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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

I tend to avoid celeb lines.  Like Jessica Simpson and the Kardashians.   Gwen Stefani  had a pair of shoes I almost bought on sale.  But I left them there. 

I avoid it to and don't bother to look. I didn't even know Gwen had a shoe line.. The only way I'll buy from a celeb is if I really like the product.

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Originally Posted by Sexy Sadie View Post

Are there any info on Ri Ri Woo? 

We have all the info IIRC. Colour description, photos of RiRi wearing it, launch info, packaging...everything but cost (which will probably be the normal special packaging cost).

What else is there?

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Originally Posted by MaitaiFluff View Post

Like anything from the multiple Kardashian lines.

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They don't wear their sears line, or their makeup. Hell, they're never seen in photos/tv wearing stuff they sell at their dash stores. They probably don't even wear their own parfume.

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Her LAMB stuff has seemed to drop off the face of the earth. I had one of her hoodies back in high school.

I really want one of her beanie hats, but she doesn't seem to make em anymore ssad.gif and when she first started making purses, they were really great! I was even considering buying one. Now there doesn't really seem to be much to her line anymore. She was actually the only celebrity designer whose line i really liked, when it first came out. Very rocker chic.
post #333 of 3846

ohhh I'm so excited for this, the packaging is gorgeous too!

post #334 of 3846
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Originally Posted by MaitaiFluff View Post


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Her LAMB stuff has seemed to drop off the face of the earth. I had one of her hoodies back in high school.

There are a few celebrity lines out there that I respect, but it could mostly be because they don't make such a huge deal about it being theirs and put more effort in working with other designers to create a really awesome collection.

LOL  this was a few years ago,  they were a great pair of shoes, but I have knee issues, and I knew I wouldn't have worn them. 

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Originally Posted by Genn View Post

It seems like no one makes as much money as years ago and everything costs more.   I've noticed trends where companies require you to buy more. Sheer shirts: you have to buy cami, movies: come a sereis of 3 instead of the full story in one, scent layering: buy more if you want a more complex scent. Makeup: limted edition or releases in series. Everything seems geared to make you buy more.

Yeah musicians lose out a lot bc before you had to buy the CD to get the music now you got illegal downloading, you have websites like spotify and pandora where you can play the music without having to buy, so it sucks for the artists. bc I remember when back in the day when artists was selling millions and millions, and it was an honor. Now they do what they did in a year in a few years.
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


They don't wear their sears line, or their makeup. Hell, they're never seen in photos/tv wearing stuff they sell at their dash stores. They probably don't even wear their own perfume.

Plus, it's so obvious too that they don't wear what they put their name on.
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


I really want one of her beanie hats, but she doesn't seem to make em anymore ssad.gif and when she first started making purses, they were really great! I was even considering buying one. Now there doesn't really seem to be much to her line anymore. She was actually the only celebrity designer whose line i really liked, when it first came out. Very rocker chic.

I sold handbags for years and I totally forgot about her LAMB bags. I wanted the large clutch so bad with the Pan-African colouring, but it was gone before my measly paycheck could justify something so fun. But then a while later, her line was producing blatant knock offs of another designer and it stopped being that awesome. I still wish I had gotten that bag, skippers remorse.
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

LOL  this was a few years ago,  they were a great pair of shoes, but I have knee issues, and I knew I wouldn't have worn them. 

The store I was at didn't carry them, but would occasionally get a few returns and stuff them in the back. They were nice shoes, but from what I remember, they were also really tall.
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I'm excited

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I wish MAC release more lipstick. not only

post #339 of 3846
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Originally Posted by Anneri View Post
I'm quite disappointed with the level of creativity we get from mac lately. First the return of MM, and now FOUR Rihanna collections? Are the people at the creative department at Mac headquarters asleep? Did the whole department retire?! For me this shows a concentration on profit instead on the creative and edgy makeup Mac was famous for. Seems to me other brands are stepping up in that department - like illamasqua for example.

 

Well, it's about marketing. Gotta stay in business. Keep that bottom line up.

Extracted from the write-ups:

Four RiRi [Hearts] MAC collections in 2013, with a total of 31 units.

1. May 4th & 5th -- sold online and at Rihanna concerts -- 1 product only - MAC RiRi Woo lipstick – inspired by Ruby Woo only bluer.

