Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


M•A•C Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the next Viva Glam spokesperson: Rihanna. Arriving January 2014.  More information to come as MAC releases official details about the upcoming installment of Viva Glam.

Comments have been turned off on this post. TRIGGER WARNING:  This post has become emotionally triggering for victims and survivors of domestic violence due some comments that seem to misunderstand domestic violence, its cycle, and how complex it can be.  You may want to read more about domestic violence, the cycle of domestic violence, and really, truly understand why victims often return to their abusers and that it can take many attempts to leave before they finally do. You might ask yourself what you would do if your best friend was in an abusive relationship and how your attitude would help or hinder their situation, attempts to leave an abusive situation, and whether your actions give them the vital support they need to finally leave their abuser. We worry for those who return to abusive situations, and it’s OK to think that it isn’t a good idea or to wish that they did not return, but insinuating that they are now deserving of any abuse they get ignores the complexity of relationships in general as well as abusive relationships.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC for Holiday 2013
MAC RiRi Hearts MAC for Holiday 2013

Rihanna’s final collection with M·A·C features the return of RiRi Woo, along with two new Lipsticks: Pleasure Bomb and Bad Girl RiRi. Also featuring Nail Lacquer, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Bronzing Powder and the double-ended 217 Blending Brush and the 239 Eye Shader Brush. This limited-edition collection is encased in exclusive white-pearl packaging with RiRi’s rose-gold detailing.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow ($44.00 U.S. / $52.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Phresh Out
  • 2x Dare

Superslick Eyeliner ($20.50 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pisces Persuasion Shimmery white (Frost)
  • Cockiness Shimmery rose gold (Frost)

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pleasure Bomb Matte fuchsia (Matte)
  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Retro Matte)
  • Bad Girl RiRi Matte taupey nude (Matte)

Bronzing Powder ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Love, Rihanna Soft golden brown with gold pearl

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Woo Matte cool red (Cream)

Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 217/239SE Double-Ended Brush

RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • RiRi Hearts MAC Makeup Bag Rose gold

Availability:  Online 12/5 for North America; in-stores 12/12 for North America; online 12/10 for UK/Europe, online 12/6 for Australia/Korea, online 12/12 for Japan.  www.maccosmetics.com

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

MAC Nocturnals Collection
MAC Nocturnals Collection

For all those devoted to life from dusk to dawn. After-dark glamour comes in mini kits for seductive spirits seeking nocturnal pleasures. Lavish sets evoke the intoxicating essence of evenings out, in glossy black boxes embellished in white and gold. M·A·C Nocturnals Pigments and Glitter features five convenient jars, giving you smoky eyes in three scintillating shade waves. Nocturnals Lip Gloss provides high-impact colour in three sumptuous shades of coral, pink and nude. With just a whisper of polish for your pout, Nocturnals Tastitints condition in barely-there shades and four different flavours: peppermint, vanilla, lavender and guava.

Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Overindulgence Neutral brown (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Richly Revered Vampy blue red (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Phiff! Light beige nude (Dazzleglass) (Repromote)

Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Permanent)
  • Colour Saturation Dark cool wine creme (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Petite Indulgence Bright blue-pink (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Dressed to Dazzle Pink tinted with silver sparkle (Dazzleglass) (Repromote)

Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • On the Scene Pink with pink and white pearl (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Star Quality Bright orange coral (Cremesheen Glass) (Repromote)
  • Night is Young Bright red cream (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige with violet pearl (Dazzleglass) (Repromote)

Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter/Silver and Violet ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Kitschmas Shimmering pink mauve pearl (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Vanilla Soft ivory white (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Pink Bright pink (Glitter)
  • Grey Sparkly chunky grey (Glitter)

Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter/Green and Teal ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Just Before Dawn Warm taupe frost (Frost) (Pigment)
  • Deep Blue Green Rich deep bluish green (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Old Gold High frosted tarnish gold (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • 3D Gold Sparkly chunky gold (Glitter)
  • Reflects Gold White glitter that flashes gold (Glitter)

Nocturnals Pigments & Glitter/Black and Gold ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Fleshy beige with pearl (Matte) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Museum Bronze Rich taupe with gold pearl (Frost) (Pigment) (Repromote)
  • Copper Sparkle Super frosty copper flecks (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Gold Sparkly chunky gold (Glitter)
  • Black Sparkly chunky black (Glitter)

