Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

MAC and Chen Man Love & Water Collection for Spring 2012

availability: March 1st, 2012 (North America), March 2012 (International); all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Supersweet Half bronze, pink, gold melange/half solid golden pink (Frost)
  • Pink Union Half taupe, lavender, brown melange/half solid dark violet (Frost)
  • Love Cycle Half light blue, white, dark blue melange/half solid dark royal blue (Frost)

Beauty Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Play It Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Repromote)

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)
  • Waveline Navy blue with low level gold pearlย (Permanent)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Force of Love Vivid honeysuckle pink
  • Budding Love Pale lavender

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

  • Force of Love Vivid honeysuckle pink
  • Budding Love Pale lavender

Reflects Glitter ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Blue Sparkling blue (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Naval Blue Deep smoky blue (Permanent at PRO)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Breezy Blue Dark blue (Cream)
  • Pinkly Fresh Mid-tone blue pink (Cream)

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76 thoughts on “MAC and Chen Man Love & Water Collection for Spring 2012

  1. pelin

    Why doesn’t Mac change its packaging on collection products anymore?

    • I’ve been wondering the same. The packaging in this collection is so uninteresting.

    • Hanna

      Probably because they release about a million new ones every year… They really should calm down, it’s not even fun anymore =(

    • Krystin

      i believe its because all they do is release the same old colors with a new “name” sticker on the bottom and us fools fall for it!! not anymore! the last cook, shop … whatever it was called was a joke!… 3 of the lipsticks were the exact same color as originals!

  2. Olivia

    Love Cycle looks quite like the MES Sea and Sky

  3. t_zwiggy

    I thought those mineralize shadows looked extremely familiar, so I had to check my stash. I assume that they are reformulated, but it seems like Love Cycle=Pink Split and Love Cycle=Sea&Sky. From what I can see from the pictures they look exactly the same (except the wavy line in the middle ofc). I guess that means these are repromotes. But what’s up with the name change? :S

    • MJ

      Yeah, Love Cycle looks just like Pink Split (which was a fav of mine)

    • Layla

      Yeah that’s 2 get everyone’s money , it’s a business and alot of fools fall for it and repeated colors , look in your drawers you will find that u can dupe a lot of colors from mac’s high money hungry gimmick collections!

  4. meh. Force of Love lipstick interests me but thats about it I’m afraid! Like the promo pic though.

  5. stephanie

    hm… i like the breezy blue nail polish :)

  6. Tarah

    What month is this coming out ?

  7. I just love Mac products, and there seem to be some interesting additions here. Must have!!!!!

  8. Carla Souza

    Not that exciting or anything… maybe, just maybe, Ill get the lipsticks.

  9. Pamela M

    I want all the lip products. This collection has a cool concept. I’m so sick of mineralized eyeshadows.

  10. Jenn

    I love the lip colours! Nice to see a matching gloss and lipstick. Perhaps it wont sell out as quickly because they’re the same colour? SO over mineralized products, though.

  11. Seems like they keep coming with very similar shades of pink lipstick this year.

  12. Regina

    Eyeing one eyeshadow and the hot pink lip glass and lipstick!

  13. Bre

    I love the models makeup. So far I want 1 of the MES,Both L/G L/S & 1 Fluidline. Looking forward to the reviews.

  14. Tommy

    oooh this is a beautiful collection!!
    I hope the lippies are a decent formula!! <3

  15. I love the packaging and the range but none of the colours actually speaks to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Marycruz

    Temptalia this collection is only at MAC Or Macys and Nordstrom???

  17. Stephanie

    Supersweet looks just like Pink Split.

  18. dwana

    Will this collection be released at MAC counters as well as MAC freestanding stores?

  19. I’m loving these bright lipsticks MAC is putting out!

  20. Jill

    I like the look of this collection! Very cool.

  21. Alannah

    Gorgeous promo photos! Wow.

  22. karen

    is it me or… these eyeshadows are basically the repromotes for the last discontinued range of mineralize eyeshadows, example: Love Cycle is the same as Sea and Sky (the one that was discontinued)LOL

  23. Mel

    Force of Love lipstick will be mine:)

  24. Ericka

    I think that I will only get the pigment and glitter. Does anyone know if Naval Blue pigment is similar to Blue Storm pigment?

  25. Chelle

    Beautiful… but all too similar to stuff I already own. I can’t figure out if I just have too MUCH stuff from MAC, or that everything they’re doing lately is too similar to stuff they’ve already done in the past or already have in their permanent line.

  26. Naz

    What is the gloss creme brilliance?

    • Miss J

      I’m not sure if it’s with the collection since it’s not in the list of products, but it’s a permanent PRO product, as far as I know it has not been discontinued. It’s just a clear gloss texture. It’s not lip gloss, but simply a clear gloss that can be used on lips, eyes, cheeks/face/body. It’s less sticky than the clear lipglass. It can be used to custom mix lip gloss with pigments, to create a glossy eye, or used on the face to create shine/glossy highlights.

      I hope this helps, Naz! :)

  27. Helen

    I wonder what the model is wearing on her lips…force of love maybe? If so, it’s so gorgeous!!

  28. Laura

    Wow, MAC are really into their mineralize eyeshadows and super-bright lipsticks at the moment!

