Monday, September 27th, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Collection for Holiday 2010

U.S. Launch Date: October 28th, 2010 for Colour & Palettes; November 4th for Mini Sets

MAC’s holiday collection is always an expansive, kill-your-wallet-and-take-no-names kind of adventure. It includes a color collection as well as holiday kits, palettes, and sets.  

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Cut-a-Caper Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • The Faerie Glen Pale neutral pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Deepest Wish Deep creamy red-brown (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Full Fuchsia Bright blue fuchsia (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Courting Lilac Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Radiant Jewels Dark sparkly magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Soft Dazzle Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Dazzleglass Creme, ’09)
  • Passing Fancy Bright orange coral with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Lightly Prancing Light peach with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Romancin’ Mid-tone lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

Each eyeshadow has a plaid pattern imprinted on the eyeshadow and is similar in size to Mineralize Eyeshadows.

  • Golden Crown Light gold with bronze Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • A Wish Come True Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Follow Your Fantay Mid-tone peach with chocolate Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Enviably Fun Grass green with dark green Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Semi-Precious Aubergine with chocolate Tartan striping (Limited Edition)
  • Glamora Castle Dark grey with teal Tartan striping (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Later Black with transforming purple pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Alice + Olivia)
  • Moonlight Night Blackened teal with teal pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • The Family Crest Blackened bronze with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Black Line Black with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Undercurrent Teal with pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Black Swan Black with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Lord It Up Bronze with pearl (Limited Edition)

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Her Blooming Cheek Bright iridescent blue-pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • My Highland Honey Bright coral with soft gold pearl (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.00 CDN)

  • Sly as a Fox Creamy mid-tone russet/burnt red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Style Clan Dark taupe with red pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Check out more details!

6 Dashing Lassie Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Bronze Copper penny (Frost) (Limited Edition — possibly permanent; description is different)
  • Buckwheat Frosty medium brown (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Naked Honey, ’09)
  • A Dashing Lassie Metallic milk (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Magical Mist Metallic taupe (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Showstopper Dark brown (Matte) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Once Upon a Time (Will update when we have it!)

6 Reelers & Rockers Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Carbon Matte black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • White Rabbit Shimmer white (Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Holiday, ’09)
  • Melt My Heart Metallic silver (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Gaelic Gold Metallic gold (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Crown & Sceptre Metallic copper (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Family Treasure Metallic bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

6 Twists of Tartan Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Vainglorious Metallic maroon (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Venomous Villains, ’10)
  • Rolled Gold Gold (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Lady’s Prance Clay (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • High Spirits Shimmered avocado (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Bows & Curtsys Metallic hunter green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Set to Dance Dark royal blue (Matte) (Limited Edition)

6 Beauties Play It Cool Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Heather Belles Dark charcoal (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • To the Ball Dusty lavender (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Hold My Gaze Medium grey (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Holiday, ’09)
  • Magic Moor Purple grape (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Altered State Blackened plum (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Holiday, ’09)
  • Silverwear Metallic lavender (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Holiday, ’07)

Happily Ever After Lip Kit ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Cheers All Around Bright candy pink (Frost) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • To Joy Medium pink (Frost) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Endless Fun Sheer frosty pink (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)

A Fabulous Fantasy Lip Kit ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Storybook Ending Raisin (Lustre) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Imagine This Pinky beige (Amplified) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Heroic Tale Sparkle flesh tone (Lipglass) (Limited Edition)

A Triumphant Blush Face Kit ($38.00 U.S. / $45.50 CDN)

  • Melba Soft coral peach (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Peachtwist Golden peach (Sheertone) (Permanent)
  • Smooth Harmony Neutral mid-tan (Beauty Powder) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Heatherette, ’08; Diana Ross, ’05)

Hark the Heraldry Face Kit ($38.00 U.S. / $45.50 CDN)

  • Dame Sophisticated blue-pink (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Plum Foolery Faint dusty plum (Sheertone) (Permanent)
  • Oh So Fair Pale pink (Beauty Powder) (Repromote from Venomous Villains, ’10)

