MAC: Jeanius Collection
Release Date: March 3rd, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011
MAC’s spring line is starting out fierce with the new collection Jeanius. The collection offers products from eyeshadow, liner, and blush, to lipstick, lipglass, and nail lacquer. As implied by the name, this collection speaks to the denim lover in each of us.
After first glance at all of the products offered in this collection it doesn’t necessarily strike me as a spring collection. When I think of spring, I think of soft pinks, purples and even yellows. This collection does offer some of those, but it mainly includes a lot of grays and blues. I love that the collection name so specifically fits the color scheme. And you do have to hand it to MAC for the way they play on words. At least the name of the collection is genius even if the complete color scheme is not.
And as pretty as I think some of the colors look, I am not exactly sure how they will look on. For me, it takes the right outfit and the right venue to want to wear blue eye makeup. If blues aren’t done right, they just look cheap to me. But MAC does often get it right so I am willing to give this collection a chance.
Some of the nail lacquer colors are particularly interesting to me. I find that I get more into nail polish at the change of the seasons. Spring truly brings out my desire to have my toes nicely painted and my fingers matching in style. Fray-to-order looks like it will be a really pretty color. It is a white matte with soft pink duochrome pearl.
When my nails are painted, I like to have my lip color match when appropriate. I am not sure that any of these lip colors offered in this collection match completely, but I think that the lipstick shade Pretty Please might compliment the nail color nicely. I am excited to try it.
What do you think MAC customers? Is there something in this collection you are especially excited about? Or is this a collection that won’t put a dent in your wallet?
Jeanius is a celebration of the journey America made a national obsession. M∙A∙C keeps up with a Jeanius collection of moody blues and indigo ink, the quantum of modern cool, with four new limited-life denimized Eye Shadows, Lipglass, Blush and Biker Blue Nail Lacquer. Completely riveting.
Diva In Distress—Mid-tone gray with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Motorhead—Mid-tone blue with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
Stove Pipe Black—Black with copper pearl (Limited Edition)
White Jeanius—White with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Docile—Chrome pink peach with gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)
Indigo Pink—Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Limited Edition)
Painted On—Grayish beige with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Acid Washed—Grayish beige with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Pretty Please—Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
Riveting Rose—Deep burgundy with blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Biker Blue—Black base with purple and blue pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Frayed-to-Order—White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Overdyed—Bright magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Pink Cult—Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Rapidblack—True black (Permanent)
MAC: Wonder Woman Collection
Release Date: February 10th, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011
MAC has amped up their superhuman forces with their latest collection, Wonder Woman. The collection is a very big one complete with accessories and online exclusives. The products offered include everything from lipsticks to eyeshadow quads, from lashes to nail lacquer.
When I first heard this collection was going to be be released, I was really excited. Wonder Woman is one of the first well-known female superheros. She was one of my superheros. What better icon is there to speak to the strong, capable woman in each of us?
Once I started to review the collection, my feelings started changing. My first thoughts were, “How fun!” But unfortunately, my thoughts didn’t go much beyond that, at least not in positive terms. Even though I want my makeup to be fun and playful, I think this collection might be a little too much for even me. As I reviewed the colors, I found myself envisioning me in this year’s Halloween costume as Wonder Woman. All of the products would definitely come in handy then.
Even many of the names went a little over the top for me. I usually love the intelligent names that MAC comes up with for their products. They fit the products so well. I guess in this case, MAC still held true to their M.O. The names do fit the products. Names like Pink Power, Spinning Transformation, Deep Truth; Again, it’s all just a little too juvenile for me.
The packaging is another thing to make mention of. Usually, MAC packaging is so perfect. This packaging just makes me think of saving my pennies to buy that one toy I wanted at the local drug store. I have seen many mixed reviews on the packaging. Many think it looks too tacky—especially for MAC. Others feel it is reminiscent of their childhood. I think I have to agree with those who feel it’s just a little too tacky.
I think the only positive note for me in this collection is that it does offer lipstick and nail lacquer in true red colors. Every once in a while, an occasion or outfit will call for a nice red lipstick and nail polish. I might consider adding one or both of these products to my personal collection.
I will also say that the collection does take me back to my childhood. My childhood is a place with many fond memories. I remember how terrible I was at putting on makeup and how I wanted to look sophisticated and beautiful. I still want to look sophisticated and beautiful and for me, this collection just isn’t doing the trick. What do you think? Are any of these products your favorite picks?
