Disney never describe their antagonists as "evil." But since the majority of them were created in the late Thirties to the Early Sixties, they described as "mysterious." In Allure's August issue, they were used in terms of seductive, strong, wise, serious, glamorous, decadent, stylish, and powerful. They were also the mature woman counterpart to the Princesses' peak of adolescent "Rose Bud" blooming of womanhood. Each villain is the extreme epitome of that era's glamour.
Cruella was the tres chic version of Dior gone mad. The Evil Queen has Jean Harlow's eyebrows and Joan Crawford's face. Maleficent of "Sleeping Beauty" has Katherine Hepburn's features. Dr. Facilier is a dandy in velvet tuxedo jacket with coattails and a top hat. All four has accentuated cheekbones and high, sharp eyebrows, indicting tough and commanding.
MAC knows that people would not want to wear green foundation. Even though the Venomous Villain Line is launched just in time for Halloween, they selected colors that can be worn through-out the year.
Plus, they want to keep up their tradition for being "on spot." The rich indigo and deep violets in glamorous glitter were well-represented on runway for today's Fall 2010 Collections.
Since Fall Fashion is richer and deeper in color, texture, and tailoring, it was fitting that Venomous Villains' purple, black, and navy represents the divas' elegance, worldliness, wisedom, sultriness, and strength-an grown-up alternative to Spring's Princesses' pastels and gauziness. Purple is also the color of royality since it is the most difficult color to get in nature, representing the diva's regal deportment. The MAC artists cannot get over how the color purple is not only a sexy shade but a great neutral for everyone from lilac to mauve to plum. Forget beige and bronze, it's a purple reign.
Maleficent's Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo, a mosaic of glittering purple and black, represents her powers and allure-and the flair for drama. It is the most intense purple MAC has released.
The Evil Queen's lilac, burgundy, and purple came from her robe and dress.
The most lowkey of them all was the innovative of them all, Magically Cool Liquid Powder from Dr. Facilier's set.
Unlike most moisturizing powder, this one has no oil or lotion embedded in the particles. Instead, water molecules are implanted into the grains of powder. When applied, it's a puff off water. Seventy percent water, it refreshes and keep the skin dewy without oil. Great for oily complexions melting away in the heat.
To keep the flush to the Princesses, the divas have very little or a neutral blush. The eyes are enriched and the lips engroged, empowering sensuality.
Just in time for Halloween, these keepsakes can be moisten with water for a more intense effect for the holiday or with a light-hand for the rest of the year.
Halloween is the time to release your inner diva. Express her with MAC's Venomous Villains Line. Get it before it flies away.