Mary J. Blige on Her New MAC Lipstick and Wearing Less Makeup
Mary J. Blige has already become one of the most famous R&B singers of all time and has nine Grammys to show for it, and now she's just launched her own lipstick with MAC Cosmetics to celebrate two special anniversaries. This year is the brand's 25th anniversary, and it's also the 25th anniversary of Blige's album My Life. MAC is launching the Love Me Lipstick line as part of the celebration and enlisted Blige (who has now worked with the brand three times) to help.
Blige created her own lipstick for the line, a light pink color with peach undertones called French Silk ($19, available June 23 on the brand's website), which has a subtle sheen. The bullet of the lipstick is special, too. It features a pink-and-black gradient and includes Blige's autograph on the tube. "It's the perfect time to do something like this," she said. "And here we are today doing this lovely [collaboration] and I chose the Love Me line because that's exactly what I'm doing right now. Loving me."
In addition to launching the lipstick, Blige will be joining MAC this year at the Love Ball to support the CFDA-Vogue Initiative for the New York City AIDS Fund.
POPSUGAR sat down with Blige to discuss her career and latest partnership with MAC.