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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?

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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)

Nail Lacquer
Obey Me—True red (Limited Edition)
Spirit of Truth—Navy blue (Limited Edition)

Opulash Mascara
Victorious—Purple (Limited Edition)
Army of Amazons—Green (Limited Edition)
Themyscira—Blue (Limited Edition)
Black—Black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eye Liner
Rapidblack—True black (Permanent)

#48 Lash

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 Glitter
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)

Blush Duo
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)

Mineralize Skinfinish
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)

MAC: Give Me Liberty of London Collection

Release Date: March 11, 2010
US: March 11, 2010
International: April 2010

MAC Cosmetics Give Me Liberty of London Collection

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)

Makeup Bags

* 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: Hello Kitty Collection

Release date: February 10, 2009

Hello Kitty Mild, meet Hello Kitty Wild! Sweet and innocent or out on the prowl: when she’s good, she’s very good, but when she’s bad, she’s unmistakably M·A·C! The icon adored by millions around the world is causing a commotion with our special, limited-edition collection of colour, finishes, glitter and shine, and a fanciful the range of exclusive, It-Kitty accessories: The season’s most sought-after collectibles!


The ultra-luxe way to be pampered and playful! Announcing our limited-edition, glittering Swarovski crystal compacts, the collection privé of Kitty Kouture world. The ultimate in exclusivity, a sophisticated client’s social status is all but assured!


MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Sanrio to make the new Hello Kitty collections. The icon known worldwide will now grace MAC counters starting February 10th, 2009. (I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I can’t wait!!) Whether you are in the mood to be playful, or in the mood to indulge your naughtier side, this collection has something for everyone.

The collection is quite large and offers two sides. Mild Kitty (aka the Hello Kitty Collection) and Wild Kitty (aka the Hello Kitty Kouture Collection) are what they have been affectionately named. I love it. Who doesn’t have the urge to cuddle up and be soft and sweet from time to time, while still having it in them to really go wild while out on the prowl?

There is so much that this collection has to offer. The Kitty Kouture collection is a higher-end collection. The prices are higher, but the glamour has been kicked up a notch as well. Dazzleglass and Sheer Mystery Powder are both offered in this collection in different shades. For the everyday user who prefers something a little simpler, the Hello Kitty Color collection has it all. It offers colors ranging from pinks and lavenders to turquoises and greens.

While I would usually consider myself more of a Hello Kitty mild kind of girl, the Kitty wild definitely merits a closer look. The packaging alone is just so fantastic. It’s complete with jewels, bright colors, and the Hello Kitty icon… very flashy! There are also plenty of Hello Kitty accessories offered, some of which are only available at maccosmetics.com. For full details on the collection, read on.

Lipstick (all LE)
• Big Bow – Sheer bright intense blue pink
• Cutester – Sheer peachy pink with pearl
• Fashion Mews – Sheer pale lavender
• Fresh Brew – Creamed coffee (Lustre) (A permanent color in the LE Hello Kitty packaging)
• Most Popular – Sheer deep berry
• Strayin’ – Frosty mid-tone mint

Lipglass (all LE)
• Fast Friends – Sheer bright intense purple with pearl
• Mimmy – Light creamy pink with pink and gold pearl
• Nice Kitty – Sheer neon pink with blue pearl
• Nice to Be Nice – Sheer bright intense orange with pearl
• She Loves Candy – Pale blue pink with gold pearl
• Sweet Strawberry – Sheer berry with blue pearl

Tinted Lip Conditioners (LE)
• Pink Fish – Soft neutral pink
• Popster – Lively coral pink

Eye Shadow Palettes X 4 (LE)

Lucky Tom Palette
• Creme Royal – Yellow wheat gold (VP) (LE) (Repromote from Antiquitease Royal Assets: Metallic Palette
• Lucky Tom – Dark chocolate brown with gold pearl (LE)
• Paradisco – Soft bright pinky-coral with golden shimmer (Frost)(Permanent)
• Stylin’ – Mid-tone violet pearl with multi-dimensional pearl(LE)

Too Dolly Palette
• Romping (LE) – Rich magenta with pink pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote from C-Shock)
• Stately Black – Rich blue with silver sparkle (L) (LE) (Repromote from Antiquitease Royal Assets: Metallic Palette
• Too Dolly – Frosty mid-tone mint (LE)
• Yogurt – Soft pale pink (Matte) (Permanent)

• Deep Blue Green – Rich, deep bluish green (Pearl) (Pro repromote)
• Milk – Frosty pale silvery pink (LE)

Reflects Glitter
• Reflects Blue – Sparkling blue (Pro repromote)
• Reflects Very Pink – Sparkling fuschia pink (Pro repromote)

Glitter Eye Liner (LE)
• Girl Groove – Clear/white teal reflects with multi-dimensional glitter
• Glitterpuss – Orangey bronze with multi-dimensional glitter
• Her Glitz – Blackended gold with multi-dimensional glitter
• Kitty Power – Pink with multi-dimensional glitter

Beauty Powder Blush (LE)
• Fun & Games – Soft orange peach
• Tippy – Mid-tone blue pink

Beauty Powdermac (LE)
• Pretty Baby – Soft sunny pink with gold (Repromote from Icon: Diana Ross)
• Tahitian Sand – Soft coral peach (Repromote from Icon: Catherine Deneuve)

Nail Lacquer (LE)
• On the Prowl – Light creamy gray
• Something About Pink – Pale pink fuschia
• Vestral White – Creamy White (Repromote from Antiquitease)

Lashes (LE)
• Hello Kitty Lash: Half lash with overlapping hairs to emphasize outer cat eye.

