Monday, January 19th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Well-Defined Collection

U.S. Launch Date:  February 5th, 2009

Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation

  • NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44, NC45, NC50, NC55
  • NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW43, NW45, NW47, NW50, NW55

Studio Sculpt Concealer

  • NC15, NC20, NC30, NC35, NC42, NC45, NC50
  • NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50

Brushes

  • 191 Foundation Brush
  • 195 Concealer Brush

Prep + Prime Skin

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Saturday, January 17th, 2009

According to Malay Mail, Grand Duos is a collection of mineralized blushes DUOS. One side will be a solid shade, while the other will have tri-colored veining (sounds like mineralize skinfinishes…!). The article states that there will be one called Moon River Blue as well as Intenso.

Friday, January 16th, 2009

There is no doubt MAC’s Hello Kitty line has stirred up some feelings in many of you–for good or bad. I have a few Hello Kitty-related things to share with you, so I thought this quick post would be a good place to do so.

Why is Hello Kitty not white and pink?

I was chatting with a local artist from my MAC freestanding store, and she mentioned how many of the spring fashion trends were a bit on the fetish side, which she felt really help explain the way MAC interpreted Hello Kitty into a collection.  Others think it’s more about MAC taking its traditional black packaging and melding it with the figure of Hello Kitty (and thus, not the colors per se).  But I think the fetish-fashion-kitty idea has merit; the promo images certainly seem to fit the bill.

How much is the brush holder?  Does it come with the brushes?

The brush holder comes with three brushes, and the U.S. price is $49.50.  Each brush is black handled and says “Hello Kitty” on it.  When there have been special launches featuring brushes like these, they are usually just as good quality, but shorter handled.  I have not tested these out, so I truly couldn’t tell you one way or the other.  I can say that $49.50 was the going price for this past holiday’s brush sets, so this set does not seem priced so far out of the expected realm.

How can I go to a special MAC Hello Kitty event?

Many key locations are having both Hello Kitty events as well as unveilings.  An unveiling occurs in advance of the national release date, while an event often happens the following weekend or week after the launch date.  As far as I know, it looks like February 3rd is the unveiling date around the country.  Some people will receive actual invites in the mail, while others may be invited when they’re in-store.  You can always call up your local store(s) and ask to attend.  I definitely recommend giving it a shot, because you have nothing to lose by trying.

Are you going to an unveiling event?

Yes, I will be attending MAC at Valley Fair’s unveiling event on February 3rd.  If you think you may be there, let me know!  I’d love to meet you. :)  Or if you see me there, be sure to say hi!  Otherwise, I’ll be in and out like the swatchin’ fiend I am, LOL.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009


Creme Cup, Shy Girl, Crosswires, Lickable

MAC Cosmetics Creamteam Collection product photos :)

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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Creamteam Collection

U.S. Launch Date: February 5th, 2009

Cremesheen Lipstick

  • Creme Cup Light blue pink
  • Shy Girl Creamy neutral coral beige
  • Crosswires Clean pinky orange
  • Lickable Bright clean blue pink
  • Lavender Whip Light cool lavender
  • Creme In Your Coffee Creamy mid-tone pink brown
  • Spice Is Nice Creamy warm dark brown
  • Hang-up Deep berry

Cremesheen Glass

  • Ever So Rich Sheer Lilac
  • Fashion Scoop Pale cool baby pink with light pear
  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl
  • Partial To Pink Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl
  • Melt In Your Mouth Mid-tone creamy clean pink
  • Petite Indulgence Mid-tone bright blue pink
  • Creme Anglaise Mid-tone neutral mauve
  • Looks Like Sin Sheer deep berry

Cremestick Liner

  • Sublime Culture Neutral pink
  • Pink Treat Dirty pink
  • Caramellow Neutral caramel
  • Velvetella Blackened plum
Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Do you ever feel TOTALLY overwhelmed by all of the MAC Cosmetics Collections? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!  Be sure to visit & bookmark this page, which features information regarding all of the collections from 2008 as well as collections for 2009, and it is updated regularly as we get more info!  Here’s a little excerpt from the page mentioned earlier with the most recent launch and the next few we have details on!

If you have information not yet posted on Temptalia, feel free to submit it! It can be collection information, photos, swatches–whatever! Just send it to [email protected].

Blonde, Brunette, Redhead

U.S. Launch Date: January 8th, 2009

Well-Defined

U.S. Launch Date: February 5th, 2009

MAC & Hello Kitty

U.S. Launch Date: February 12th, 2009 (Unveiling Parties February 3rd, 2009)

Kitty Kouture

U.S. Launch Date: March 5th, 2009

Cream Team

U.S. Launch Date: February 5th, 2009