They may have shot the campaign back in July but images from Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin's campaign for M.A.C is finally out. The news of their appointment as the new brand ambassadors for the Viva Glam campaign got us all excited but the campaign, shot by David LaChapelle, isn't as spectacular as I had imagined.
Minaj is the perfect M.A.C. girl but rather than going all-out with her, the rainbow of neon eyeshadow that they opted for feels a bit too tame and is slightly disappointing and I can't help but wish that the pair had separate shots. The inclusion of the rapper perched on the motorbike in front of Martin holding the giant lipstick feels a bit misplaced.
We all know about MAC's annual Viva Glam lipstick initiative to benefit their AIDS fund. As you'll recall, everyone from Elton John to Linda Evangelista have fronted the campaign and supported the cause, and now the cosmetics giant has just announced their 2012 spokespeople.
Replacing Lady Gaga is both Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin who are currently in Miami shooting the campaign shot by David La Chapelle. Martin s currently promoting his 'Best Of' album so I'm sure this is part of the promotion for that and of course, Minaj is a perfect choice. She teamed up with the brand for the launch of her debut album, 'Pink Friday' and is well known for her 'out-there' make-up looks.