MAC cosmetics has taken that idea a step further, asking three prominent artists to create works inspired by the cosmetic giant's limited-edition Make-up Art collection.
Working in their individual mediums -- painting, drawing and photography -- the artists drew inspiration from shadows, pencils, glitters and lipsticks to create their interpretations of Fall '09.
- Richard Phillips - Painter: Using the expert skills of a photo-retoucher, Phillips electronically gave his own painting a MAC makeover with the new eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks.
- Maira Kalman - illustrator: Famous for her whimsical visual diaries, Kalman first sketched her illustration using MAC eye pencils and lipsticks, ultimately painting in gouache.
- Marilyn Minter - Photographer: Minter had a makeup artist apply pigments and glitter to the model, then went in and sprayed her with water and glycerin to mess it up. She used a macro lens to capture this uncropped photo.