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In an interview with Bustle, the makeup artist for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Joel Harlow, explained that both the sequel film and the M.A.C. collection will build on the aesthetics featured in the original global sensation. “The shades picked for the collection are significant to the various tribes that were represented in the first film,” he shared. “And [they] were then extrapolated into a futuristic version of what the looks and colors would be for this film.”
After watching the film’s trailer, fans may be ready to rock Letitia Wright’s white eyeliner accents or copy Angela Bassett’s smokey-eye look. Thankfully, there’s something for everyone in the new collection from M.A.C., which will include an eyeshadow palette, four cream and four liquid lipsticks, gloss, liquid and pencil eyeliners, highlighters, and beauty tools.
As Senior Artist for the beauty brand Fatima Thomas said in a statement, “Like the vibrant world of Wakanda, #MACxWakandaForever features lavish, saturated hues that look fantastic on everyone — especially those with rich skin tones” (via Style Caster).
And it won’t be hard to spot moments in the movie that nod to these looks. Harlow told Bustle that the film’s funeral sequence is one to watch out for. “[It] shows dancers in white and with white markings on their faces,” he said. “We incorporated a white [liner] into the collection [because of that scene].” The collection will also match up with other looks in the movie, which Harlow noted “play with the characters and what is going in the performance of each scene.”
M.A.C. Cosmetics’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” collection drops November 1, and the movie comes to theaters November 11.