Thursday, July 11th, 2013

MAC Nudes & Metallics Collection
MAC Nudes & Metallics Collection

UPDATED @ 7/11/13 at 9:41 AM PST: This collection is FINALLY! online. You can see it here. I’ve linked the name of each product below if I’ve reviewed it (I reviewed all about Love’s Lure and Restrained, as I did not receive them and this is the first shot I’ve had to buy them, which I did!).

This collection invites the pro artist to explore the lush potential of the monochromatic while offering chic contrasts. The Nude palette is defined by the cool, rich and warm tones of creamy Amplified Lipstick, while the Metallic palette satisfies the fashionable demand for decadently frosted plums. For lip, eye and cheek, both collections offer a selection of four Lipsticks with matching shades of Veluxe Pearl or Satin Eye Shadow and a Powder Blush.

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

  • Angel’s Kiss Sheer soft pinky nude with pearl (Amplified)
  • Nearly Nude Sheer warm pink nude (Amplified)
  • Wholesome Sheer warm mid-tone nude (Amplified)
  • Restrained Sheer neutral mid-tone nude (Amplified)
  • Show-All Heavily metallic deep red (Frost)
  • Subverted Metallic brown (Frost)
  • Pre-Raphaelite Deep metallic dirty berry (Frost)
  • Dominate Deep metallic purple (Frost)

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

Powder Blush ($21.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Availability: MAC PRO stores and PRO Online only. Online mid June 2013; in-stores on April 18th, 2013 (North America). May 2013 (International).

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013


M·A·C presents kits  featuring exclusive illustrations by witty fashion designer Rebecca Moses.

Illustrated Face Kit — Plum ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Mocha Plum pink (Matte, Blush) (Permanent)
  • Yogurt Soft, pale pink (Matte, Eyeshadow)
  • Plum Reduction Light satin brown (Satin, Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition)
  • Romance Me Warm plum with gold-tone pearl (Lustre, Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition)
  • Heather Belles Intense black (Satin, Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Syrup Cloudy pink (Lustre, Lipstick)
  • Blankety Soft pink beige (Amplified, Lipstick)

Illustrated Face Kit — Brown ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Melba Soft coral peach (Matte, Blush) (Permanent)
  • Orb Soft peachy satin (Matte, Eyeshadow) (Permanent)
  • All That Glitters Beige with gold tones (Lustre, Eyeshadow) (Permanent)
  • Smoked Sepia Rich brown (Satin, Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition)
  • Showstopper Dark brown (Matte, Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Ravishing Light peachy coral (Cremesheen, Lipstick) (Permanent)
  • Myth Light, neutral nude (Satin, Lipstick) (Permanent)
  • Dual-Ended Brush 275SE / 316SE

Illustrated Eye Bag — Smoldering ($46.50) (Limited Edition)

  • This and That Frosty beige-rose/satiny beige (Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Smolder Intense black (Kohl Eye Pencil) (Permanent)
  • False Lashes Mascara Black (Permanent)

Illustrated Eye Bag — Sultry ($46.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Thunder and Rain Frosty blue-purple and satin grey (Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Feline Rich black (Kohl Power) (Permanent)
  • Haute & Naughty Mascara Black (Permanent)

Illustrated Lip Bag — Pink ($39.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Girl About Town Bright blue-fuchsia with an amplified finish (Lipstick) (Permanent)
  • Picture Pink Clear pink (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Embrace Me Vivid fuchsia (Lip Pencil)

Illustrated Lip Bag — Nude ($39.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Proof Neutral pink-beige (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Drawn to Chic Bright warm pink (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)
  • Boldly Bare Reddish brown (Lip Pencil)

Illustrated Brush Kit ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

  • All Over Brush Kit 168SE, 287SE, 224SE, 219SE, 266SE, Brush Roll
  • Face Brush Kit 129SE, 188SE, 190SE, 195SE, Brush Roll

Availability: Early access for Nordstrom Cardholders now, July 19th, exclusively at Nordstrom

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Monday, July 8th, 2013


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. Exclusively Online.

Lipstick

  • Glam Vivid, bright pinky-red (Matte) (Viva Glam, 1992)
  • Hoop Mid-tone rosy-pink (Matte) (Le Groove Colour, 1991)
  • Rozz Watermelon reddish pink (Matte) (Circa Pre-1990)
  • Tomango Bright reddish orange (Matte) (Circa Pre-1990)
  • Flavour Soft, muted peachy-pink (Satin) (Freedom Colour Additions , 1994)
  • Pink Poodle Vivid, fuchsia-pink (Glaze) (Valentine’s Day Collection, 2000)

Eyeshadow

  • Ashbury Matte taupe grey (Matte) (M•A•C Mod, 1990)
  • Butterscotch Matte warm beige (Matte) (Circa Pre-1990)
  • Chill Soft white with shimmer (Satin) (Le Groove Colour, 1991)
  • Diesel Cool grey frost (Frost) (Freedom Colour Additions, 1994)
  • Fiction Muted green with shimmer (Frost) (Colour Abstractions/Additions, 1997)

Did any of your old favorites make the cut? How are you feeling about the potential comeback shades? What will you be voting for?

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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: maccosmetics.com 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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