THE PARTY: Brooke Shields x MAC Launch
THE PLACE: MAC Cosmetics 5th Avenue Flagship Store
THE FARE: Passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne and fruity orange cocktails all served on orange and gray trays, to go with the collection’s "serendipitous" theme
THE DEETS: Friends, collaborators and supporters gathered at the MAC Cosmetics flagship on Wednesday evening to celebrate the launch of Brooke Shields’ new collection with the makeup brand. Pals Zac Posen and Crystal Renn made appearances at the fete, in addition to MAC senior vice president and creative director James Gager. Andrew/Andrew provided the evening’s soundtrack.
The big-time beauty was beaming with excitement over her extensive collection—and the store’s décor, about which she lamented sarcastically, “Too bad they couldn’t make my picture bigger!” The collection features products for a toned-down day look and a vampy nighttime look. There’s two of everything (nail polish, lip glass, lip stick, crème blush, pearl fusion eyeshadow palette) plus a 16-shade eyeshadow palette, mascara and, of course, bold-brow necessities.
When we chatted with Shields about her new collection, she admitted that when she’s off-duty, she’s not really one to layer on the products. She has, however, recently succumbed to beauty pressure from her own daughter: “[she] has sort of convinced me that I need to start wearing makeup to drop-off, and that’s a hard thing to do but I’m getting better at putting on mascara, blush and lip gloss on—that’s my new routine. She said I needed to.” Well, we have to disagree, but since we need to, we’re excited to try her new products. Her fave? “The pale lip gloss!”
The collection hits stores today.