MAC: Fabulous Felines Collection
Release Date: August 26, 2010
Fabulous Felines is one of those gigantic MAC collections that seem to emerge each fall. If you think you can skip this one because you’re not a big fan of cats, think again. This collection is a lot more than just clever names. The colors stand on their own and will draw you in whether you want them to or not. The products in this collection are divided into three color themes: blue/grey/purple, golds, and smokey greens. There is also a designer bag that goes with each of the color themes.
MAC is unveiling its new Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in this collection. This liner is easier to apply than traditional liquid liners thanks to its innovative flocked tip and it also boasts the long lasting power of Liquidlast liners. The color selection is perfect for fall with metallic golds, silvers, and greens. Desires & Devices is a stunning sparkly forest green that can easily transition to holiday wear as well.
The eyeshadow quads take the stress out of choosing fall colors, with the Burmese Beauty Eye Quad being the most versatile and autumn-like of the three. There are lots of new lipsticks, lipglasses, and cremestick liners. The easy favorite here is A Quiet Roar lipglass with its soft white gold sheen.
Fabulous Felines also meets the expectations of pigment lovers with a new pigment called Bloodline. This pigment combines dark purple and dark brown to create a definitive answer for those who can’t seem to choose between the two shades when applying makeup. MAC also dug out some old favorites such as Antique Green. This pearly blue-green pigment almost looks like it was made to go with the new Desires & Devices Superslick liner.
This is indeed a large collection but it’s a very complete one and you could easily find everything you need to get through fall without having to look outside of the Fabulous Felines display cases.
MAC: Pro Longwear Foundation & Concealer Collection
Release Date: September 16, 2010
In the world of Pro Longwear, Foundation and Concealer carry the show with creamy, medium buildable coverage right through to a flawless, natural finish. Marathon makeup to go, made from micronized pigments to promote the smoothest application and colour purity.
One of the more exciting products MAC has launched recently is the Pro Longwear Concealer. If you are wearing concealer, it’s because you want to hide something. Concealer is one of those products that you don’t want to fade during the day, especially considering that reapplying in public isn’t the most elegant feat. Finally MAC has come up with a concealer that truly stays in place. Pro Longwear Concealer is transfer-resistant as well as water-resistant so you can even keep your flaws under cover while swimming. MAC promises this will last for up to fifteen hours without changing color. This is a welcome change from other long-wearing concealers on the market that tend to turn orange toward the end of the day.
The finish is very natural. It’s a bit on the matte side but the formula isn’t drying. This concealer is equally suited to the under eye area as it is to blemishes. It doesn’t contain pore-clogging ingredients so you can cover pimples without worrying about creating new ones in the process. You don’t have to shy away from the eye area with this product because it’s ophthalmologist tested.
MAC has come out with the ultimate in long-wearing foundations with their Pro Longwear Foundation. This foundation lasts a whopping fifteen hours which means it outlasts all of the other foundations in their line. It also gives you a few minutes to blend before it dries and becomes budge-proof. The coverage is medium but it’s buildable for those who need something more heavy duty. Like the Pro Longwear Concealer, it doesn’t change color and it is non-acnegenic and ophthalmologist tested. It also contains special ingredients to help control oil throughout the day. This foundation has an SPF of 10 and broad-spectrum UV protection so you don’t need to use a separate sunscreen with this product if you’re only outdoors sporadically.
Overall, the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation and Concealer are two stellar products. They really do stay in place and the fact that the color doesn’t change is a big plus. These are products that MAC devotees will be thrilled with and may even convert some non-MAC fans as well.
MAC: Pro Longwear Lip Creme Collection
Release Date: September 16, 2010
It’s an age-old dilemma that still doesn’t seem to have a good solution: How can you get your lipstick to stay put while eating? Cosmetics companies come out with long wearing lipsticks from time to time but most of these leave your lips dry and an unsightly ring of color around your lips. MAC addresses this problem head-on with their new Pro Longwear Lip Creme Collection.
As the name implies, these lipsticks are very creamy. They come in a wind-up tube that is similar to MAC’s lipstick packaging but taller and narrower. The consistency of these lip cremes is actually closer to a balm and they do a decent job of keeping lips hydrated.
One of the best things about these lipsticks is that they don’t require a special top coat like most long-wearing lipsticks. This means application is a snap, although you should probably use a mirror since the color is so pigmented that it’s not very forgiving. They do deliver on their promise to stay in place for up to twelve hours but don’t tempt fate by eating an oily pasta sauce. The colors go on pretty evenly and they have a subtle sheen to them. These lip cremes will be part of the permanent collection so MAC is placing a lot of confidence in this product. Don’t expect it to be just a passing trend.
Fading lipstick is a particular problem with bright and dark colors so MAC made sure to include several of these shades in the collection. Good to Go is a bold bright orange shade that is not for the faint of heart. Love Forever! is a daring bright pink with blue undertones. The dark brick red Extended Play is a great shade for fall. Prolong is a ruby red shade that is destined to become a classic for those who can pull off red lips. These are mostly cream formulas but there are also two frosty shades: the coppery Sweet Ever After and the nude/plum Made to Last. All of the colors provide full coverage.
MAC: Dare to Wear Collection
Release Date: July 29th, 2010
August 2010 (International)
Join the brigade of loud-and-proud who daily dare to declare their own individuality. High-powered pigment and holographic pearl create a crazy-intense, shine-saturated gloss, combined with eye shadow shades as over-the-top as Lady G live! Not afraid to DARE TO WEAR? Bravo!
Dare to Wear is a fun new collection from MAC for early fall 2010. As the name implies, this collection features a lot of bright, bold colors. However, even the more conservative MAC fans can find a few shades they will feel comfortable wearing so it’s something everyone should check out.
Dare to Wear is pretty straightforward as far as MAC releases go in the sense that it consists only of eyeshadows and lipglasses. Most of the eyeshadows are matte shades with a heavy emphasis on blues and greens. Brown-eyed girls in particular can pull off these colors with ease. One of the loudest colors, the bright blue Zingy, is a limited release that is sure to make a statement. Those looking for a safer blue might want to check out Aqua Subdued, which is a softer turquoise color with enough gray mixed in to help tone down the brightness. MAC has also resurrected the popular Going Bananas shadow from the C-shock collection. This frosty canary yellow shade is surprisingly subtle on the eyes and looks great paired with the Rubenesque Paint Pot.
The Dare to Wear Lipglasses are perfect for days when you want to make a statement with your lips. Ban This! is a pearly true violet shade that is certainly bright but the more adventurous cool-toned girls out there will be able to pull it off, especially when paired with a black or navy blue eye look. So Bad is another vibrant shade but this is one of the more wearable colors in the collection. It’s a straight up coral with gold pearl that looks great on its own but could also be worn with a neutral shade underneath for a more natural look. Dare to Wear is a great way to say goodbye to summer makeup colors before fall sets in.
Ban This! – Deep purple with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
Bold & Brash – Bright red with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
Dare to Dare – Light blue pink with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
Gimme That! – Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
So Bad – Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Wind Me Up – Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Aqua – Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
Atlantic Blue – Bright violet blue (Matte) (Permanent)
Crazy Cool – Pale frosty lavender (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Free to Be – Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
Going Bananas – Soft lemon yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Lime – Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
Louder – Please Bright fuchsia (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Sassy Grass – Bright grass green (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Shock-a-holic – Deep purple (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Sky Blue – Robin’s egg blue (Frost) (Permanent, PRO)
Winkle – Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin) (Permanent)
Zingy – Bright sky blue (Matte) (Limited Edition)
MAC: Haute & Naughty Lash Collection
Release Date: June 28th, 2010 (Nordstrom.com & maccosmetics.com)
August 19th (Nordstrom stores)
September 16th (Everywhere else)
October 2010 (International)
Leading the kind of double life that doesn’t land you in the tabloids is easy with Haute & Naughty Lash. So smart with its two-in-one dual wiper system, you choose if you want defined lashes for day, or instantly combed volume for evening. Use the small orifice for a natural end look. the large orifice for major drama, all-in-one!
First at MAC, this innovative, unique, double-duty development is the clever new way to customize lashes… select and shimmy brush from root to tip for desired effect.
State-of-the-art conditioning and hydrating formula prevents parching, flake-outs. A one-for-all winner!
Haute & Naughty Lash ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
* Haute & Naughty Black
MAC: Alice + Olivia Collection
Release Date: July 8th, 2010
International: August 2010 (Japan and Korea only)
Alice + Olivia is a small but fun collection inspired by the fashion line of the same name. This is not one of those collections that is so dizzyingly large that you don’t know where to begin. Instead it consists of a few carefully selected items that are easy to get to know and equally easy to love.
Pigment lovers will rejoice in the three new shades that are coming out with Alice + Olivia. Later is unlike any other pigment MAC has come out with so far- a black with purple shimmer that is perfect as a crease color or wet as a liner. Partylicious is another color that can’t be matched by any pigment you already own. This one is turquoise with silver shimmer. If It Sparkles is a bit more familiar. This white with pink pearl shade immediately calls to mind Pink Opal Pigment.
Dazzleglass Cremes are back with three shades that are worth a closer look. If It’s Pink is a pearly hot pink that is sure to get noticed. Sparklicious is a pearly milky pink shade that is subtle yet different enough to warrant purchasing as it would look great on top of many different lipstick colors. I.Want.Candy is a pearly yellow but don’t let its yellow appearance scare you off. It’s actually prettier and more subdued on the lips, much in the same way that Spring Bean Lustreglass was anything but green once applied.
The three Nail Lacquers in Alice + Olivia are nothing like traditional nail polish colors. If you never stray from red or pink polish, you probably won’t give these a second look. And that would be a very big mistake. The shimmery bright purple So Rich So Pretty is unconventional without being gaudy. Morning.After is a turquoise polish that is neither too blue nor too green, making it a great starting point for someone who wants to step outside their comfort zone. For the really adventurous, there is the silvery-black Military polish.
Alice + Olivia is full of great colors that push the limits but are still fairly easy to pull off. Don’t judge these shades by how they look in the containers. Give them a try at your MAC counter and you will probably be very pleasantly surprised.
Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 US / $21.50 CDN)
* If it’s Pink… – Hot pink with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* I.Want.Candy. – Hot yellow with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* Sparklicious – Creamy pale pinky white with soft multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
Pigment ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)
* If It Sparkles… – White with transforming pink pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* Later. – Black with transforming purple pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
* Partylicious – Turquoise with silver pearlized pigments (Limited Edition)
Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)
* Morning.After. – Creamy turquoise (Cream) (Limited Edition)
* So Rich So Pretty – Bright purple with pearlized pigments (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Military – Black matte with silver suede pearl (Matte with Pearl) (Limited Edition)
MAC: Digi-Dazzle Collection
Release Date: July 15, 2010 (Nordstrom and The Bay)
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Collection
We took out the razzle, kept the dazzle, and added a hint of glee! Thirteen colours to astonish, awe and electrify the lippiest critic. A limited-edition collection that makes boredom and predictability a thing of the past. What modern lips do best: Digi-Dazzle. Do you compute?
