Makeup as an Assault Weapon

MAC is collaborating with noted photographer and artist, Cindy Sherman, who does a lot of self-photography, acting as photographer, makeup artist, hairstylist, and model. The promo images reflect that; they could be portfolio pieces. Unfortunately, they don’t make me want to buy makeup.

Their sole purpose seems to be to give me nightmares.

Me, and now, you. You’re welcome.

Furthermore, I thought her work was intended to reflect on what society expects of women–makeup and aesthetic surgeries and so on and are intended to be garish and unsettling–so why is she collaborating with a makeup company to sell products to women who feel pressured to conform to society’s beauty ideals? Or maybe that’s the reason the promo pictures are so off-putting and she’s having one over on MAC?

5 Comments Makeup as an Assault Weapon

  1. Jason July 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Maybe it is not so bad if viewed 300 feet away in the audience of stage performance?

  2. Jessica July 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Why do they all have the same dark holes in their nostrils? Are the not really human?

    1. Mellzah July 30, 2011 at 1:12 am

      I think they used black paint in the nostrils so no light would reflect from them–it’s easier to shape the look of the nose when you can disguise the nostril opening, but JEBUS it’s freaky.

  3. Aisling July 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    That’s fucking scary. Especially the clown.

  4. Epiphannie August 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Looks like someone really hates MAC. Maybe Cindy had a MAC attack once that was never satisfied? The criminal profilers can handle this one. It’s too much for me. Can’t look at the evidence!

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