• Plushlash in ‘Plushblack’ – Black

Hello Kitty Accessories

Makeup Bags

HK Soft Vanity Case (Traincase) (LE) – $55.00USD (Available at maccosmetics.com) – Large, soft traincase with zip closure. Black, pink and white vinyl fabric.

HK Tote (LE) – $45.00USD (Available at maccosmetics.com) – Rectangular tote bag with collaboration inspired graphics and logo.

HK Makeup Bags (LE) (Available at all counters, MAC stores and maccosmetics.com)
• Petite Makeup Bag – $22.00USD
• Medium Makeup Bag – $35.00USD


HK Brush collection (LE) $49.50USD (Available at MAC stores, Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com) – Plastic cup in the shape of Hello Kitty’s face, which holds three brushes:
• #187SE Duo Fibre Brush – A flat-topped, full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of any formula color – fluid, cream, powder or pigment. Ideal for creating soft layers or adding textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibers.
• #109SE Small Contour Brush – Use on the face to apply, blend or contour powder products. Softly rounded dome tip delivers just enough color and smoothly blends color into the face. Made out of natural fibers.
• #239SE Eye Shader Brush – Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibers. It can be used to build intense color on the eyelid.

Other Accessories

Purse Mirror (LE) – $22.00USD (Available at maccosmetics.com)
• Mirrored compact. The inside contains a regular mirror on one side and a magnifying mirror on the other side.

HK Plush Doll (LE) – $42.00USD (Available at MAC stores, Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com)
• 14″ Plush doll in white, pink and black nylon.

Beaded Bracelet (LE) – $34.00USD (Available at maccosmetics.com)
• Black beaded bracelet with three charms.

Mirrored Key Clip (LE) – $16.00USD (Available at maccosmetics.com)
• Bag zipper clip or keychain with two charms and mirror.

Kitty Kouture Collection
Available at MAC stores and maccosmetics.com only

Dazzleglass (LE) $28.00 USD
• Kitty Kouture – Sheer pale pink with red and gold pearl
• Dazzlepuss – Sheer bright pink with red and blue pearl

Sheer Mystery Powder (LE) – $90.00USD
• Light medium pale ivory
• Medium plus tan beige
• Dark secret deep caramel

MAC: Sateens Collection

Release Date: November 4th, 2004

Thanks to MAC’s Sateen collection, we now have something to keep our makeup in that’s just as sassy as the makeup itself. MAC is releasing new accessory bags in three different sizes, petite, mid size, and max size.

The biggest one is large enough to be used as a purse. If you are looking for something small and sleek to keep your lipstick or touch up makeup in, than the petite size would be just the thing.

The bags are one solid color, with a black strip around the base and top where the zipper is at. The black strip has the MAC logo across it. There are several different colors to choose from, but not every size comes in every color. The largest accessory only comes in brown. The mid size comes in three colors, and the petite size is offered in five different colors. This is a limited edition so act fast if want one.

Sateen Accessories

Max Size—Brown
Mid Size—Lavender, turquoise, brown
Petite Size—Lavender, blue, chartreuse, pink, turquoise

MAC: Adorn Collection

Release Date: October 21th, 2004

Adorn yourself with beauty and be adored with MAC’s new collection Adorn. It is packed full of products, many of which are limited edition. The pigments, mascara, lip pencils, and the lipglass color Courting Rose are the only products that aren’t limited edition.

I’ve never tried any of MAC’s Shimmersouffles, but they look interesting. They are described as a light glittery powder to offer a sparkle effect. I think it would be a fun product to try for the winter time to give just a hint of shimmer to your holiday fun. Of all of the products offered, the one luckiest to carry the collection name is a shimmersouffle. That might say something. “Adorn” is light beige tan with glitter. I just might have to try it out.

I am not usually drawn to the nail lacquers, but there is something about “Violet Femme” that makes me want to try it. Maybe it is just the fact that the name is so powerful. Or maybe it is the purple amethyst color it promises. Either way, I think I am sufficiently sold on it.

There are five different eyeshadows offered in this collection. Honestly, none of them look that great to me. The colors are deep brownish red, bright purple, light tan, light greenish blue, and off-white. Maybe some of the colors will work well for some of you, but they aren’t great options for me.

Overall, there seems to be a little something to please everyone. Take a look at all of the products being offered and pick out your favorites.


Crystals—Crystals on a heat activated self-adhesive sheet


Agate—Deep brown/red with red frost
Amethyst—Bright purple with silver frost
Beaded—Light tan with yellow frost
Peridot—Light green/blue with silver frost
Prismique—Off-white with silver frost

Glitter Crème

Simmerene—Beige with silver glitter

Iridescent Powder/Pressed

Ice—Crystal pink with glitter

Lip Pencil

Chestnut—Deep dark chocolate brown
Whirl—Pinked brown


Courting Rose—Shimmering petal pink with gold glitter
Jewelbright—Deep burgundy gleamed with frost
Moonstone—Light rose/pink with small particle pearl
Scent Me—Opal white with frost


Gemboree—yellow/gold with frost
Oh, Garnet—Muted pink/mauve
Pirouette—Petal pink with copper and gold pearl
Ruby Darling—Deep black/red with red frost


All Black—Jet black, fiber rich lash

Nail Lacquer

Golded—Barely there peach with gold
Twink Pink—Light pink with frost
Violet Femme—Amethyst purple with gold frost


Fairylite—Pale ivory shimmer with opalescent pearl
Frost—Pearly white with silver shimmering


Adorn—Light beige tan with glitter
Goldmousee—Yellow/gold with glitter
Shimmerati—Light rose with glitter