Designed by Mickey Contractor -- the artist behind three decade's worth of glamorous Bollywood movie stars -- the color story will debut yellow-based foundations and concealers finely tuned to match the Indian skin tones that Contractor is so familiar with sculpting.
The collection also includes a brilliant palette of bright fuchsias, teals, plums and neutrals to perfectly complement tan tones, and will launch by way of lipsticks, Lipglasses, eye shadow pots and palettes, as well as the brand's popular Fluidline gel eyeliner.
"The inspiration for this collection really came from what I felt Indian women needed. Pigmentation and discoloration problems around the mouth and under the eyes is something that most people in India have a problem with, so creating the concealers was really important to me," says Contractor, who is also MAC's director of makeup artistry for India.
"Outside of India, they'll also work beautifully on Hispanic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern skins, which can also have similar issues with pigmentation," adds Contractor, who says that previous to this collection, he has had trouble with skin makeups appearing gray on yellow-toned clients.
The splashy teal and emerald-green gel eyeliners, on the other hand, were inspired by mere practicality.
The new makeup goodies will retail from $14.50, for the eye shadows, to $36, for the eye shadow quad, and will hit MAC counters across the U.S. on Jan. 6. (let's hope they bring it to Kuwait!)
And after a lifetime of working in the Bollywood biz, Contractor has certainly left his makeup mark.
"My whole idea was to try and minimize the old Bollywood way of makeup as much as possible -- we used to be pan stick and pancake makeup," explains Contractor.
"I wanted it to look more modern, more real, more today, closer to what Hollywood does... because it makes it more believable. That was my contribution to this culture."