Guest blogger: Amy Remeikis is a married, twenty-something, beauty-and-fashion-obsessed journalist, who has swapped newspaper deadlines and police rounds for a year or two of teaching kids English … in Korea.
MAC Cosmetics Venomous Villains collection
You know, I always thought Disney villains got a bad wrap.
I mean, sure, they aren’t always the most reasonable of characters. And they have a nasty habit of turning to witchcraft and dastardly deeds when things don’t go their way.
But to be fair, they are pushed to it.
There was Snow White’s step mum, minding her own business, being the most beautiful woman in the land, when BAM! Snow White goes all Megan Fox to her Angelina Jolie. So she’s feeling a little vulnerable, a bit fragile and she’s got this mirror in her ear, rubbing it in. So maybe getting a woodsman to kill Snowy was a bit of overkill. But when the going got tough, at least this was a woman who got going. There was no laying around waiting for a random prince to turn up and rescue her.
Then we have Maleficent. All she wanted was to be liked and invited to parties. But no. Despite everyone in the land getting an invitation, Maleficent was person non grata once again. It’s not as if she could help being green or having horns. So what is a gal to do other than curse the child for whom the party is for?
As for Cruella De Vil, well I don’t condone her fashion choices for a moment. But who hasn’t thought that if they could just have that one amazing piece of fashion, life would be complete? For me, it’s a Chanel 2.55 bag. Would I chase down innocent puppies to get it? I couldn’t say no for sure.
More recently, we saw Dr Facilier from the Princess and the Frog. Now this is just a classic case of contract dispute. He made a contract in good faith. If his intentions were evil, well then maybe someone should have done a little more research before signing. Then all of a sudden, the contract has gone belly up and poor Dr Facilier has backers demanding payment. What else is an evil voodoo witchdoctor to do when there is no civil court? Send evil voodoo spirit debt collectors out, obviously.
But if there is one thing a Disney villain can get credit for, it’s having zsa zsa zsu in bucket loads. Being evil might not be great for a happy ending, but it is fabulous for the complexion. And while our princesses are all lips as red as blood and skin as white as snow, these ladies and lords are rocking it.
A fact which M.A.C has embraced. Eyes, cheekbones (seriously – does anyone have better cheekbones than Ms De Vil?), lips, nails and accessories are covered by this Venomous Villain collection.
It turns out that I am quite partial to Maleficent beauty case. M.A.C has wisely shied away from green skin but emphasised her eye shadings, which are perfect for naughty nights out. I heart the Venomous Villains Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in My Dark Magic ($46). Pieces in this limited edition collection are adorned with images of evil-doers looking their wicked best. For lips I couldn’t go past Snow White’s step mama’s bronzy Sinister ($41). The Evil Queen did have a wicked pout after all.
So let all those princesses have their rosy cheeks, bright eyes and happy endings. Everyone knows that bad girls (and guys) have more fun. Or at least have better make up collections.
Visit your nearest M.A.C counter or online for a little pre-Halloween play.