Monday, December 17th, 2012

MAC Apres Chic Collection for Spring 2013

This gorgeous look starts with luminous M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish and Mineralize Blush applied with the 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. Use the 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow Brush to build layers of dimensional colour with Mineralize Eye Shadow. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm packs lips with moisture, while adding the right pop of colour and shine. And, because eventually the mittens will come off, Nail Lacquer in Dangerously Fun heats things up in blazing berry red.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Warm Companion Beige with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Cozy Up Deep caramel (Matte)
  • Haute Attitude Mid-tone blue pink (Amplified)
  • Apres Chic Pinky brick red (Cremesheen)
  • Hot Chocolate Dirty plum (Satin)

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm ($19.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Stay Warm! Creamy light pink
  • Slightly Nude Nude coral and subtle pink pearl
  • Pure & Tender Plummy creamy nude
  • Nice & Simple Bronzy gold with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Rosy Romance Bluish plum with subtle pink pearl

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

  • Hangin’ Loose Dirty pink nude (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Dangerously Fun Berry-toned blue red (Cream)

Pro Longwear Eye Liner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Black Ice Rich black
  • Rich Experience True brown
  • Mountain Air Vibrant teal
  • Night Trail Deep navy blue
  • Snow Shadow Purple violet


  • 287 Duo Fibre Eye Shadow ($31.00 U.S. / $37.50 CDN)
  • 187 Duo Fibre Face ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Ice Light peach base with white veining
  • Winter Pursuit Copper base with grey veining
  • Silver Birch Grey base with peach veining
  • Frost at Midnight Deep blue/grey with grey veining
  • Fireside Deep plum with purple veining

Mineralize Blush ($23.50 U.S. / $28.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Amber Glow Warm peach
  • Alpine Bronze Mid-tone caramel
  • Gentle Raspberry with gold pearl (Repromote)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($29.00 U.S. / $34.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral with gold veining (Repromote)
  • Stereo Rose Coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances (Repromote)

Availability: North America – December 26, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and

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94 thoughts on “MAC Apres Chic Collection for Spring 2013

  1. I’m not terribly excited about this. It seems way too wintry for a spring collection! (Then again, it is being released just around Christmas.)

  2. KaylaP

    Ohhhhh looks like I will be hauling from this! The eyeshadows look so metallic-ally! I would pick up Stereo Rose but I still have 3 more left to go through so I’ll skip out this time and hope for the best later on when I do run out lol. Have they ever made the Pro Longwear Eyeliners before?? I don’t remember those…I’ll get some of those too! And I think I’ll try the lip balms too.

  3. So this collection won’t be released online before in store like in the past year? Did I read that wrong?

  4. Valerie

    I love her makeup! the eyeshadows are stunning (on the model)

  5. Oh man everything about this collection excites me! But I’ll be good and wait for your reviews! :-)

  6. Lucinda

    This is currently available in Barbados. Mountain Air is beautiful

    • Michelle

      Is it? Which mac store did u visit? I am on holiday in Barbados right now! Will have to pay mac a visit and take advantage of the duty free prices!!

  7. Carissa J

    Loooooove these colors! So excited for this collection!

  8. Dana

    Haha Stereo Rose! Let the madness begin!

  9. Phoebe

    Is Apres Chic the lipstick the model is wearing? It looks gorgeous!

  10. Sabriel

    Next year the spring collection will be released in October, and it will be autumnal.

  11. Every tome MES come out I have to slap myself of the pretty swirls and remind myself that the one shade trick pony for what these are. lol

  12. Cat


  13. Wikkedlilgrrl

    Yea, Stereo Rose is BACK — outta the way B***ches [insert mass hysteria here]

  14. the eye shadows are always so pretty in the pan but then so random and unimpressive in use. hopefully these will be better.

    • Lee

      Yeah, that’s what I always thing about mineralized eyeshadows too. I don’t know how they make them looks so good on the model, they always look so bad when I try to use them (I think they look bad on the MAC sales associates trying to promote them too).

  15. t_zwiggy

    Oh gosh, so this means people have to spend most of christmas eve online trying to get stereo rose before it sells out? I’m so happy I got it last time so I don’t have to worry about it.

  16. Hana

    the eyeshadow the model is wearing looks gorgeous!!

  17. Sarah

    OMG YES!!! I’m sooo snagging Stereo Rose, Pink Porcelain, and Gentle up!

  18. tea-chan

    Stereo Rose?! Oh GAWD, here we go again.

    Those Mineralize Eyeshadows look insaaane. I wonder how they swatch.

  19. jamie

    Do you have any idea what the model is wearing on her lips? The color is beautiful.

  20. abigailOD

    Hi Christine, (or anyone who’s had it) how are these mineralize blushes? Is the finish just like the Frost ones? As intense as the skinfinishes or more subtler? So curious about the caramel one as I’ve never explored the part of the color spectrum!

    • Fieran

      They are actually really pleasant to use. I have Feeling Flush and Early Morning. They are great with a fluffy brush for a nice, soft glow but you can build them up. I usually wear mine on top of foundation with primer underneath and setting powder on top (I have oily skin) so I cannot comment on how long it lasts.

