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MAC: Future Face Collection

Release Date: February 17th, 2011
International Release Date: March 2011

M∙A∙C forges ahead with a three-in-one force: Powder, Foundation and Tinted Moisturizer all together. A broad, all-inclusive shade range means M∙A∙C Artists can cover everybody, one beautiful conquest at a time. Call your clients most in need of convincing, and watch what happens!

MAC’s newest collection not only focuses on your face now but it is all about the future as well. If we aren’t doing all we can to take care of our beauty and preserve it for the future, we’ll be disappointed when that time comes. The collection “Future Face” combines skin care products and makeup products that are beautiful and healthy for the skin. The combination will leave you looking great now with flawless skin, and great in the future with flawless skin free from the aging affects of daily life.

The collection is somewhat small compared to many other collections that MAC releases. There is a pressed powder, a liquid foundation, the return of the tinted moisturizer and a couple of brushes. I love collections like this where the whole thing really does go together. I want to buy one of everything so I have the complete “set” to moisturize and keep my face looking great now and for the future.

Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder is the new product. Is it makeup or skin care; that is the question? It offers sheer to medium coverage depending on what you want or need. The powder is supposed to nourish as it covers allowing your face to look beautiful now while still preserving the beauty for the future. The powder has a very smooth finish so you there won’t be people paying attention to the dry powder look as the day goes on into the night.

Another great thing about this new Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder is that it can either be used all by itself or with other products as well. You can apply it over the liquid foundation or in addition to the moisture tint. It’s easy to carry around in your purse for touch ups through the day. So how is the powder so healthy for your skin? It has a unique blend of botanicals including Safflower Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Lecithin. The powder is also very versatile since it is okay for all skin types.

The Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder is getting a lot of attention. It could quite possibly revolutionize the way most of us think about pressed powders. I know that I am very excited about it. I have always liked the convenience and ease of a pressed powder, but haven’t always liked the way it made my skin look. If it does what it says it does, I am very excited to try it. What do you think? Is the Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder everything it sets out to be?

I’ve listed the complete collection below including the MAC brushes offered. I’ve found you can never go wrong with a MAC brush. Each of these products are joining MAC’s permanents.

Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder
Light—Soft pale beige
Light Plus—Pale golden beige
Medium—Soft creamy beige
Medium Plus—Tan beige
Medium Dark—Caramel beige
Medium Deep—Rich golden tan
Dark—Deep caramel
Dark Deep—Rich golden bronze

Studio Fix fluid SPF 15 Foundation

Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15
Medium Plus—Tan beige
Dark Plus—Neutral tan beige

190 Foundation Brush
150 Large Powder Brush

MAC & Mickey Contractor Collection

Release Date: January 6th, 2011

As M·A·C’s Director of Makeup Artistry for India, Mickey has mentored Artists around the world. This collection of his musts is about natural skin and total performance. Foundation, Concealer, goddess-gorgeous eye shades and his favorite brushes to star in your own Bollywood hit.

Mickey Contractor is the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics in India. He is known for his exquisite eye and beautiful taste. Have you ever seen how beautiful the makeup is on the Bollywood movie stars? Mickey Contractor has been the makeup artist for many of the famous who can be seen in the Bollywood spotlight. MAC has teamed up with his genius to bring us the MAC & Mickey Contractor Collection.

Why is it if something is harder to get, I just want it more? Please tell me I am not alone in this. The MAC & Mickey Contractor collection is a limited in-store launch. At this point, it looks like only 22 of MAC’s top stores will be carrying the collection.

Some of the collection is a little bit disappointing to me in that there are a lot of repromotes. I am always more curious to see what MAC is coming out with that is new. It is okay to have one or two repromotes in a large collection, but I feel like this one has just a few too many. That being said, there is one repromote I am very excited for.

I love the Prep + Prime Finishing Powder. It gives the skin such a great glow with an overall finished look. I especially like to wear it on days when I don’t wear as much makeup. It can just give the clean, smooth, youthful look all over. I have seen several reviews that state it is not the best for someone with sensitive skin so that is definitely something to take into consideration if you think you might want this product.

The colors and eyeshadows have quite a bit of new material with some permanents intermixed. The eyeshadow quad does look like something I’d like to have in my makeup bag. The colors are the typical colors I would use, but you can tell that when used together, the four colors work really well to compliment one another.

