist.” The rest of the post thought I understood.

      I do not consider cosmetic enhancements in the form of makeup to be a tool of the dominant socio-political paradigm of patriarchy. I don’t feel like I’m “expected” by anyone to wear makeup or adhere to a certian standard of beauty.

      I consider makeup to be an art medium. I love playing with different colors, textures and products. I wear makeup because I like it and I have fun putting it on. Makeup doesn’t make me anymore beautiful than I already am. Its just a method of self expression. I take inspiration from trends, but I am not bound by them.

      Of course art is affected by social climate. Standards of beauty are relative to each culture. To me this isn’t a bad thing. Is capitalism a factor? Sure. But that’s a whole other topic. That reminds me, how does makeup and upsurping political power relate?

      Anyways. In conclusion, eyeliner is not an essential part of my identity as a female, but it sure is fun.

    • tanya

      Ok, I enjoy make-up, DIY and a good lively “political” discussion. Actually on a total side note last year I did some legislative lobbying work and OMG was it one of the most amazing things I have participated in. Ok back to feminism, make-up and where as women we choose to stand on each and every issue that we face daily. The truth is as I see it is that this “truth” is going to be different for everyone on this site because we are a sum of our individual life experiences. This may seem like a cop out response but we each CHOOSE to draw the line for what we want to stand for and what we don’t. We can all call ourselves feminists but to each of us that is going to mean something different. There are feminists who are pro sex worker while others will portray the same issue as one of the largest downfalls of the feminist movement. Is either position definitively wrong? The laundry list of issues that feminists will disagree on is much too long to list so I will stick with just that one example. I don’t believe that either extreme is the only valid feminist position. It is a personal matter of choice based on personal values and experiences. So as frustrated as I personally feel when I encounter a fellow feminist who disagrees with my views of what the word means…I have to simply remind myself that her version of feminism is not wrong or bad just because its different from mine. More importantly, it isn’t the definition of the word that matters, but the role that it represents. We each and every day fight for our rights as women in one form or another, as feminist women…even those who dare not speak the name for fear of being shunned by those who don’t understand the word. I deeply hope that all this talk of feminism is not turning off any of the younger readers of this board because whether you label yourself a feminist or not…you are one as illustrated in one of my favorite quotes – “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”

      So, no I do not care for Fergie nor do I find her a positive feminist role model for young women, or any age woman for that matter. But the bottom line is if anyone on this site thinks of her as being wonderful and is excited to see her as the new spokesperson, then who am I to say you are wrong for feeling or thinking that way, that it is some shunning of feminist values. You’re not; I simply don’t agree with your point of view.

      After all that I saw Tekoas response and considered going into a whole big ol’ response to that post as well but am going to instead keep it brief. Mahima makes a strong point about make-up and its role in society…my hat goes off to any woman who is able to buck the system and not feel some small pressure to fit the stereotype that the media has spent a gazillion bucks marketing to us…which is – we are not beautiful enough nor woman enough without the newest make-up, the newest and best hair products, breast implants, botox, the entire collection of BeBe clothing etc etc etc…….and most women fall victim to this media fed bullsh*t to a certain degree. The marketing industry wouldn’t be a billion gazillion dollar industry if they were not successfull. I am not too proud to admit that as much as I try not to place value on myself as a woman….”the man” has planted a few little seeds that nag – if I were only thinner, younger, had longer hair, fuller lips….I would be that much happier. I think thats the point Mahima was trying to make and its one that 99% of women also stuggle with.

      We all enjoy make-up which is why we are here, the concern is when it crosses the line from being a fun hobby to something that is needed to fill a missing sense of selfworth.

      • Annie

        A little off the topic of Fergie as the new Viva Glam spokeswoman… This is not an argument, but I have to ask you. I love love love the newest, most up-to-date things in clothing, hair, make-up, etc. I even believe that if you do not like something about yourself, make it better. Thinking about surgery? Go for it. Not your thing? Don’t. Do what you think is comfortable for you. Me? My self esteem is WAY up the roof and I am extremely confident in myself- wearing the clothes and make up, and making my hair suit what I think is pretty. So, does that really make me a victim or any less of a strong woman? I felt a little sting when I read the end of your entry, and this is why I am bringing this up…

        • tanya

          LOL I think we are a LOT off topic, but for a good reason….teehheee besides I did say I didn’t like Fergie so the less we talk about her the better. And point well taken, Christine…I don’t think anyone is looking to cross any lines or get nasty.

          The questions is – can you be a strong, dare I say feminist, woman and be pro plastic surgery, newest styles etc etc…in my opinion yes, poll other self-proclaimed feminists and you are likely to get quite a range of replies.

          Personally, I wish more women were gifted with a strong sense of self and while we’re at it, throw in a dash of style and a media bullshit filter too and we’ll have more self actualized women who base their decisions not upon what the media feeds them but instead on how much happiness is created inside and can be focused outward with trend setting haircuts, make-up and clothing which themselves are only accessories to her own sense of self worth. Unfortunately, marketers utilize fear and the assassination of self worth to drive sales and make money. It borders on victimization when someone embraces and internalizes the relentless attack on their self worth thinking that it will be fixed by buying more “blank” that is being sold to them. It’s the oldest trick in the salesperson’s book to create a need that wasn’t there before.

          I hope this clears up my point and removes any sting that might have mistakenly accompanied it. You can and should pose as a positive role model while embracing the latest trendy thing that helps you shine, but do so realizing that a very large majority of women cannot block the constant barrage of attacks, do so realizing that many are already in the grip of a habitual obsession with style related objects that they are told will fill some small hole in their soul. The sad thing is that like most obsessions, this obsession with more, more, more will never truly make them happy…which is what the marketing media is counting on to pay the bills.

    • Heads up, I’m happy to keep this place for the debate, just continue to keep it relatively friendly! (I mean, how buddy-buddy can you be in a debate?) If I see it getting out of hand, rest assured I’ll be there to step in :)

      Carry on, ladies!

  10. Jessica

    Does anyone know what the new color will be?? I’m more worried about the color than the spokesperson :)

  11. oh!!!!!i love Fergie!!!!!!!this news makes me so excited!!!!

  12. April

    I don’t se what the big deal is. Has she done something really horrid that I missed?

    How is she any worse of a spokeswoman than Pamela Anderson?

    Love or hate her, she has a huge fanbase and if she is helping raise money for AIDS, good for her.

    Maybe it’s a good reason to like her a little bit.

    • I think a lot of people find her to be really ugly (I read a lot about her skin being poor) and things of that sort.

      I have no hate for her myself. She works for me 😉

  13. tobella!

    i may actually go on strike from my job at M.A.C (yes i actually work there) IN PROTEST!!!!

    i cant stand the bitch!!!!!

  14. Soul Sista

    Music producer Poet Name Life, Fergie’s official remixer remixed “Viva Glam”. Poet Name Life is also featured on the song with a guest rap plus an exclusive Fergie vocal performance.

    Poet Name Life is the remixer behind the #1 Billboard Dance charts remix of “Glamorous”.

  15. Liliana

    She is a total butterface but, she is talented musically and I don’t think that Missy Elliot or Ru Paul look any better. It’s just lipglass ya’ll. And it’s limited. She also promotes MAC in her “Clumsy” video which was already done by Eve. It’s kind of a routine for MAC. From MAC’s point of view, they are trying to appeal to young girls that look up to Fergie and buy her album. How many singles did she have from one album? Young girls adore her music and MAC is just trying to play on that. That’s all it is.