Pearl Thusi just bagged a major deal with a global beauty brand, MAC Cosmetics. This massive collaboration is a first for Africa and Pearl just made history by being the face of it. She partners with MAC Cosmetics Africa on their latest beauty collection.
In a private launch attended held on Thursday, 20 February 2020, Pearl Thusi and world-renowned beauty brand, MAC Cosmetics, described the collaboration as a first of its kind. The star-studded event, held at Sandton’s Alice & Fifth, saw Pearl Thusi and MAC Cosmetics showcasing additions to the beauty brand’s product range. The two new collections, Me Kit and Power Kit, showcase the multi-faceted personality of Pearl Thusi, allowing people of all skin tones to have a subtle daily look and a bold evening look.
Pearl described her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics as a full-circle moment, as she reminisced about her days as a 15-year-old model who learnt about makeup through the brand. She explained that both collections appealed to all demographics, stating, “Makeup is for everyone, male, female, transgender, whatever you’ve chosen to be in your life, makeup is for you. People are multi-faceted, and there wasn’t going to be just the ‘Me’ look. As a woman, I know that everyone out there wants to switch it up every now and again and own their power.”
The event hosted some of South Africa’s most popular personalities, handpicked by the guest of honour, with many showing their support on social media. Nadia Jaftha, Tamara Dey, Basetsana Kumalo and Moozlie were some of those in attendance. MTV Base presenter, Kim Jayde, played host for the evening and rapper, Gemini Major, performed for the intimate crowd.
The MACxPEARL collection consists of two looks namely, the Me Kit and the Power Kit each with a variety of beauty products. Pearl has been making major money moves, keeping her name in the spotlight. Mzansi is anxiously waiting for her Netflix special Queen Sono which will premier on February 28. Along with her beauty collection with MAC Cosmetics.
Even though Pearl has scores of fans that are flooding her mentions with congratulatory messages, her number 1 fan, DJ Zinhle has been gushing over her best friend’s partnership. Pearl responded to Zinhle by thanking her for being an inspiration as well. She wrote: “Babe you put us under too much pressure with Umlilo thank you for being an inspiration.”