Harlem Beauty Teyana Taylor Is M.A.C Cosmetics’ Newest Muse
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — M.A.C Cosmetics is no stranger to collaborating with music artists, especially singers.
Harlem‘s Teyana Taylor is the iconic brand’s newest muse.
She joins a list of musicians including Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Aaliyah, to name a few.
Her ad campaign was photographed by Daniel Sannwald and styled by Kollin Carter.
The New York-native is excited to work with MAC. Taylor‘s love for M.A.C Cosmetics all started at the brand’s store on 125th Street in Harlem, Taylor‘s birthplace. “I used to walk down that block on 125th, and stop at the MAC store and just stare at the campaigns,” she told ELLE.com. Mesmerized at seeing M.A.C join forces with musicians over the years, Taylor “couldn’t wait for that to be me, for real.” And her time has finally come.
Taylor was inspired to work with the iconic brand because of its history of celebrating women of color through similar collaborations, including the brand’s previous collections with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and late singers Aaliyah and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.
“I’ve been a fan of M.A.C. ever since I was 15 years old and started experimenting with makeup. It was the first brand that made me like makeup. I’m so grateful and excited to be sharing this beautiful collection I created with the M.A.C team but also hoping to inspire other young women that anything and everything is possible,” Taylor said in a statement.
For Ukonwa Ojo, global chief marketing officer and senior vice president of global marketing at M.A.C Cosmetics, Taylor‘s eclectic, bold style is “unlike anyone else.”
“She’s fierce, bold and unapologetically herself, no matter what she’s wearing—all qualities we stand for at M.A.C—and are so excited to bring to life through this new collaboration,” she added.
The M.A.C X Teyana Taylor collection is expected to arrive in July 2020.
Photos Credit: Daniel Sannwald