Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection for Summer 2010

U.S. Launch Date: July 8th, 2010 @ MAC Freestanding Stores and Online
International Launch Date: August 2010 (Japan & Korea only)

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise, what it is, it wouldn’t be, what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” — alice + olivia \ Stacey Bendet, new York native, downtown-fashionista, all-around fun girl, and the sum total of design line alice + olivia, MAC’s latest collaborator.

A frump-fighting, pro-pixie, anti-seriousness collection of colour that includes new takes on Dazzleglass Creme, So Rich So Pretty Nail Lacquer and Partylicious Pigments…

hip + happy = alice + olivia for MAC.

Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Sparklicious Creamy pale pinky white with soft multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)
  • If it’s Pink… Hot pink with soft multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)
  • I.Want.Candy. Hot yellow with soft multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)

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

  • Later. Black with transforming purple pearl (Limited Edition)
  • If It Sparkles… White with transforming pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Partylicious Turquoise with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)

  • Morning.After. Creamy turquoise (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • So Rich So Pretty Bright purple with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Military Black matte with silver suede pearl (Matte with Pearl) (Limited Edition)

See more photos and Q&A with Stacey!

If Alice fell down the rabbit hole and met a Makeup Artist instead of the Mad Hatter, M·A·C alice + olivia is the curiously gorgeous collection she’d be rocking! Hip, playful, unpretentious and unabashedly fun, M·A·C is thrilled to announce the latest collaboration with the most adorably fabulous fashionista we know, designer Stacey Bendet of cult-fave line, alice + olivia. Celebrities, socials and all-around cool girls from coast to coast are obsessed with a + o’s uptown-meets-downtown aesthetic and colourful, playful vibe, so the inspiration for the makeup collection was a cinch!

“It’s all in the details…and what stands out,” says Jennifer Balbier, Senior Vice President M·A·C Global Product Development. “Just like Stacey, where every detail is important, so are the punctuated colours of this collection…current, cool and a must for fashion this season. Pearls and pigments mixed exclusively for alice + olivia.”

Three mouth-wateringly delicious new shades of Dazzleglass Creme, three absolutely shimmering, colour-saturated Pigments, and Nail Lacquer in three “it” shades were made to totally compliment any party frock. Sooo alice + olivia. Now get out there and play!

“I can happily say that the collection embodies the very spirit of alice + olivia; effervescent, happy and fun!” says M·A·C Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt, who personally road tested the exclusive collection and has oodles of tips for playing with these vibrant shades.

Gregory Arlt shares two tips…

  • “Sweep Partylicious Pigment over your lids with a #252 brush. Add loads of M·A·C Fibre Rich mascara for eyes that truly sizzle in the summer!”
  • “Transform your matte red lip by applying I.Want.Candy Dazzleglass Creme on top. It will literally change into a chic orange red with shine and luster.”

Q&A with Stacey Bendet

Q: alice + olivia started out being known for its awesome pants. How does a girl evolve from bell-bottoms o getting involved with the ultimate topper, makeup?
A: Well, to me it’s all about colour, whether it’s a crazy pair of striped bell-bottoms or the perfect purple nail olish. It’s about a girl having a great time when she dresses up; and who dresses up without makeup?

Q: As a line, a+o is known for its playful, fun use of colour and textures. How does this translate in terms f your new collection with M·A·C?
A: We wanted the makeup to be fun and playful; for me clothing and cosmetics should be whimsical, they should both make you smile and feel flirtatious. With that in mind, I wanted our packaging and our colours o be like candy. Everyone loves candy.

Q: You’re known to rock some pretty megacosmetics yourself. Can you describe your ultimate beauty look?
A: I am known for wearing really dark, defined eye makeup, bright fun nail polish and pale glossy lip gloss; t was kind of amazing getting to translate my signature look into a M·A·C collection!

Q: Who is your beauty icon?
A: My daughter Eloise. I mean, she wakes up and looks perfect. She even looks perfect with peanut butter nd jelly smeared across her face and strawberry smoothie in her hair. I am so jealous.

Q: What’s always in your makeup bag?
A: I always have a little bit of body glitter, a black M·A·C Liquidlast Liner and some sort of cream blush. nd my secret for a dewy look is a touch of organic body oil on the cheeks.

