M.A.C Cosmetics Names Diana Ross Its Beauty Icon for 2005

Diana Ross Makes Special Appearance at M.A.C West Hollywood Store

in California

Jan 21, 2005, 00:00 ET from M.A.C Cosmetics

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- M.A.C Cosmetics, the professional
 brand of choice, has named Diana Ross, one of the world's greatest female
 performers and style goddesses of our times, as its 2005 Beauty Icon. This
 year's Beauty Icon Series is available at M.A.C locations worldwide yesterday,
 January 20th, 2005.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050121/NYF003 )
     "Diana is a supreme choice for our second Beauty Icon Series," says M.A.C
 Global President, John Demsey. "Not only is she a global style icon but also a
 timeless and exquisite beauty. As a multi-talented performer who expresses her
 individuality through fashion and make-up, she's all that M.A.C admires."
     "I am greatly looking forward to the launch of the line and to my
 association with John Demsey and M.A.C Cosmetics," says Miss Ross. The
 show-stopping collection focuses on the pink and bronze/coral colour families
 and lustre-filled finishes that mirror this soul diva's dynamic personality.
     In addition to the essential colour collection for the eyes, lips and
 face, M.A.C has created two shimmering shades of a special edition Beauty
 Powder in a one-of-a-kind pink-chromed compact, accompanied by an array of
 short, pink-handled, pink-bristled brushes.
     The stunning visual for the collection was shot by photographer Michael
 Thompson in New York with make-up by Val Garland and styling by Edward Eniful.
 A leading brand in professional cosmetics and one of the world's top
 trendsetting make-up companies, M.A.C (Make-up Art Cosmetics) was started in
 Toronto, Canada, in 1984 and is now part of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
     The company's popularity - initially fueled through word-of-mouth
 endorsements from make-up artists, models, designers, photographers and
 journalists - continues to this day. M.A.C is now sold in over 50 countries
     For M.A.C Locations, visit http://www.maccosmetics.com.

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