When Cookie Lyon returns to screens on September 21 for the third season of Empire, some fans might be wearing the same makeup as she is. Henson, who plays show’s most fiery character, will release a six-piece beauty collection on September 6 in conjunction with MAC Cosmetics. The move is the latest in a string of black celebrities getting in on the beauty business.
Arriving online September 6 and in select MAC stores September 8, the project includes a “Strip Me Down” lipstick with a matte finish, mascara, an eyeliner, lashes, pressed powders and a face brush. “Taraji P. Henson has won the world over with her fearless performances, powerhouse confidence and charismatic spark,” the company writes of the Golden Globe-winning actress. “From her flawless skin to the quintessential nude lip and perfectly defined noir eye, her namesake MAC collection is as fierce as Taraji herself.” Products from the line, which range in price from $17 to $42 even include the star’s moniker, including the “Taraji Glow” powder. The collaboration is encouraging, as historically, people of color have been absent from the campaigns and offerings of major beauty brands… read more at observer.com.