Maleficent, as played by Angelina Jolie, is a good girl gone bad, a misunderstood sorceress. She is dark, mysterious and wickedly misunderstood – the antithesis to Sleeping Beauty’s protagonist, Aurora. But when you’re making a movie about the villain, the ensuing paraphernalia can’t be sweetness and light in pastel shades of pink and yellow. It’s going to be dark, it’s going to sensuous…and it’s going to magnificent.
M·A·C, in creating its limited edition collection as a tie-in with Disney’s upcoming film, Maleficent, doesn’t disappoint, releasing a collection of cosmetics as rich and magnetic as the iconic villain herself.
We tested three items from the new 14-piece collection, and thought we’d give you a sneak peek at the pieces that might make you become a dark beauty yourself.
M·A·C Maleficent Lipstick in True Love’s Kiss
“Love” isn’t the first thing that came to mind when applying this lipstick. This is a “notice me, I’ve arrived” shade. Though sensuous, this “clean, bright red” is still classic, and can dress up even the drabbest of ensembles (like a cloak, perhaps?). Pair it with the collection’s Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass for that extra “wow” factor.
M·A·C Maleficent Lipstick in True Love’s Kiss, $17.50
MAC Sculpt Sculpting Powder
MAC Sculpt Sculpting Powder is a soft taupe shade with a matte finish. This product really does what it promises, giving you defined cheekbones with a few swift swipes of the angle brush.
M·A·C Maleficent Sculpting Powder in Sculpt, $23
M·A·C Maleficent Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick
The Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is being touted as a yellow red. While we thought the pencil had slightly blueish undertones, all you need to know is that it perfectly pairs with True Love’s Kiss. Like soulmates, or Princess Aurora and Prince Charming…you get it.
M·A·C Maleficent Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick, $21.50
The M•A•C Maleficent will be available online May 8 and in stores from May 15 – June 26. The film hits theaters on May 30th.