M.A.C cosmetics is channeling one of the greatest fashion photographers with their new line, and frankly, we’re all in. The beauty giant just announced M.A.C x Helmut Newton, and trust us, it won’t disappoint. Inspired by Newton’s iconic images, M.A.C acolytes will absolutely love the classic items like red lipstick, black liners, and retro shades. In other words, this is peak Hollywood.
The limited edition collection pulls straight from Newton’s singular aesthetic. Remember, this is the man who shot some of Vogue and Vanity Fair’s most beloved photographs. Some of Newton’s past muses include Grace Jones, Kate Moss, Catherine Deneuve, and Monica Bellucci. “Helmut Newton’s genius lies in his work on the female body, his strong, confident Amazons striding towards the camera are an unforgettable moment in fashion history,” writes Vogue.
Unfortunately, the acclaimed photographer died in a car crash in 2004. “Newton was a trailblazer in the fashion photography world, exploring power, gender roles, and an icy sexuality in his pictures,” offered The New York TImes. ”His trademark ‘Big Nudes’ series featured larger-than-life, black-and-white images of women that portray them as dominating the camera rather than as subjects.”
So if you plan on going as a femme fatale for Halloween, this is the collection for you. Or, if you just want to have a night of throwback Hollywood glamor, this one of a kind collection will be available for purchase online and in stores on October 27.