Vain & Glorious Lip Bag ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Mellow Mood Sheer pink (Lustre) (Lipstick) (Repromote from Electroflash, ’08)
  • Baby Sparks Sparkly baby pink (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
  • In Synch Light pink (Lip Pencil) (Repromote from Too Fabulous, ’10)

Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Baron’s Rose Medium rose (Cremesheen) (Lipstick) (Limited Edition)
  • Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
  • Draw Me Close Dusty rose (Lip Pencil) (Limited Edition)

Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Blitz & Glitz Black with gold pearl (Frost) (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • Teal Bright metallic teal (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Zoomblack Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • 209SE Eyeliner Brush

Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)

  • Macroviolet Deep, smoked violet with pearl (Frost) (Fluidline) (Permanent)
  • Violet Bright metallic purple (Frost) (Pigment) (Permanent)
  • Zoomblack Black (Mascara) (Permanent)
  • 209 SE Eyeliner Brush

The Swinging Violets Mineralize Kit ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

  • Icescape Sheer pale pink with pink pearl (Frost) (Lipglass) (Repromote from Love Lace, ’09)
  • Earthly Riches Deep plumdeep grey with rose veining (Frost) (Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo) (From Mineralize, ’09)
  • Bare Study Champagne with gold and white pearlized pigments (Frost) (Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • Zoomblack Black (Mascara) (Promo Size) (Permanent)

MAC Glamorous Mineralize Kit ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

  • Blessedly Rich (Lipglass)
  • Engaging Pinky beige and yellow gold with rose veining (Frost) (Mineralize Eyeshadow) (Repromote from Mineralize, ’09)
  • Indianwood Metallic antique bronze (Frost) (Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • Zoomblack Black (Mascara) (Promo Size) (Permanent)

My Scottish Fling Mineralize Kit ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

  • Budding Romance (Lipglass)
  • Pink Split Dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining/pink with gold pearl mono (Frost) (Mineralize Eyeshadow) (Permanent as of ’10)
  • Fresco Rose Mid-tone pink with matching pearlized pigments (Frost) (Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • Zoomblack Black (Mascara) (Promo Size) (Permanent)

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)

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)

Sweep Me Off My Feet ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)

  • 129SE 190SE 227SE 212SE 275SE

A Lady & Her Tricks ($49.50 U.S. / $58.00 CDN)

  • 168SE 187SE 209SE 219SE 252SE

She’s Got It All ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN)

  • 194SE 204SE 224SE 266SE 275SE

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536 thoughts on “MAC A Tartan Tale Collection for Holiday 2010

  1. Charlotte

    I love this collection! How much would the lip sets and the palettes cost?

  2. This looks amazing cept for the brushes. Last time I got a baby pack of the brushes they were SO not the same quality as the traditional MAC brushes!!

  3. Laurie

    I really LOVED last year and the Magic Mirth and Mischief sets, they were so much more beautiful….

  4. Tasmin

    I’m Scottish/Indian I will be purchasing this collection. Yay for Scotland!

  5. MAC why are you doing this to me? Too many cute collections coming out soon!

  6. Kim

    How much do you think the mascara/lipglass/paintpot/mineralized e.s. will go for? Also the mascara/brush/eyeliner/pigment?

  7. LU

    I’m wondering what they will price the pigment sets at, seeing as they increased the price of regular pigments. O.O

  8. Sophia

    dang mac got to stop coming out with collection like anything two weeks or so cause i want A LOT of stuff. ahh they’re gonna make me go moneyless.

  9. Karin

    AHH! so gorgeous! since i’m a sucker for lip stuff, i DYING to get one of the lipstick & gloss bag things! SO cute! how will i decide which one?!

  10. jessica

    can u let us know the prices when u find out please!! i need to know how much to save lol


  12. Mia


    It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s very old english school girl outfit stylish, but for Christmas…really?!!? You had to go for Tartan, Mac? Srsly?

    At least the pallettes look good. =P

  13. sabrina

    i am so excited! this collection looks really cute, so much great stuff! hoepfully prices and dates will come ASAP!

  14. Emy

    Am I the only one feeling a tiny little bit cheated by the palettes?
    They’re squared, I mean, no depotting-repotting.. Yet, you get more colours.. I’m waiting to see the prices..

    • I’m not sure how the newer palettes work, but the older (like 2004/2005) palettes still fit in the 15-pan palettes/quads, even if they were square!

  15. Katey

    i do not like the packaging at all! but it wont stop me from being bankrupt.

  16. Sam

    wow i am loving one of the pallets and the set! :) its soo pretty.

  17. Kim-Mary

    This collection looks amazing!!! When will we get descriptions on all the items & the colors?

  18. how much do you think the lipgloss sets will cost? i forget how much they were in the past..

  19. Ashley

    I love the holiday collections every year. They make great gifts!

  20. Marcela

    the little zipper bags are adorable! other than that, i’m saving my money for Venomous Villains…

    • pomai

      i know – still trying to save up on that collection too !!! like every pay check , i try to put some on the side !!!

  21. Kimmy

    wow, i’m sooo tempted for everything!

  22. Cat

    oooh. love everytihng. better start saving up some money! those are little darlings, right?

  23. Eliza


    I’d like to thank you for running this blog and maintaining it perfectly. I love coming on here and finding out new collections, etc.

    This is my first holiday for MAC, and since I’m fairly new to the whole prospect of makeup, I was wondering if there was anything you would recommend from this collection for me. I know it’s a bit too soon to tell, but I wanted to know what you would recommend according to the pictures. Thanks so much!

    • Thank you, Eliza!

      In all honesty… it depends on the quality. Some palettes have been great, many have been not so great. I don’t recommend the brushes. My favorite part is probably the sets – the mini lipglasses, pigments, etc. Those are usually the best value, just because you get to try out several shades at once!

  24. Sonia

    Wow, that is hideous. :/

  25. pomai

    cool … i like the brush sets – packaging looks like a scotish vintage look going on !!! me like !!!

  26. Mina

    the brush collection is what i’m eyeing!!

    i was just thinking of buying some of those brushes seperately but now that i see they’re coming out with ALL the brushes i wanted, AND cute packaging!! i’m gonna wait patiently and start counting my change! lol

    thx for showing this ahead of time christine! glad i didnt decide to buy anthing until now.

  27. Aneta

    I really like the set with peachy-lipgloss, the one with the pink paint pot, the pink lip set, the neutral eye palette (I wonder what colors are in it??), and all the brushes (how different they are from the normal MAC brushes?)

  28. Shanda

    I really wish those brush kits were made better. They’d be a dream if they were near the quality of regular brushes. The last Nordstroms Anni sale kits were awesome the way they were packaged together. Anyway, I can’t wait ot check out these colors. But I’m not as tempted as I was with VV and FF. And Bobbi Brown’s BV. WOHOO, more money in the bank. 😉

  29. angelica

    the only things i like in this collection are the lipsticks, but i’m guessing i would have to buy them as part of a set? hmm…maybe. i love the gold in the tubes tho….=)

  30. Jessika k

    I don’t know what’s wrong with MAC this year. The packaging for venumous villians is incredibly tacky and terrible. And now this. I’d be embarassed to be carrying that packaging with me. Won’t be buying much mac this winter.

  31. I can’t wait for more information. Swatches please 😉

  32. Amanda

    OUCH!! Dang you MAC….like my wallet isnt going to suffer enough damage from the Venomous Villains Collections….then you have to throw in this whammy!! There better be some Repromotes and not a lot of LE stuff….I think my wallet may cry!!