M∙A∙C Spring Colour 2011 is the feminine force that saves the day! No nemesis can match her super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, Eye Shadows, Lipsticks and Powder Blush for this transformation! Our Artists work wonders every day – now with the help of one of the most exciting feminist figures…
Marquise d’–Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Brunette, Blonde, Redhead ’09)
Russian Red—Intense bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)
Spitfire—Bright creamy magenta (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Heroine—Brown bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Emancipation—Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
Wonder Woman—Bright red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
Athena’s Kiss—Bright blue fuchsia (Limited Edition)
Secret Identity—Mid-tone copper with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
Obey Me—True red (Limited Edition)
Spirit of Truth—Navy blue (Limited Edition)
Victorious—Purple (Limited Edition)
Army of Amazons—Green (Limited Edition)
Themyscira—Blue (Limited Edition)
Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack—True black (Permanent)
Defiance Eyeshadow Quad
Defiance—Iridescent white pink (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Paradise Island—Soft warm pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Star Studded—Mid-tone violet pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Real Drama—Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
Lady Justice—Bright silver with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Insurmountable—Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Bold Babe—Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Deep Truth—True dark blue (Frost) (Permanent)
Valiant Eyeshadow Quad
Valiant—Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Spinning Transformation—Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Diana Undercover—Dark forest green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Manila Paper—Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Spring Colour Forecast ’10)
Reflects Pearl—White glitter with pearl sheen (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
Reflects Bronze—Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent at PRO)
Bright Fuchsia—Bright magenta (Permanent)
Marine Ultra—Vivid marine blue (Permanent at PRO)
Mighty Aphrodite—Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl (Satin/Frost) (Limited Edition)
Amazon Princess—Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl (Satin/Satin) (Limited Edition)
Pink Power—Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Soft rosy bronze/Soft shell pink with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
Golden Lariat—True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)
Wonder Woman Makeup Bag
Wonder Woman—Red (Limited Edition)
Bulletproof—Blue (Limited Edition)
Utility Belt Eye Brush Set (Limited Edition)
Includes 224SE, 213SE, and 194SE
Utility Belt Face Brush Set (Limited Edition)
Includes 129SE, 109SE, and 190SE
Wonder Woman T (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)
Invincible Mirror (Online Exclusive) (Limited Edition)
A Beginner’s Overview of MAC Eyeliners
No matter what type of eyeliner you prefer, you can probably find the perfect formula and color somewhere in MAC’s extensive eyeliner range. From traditional liner pencils to kohl pencils, liquid liners, and gels, no one can walk away from a MAC counter and honestly say they couldn’t find a liner they liked.
Pencil wearers can choose from traditional Pencil Liners, soft Eye Kohl pencils and their more intense cousins the Kohl Power Eye Pencils, the mechanical pencil-style Technakohl Liner, and the long lasting cult favorite Powerpoint Eye Pencils. The Powerpoints are absolutely budge-proof. Permaplum is a very rich metallic purple that is dark enough to look natural. It also has a pink shimmer but don’t be put off by that. It’s not noticeable but instead has the effect of making the liner look multi-dimensional.
For those who never have any luck with pencils, there are a number of liquid options. Liquid Eye Liner is a standard liquid liner whereas Penultimate Eye Liner is a liquid liner with a pen tip. MAC’s Liquidlast Liner is a very long-wearing liquid liner with a brush applicator that stays on even through a day at the beach or after some serious crying. Not only does it not run, it also doesn’t flake, which is pretty impressive for a liquid liner. In fact, when it’s time to remove it, plan on expending an extra effort with a waterproof eye makeup remover. It comes in a lot of fun colors that can be hard to find in liquid liners, such as the teal-colored Aqualine.
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Fluidlines are the best of both worlds. They are gel liners that look soft and smooth like a pencil but without the hassle of sharpening. The Fluidlines do not smudge and come in cute little glass pots. You have a lot of control over the application because you can use whatever brush you want depending on the desired outcome. Blitz & Glitz is a classic black with a golden pearl twist. It seems almost impossible to go through an entire pot, but be sure to cap the lid tightly to avoid drying out the gel.
With so many great options, the only problem you will have when buying a MAC Eyeliner is narrowing down your selection!
MAC: Tabloid Beauty Collection
Release Date: February 25, 2010
International: March 2010
Everyone loves the sizzle, the guilty pleasure of getting the gossip and the real story. This lineup is full of outlandish claims and shocking statistics – and they’re all TRUE! Our headlines are all amazing, all scientifically proven. Hot off the presses…
Tabloids are always trying to catch celebrities at their worst. If they step outside to get the mail without lipstick, you can bet a photographer will be there to capture the moment. In the Tabloid Beauty collection, MAC has put together some items that help all of us look picture-perfect at any given moment to give us a look that can stand up to scrutiny.
The bulk of the Tabloid Beauty display is devoted to Pro Longwear Lip Colours. Wearing lipstick is the fastest way to brighten your face and make yourself look polished. Lipstick is also one of the first cosmetics to wear off. MAC has solved this dilemma by coming up with Pro Longwear Lip Colours which are specially designed to stay put even through sipping coffee all morning and lunch out on the town.