Overall, I think the collection has a lot to offer, but I feel it lacking. I don’t even know what exactly I was hoping for, just more when it comes to the combined genius of Mickey Contractor and MAC. What catches your eye about this collection? Did you want more or is it just what you expected from the notorious Mickey Contractor and MAC?


Gulabi—Bright fuchsia (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
Mehr—Dirty blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Mocha—Peachy yellow-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
Yash—Deep neutral (Matte) (Limited Edition)


Flesh—Dirty nude brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Lust—Soft muted pink (Frost) (Permanent)


Marvel – Deep purple with soft pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Oomph – Forest green with soft gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
Rani – Bright fuchsia with soft pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Saffron – Deep coral caramel (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow Quad – Athma
Carbon -Matte black (Matte) (Permanent)
Folie -Reddish-plum brown (Satin) (Permanent)
Jaan – Light neutral with soft gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Vivah – Brown with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)


Ivy – Bright green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Siahi – Deep turquoise blue (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Powder Blush

Gana—Bright white gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Sur—Dirty rose brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

NC41 (Limited Edition)
NC43.5 (Limited Edition)
NC44.5 (Limited Edition)

Moisturecover Concealer

NC23 (Limited Edition)
NC43 (Limited Edition)
NC44 (Limited Edition)
NC45.5 (Limited Edition)

Moisturecover Double-End Concealer

Coral Corrector/Yellow Corrector (Limited Edition)

Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Permanent)


116 Blush Brush (Permanent)
219 Pencil Brush (Permanent)
239 Eye Shader (Permanent)

MAC: Colour Craft Collection

Release Date: July 9, 2009

Every artist must be daring to hone her craft. Go ga-ga over this dizzying array of new hues. The self-made individuality of arts and craft finds its way in a soaring one-of-a-kind creation: you. Don’t skimp on the materials. Get creative! – MAC

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection

What fun..! this collection is unique, fun, and all around spectacular. The lipglasses have a special new marbled formula – each shade is actually a gorgeous mix of three shades that mix together upon use. They each come in a limited edition square tube. Most of the products in this collection are limited edition, so get them while you can! I’m definitely buying the mineralize eyeshadows in Assemblage and Eccentricity!

MAC Lipstick

Colour Crafted – Milky pink (Frost) (LE)
Ever Embellish – Plum brown with red pearl (Lustre) (LE)
Made with Love – Bright coral pink (Lustre) (LE)
Madly Creative – Pink neutral with white pearl (Frost) (LE)
Most Popular – Purple with yellow undertone (Lustre) (LE) (Repromote from Hello Kitty collection in 2007)
Trimming Talk – Bright fuschia (Frost) (LE)

MAC Marbleized Lipglass

A marbleized melange of three summer-light and get-ready-for-fall tones swirled into one high-shine Lipglass formula. Limited edition.

Crazy Haute – Blue pink
Eclectic Edge – Cool violet
Funky Fusion – Pink coral
Miss Marble – Muted pink
Nice Mix Up – Burnt ginger
Pretty Pattern – Warm mid-tone beige

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow

Mineralize Eye Shadow spun into a stylish pinwheel pattern of four shades to provide contrasting and complementary colours in a range of glitter, pearl or shimmering mineralized finishes. Limited edition.

Assemblage – White with silver pearl / Deep grey / Black with silver glitter / Warm yellow gold (LE)
Eccentricity – Rich gold / Light violet / Deep plum/ Rich bronze (LE)
Girlish Romp – Mid-tone violet / Yellow white with gold pearl / Light pastel coral / Mid-tone pink (LE)
Fashion Patch – Ice blue / Off white / Black with silver glitter / Light white pink (LE)
Natural Flare – Copper / Yellow orange / Mid-tone brown / Rich gold (LE)
Odd Bits – Mid-tone silver grey / Dusty rose with gold pearl / Dark burgundy/ Peachy bronze (LE)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

Three of the six contain a range of three shades in one compact.

