Thursday, October 14th, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Collection: Chapter 2 for Holiday 2010

U.S./Canada Launch Date: November 4th, 2010
International Launch Date: November 2010

A wicked tale, a Celtic conundrum! Which to choose? With a kiss from a rose, holiday kits come hither! Bawdy beauties and sexy swains swagger with safety-pin snarls and curtsy coquettishness – it takes all kinds! So we’re offering this exclusive, and extensive, lineup: 5 Sassy Pink Lassies Lipglass; 5 Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass; 5 Sassy Neutral Lassies Lipglass. And for those that require pixie dust, 5 Warm Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter; 5 Cool Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter; 5 Smoky Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter and God Save the Queens! 5 Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquer… a new shade called “Vice Is Nice” says it all!

Sassy Pink Lassies Lipglass ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Sassy Lassy Bright pink fuchsia (Limited Edition)
  • Fab Fun Pale crystal pink (Limited Edition)
  • Frozen Dream Medium pink rose (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Chill, ’08)
  • Electro-Lush Medium mauve (Limited Edition) (Possibly repromote–description is different)
  • The Wee Coquette Naked neutral pink (Limited Edition)

Check out more details & photos!

Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Tad Saucy Pale muted pink (Limited Edition)
  • Jest for Fun Peachy blossom pink (Limited Edition)
  • Pretty, Quick! Bright coral (Limited Edition)
  • Mimmy Bright pink coral (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Hello Kitty, ’09)
  • Hearts-a-Beatin’ Pale raisin (Limited Edition)

Sassy Neutral Lassies Lipglass ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Scottish Lilt Peachy beige (Limited Edition)
  • Spirits a’ Flying Pale gold (Limited Edition)
  • Girls at Play Plummy brown (Limited Edition)
  • Stealing Kisses Glossing spice (Limited Edition)
  • Bright & Perky Classic bronze (Limited Edition)

Warm Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitters ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

  • Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold (Glitter) (Permanent)
  • Most Darling Medium brown shimmer
  • Gift o’ Glamour Pale metallic pink
  • Gold Mode Tan gold (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Rushmetal, ’07)
  • Gilded Green Frosty mid-tone green with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Colour Forms, ’08)

Cool Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitters ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

  • Reflects Pearl (Description unknown) (Glitter) (Permanent)
  • Silver Fog Platinum silver (Permanent at PRO)
  • Cheers My Dear! Pale violet (Limited Edition)
  • Softwash Grey Grey with purple pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Sundressing, ’06)
  • Mauvement Cool taupe with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Fabulous Felines, ’10)

Smoky Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitters ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

  • Reflects Blackened Red Sparkling burgundy (Glitter) (Permanent)
  • Naked Fleshy beige with golden copper pearl (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Jigs & Jives Naked taupe (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Brown Deep brown with frosted green/blue reflection (Permanent)
  • Dark Soul Charcoal black smoked with gold (Permanent)

Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquers ($25.50 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Nocturnelle Black-as-night black (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Asiatique Creamy classic red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Beyond Jealous Blackened blue green (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Vintage Vamp Deep black wine (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Vice is Nice Classic metallic gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Product & Review FAQ

When does this come out?

November 4th for North America, November for international.

Is this limited edition?

All items have their status indicated item by item, but the majority are limited edition.

When will you have swatches?

Since I typically can't do swatches until I'm able to purchase the collection, not until closer to the date. If I'm able to do anything earlier, you will see it posted at that time.

What do you recommend?

I do not make recommendations without having tried the actual product.

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87 thoughts on “MAC A Tartan Tale Collection: Chapter 2 for Holiday 2010 Official Photos & Info

  1. saku

    -sighs- All these holidays collections are going to make me broke, lol. I’m like the 1st lip kit.

  2. KC

    Mini nail lacquers? I’m sold. The neutral lipglasses are also mine. I also like the realistic photos that we’re getting instead of the heavily photoshoppped stuff.

  3. Ani_BEE

    These kits are the reason I could afford mac as a student. The Sassy Pink Lassies will probably sell out first due to the colour variation.

    Now to chose between Warm Thrillseekers and Naughty Little Vices because I’m not getting both. ^_^

  4. crlsweetie912

    A nail lacquer mini kit this year too! *faints*

  5. Laura

    Oh no, I want ALL of it! This is terrible! Lol.