Nocturnals/Tastitints ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Mintessence Milky white
  • Sugared Vanilla Creamy light soft beige
  • Taste of Paradise Poppy pink

Dash of Lavender Mauve

Availability: November 7th, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection
MAC Stroke of Midnight Collection

For all those devoted to life from dusk to dawn. After-dark glamour comes in mini kits for seductive spirits seeking nocturnal pleasures. Lavish sets evoke the intoxicating essence of evenings out, in glossy black boxes embellished in white and gold. M·A·C Stroke of Midnight Pigments and Glitter features five convenient jars, giving you smoky eyes in three scintillating shade waves. Stroke of Midnight Lip Gloss provides high-impact colour in three sumptuous shades of coral, pink and nude. With just a whisper of polish for your pout, Stroke of Midnight Tastitints condition in barely-there shades and four different flavours: peppermint, vanilla, lavender and guava.

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag/Nude ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Softly Lit Soft beige with pink frost (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Creme d’Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Lipstick) (Permanent)
  • Boldly Bare Dirty red brown (Lip Pencil) (Repromote)

Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag/Violet ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Art of Seduction Cool nude with gold frost (Cremesheen Glass)
  • Dark Deed Darkened blood red (Amplified) (Lipstick) (Repromote)
  • Vino Intense violet purple (Lip Pencil) (Permanent)

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Nude ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Utterly Becoming Cremy beige (Paint Pot)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Past Twilight Blackened plum (Fluidline)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Gold ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Genuine Treasure Reflects antique gold (Paint Pot) (Repromote)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Blitz & Glitz Intense black with gold pearl (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag/Violet ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Frozen Violet Frosted purple silver (Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader Double-ended brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Mineralize ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 287SE Duo-Fibre Eyeshadow Brush
  • 268SE Duo-Fibre Tapered Blending Brush
  • 159SE Duo-Fibre Blush Brush
  • 187SE Duo-Fibre Face Brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Essentials ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 217SE Blending Brush
  • 239SE Eyeshader Brush
  • 212SE Flat Definer Brush
  • 193SE Angled Foundation Brush
  • 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush

Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit/Smoky Eye ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 211SE Pointed Liner Brush
  • 266SE Small Angle Brush
  • 214SE Short Shader Brush
  • 219SE Pencil Brush
  • 227SE Large Fluff Brush

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Cool ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fair Sex Light frosted pink (Frost)
  • Deception Frosty golden brown (Frost)
  • Romance Me Warm plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Frisco Soft pastel pink (Matte)

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Warm ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Femme-fi Frosty golden cream (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Amber Lights Peachy brown with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Socialite Warm copper (Satin)
  • Mulch Red-brown with bronze pearl (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Midnight Hour Warm blackened plum (Velvet)

Stroke of Midnight Eyes/Smoky ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Chillproof Frosty white (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Gaelic Gold Metallic gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Well Put Together Black with gold frost (Velvet)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Stroke of Midnight Face Palette/Cool ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scene Muted blue-grey (Satin) (Eyeshadow) (Permanent)
  • All Races Cool light mauve taupe (Matte) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Magic Moor Rich blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Sparkling Rose Soft pink with gold frost (Iridescent Pressed Powder)
  • Ebony Intense black (Eye Kohl)
  • Sublime Pleasure Soft mauve cream (Lustre) (Lipstick)
  • Romantically Inclined Cool plum cream (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)

Stroke of Midnight Face Palette/Warm ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Tenderly Soft warm pink with frost (Frost) (Eyeshadow)
  • Showstopper Deep blackened brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • After Dusk Mid-tone rosy pink with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Eyeshadow)
  • Golden Muted golden tan-beige with shimmer (Bronzing Powder) (Permanent)
  • Coffee Intense bronze (Eye Kohl) (Permanent)
  • Myself Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre) (Lipstick)
  • Love Talk Mid-tone cool nude (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)

Stroke of Midnight/Viva Glamorous ($30.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Matte) (Lipstick)
  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Lipglass)

Kids Helping Kids (Limited Edition)

  • Greeting Cards ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN)
  • Gift Tags ($10.00 U.S. / $12.00 CDN)

Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag/Pink($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (Retailer Exclusive)

  • Formal Soft pink (Blush)
  • How Darling! Warm pink cream (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)
  • Soft Spoken Soft pink with red frost (Lipglass)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • Slim Mirror Mirror