2. summer -- sold on-line -- 5 products - RiRi Woo lipstick, two additional lipsticks, Lustre Drops, and a blush duo.

3. fall -- in stores -- 16 products - including RiRi Woo lipstick, additional lipsticks, RiRi Woo Lipglass, two eyeshadow palettes, and false lashes.

4. holidays -- in stores -- 10 products - including nail polish, makeup bag, RiRi Woo lipstick, and more lipsticks.

 

I will wait to see how they look. I look like Bozo the Clown crossed with a bag lady when i wear red lipstick, so i doubt RiRi Woo will work for me, but there are 30 other products...

 

I am, however, kicking myself for missing Prince in concert when he came through here in 2011. I know it won't happen, but i can imagine a Prince makeup collection...

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Originally Posted by sss215 View Post
Ugh side note, I can't stand celebrity created perfumes. UGH!!! The only exception to that for is Liz Taylor. She was the first one to do a celebrity created scent and she did it right!

 

Well, most of the time the celebrity doesn't create the perfume. The company may ask them what scents they like (vanilla! musk!) or what existing perfumes they like. And company may bring the final product to the celebrity for approval. But celebrities are not in there mixing the essences. There are professional "noses" for that.

 

And then there's the marketing. There is often something in the name and the packaging to make the potential purchasers think of the celeb. - although one of the J. Bieber scents has a bottle topper that looks way too much like a Marc Jacobs package.

 

Ultimately it's about the marketing. I'm on fragrance boards, and some great, complex, classic fragrances that have been around since close to 1920, for example, and survived because they are complex and classic are called "old lady" (the perfume is old, sure, but exactly what does an old lady smell like?), while the complainers extol simplistic celeb fragrances that are guaranteed to disappear when the celebs are no longer good for marketing.

 

Back in the way old days, a cosmetics company made around 5 or 7 shades of lipstick, and 3 of rouge (i.e., blush), and 5 shades of foundation (and forget about WoC). Even MAC has some classic lipstick colors that have been around a long time.

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Well, most of the time the celebrity doesn't create the perfume. The company may ask them what scents they like (vanilla! musk!) or what existing perfumes they like. And company may bring the final product to the celebrity for approval. But celebrities are not in there mixing the essences. There are professional "noses" for that.

And then there's the marketing. There is often something in the name and the packaging to make the potential purchasers think of the celeb. - although one of the J. Bieber scents has a bottle topper that looks way too much like a Marc Jacobs package.

Ultimately it's about the marketing. I'm on fragrance boards, and some great, complex, classic fragrances that have been around since close to 1920, for example, and survived because they are complex and classic are called "old lady" (the perfume is old, sure, but exactly what does an old lady smell like?), while the complainers extol simplistic celeb fragrances that are guaranteed to disappear when the celebs are no longer good for marketing.

Back in the way old days, a cosmetics company made around 5 or 7 shades of lipstick, and 3 of rouge (i.e., blush), and 5 shades of foundation (and forget about WoC). Even MAC has some classic lipstick colors that have been around a long time.

I love my classic parfume! It's been around since '91. I've been wearing it for a good 17 years and won't ever change!
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

I know it won't happen, but i can imagine a Prince makeup collection...

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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

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Raspberry Beret and Purple Rain lipstick

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THIS!!!!! I would DIE. DIE I tell you. Love Prince. I can see an Erotic City & Pop Life blush. The possibilities would be endless if this ever happened.flower.gif

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Originally Posted by Genn View Post

 

Raspberry Beret and Purple Rain lipstick

 

A Prince Collection would be heavenly.angelic.gif

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Well, it's about marketing. Gotta stay in business. Keep that bottom line up.

Extracted from the write-ups:

Four RiRi [Hearts] MAC collections in 2013, with a total of 31 units.

1. May 4th & 5th -- sold online and at Rihanna concerts -- 1 product only - MAC RiRi Woo lipstick – inspired by Ruby Woo only bluer.

2. summer -- sold on-line -- 5 products - RiRi Woo lipstick, two additional lipsticks, Lustre Drops, and a blush duo.

3. fall -- in stores -- 16 products - including RiRi Woo lipstick, additional lipsticks, RiRi Woo Lipglass, two eyeshadow palettes, and false lashes.