  33. Anna

    I think all I’ll be getting is an eyeshadow palette. Not in love with the lipstick colors, don’t need any pigments, and if the brushes are below the quality of regular-sized MAC brushes, won’t be getting those either. Might pick up a lipgloss set, but I’ll wait for swatches of those. The packaging is OK but nothing too special, so luckily I’ll have more money left over for any future awesome MAC collections. 😛

  34. Caitlin

    Are the actual hairs of the mini brush sets the same quality as the normal sized brushes? I know that the mini sets are supposed to be lower quality but I don’t know what part of the brush is lower quality. Thanks Christine!

  35. liliana

    There is also going to be quads in this collection as well, I believe there is going to be two.

  36. I was extremely disappointed when I looked at this year’s holiday collection and Queen’s Sin was missing. I still cannot fathom why it was not made part of the permanent collection. I’ve read so many reviews absolutely raving their heads off about the amazing color. “I never thought I could wear red,” “I never thought I’d like a frosty red,” but mostly “I LOVE THIS!!” I just don’t get it. Why not bring it back, if not only for the holidays? I wish I knew how choosing permanent colors worked. They repromote a bunch of things people have gotten several times over, but not a product that so many seem to crave? Doesn’t make sense to me…

  37. Tina T

    oh holiday collections…i can never say no =(

  38. Naheeda Mohamed

    Love the collection specially the brushes!

  39. Malu Martins

    Do you have any idea adout when the’re gonna come out with more info ( i.e. prices )?

  40. kandy

    hey!!! does anyone know if does brushes that come in a holiday set are any good?

    • Naheeda Mohamed

      My cousin who is make up artist said that she heard that they’re not the same quality as their regular brush sets. They say that the xmas collections are machine made whilst their regular brushes are handmade.

    • DAISY

      they are supposed to be the same material except for they are not hand made like the full size ones from my experience the eye brushes work about the same as the regular size as far as any face brushes well not so much <<< hope this helps

  41. Carly

    There is a tonn more already out on this collection. not swatches but other things . i still like temptalias images better though 😛

  42. michelle

    ya know i like the plaid thing in general, but i really hate this packaging… its not nice looking plaid and it kinda looks tacky… not cute or chic just tacky, i was so exciting for the holiday stuff but im probably gonna skip on alot of it now. and why did they put plaid on plaid !!

    sorry for those of u who like it please dont take offence.

  43. DAISY

    do you know the exact date for u.s. release date ?

  44. jessica

    has anyone found out the prices?

  45. Julie

    Hey I was just wondering if you knew any of the prices. Also are these colors part of the permanent line or are they limited to this collection? Thank You!

  46. Katie

    I am also excited. The brush sets look great and i’m loving the more neutral eye pallette (top left 2nd picture) and the amazing pigment sets! I think that this collection is cute reminds me of a catholic school girl skirt for the packaging

  47. OMG!!! I am obsessed with Pigments… I have like idk… over 30 pigments? Anyways, I LOVE the Green Pigment! And the Paint Pot and the Color eyeshadows palette! I LOVE COLOR! The brushes look nice too… I like that a purse comes along with it too!!! My wallet is already crying…

  48. OOOO Which Fluidline is that? I hope its a new shade! :)

  49. riannon

    just wondering how long after rlease will the brushes be availble for?

  50. katherine

    i wanna see more info soo badd!!

  51. katherine

    im scottish/ irish sooo frikkin excited!!!
    i want the nuetral pallete
    the lipglos and lipstick set
    the brush set (i love the bags)
    all of the lipgloss/pigment sets
    and the eyeliner/pigment/mascara set
    i m goonnaa goo wayyyyyyy overboard :)

  52. Morgan

    Hi Christine, I thought I remembered reading that the Tartan Tale would have a bunch of lipsticks in the collection. Is this not true? I am hearing news of lip glosses. I had my heart set on courting lilac and Faerie Glen lipsticks.

  53. Michelle

    This already looks boring and like every other holiday collection

  54. So excited for this!
    I’m thinking of one of the pigment sets, the nude lipglasses, and the first brush set.
    I’m kinda worried it’s going to be super expensive though.

