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These Philippine-inspired M.A.C. Cosmetics lipstick collection reminds us of our country's famous cities—and a Pinay designed it!

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Jul 09, 2021 12:40 pm

M.A.C. Cosmetics is bringing back our wanderlust with a collection that celebrates the wonders of Asia, and we're totally here for it!

Representing 21 cities around Asia, including the Philippines' Manila, Davao, and Cebu, the iconic M.A.C. bullet lipsticks are reimagined to promote the "diverse and exciting cultures of the most iconic locales in the region."

Senior Makeup Artist for M.A.C. Asia Pacific Regan Rabanal shares that the goal of this collection was to share the beauty and "unique colors" of each place. "When selecting the lipstick colours for the Wander.Lust. collection, we felt that it was important for the shades to embody the spirit of the location. Wander.Lust channels that incredible feeling of discovery," she said in a statement.

Part of this limited-edition collection are three best-selling shades that represent the Philippines: the matte, mid-tone mauve pink Mehr for Manila, the dirty peach Mull it Over for Cebu in a Powder Kiss finish, and the matte, warm-toned reddish-brown Taupe for Davao.

All these are packed in a unique and colorful bullet lipstick tube that captures the essence of the cities—and they were designed by a young Filipina artist namedRaxenne Maniquiz.

"It’s a dream come true collaborating with M·A·C," says Maniquiz. "I got to draw inspiration from the places I love while adding my own style to these iconic lipsticks. It’s all been such a huge thrill."

The designs perfectly embody the vibe of each city: "the peppy urban spark" of Manila, "the balmy beachside pleasures" of Cebu, and "the exhilarating flavours" of Davao.

M.A.C. Wander.Lust will be available starting July 13 exclusively at the M·A·C Cosmetics flagship store in Lazada. The lipsticks can be purchased separately at P1,150 each, or as a full set of three with 10% value savings.

Photos courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics