Couture Monday: A visit to Versailles with Chanel
Color Connection #10

The sexy slither of a lady snake*

I was intrigued by MAC's Year of the Snake collection since I first laid eyes on this magnificent promo image.


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I was surprised by how much I liked the packaging.  It's very simple but perfectly captures the allure and texture of shiny snakeskin.  And you wouldn't think purple, gold, hot pink and black would go together well but here they work.

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Mac-year-of-the-snake-packaging

The snake pattern is woven throughout all the items.  Here's one of the eyeshadows (Altered State).

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With flash:

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Beauty powder:

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With flash:

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One of the lipsticks (Cockney) - I think the snake pattern works best here.

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Mac-year-ofthe-snake-ls-pattern

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With flash:

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Mac-year-ofthe-snake-lipstick-flash

Some fun facts about the Year of the Snake:

  • It is the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac.
  • People born in the Year of the Snake tend to be highly intuitive, insightful, quiet, and enjoy the finer things in life.
  • Famous people born in the Year of the Snake include Oprah Winfrey, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • 2013 brings good financial fortune for those born in the Year of the Snake.

What did you think of this collection?  I think the most interesting thing about it was the fact that all of the colors are re-promotes of items in the permanent line or shades that had been previously released in other collections - it's as if MAC is testing consumers to see if they'll buy  items solely if they come in special packaging.  Naturally, I succumbed.

*To find out what the title of this post is referencing, click here.

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