Digi Dazzle Brush Browser
The MAC Digi Pops Brush Browser collection is made up of two well-rounded brush kits that put some of MAC’s past brush kits to shame. These kits feature a few of MAC’s most useful brushes beautifully packaged in a black MAC brush roll with white details. MAC brushes have a great reputation thanks to their high quality bristles and great design, but they do command a high price tag. These Brush Browser sets are a great way to get a few MAC brushes at a slightly lower price. After all, a good set of brushes can make even the cheapest makeup look fantastic.
4 Face Brushes Apply + Blend set contains four of MAC’s top face brushes with special edition shorter handles for easier transport and storage. Perhaps one of the most indispensable brushes in any collection is the concealer brush since concealer is generally applied to very small areas. The 194SE concealer brush in this set is the perfect brush for precise concealer application thanks to its tapered bristles. The 168SE is a large angled contour brush that is mainly designed for contouring but it’s also great for applying blush, bronzer, and highlighter. MAC’s stippling brush, the 187SE, is also included. This is a very soft brush that is ideal for applying heavily pigmented blushes. This kit also has a brush specifically designed for foundation, the 190SE. This is MAC’s traditional foundation brush that is very durable and designed to distribute foundation evenly without streaking.
5 Eye Brushes Apply, Define, + Line puts all the tools needed to create any eye look imaginable together in one place. Among the best brushes in this kit are the 212 flat eyeliner brush which creates a very precise line and the 266 small angle brush that gives gel eyeliner and brow powder applications a professional look.
The Brush Browser sets are a convenient way to snap up some of MAC’s best brushes whether you are just starting out with good brushes or looking for backups or replacements. MAC brushes have a stellar reputation among makeup artists and these kits put their brushes in the reach of even those of us who can’t use makeup brushes as a tax write-off.
Digi Dazzle Lip Server
MAC Digi Pops Lip Server is the collection frosty lip lovers have been waiting for. Lip Server is chock full of frosty lipsticks and lip glosses to help give your lips a shimmery effect. Even better, the colors are suitable for any season.
The frost in the new Dazzle lipsticks in Lip Server is more multidimensional than the frost in traditional lipsticks which makes the lips appear slightly fuller. Many frosty lipsticks tend to dry out the lips but these are actually quite moisturizing. MAC has succeeded in offering a good variety of lip colors in Lip Server from baby pinks and neutrals to deep reds and browns. Pink lipstick fans will flock toward Troublemaker, a berry pink that instantly brightens the face. Baby’s on Fire is the color of choice for red lipstick wearers. Frosty deep reds can look over the top but MAC got the balance right with this shimmery brick red shade. It definitely stands on its own and doesn’t need any lip gloss on top. Hot Sass makes you stop and take a closer look, which is something that doesn’t happen often when it comes to lipstick shades. At first glance, it’s very orange, but then the flash of pink jumps out at you and makes you think, “I might be able to get away with that color! I wonder how it looks on me…” It’s something really different that may surprise you after trying it on.
No lipstick collection would be complete without lip glosses to polish off the look. Digi Pops serves up seven Dazzleglasses and they’re all limited editions. You may already be familiar with the repromoted raspberry Spanking Rich and the orange Utterly Posh, but there are a few new shades worth nothing. Spanking Rich is a shimmery magenta with a hint of glitter that is great for medium skin tones. Hi-Falutin’ perks up a boring neutral pink (think 2N gloss from the N collection) with subtle shimmer.
Digi Dazzle iPalette
The Digi Pops iPalette collection offers MAC fans a chance to create their own palettes. One problem many eye shadow aficionados face is a drawer full of eye shadow pots that can be difficult to sort through and find colors that go together. MAC offers the perfect solution to this quandary with Digipops iPalette.
With this collection, MAC has pulled out a number of permanent eye shadow shades in the pan for easy palette placement. The fun part is choosing which colors to put together in your palette. If you’re not sure which colors pair well, MAC makeup artists will be happy to advise you on flattering combinations. There are plenty of shades to choose from including some of MAC’s most popular colors.
Retrospeck is a slightly shimmery champagne shade that is perfect for an everyday lid wash and looks especially nice with browns. Expensive Pink is a golden pink that is perfect for the lids or highlighting the outer V. Satin Taupe is one of those universally flattering crease colors that would be at home in any palette. It’s the perfect blend of grey and brown that makes it suitable for creating smoky nighttime eye looks and neutral work day eyes as well. It is versatile enough to be paired with browns, purples, greens, golds, and even pinks. If you want to add some color to your lids, Parfair Amour is a great blue-based purple that is flattering to every eye color and not nearly as bright when applied as it looks in the pan.
Digipops iPalette lets you create your own eye look and have all of your shadows together in one place . You can just pull out your palette and apply the colors without having to think too hard about what goes together or rifling through your makeup drawer to find the right shade.
Digi-Pops: Lip Server
Dazzle Lipstick ($14.00 U.S . / $16.50 CDN)
* Liquid Lurex Tarnished golden (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Smash Hit White beige (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Infused with Glam Copper brown (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Wham Plum brown (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Glaringly Hip Light Peach (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Sweet Bits Light lavender pink (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Hot Sass Bright orange (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Win-Win Light pink (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Naughty You Neon Pink (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Troublemaker Magenta (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Snazzy Deep plum (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Hellraiser Light lavender (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Baby’s On Fire Deep Red (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Dazzleglass ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
* Glamour OD Bright Coral Red (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Spanking Rich Raspberry Pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Boys Go Crazy Deep amthyst (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Fabulous Fun Rich magenta (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Hi-Falutin’ Light yellow pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* You Got the Look Yellow nectarine (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Utterly Posh Mid-tone orange (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
MAC: Opulash Collection
Release Date: May 27, 2010 (in stores)
International: June 2010
THE BIGGEST, BADDEST, BOUFFANT LASHES EVER ARE MAKING NOISE WITH THEIR SEXY SWEEP… the most extremevolumization ever seen! Just like going to your hairdresser for the boldest Barbarella blowout you’d ever dare to wear, Opulash creates aesthetic extremes when it gets going, for a dramatic end look. It’s all in the brush: enlarged and engineered to grab roots, lift, hold, replicate, exaggerate, and build-out like an architect intent on astounding with structural sleight-of-hand. Pick up the brush – see it volumize and curl – and you’ll know the difference. Large diameter backs you up, tapered front tip makes inner corners sleeker to reach. Needless to say, no clumping or Spider-Woman Syndrome. Superlative separation, sublime innovation: Everything a M•A•C Artist lives for!
It seems that makeup companies are always coming out with new mascaras, each one claiming to be make lashes bigger, longer, and bolder than before. Many of us end up trying all of them because it can be difficult to find a good mascara. Many are misses right off the bat whereas others work well at first before somehow dropping in performance and being relegated to the back of the makeup drawer while we seek out the next big thing in mascara. Could MAC’s new Opulash be The One?
Opulash promises extreme volume and high drama. This mascara is specially formulated to create curl as well, which is not something you can find in most mascaras. They have also put a lot of effort into designing the brush, which is very fat and full on the bottom and more tapered at the top for reaching the corners.
As far as mascaras go, MAC Cosmetics does not have the best track record. It is perplexing how their mascaras fall so short when most of their other cosmetics are top quality. This is MAC’s latest attempt to prove to us that they can, in fact, create a very good mascara. Opulash is MAC’s answer to the very popular Diorshow. It is offered in only one color, “Bad, Bad Black”. To create the most dramatic lashes ever, black is really the only color that will do the job so MAC is keeping true to the theme here.
With Opulash, MAC has definitely created a winner. MAC does deliver on its promises as this mascara makes lashes look very full and long. While no mascara ever seems to make your lashes look just like the ads, this one does do a great job at everything it sets out to do. It also lasts much longer than any of MAC’s previous mascaras and is great at separating lashes as well. Finally the MAC makeup line has come up with a mascara that is sure to have legions of loyalists!
Opulash ($13.00 US/$15.50 CDN)
* Bad, Bad Black – Black
MAC: To the Beach Collection
Release Date: May 27, 2010
International: May 2010
Asia: June 2010
MAC’s To The Beach collection is filled with the sort of items you might expect to find in a summer collection – bronzes and bright colors that look great against tanned skin. Most of us find that the colors we’ve been wearing all winter just don’t look right once we start spending more time outdoors in the summer. MAC comes to the rescue once again with great selections in eye shadow, lipstick, and bronzers.
Everything in this collection features special beach-themed packaging. At first the green eyeshadow pots with white seashells outlined on the front are a bit jarring and almost look like they are not even from MAC. But these cases and the similar green blush compacts with their starfish design actually do have their charm. In fact, it’s fun to pull these out when you’re putting on your makeup and it also makes it easier to find the new summer shades among the sea of black shadow pots you probably have swimming in your makeup drawer. The Sweet & Punch shadow is a fun color that reminds me of key limes. It’s a festive shade perfect for an outdoor lunch or lounging on a boat.
The lipsticks here are perfectly suited to the theme if a bit predictable and boring. Lazy Day is the requisite blue-based pink that only the tannest among us can pull off. Beach Bound is a frosty peach shade that is great if you’re going for a nude lip look, especially if you pair it with the sparkly peach Flurry of Fun Lipglass also in this collection. The lipsticks come in orange tubes with white conch shells and the Lipglasses have orange caps emblazoned with seahorses.
Lustre Drops make a reappearance here from the Style Warrior collection. This is a multi-purpose liquid highlighter that helps you achieve a sun-kissed look. The golden bronze Sun Rush Lustre Drops are the perfect complement to a tan while the Pink Rebel Lustre Drops help give paler skin a fresh glow. Dot on with your fingers or blend into foundation or cream blush for a pearly glow. Scorcher Nail Lacquer could very well be one of the best Nail Lacquers MAC Cosmetics has ever released. It’s the perfect coral shade to paint on your toes for the beach but bright enough that you will want to confine its use only to the summertime.
The Marine Life High-Light Powder is a pressed powder highlighter that uses shades of pink, peach, bronze, and brown to transform the surface of the powder into a work of art depicting a seahorse swimming in the ocean. The design is so beautiful that you almost don’t want to use it but the powder gives such a nice glow that you don’t feel too bad about disturbing the scene.
