Your Guide to Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collections – Updated 4/2/12

This post will be updated as information, images, swatches, and reviews become available.  If it’s not on the blog, I don’t have more information, or, in rare instances, I’m not allowed to post until a certain date.  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].

All dates are subject to change. You should always call your local store/counter to verify the date, because MAC does have a habit of releasing launches a week or so earlier.  Please note that collections launch online typically the Tuesday before the Thursday on-counter date.

Archived

Occasionally, as the year ends, we’ll be archiving all of the information previously found in this post into year-specific posts. Just click the appropriate link below for the year you’re looking for! :)

See upcoming collections for 2012!

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MAC Tres Cheek Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Tres Cheek Collection

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — April 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Ever yone loves when you blush. Fashioning your choices: A new sextet of M·A·C blush powders. Go hip in bright red-orange, or add a glorious touch of peach, pink or lavender – each shade staying as bright and un-beige on the skin as it is in the palette. With a formula that’s seamlessly sheer and unabashedly buildable, what do you get? a look that says Tres Cheek.

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Tea Neutral beige pink (Satin)
  • Lovecloud Bright mid-tone pink (Satin)
  • Peony Petal Bright blue pink (Satin)
  • Modern Mandarin Red-orange (Satin)
  • Immortal Flower Bright peach (Satin)
  • Full of Joy Lavender (Frost)

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MAC Reel Sexy Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Reel Sexy Collection for Summer 2012

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — May 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

RSVP NOW FOR A PRIVATE SCREENING STARRING AN ICONIC MODEL AS BIG AS ANYONE WHO’S EVER GRACED THE SCREEN: KRISTEN MCMENAMY, PHOTOGRAPHED AND FILMED BY MILES ALDRIDGE. WHAT IS SHE WATCHING AS SHE LAUGHS, CRIES AND SITS MESMERIZED IN SURREAL CINEMA WHERE POPCORN IS PINK, FINGERNAILS FIERCE AND THE WARDROBE MINIMAL? OBVIOUSLY, IT’S REEL SEXY. MS. MCMENAMY’S BRIGHT, BOLD AND BRILLIANT LOOK FEATURES A COLOUR COLLECTION OF ENIGMATIC EYE SHADOW DUOS, VIVID LIPSTICK, CREMESHEEN GLASS, EYE KOHL, POWDER BLUSH, LIGHTSCAPADE MINERALIZE SKINFINISH, NAIL LACQUER AND ZOOM LASH.

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

  • Pink Popcorn Lavender (Lustre)
  • Reel Sexy Light bright coral (Amplified)
  • Watch Me Simmer Bright pink-orange (Amplified) (Repromote)
  • Heroine Bright violet plum (Matte)

Cremesheen Glass ($19.00 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)

  • Private Screening Mid-tone peach
  • Cinestyle Mid-tone blue grey violet
  • Color Saturation Dark cool wine
  • Star Quality Bright orange coral

Eyeshadow Duo ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN)

  • Dynamic Duo 1 Coral with yellow pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) / Purple (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 2 Violet duochrome with pearlized pigments (Frost) / Violet (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 3 Mid-tone purple (Veluxe Pearl) / Teal blue (Matte)
  • Dynamic Duo 4 Mid-tone pink (Satin) / Blackened violet (Matte)

Eye Khol ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Smolder Intense black (Permanent)
  • Heirloom Highly metallicized greyed lavender (Repromote)
  • Resort Deep amethyst plum
  • Hyacinth Mid-tone blue (Permanent)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Lightscapade Soft candlelit beige with multi-dimensional shimmer (Repromote)

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Cult Mid-tone neutral pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Magenta Bright magenta (Matte) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Screening Room Bright mid-tone teal (Cream)
  • Vivid Effect Vivid orange coral (Cream)
  • In the Dark… Purple Vivid violet (Cream)

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Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer

Dior Saint-Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer ($23.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) launched quite awhile ago, but it was extremely limited and sold out faster than I could review it! Now, you may be wondering, “What changed?” While browsing Nordstrom’s last night, I saw a very pretty teal-like Dior polish, and lo and behold, St. Tropez is being repromoted in Dior’s upcoming summer collection (which I’m still awaiting permission to post–this is the only item Nordstrom had up).  You may also see it called Saint-Tropez (which is actually how the bottom of the bottle is labeled, but online it is abbreviated).

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Dior St. Tropez Vernis / Nail Lacquer
Dior Vernis St. Tropez
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
98%

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter

Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a blue-based cotton candy pink with silvery-white shimmer. MAC Enchantee is lighter and less blue-based. MAC Dress It Up is slightly less blue-based. MAC Behave Yourself is just a tinge pinker. MAC All Styled Up is similar but doesn’t have shimmer.

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Revlon Strawberry Shortcake ColorBurst Lip Butter
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake
B-
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
82%

Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss

Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss< ($27.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a pink-beige that goes on mostly colorless. It looks like any number of sheer lipglosses that have nearly no perceptible shimmer. At best, it adds very subtle warmth to my natural lip color. At worst, it just adds a healthy dose of glossy shine and makes my natural lip color look more even.  We’re at that line I find hard to rate at:  when is “sheer” too sheer? When does sheer become colorless?

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Burberry Nude Rose Lip Glow Natural Lipgloss
Burberry Lip Glow Nude Rose
C+
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
79%