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Brief Published: 13 Mar 2012

Kristen McMenamy X MAC


American supermodel Kristen McMenamy has worked with her filmmaker husband Miles Aldridge to produce a short film for make-up brand MAC’s upcoming Reel Sexy make-up collection. Tying in closely with Stylus’ Human+ industry trend, McMenamy portrays a historic heroine of the silent movie era, with bold, movie-set make-up making for a derailed, contemporary take on the Old Hollywood aesthetic.

The film shows 47-year-old McMenamy in a cinema, lit by the flickering light of an old-fashioned film reel. Laughing, crying and drinking from a movie-theatre soda cup, the colour palette is vivid with orange lips, thickly painted coral eye colour, and sunset-inspired fuschia and orange cheek colour, working to a striking effect on McMenamy’s pale complexion. A violet-coloured faux fur jacket and a fiercely sculpted double chignon add to the slightly unhinged feeling of the entire production. As part of the collaboration, there is also a film-themed interview with McMenamy and Aldridge.

The Reel Sexy make-up collection features bold colours for lips and eyes with cinema-themed product names such as Pink Popcorn, Private Screening and Star Quality. The release date for the collection has yet to be confirmed.

Click here to watch the McMenamy X MAC video.

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