M.A.C is no stranger when it comes to collaborating with iconic musicians. In previous years they’ve dropped major collections with iconic women of colour including Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Selena Quintanilla-Perez; just to name a few.
Well, M.A.C latest muse is the iconic singer and choreographer, Teyana Taylor. And we couldn’t be more excited about this collab.
When she’s not absolutely killing it on stage, Miss Taylor has forever been an inspiration to us in the fashion and beauty world. It’s no secret that we’ve been copying her style ever since she came onto the scene, and now, we can literally buy it!
So far, we’ve only been teased with what’s to come. From M.A.C’s Insta announcement on Monday, it’s no surprise that the collection will be inspired by a ‘90’s dream’ and the love for her NYC Harlem hometown; from Teyana’s style of red glossy lips, bold brows and flawless skin.
Speaking in a press statement, Teyana said: “I’m so grateful and excited to be sharing this beautiful collection I created with the MAC team but also hoping to inspire other young black women that anything and everything is possible.”
Better yet, this really is a collaboration that was a match made in heaven. Since the early age of 15, Teyana said: “I’d walk down the block on 125th street and stop at the MAC store and just stare at the campaigns. I couldn’t wait for that to be me, for real,” when speaking to Elle.com. Talk about a dream come true!
Ukonwa Ojo, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing praised the musician in her own words saying:
“She’s fierce, bold and unapologetically herself, no matter what she’s wearing – all qualities we stand for at MAC and are so excited to bring to life through this new collaboration.”
Despite the difficult times that 2020 has brought us, it has not stopped Teyana. These last few months have really been ‘go, go, go’ for her. First, a major beauty collab. Second, the upcoming release of her latest album, Juneteeth. And third, she’s announced she’s expecting a second daughter in her latest music video. What a woman!
Music Video for Teyana Taylor’s song “Wake Up Love” ft. IMAN
About the collection, we don’t know when the official drop date will be, but keep your eyes peeled for July. All we have to say is thank goodness the shops have re-opened, as this is one collab you don’t want to miss out on.
Words by Clare Stephenson
Cover by Katie Janes