Monday, July 1st, 2013

Hoop, Tomango, Ashbury, Fiction

You voted. We listened. M•A•C By Request is back for a second year! What’s old is new again, and the most beloved shades from the 90s and 2000s have returned for an encore performance. M•A•C is bringing back highly-requested retro-classic, long-lost lipsticks and eye shadows. Starting on July 8th— vote on Facebook for your favorite shades and the six (3 lipsticks and 3 shadows) with most votes will return in Spring 2014.

Voting begins July 8th and continues through July 21st–stay tuned for a full roster of shades on the voting ballot next week! Anyone remember Hoop or Tomango lipsticks? Ashbury or Fiction eyeshadows? I remember the latter (and happen to own it), but the other three were new-to-me–if Tomango makes it back, it looks like a real vibrant coral!

Monday, June 24th, 2013

M·A·C celebrates the anniversary of its limited-edition Illustrator Bags with new designs by two massive talents. Each artist draws on creativity with stunning originality, transforming M·A·C makeup bags into mini-masterpieces. Award-winning illustrator Anja Kroencke presents her imaginative vision through black and white line drawings of elegant feminine faces with elaborate wavy hair. New York City graffiti artist and modern Renaissance woman Indie 184 has tagged the bags with her vibrant graphic street style. Lined interiors in complementing patterns, top zipper closure and a looped-end handle. Bag lovers, enhance your collections.

Illustrated Bag ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke In black and white line drawings of elegant feminine faces with elaborate wavy hair
  • Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke In black and white line drawings of elegant feminine faces with elaborate wavy hair
  • Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184 In vibrant graphic street style
  • Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184 In vibrant graphic street style

Availability: on July 2nd, 2013; exclusively at MAC stores on July 11th, 2013; August 2013 for international locations

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Monday, June 24th, 2013

The lure of the Latin beat. M·A·C captures the passion of samba in a shimmering colour collection that pulsates with sensuality. Tropical Taboo gives in to the heat, beat and exotic glamour of shades that define desire. One note, one hip-popping turn, one penetrating look and you’re hooked. Eyes reflect the dynamic tempo with the dazzle of Mineralize Eye Shadow in vivid pigments including Cha-Cha-Cha and Tropica. Full luscious lips glisten with a tantalizing top layer of Cremesheen Glass in Fever Isle and Calypso Beat. For professional results, partner 159 Duo Fibre Blush and 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brushes. Step up to the rhythm.

Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Luxe Naturale Light beige cream
  • Divine Choice Mid-tone cool pink cream
  • Lady at Play Mid-tone cool tangerine
  • Glamour Era Mid-tone warm brown frost
  • Midnight Mambo Intense violet (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Calypso Beat Pale neutral peach
  • Fever Isle Bright red coral
  • Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink (Repromote)
  • Narcissus Dirty eggplant (Repromote)

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Hip ‘n’ Happy Dirty blue pink (Repromote)
  • Have to Have It Soft warm beige (Repromote)
  • Ablaze Bright apricot (Repromote)
  • Heroine Bright purple (Repromote)

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Feline Rich black (Permanent)

Mineralize Blush ($25.00 U.S. / $29.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Sweet Samba Dark pink with tan pearl (Frost)
  • Exotic Ember Orange with bronze pearl (Frost)
  • Simmer Burnt rose with peach/gold pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dare to Bare Light cream with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Caribbean Rose with pink and red pearl (Frost)
  • Tropica Silver blue with purple (Frost)
  • Time to Tango Lavender with silver pearl (Frost)
  • Cha-Cha-Cha Deep blue green with green pearl (Frost)
  • Bossa Blue Royal blue with brown pearl (Frost)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft & Gentle Gilded peach bronze (Permanent)
  • Adored Coral with light beige pearl
  • Lust Pale pink with cranberry pearl
  • Rio Bronze with bright pink pearl
  • Gold Deposit Soft reflective golden bronze (Permanent)

Brushes (Permanent)

  • 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 159 Duo Fibre Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 187 Duo Fibre Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Availability: Now online; June 27th in-stores and at counters in North America; International in June 2013, China in August 2013

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013

RiRi Hearts MAC Summer
RiRi Hearts MAC Summer Collection

This is more than summer love. Rihanna and M∙A∙C strike a chord with an online-exclusive colour collection created by the global superstar. Bronze and cool coral combine for a Powder Blush Duo in the unforgettable Hibiscus Kiss, while Retro Matte Lipsticks in RiRi Boy, Heaux and the instant classic RiRi Woo make a statement against sheer, shimmering skin highlighted with rose gold Lustre Drops.
Exclusively online.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Retro Matte)
  • RiRi Boy Matte vivid lavender (Retro Matte)
  • Heaux Matte berry (Retro Matte)

Powder Blush Duo ($26.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Hibiscus Kiss Cool coral blush and matte neutral bronze duo

Lustre Drops ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Barbados Girl Rose gold bronzer

Availability: North America June 18, 2013 at at NOON EST, 1.800.588.0070; International June 2013 at, 1.800.588.0070.

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Collection
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Collection

It’s eye shadow innovation like you’ve never seen before. A versatile powder that brings out the pigment’s pure and true colour. The result is a glamorous, creamy and lightweight hybrid offering two distinctive effects: applied wet for a super saturation of colour that glistens with metallic brilliance, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish. Six palettes feature five complementary shades that glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks: Pinkluxe, Bleuluxe, Pastelluxe, Greenluxe, Smokeluxe and Brownluxe.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Pastelluxe Bright champagne with pearl, peach pink with pearl, light pink, bright lavender and dusty grey
  • Greenluxe Light peach, bright champagne with pearl, dark olive, blackened green with gold pearl and deep forest green with pearl.
  • Brownluxe Egg shell, frosty orange gold, light yellow chocolate, deep bronze, blackened plum with pearl
  • Smokeluxe Frosty pink white, deep bronze, carbon black, deep grey and platinum
  • Pinkluxe Frost white pink, bright frosty pink, deep violet, blackened purple with purple pearl and blackened plum.
  • Bleuluxe Metallic silver with pearl, light blue, blue with pearl, purple blue with pearl, black with blue pearl

Availability: North America June 20, 2013; International August 1, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

RiRi Loves MAC Lipstick
RiRi Loves MAC Lipstick

Rihanna loves M∙A∙C. The global superstar with style-blazing looks as diverse as her musical hits needs no introduction. Now, get ready for RiRi Woo – our cult classic shade Ruby Woo remixed by Rihanna herself. Exclusively online. It launches May 2nd exclusively online at MAC Cosmetics in North America; May 2013 (International). Also available at Barclays Center, M•A•C Pop-Up Store for concert ticket holders.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Retro Matte)

5/2 @ 8:50AM PST:  ONLINE NOW @ MAC COSMETICS! Big props to MAC for actually handling this launch really well. Launched on time (hey, 10 minutes early is close enough to on time for me!), streamlined checkout process, and doing their best to limit it to one per customer. FYI, only standard shipping was available for me!