Kuntbrigade rejoice! Azealia Banks is now marketing one aspect of her unique look with a new lipstick for MAC Cosmetics titled ‘Yung Rapunxel’. The limited edition lipstick color was named after the 212 singer’s alter ego (I’m pretty sure Yung Rapunxel personally handles all of Azealia’s tweets) and will be available to the public during New York Fashion Week on September 6, but fans can also purchase it online September 5. Deets inside!
Necole Bitchie has the story:
Azealia may get into twitter spats every other week and throw the words ‘cunt’ and ‘p-ssy’ around in her songs but that hasn’t stopped her from being a marketable brand to fashion designers and national brands. It seems as though she’s scooping up endorsement deals left and right and her debut album isn’t even scheduled to hit stores until next year.
Fresh off of a major campaign with Alexander Wang, Azealia has scored a lipstick deal with MAC, just in time for New York Fashion Week’s Fashion Night Out. Much like Nicki Minaj, who partnered with MAC to release a limited edition ‘Pink Friday’ lipstick back in 2010 , Azealia’s lipstick, named after her alter ego, “Yung Rapunxel” will hit stores for a limited time only. The shade is Azealia’s signature color and is described as being “dark, eggplant purple”.
You can snatch up “Yung Rapunxel” for $15 bucks at New York area MAC stores from September 6 (Sept. 5th Online) through 20th.
Read more here.
So her album may have been delayed but that doesn’t mean Azealia’s about to go anywhere. And although eggplant isn’t really my thing (VIBE described it as ‘blackened violet’ which sounds a lil’ sexier), I’m excited for Azealia.
She’s got some crazy good people behind her and I think we can expect to hear plenty more, as we wait for the 2013 album release.
Okay, who’s going eggplant/blackened violet this fall?!