Singer. Choreographer. Dancer. Entertainer. Mother. Model. At just 29-years-old, Teyana Taylor’s resume reads well beyond her years. Her latest role sees her collaborating with M•A•C on a limited-edition collection, available to shop online at maccosmetics.com.au now, that incorates eye-catching neon packaging and an array of bold colours that are designed to be mixed and blended to create your perfect match. With a strong focus on lips, the collection contains Lipsticks in both matte and frost textures, Lip Glasses, Lip Pencils and a Mineralize Skinfinish in a golden hue with bronze accents.
Here, Taylor gives us the lowdown on her new collection, her favourite products, and the best beauty advice she’s ever been given.
ON THE COLLABORATION: A long-time fan of the brand, Taylor calls the collaboration the ultimate fan-girl moment and a dream come true. “I have been wearing M•A•C since I was 15 years old! When I first met with the M•A•C team, everyone was so excited and that definitely meant a lot to me. From working on the lip colours and packaging, the whole collaboration was an amazing experience; I still can’t believe it’s actually my collection! It’s a big moment for me, as a black woman coming from Harlem [in New York]. I remember going to the M•A•C store when I was younger and dreaming about seeing myself in the store windows one day. I still can’t believe it’s real, to be able to have a collection with M•A•C truly means everything to me.”
ON FINDING HER INSPIRATION: “My inspiration was of course the 90’s but I also wanted the collection to be simple while being very powerful. Being a strong black woman and knowing the features we carry and the skin tones we have, I feel like less is more and I wanted to put the power in the lip. Black women in the 90’s represented beauty by keeping the power in the lip and that’s something that definitely inspired this collection for me.”
ON HER FAVOURITE PRODUCT: “Out of the full collection, I am in love with the Mineralize Skinfinish! It is perfect because it’s something you can wear with or without makeup. You can throw it on for a super simple natural look. A little trick I love to do is to mix the Mineralize Skinfinish with your favourite moisturizer or even vitamin E oil and it instantly gives off a dewy look to the skin. If you want to have a matte finish, you can just apply straight with a brush!”
ON THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE SHE HAS EVER RECEIVED: “Less is more! The power of makeup is amazing. The power of M•A•C makeup is great because you can do a simple look or a more beat look!”
ON WHAT MAKEUP LOOKS MAKES HER FEEL EMPOWERED: “A nice natural look makes me feel super empowered because I feel like I am embracing my strong features and my skin tone, which makes me feel very powerful. It reminds me of my mum and all the women who I look up to, seeing them embrace their natural looks and strong features and still feel beautiful has been the most powerful to me.”