April 20, 2024

Feelin’ Fly With the MAC Future forward Collection

MAC Future forward Halsey Lipstick, Eye shadow x 9 Tinashe, Dej Loaf Lipglass and Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner
What do you get when you mix exciting, emerging female musicians, a whole lot of creativity and makeup?

Here’s what: you get the MAC Future forward collection (coming as a series of small collections starting March 17th, exclusively online)!


Four future forward musicians partnered with the eponymous brand to release a distinct collection that will launch in four parts and, you guys, it’s really great! (MAC has been bringing it!)

While all part of one cohesive collection, each of the musician sub-collections will launch as standalone capsules on separate dates.

This is essential to note: if one of these distinct products appeals to you (or if you’re a substantial fan of the recording artist), then be sure to mark your calendar to snag your prize, because these pieces will not be launching at the same time like in a conventional MAC collection.


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R&B and Pop artist Tinashe will release Eyeshadow x 9 Tinashe ($38 each) on March 17th.

Pop musician Halsey brings us a lipstick in Halsey ($17 each) on March 31st.

Rapper extraordinaire Dej Loaf will release Dej Loaf Lipglass ($15 each) on April 14th.

And last, but certainly not least, modern funk artist Lion Babe will release Liquidlast liner in Lion Babe ($21 each) on April 28th.

I love that each product brings the spirit of its associated artist, while all of the items come together and look quite “spring” while doing so. (At least spring where I live in Wisconsin, which is typically grey and punctuated with rich pops of beautifully unexpected color.)

And while some may not seem approachable for day-to-day wear (I’m lookin’ at you, Halsey lipstick), I’ve been loving just how versatile a non-neutral shadow palette and a gold liner can be.

Feelin’ fly in MAC Future forward (Eye shadow x 9 Tinashe palette on the eyes, Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner, and Dej Loaf Lipglass on my lips.)

Hitting us with nine shades (some of which are permanent, some of which are not) Eyeshadow x 9 Tinashe is a stunning mix of soft browns, purples and neutral greens. The shades pair together beautifully along the lines of a tic-tac-toe board; the top, middle and bottom three look spectacular together, but top to bottom and diagonal pairings are also cohesive. Eyeshadow x 9 Tinashe isn’t what I’d usually look for in a palette, but it ticks all my boxes and creates a large range of looks as dynamic as the singer herself. (In other words, I love IT.)

MAC Tinashe x 9 shadow palette (left to right): Gleam, Midnight Sun, Revelry
MAC Tinashe x 9 shadow palette (Left to Right): Vulnerable, Quarry, Amethyst
MAC Tinashe x 9 shadow palette (Left to Right): Flame, All Hands on Deck, Black Water
MAC Future forward (Left to Right): Halsey Lipstick, Dej Loaf Lipglass, Liquidlast liner in Lion Babe
Halsey lipstick is a rich, opaque and matte green-toned stone grey. It’s not dry whatsoever and applies like a dream. I’ll be truthful with you, although it’s not a shade I’d wear out regularly, I’m astonished at how wearable it looks. given that I work an office job, I’m conditioned to stick to “safe” shades (*cough* I still wear some pretty out there lipsticks at work *cough*), but I could see myself reaching for this to mix with something else at the very least.

The Lipglass in Dej Loaf feels like the rapper’s music sounds. It’s comfortable, but assertive and something I would certainly wear each day because it’s a nude that makes my lips look plump and doesn’t clash with the eye shadow I’m wearing, whatever it may be. (And because Dej Loaf is so sassy, I have a little extra spring in my step when I wear it!)


The gloss pairs perfectly with Lion Babe Liquidlast liner — a true gold. It’s a rich, reflective, deep 24-carat gold and adds a flash of brightness to muted looks.

MAC Future forward Halsey Lipstick
MAC Future forward Dej Loaf Lipglass
The MAC Future forward collection will be available exclusively online starting March 17th. Be sure to view your calendar for the three subsequent drops — and to blast the artist’s music when you apply their shadow or polish your pout!

Are you a Tinashe, Halsey, Dej Loaf or Lion Babe fan? Which of their small collections appeals to you the most?

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