Q: How is designing a colour cosmetics collection different (or similar) compared to designing clothes?
A: Designing clothes is more stream of consciousness. When we’re working on a season, it’s months and months of designing pieces and then creating a story out of them. With cosmetics, it was more like saying to M·A·C Product Development, “Here is our story, now what products and colours work into that?” They really brought it to life. But I think both clothing and makeup are very much about colour and exture and what each piece and product represents for the woman.

Q: Any products in the line that you’re hopelessly obsessed with?
A: All of them, obviously! (Especially the nail polishes!)

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185 thoughts on “MAC Alice + Olivia Collection for Summer 2010

  1. if “If It’s Pink…” is anything like “Creme Allure” I can’t wait to have it.

  2. PlatinumAni

    Yay! New pigments. :)

  3. Whoa! This sounds awesome, plus there’s not too much stuff that you feel overwhelmed.

    • Morgan

      i know! i hate how all these collections have like ten eyeshadows ten lipsticks five blushes etc. its so over whelming that i feel like i need to buy everything. and then when i get it home i either have something like it, dont really like the color of it anymore, or got something from the same collection thats like it!

  4. Nik

    Time to stock up for me!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Wish they would space out the awesomeness…and like release these in May!

  5. Hiromi

    Thank you for the info, Christine. I don’t know who Alice + Olivia are, but I am looking forward to it.

  6. I have sworn off getting limited edition stuff for a while – but this is something I am looking forward to…i heart alice & olivia

  7. Michelle

    Wow @ all these great collections that are coming out this summer. My poor wallet!

  8. wait..did lacquers go up a dollar? they were like 11 before, no?

    • esme

      no they’ve always been $12(: … i’m only looking forward to two of the dazzleglasses…lol

    • Leticia

      Actually they did go up $1, they went up when the collab with Jin Soon came out, I think it was last year.

  9. Tiffany


  10. Nic

    The nail lacquers and dazzleglass cremes don’t interest me much, but the pigments sound pretty. :)

  11. Nathania

    Exciting! What a coincidence, since I was just talking about Alive + Olivia right before I got on here!

  12. SiaM

    I am all about the nail lacquers =)
    Thanks for the EXPLOSION updates of MAC collections…
    I can say that I feel informed, updated really early so I can brace myself. (breathe in, breathe out O_O)

    Trying to keep up with all the collections = HUGE CHALLENGE…
    I have to start making a must buy list of all the things I NEED…… PRONTO!!!!

    Thanks for everything♥x♥x♥

  13. Helena

    The names are atrocious, but some of the products sound nice (Military, for one).

  14. Eve

    not a big deal, but there is a typo. It should be “Korea” instead of “Koren” at “International Launch Date: August 2010 (Japan & Koren only)” :)

  15. Jennifer

    This is too cute! My aunt and mother’s names are Alice and Olivia. I’ve tried to get my mom to wear their clothes to no avail, maybe she’ll try a nail lacquer…

  16. Cole

    Im going to get myself one of those choreographic pencils. I love my flesh colored Stila kajal for my water line but its so mushy that some of the color gets stuck between my eyelashes.

    • Chi

      Surely you mean ‘chromographic??!!lol…now I have an image of dancing eyeliners in my mind hahahaha!!!

  17. Japan & Koren only.

  18. Transforming pearlized pigments? Wow, I’m in!!
    Turquoise, purple and suede nail lacquers? Awesome!!

  19. t_zwiggy

    want all pigments!

  20. Denise

    Hi, Christine! Do you know if this collection will launch in Canada? Or is it only the US in North America?

  21. Amanda Sun

    Am totally crossing my fingers for MAC to decide to launch this internationally besides Japan & Korea! I heart Alice + Olivia ><

  22. Lisa

    LOVING this. the pigments sound to die for!

  23. GretalovesMAC

    hmmmm…sounds interesting…..is this gonna be in LE packaging??

  24. cmferret

    wow , this collection is small , so unlike mac. bt thats a good thing!=) i love the dazzleglass cremes, il check those out.

  25. Wow…everything sounds gorgeous! I can’t wait for your swatches Christine!

  26. Shar

    I really hope this is released in the UK! I really want the pigments.