  6. I think I’m going to try to get the Sassy Pink Lassies kit (though the Coral one is a nice second, if I can’t get the pink set). Also, those little tins they come in are too cute!

  7. Eva

    Do these kits contain full size lip-glasses and pigments (Full size of the recently downsized, ha!)? I can’t tell how much product we are actually getting, but the prices imply that they may be a much smaller size.

  8. baby in a corner

    oh my god, the mac descriptions are so unbelievably twee! that aside its hard to really get a good idea of the products from these photos but i’m looking forward to checking them out in real life!

  9. Paulina

    So how does this work? I am new to MAC this past year so this is my first kit… with the pigments you get the 5 for 32.50? if that’s the case I’ll be getting all 3! Even though I’ll be duping some from what I already own.

  10. Ariana

    i usually get the neutral lipglasses, but they look dark this season. the coral lipglasses look nice, but the description doesn’t sound like it would be nice on. i’ll have to look at it in person, but still excited.

  11. Ashley

    I like the first lip kit and the second pigments. Love the colors.

  12. Every year I buy the pink lipglass set and I think this year is no exception haha it’s part of my christmas tradition now hahaha

  13. clemence

    So for 32 dollars we have 5 pigments/glitters and the box??

  14. Divinna

    I wonder if they would apply Mac Pro discount to this line, if anyone knows please let me know

    • Karla

      The Mac Pro discount does not apply to the special collections ever, it only applies to Mac`s regular permanent line, still great.

    • Last year they did not accept Pro discount on the little lipgloss & pigment sets so I would assume this year is no different :)

  15. Tiffypixy

    This tins itself has got me sold. How perfect are those to store/organize things?? LOVE

  16. shayna

    i hear this cry in the distance….oh wait thats my wallet

  17. SiaM

    Oh no!!!! A mini nail lacquer set? I thought I was not getting any of these sets. (ADDS IT IMMEDIATELY TO WISHLIST!!!!)

  18. Lolly

    I’m loving some but not all of this collection which is a relief for my pocket but I still havent gotten all I want from the venomous villans collection. Oh to be rich and able to buy everything ha ha. I wish it cost the same here in Ireland and it does in America/Canada

  19. Lulee

    how big are the lipglasses compared to full size (half?, third?)?

    • I don’t have them, so I don’t know how much they have in them this year.

    • Jammie

      Last year’s mini lipglasses were 2.4g/.08 US oz – a regular lipglass weighs in at 4.8g/.17 US oz

      So, they have about half as much product as a regular size. Of course, this is assuming they are the same as last year (and the year before).

  20. Emy

    So WHEN will they be coming out with lipstick kits? :(

  21. I’m really liking the Sassy Lassies Lipglasses in Pink and Coral. I want to check out the Cut-A-Caper and The Faerie Glen lipsticks too.

  22. Anna

    hmmmm I deffinately want that warm pigment set :) maybe the smokey one too

  23. Maria

    My pocket will be hurting on November 4th. I will definitely be buying the coral lipglasses (first picture shown) and possibly some of those pigments. I’m not crazy about MAC nail polishes, I’ve had bad experiences with them. :(

  24. LU

    I’m all over the pigments!

  25. Tracy

    I love the nail kit! Can’t wait to buy it!

  26. …dang…!! I don’t need more MAC pigments. I really don’t.



    (Oh, who am I kidding. I’ll probably get all three pigment-sets.)

  27. Grace

    Hi Christine! From your experience, how quickly would you say these holiday collections sell out? Is it like the highly anticipated collections, where we have to pre-order everything? Or are these better stocked?

  28. Marcela

    ooooh the little nail lacquer set is soooo cute! i’ve never seen Mac release a mini polish set…

  29. Diana

    i love the pink lipglasses 😀

  30. ofir

    oh my goddddddddd1!!! mimmy lipglass !!!! my favorite lipgloss of all timessss!!! i can not wait!!!