Eyeshadow – $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
* Firecraker – Frosted mid-tone red orange (Veluxe Pearl)
* Humid – Intense green with shimmer (Frost)
* Sand & Sun – Light peach (Matte)
* Sweet & Punchy – Bright yellow green (Veluxe Pearl)
* Shimmermoss – Green with green pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Eye Kohl – $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
* Float on By – Dark green turquoise
* Rosemary & Thyme – Mid-tone olive gold with shimmer
Lipstick – $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN
* Beachbound – Sheer frosted pale peach (Glaze)
* Lazy Day – Light dirty blue pink (Lustre)
* Thrills – Rosy copper with gold pearl (Frost)
* Funbathing – Mid-tone bronzed plum (Cremesheen)
Lipglass – $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN
* Easy Lounger – Light baby pink with multi-dimensional pear
* Flurry of Fun – Sheer sparkly peach
* Splashing – Mid-tone blue pink with soft gold pearl
Lip Pencil – $13.00 US/$15.50 CDN
* Life’s a Breeze – Soft pink
* Temperature Rising – Loudmouth orange
Powder Blush – $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN
* Get-Away Bronze – Mid-tone Suntan (Frost)
* Hipness – Intense coral with soft white pearl (Frost)
High-Light Powder – $26.00 US/$32.00 CDN
* Marine Life – Multicolour pressed powder
MAC Cream Bronzer – $25.00 US/$30.00 CDN
* Beach Bronze – Golden Glow with Soft Gold Finish
* Weekend – Mid-tone deep orange brown with soft pink pearl
Luster Drops – $18.50 US/$22.50 CDN
* Pink Rebel – Blue pink with gold pearl
* Sun Rush – Peachy bronze with gold pearl
Bronzing Powder – $22.00 US/$27.00 CDN
* Golden – Muted golden tan-beige with golden shimmer
* Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish
Bronze Body Oil – $22.00 US/$27.00 CDN
* Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
Nail Lacquer – $12.00 US/$14.50 CDN
* In the Buff – Muted taupe avocado (Cream)
* Scorcher – Creamy bright coral red (Cream)
* MAC To The Beach Bag – $49.50 US/$59.50 CDN
Available at MAC Stores only.
Brush 130 – Short Duo Fibre – $38.00 US/$45.50 CDN
Brush 130 Short Duo Fibre Powder/Blush – $34.00 US/$41.00 CDN
MAC: Superglass Collection
Release Date: May 7th, 2010
International: May 2010
Shattered, decimated, blinded by a fantastic, intergalactic lip light! Just when you thought Dazzleglass was the best-of bright, along comes Superglass, with secret, snowflake-shaped helicone pearls sparkling in three different facets for triple the dazzle! Lips have gone big bang, explosively dimensional, a rare eclipse! Gloss feels slick and sleek on application with no draggy speed bumps, not a hint of grit. A light aroma of vanilla enhances kissability. Extreme innovation that’s a good reflection on MAC and the seductress lucky enough to strike upon it.
If you thought Dazzleglass was as sparkly as lip gloss could possibly get, MAC has come out with something new that will prove you wrong. MAC decided to kick the glitter up yet another notch and the result is Superglass, a new lip gloss formula that surpasses even the high sparkle of Dazzleglass. MAC has come up with special multi-faceted glitter particles that reflect more light than ever without being too chunky, giving this gloss a technological edge over other similar glosses.
Superglass is not for the timid or cosmetically conservative. Make no mistake about it- this gloss is extremely glittery. Not shimmery, not sparkly, but full of straight-up glitter. It’s more for clubbing than every day wear. It is a bit thicker than other MAC glosses and slightly more pigmented as well to help give the glitter a good base. Although you can feel the glitter on your lips, it is not gritty at all like many other glittery glosses.
The collection will launch with nine sparkly colors that cover all the typical gloss shades so everyone will be able to find a color that suits them. These are all limited edition so don’t wait too long to decide or you may leave your MAC makeup counter empty-handed. Cherry Electric is a very bright cherry red that looks especially nice on lighter skin tones. Sugar Overload is one of the more unexpected shades- a glitter-packed beige that helps you get the sparkly look without having to wear a bright color at the same time. Fab Frenzy is a deep wine shade perfect for creating a vampy look that has a little more life to it than the typical matte vamp shades.
Superglass is a bit more expensive than other MAC glasses. This would be a lot easier to accept if we got more gloss than usual. However, Superglass tubes actually contain less product than the other glosses in the MAC Cosmetics line. The high sparkle payoff is a bit hard to find in other glosses and may end up justifying the cost if this is the look you’re after. For incredibly glittery lips without a gritty feel, Superglass truly takes the cake.
Superglass ($18.00 US/$21.50 CDN)
* Cherry Electric – Bright cherry pink (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Disco Blend – Light tan (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Fab Frenzy – Deep blue purple (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Gift Wrap – Light pinky peach (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Sugar Overload – White beige (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Superflash! – Mid-tone yellow pink (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Sweet Tart – Baby pale pink (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Totally Bang! – Fuchsia (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Tunnel of Love – Deep blue brown (Pearl) (Limited Edition)
MAC: Pret a Papier Collection
Release Date: April 22, 2010
International: May 2010
Craft Paper Couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a frisky little “funny face” frock. Then, strip it back to its essence for Summer 2010 for a Pret-a-Papier colour collection. It was a Project Runway challenge of sorts, with paper as the source, the instigator of ideas, the beginning of something simply, basically beautiful. Lipstick, Lipglass, Eyeshadow, Paint Pot, Chromografic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant.
MAC’s Pret a Papier collection is sure to please lovers of beige and coral. The promo materials play up the contrast of bright pinks and peaches against the backdrop of soft golden beige. Even if those don’t rank among your favorite cosmetics colors, there are still a few items here worth checking out.
This collection features two paint pots that match the theme perfectly. The new Coral Crepe Paint Pot is a lovely muted coral shade that is limited edition. There is also Groundwork, a repromote of the classic creamy taupe paint pot that is the perfect base for just about any eyeshadow look.
MAC is offering two coral lipsticks as part of this collection. Dressmaker, Dressmaker is a light coral with some peach thrown in for a result that is bright without being bold and helps you look more awake. Made to Order is the other coral and this one is more on the neutral side for those who want to wear coral but have trouble pulling off so much pink. Both are the Lustre formulation which means you can expect a wash of color with a soft sheen and plenty of hydration. MAC also dug up Archetype from the McQueen collection for this occasion. This beige-gold lipstick creates a nude lip that pairs well the Coral Crepe Paint Pot eye look without competing with it. However, without other bright colors on your face to balance out your look, this lipstick can make you look washed out.