4. holidays -- in stores -- 10 products - including nail polish, makeup bag, RiRi Woo lipstick, and more lipsticks.

 

I will wait to see how they look. I look like Bozo the Clown crossed with a bag lady when i wear red lipstick, so i doubt RiRi Woo will work for me, but there are 30 other products...

 

I am, however, kicking myself for missing Prince in concert when he came through here in 2011. I know it won't happen, but i can imagine a Prince makeup collection...

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This has had the most OT diversions of any thread in a long time.  Perhaps because of the scarcity of color collections in March and lack of Color Stories for collections that we know are up and coming.  I am most excited about the quad but the color Ri Ri Woo sounds interesting.  It looks like a more yellow based red in the latest pic, that could be my monitor, but it would be in contrast to the bluer based Ruby Woo.  I am hoping that this will be solid collection and not something boring with predictable colors (cough, cough, MM) that will be banking on the celebrity name to sell it.  For the sake of not being too negative, and BTW, in general I agree with the commentary on celeb endorsements being bogus for the most part, to me an endorsement is most meaningful if the celeb is actually using the product (Victoria Beckham being an example), but this series collection has the potential to be very popular with many choices appealing to a variety of skin tones.  And, I was going to try and stay on topic, but I would love a Victoria Beckham collection because that girl has some (posh) taste.

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I have more red variations than my local makeup counter probably does but I cant wait for RiRi Woo!  A nice purple would be nice too

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I have more red variations than my local makeup counter probably does but I cant wait for RiRi Woo!  A nice purple would be nice too

post #348 of 3846

I have never been so excited for a MAC collection in my life! The products and packaging look amazing. Can't wait for the launch.

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Well, it's about marketing. Gotta stay in business. Keep that bottom line up.

Extracted from the write-ups:

Four RiRi [Hearts] MAC collections in 2013, with a total of 31 units.

1. May 4th & 5th -- sold online and at Rihanna concerts -- 1 product only - MAC RiRi Woo lipstick – inspired by Ruby Woo only bluer.

2. summer -- sold on-line -- 5 products - RiRi Woo lipstick, two additional lipsticks, Lustre Drops, and a blush duo.

3. fall -- in stores -- 16 products - including RiRi Woo lipstick, additional lipsticks, RiRi Woo Lipglass, two eyeshadow palettes, and false lashes.

4. holidays -- in stores -- 10 products - including nail polish, makeup bag, RiRi Woo lipstick, and more lipsticks.

 

I will wait to see how they look. I look like Bozo the Clown crossed with a bag lady when i wear red lipstick, so i doubt RiRi Woo will work for me, but there are 30 other products...

 

I am, however, kicking myself for missing Prince in concert when he came through here in 2011. I know it won't happen, but i can imagine a Prince makeup collection...


I can live with out a prince collection not really into him, but if the products look nice maybe I would buy. It would really really be nice if there was a Michael Jackson collection that's a collection I couldn't live without.

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Originally Posted by OctoberViolet View Post

THIS!!!!! I would DIE. DIE I tell you. Love Prince. I can see an Erotic City & Pop Life blush. The possibilities would be endless if this ever happened.flower.gif

 

A Prince Collection would be heavenly.angelic.gif


Diamonds and Pearls beauty powder or highlighter? Little Red Corvette lipstick? When Doves Cry eyeshadow? I could go on!! MAC really should troll this board for some new ideas. They might be surprised how well they would sell!

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Diamonds and Pearls beauty powder or highlighter? Little Red Corvette lipstick? When Doves Cry eyeshadow? I could go on!! MAC really should troll this board for some new ideas. They might be surprised how well they would sell!


But instead of calling it Prince, they can just put the squiggle on it that represented him for a while when he was "The Artist Formerly Known As..."

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But instead of calling it Prince, they can just put the squiggle on it that represented him for a while when he was "The Artist Formerly Known As..."

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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post
I am most excited about the quad but the color Ri Ri Woo sounds interesting. It looks like a more yellow based red in the latest pic, that could be my monitor, but it would be in contrast to the bluer based Ruby Woo.

 

RiRi Woo is supposed to be a bit bluer than Ruby Woo.

