By David Ngo
Jul 16, 2021
WHAT COLOR MOST CONNOTES HARAJUKU to you? An intense orange brown, perhaps? What about Phuket? Grapefruit pink sounds about right. Hanoi? Definitely a va-va-va-voom vivid blue-red.
We miss the big things about travel: the sights, the sounds, the smells, the shades. But we also miss the small things, like duty-free shopping, amirite?
Rare is the woman (or woman at heart) who hasn’t at least briefly browsed a MAC counter in an airport, any airport. MAC stores are so prolific they’re practically synonymous with travel.
Now, the ubiquitous cosmetics company has rolled out a limited-edition series of lipsticks to bring back the glamour of going places. It’s called Wander.Lust. and all the designs are inspired by destinations across Asia.
Raxenna Maniquiz’s brand-collab artwork for Nike Philippines (2) and FRIDA glasses. Courtesy of @raxenne
To create the vibrant and fun new bullet lipsticks tubes, MAC commissioned well-known Filipina artist and illustrator Raxenne Maniquiz, whose previous retail collabs include Nike, Toblerone, Charles & Keith, Cole Haan and Dr. Martens. The lipsticks themselves are the company’s classic best-selling colors, but in new casings inspired by Maniquiz’s memories.
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