      • abigailOD

        Thanks Fieran! :-) might have to give it a shot! Are the blushes more sheen or shimmer?

      • Ellen

        I have Warm Soul and it is one of my favorite blushes. A peach with a brownish base. Perfect for my complexion. Not shimmery at all. A very good quality blush. I’d love the try the Amber one is this collection, I’ve seen it referenced in the past on this blog, and its in my color family. They just seem to sell out these limited edition colors very quickly online, and the dept stores are very erratic in what they get in stock. The sales associates apparently dont read the blogs or their own press releases, because I frequently know more than they do after reading Christine’s reviews on upcoming products. I remember being met with blank stares when I asked for the Middle Eastern line of brown lipsticks that were reveiwed several months ago. They were eventually available onlin, but I’ve never tested them in stores!!

    • Monica!

      I really like mineralize blushes! I have a couple of them: Dainty, (permanent, with shimmer ) and Pressed amber (LE) which is not shimmery but gives the skin a really nice kindda glowy look. I find them easy to apply and since they give a very natural finish I think the caramel one would be a nice pick for you =)

      • abigailOD

        Thanks Monica! :D. Exciting!

        I’m an NC40. .. will it be too dark? Or too anything…?

        Any fellow NC40ishs’ thoughts? :-)

        • Theresa

          I don’t know as I’m an NW15, but I really like the mineralized blushes too. I find they’re really pigmented, so I have to be careful or I look like a clown. lol But I don’t think any of those ones would be too dark for you.

  21. Dominique

    OMG I love the lipsticks from Après Chic, Strength and Lovely = 10 lipsticks, Après Chic is quite classy, the promo photo is so pretty and colourful !

  22. Theresa

    I keep telling myself I don’t need anymore lipsticks, but I’m really liking Haute Attitude and Apres Chic. Mind you, lipsticks is one of the things MAC still actually does well.
    I think I might just cave and grabs stereo rose this time around to see what the fuss is about and maybe a mineralized blush (not sure which one or ONES), as I always have great success with those too. We’ll see what the counter has to offer when I hit it up on boxing day!

  23. freshpinklips

    MAC, why do you have to release 3 collections for this month? (Not complaining though) I look forward to these holiday releases. I’m glad I only picked up 3 things from Taste Temptations so I can get me all the MSF and the 3 bright lipsticks from Strength Collection!

  24. Mietta

    Oh lordy, well they hope those eyeshadows are worth buying as oppose to the disappointing Heavenly Creatures collection. For MACs sake anyway!

  25. MACaddict22

    I’m just interested in Hot Chocolate lipstick because I like the name and heard it’s an interesting mixture of colors.

  26. chris

    I am NC50. Can I and if possible how do I wear Stereo Rose?

    • furandlace

      I have Stereo Rose and I honestly wouldn’t recommend it. I am usually an NC25-30 and it looks fine on me when applied lightly. But when I go away on beach trips and I tan quite a bit, I have to really layer SR to get it to show up on my darker skin. And once you start layering it, it is just SO frosty (terrible texture)…it almost turns scaly. Definitely try it before you buy it. I personally don’t think it’s worth the ridiculous hype.

  27. Nina

    I don’t own a single mineralize eyeshadow, they seem messy/hard to work with. But the model looks amazing… will definitely be checking out the shadows, lipsticks and maybe a skinfinish.

  28. Hanna

    Im a NW35, could I use porcelain pink as a blush or more as a highlighter?

  29. Monica!

    Why are they repromoting Porcelain pink again?? this is silly they should repromote other MSF shades, like perfect topping, comfort or…

  30. Valerie

    I call dibs on the MSFs & Amber Glow!

  31. Cat

    I’m interested in the blushes, the skinfinishes and the lipsticks but if these are going to sell out in minutes, blah.

  32. Courtney

    I love how they call this “Spring 2013″ and it launches 3 months before spring actually comes.

    • Tasleema

      There’s nothing weird in releasing a collection 3 months in advance of the season- Mac launches are parallel with the fashion world where its highly normal to present you conceptual and ready to wear collections seasons in advance. So S/S is seen on the runways at fashion weeks in September and A/W is seen in July as well as the couture collections. Mac is a popular brand used at fashion week in fact Mac will do the make up for more than one designer, working closely with the principle designer to come up with a visual for the models. It wouldn’t make sense to release a collection aimed at spring IN spring. That’s not how it works.

    • Pamela

      But the color names are not Spring themed–Winter Pursuit, Ice, Alpine Bronze.

      • Julie

        The name of the collection (Apres Chic) is a play on Apres Ski, so it makes sense that they are all snowy/mountain/wintery themed. But yes, definitely not spring type names!

  33. Patty

    I totally LOVE all of this!

  34. OMG Stereo ROSE?!?!!!!!! That’ll be sold out within 2 seconds, I’m sure. Also I guess this is probably just a coincidence, but Amber Glow is the name of the Wet n Wild mineral bronzer/blush that’s a very very close dupe for stereo rose.

