MAC · Proud To Be Canadian

 

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, MAC has created the Proud To Be Canadian Collection, three products with special edition packaging inspired by our nation’s flag. Originally launched in 1984 in a Toronto salon, MAC has since gone on to become one of the most loved brands the world over and is now sold in over 150 countries around the globe. A leader in promoting originality and fearless artistry, MAC is a brand that will always have a special place in my heart from the day it launched — and yes, my Canadian pride is most definitely showing.

 

 

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Proud To Be Canadian Tote (CAN $28.00) | Made of thick polyurethane with sturdy black vinyl straps and fabric-lined on the inside, this tote bag measures 15″ wide by 18″ high and bears a plaid design printed with a white maple leaf on one side and the brand’s name and year of birth on the other. How perfect is this tote for shopping and/or to take along to the beach … and all while stylishly showing one’s Canadian pride?

Proud To Be Canadian Makeup Bag (CAN $20.00/Exclusive to MAC Select members) | Made of the same material and sporting a matching design to the tote, this makeup bag is absolutely perfect for travel and is a good size to fit into a larger handbag. I have several makeup bags that I alternate between and while many previous MAC versions that I own lean on the smaller/narrower end of things, I find that this bag is suitable to hold both products and brushes without anything getting all squished up. Bonus: its exterior is so easily cleaned as well.

Proud To Be Canadian Matte Lipstick (CAN $21.00) | A true and almost iconic red hue that comes in a matte finish, but one which does not wind up looking flat or two-dimensional along the lips. Bearing the brand’s vanilla-candy scent, the texture is ultra creamy and with amazing pigmentation that applies opaquely from the very first swipe. As with other red lipsticks, a matching liner (I used MAC’s Cherry lip liner in the swatch photo below) is necessary to keep the colour in place and looking sharp, but for a more modern way to wear red, simply use your finger to swoosh the colour around the lips to create a more ‘stained’ type of effect. Staying power is excellent, even through eating and/or drinking.

 

 

It really makes me happy to see that MAC decided to honour its Canadian heritage with this capsule collection and while red lipstick is not exactly ground-breaking in the beauty world, it’s nevertheless still the most popular colour worldwide — and the shade I personally reach for when a special occasion comes up, or if I want to add some zing to my look. Empowering, sexy, dangerous, and totally statement-making, wearing red lipstick is a definite beauty commitment and the one shade which can instantly boost confidence like nobody’s business; I couldn’t think of a better way to display my Canadian pride than by wearing this hue. Happy 150th Birthday, CANADA 

Available now at MAC boutiques and online

 

 

Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own

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