Stroke of Midnight Lip and Cheek Bag/Coral ($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (MAC Store Exclusive)

  • Margin Peach with golden shimmer (Blush) (Permanent)
  • Night to Remember Warm red frost (Cremesheen) (Lipstick)
  • Pure Sophistication Gold frost (Lipglass)
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • Slim Mirror Mirror

Stroke of Midnight/Grooming Kit ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition) (MAC Store Exclusive)

  • Slim Mirror Mirror
  • Duo Lash Comb/Brow Brush Dual-ended brush
  • Manicure File Nail file
  • Tweezers/Slant Slanted tweezers

Availability: October 24th, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

MAC Divine Night Collection
MAC Divine Night Collection

Enjoy yourself – past midnight, the darkness keeps the secrets. Gorgeous colours in rich finishes captivate at every angle, inspiring an evening of lavish living, on the scene and to be seen. Blush and Skinfinish rise to the occasion, pairing rich, contrasting shades with the graphic impact of a limited-edition powder design. Sultry eyes are done with Mineralize Eye Shadow, Fluidlines and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in glittering shades of pearl, from red to green to gold. The ingenious double-lush brush of False Lashes strokes each lash with dramatic volume, sharpening eyes with ultimate definition. Experience finishing touches that are fit to fire up everyone’s envy: lustrous lip shades in nude, satin taupe, red and plum and glossy nails in velvet gold, darkest silver suede and blackened burgundy.

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Captivating Bright white gold base / deep gold (Frost)
  • Exquisite Ego Bronze base / soft white champagne (Frost)
  • Gilded Night Bright gold wth silver pearl base / black with pearl (Frost)
  • Past Midnight Blackish purple with violet pearl base / soft white pink frost (Frost)
  • Until Dawn Soft gold base / purple taupe (Frost)
  • Tonight’s Temptation Black with pearl base / royal blue (Frost)

Fluidline ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Deliciously Rich Shimmering dirty taupe (Repromote)
  • Macroviolet Deep smoked violet with red pearl (Permanent)
  • Stares & Speculation Dirty olive with gold pearl

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Raven Intense black with red pearl
  • Mystery Intense black with green pearl
  • Feline Intense black with black pearl (Permanent)

Mineralize Blush ($27.50 U.S. / $32.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Talk of the Town Warm brown base with yellow bronze (Satin)
  • Lured to Love Coral pink base with pink frost (Satin)
  • Lavish Living Violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (Satin)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($33.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Centre of Attention Pastel peachy pink with fine pink shimmer / 24 carat gold shimmer
  • Perfectly Poised Bronzy coral with golden tones / creamy beige with pinkish purple sheen
  • Scene to be Seen Mauve with pink sheen / brick rose with gold reflects

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • You’ve Got It Pink undertone with gold frost (Frost)
  • Flair for Finery Cool pink nude (Lustre)
  • Exclusive Event Taupe brown (Satin)
  • Private Party Dirty plum mauve (Satin)
  • Prepare for Pleasure Clean magenta red (Cremesheen)

Cremesheen Glass ($22.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • You’ve Got It Nude taupe with green pearl
  • Flair for Finery Cool nude
  • Private Party Plum mauve with pearl
  • Prepare for Pleasure Bluish red

Nail Lacquer ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fierce Entrance Rich gold bronze (Velvet)
  • Military Black matte with silver suede pearl (Frost)
  • Gadabout Girl Blackened plum (Cream) (Repromote)

Availability: Online October 14th, 2013; October 17, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International November 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

Look 1

  • Face: White Face and Body Foundation: applied to the face using a 190 Brush. Mylar Eye Shadow: used to set the skin and on cheekbones to highlight. Omega Eye Shadow: used to contour the cheekbones. Currant and Brick Lip Pencils with Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner used together to create stitches and staples on face
  • Eyes: Omega Eye Shadow: used in the crease and under the lash line, Brun Eye Shadow: applied in the crease to create dimension, Bitter Eye Shadow: applied on the lid, inner crease and brow bone, Black Black Chromagraphic Pencil: applied at top of lash line and in waterline, using the 209 Brush to buff and smudge. Club Eye Shadow: applied using the 252 Brush on top of the pencil and winged out into the crease. Rapidblack Penultimate Eye Liner: lined along the top lash line and to add a wing at the end of the eye. 48 Lash: applied to top lash line.
  • Lips: Currant Lip Pencil: used to line the lips

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