Chromagraphic Pencils are flesh-toned pencil liners that have many great uses. The two available are NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30 but getting an exact match is not really necessary. These are perfect for your waterline because they aren’t as obvious as using white or a light blue. They can also be used right next to your usual darker eyeliner to help make the dark line look cleaner and more defined.
Five eyeshadows make up part of this collection. Tissue Weight is one of the prettiest. This is a very soft and subtle frosted peach that is great as a lid wash or brow highlighter. Gazette Grey is one of the more unique shades of eyeshadow MAC has released recently. This dark grey-meets-green color has a pearly gold sheen to it that does not immediately call to mind any other color in MAC’s range. Gold and grey seem like an unusual combination but the green helps bring everything together and the result is a dramatic look that is particularly suited to blue eyes.
Lipstick $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN
* ArcheType – Sheer Light Gold (Lustre)
* Dressmaker, Dressmaker – Creamy light peach coral (Lustre)
* Kraft – Creamy mid-tone warm brown (Amplified)
* Made To Order – Creamy mid-tone dirty coral (Lustre)
Lipglass $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN
* C-Thru – Peachy beige with shimmer
* Fold and Tuck – Mid-tone bright coral with soft pearl
* Pret-a-Papier – Dark reddened bronze with pearl
Eyeshadow $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
* Bamboo – Light beige with peach (Matte)
* Cut To Fit – Frosted red-bronze (Frost)
* Gazette Grey – Dark green-grey with gold-pearl (Velvet)
* Memorabilia – Dirty purple (Matte)
* Tissue Weight – Frosted pale peach (Frost)
Paint Pot $16.50 US/$22.00 CDN
* Coral Crepe – Soft Coral
* Ground Work: Mid Tone Neutral Taupe
Chromagraphic Pencil $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
* NC 15 / NW 20
* NW 25 / NC 30
Impeccable Brow Pencil $15.00 US/$18.00 CDN
* Dirty Blonde – Blackened dark neutral brown
* Taupe – Mid-tone dirty taupe
Studio Fix Lash $13.00 US/$15.50 CDN
* Black Fix – Black
Sheertone Blush $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN
* Garb – Light golden suntan
* Instant Chic – Mid-tone muted coral
Mineralize Blush $23.00 US/$27.50 CDN
* Light Over Dark – Light yellow brown / dark peach (Frost)
Nail Lacquer $12.00 US/$14.50 CDN
* Brown Bag – Mid-tone warm dirty beige (Cream)
* Originality – Sparkly copper bronze (Frost)
MAC: Prep for Colour Collection
Release Date: April 1, 2010 (previously April 8, 2010)
Japan: February 25, 2010
International: April 2010
Artists use watercolor, oil, chalk, pastel, pencil, ink. We use makeup. Both require a bold vision and a perfectly primed canvas to start. New innovations to ensure the Artist’s idyll is perfectly realized: Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum evens out any skin tone, Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 helps stop future damage with ultimate determination, and for M·A·C Asia, Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ blurs visible skin imperfections and helps block harmful rays. The state-of-the-art way to prepare skin for a flawless makeup application. Prep for Colour helps every skin type become a modern masterpiece.
MAC’s Prep for Colour is a collection of products that aim to transform your face into a blank canvas on which you can create your makeup masterpiece. Before you can create a particular look, it’s helpful to begin with great skin. That’s where Prep for Colour comes in.
The Prep + Prime line of products gives everyone a good starting point. Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum contains natural antioxidants that help your skin to be as healthy as possible and fight off damage from the sun and environment. It also plumps the skin for a healthy glow and leaves it feeling quenched and looking brighter.
There is also an SPF 50 sunblock called Prep + Prime Face Protect. MAC is also releasing an Asian exclusive product called Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ which is a tinted primer that also acts as a heavy duty sunblock and is available in three shades that correct skin problems such as redness and dull skin.
Prep for Colour also features three brown eyeshadows including the reappearance of the highly coveted Hey shadow from Fafi. This Veluxe Pearl beige is a great brown for warm skin tones. Those with cooler undertones might fare better with the ashy brown Prepped for Glamour.
There is also a lipglass and although it doesn’t necessarily fit in with the rest of the theme, it is definitely a great way to complete your look. It’s called Just Add Colour and is a frosty fuchsia.
Prep for Colour is a great line of basics you can use to build whatever look you desire.
Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.00)
* Hey – Warm mid-tone beige (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Prepped for Glamour – Ashy/dirty brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Sorcery – Reddish mid-tone brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)
* Just Add Colour – Fuchsia pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum ($40.00 US/$48.00 CDN)
A serum formulated to instantly brighten, smooth, firm, and hydrate the skin while providing a plumper, more evenly toned finish to the complexion. Natural antioxidants help to strengthen the skin against UV-related damage, while M·A·C Charged Water ensures deep, long-lasting hydration. Everywhere except Asia.
Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 ($30.00 US/$36.50 CDN)
Everywhere except Asia.
Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer SPF 35/PA+++ ($30.00 US/$36.50 CDN)
A tinted skin primer formulated with soft-focus powders to help even out skin tone and add radiance. Lightweight and invisible, it goes on under foundation or powder for a naturally perfect look and subtle glow. Helps protect against pollution and UV rays. Available in three tints: Illuminate adds radiance to a sallow complexion; Neutralize calms a red, blotchy complexion; and Adjust brightens dull skin. Fragrance free. Asia exclusive.
