MAC Too Fabulous Collection
U.S. Launch Date: March 4th, 2010
International Launch Date: March 2010
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment…Cremesheen Glass makes a comeback for Spring 2010. Introducing six new très jolie shades and three bring-back essentials, because the world wants more of this creamy, high-flying gloss formula that provides sheer, Just Superb colour with a touch of sex-o-shine!
To accentuate them, a combination of six Lip Pencils ranging from neutral to pinks and browns, to delight and define. And here’s a lovely thought: six new Mineralize Blush Duos are also making a limited appearance. Inspired by the original, they provide a gossamer sheer and lightweight application…all Too Fabulous.
Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Permanent)
- Just Superb Dirt neutral pink
- Loud & Lovely Blue pink
- Richer, Lusher Peach coral
- Double Dare Coral red
- Deelight Mid-tone neutral
- Over Indulgence Neutral brown
- Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Repromote)
- Partial to Pink Light peach pink (Repromote)
- Boy Bait Light nude (Repromote)
Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
- Boldy Bare Dirt red brown (Limited Edition)
- Mouth Off Deep peach coral (Limited Edition)
- Trimmed in Pink Bright blue pink (Limited Edition)
- In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition)
- Naked Liner Light neutral (Limited Edition)
- Chestnut Intense brown (Permanent)
Mineralize Blush Duo ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer colour and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all M∙A∙C Mineralize powder formulas.
- Rhapsody in Two Light pale pink/pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Chic Couple Light yellow brown/dark peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Two Virtues Light blue pink/light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Bi-Tone Rose pink/copper bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Buddy Up Dirty rose / neutral yellow pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Sun & Moon Neutral brown / pink brown (Frost)
Kitschmas vs. Kitschmas: The Results
Much to the dismay of neat-freaks everywhere, pigments once again exploded in my household. I conducted this messy project in my kitchen (easier to clean) with a very small (pocket-sized!) digital scale that can weigh up to 500 grams. I go through the entire process in detail further into the post. This is a follow-up to my original comparison post from a few days ago. I used ounces for comparison, particularly because you get more decimal places using ounces, so I feel like it’s more accurate that way.
Kitschmas: Original Packaging, Labeled 7.5 grams / 0.26 oz.
- Actual Weight: 8.7 grams / 0.280 oz.
- Empty Jar Weight: 0.402 oz.
- Total Jar Weight: 0.670 oz.
- Bonus: You got 1.2 grams / 0.020 oz. more than you expected! 🙂
- Sad: Lost approximately 0.012 oz. in transporting it back into the packaging 🙁
Kitschmas: New Packaging, Labeled 4.5 grams / 0.15 oz.
- Actual Weight: 6.0 grams / 0.212 oz.
- Empty Jar Weight: 0.282 oz.
- Total Jar Weight: 0.476 oz.
- Bonus: You got 1.5 grams / 0.062 oz. more than you expected! 🙂
- Sad: Lost approximately 0.018 oz. in transporting it back into the packaging 🙁
One of the bigger concerns I saw voiced in the comments was paying the same price for 40% less. In the comparison between the two jars of Kitschmas, you still ended up with 0.212 oz. of Kitschmas, even in the new packaging. Everyone believed and expected MAC to give them 0.26 oz. of pigment before (though it is clear that they give you more, which is actually a common practice). So, I’m only going to look at that, but in this instance, you aren’t losing 40%. You’re really losing 0.048 oz. or 18.5%.
Keep in mind that MAC only need meet the advertised label of 0.15 oz., so your mileage may vary. Rich Life weighed in at .212 oz. as well, while Universal Mix weighed in at 0.187 oz. I do want to be honest and tell you that it’s the same Universal Mix I used for the original comparison post, so I imagine I lost (at least, because I did a lot of transferring back and forth) 0.012 oz. (this is based on how much I lost just doing these minimal transfers for Kitschmas comparisons).
From weighing several different jars, it seems common practice for MAC to overfill, rather than exactly fill, their pigment jars. For instance, Push the Edge should only have 0.15 oz. of product in it, but it actually has 0.427 oz.–that’s over twice the amount advertised.