What is MAC PRO?
MAC PRO is a separate range of colors and products designed with the professional makeup artist in mind. MAC describes the products as “more pigmented and [with] more versatility in their use.” Additionally, “PRO products are perfect for everything from body art to beauty shots, to work in film, television, fashion or theatre – M·A·C PRO is the industry professional’s makeup of choice.” There are PRO products, which are product types not available at regular MAC stores or counters, but there are also PRO colors, which are shades of existing product lines (like lipsticks) that you will only find at PRO stores.
PRO Only Product Lines: Airbrushing, Chromacake, Chromagraphic Pencil, Chromaline, Creme Liner, Gloss, Lipmix, Lip Erase, Mixing Medium, Paint Stick
You don’t have to be a makeup artist, and you don’t need to have a PRO card to buy MAC PRO products. It’s better to think of the two as separate — the PRO card allows industry professionals to get a discount on the products they would use in their line of work. You can read more about the requirements here. Similarly, you can always peruse the PRO website–you won’t be able to see prices, but you can see the product range.
How can I buy PRO products?
Unfortunately, only PRO members can order online, but anyone can order by calling the PRO phone number, visiting their nearest PRO store, or calling their nearest PRO store and doing a phone order.
To order by phone…
Canada: 1-800-387-6707 ext 8555
My Must-Have PRO Products
- Eyeshadows: Bio-Green, Blue Calm, Bottle Green, Bright Sunshine, Indian Ink, Kelly, Naval, Sky Blue, Sour Lemon, Vellum
- Lipsticks: Show Orchid, Violetta
- Mixing Medium (Water Base)
- Pigments: Blonde’s Gold, Chartreuse, Emerald Green, Pink Pearl, True Chartreuse
List of MAC PRO Locations…
MAC Nail Trend F/W 2010 for Fall 2010
U.S. Launch Date: August 2010
More information as it becomes available.
MAC To the Beach Collection is Online!
Dust off those credit cards, To the Beach has now launched online @ MACCosmetics.com. But you have to be SNEAKY. The full, splashy page is now up on the website! The collection may officially go live tonight or tomorrow morning… Live! It’s up on both the U.S. and Canadian websites.
Marine Life sold out at approximately 5pm PST on the MAC website; it looks like it sold out within two to three hours. It sold out on Tuesday afternoon on the Canadian MAC website; Tuesday morning on Nordstrom.
Macy’s has now launched the To the Beach Collection! But I didn’t see Marine Life…
Free shipping code for maccosmetics.com is BEACH!
You can find all of Temptalia’s reviews, photos, swatches, must-haves, etc. etc. HERE!
Does anyone have as much as fun as I do guessing what will sell out? I didn’t see it coming, but Easy Lounger is sold out (on the U.S. site). Sand & Sun is sold out, which isn’t too surprising, but I will am eager to hear the reviews on it since I had to dig into it to get any color to show up… even on a base. Hipness is gone now as well–definitely expected–can’t believe it took so long!