Monday, 9 April 2012

Makeup Monday: Vera Neumann for MAC

MAC have once again created another lust worthy limited edition collection, this time inspired by the art of textile designer Vera Neumann. If ever a makeup collection was made for crafters and fabric hoarders, this is it!

Vera is considered to be a pioneer in the design field, who in the 1940's translated her works of art into colourful, cheerful prints that adorned fabrics, scarves and accessories. Vera started her business with her husband in their tiny kitchen, creating place mats using their handmade silk screen printing press.

Vera Neumann

During WWII Vera was the first designer to create the signature scarf, using surplus parachute silk because linen was too hard to source at the time! These "Vera Scarves" became hugely popular (especially with the celebs of the time, including Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly) and officially launched Vera's design career.

One of Vera's beautiful silk scarves entitled "Springtime in Central Park"

Vera's signature is bright, happy colours paired with bold brushstrokes. Her cheerful work embodies many of the features of certain decades, especially the 60's and 70's, yet still remains completely timeless.

Painting in her studio- with some help from her cute little Daschund!

MAC have created a collection that embodies Vera's joyful prints, featuring mainly pop colours in pinks and purples. They have also created amazing shimmering Crushed Metallic Pigments ($75), three sets of four stackable jars of pigment which you can use as an eyeshadow or as a highlighter for your face and body. All of the pigments resemble the bright colours featured in Vera's artworks.

The entire Vera collection- if only I could afford to buy them all...

My pick of the collection however is definitely the Pearlmatte Face Powder ($47). Each compact is embossed with Vera's signature ladybug motif and are, quite frankly, too pretty to actually use! 

Check out all the gorgeous products before they sell out at MAC's online store here. Are you already a Vera fan with a favourite picked out from the collection?

Have a beautiful week!

xoxo Lauren


  1. I LOVE Vera's work... she is so inspiring! How cool that MAC have done a collection inspired by her! Love it :)

  2. How cool is this???!!! This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I could wear more color on my face. Oh well, there's always nail polish. :)

  3. I nominated your blog for a Liebster award. Come by and check it out when you can. :)

  4. Lovely designs with that cute lady bug symbol! ヅ

    P.S. Please stop by soon and let us know if you want to follow each other. 乂⍲‿⍲乂

  5. I found you on Wendy's blog. I'm your newest follower! I'm a new Vera scarf collector, having just discovered her last fall. I love the scarves you have photographed!

    1. Awww thank you! I checked out your blog as well, it's lovely! So I'm your newest follower too! :)


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