  55. Sara

    I think the palettes are the same as last years’ smoke and mirrors collection. At least the two on the top look exactly the same as the ones I have home! :)

  56. Ok, Upon viewing this collection I must say that I am dissapointed at the color eyeshadow palette… The colors look muted, not vibrant like holiday colors should be… But I’ll still definitely check it out in person and see the finishes, maybe I’ll change my mind

  57. Tiffany

    Ohhh gosh, just earlier tonight I watched the Venomous Villains collection video on youtube and I wrote down all the things I would possibly want to buy. I totaled it all up… $239 w/out tax. And now this collection’s coming out a month after? My wallet is going to hate me.

    I really love the plaid. It’s a nice touch for a holiday collection. I’m def. getting the brush sets. My goal is to get at least 1 pigment set, 1 lipglass set, 1 e/s palette, and one of those blush set things.

    I can’t wait to see more! I’m overly excited.

  58. Julie

    Christe: So im new to MAC, ive never bought anything from the holiday collections. This will be my first one, so i was wondering if the lipgloses are full size? Also what do you recommend for me to get? The brushes look soooo tempting but ive been reading that they are not as good as the full size. Also does anyone know around how much these sets have usually cost for other collections?? Again im new to MAC. Thank you!! I love your website btw :)

  59. Jesselle

    Sheesh why does MAC have to always have such great collections. I just dropped over $400 on the Venomous Villains collection. I wonder how much this whole collection will be.

  60. Natalie

    My jaw literally dropped at these stunning colours of the new Tartan collection. However, I wasn’t too fond of the packaging. It looks a tad tacky since i like the packaging of like the ‘Liberty Of London’ and ‘Hetherette’ collections. Im into more of like the sleek kinda of packaging. I would definately still buy though. I think the colours make up for the packaging. xoxo

  61. Allison

    how much do you think the lip stick and cremesheen glass set will go for?

  62. Oh, I really want something from this collection! The lipstick/lipglasse combinations are so perfect. And I love the plaid design.

  63. Hmmm. The collection looks pretty good, but I don’t know. The eyeshadow set in the blue/red plaid case looks strikingly similar to the Sorceress eyeshadow set in last year’s Magic, Mirth, and Mischief holiday set…or maybe it’s just me? haha other than that, it looks pretty dang cute.

  64. Sharon M

    Ooh. My poor wallet is crying! I’m of Scots heritage (on both sides) and this collection really appeals to me.

  65. Miko

    Anyone know if limited edition pigments like these that come in collections are smaller in size than the usual pigments?

  66. Sandra

    Hi Christine.

    I have never purchased a holiday palette before with 6 colors. I wanted to know how much the weight of each individual color is in a palette and how that compares to a regular single eyeshadow?


  67. FlyingBuffalo

    Arghh! I’m so confused! So many sets! Are there brush sets?

  68. Karin

    This is CUTE! Love the packaging. Thank god my birthday is in November; more likely for me to receive Tartan presents (Christmas & birthday). I definitely need a break from dealing with collections. Where did all of my money go?

    I guess you only live once.

  69. Nina


  70. Katarina

    Do you think it pays off to get a brush set?

  71. Eliza

    Goshh! I love it! Just when i thought i could save abit. MAC does it again! lols

  72. Tiffany S.

    There’s two items from this collection that I need to have but everything else looks great but either I have items too silmilar already or I already have the actual colors listed. MAC always has great stuff for the holidays!

  73. Dana

    Thanks so much for posting this! I am glad I only got 2 things from the VV collections because I am MUCH MUCH MUCH more interested in this one! All the pigments sound amazing (I missed out on Later in the A&O collection) and I am so glad they are repromoting those pearlglides! And those big eyeshadows with the plaid sound awesome too! Yay!

  74. Haley

    so where are the listings for the pigment sets?