 

To quote from http://www.wwd.com/beauty-industry-news/color-cosmetics/mac-joins-forces-with-rihanna-6780854?src=nl/newsAlert/20130220-1

 

[Jennifer] Balbier [‘MAC’s senior vice president of global product development’] noted that Rihanna approached the task with a laser focus. “She wanted RiRi Woo to be slightly more blue-red and retro matte — a matte with moisturizer finish we’d used in a collection years ago and currently only have in one product,” she said. “She was especially adamant that the color be suitable for every skin tone.”

 

[bold on the wwd website, not of my doing]

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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post
But instead of calling it Prince, they can just put the squiggle on it that represented him for a while when he was "The Artist Formerly Known As..."

 

Or, like the Year of the Snake collection, they could deboss the pressed eyeshadows, blushes, and face powders (maybe even lipsticks) with THE SYMBOL 

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Originally Posted by vaisforluvrs View Post
Diamonds and Pearls beauty powder or highlighter? Little Red Corvette lipstick? When Doves Cry eyeshadow? I could go on!! MAC really should troll this board for some new ideas. They might be surprised how well they would sell!

 

Gotta say, the names of his songs REALLY lend themselves to cosmetics! I barely even thought of that. Of course, i won't mention the Prince lingerie collection and the Prince boot collection...

 

Oh, the Prince makeup collection would SOOOO be for Team Purple! With a few other colors, of course, like Little Red Corvette lipstick and Strawberry Beret lipgloss...

 

And speaking of celebrity fragrances, did anyone every smell Prince's 3121 (i never did)?

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YES! Team Purple all the way.eyelove.gif

 

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Gotta say, the names of his songs REALLY lend themselves to cosmetics! I barely even thought of that. Of course, i won't mention the Prince lingerie collection and the Prince boot collection...

 

Oh, the Prince makeup collection would SOOOO be for Team Purple! With a few other colors, of course, like Little Red Corvette lipstick and Strawberry Beret lipgloss...

 

And speaking of celebrity fragrances, did anyone every smell Prince's 3121 (i never did)?

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Gotta say, the names of his songs REALLY lend themselves to cosmetics! I barely even thought of that. Of course, i won't mention the Prince lingerie collection and the Prince boot collection...

 

Oh, the Prince makeup collection would SOOOO be for Team Purple! With a few other colors, of course, like Little Red Corvette lipstick and Strawberry Beret lipgloss...

 

And speaking of celebrity fragrances, did anyone every smell Prince's 3121 (i never did)?

 

Isn't it Raspberry Beret (retrieval from long-term memory banks)?

 

I really don't care for celebrity launches of makeup. I'm 45 years old and I don't need some flash in the pan star (not speaking of Rihanna, just generally) splashed across my makeup. If I wanted that, I'd go to Claires and buy a Justin Bieber lipgloss. I may be alone in this, but I think it cheapens the brand. MAC is MAC - I don't want to see someone else's name on it.

 

I can just barely live with it when the person is an icon and is dead (crass as that sounds); then they're really just launching products that evoke a look or era. But Nicki/Rihanna/Miley/Lindsey/Brittany (insert trainwreck in the making of your choice)? I don't like it. Have them do a campaign (like Johnny Weir); just please don't splash their name all over it.

 

And yes, I get that I'm not who they're targeting with these endorsements. Fine. But as previously discussed, my cohort can and does spend a lot of money at MAC. Their challenge is to remain relevant to their long-term customers while still attracting younger buyers.

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But instead of calling it Prince, they can just put the squiggle on it that represented him for a while when he was "The Artist Formerly Known As..."

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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

Gotta say, the names of his songs REALLY lend themselves to cosmetics! I barely even thought of that. Of course, i won't mention the Prince lingerie collection and the Prince boot collection...

 

Oh, the Prince makeup collection would SOOOO be for Team Purple! With a few other colors, of course, like Little Red Corvette lipstick and Strawberry Beret lipgloss...

 

And speaking of celebrity fragrances, did anyone every smell Prince's 3121 (i never did)?

Hahaha! Purple Rain, Pink Cashmere. A very duo chromed e/s that looks different on everyone called Graffiti Bridge. girlhaha.gif

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I love the pink and rose gold. I'll definitely want whatever powder comes in the compact smiles.gif
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