MAC & Mickey Contractor: Interviews and Q&As
If you’re looking for collection information, check out this post! Otherwise, this is fun reading material for those interested in what goes on behind a collection, as well as more information about MAC’s collaborator, Mickey Contractor. All information straight from MAC HQ.
Q&A with Mickey Contractor
Mickey, how long have you been working with M·A·C?
It‟s been 32 years since I started working as a makeup artist and this is my 6th year with M·A·C. I’ve collaborated with the brand since they launched in India. M·A·C wanted to work alongside a makeup artist with credibility, experience, the ability to inspire who was also an authority of goodwill in the industry. So when they came to me and said, “We’d like you to collaborate with us, we’re opening a store in Bombay”: I thought, “This is a Godsend for me”. Working with M·A·C was an opportunity to really convey my vision. They have such incredible authority and influence in the industry and becoming a part of that was incredibly exciting to me.
Had you already been using M·A·C products?
Yes, I‟d been using M·A·C for years. I first discovered M·A·C when I was in Canada about 15 years ago where I bought Twig, Malt and Marrakech lipsticks. Those kinds of shades just weren’t available in India. In fact, so little makeup was available in India back then! I’ve been a huge fan ever since.
What’s your beauty philosophy?
For me, beauty is about a natural-looking woman who wears makeup, but wears it so cleverly that it doesn‟t actually show. She‟s also somebody who carries herself with a lot of confidence, not just someone who‟s pretty, but who also has a lot of character. For me…that defines beauty.
See lots more Q&A with Mickey, as well as product development!
MAC and Mickey Contractor Collection
U.S. & International Launch Date: January 6th, 2011 at limited MAC locations (waiting for a list as of 12/29), 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International January 2011 – locations unknown at this time.
Who is Mickey Contractor, and why can’t about a billion people live without him? The answer involves breaking out into song and dance, because long before Glee, Mickey made the dashing heroes and exotic enchantresses of Bollywood Cinema into the famous faces throngs of fans want to look like. As M·A·C’s Director of Makeup Artistry for India, he’s more than an icon to a glamorous Eastern audience – he has mentored in-the-know Artists around the world for over three decades. These exclusive collections of Mickey’s musts are all about natural skin tonality and total performance, in addition to colour with a touch of exotic cine-magic. Foundation, Concealer, Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, goddess-gorgeous Eye shades, Lipstick, Lipglass and Blush, with his favourite brushes to star in your own big Bollywood hit.
Edited @ 12/29 at 10:24AM: JUST heard back from MAC HQ – they are confirming in-store launch in top 22 MAC Stores only, and they are working on a list. Due to the holidays, they can’t give me an exact date as to when they will have the list for me. LiveChat is reporting it will be online for everyone nearer to the official launch date.
Help me help you and readers like you — if you know your store has confirmed they will have Mickey Contractor in their store, let me know!
- MAC PRO @ San Francisco, CA; launches 12/30; call 415-771-6113, will do pre-orders/holds
- MAC PRO @ Costa Mesa, CA
- MAC PRO @ Los Angeles, CA
Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
- Yash Deep neutral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
- Mehr Dirty blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
- Gulabi Bright fuchsia (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
- Mocha Peachy yellow-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
- Flesh Dirty nude brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Lust Soft muted pink (Frost) (Permanent)
Athma Eyeshadow Quad($36.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)
- Folie Reddish-plum brown (Satin) (Permanent)
- Carbon Matte black (Matte) (Permanent)
- Jaan Light neutral with soft gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
- Vivah Brown with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
- Saffron Deep coral caramel (Satin) (Limited Edition)
- Rani Bright fuchsia with soft pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Marvel Deep purple with soft pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Oomph Forest green with soft gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)