An Interview with Marge Simpson, the Unlikeliest of Beauty Icons

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This year, The Simpsons celebrates its 25th anniversary and, to honor the milestone, MAC Cosmetics pays homage to Springfield’s blue-haired matriarch, Marge Simpson, with a fun collection that had beauty lovers buzzing for months before its release. The names of the products have been twisted with the usual wit that we’ve come to expect from the makeup brand. Our favorites include the ‘Lipglass’ in yellow ‘Nacho Cheese Explosion’ and the peach shade of powder blush dubbed ‘Sideshow You’.

Read on as Marge reveals all on the collection and the secrets behind her iconic look.

Tell us about your beauty routine. What tips would you give your fans when it comes to mastering your signature look?
Oh, I’m nothing special I’m sure! I set my blue hair by piling one stack of curlers at a time until they’re
 two feet tall, just like anyone else.

Are there any beauty tricks you plan on passing down to your daughters Lisa and Maggie? 

I’ll never forget the wise advice my mother gave me: “Find a look that works for you and stick with it. Wear the same outfit every day of your life if you can help it.” It’s worked for me!

What are your go-to MAC Cosmetics products? 

I love them all equally, but when I want to live on the edge a little I go for ‘Lady Danger’. This red lipstick shade is bold and matches my favorite necklace. When I really want to make my eyes pop (even more than usual) I use ‘Haute & Naughty Lash’.

Your eyelashes are gorgeous. Is that mascara or false lashes? 

I’ll tell you a secret; my personal stylist, Mr. Matt of Portland, draws them on every day.

You don’t age! What’s your secret?
I don’t really know how I stay so young! Homer and I were just talking about that at Bart’s 25th tenth birthday party.

Being the youngest of three sisters, how did you set yourself apart from Patty and Selma growing up and create a look all your own?
It wasn’t easy. Patty and Selma are so unique, stylish, and beautiful. Pardon me for a minute. I have to go and tell Homer to stop laughing.

How do you take your look from day to date night? 

I slip off my day red pearls and put on my evening red pearls. They are different; you just have to look 
really, really close.

What is Homer’s favorite shade of lipstick on you? 

He goes wild when I wear ‘Carnal Instinct’. Though it might be because he thinks it’s called ‘Caramel Instinct’.

It’s Monday morning and the kids are running late for school. What’s the one type of makeup you can’t leave the house without wearing? Lipstick? Mascara? Blush?
Definitely lipstick and mascara. Most days Bart or Homer will do something that makes me blush, so I’m covered there.

What are your favorite products in the MAC ‘Simpsons’ collection?
They’re all so great, but I must say that ‘Lisa’s Spikes’ really works well with my skin tone and of course ‘Beehive Blue’ complements my hair perfectly.

Are there any recent makeup trends you’d love to try using the MAC ‘Simpsons’ collection?
I’d love to try a cat-eye look – but I think our dog wouldn’t be too crazy about it. I don’t like to play favorites with my pets.

Tell us about what it was like collaborating with MAC on a collection that captures your iconic beauty look.
It was delightful! They were so kind and respectful of my ideas and to have these wonderful cosmetics have my name on them is just the icing on the cake. Pardon me again – I have to go and tell Homer to stop drooling. “Mmmm, cake”.

The MAC ‘Simpsons’ Collection is available from mid-October at MAC locations across the UAE for a limited time only.

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