Cheeky Bronze – Soft golden coral wth bronze pearl (LE)
Porcelain Pink – Soft pinky coral wth gold veining (Repromote: Gold Play and A Muse) (LE)
Smooth Merge – Left: Soft champange pink / Center: Deep rose / Right: Pale cool pink (LE)
Sunny by Nature- Rich bronze with pink pearl pigments (LE)
Triple Fusion – Left: Soft champagne gold / Center: Soft golden peach / Right: Rose pink with gold nuances (LE)
Warm Blend – Left: Antique gold / Center: Mahogany Bronze / Right: Copper (LE)

MAC Mineralize Blush
Cheek & Cheerful – Mid-tone bronzey brown with yellow gold veining
Daft Pink – Deep blue pink with light white gold veining
Fab-dabulous – Mid-tone burnt coral with yellow gold veining
Hand-Finish – Light pink with deep gold veining
Improvise – Mid-tone neutral coral with light white yellow gold veining
Style Demon – Mid-tone brick red with copper veining

MAC Brushes
#109 Small Contour Brush – Use on the face to apply, blend or contour powder products. Softly rounded dome tip delivers just enough colour; smoothly blends colour into the face. Of natural fibres.
#130 Brush – Flat tapered face brush with short natural hairs and long synthetic fibres (LE)
#226 Small Tapered Blending Brush – Small tapered blending brush (LE) (Repromote from the Brunette Blonde Redhead collection)

MAC: Love That Look Collection

Release Date: July 23, 2009

Eyeshadow $14.00USD/$17.50CAD

Dreamaker – Frosty yellow gold (Starflash) (LE) (Repromote from Starflash)
Ego – Light yellow pink (Starflash) (LE)
Fashion – Light gray-green with gold pearlized pigments (Starflash) (LE)
Fashion Groupie – Light blue violet (Starflash) (LE)
Glamour Check! – Frosy reddish brown (Starflash) (LE) (Repromote from Starflash)
Grand Entrance – Frosty neutral peach beige (Starflash) (LE) (Repromote from Starflash)
One-Off – Mid-tone green with silver pearlized pigments (Starflash) (LE)
Rated R – Bright, yellow green (Starflash) (LE)
Smoke & Diamonds – Frosty gray taupe (Starflash) (LE) (Repromote from Starflash)
Strike A Pose – Dirty deep blue green (Starflash) (LE)
Style Snob – Dirty pink brown with gold pearlized pigments (Starflash) (LE)
Unbasic White – Bright off white (Starflash) (LE)

Pearlglide Liner $14.50USD/$17.00CAD

Black Russian – Black with navy blue glitter (LE) (Repromote from Suite Array)
Fly By Blu – Medium blue with blue glitter (LE) (Repromote from Suite Array)
Molasses – Dirty brown with mid-tone brown glitter (LE) (Repromote from Suite Array)
Rave – Deep purple with purple glitter (LE) (Repromote from Suite Array)

Zoom Lash Mascara $12.00USD/$14.00CAD

Zoomblack – Black (Permanent)


217 Blending Brush $22.00USD/$27.00CAD (Permanent)
239 Eye Shader $24.50USD/$29.50CAD (Permanent)

MAC: Style Warrior Collection

Release Date: 2009
The original release date was May 28th, but was moved up a week to May 21st.

Emerging from every corner of the glamorous globe, a new Style Warrior. Made to celebrate the cross-cultural sophistication of the modern Amazon Princess, African Queen, Crouching Tigress…

Never before have we seen the “Wild Things” of the world come together in quite so many bold new combinations. Introducing a dramatically different and deliberately diverse colour story, an eclectic and expressive way to exalt and admire the strength and solidarity of beauty with no barriers. A selection of all-over summer bronzing shades for Lips, Cheeks, Eyes, Nails, featuring the innovation of Impassioned, Bronzescape and Scatterrays Solar Bits – sunbursts to unleash the animal in every woman. All exotically packaged in stylized zebra and leopard prints to keep it wild and free – the way it always ought to be.

Exotics defy definition, combine and cross-multiply cultures, open up the borders of beauty. Like the beautiful boys and girls on a beach in Brazil, we celebrate every combination imaginable: Solar Riche or Refined Golden Bronzing Powder, Deep Dark Skinsheen, Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder/Loose, 182 Buffer Brush to apply, and now, new Lustre Drops for instant glow…leopard gold and ebony brown, violet purples and rich earth come together to make a New People, a new standard for what’s sexy NOW. New beauty comes in kaleidoscopic colours… Diverse, Divine, Dramatic is how we do it!