There are the traditional Pro Longwear Lip Colours that have been part of MAC’s line for a while now. These feature a liquid lipstick on one end and a gloss on the other. The color takes some care to apply properly. It works best if you pull your lips taut and then try to keep them slightly open for a minute or two while the color dries. Once you do that, it truly does last all day. In fact, it can be difficult to remove so be sure you have an oil-based remover ready. The color does tend to ball up a little if you don’t keep applying the gloss throughout the day. That sort of defeats the purpose of all-day color, although you could argue that putting on gloss is a lot easier than lipstick because you don’t need a mirror. Because of this, the gloss is also sold separately because it tends to run out long before the lip color does.
For Keeps is the best of the bunch, a pretty strawberry color with very fine rainbow glitter. Stuck On You is another winner, this time pairing berry with a subtle gold sheen. For a neutral lip, try Loyal- a true nude shade without any shimmer.
The Pro Longwear Lustre Lip Colours are the same product but with a shimmery gloss on the end instead of a clear one. Lishious is a pretty shimmery peach with a nude base. The great thing about these is that you can mix and match the shimmery gloss and the clear gloss to create new looks.
In keeping with the tabloid theme, MAC is showcasing some skincare items that sound too good to be true. Prep + Prime Line Filler is touted as a way to make fine lines less noticeable in eight weeks. This product does double duty as a primer underneath your foundation to help fill in the fine lines so makeup doesn’t settle there. It makes your lines harder to see while actually helping them slowly fade.
All shades in the Tabloid Beauty collection are repromotes. Pics are coming soon!
Clingpeach – Shimmering peach
Commitment – Rich reddened brown
Durashell – Soft pink with gold pearl
For keeps – Rose-plum with iridescence
Lasting lust – Smoldering red
Loyal – Warmed beiged brown
Passion Preserved – Subdued brick red
Perennial rose – Dusty pink with gold pearl
Stuck on you – Berry-red with gold pearl
Unchanging – Soft neutral lilac pink
Betwixt – Rich copper-red with pearl
Boss brown – Chocolate bronze with pearl
Jazzy-y-razz – Dirty plum with pearl
Lishious – Soft peach with gold pearl
Night rose – Rich plum with gold pearl
Sappho – Fine wine
Brownette – Chocolate brown
Plushblack – True black
Rapidblack – True black
MAC: Riveting Collection
Release Date: February 18, 2010
U.S: February 18, 2010
International: March 2010
Glossy images of leggy, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall -of-Fame uber-models are as riveting, ravishing – and relevant – as ever. Hot shots of super-babes and rock chicks, edgy but never grungy, the lion’s mane of hair, the spectacular cheek bones, the luscious lashes, and a certain fearlessness when it comes to conquering with colour – Riveting is a rock-steady metal collection that pays homage to the Jerry Halls and Pat Clevelands of the world, their strength and their power! Part of a sexy ’80s fashion moment, these girls are modern versions of the real thing: Rock Goddesses never afraid to strut their stuff and step up to the spotlight. A fashion trend, true, but oh-so-much more is what makes these girls Riveting.
I could use a lil edge in my life right now and this collection has just what I need. If you’re looking for fun and excitement from bright pinks, metallics and a little added lash drama, you’ll definitely want to pick up a few items from Riveting when it launches in February. A perfect collection to stir things up while we’re waiting for winter to (finally) end!
Penultimate Eyeliner $16.50 USD/$20.00 CDN
Rapidblack – True black (Repromote)
Lashes $13.00 USD/$15.50 CDN
#48 Lashes (Permanent at MAC Freestanding Stores)
Lipstick $14.00 USD/$16.50 CDN
Bubbles – Sheer pale whit pink ice (Glaze) (LE) (Repromote)
Metal Maven – Pale frosted silver (Frost) (LE)
Riveting – Mid-tone dirty mauve taupe (Glaze) (LE)
Show Orchid – Vivid hot pink (Amplified) (PRO)
Lipglass $14.00 USD/$16.50 CDN
Rock Out – Light icy silver with pearl (Frost) (LE)
True Babe – Creamy mid-tone bright blue pink (Cream) (LE)
http://www.sokissandmakeup.com/mac-cosmetics/mac-cosmetics-powder-blush/ $18.50 USD/$22.00 CDN
Dirty Plum – Deep Plum (PRO)
Full Fuchsia – Very bright iridescent fuchsia (PRO)
Nail Lacquer $12.00 USD/$14.50 CDN
Black Enough? – Matte black (Matte) (LE)
Studded – Matte true silver with pearl (Matte) (LE)
Wham, Bam, Glam – Matte cool dark taupe (Matte) (LE)
188 Brush – Small duo fibre brush for face (Permanent) $34.00 USD/$41.00 CDN