Pretty Peek: MAC and Azealia Banks Yung Rapunxel Lipstick Tuesday 28 August, 2012

MAC teams with rising rap star Azealia Banks on the dangerously cool deep plum lip hue Yung Rapunxel.

When I traveled to Ireland earlier this year, I was stumped on how to use our car rental’s radio for about two-thirds of our trip. So, on a vacation where we spent most of our time in the car, we were forced to listen to the same two radio stations day-in and day-out. (Until, that is, my husband hit one friggin’ button, and the mystery was solved. He wouldn’t let me live it down the rest of the trip.)

Lucky for us, one of the stations played Top 40 pop, so we could sing along to most of the songs. Unlucky for us, Irish radio stations are much like the U.S. ones; they play the same 20 songs over and over. But, again, lucky for us, one of those songs was “212” by rapper Azealia Banks, who I hadn’t heard of before this trip. As we drove through the idyllic back roads and “gaps” of Ireland, Azealia’s music pumped in the background. I quickly became a fan.

 MAC Yung Rapunxel Lipstick

Now, MAC has collaborated with Azealia on a limited edition, semi-matte, darkest plum lip hue, Yung Rapunxel, that will only be available in the U.S. (Sorry, Ireland!) And to celebrate, Miss Banks will be performing on Fashion’s Night Out at the MAC Soho store.

The color is spot-on for fall, a season where the lip forecast has been “deep mulberry with a hint of Goth.”

I have to say: As much as I like to groove to “212,” the song that I champion by Azealia is “1991,” which I can listen to on repeat for hours. Seriously. Or, “Liquorice“—the name alone combines my two favorite things in life: booze and candy. (Just kidding…not really.) They’ve both got infectious beats; you really must check them out on iTunes.

And, naturally, you should also check out MAC Yung Rapunxel, which is available starting September 5 on

Will you be trying out MAC’s Yung Rapunxel?

Karie L. Frost Signature


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