  75. cmferrets

    OMG OMG OMG , I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR U TO POST THIS CHRISTINE SINCE I HAD SEEN THE PICTURES. thanx! but i was especting mac to come out with not so many repromotes in their palettes. seems like alot of the colors and repromotes from recents collections. couldnt mac have come out with some like from the early 2000 decade? =)im excited as always thought, cux i love holiday collections. ill prob get everything. cant wait for swatches and upclose pictures.

  76. cmferrets

    i think the only thing thats missing from this , that i just noticed is the info on what colors are going to be in the mini pigment kits.

  77. Michelle

    So far I’m not impressed…..I hate the packaging & it’s a bunch of recent repromotes.

  78. Lorna

    finally! I can get the Later pigment I have been dying to pick up from the Alice + Olivia collection but was sold out everywhere. Wish it still had the Alice + Olivia packaging though.

  79. Dawn

    The descriptions of the colors sound awesome but I must admit the pictures look a little dull. Hopefully once we see up-close pictures it will bring the products to life a little more!

  80. Daria

    Thank you so much for the info christine! I didnt know if you knew if these would be available at Macys ( or Nordies)? Thanks in advance!

    By the way, Happy Birthday tomorrow!

  81. Anna

    This is giant! I can’t wait to start narrowing down what I want.

  82. SiaM

    WOW! This is humongous!!! Where to start? I always tend to go for the lip sets and palettes, its like a holiday tradition =)

    I also have to save for the designer collection too. Very interested on that one.

  83. Kat

    Really looking forward to this! But I’ll have to see your swatches (which are actually the best ever) to be sure :)

  84. Rachael

    I for real need to see those plaid eye shadows. They are intriguing me.

  85. Callen

    Arrrrg Oh So Fair is going to be repromoted?! Arg… I could have got it without the ugly VV packaging…

    So excited for this collection! I want everything! Uh oh….

    • Ani_BEE

      I was going to order it but I waited to test in store first since I could not see it selling out in 2 weeks time. >_<

  86. Brittney

    i can’t wait for the pigments list.. as i didn’t see them up there… any word of them releasing that list too?

  87. Sherry

    Any idea on how much the mini brush sets are?

  88. I got excite seeing a paint pot hoping it was going to be girl friendly or perky but to my dismay it was fresco rose, which totally makes me look like a have a rash on my eye

  89. Jenn

    The lipsticks sound delicious. 😀

  90. Vale

    But… but… where are the 5-pigments sets? :-(
    However, those pigments MUST be mine! Buahahahhahah! (<– evil laugh)

  91. Edelmc

    Ouch. My wallet is going to hurt. Normally I am very good and only pick out one or two things from a launch but this is the first time I want a massive haul launch day because I love pigments, dazzleglass and pearlglide!

  92. Angel

    but omg… my wallet's gonna cry in a corner after this beating…

  93. Lizzy


    This is the best MAC can do? For Holiday?

    Since when is moonlight on snow black? Some Suit in marketing at MAC is nuts. Plaid ES will mix, and all be brown or grey or that same shade of green everywhere now.

    Very disappointing, especially after last year.

  94. Thank you so much Christine!!! I’ve been waiting for this for awhile. I am LOVING the plaid ..btw, does anyone know if the bags for the lipstick/gloss sets have a handle? I’d love to try and make a crossbody bag out of one of these..

  95. Angel

    okay it’s official.. in exactly one month, i will be living in a box :(.
    LOL. weird how there’s Vainglorious eyeshadow… AND VAIN & GLORIOUS. since i don’t plan on getting that specific palette, i think it’s safe to get it from VV XD.

  96. Rita

    Thanks, Christine! No info on mini pigments & lipglasses?

  97. Manisha

    Do you know when the pigment and lipgloss sets will be released ? Will it be at the same time as the rest of the collection ?

  98. P.S. I was wondering, isn’t Peachtwist permanent? Or atleast I thought it was..

  99. So does this mean no new mineralize eyeshadows are coming out this holiday? :( Oh well, cheaper for me. I’ll most likely only get one eyeshadow palette and maybe some lip products.