Two New Awesome and Unusual Makeup Collabs To Debut

Iris Apfel for MAC Cosmetics

Which of these two new cosmetics ranges would you go for — one that takes inspiration from a famous French cookie, or a line created by a 90-year-old doyenne of fashion?  Two makeup collaborations were announced this week, and they’re from equally iconic, if unusual, sources.

First, the longstanding French macaron maker Ladurée announced it would be debuting a color collection, Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée, in Japan in February, with European and American launches to follow.  The dessert itself comes in a wide range of very pretty colors, so perhaps applying those same shades to one’s face isn’t really so odd.  That said, we might be slightly more eager to check out MAC’s latest collaboration, with fashion maven Iris Apfel.  In her career, Apfel has been a reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, an interior designer, a textile designer (including at the White House), a spokesperson for Old Navy, and generally an all-around fashion icon.  That’s her, on the left, posing in her new range for MAC.

Actually, these hues look like they would translate into great makeup colors.

Apfel’s 20-piece collection launches in the US and Europe in January.  Between Ladurée and MAC, which of the two upcoming makeup ranges would you be more likely to wear?