The Mickey Contractor for MAC collection is one of the most anticipated collections of the season and it's finally launched online! If you were hoping to see it in person, good luck! Its will only be released to 22 stores in the country starting tomorrow, and that list certainly does not include my local Des Moines MAC counter!
Contractor is a Beauty Director for MAC, but most known for his work with Bollywood starlets. His collection is has colorful options for all skin tones, but was truly developed with Indian skintones in mind. What's really exciting are the new foundations and concealers that are made for skin with yellow undertones! Surprisingly, especially considering MAC's reputation for having an insane amount of color choices, yellow undertoned makeup is hard to find in the regular MAC collection. In fact, people with yellow undertones (which presumably make up a HUGE portion of cosmetic consumers) are really underrepresented in the makeup market in general. Bobbi Brown and Shiseido are the only brands I was aware of before this collection that are reasonably accessible in North America that cater to that market. Since those brands are not necessarily accessible to most women, a lot of people are pushed into buying foundations and powders that have wrong undertones, creating ashiness. Rumor has it that the foundations will eventually become apart of the permanent collection - YAY! No word yet on the duo-ended concealer, which apparently you can mix into makeup you already own to create the right tone!