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MAC: Pret a Papier Collection

Release Date: April 22, 2010
International: May 2010

MAC Cosmetics Pret a Papier Collection

Craft Paper Couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a frisky little “funny face” frock. Then, strip it back to its essence for Summer 2010 for a Pret-a-Papier colour collection. It was a Project Runway challenge of sorts, with paper as the source, the instigator of ideas, the beginning of something simply, basically beautiful. Lipstick, Lipglass, Eyeshadow, Paint Pot, Chromografic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant.

MAC’s Pret a Papier collection is sure to please lovers of beige and coral. The promo materials play up the contrast of bright pinks and peaches against the backdrop of soft golden beige. Even if those don’t rank among your favorite cosmetics colors, there are still a few items here worth checking out.

This collection features two paint pots that match the theme perfectly. The new Coral Crepe Paint Pot is a lovely muted coral shade that is limited edition. There is also Groundwork, a repromote of the classic creamy taupe paint pot that is the perfect base for just about any eyeshadow look.

MAC is offering two coral lipsticks as part of this collection. Dressmaker, Dressmaker is a light coral with some peach thrown in for a result that is bright without being bold and helps you look more awake. Made to Order is the other coral and this one is more on the neutral side for those who want to wear coral but have trouble pulling off so much pink. Both are the Lustre formulation which means you can expect a wash of color with a soft sheen and plenty of hydration. MAC also dug up Archetype from the McQueen collection for this occasion. This beige-gold lipstick creates a nude lip that pairs well the Coral Crepe Paint Pot eye look without competing with it. However, without other bright colors on your face to balance out your look, this lipstick can make you look washed out.

Chromagraphic Pencils are flesh-toned pencil liners that have many great uses. The two available are NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30 but getting an exact match is not really necessary. These are perfect for your waterline because they aren’t as obvious as using white or a light blue. They can also be used right next to your usual darker eyeliner to help make the dark line look cleaner and more defined.

Five eyeshadows make up part of this collection. Tissue Weight is one of the prettiest. This is a very soft and subtle frosted peach that is great as a lid wash or brow highlighter. Gazette Grey is one of the more unique shades of eyeshadow MAC has released recently. This dark grey-meets-green color has a pearly gold sheen to it that does not immediately call to mind any other color in MAC’s range. Gold and grey seem like an unusual combination but the green helps bring everything together and the result is a dramatic look that is particularly suited to blue eyes.

Lipstick $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN

* ArcheType – Sheer Light Gold (Lustre)
* Dressmaker, Dressmaker – Creamy light peach coral (Lustre)
* Kraft – Creamy mid-tone warm brown (Amplified)
* Made To Order – Creamy mid-tone dirty coral (Lustre)

Lipglass $14.00 US/$16.50 CDN

* C-Thru – Peachy beige with shimmer
* Fold and Tuck – Mid-tone bright coral with soft pearl
* Pret-a-Papier – Dark reddened bronze with pearl

Eyeshadow $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN

* Bamboo – Light beige with peach (Matte)
* Cut To Fit – Frosted red-bronze (Frost)
* Gazette Grey – Dark green-grey with gold-pearl (Velvet)
* Memorabilia – Dirty purple (Matte)
* Tissue Weight – Frosted pale peach (Frost)

Paint Pot $16.50 US/$22.00 CDN

* Coral Crepe – Soft Coral
* Ground Work: Mid Tone Neutral Taupe

Chromagraphic Pencil $14.50 US/$17.50 CDN

* NC 15 / NW 20
* NW 25 / NC 30

Impeccable Brow Pencil $15.00 US/$18.00 CDN

* Dirty Blonde – Blackened dark neutral brown
* Taupe – Mid-tone dirty taupe

Studio Fix Lash $13.00 US/$15.50 CDN

* Black Fix – Black

Sheertone Blush $18.50 US/$22.00 CDN

* Garb – Light golden suntan
* Instant Chic – Mid-tone muted coral

Mineralize Blush $23.00 US/$27.50 CDN

* Light Over Dark – Light yellow brown / dark peach (Frost)

Nail Lacquer $12.00 US/$14.50 CDN

* Brown Bag – Mid-tone warm dirty beige (Cream)
* Originality – Sparkly copper bronze (Frost)

MAC: All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection

Release Date: January 7, 2010

MAC Cosmetics All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection

All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is our credo. Now M?A?C takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours! Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision. Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, has a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch. But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer shade extensions speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is a collection aimed at everyone. As the name implies, any person imaginable could find something they could use in this collection, and that includes long-time MAC loyalists as well as those who have never visited a makeup counter before.

This collection is chock-full of neutral shades and is reminiscent of the N Collection. In fact, MAC dug out the 5N lipstick from N for the occasion. The limited edition shades of lipstick, lipglass, and eyeshadow offered here are all safe bets for those of us who simply can’t pull off bright colors or don’t want to. One of the most exciting things about this collection is the return of Banshee eye shadow from Rebel Rock, a glittery taupe/mauve that complements every eye color. If you missed out on Banshee the first time around, now is the time to stock up!

Brows are heavily emphasized in this collection, with the Impeccable Brow Pencil, the Penultimate Brow Maker, Brow Set, and Brow pencils. Those with lighter hair will be thrilled with the brow offerings for blondes, who normally don’t encounter as many brow color options as darker-haired women. Well-shaped and defined brows can really help frame the face and complete your look, so it’s great to have so many options joining MAC’s permanent collection. The brow pencils and gels are easy to work with and create a natural look. If you’re not a fan of the drawn-on eyebrow look, steer clear of the Penultimate Brow Maker, which is an inky marker that is very noticeable.

One thing to note is that with the launch of this collection, pigment jars will be shrinking. The traditional 7.5 gram jar is being replaced with a 4.3 gram jar. This would be fine if the price reflected the smaller amount, but unfortunately the price will remain the same. There are two new pigment colors: Universal Mix, a sparkly white, and Rich Life, a very dark brown with a hint of silver sparkle that is perfect for creating a smokey eye.

All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is a great collection if you are looking to stock up on neutrals and a great place to look for shades that are suitable for darker skin tones.

MAC Cosmetics All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection

Lipstick ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* 5N – Plumy sheer brown (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Empowered – Creamy mid-tone neutral brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)
* Equality – Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
* Myself – Creamy pale yellow beige (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

* Glamour – for All Sheer pale baby pink with pearl (Limited Edition)
* Spirit & Soul – Frosted dark cool brown (Limited Edition)
* Liqueur – Frosted mid-tone pink brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Naked Frost – Sheer taupe with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

* All Races – Cool light mauve tapue (Matte) (Limited Edition)
* Cross-Cultural – Dark yellow brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
* Banshee – Dirty taupe with frost and sparkle (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
* Showstopper – Deep blackened brown (Matte) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

* Universal Mix – Sparkly white gold (Limited Edition)
* Rich Life – Dark cool brown with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Impeccable Brow Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

* Blonde – Pale yellow brown
* Dirty Blonde – Cool light brown
* Taupe – Mid-tone taupe
* Black – Blackened dark neutral brown

Penultimate Brow Marker ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

* Universal – Sheer neutral brown

Brow Set (Permanent)

* Mink
* Clear

Eye Brows (Permanent)

* Lingering
* Stud

Beauty Powder Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)*

* Personal Style – Light mauve taupe (Limited Edition)
* All’s Good – Cool deep rose (Limited Edition)

Blot Powder / Pressed (Permanent)

* Medium
* Deep Dark