Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Choose or Lose

When MAC launches a collection, when do you check it out?

  • Day it launches! (38%, 209 Votes)
  • Whenever I happen to be near a MAC (33%, 182 Votes)
  • A day or two after it launches (21%, 116 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (3%, 19 Votes)
  • A week later (3%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 544

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18 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: When MAC launches a collection, when do you check it out?

  1. Cody

    We get so much information ahead of time because of the internet and the resources that we have available, so I usually don’t feel the need to run out to a MAC counter the day something launches. I usually go within the first week or so, though, but usually not the first day because I like to read reviews from people who have tried products out at home before I make any final decisions. People like you!

  2. KyaLyn

    It depends on the hype preceding the launch. Some, I don’t even bother with going to the store for I order it online as soon as its available. Others, I may wait to see swatches and go to the store that evening or even wait until I need other things and can get to a store, if I don’t think there will be issues obtaining the items I want.

  3. To be honest they are launching so many I cannot keep up either mentally or financially! I think 6-8 a year would be way better because I would actually get excited about it. But this year it seems like it’s a weekly thing so I don’t even get that excited anymore and a lot of it seems like the same thing re-hashed over and over. Boo.

  4. As the launch approaches for the collection, I’ll check out Specktra swatch forums or different blog sites (like yours) to see if I really like any of the swatches that much and to get a feel for the hype. If the swatches are great and the hype is high, I tend to get the stuff the day it launches so I don’t miss out on the “gotta-have-it” color. If the swatch is great, but the hype is so-so, I’ll wait for more swatches to become available. :)

  5. Shayla

    I generally make it to the store the weekend following the launch (so the Saturday or Sunday – maybe Friday – after the Thursday launch).

  6. lisa

    I usually tend to wait for reviews and swatches before i get anything.

  7. Nicole

    I voted “Other”, because it depends.
    When I really want a product or color, I try to go to one of my counter as soon as possible. When I’m not so into the collection I will check it our when I am close to the counter for an other reason.
    Sometimes a collection doesn’t impress me at all, so I have no reason to check it our.

    Before I visit my counter, I check out make-up blogs and forums to build up my mind and get a feeling if I need something or not.

  8. Shefali

    I usually go on the Thursday that it launches. I’ll look at the products online, but I never order anything until I’ve swatched it and/or tried it on.

  9. Tami

    I already told hubby to gas the truck up when I first found out the Chill collection was being launched a week earlier 😀

  10. Teresa

    When you do a review! 😉


  11. Tekoa

    Usually the day of. I’m just too excited to wait. *lol*

  12. danielle

    when my MUA and friend tells me to come in and reserve whatever i want before it comes out. =)

  13. Diana

    It definitely depends on the collection. Some collections I’ll check out day of release, others I’ll wait few days and some I’ll just skip.

    It also depends on the hype around the collection. Some will have a color I’m coveting but people don’t seem to want it much, so I can wait to grab it.

    If I get off my bus stop a few stops early coming home from work, I can stop off at the MAC counter and then hop buses to one that practically goes to my door which is nice.

  14. Kayla

    I usually wait to read reviews and try to see swatches before I totally make my mind up. But when I go to work at the mall I’ll go early and I’ll stop by and check out the collection and see for myself if it’s worth the hype or not.

  15. Jen

    I wait for your review and your swatches and then I go to the look at the collection.

  16. Sara

    i dont live anywhere near a counter or a store at all (literally 70 miles away) so i rely solely on swatches and reviews and order online

  17. Viv

    Depends on the hype..for Manish Arora I was on the site that morning waiting to buy it b/c I knew it was going to get sold out. that’s the only time I’ve bought a collection without swatching first. But now I know more about specktra and other sites where ppl put out swatches way ahead of the launch and that helps in making a decision. I’ll probably go to Mac the day of bbr that’s the only collection I’m excited about.