Saturday, March 5, 2011

My sales pitch to MAC - Venomous Villains II


We all fondly remember the Mac Venomous Villains line, and many of us (ME) believe it wasn’t as far reaching as it could have been. Whilst I applauded less obvious choices like Dr Faciliere (who, you say? THIS GUY) I don’t think MAC pushed it far enough. I think the spectrum needed to be broader. And with that in mind, I present to you: My sales pitch for a new, expanded, Mac Disney Villains line!

URSULA

I’m so amazed that Ursula wasn’t in the original MAC venomous villains line. She was such a no brainer. Colorful, vibrant, exotic, and batshit insane, all things we hope to emulate in a makeup palette. She’s all acids and sparkles, equal parts drag queen and coral reef. I’m borrowing heavily from the theory her design was based on Divine from Pink Flamingos (which I still refuse to watch).

Cephalopod - She IS an octopus, after all. acid lime with a medium shimmer, solid opaque.

Caspian – Sparkling and bottomless. A very dark turquoise/dark green, with a heavy silver shimmer. Translucent with some buildability.

Sargasso – The murky, vegetative ocean. A matte, milky opaque medium turquoise.

Sea Witch – Because heaven forbid we forget who we’re dealing with here. A solid matte red with maximum opacity.

Poor Unfortunate Souls – In honor of one fantastic villain song. A heavy shimmer, mid purple with semi opacity. Can be built.

Divine – A touch of ultra-trashy blue eyeshadow. A solid, acid matte sky blue.

JAFAR

Dude had style, you’ve got to admit it. And he’s obviously no stranger to some artful makeup application. Coupled with a smoldering black-red-ochre scheme and a tingly slithery voice, Jafar was an awesome badass and a total natural for a palette. He’d probably use it too.

Desert Bloom – A heavy shimmer opaque purple, with a bit of a blueish sheen.

Sand – A base color – a pale warm matte creamy yellow.

Vizier – Luxury and decadence. A deep dark solid red with semi-opacity.

Serpentine – Because that voice makes me overly warm. A heavy black shimmer. Can be applied wet as eyeliner, or dry with heavy opacity.

Sunbaked – Where the heat is intense. A deep shimmering brown with solid opacity.

Saffron – Spice and exoticism. A vibrant, matte bazaar-orange with semi opacity.

FROLLO

Oh, my personal favorite Disney villain, and a fun kind of challenge, since you’re average pious god-fearing sixty-something Parisian probably isn’t a natural choice for this kind of thing. But for all the black robes, black horse, lack of iris color (creepy), he was surrounded by color. Be it the red-robed Gregorian choir or the soft purple of Esmeralda’s scarf or the gold of the bells of Notre Dame, Frollo’s backdrop was always vibrant. My absolute favorite babykilling gypsy-lusting fanatic is more muted, as you might expect for a man of his advanced years, but I’ve supplemented it with some touches of luxury (sports some serious hand-jewelry, you might notice) and some notes of his impending doom. Oh, Disney.

Opulence – A tasteful, shimmering soft gold. Semi-opaque.

Hellfire- Opaque hellish matte red. Solid opacity and one serious smack of color.

Parisian Winter – a dove-grey/white, soft and cold. An ideal base color, semi opaque.

Sanctuary – Notre Dame herself. Solid matte slate grey, with semi opacity for building.

Esmeralda – The color of carnal desire. A soft, shimmering, feminine purple with semi-opacity.

Kyrie Eleison – “God have mercy”. A forceful heavy grey/silver shimmer with solid opacity.

YZMA

The Eartha Kitt-voiced smoky, skeletal and sassy scheming royal offsider (with one hell of a Warburton-voiced toy boy) was done primarily in purples, blacks and blues, but I’m borrowing from the Aztec-sun temple design of the whole movie and loading the palette with shimmering gold/copper metallics. There is nothing about the Yzma design I don’t like. Awesome movie with an incredible amount of style.

Royal Advisor – Power and prestige. A solid matte purple, maximum opacity.

Palace Copper – only the best for the emperor. A max-shimmer copper with thick, creamy application.

Aztec Temple – Old world richness. A max-shimmer bronze with thick, creamy application.

Ambition – Lets face it, this variation of ambition is way feminine. A mid-toned matte blue. Semi-opacity for buildability.

Envy Because envy was never green. A solid opaque lavender with semi opacity. (If there isn’t already an MAC eye color called “Envy”, someone should be shot)

Fool’s Gold – Because she likes to surround herself with handsome buffoons. A knockout golden shimmer with heavy opacity.


I love that there are crossover outlets for both my nerdy-geekiness and my make-up obsession. I WANT THIS LINE TO HAPPEN SO BAD. My love for metallics would have me lining up for a Yzma palette, and I love brights so much the Ursula would win me over. And there's some hotness to be gotten from the Jafar palette, which is only fitting, and I think I could conceive of a office-look with the Frollo palette which could have the small children eying me nervously. MAC, you'd better call me.

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10 comments:

  1. If this were made, it would absolutely be my first MAC purchase. ALL OF THEM, in fact.

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  2. seriously, if MAC had the balls to do a Frollo palette I would buy everything they produced ever. You have to support creative insanity.

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  3. TOTALLY agree! I would buy EVERYTHING Ursula. I was shocked when she wasn't included. Definitely would rather have her than Dr. Faciliter.

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  4. Great post - I would totally buy a Jafar palette.

    And, well, of course Ursula would be snapped up in a millisecond too. That just goes without saying!

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  5. I'd definitely go for the Ursula and Yzma :D great ideas yo've got there girly!

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  6. This is such a cute post! I would definitely buy Ursula and Yzma! :p

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  7. Boo. I just wrote a comment and I think blogger ate it. xP I was going to say, I never would've thought of Frollo and Yzma on my own, though I agree with you that Jafar and Ursula are very obvious choices. Shame they weren't in the VV collection!

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