MAC Gets Nasty

The brand’s newest ambassador is #GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso
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The fight for lip colors is about to get nasty. The brand has teamed up with original #GirlBoss Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of online super-retailer Nasty Gal, to launch a four-piece makeup capsule collection of dark and brooding lipsticks ($16) and the definitive poppy red lacquer ($12) of the season.

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The joint venture between Mac and Nasty Gal, two bold and streetwise brands, makes sense— Amoruso says she’s been a diehard fan of MAC’s for years. “I think I started wearing mascara at about age 10,” she said in a statement about the collaboration. “After that, I went through a brown lipstick phase that was pretty gross. Then, after years of not wearing much make up at all during high school, I got pretty into it and really learned what I was doing. MAC has always been a beauty brand I love, especially their lip colors!”

Brown lipstick confessional: I wore it, too. But Revlon’s Toast of New York was the definitive shade for most of us back in the day.

Mac’s new lipsticks & lacquer, which debut online on December 4, are a surprisingly fresh addition to brand’s growing catalog of striking lip colors—and I expect them to sell out in hours. Gunner (deep purple), Stunner (cherry red) and Runner (rich oxblood) are undeniably gorgeous when used without a lip liner and don’t dry out lips like some of the older matte formulations did. Flaming Rose is a cream red lacquer that works nicely on all skin tones. If you’re partial to Sophia’s statement look, you’ll need little else on the eyes and cheeks.


A native Angeleno, Nav is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has been testing beauty products for print and digital magazines for nearly a decade. She spends her days working in media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.

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