MAC Cosmetics will be launching their Archie Comics collection just in time for Valentine's Day, featuring makeup products inspired by Riverdale's own Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. Known for their critically acclaimed beauty products and collaborations with pop culture icons (including Hello Kitty, Barbie, and Wonder Woman), MAC Cosmetics' Archie Comics products will feature exclusive new shades and special edition accessories. However, the most unique feature of this collection is that the products are evenly split (like Archie's heart) to suit either the Girl-Next-Door (sweet candy shades of pink and peach) or the Sophisticated Fashionista (deep vixen tones of red and purple).
Archie Co-CEO John Goldwater talked about the collection with Robot 6 earlier this month.
It's going to bring us back into the consciousness of so many people who aren't necessarily comic book fans or graphic novel fans. MAC is known as the arbiters of modern, of cool, of hip - for us to be able to partner with them is an honor. We are thrilled they saw us in the same light as Elton John, Lady Gaga, these pop culture phenomena they partner with. They did Wonder Woman [cosmetics]. It will be in places that may not be familiar with Archie over the globe - Europe, the Far East. In places where they are aware of Archie, it's a fresh coat of paint - we're here, we're vibrant, we're important. Where Archie has no awareness, it's 'Who are they, what are Archie, Betty and Veronica all about?' We are not well known in the U.K. and other places in Europe, so this is an opportunity for us to create that awareness, that buzz.
As an easily-agitated brunette with a flare for fashion and glamour, I've always related to Veronica, however some of these Betty shades are pulling me to the sweet side...