Friday, August 24th, 2012

MAC x Azealia Banks for Fashion’s Night Out

Straight from the 212 comes our collaboration with rapper Azealia Banks. Yung Rapunxel, a deep plum, cream Lipstick with an amplified, semi-matte finish, is named after Banks’ alter ego and boasts a colour as bold as its inspiration. Celebrate the fierce signature style of one of music’s most provocative rising stars. Limited edition. $15.00. In celebration of her limited edition lipstick with M·A·C, catch an exclusive performance by Azealia Banks at M·A·C’s Fashion’s Night Out.

In case you can’t attend, the performance will be airing on M·A·C‘s Facebook page ( on September 7th for a one-time only viewing at 1pm EST.

Availability: US only, online September 5, 2012 at and at all NYC M·A·C stores September 6, 2012 through September 20, 2012

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39 thoughts on “MAC x Azealia Banks for Fashion’s Night Out

  1. Ciara

    Awesome! I love Azealia Banks, she has such a great attitude and look… and her music is amazing of course :)

  2. KF

    So cool…Azealia Banks is phenomenal and the color looks right up my alley!

  3. Laura H

    Why is this US only ? :'( someone send it to me in canada !

  4. nubian_queen15

    the color looks amazing. another product some of us will miss out on, because we’re not in the US !! hopefully they’ll re-promote this and make it available internationally !

  5. xamyx

    I love the way it looks in the tube, but it’s been my experience that many lipsticks that look this deep in the tube tend to apply brighter & pinker, and since it’s an online “exclusive” (how pretentious…), I can’t see how it goes on.

    • I have and see the same issue. I see this going deep rosy pink on me as do many purples. But not in an attractive way. They start out dark and true to colour and then bits gradually go pinkish and it looks like a pathetically botched lipstick job.

  6. MACaddict22

    I’m so super psyched for this lippie. It’s been some time since MAC did a purple lipstick. I’m hoping it’s like the old Epic lipstick, kind of grey/purple. I am planning on getting two of these. 😀
    Question Christine. Is this amplified semi-matte finish new or have we had them before? It sounds like a new type of finish to me. Tx!

  7. Dinitchka

    Very pretty. I love mattes and semi-mattes.

  8. Heather

    I have to know how this stacks up against Rebel; it looks nearly identical.

  9. helen

    MAC, a Canadian-based company, is selling this in the US only…Poetic, isn’t it?
    PS: I am Canadian…

    • My thought exactly, Helen! All the more frustrating because it’s the sort of colour I’ll usually elbow people out of the way to get my hands and lips on…

    • Christine B.

      This really bothers me too.

    • KaseyCannuck

      It irks me to no end that the Canadian prices on the website are about 20% more than US prices…and with the dollar at par no less!!

      • This bothers me a lot too, and is part of the reason I haven’t been shopping at MAC as much for the past two years. I could understand the higher prices when the Canadian dollar was less valuable, but they’ve been hovering at par for the last five or six years now. I feel cheated, as a loyal Canadian customer, and have passed on a lot of items that I would have purchased at American pricing. Their loss, I guess.

  10. Definitely not the shade for me. I’ll take pinks and reds over purple any day.

  11. pixie

    I absolutely love Azealia Banks! I listen to her mixtape almost daily but I will not be purchasing this lipstick.

  12. 18thCenturyFox

    Why “Yung” Rapunxel? Azealia you are better then that! I’m glad she’s getting her own color, and I think it’s gorgeous but I have to say MAC doesn’t show much respect to their fellow countrypeople.

    • Pip

      Did you miss the bit where they noted it’s named after her Alter Ego? :) Yung Rapunxel is how it’s spelt.

      • 18thCenturyFox

        Yes I do know that’s how it’s spelled.

      • 18thCenturyFox

        Here’s my Old People’s Moment

        Why do performers need alter egos? Their whole life on stage is an alter ego. Garth Brooks, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj- why? Secondly, I abhor purposefully bad spelling. I kinda got the “Rapunxel”, you change the spelling to reflect an alternate meaning. I am going back to my porch to rail about the decline of spelling in the Twitter age.

  13. Hannah

    I love Azaelia Banks! I also really admired the lipsticks that she wears in the new video for “Van Vogue”… this seems to be a great collaboration! I can’t wait to see how this swatches. I love amplified finishes. Although I am very pale, I want to get on the deep, dark lips trend this fall.

  14. stephanie

    I’m totally into this! I dont have cyber, and was thinking of getting it… Nevermind now, cause this will totally work instead!

  15. Dominique

    Only for US customers what a pity, it’s so beautiful !

  16. Patty S

    I need to own this!

  17. Kim-Mary

    I forgot to mention I can’t wait to get my hands on this lipstick. I’ve been waiting for Mac to come out with new amplifieds. I hope it isn’t as dark as it looks. Hoping for more of a grayed purple.

  18. Taylor

    I flipped when I saw this! I NEED IT.

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  20. Sydney

    Hi Christine
    Will you be reviewing this?