MAC: Art Supplies Collection
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Art Supplies is everything you need to paint the ultimate self-portrait: Different styles of art pencils create eye looks that are expressive and individual, for a new kind of PowerPoint presentation. The pencil portion of the collection focuses on a Greasepaint Stick in eight fabulous, limited-life shades… the ultimate inky colour payoff is an homage to the success we had with Style Black and DSquared² last season. Use as a Shadow or Liner: ludicrously long-wearing, transfer- and water-resistant, flexible and five-star comfortable. New Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner with an exciting new shimmering sparkle effect, will also launch in limited-life, featuring six slick, smooth, sextronic shades.
Just as Art Supplies for Eyes invokes the vision, Art Supplies for Lips speaks to the ultimate in sensuality….Luscious lips drawn from innovative new Lipstain Markers and Pencils to use like a modern multi-media artist would – design and discover! Incorporating the concept of art tools into the world of M·A·C makeup, these pencils and markers create dramatically different lip looks. New Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker has the doodle-fun of a “pen,” but with sophisticated, light and long-wearing results. It’s all about artistic freedom!
MAC’s upcoming release, Art Supplies, is a really fun collection with a truly fitting name. Anyone who ever had an art kit as a child will get a kick out of the marker-like lipstains and the rainbow of greasepaint pencils and pearlglide liners.
There are nine Pro Longwear Lipstain Markers. These stains apply exactly like a marker and leave a stain on the lips that is very long-lasting. Runway Ripened is a raspberry color with just a hint of purple. For a less daring version of this shade, try Tomorrow’s Coral which isn’t nearly as coral as the name implies. You can still wear lipstick over top of these but they are great if you’re going out for drinks and don’t want to keep whipping out your lipstick and mirror for touch-ups.
Greasepaint Sticks are back and all of them are limited editions. Originally part of DSquared, these chunky pencils aren’t greasy as the name implies but more on the creamy side. They can be used as an eyeshadow base, liner, or eyeshadow. After applying, you can use a brush to blend them and they don’t crease at all. Dirty, a pearly blackened taupe, is one of those universal shades that is sure to be loved by everyone. Below Ground is a true bronze that would be the perfect base color for both brown and green eyeshadow looks.
Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners are also featured. These liners are sparkly versions of Powerpoints with the same staying power and a soft, blendable texture. Just like a box of colored pencils, there are several shades to choose from. Undercurrent is easily the most desirable color. It is a blue green with gold shimmer. Designer Purple is a medium purple with iridescence that looks incredible on green eyes. These are really pretty colors that can also be worn over black liner if you like the shades in theory but tend to be more conservative in your looks.
Greasepaint Stick $17.50 U.S./$21.00 CDN
Below – Ground Blackened bronze
Brown, Now – Blackened burgundy
Charred Mauve – Blackened violet
Dirty – Blackened taupe with pearl
Greengrease – Blackened forest green
Slick Black – True carbon black
Uniformly Blue – Blackened navy
Zinc Zone – Dark gunmetal
Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN
Almost – Noir Dirty plum
Black Line – True black
Designer Purple – Iridescent violet
Industrial – Periwinkle gray
Petrol Blue – Deep navy
Undercurrent – Blue teal
Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker $16.00 U.S./$19.00 CDN
A Classic – Rose red
Full of Flair – Bright yellow-coral
Modern Mocha – Light brown
Point of View – Light neutral
Purposefully Red – Dirty red-coral
Runway – Ripened Berry plum-red
Stylesetter – Hot pink
Sunset – Coral brown
Tomorrow’s Coral – Mid-tone blue-red
MAC: Give Me Liberty of London Collection
Release Date: March 11, 2010
US: March 11, 2010
International: April 2010
The very latest in a series of famous M?A?Collaborations, it was only a matter of time before the demure-to-daring kaleidoscopic prints of Liberty of London coloured our world with Brit wit and bohemian chic. From the unstudied, Sienna Miller style of Spitalfields Market to the grit-and-glamour of Portobello Road, the swinging London girl has always been an unstoppable M·A·C makeup force! Spring 2010 insists on the ultimate flower fusion, with M?A?C joining forces with Liberty, creating cool Britannia compacts and Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Powder, Blush, Nail Lacquers and, of course – blushing, bountiful, quite British accessories.
The first thing about this Liberty of London inspired collection that jumps out at you is the packaging. This packaging has a bird and floral theme that is black and white in some places with splashes of color thrown in.
Frankly Fresh lipglass is a true nude lip gloss that isn’t too brown or boring. It’s more of a peachy nude that is slightly pearly and a great color for spring. This pairs well with the Peachstock Satin lipstick that is also offered. Ever Hip Cremesheen is a pretty coral lipstick that has a lot of pink to it for those who can’t pull off peach.
For the eyes, there is the Give Me Liberty of London matte pink eyeshadow as well as a repromote of Dame’s Desire from the Dame Edna collection which is a very fun frosty medium violet shade that fits in well with this collection. One of the prettiest items is the Birds & Berries Veluxe Pearl shadow. It’s a deep blue green color that is more green than blue with a bit of frost. It should come as no surprise that this, like most everything here, is limited edition. You can get almost the same shade in nail polish form in the Blue India Nail Lacquer.
There are also two makeup bags that feature the Liberty of London design. They come in small and medium sizes and have a zipper closure with a big flower pull. A rather expensive white scarf decorated with large red, orange, blue and green flowers rounds out this collection.
