Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rodarte Post...

Good morning everyone,
I just wanted to comment on my post from the MAC Rodarte collection that i posted yesterday...
The internet is a great place to search, read, and write on anything you wish. provides us with the opportunity for us to express what it is that we want to talk about. People can go ahead and follow your blog because they like what you have to say. With that being said...
Everyone and I mean everyone is entitled to their own opinion, if you dont agree with mine that is fine, I dont expect anyone to agree with what I have to say.
I go and post on blogger to voice out MY OPINION on what i feel i want to talk about that given day.
You may or may not like what I have to say and that is fine, but please do not judge me for all you know about me is what I may look like and some of the things i say.
That does not mean that you know where I come from, if i have morals, or what I am all about.
I am just like you, a beauty blogger who loves and lives off makeup, we may not agree on things but like i said thats ok.
The MAC Rodarte collection is controversial
and yes the names to their products are tasteless, but I still am not offended by it.
But because the idea of how they came up with the products and the product names dont really go hand and hand I will NOT be purchasing from this collection.
I am not boycotting it I just feel that there wasnt heart behind it like they say.
I do not expect every collection to have heart behind it but i do expect to see products have an important meaning or match their ideas to the products like the rest of the other collections if that makes any sense (To the beach, All races, Hello Kitty,etc., their ideas matched the packaging an the names)
Like if they wanted to match their ideas "Factory" should be some ugly grey or brown but its not.
So I apologize if i have offended anyone that was never my intention, I just wanted to voice my opinion on something that probably wont even pull through.
Sorry Rodarte ladies
But your stuff aint gonna sell, and if your idea was to stir up buzz..
well ding ding ding! you did but not in a good way

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MAC Rodarte Collection

MAC Rodarte Collection isnt due till the Fall but it already has stirred up quite a controversy...

With names like "Ghost Town" "Del Norte" "Factory" and "Juarez" most people have been finding offense to the city of Juarez. Some commentators believe that its racist, insensitive, and plain unprofessional to have names like these on a beauty product. I myself do not find offense to this but at the same think that they could have chosen better names for the products. Its true, would you like to wear something with the name "Factory" on it? And if they are basing this line on their trip to Juarez, being a hispanic area why in the world would you photograph a ghostly white model to represent this line? Most of the products are targeted for light skin woman, what in the world?! I think it should have been targeted to a more medium color tone since its based on Juarez. Now MAC and Rodarte issued statements:

MAC Statement (provided by

We understand that product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection have offended our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry. We continue to listen carefully to the comments we have received and have the following plans to address concerns:
*We are committed to donating $100,000 to a non-profit organization that has a proven, successful track-record helping women in need and that can directly improve the lives of women in Juarez in a meaningful way
*We are changing the product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection.

Rodarte Statement (provided by

*Our makeup collaboration with M·A·C developed from inspirations on a road trip that we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa. The ethereal nature of this landscape influenced the creative development and desert palette of the collection. We are truly saddened about injustice in Juarez and it is a very important issue to us. The M·A·C collaboration was intended as a celebration of the beauty of the landscape and people in the areas that we traveled.

Still not offended, I am Hispanic, the should just rename the products using festive names...examples: fiesta, caliente, madrugada, etc. to describe like they say the landscape. But hey im just an ity bitty blogger.

What did you guys have to say about it?