Whenever there is spat on my dad’s side of the family (and trust me there are loads) my dad’s older sister Lucille stays out of any arguments by proclaiming ‘I don’t have a nickel in that quarter’. Like my Aunt Lucille, I try avoid talking about anything too controversial here at Skin Scrubs as I like to keep it a happy place. However after reading some of the comments on Twitter last week about the MAC Bloggers’ Obsession Collection I can’t keep my mouth shut, so if don’t want to know what I think then look away now.
MAC asked 80 beauty bloggers to give them a reason to be selected to design a lipglass or eyeshadow and the best entries won. I will definitely be buying Karen’s (Makeup and Beauty Blog) Evolution Revolution lipglass because a) I love her blog and b) she’s designed something that I could actually wear and will use. I also love Christine’s (Temptalia) Jealousy Wakes green eyeshadow too but as I don’t wear eyeshadow on a regular basis I won’t be buying it.
What I don’t understand is all the flap about none of the bloggers being ‘qualified’ to design a makeup collection because they aren’t makeup artists? It’s a blogger’s collection not a makeup artist’s collection. If Sara Happ, Lush, or Soap & Glory ever asked me to come up a new scrub I think I’d sh*t twice and die from the excitement and believe me you’d all hear about it too! And I would assume they would be asking me based on my passion for exfoliation and not my cosmetology qualificiations.
Fair enough if you don’t think the products aren’t very exciting or the colours won’t suit you. Call it a MAC PR stunt or moneymaker. But don’t call Karen, Christine or any of the other beauty bloggers stuck-up bitches, hoes, and the rest as it’s just crude, crass and uneccesary. If we accept this kind of behaviour in the beauty blogging community we give the green light for others to do the same. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Thanks for reading, regularly scheduled Skin Scrubs chat to return tomorrow!