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!)

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

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

  1. Angie

    I want the hot pink dazzlecreme and purple nail polish.

  2. phuong k

    hi christine, can you explain what MAC means when it says “transforming” pigments…does that mean at certain angles, the pigment looks a different color or does it mean when you layer it over black or white eyeshadow/liner that it’ll change?

  3. kenneth alan

    The more I see this collection, the more I want it!
    Now I think I might buy everything!
    but maybe not the nail lacquers… I’ll have to see some swatches first or try them out at the store.

  4. I won’t be purchasing anything from this collection but I love the color scheme and I love pieces by alice + olivia!

  5. AlyHurtado

    OMG !! Those dazzelglasses are to die for !!!! I want them !! And the white and turquoise pigments !!! I hate no have a MAC store here :( I wanna cry !!

  6. lameka

    Cant wait for this collection to hit stores…i really need to see swatches!!!!

  7. claudia

    Prob. very silly question but what is the freestanding store? The actual MAC store?

  8. Anna

    I want all the nail polishes and probably Sparkilicous

  9. Megan

    I really can’t wait for this! I definitely will be getting the Morning. After. nail lacquer! I. Want. Candy is really cool. How would you wear that? I know its sheer but what eyeshadow colors?

  10. Nic

    I think I’ll probably only get a pigment or two from this collection. The Dazzleglass Cremes look pretty, but they smell strange to me (like the Cremesheen Glasses) and I found them a little gritty, and you get so little product in the tube… Nice to see a small collection though. I like the boxes too.

  11. Angela0804

    I only want the morning after nail polish.

  12. Aww, I was so excited for this collection and I’m such a sucker for packaging, so I’m bummed they didn’t make the packaging lacy or different or something at least aside from the original :(

  13. MissCammo

    love the packaging of this collection!

  14. Yanna

    I got to try out this whole collection at the MAC store in Tampa today, thanks to my bff who works there. I can’t buy from it because it hasn’t officially launched yet. But she did put alot of stuff aside for me. The dazzleglasses are beautiful and the pigments are nice. I’m definitely getting all the dazzleglass and pigments from this collection, I already swatched them and couldn’t resist. If It’s Pink was gorgeous on my lips!!!

  15. Rachel

    This is bad. These are exactly the colors I love for color. Excuse me while I go restrain myself.

  16. Oh i wish this had special packaging other than on the boxes!

  17. konconsc

    dazzleglass creme..my favorite!

  18. Lena

    I’ve been looking forward to this for months. I can’t believe it’s coming out in about a week now! I can’t wait to swatch those pigments…

  19. Dawn

    I really want the pigments and the purple nail varnish, but I’m in the UK. What makes them decide not to release certain collections in certain countries? They are losing lots of potential sales that way – it doesn’t make sense.

  20. Rachael

    Wonder why us international peeps are getting such a rubbish deal? I love dazzleglass and v.interested in these but if I want them it will be paying through the nose on Ebay…annoying…its not like its even a big range!!

  21. i’ll definetly buy this stuff

  22. alex

    Not my cup of tea, really.

  23. I want it allllllllll! The pigments esp catch my eye!

  24. kenneth alan

    so does “only available at Freestanding Stores” mean this will only be available at well freestanding stores? Like it isn’t going to be at a MAC store in a mall… only at stores that are on the street by themselves? haha I just want to make sure.

  25. Valerie

    I feel like “Later” is a must-have pigment, and I am not really super into pigments! It looks really navy blue in the pics.

    CHRISTINE- what do you think will sell out, if anything?

    • Ehh, I don’t know. It’ll probably be one of the polishes or glosses.

      It’s hard to judge. I guess it WILL sell out given the limited distribution!

  26. Jazz

    question : how do we order from a mac store ?
    I want 2 dazzleglasses and 2 pigments- the yellow dazzleglass sounds too interesting to pass up

  27. Katie

    I want ALL of the nail lacquers!!

  28. lauraaaaa

    christine, if i already have TEAL pigment, do i need that turquoise one?

  29. Liz W

    cannot wait to get my hands on all of those pigments and the purple and gunmetal polishes!

  30. amy

    Partyilious and Later pigments look gorgeous.

  31. Alexis (SF)

    The only thing that I’m interested in seeing are the pigments.

  32. Can’t wait for this collection!

  33. Bobbie C.

    I never use pigments. I am hoping to get some samples after people buy them.

  34. I want the dazzleglasses and the teal and white pigment!

  35. Kiele

    Nope. Not interested. I want the in the groove collection. Better stuff for me.

  36. rose

    I really like this collection and its a nice small collection which i like and don’t feel overwhelmed with everything and really look at the items and colors

  37. missy

    i like the teals but I’ll probably skipp this one…. still recovering the damage from to the beach

  38. Kathie

    I plan on purchasing all three nail lacquers since I collect polishes and these three are beautiful and then I want two of the yellow Dazzlecreme glasses.

  39. amani

    so this wont be available to mac counters????????????? :(

  40. R

    by where is says the international date you put japan and korea only does that mean it’s not coming out anywhere else? if so that’s mean cos i picked out wat i was going to get for this collection :(

  41. Lindsey

    could you do a look with the partylicious pigment? i just bought and its GORGEOUS!thanks!

  42. Chloe

    the pigments look really cool , i may have to save up for future purchase !

  43. Rebekah

    Do you happen to know if any of the Alice + Olivia items will be restocked online? and if so do you by chance know when? thanks!