MAC Cosmetics has collaborated with artist Ellie Goulding on a collection. The range is now available in South Africa and you can shop for it here. Below is what Ellie Goulding had to say about this collection.
How is your world as an artist woven into this collection?
The inspiration comes from me as a performer: the colours I use for my artwork and performances, what I wear when I perform, and I guess, myself. I am a huge fan of makeup so I wanted to create a range that was exciting and bright and fun, but also practical enough that you can wear it daily. The colours can create something more dramatic but also work well for an everyday look that’s more neutral and natural.
This is your first foray into makeup — why M•A•C?
I’ve known M•A•C for as long as I’ve worn makeup. I never used to be able to afford it. I only ever borrowed my mom’s. So I dreamed of having my own makeup and having good makeup. I love the products because you can do so much with them. I have this personality where sometimes I want to look like a pretty Barbie doll, and other times I want to look like a wicked witch, so it’s always changing.
Which product are you most excited about?
The palette I created — a combination of powder, blusher and cream. You can use it to do a little bit of contouring, conceal, and then set it with powder or blush. To me, that’s a dream because I’m always carrying a thousand things around in my bag and it’s much easier to have something that’s all together.