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Kitty Pride

Get pretty in pink with Hello Kitty by M.A.C..
Kitty Pride Get pretty in pink with Hello Kitty by M.A.C..

It's virtual death by cuteness for us. Our inner girly girls can't seem to get enough of the sheer appeal of our fave feline friend as evidenced by the cult craze brought on by the M.A.C. Hello Kitty Colour Collection.

Kooky, graphic packaging aside, the shades are rendered in S/S 09's most eye-catching hues of silver, pinks and lilacs, which are surprisingly sophisticated and lose the cartoony factor when swiped on. With a black and fuchsia color scheme, Kitty is now more grown up than ever, shedding her gothic-Lolita Harajuku inclinations for a glam image more reminiscent of cheeky pin-up divas than infantile club kid.

If it looks familiar, that's 'cause it is: feminine shades of pink, purple and powder blue will always have a special place in our hearts, much like Preview's November 2008 cover, as beauty takes on a romantic, airy turn, this time to match this Spring's focus on Liberty florals and light-wash denim. Take the shimmery, unabashedly cute Kitty colors with a grain of (neutral-hued) salt: a little matte beige on the lips, thick, natural brows, or stark navy eyeliner anchors all that pastel. Keeping the sparkle well-measured and on one major feature at a time also ensures you're the cat's meow.

Click on to see our picks of the Hello Kitty litter.


—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor

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