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MAC: To the Beach Collection

Release Date: May 27, 2010
International: May 2010
Asia: June 2010

MAC Cosmetics To The Beach Collection Summer 2010 Images Pictures Swatches

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)

Makeup Bags

* MAC To The Beach Bag – $49.50 US/$59.50 CDN
Available at MAC Stores only.

Brushes

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: Love Lace Collection

Release Date: December 26, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

Every couturier has forever had a fascination with the mysterious and alluring qualities of Lace. From Evita to Marlene Dietrich to some of the best-dressed of our red-carpet modern screen stars, it’s a long love affair. This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue. Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favourite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger. If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

Lipstick

* Intricate – Frosted cool icy taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Pretty Please – Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)

Lipglass

* Icescape – Sheer pale pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Utterly Discrete – Sheer frosted cool icy mauve (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow

* Hypnotizing – Frosted grey mauve (Frost) (Limited Edition)
* Love Lace – Frosted mid-tone greyish blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
* Pincurl – Dusty white (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
* Suave Intentions – Light frosted silver blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power Eye Pencil

* Feline – Rich black (Limited Edition)
* Raven – Intense red with black pearl (Limited Edition)
* Sense of Style – Blackened deep marine blue (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl

* Fascinating (Permanent)

Zoom Lash

* Zoomblack (Permanent)

Eye Brows

* Stud (Permanent)

Lashes

* #44 (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer

* Light Affair – Creamy pale grey taupe (Cream) (Limited Edition)

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

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!

– MAC

Eyeshadow

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)

Lipstick

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)

Lipglass

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)

Skinsheen

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)

Brushes

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

MAC: Brunette Blonde Redhead Collection

Release Date:
January 8, 2009

MAC has really been giving out the gifts this holiday season with all of the new collections they’ve been putting out. January 8, 2009 there is another collection set to release and this one is huge! With this collection, there is definitely something for everyone because they have specially formatted shades to go with all colors of hair. The collection is appropriately called Brunette Blonde Redhead, but for all of you out there who follow MAC releases religiously, you will recognize the collection as one that originally was called Hair. Can we just say that we like the name they went with so much better than Hair. Anyhow, the collection offers personalized palettes to make and create whatever look you wish for.

Like I said, this collection is a big one. There is something for the eyes, cheeks, lips, skin, and even brow. In each of these venues, there are colors for Brunettes, Blondes, and Redheads. The funny thing is, I find myself feeling much like I did in kindergarten; I don’t want to color in the lines. I want to break the rules and try colors that weren’t necessarily designed for my hair color. I just might have to do it. I am not a redhead, but the colors for redheads are so enticing. I especially like the lipstick color Blowdry. It’s such a feminine color.

The collection also offers three all new brushes. Since they are brand new brushes, I am definitely intrigued and can’t wait to check them out more closely when released. The 214 Brush allegedly will become permanent at MAC stores.

I think the thing I especially like about this collection is how basic it is to match up colors with what works best with your look. For those of us who aren’t great at identifying what’s going to look best with our tone and hair color, we thank you MAC from the bottom of our hearts. There really are so many things offered in this collection I could probably go on forever, but I will spare you all and just list the full collection below.

Lipstick
All’s Fair (Blonde) – Light purple pink (Lustre)
B-Babe (Blonde) – Rich pink (Frost)
Blow Dry (Redhead) – Pink coral (Lustre)
Chignon (Brunette) – Red plum (Glaze)
Marquise d’ (Redhead) – Sandy cream peach (Lustre)
What A Do! (Brunette) – Neutral pink coral (Frost)

Lipglass
Live and Dye (Redhead) – Cool pink
Peroxide (Blonde) – White pink
Quick Tease (Brunette) – Red purple
Red Devil (Redhead) – Coral orange
Soft Wave (Brunette) – Tan bronze
Strawberry Blonde (Blonde) – Deep pink red

Eyeshadow
Deep Shade (Brunette) – Dusty blue (Frost)
Henna (Brunette) – Dark gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Femme-Fi (Brunette) – Frosty golden cream (Veluxe Pearl)
Flip (Redhead) – Bronze gold (Frost)
French Cuff (Redhead) – Burgundy purple (Lustre)
100 Strokes (Redhead) – Ice pink (Frost)
Pincurl (Blonde) – Dusty white (Frost)
Knight (Blonde) – Dark grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Top Knot (Blonde) – Deep black purple (Velvet)

Brow Set
Clear (Blonde) – Colour free
Girl Boy (Redhead) – Fawned over blondette
Show Off (Brunette) – Full-bodied brown

Eye Kohl
Phone Number (Blonde) – Smudgy charcoal
Smolder (Brunette) – Intense black
Teddy (Redhead) – Dark-eyed bronze

Mineralize Skinfinish
Blonde – Soft pink to rose degrade
Brunette – Soft coral to copper bronze degrade
Redhead – Gold to salmon pink degrade

Brushes
165 Brush – Tapered cheek, highlight brush (LE)
214 Brush – Short shader brush (MAC stores only)
226 Brush – Small tapered blending brush (LE)

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

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 the 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

Eye Shadow

    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

Lip Pencil

    Spice—brown lightly spiced with a pinch of pink
    Whirl—Rose

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