  27. I can’t believe they’re not bringing this to Europe! I want new pigments! *pouts*

  28. kfm

    From the lok of it I want one of each…

    I want candy “hot yellow” just sounds too fascinating.
    Later- because I want to know what “transforming pearlized pigments” are

  29. I swore off buying pigments due to the size changing and not the price but not sure if I could pass these up

    • Paola Ramirez

      Same here!!! i wanted to like boycott… *cannnt … resistt…. have to … buy.. new.. pigments*

  30. Ahhhh I hope they decide to release this in the UK. I really want the pigments!!! REALLY want them! Morning.After. nail laquer sounds like it could be right up my alley too :(

  31. Anna

    is this coming to the UK?

  32. Liz

    First time poster here :) I’m soooo glad I found this site! This collection I’m most excited about for this summer! Esp the pigments. They are def my fav product from mac. Pearlized pigments sounds so damn awesome!

  33. Vickie

    i want everything!!! love the colors…especially the yellow and hot pink dazzleglass cremes!

  34. WOW!! All the pigments are going to be mine!

  35. jhene04

    i just want the yellow dazzleglass! nothing else looks to spectacular to me

  36. Cole

    Alice + Olivia = love it

  37. Andrea

    This is so unfair for international MAC lovers :(

  38. Vale

    I am drooling… those wonderful pigments… I want them!!! (as usual)

  39. Rosie

    The pigments sound nice.

  40. Carrie

    I don’t know why, but I’m so drawn to the yellow Dazzleglass. I love the packaging for the pigments and nail lacquers. It’s so cute!

  41. I’m really interested in the Nail Laquers especially Morning-After and Military. The pigments are a little disappointing, they seem dupable by PRO or freestanding pigments (Pink Opal, Teal, Grape).

  42. pigment and nails are in nice colours!

  43. Diana B

    No interest in this collection at all. Which means I can save for the next one!

  44. Farida

    Wow, can’t wait. I am all about the pigments and nail lacquers. Oh my poor wallet is already crying.

  45. come to me pigments..

  46. lauraaaaaaaa

    ill need everything except nailpolishes (thank god i chew my nails non-stop!)

  47. Sarah

    I’m very interested in seeing a swatch of the “I.Want.Candy.” Dazzleglass Creme. I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing everything from this collection, give or take that one lipgloss. Purple & teal are my favorite colors. :)

  48. kfm

    sort of reinforces my first instinct- yellow lippy is too weird to resist. the fact that i probably won’t wear it much just means it’ll last longer. (is it me or is mac going with a lot of yellow lip things in the coming months- there’s a few in the fabulous felines collection too ).
    “later” kind of looks navy blue in the photo, but photos can be a misleading…

  49. I’m still mad this isn’t coming to Europe >:[

  50. Pigments! 😀 I’ll have to get those and If It’s Pink.

  51. Alexis

    I think I’m only down for the Partylicious pigment…

  52. jaspreet

    yap i want this pigments

  53. I can finally take a break because if I get anything I only plan on getting Sparklisious Dazzlegalss Creme. I am trying to stick to things I will use often & not just because they are pretty and I don’t think I will wear anyother dazzleglass or any of those eye shadows often… but they are pretty.

  54. AA

    Can’t wait for this collection to come out!

  55. Tatyana

    Oh boy, I know I am in trouble, lol. I will HAVE to get everything, except maybe the Military nailpolish. I am not in love with MAC’s nailpolishes.

  56. meghan

    The two pink dazzleglasses and the white and turquoise pigments are the only things I’m considering.

  57. Ava Dahl

    Later. Will. Be. Mine.


  58. Kathie

    Beautiful collection. I can’t wait. That yellow is the bomb!

  59. I feel like the yellow dazzleglass creme would make me look like I just kissed mustard or something…

  60. Virginia

    I am so excited for this collection! I love, love Alice + Olivia! I plan on getting all the nail lacquers and maybe the hot pink Dazzleglass.

  61. Caryn

    This collection makes me wish that they never switched the pigment containers! They’re sooo pretty but omg they’re going to ruin the uniformity of my piggie collection! At least I have 2 months to decide if I should get them haha

  62. DonnaN

    It’s SO Party-licious!!! Me wants that turquoise pigment, please!!

  63. Kaylabella

    Oh my gosh. Everything will be MINE! haha

  64. Tiffany

    picture is stunning!

  65. virgg

    yellow dazzleglass is mine!

