MAC Cosmetics Naked Honey Collection
Launch Date: June 11, 2009 (North America), July 2009 (International)
Bees do it… now M•A•C does it! Honey that is! As ancient and exotic as Kohl, great beauties have long revered the natural restorative powers of the Golden Elixir.
Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer. Introducing our limited edition Naked Honey collection – three aspects of golden warmth and sun-made sweetness for the body, layered with two decidedly different honeycomb-derived fragrances – celebrating the secret lives of Queen Bees. Complementary shade of High-Light Powder, Eye Shadow and Lipglass are all the buzz for summer.
Lipglass ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)
- She’s a Star Light neutral gold
- Queen Bee Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
- Buzz Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl
Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.00 CDN)
- Crème de Miel Frosty light yellow gold
- Pollinator Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
- Buckwheat Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl
High-Light Powder ($24.50 US/$29.50 CDN)
A high -light powder specially created for the Naked Honey Collection . Features an embossed honeycomb pattern . Super fine, impeccably pearlized , it creates so ft high lights. On cheek , brow , shoulders – anywhere on the body .
- Honey Light A light peachy gold with shimmer
- Golden Nectar Muted golden tan with gold shimmer
Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50 US/$22.50 CDN)
Formulated from honey , organic beeswax, sun flower oil and other natural ingredients , this rich honey –scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizes and helps recondition dry skin . Multi -purpose . Use everywhere .
Naked Honey Hand And Body Cream ($22.50 US/$27.00 CDN)
A sensuous cream made fro m bio-converted honey , shea butter , and vitamins c and e derivatives . Absorbs quickly for skin -softening moisture . Conditions , nourishes , protects . Use on all areas where ultra -moisture is called for .
Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)
Formulated fro m bio -converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while pro viding the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender , narcissus , jasmine flower and blue agave extracts . Pro vides a sensual, calming , cleansing experience .
Creations: Naked Honey ($22.50 US/$28.50 CDN)
An aromatic journey that traces honey ’s fragrant heart back to summer ’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light flora l and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.
Creations: Africanimal ($22.50 US/$28.50 CDN)
A scent that starts with a honey-ness that ’s seductive and given its dash of pepper , not without spice . Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood , and an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that ’s all-honey, but far fro m sweet .
Available: North America, June 11, 2009. International, July 2009.
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MAC Cosmetics Grand Duos Collection for Spring 2009
Mineralization has swept the beauty nation but MAC makes the next move with Grand Duos: Mineralize Blush that has a marbleized melange on one side, and a complimentary mono-shade on the other. Soft shimmer, super-shine pearl in a pretty tri-colour veining to enhance and glorify cheekbones, followed with the pop and dimension of solid colour shimmer without an overly frosted look. The 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush makes the transition magnificent. A sophisticated but simple new way to get your vital minerals!
- Moon River Blue pink mélange / Pale yellow pink
- Love Rock Gold violet mélange / Bright blue pink
- Grand Duo Copper pink mélange / Plum
- Light Over Dark Orange yellow mélange / Deep brown
- Earth to Earth Purple bronze mélange / Yellow brown
- Hot Planet Copper yellow mélange / Mid-tone plum
- Intenso Pink gold mélange / Terracotta rose
- 188 Brush Flat topped, full circular brush
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Our friend Kat from Bjooti.net got an exclusive peek at some of the upcoming spring/summer looks from MAC! Here are a few images she took that show off some of the new products we’ll be seeing in the next few months. Those glosses above are, in fact, from the Sugarsweet Collection, as confirmed by a MA friend of mine. Apparently, the colors do not mix because of different densities (?)! Several shadesticks, two mineralize skinfinishes (which look really different from previous launches), some shadows, and even the blush duos from Grand Duos!
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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
- 191 Foundation Brush
- 195 Concealer Brush
Prep + Prime Skin
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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.
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.