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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)

Accessories

* Liberty of London Scarf – Coral, orange, yellow and blue, wool/viscose blend. Made in Italy. ($95.00 U.S. / $115.00 CDN)

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.

Eyeshadow

• 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)

Pigment
• 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)

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

Lipglass
• 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

Other

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)

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!

– MAC

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

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)

Pigment
• 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.

Mascara
• 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

Brushes

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: Dresscamp Collection

Release date:
April 17, 2008

Boot camp meets the Hollywood walk of fame with MAC’s collection Dresscamp. The packaging offers bold bright colors mixed with a touch of fierceness. The super sleep look sports a metallic gold star reminding us of the Hollywood flare combined with a zebra print to bring in just a touch of the jungle. The collection is a product of collaboration between MAC and Asian designer Toshikazu Iwaya and is a designer collection.

The collection contains a limited edition palette with powder blush and three eye shadow colors. To complete the look, the collection offers limited edition lipstick and two lipglass options. The lipglass color She-Gold, I think is my favorite. It’s unique and I find it to be very intriguing. The complete list of what is included in the collection is below.

MAC Lipstick
• Too Fab – Intense mid tone yellow pink (lustre) (LE)

MAC Lipglass
• She-Gold – Yellow gold with gold pearlized pigments (frost) (LE)
• Fashion – Bright midtone pink with white pearlized pigments. (frost) (LE)

MAC Eyeshadow
Dress Camp X4 Eyeshadow Palette (LE)
• Sunny Girl – Yellow gold (Frost)
• Golden Gold – Deep golden bronze (Velluxe Pearl)
• Trend – Neutral tan with gold pearlized pigments (Lustre)

MAC Beauty Powder
• Dresscamp Pink – Blue midtone pink with white pearlized pigments (Frost)
Palette includes the 213se brush

MAC: High Tea Collection

Release Date: December 26th, 2004

The MAC High Tea Collection is packed full of new products. You’ll be able to glam up from head to toe in a sophisticated way. It has a little of something from nail color to mascara and everything in between.

I am a big fan of soft pink colors and this collection has plenty of them. The frosty pinks offer a soft elegant look, but if you want to make a bolder statement for the winter, there are plenty of reds and greens with a bit of gold, silver, and bronze.

I don’t always bother investing in nail polish, but I just might have to try the new Eccentrici-tea simply because the name is beyond clever, even for MAC. I can’t wait to see what a pink nail polish with green pearl accents will look like.

This collection has a lot to offer, maybe even a little too much. I personally like it when the collection is just a little more focused, but maybe that’s just because the big ones end up hurting my wallet too much! Anyhow review to complete product list to pick your favorites.

Lipstick

    Brew-Neutral beige
    Dainty Cake – Coral with red/orange frost
    High Tea – Neutral pink with small pearl particles
    Oolong – Musted bronzed-brown with icy silver shimmer
    Plink! -Pink with white pearl

Lipglass

    Darjeerling—Chocolate brown with red frost
    Fine China—Light pink with frost
    Nymphette—Sunned golden pink
    Tartlette—Coral/pink with frost

Eye Kohl

    Fresh Cream—Light neutral pink
    Rosemary & Thyme—Mid-tone olive gold with Shimmer

Eyeshadow

    Angelcake—Pink with red pearl
    Buttersilk—Soft, yellow white
    Green Tea—Smoked, olive green
    Jasmine—Sinfully rich cocoa
    Redcoco—Metallic, red pink
    Steep—Light neutral pink
    Sweet Lust—Pink rose water
    Tempting—Olive green
    Vanilla—Soft pale peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer
    Sweet Tea Eyeshadow Quad—Redcoco, Buttersilk, Green Tea, Sweet Lust

Zoom Lash Mascara

    Zoomblack—Deepest darkest black

Mineralize Skinfinish

    Porcelain Pink—Pinkish coral with gold sparkle
    So Ceylon—Rose bronze with golden bronze sparkle

Nail Lacquer

    Duchess—Yellow green with gold pearl
    Eccentrici-tea—Pink with green pearl

Gloss

    Enriched Gold—Green gold with red pigment
    Little Pink—Pink with silver pigment