  66. Bona

    omg I wish this launch in Canada too! i love to get later

  67. Diana

    omg i cant wait! im getting all 3 nail polishes, the partylicious pigment and the hot pink dazzleglass! this looks close to your april fools joke collection that you broke our hearts with! lol

  68. Biddi_NZ

    Sigh… yet another great collection New Zealand wont be getting :'( now i’ll have to pay mega dollars and get the pigments off ebay…

  69. Evelyn

    only different packaging on the boxes? kind of disappointing ]:
    the colours seem nice though

  70. Leenie

    I’ll pass on this one its nothing in this collection I’d buy

  71. this is one of those collections where the packaging might win me over

  72. LNU

    The turquoise and white pigment look nice!

  73. Liz

    I’m going to Vegas on the 8th and they have a MAC store there. Will it be released IN STORES on the 8th or just online??

  74. Teddy

    Aaaah why is this collection not coming to the netherlands?

  75. Electrarock

    I have only used That gal (all over face) and UDPP (as an eyeshadow base) and they are great! But I’d love to prep for colour using a MAC prime :)

    • Electrarock

      OOOPPSSS!! It’s a mistake. I’m sorry.

      It’s a shame this collection is not available in Spain. I want the pigments!! They are so beautiful.

  76. I am going to save up for everything from this collection. It’s the only one I am remotely interested in for summer.

  77. Maria

    love the collection, love the flashiness!!

  78. I will be getting all the pigments!

  79. Kathryn

    I must have Partylicious!!

  80. amelia

    there’s a high chance i’m getting all the dazzleglass cremes…. or if not, at least the yellow one :)

  81. Lorna

    I can’t wait for the pigments. I’ve been wanting something like Later. and If It Sparkles… for a long time. They sound like they’ll be stunning!

    I’ve never tried a Dazzleglass Creme and I’d love to try If It’s PInk…

    The I.Want.Candy one looks beautiful as well but I just don’t think I would use it. Yellow is just not my thing.

  82. Lindsey

    i cant wait for this collection! except for the yellow d/g… dunno how i feel about that one..

  83. jaspreet

    when they r launching in India (this line)

  84. Jennifer

    I like the collection, pigments sound pretty but I have to see in person

  85. Vanessa

    i want candy..:))

  86. iamcrayon

    OMFG! This collection looks amazing. Love it. *drool*

  87. hey there! is that “partylicious” pigment comparable to the “brids & berries” from the liberty of london line? i wanted that e.s. so bad n waited too long :(

  88. So I asked my mac counter about this collex and they said it was mac stores only, is this true?

  89. I’ll have to wait for your full review on this collection, but I’ll most likely get all 3 pigments. I’m really curious as to how the yellow dazzleglass will look.

  90. I didn’t like the DG Cremes before. However, looking at this photo, I’m like “MUST.HAVE.ALL”

    I need all of the pigments in my life as well.

  91. Leah

    I want ALL of this. Especially the polishes.

  92. Wendy M.

    Morning.After. sounds gorg! 😀

  93. If it’s Pink is at the top of my list!!

  94. I’m so excited for the Morning-After nail polish. I live in San Jose and I LOOOOOOVE the San Jose Sharks! Turquoise is their color and I’m definitely going to rock this nail polish. I can’t wait! I’m buying two! I posted it on my beauty review blog and I hope my friends buy it too so everyone in San Jose can rock the nail polish too :) jk but really, I’m excited!

    • I gotta tell you, the city’s passion for the Sharks always amazes me (in a good way–it’s nice to see people bond and support their team)!

  95. zoe77

    GOD i wanna see pics of this!!!!!!! WHEN WHEN WHEN??!!??!!

  96. Sam

    Nuuu!!! why can’t this collection be released in Singapore and/or Australia. D:

  97. Emily

    Oooooh! I love the look of the Dazzleglass Creme in “Sparklicious”. I’m scared to buy it though, because I may have a dupe in my collection. I know there isn’t a swatch available yet, but can anyone give me a good permanent dupe for Sparklicious?

  98. Cat

    is this collection going to release in Mac stores, counters and Nordstrom or just Mac freestanding stores?

  99. Megan

    The nail lacquers look pretty but they’re pretty common looking. Sally Hansen has some very similar colors I think.

  100. Tara

    The MAC counter at the Nordstrom here has it out already.