PS: How did this collaboration with MAC come to be?
MC: I’ve been a huge fan of MAC Cosmetics for forever, and it’s been my go-to makeup for stage and off-stage. I don’t keep that much makeup on me, but there are a couple of MAC colors that I really love and that I’ve been loyal to for years. MAC is great because it’s an inclusive brand. They have a long history of diverse collaborations, and I’m a different-looking person. When I say different, I mean I’m an ambiguous-looking person. Most people have a difficult time being like, "What is she?" This is going to be something that a lot of different people will be able to feel like they can wear, and it will look good on them because I kept that in mind when we were working on it.
PS: What’s your best beauty advice for biracial women when it comes to finding makeup?
MC: Stay closest to your natural color of your skin because we range in color, us biracial women. I would just say: be yourself and go with the colors that really work for you. It’s really hard to just lump all biracial people into one category because some of us have light eyes, some of us have dark eyes, some of us are darker and lighter. We’re a mixed group of people, and MAC has so many great color options for biracial people.
PS: We definitely agree and we celebrate diversity at POPSUGAR. How do you think that the face of beauty has changed in 2015?
MC: More exotic people are being embraced as beauty icons. And people have opened their minds from the very traditional, typical, middle-American beauty — which is still a great thing to be and we love that — it’s just that now people have grown to embrace more of the exotic looks. A lot more children growing up don’t have to feel excluded and left out. It’s a good thing to progress in a nice way.