Singer Azealia Banks has become the darling of the fashion world of late—performing chez Lagerfeld for the launch of the designer’s Karl line and rapping her way through Alexander Wang’s new video campaign this summer. Now, for one night only, she’s taking on the beauty world. In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, Banks has teamed up with the pros at M.A.C. on a limited-edition lipstick that packs (almost) as much swagger as the Harlem-born rapper and vocalist herself. The vampish blackened violet lip color—fittingly named “Yung Rapunzel” the shade is a deep plum in a matte finish, a spot-on match to the shade she wears on the cover of her breakout 1991 EP—will be available online starting September 5. Those who plan on storming the New York City streets the following night can snap one up in person at the company’s new SoHo boutique—then stay to catch a rare live performance by Banks at around 7:45 p.m.
The limited edition color will hit online retailers on September 5th (in stores the next day look for it at the M.A.C. cosmetics store on 125th Street) and retail for $15.
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