Bright Future – Frosty bright yellow gold (LE)
Night Maneuvers – Deep charcoal brown with pearl (LE)
Soft Force – Frosty pale white gold (LE)
Tempting – Sinfully rich cocoa (Lustre) (Permanent)
Vibrant Grape – Bright magenta purple (Permanent) (Pro)

Eye Kohl

Smolder – Intense black (Permanent)

Pro Lash Mascara

Coal Black – Honest-to-goodness black (Permanent)


Brave New – Bronze Creamy mid-tone pink nude (LE)
Purple Rite – Mid-tone frosty orchid (LE)
Sunsational – Sheer frosted beige gold (LE)
Tribalist – Creamy blackened berry (LE)


Fierce & Fabulous – Bright magenta purple with pearl (LE)
Gold Rebel – Sheer copper bronze with pearl (LE)
Liberated – Sheer yellow gold with pearl (LE)
Style Warrior – Blackened bronze brown with pearl (LE)

Beauty Powder Blush

Eversun – neutral peach bronze with gold pearlized pigments (LE) (Repromote from the Beauty Powder Blush Collection)
On A Mission – Pearly mid-tone plum (LE)

Bronzing Powder

Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
Solar Riche – Mid-tone brown with slight oranged undertones (LE) (Repromote from the Solar Field Collection)


Medium Dark – Sheer soft bronze with golden tan pearl (LE)
Dark – Golden bronze (LE)
Deep Dark – Deep warm bronze with rich golden pearl (LE)

Loose Iridescent Powder

Golden Bronze – Golden brown with golden bronze shimmer (Permanent)

Lustre Drops

Bronze Hero – Hot bronze with fine gold pearl (LE)
Pink Rebel – Blue pink with gold pearl (LE)
Sun Rush – Peachy bronze with gold pearl (LE)

Solar Bits

Bronzescape – Clean yellow brown with gold pearl (LE) (Repromote from Solar Field Collection)
Impassioned – Frosty cool taupe (LE)
Scatterrays – Soft metallic peach with gold pearl (LE) (Repromote from Solar Field Collection)

Nail Lacquer

Mercenary – Frosted blackened bronze (LE)
Peaceable – Pearly pale golden beige (LE)
Violet Fire – Bright creamy magenta purple (LE)


#182 – Buffer Brush (Permanent)
#242 – Shader Brush (Permanent)

MAC: Color Ready Collection

Release date April 2, 2009

MAC’s new Color Ready Collection is set to release on April 2, 2009. It offers a little old and a little new. Word on the street is that the majority of the lipstick, eyeshadow, liner, and brows are all re-promotes. But don’t tune out just yet, this collection still has some new and, what I think, are very exciting products.

This collection is introducing the Prep+ Prime products which include a line filler, skin refiner, and finishing powder. The Prep + Prime, as its name implies, helps prep and prime your face for the best possible makeup application. The liner goes on invisible, but it keeps your actual liner bold and in place for hours to come.

The skin refiner and finishing powder both also go on transparent, but help with the overall finish of your makeup. Allegedly, the skin refiner reduces pores and makes any wrinkles less noticeable. The finishing powder again helps to hold all of your makeup in place to keep you looking fresh all day long. I am especially intrigued by the Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone. If it does what it claims to do, I think I’ll be a customer for life.

While not everyone is overly excited about the re-promotes, I will say that the eye shadow color Bitter is simply spectacular. The golden green especially looks fantastic on people with any kind of green in their eyes. If you haven’t bought these colors before, they are definitely worth taking a closer look at. For you to be able to do so, we’ve listed the entire collection.

New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are our lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time.

Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.


• Impassioned – Amped-up fuchsia
• Show Orchid – Vivid hot pink

• Bitter – Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer
• White Frost – Vivid bright white with icy shimmer

Penultimate Eye Liner
• Rapid Black – True Black

Eye Brows
• Stud – Deep rich blackened brown

• Prep + Prime Line Filler
• Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
• Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

• 129SH – All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly great for applying blushes. Brush has soft fibers which form a full, rounded shape.