    I really like the description of some of these products more than the photos. Budding Love lipglass sounds great but the picture doesn’t look anything like “pale lavender” to me. Pink Union also sounds amazing from the description but the picture looks a bit blah. Still, I’m excited for the lipstick version of Budding Love. Can you tell I’m a fan of purples? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Miss J

    I like Force of Love, but no surprise there since I’m a pink lippie fan. The outer packaging is pretty, I suppose. I guess I am tired of smaller collections filled with mostly permanent products or repromotes with someone’s name slapped on em. Do a smaller collection of all new stuff or do a big collection with some permanent or repromotes to round it out, not just all repromotes.

  30. Laura

    Looks interesting. I like the sound of Force of Love and Breezy Blue.

  31. sonia

    i love the promo pics! and the swirl dividing the mineral shadows ๐Ÿ˜› it’s a small touch, but appreciated. i wanna see that vivid honeysuckle lipcolor!!

  32. Ms. Mad

    Will you be posting any swatches soon? I’ve been dying to see some, especially the lipstick and lipglass swatches on lips. I am holding out on placing my order. I always like to see your swatches and comments/ratings before I place my orders. Thank you

  33. Michelle

    I want the force of love lipstick (what finish is it?) and the purple lipglass. Other than that not so impressed and I kind of like that they don’t change the packaging, it keeps the prices the same.

  34. Jennifer

    Really, the only thing that interests me is Force of Love lipstick- but I think I’ll wait to see what finish it is, and how it performs on the lips.

    Meh. *shrugs* Guess this is better for my wallet!

  35. Nancy

    Super bella coleccion

  36. Amy

    Was hoping it be more neon and bright looking like the promo pic…still excited to see swatches of the powder and lipsticks though!

  37. Anita

    The mineralized eyeshadows (eying the second one in particular) and the lipsticks. Oh my god. Must have the lipsticks.

  38. Christina

    To me, half of love cycle looks a lot like the center of the crystal pink mineralized skinfinish from the semi-precious collection.

  39. Julie

    Wow – those promo pictures are beautiful! Makes me want all of the shadows to recreate that look. So pretty and totally wearable, in my opinion.

    Somewhat on topic…. How can I buy mac Pro products without being qualified to be a part of the Mac Pro Program? I am working on customizing a few 15-pan eyeshadow palettes so I can have my own little “best of mac eyeshadow” palette. But there are a few colors like Deep Damson & Bottle Green that are so pretty that I would feel like my palettes were incomplete without them.

    Thanks for any help!

  40. Madison

    i love this!

  41. Civa

    I like the promo image but other than that I don’t find anything that interests me to buy from this collection…lol

  42. Rebecca

    I wish they would have changed the actual packaging a bit more, maybe made it a deep blue instead of black to fit the whole water feel, i loved mac’s special collection packaging changes!

  43. ellie

    I want the force of love lipstick and maybe the matching gloss too. I hope it’s an amplified finish.
    Maybe the reason why MAC doesn’t change the packaging of their product anymore is because a lot of people complain when they do that saying their cheap looking, looks like a toy, etc.

  44. Allie

    Only the lip products have grabbed my attention here, and just barely. Force of Love looks gorgeous but it also looks like eight million others things MAC has released lately… don’t care for anything else.

    Wish the packaging was on everything, though. What’s the point of coming up with sleeve designs otherwise?

  45. Nay

    I WISH Mac would bring out collections with nice packaging – IE not the package u throw away???

    • Nancy

      Same. Like the Shop/cook collection.. it’s just an annoying sleeve you toss..

      • Riana

        I know I hate that. I still have the outer packaging plus the super cute tubes from MAC Heatherette and MAC Liberty of London.

        It makes me not even want to pick up a collection when they spend money on the cheap cardboard but not on the packaging, despite the money WE spend on THEM.

  46. cherryglass

    Hell Yeah to the promo image. Inspiring. LOVE IT!

  47. Genevieve Chuachiaco

    The mineralized eyeshadows looks so pretty on the pan. Hope I won’t be disappointed by the swatches~

  48. God, that promo image is absolutely stunning. …Even if I’m not entirely sure if the model’s right arm is anatomically correct.

  49. Nancy

    Phew, looks like I can skip this this whole collection with the exception of the 2 lipsticks and glosses! I love it when MAC releases sucky collections, it saves me money..truth be told! I can justify skipping this collection and putting the extra money towards a getaway.

  50. Tommy

    Incase you all don’t know

    Force of love is a matte
    and Budding love is a lustre


  51. tiffany

    So my question is this considered special packaging or a selve over the normal mac box

  52. REI

    The powder is back!!!

    me got a fair tone and love to tried different highlighters;pinkish,orangy-silver….but at the end found pink is much more preferable

    So Christine, compare with Benefits Wattโ€™s Up! & Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous Face Illuminator, which one looks more natural glow?

  53. Naheeda

    Wow! Love the colours!

  54. Kath

    Along the lines of packaging–Is there going to be another summery-beachy line for the summer? Like To The Beach and Surf Baby?

  55. Neslihan

    I agree with other comments stating that the MAC releases new “collections” quite often (like 2 times 1 month!!) and it became such a drag..In the past I used to wait for the new collections and get so excited but now I’m like “who cares?”
    I wish someone from the brand could read these and take into serious account because they’re seriously damaging the overall brand by trying to fool the customers and overkilling the excitement element!
    Please MAC, stop and relax a bit!

  56. Terri

    Hi Christine,

    Just saw your lip pictures over on eBay…….