  35. LOL let the madness begin!!!!

  36. Savannah

    I’m hoping this time (like everytime) it will be a new forumla that’s wearable for me. If so, I’ll pick up one eyeshadow, and a tinted lip balm (they seem cool) and I’ll go have a look at the blushes, because they don’t look like glittery messes. My hopes aren’t high for this one, and if it bombs in my opinion I’ll just pick up something else. No big deal.

  37. Jennifer R

    Already out in Pro store, I got what I wanted today.

    • abigailOD

      Gosh.. this is going to sound silly…

      Are PRO stores equal to the free standing MAC stores and not counters? Or totally different?

      Please enlighten me, anyone. 😀

      • Pamela

        Pro stores sell pro products which are marketed for the professional. There used to be both a MAC pro site and “regular” site. Now you can purchase pro product at the MAC site. The pro stores sell everything and the are just a few around the US, Canada and the world. Whereas the counters and “basic” MAC stores sell everything but the pro product. I went to pro stores in Miami and Las Vegas and it’s fun to try and buy theses more exclusive items.

        • abigailOD

          Thanks Pamela!

          Maybe I have been to a Pro store and didn’t even know it is! How do I know which ones are the Pro stores from the “basic” ones?

          • You’d know if you’d been in a Pro Store. They usually got different kinds of body paint in all sorts of colors on shelves around the room.

  38. courtney

    will you be reviewing this or the strength collection before they hit stores?!

  39. Laura

    Do you know when this collection is going to be available online at nordstroms?

  40. Christina

    I actually bought the Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm in ‘Stay Warm!’ at the Estee Lauder/MAC warehouse sale (4x annually) in Toronto this month. The colour and packaging looked great but I don’t like the applicator. It feels like dry glass being dragged across the mouth! What a description! LOL! The ‘balm’ itself doesn’t seem to be moisturizing either.

    I’d be interested to see if what I purchased is what is to be released. It has happened before that I snagged a yet-to-be-released product at the sale, only for applicators or packaging to be redesigned when actually launched.

  41. Salem

    Just pre-ordered some goodies from this collection at my local MAC store!!! I’m sooooo excited to finally get my hands on stereo rose msf!!! XD

  42. Krissy

    I’m getting really sick of MAC, especially after the quick sellout of the marylin collection. The Mac Pro store in San Francisco only got 14 stereo rose MSFs in stock!!! For a product that’s in such high demand, you’d think a high volume pro store would get more. At this point, I think MAC is losing more customers than gaining because of their stupid marketing strategy. If this collection doesn’t work out, I’m done.

  43. Jessica

    Some of the lip sticks looks really nice. I went into a freestanding MAC store today and inquired about this collection as well as the Strength collection and i was told “probably in the first week in January” :-/ she didn’t seem really sure so I may call back tomorrow to verify or just try ordering online.

    • Honeybee

      Yes it is!!!! Lol 😉

    • Stacey

      Thank you. I just ordered Stereo Rose on the site. If it is not for Temptalia/ Christine and her wonderful readers, I would never be able to purchase what I want. Not always impress with MAC but I did get this and Yum Yum at the store/ Nordstrom the other day. That Yum Yum lipstick made me feel better since I have been coughing terribly for days.

      I learned better. If you really want something, you have to literally fly as soon as Christine announces it…not even run to get it. I checked the MAC site all this time and didnt even see it posted…until I got this link above.

      • I try to tweet/post on FB as soon as I see it online! This stuff sold way faster than it should have – I mean 12/23? How many people are busy with the holidays?!

  44. Gee Bee

    Just wanted to say, my wallet hates your right now. I definitely just spent way too much. I know I would have spent less if I saw swatches first.

  45. smurfette123

    it’s on the website!

  46. Sofia

    I just love the the whole look of this collection! Its so winter-y, cozy and classy! The picture is stunning. I think I’ll get the Apres Chic lipstick and Stereo Rose, so pretty!

  47. Ivonne

    I logged on to MAC at 4:00 am and everything from this line was still available. I ordered the three blushes and the two MSF. However, the Strength collection was ½ sold out. I was only able to order one lipstick. I am surprised to see that the Apres Chic collection has not sold out yet and it’s 6:10pm here on 12/24/12…

  48. Beck

    Saw the collection yesterday it was a bit boring. The shadows all swatched poorly,like a sheer wash of sparkles with no pigmentation.

  49. Beck

    Tried one of the new lip balms from this collection on today.the tubes are small. & I was hoping for a more emollient product. I do like the lipsticks though,some nice new shades.

  50. annie

    i can finally get stereo rose! i’ve been waiting for another repromote 😀

  51. Leah

    Can someone explain to me the hype behind Stereo Rose? I’ve only really gotten into makeup as a whole within the last year so i missed the craze of the previous release.

  52. I’m so excited for Stereo Rose! I missed out last time and didn’t pre-order it. I was able to order it online and reserved it at Nordstrom! Can’t wait to get them!

  53. gg

    Today I’ve bought my first lipstick MAC, Apres Chic, and it is really gorgeus! Thank to Christine for the swatches!