The items in Liberty of London do a great job of evoking imagery of London with the names and shades. The packaging is sure to start conversations while still being distinctly MAC-like.
Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)
* Birds & Berries – Frosted dark green blue (Veluxe Pearl) (LE)
* Bough Grey – Mid-tone bluish grey (Satin) (LE)
* Dame’s Desire – Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost) (LE) (Repromote)
* Free to Be – Creamy true coral (Matte) (LE)
* Give Me Liberty of London – Flat creamy pink (Matte) (LE)
Lipstick($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)
* Blooming Lovely – Creamy greyed lilac mauve (Amplified) (LE)
* Ever Hip – Creamy light coral (Cremesheen) (LE)
* Peachstock – Neutral peach (Satin) (PRO)
* Petals & Peacocks – Creamy bright magenta pink (Amplified) (LE)
Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)
* A Different Groove – Deep purple brown with pearl (LE)
* English Accents – Creamy mid-tone blue pink (LE)
* Frankly – Fresh Neutral pink beige with soft pearl (LE)
* Perennial – High Style Creamy bright pink coral (LE)
Beauty Powder ($25.00 US/$30.00 CDN)
A glossy white compact of MAC’s famous beauty powder. The lid is decorated with a flower and bird pattern created especially for the Give Me Liberty of London collection. Limited edition.
* Shell Pearl – Pale peach with gold pearl (LE) (Repromote)
* Summer Rose – Soft violet pink with pearl (LE) (Repromote)
Powder Blush ($18.50 US/$22.00 CDN)
* Dirty Plum – Sheer dark plum (LE)
* Prim & Proper – Neutral nude (LE)
Nail Lacquer ($12.00 US/$14.50 CDN)
* Blue India – Dark green blue with pearl (Cream) (LE)
* Vestral White – Creamy white (Cream) (LE) (Repromote)
* Small – 8? x 2.75? x 3.5? ($22.00 US/$26.50 CDN)
* Medium – 8? x 2.75? x 5?. ($25.00 US/$31.00 CDN)
* Liberty of London Scarf – Coral, orange, yellow and blue, wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. ($95.00 U.S. / $115.00 CDN)
MAC: Too Fabulous Collection
Release Date: March 4, 2010
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment. Cremesheen Glass makes its comeback with six exciting new shades and three requested bring-backs! Add Mineralize Blush duos and Lip Pencils to delight and define. All Too Fabulous!
Too Fabulous is a collection of lip and cheek colors that makes its debut just in time for spring. The headline here is the comeback of Cremesheen Glass. These are creamy and sheer glosses that do not leave your lips feeling sticky. The nine shades that are coming out with Too Fabulous will form part of the permanent collection so you will have plenty of time to try all of them. These are great for girls with drier lips because the formula is very moisturizing, unlike many other glosses that look shiny yet somehow manage to dry out your lips.
In addition to some familiar Cremesheen colors such as Boy Bait, Partial to Pink, and Fashion Scoop, six new shades are entering the fray. Richer, Lusher is a pretty coral that is on the peach side that can help tone down lipsticks that are just a bit too dark or bright. Double Dare is also part of the coral family, but this darker red can stand on its own. Boy Bait is a must-have for neutral lips who want to enjoy the consistency of Cremesheen without adding too much color.
Cremesheens are very sheer so most of us will want to pair them with lip liner. In anticipation of this, those clever MAC marketers have also come out with lip pencils to accompany the glosses. MAC aficionados will already be familiar with the brown Chestnut liner, but there are also five new limited edition shades that will send us scrambling to our counters to stock up. Naked is truly bare, a skin color that is ideal for neutralizing very pigmented lips. Boldy Bare is a versatile neutral mauve color that would work well with olive skin tones under any sort of pink, brown, or berry lip colors.
The last part of this collection is the Mineralize Blush Duos. Mineralize blushes are very soft and shimmery blushes- maybe a little too soft and shimmery. They don’t have the staying power of Sheertone Blushes and some people find the shimmer to be over the top. However, the color combinations are beautiful. Sun & Moon may not be the first one that jumps out at you. In the compact, the copper and pink look very unassuming and possibly too orange. But when applied, the effect is a sun-kissed nude pink that looks very natural and pretty. Buddy Up is one of the less shimmery Mineralize Duos. The pink and plum blend together nicely to give your cheeks a soft berry color.
Too Fabulous is one of those collections that will keep you standing at the MAC counter for a long time trying to decide which colors you want. They are all so pretty and wearable that it will be tough to narrow it down.
Cremesheen Glass (All shades will be become permanent)
Boy Bait – Light nude (Permanent) (Repromote)
Deelight – Mid-tone neutral (Permanent)
Double Dare – Coral red (Permanent)
Fashion Scoop – Clear pink (Permanent) (Repromote)
Just Superb – Dirt neutral pink (Permanent)
Loud & Lovely – Blue pink (Permanent)
Over Indulgence – Neutral brown (Permanent)
Partial to Pink – Light peach pink (Permanent) (Repromote)
Richer, Lusher – Peach coral (Permanent)
Boldy Bare – Dirt red brown (Limited Edition)
Chestnut – Intense brown
In Synch – Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition)
Mouth Off – Deep peach coral (Limited Edition)
Naked Liner – Light neutral (Limited Edition)
Trimmed in Pink – Bright blue pink (Limited Edition)
Mineralize Blush Duo – A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer colour and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all M?A?C Mineralize powder formulas.
Bi-tone – Rose pink/copper bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Buddy Up – Neutral brown/pink brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Chic Couple – Light yellow brown/dark peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Rhapsody in Two – Light pale pink/pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Two Virtues – Light blue pink/light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)