Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Iris Apfel for MAC


The self-proclaimed ‘geriatric starlet’ makes her vibrant make-up debut – shrinking violets need not apply

Age is but a number, and as if more proof were needed Iris Apfel – New York socialite and style icon - hit the big 90 this year and the world took note. This collaboration with Mac is the ultimate coalesce of minds, following a year of incredible, yet unconventional collaborations for the brand, ranging from cult artist Cindy Sherman to fashion pack favourite Daphne Guinness and British designer Gareth Pugh.

The collection itself revels in Apfel’s love of acid bright lipsticks, with matching nail shades adding a polished edge to the assertive affair. But it’s the sentiment of living your life boldly and unswervingly that makes these technicolour hues so exceptional. If we’re honest, we could all use a little Iris in our lives.

The Irish Apfel Collection launches in January 2012 exclusively at maccosmetics.co.uk

Words by Anita Bhagwandas



Gareth Pugh: My style heroes

GarethPugh-Beauty-300 rs.jpg

Gareth Pugh for M.A.C


Trend on trial: Pink lips



How to get a good night's sleep in winter

Eight tips for staying warm and cosy by Sarah Biddlecombe

26 Nov 2015

Why wearing hairbands on your wrist could be a danger to health

Warning: features graphic images by Anna Pollitt

26 Nov 2015

Will you be glittering your pits over Christmas?

The beauty trend that protests society’s sexist beauty conventions by Sejal Kapadia

26 Nov 2015

The golden rules of washing your face

Clean and glowing skin, right this way by Sarah Biddlecombe

25 Nov 2015

Watch what happens when mums recreate their daughters' selfies

“WTF mum! You look like you've seen a ghost” by Anna Pollitt

25 Nov 2015

See how this woman got 11 tattoos in one week

Accelerated ink by Anna Pollitt

24 Nov 2015

New ‘hidden’ hair dye trend is perfect for the wary and cautious

Now you see it, now you don't... by Sejal Kapadia

23 Nov 2015

“There's a huge social stigma to being overweight”

One woman's account of fat shaming in China

20 Nov 2015

Sunset Hair is the most eye-catching beauty trend for 2015

We've fallen in love with this bold look by Sarah Biddlecombe

18 Nov 2015

The five cult beauty products recommended by celebrity make-up artists

And where you can get your hands on them by Sarah Biddlecombe

17 Nov 2015