MAC: Rose Romance Collection

Release Date: April 23rd, 2009

Spring is in the air with MAC’s new collection, A Rose Romance, set to release April 23rd, 2009. If I didn’t have spring fever before, I do now. Seeing what this collection has to offer makes me want to put on my favorite sun dress and flip flops and have some fun with the colors and products included in this collection. There is a little bit of everything from eye colors and lipsticks, to nail polish and perfumes; where do I begin? With my favorites of course!

I am in love with the eye shadow Crème de Violet. It is a vibrant and rich purple with a hew of pink. I think this color will look good with any eye color, but I think it has the potential to really make blue eyes pop. I can’t decide which lipstick color I like the best because they all look so beautiful. I am slightly leaning towards the color A Rose Romance mainly because I love a soft pink lip in the spring time.

When MAC has so many different fun products to offer, my eyes are not always immediately drawn to the nail polish colors, but I really like the nail color with this collection. It’s called Love and Friendship and it is a creamy lavender. I think it is such a feminine color and I can’t wait to try it.

The one thing in the collection I am not sure about is the gel blush. It sounds interesting, but I am just not sold on the idea of a blush that is a gel. I suspect it will stay on a little longer than a powder would, but I think the bold red color might be a little much for me. I do trust MAC though so I am always open to trying new things. Another new thing I might try in this collection is the perfume. If it makes me long for spring as much as the colors of the collection do, I am sold. I have listed the complete collection below, but if we learn of any updates, we’ll be sure to let you know.


• Creme de Violet – Pink-violet with gold pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
• Et Tu, Bouquet – (LE)
• Of Summer – (LE)
• Shadowy Lady – Blackened plum (Matte) (Permanent)
• Silver Thorn – (LE)

• Circa Plum – Frosty mid-tone lavender (Frost) (Repromote from Colour Forms) (LE)
• Mutiny – Sky Blue with gold pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote from Naughty Nauticals) (LE)

• A Rose Romance – (LE)
• Odyssey – Spiked-up plum (Frost) (Permanent)
• Way To Love – (LE)

• Magnetique – (Repromote from Belle Azure and Holiday Minis ’09) (LE)
• Steal My Heart – (LE)
• Virgin Kiss – (LE)

See Thru Lip Colour

• Loving Touch – (LE)
• Secret Crush – (LE)
• Tender Tryst – (LE)

Gel Blush
• Just a Pinch – (LE)

Beauty Powder
• Blush of Youth – (LE)
• Summer Rose – (LE)

Nail Lacquer
• Love & Friendship – (LE)

Splashproof Lash
Blacksplash – Black


Fix+ Rose – An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup (LE)

Creations: DejaRose – A striking bouquet of lush Bulgarian, Turkish and Tea Red Roses, ruffled with dewy watery and luminous green nuances. Velvety petals of exotic Orchid, Lily, Jasmine and Peony are teased with a hint of crimson Red Raspberry and the gentle texture of Pink Pepper. The interplay of light and dark woods, weathered Teak contrasting with Patchouli, adds to the intensity, while hypnotic Incense vapors and Amber Crystals lend a sense of intrigue and allure to this sensuous creation. A thoroughly modern “retro-scent”: Dejarose. (Repromote from DejaRose) (LE)

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