Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep and way too much champagne, I saw the movie Kinky Boots on an Open Skies flight coming back from Paris. it’s the uplifting and inspiring story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s failing shoe manufacturing business. Not sure how to save it, he makes a new from and gets his inspiration from a drag queen/cabaret star named “Lola” who needs footwear that can work well on stage. But the unlikely pairing creates footwear that neither could have anticipated, and creates a new future for the factory and the family. It is a story of friendship, inspiration and passion proving that you can change the world when you change your mind.
Of course M-A-C- Cosmetics loves collaborations, and so the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots play has inspired bold red hues of Lipstick and Lipglass “inspired by those who stand up for who and what they are, these limited edition shades make a one-of-a-kind statement.”
The M∙A∙C Kinky Boots Kinky Lipstick and Kinky Lipglass are available online at www.maccosmetics.com and in NYC at M∙A∙C Times Square November 20, 2014 through January 15, 2015 (so you don’t have long to get these fabulous red shades). But they are perfect to glam up your look for New Years Eve.
Who doesn’t want to get a bit glam and kinky????
MAC Kinky Lipstick ($16.00) is described as a “vivid neutral-red matte.” In the tube it is the perfect lipstick red. having just done a full review of luxury kick-ass red lipsticks,in which we included the Red Lip Bag ($39.50) from the M-A-C- Cosmetics Keepsakes Holiday Collection (featuring three items in the “Ruby Woo” color), MAC Kinky Lipstick is a much deeper, blue-red than the brighter, neutral, Ruby Woo. The Kinky lipstick is also more matte, which works well for daytime, but you can glam it up with the Kinky Lipglass, or if you really wish for the Kinky Boots look, with glitter and gloss. This long wearing red isn’t particularly hydrating, so exfoliate well and consider using a lip balm as a base.
I didn’t try the Kinky Lipglass ($15.00) which is described by MAC as ” Kinky Sheer red with multidimensional glitter (Frost)” so I can’t tell you personally how it really looks. The photos I’ve seen really don’t tell me much. But all M-A-C- Lipglasses are designed to be worn as-is or you can layer them over a lip pencil or a lipstick. The shine is high wattage and the lipgloss ahs Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips . Since this lipglass has multi-dimensional glitter and it’s sheer and red, it’s going to be sexy, sexy sexy! Get it now and you’ll have it through Valentines’ Day, at least!