  31. your reccos for me dear :)
    plssssssssssssssss i am eyeing pigments , if u say all 3 i will go and buy but plsss you have to tell me

    i will buy only after reading ur useful reccos :) u know :)
    i dont have any of the colors :)

  32. Elaine

    Hi Christine,

    For some reason, I heard from Nordstrom that the Part 2 doesn’t release until Nov 11th…

  33. Nadia

    I’m so glad that nothing from this collection appeals to me. If it did, I wouldn’t even know where to start. I guess I’ll be saving a lot of money :)

  34. Emma

    if you buy the thrillseeker pigments is it 38.50 for all four or is that price for just one

  35. Oh no, why would they start putting new LE pigments in the pigment sets? :O
    I can’t justify buying a pigment set with 4 perm shades and 1 new but I love pigments so much and usually want every single one, haha 😉

  36. thea

    i want the pink lipkit:D and then i can keep cookies in the cute box<3
    mac is the worst for my wallet!

  37. Do you have a guess as to how pigmented the Sassy Lassies (specifically in Pink and Coral) will be?

  38. Paige

    Is the one in the red and green plaid the pink lipglass set? And is the one in the orange and blue the coral set? I want the orange and blue one, but I can’t tell!

  39. Amanda

    I am going to ask for the Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass for christmas, thats like the only thing I want for christmas, honeslty =D

  40. Leea

    Oh my gosshhh I want the pink lipgloss set…!!

  41. Laura

    Do you know if these items with be available with the MAC Pro Discount?

  42. can mac pro members use their discount on this collection?

  43. I'm Doomed

    Great. Just great.

  44. Manisha


    I wanted to thank you for posting the pics. My MAC store did not have them on site but we could prepurchase them. Thanks to the pics, I chose the ones that I wanted and had them put aside so I won’t have to run around after them.

  45. Laudry

    Oh no! You mean I JUST ordered a bunch of the Chapter 1 collection and now these (Chapter 2) are coming out in a week or so?

    Well, I’m going to have to get the cool pigment set, I have no choice! Thanks for all the great pics & swatches so far, and I’m looking forward to those from Chapter 2.

  46. Manisha

    I just bought the lipgloss sets today. I had prepurchased them at the MAC store near me and they received them this week. From what the MUA told me, they are receiving very small quantities compared to last year (12 of each instead of approx.60); 3/4 have already been sold through prepurchases. So if you want them, act fast. The colors are great !!!

  47. Brynn

    My MAC counter said November 11th for this stuff… and I’ve seen girls say that… but I’ve also read Nov 4th.. hmm. Confused now haha.

  48. JayJay

    I don’t know if this will be seen, because it is an old post, but I’ll try anyway.

    Does anyone know when these sets will come online? I spoke with MAC live chat, and they said that they don’t have a “confirmed” date. That’s sort of what they always say though..

  49. Gj

    When does chapter 2 get released on the mac website?
    I checked online today but it wasn’t there…

  50. Aleena

    You said the lip sets are launched today, in the US.
    There not anywhere to be found :(
    No MAC website, no Macys, no Dillards.

    • Which lip sets? The lip bags and the lip kit palettes are all available online…

      • Brittany

        I think they meant the lip sets with the 5 mini lipglosses…I thought they were due to be released on the 4th, and they are still not online…?

    • Lauren M.

      the lip glosses. and the pigments. they’re not online and i need two of the corals one for my friend and one for my mom. THeyre christmas and Hanukkah gifts.

  51. shay

    Hey Christine…

    I have been calling a couple of MAC stores and they say its coming out on the 11th… and moreover its not even up on MAC website…. so sigh sigh sigh…. waiting till 11th! and im gonna do a pre-order!

  52. Cristina

    I know im going to sound dumb asking this question but what happen to chapter 2? I went online and nobody has it.. did it sold out already??? 😀

  53. My mac store said it’s not coming out until november 11th and I live in the US?

  54. Abby

    Man I want all the lip (but the brown nuetral one), eye pigments, and nail polishes… Darn..

  55. Natalie

    OMG those coral lipgloss’s sold me… :O My fav colour! BUYING. xoxo

  56. Dana

    Is it just me or is this still not on the MAC website? Is it out in stores yet? I want to buy!!!

  57. Erika

    Im confused I’ve been looking online and at my mac counter where are the mini lip gloss sets??