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    Default Afraid of clowns? Look away now! Itís Cindy Sherman for MAC


    So . . . MAC, the makeup favoured by makeup artists, drag queens and alienated goth teenagers from the suburbs, has taken on the ultimate identity-examining artist to be the face of the brand. Thatís right, Cindy Sherman, the New York photographer whose work consists of many permutations of the artist herself in disguise, wearing wigs, prosthetics and costumes is fronting a new campaign. Interesting.
    Although she is now in her fifties, Cindy has come through the underground, since studying at art college in the Seventies to become a member of the establishment, showing at top galleries and selling loads. Sheís even holder of the record for the highest price paid for a single photograph, which is £2.4m, for a picture earlier this year.

    In the MAC campaign she appears in her trademark caricature style Ė a melancholy clown, an unhappy bewigged purple-lipped lady and smiling but strained looking girl with rosy blusher and heavy fake lashes. The key to the campaign, we thinks (for there have been a couple of naysayers on the internet) is not that the makeup makes Sherman look pretty, or even edgily on-trend, but that it makes her look the opposite, AND that each image is so drastically different, it shows the versatility of the product; which is exactly what a professional makeup artist looks for.


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    are they for real with this? i'd probably throw my magazine across the room if i flipped the page and saw one of these.
    can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid

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    Hmmm ... lots of cheap brands provide clown make up. I don't think this was the image they were looking for.

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    The viva glam campaign was cute this just looks cheap as hell.
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    These are great. They're not supposed to be "pretty".
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    Back in the day a lot of kids got dropped off and picked up at school by pics 1 & 3. I'm not judging.

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    I think this is just awful.

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    Um yeah....this will definitely make me head straight to the MAC counter. Not.
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    i love it.
    and it makes sense. you don't hire cindy sherman and expect to just make her up like a model.

    at the same time, this might have worked better as a limited campaign for new york or something because a lot of people aren't familiar with her work and will just be put off by these.
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    I shall go on the record and say that yes, I am afraid and repulsed by clowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercer View Post
    Back in the day a lot of kids got dropped off and picked up at school by pics 1 & 3. I'm not judging.
    And now they can again!

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