Thursday, January 24th, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Archie’s Girls Collection

MAC Archie’s Girls Collection for Spring 2013

Betty and Veronica – the names alone are a vivid four-colour flashback to an era of sweet, comic book innocence. Their eternal love triangle, with all-American freckle-faced Archie, is legendary in its teen tension, tight sweaters and two-toned saddle shoe charm. Girl-next-door blonde Betty vs. vivacious, spoiled rich-girl, brunette Veronica, an epic rivalry, now in two contrasting M•A•C colour collections, packaged in exclusively designed cases. ALL LIMITED EDITION.

Lipstick — Betty ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Girl Next Door Vivid blue pink (Lustre)
  • Betty Bright Light vibrant peach (Satin)
  • Oh, Oh, Oh Sheer brown plum (Lustre) (Repromote)

Lipglass — Betty ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Summer Sweetheart Light peach
  • Stay Sweet Light lavender pink
  • Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright coral

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Betty ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Lord It Up Bronze with pearl
  • Black Swan Black with gold pearl

Pigment — Betty ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Cheers My Dear Light lavender (Frost)
  • Lucky in Love Shimmering light blue green (Frost)

Powder Blush — Betty ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Cream Soda Light neutral coral (Satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder — Betty ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Flatter Me Golden peach base (Shell Pearl Beauty Powder) with coral hearts (Foolish Me Powder Blush)

Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette — Betty ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Caramel Sundae Mid-tone warm tan (Satin)
  • Cheryl Chic Light coral pink (Frost)
  • Dreammaker Pale frosty yellow (Frost)
  • Showstopper Dark, cool-toned brown (Matte) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer — Betty ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Pep Pep Pep Light peach nude
  • Comic Cute Bright coral

Lipstick — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Daddy’s Little Girl Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)
  • Ronnie Red Bright red (Matte)
  • Boyfriend Stealer Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)

Lipglass — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Mall Madness Mid-tone pink violet
  • Strawberry Malt Bright red
  • Feelin’ So Good Deep blackened plum

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl
  • Designer Purple Violet with pearl

Pigment — Veronica ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Black Poodle Blackened pink (Frost)
  • Magic Spells Blackened teal (Frost)

Powder Blush — Veronica ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Prom Princess Mid-tone violet pink (Satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder — Veronica ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Veronica’s Blush Silvery pink base (Play it Proper beauty powder) with deep pink hearts (Frankly Scarlet blush)

Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette — Veronica ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Spoiled Rich Rich purple (Frost)
  • Ron Ron Run Deep navy (Satin)
  • Pin-Up Purple Mid-tone orchid (Frost)
  • Gravel Charcoal (Matte)

Nail Lacquer — Veronica ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Past Curfew Deep berry
  • Double Trouble Deep navy

Accessories

  • Archie’s Girls Brush Kit266SE, 226SE, 242SE, 168SE, 167SE ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN)
  • Jingle Jangle Coin Purse ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
  • Young Hearts Mirror ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive)
  • Just a Flirt Makeup Bag ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN)
  • Yours Forever Tote ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Online Exclusive)

Availability: Online January 30, 2013. Available in NYC M•A•C Stores January 31, 2013, all other locations February 7, 2013 to April 4, 2013.

P.S. — I will not have reviews available until I’m able to purchase the products and receive them!  Thank you for your patience!

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174 thoughts on “MAC Archie’s Girls Collection for Spring 2013

  1. Roxana

    Thanks for this info, Christine! This is such a dauntingly huge release, I really want to see how the quality is. Looking forward to your reviews!

  2. dedra

    Lipstick — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
    :( wanted a lippe but the prices are to much for me .i might buy the coin purse it’s cute .

  3. Avatar of Jade Jade

    Such. Cute. Packaging.

    I actually doubt I’ll pick anything up though.

  4. I haven’t been this excited over a Mac collection for almost over a year! I want everything!

  5. paigest

    I had no clue how LARGE this collection was going to be wow! That’s the biggest surprise. So now it brings me to the challenge what to pick. AND the way things have been selling out so quickly it’s like you have to make up your mind pretty fast.

  6. Avatar of Laura Laura

    The Veronica palette looks fantastic, but I’m guessing the quality will be what we typically expect from MAC premade palettes.

  7. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    This is a huge collection! Definitely want Flatter Me, Boyfriend Stealer, Stay Sweet, and the Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette.

  8. Charlotte

    Yeah im pretty excited about this..but im hesitant just cause of the quaility of limited edition products. I really loved their Hey! Sailor collection from last summer, I hope it’s as good as that was. I’ll wait to see your reviews before buying, that’s for sure.

  9. Kitty

    I love Archie’s Comics! I have always been a fan! I am most interested in the Pearlglide Liners and the Face Powders. :D

  10. Avatar of Elise ProperIntro

    I used to read archie comics when i was younger so I think this line is very interesting but I think I will settle for the heart shaped bag because I am not really a mac user

  11. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    The promo picture is rather creepy!

    • Marcus

      I agree. They don’t look like Betty and Veronica but more like porn stars…

      • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

        The only thing that really bothers me about it is the cherry in Archie’s mouth. It brings to mind a really vulgar connotation, wihch is kind of gross when you consider he’s standing between two women fighting over him.

        I dunno, maybe it’s unintentional and it’s just me? Could be because the Veronica looks like Katy Perry, who is the last person I’d give the benefit of the doubt when it’s comes to euphemism. 9_9

      • Avatar of Amy Amy

        I wouldn’t say they look like porn stars…Porn stars are so trashy looking. If you go by that logic though, almost all models in MAC promos look like porn stars then xD But it is rather odd and cheeky to have such grown women did up like they’re younger. (Maybe this is what you been by porn star?)

  12. Avatar of Jenn Jenn

    So excited for this! I hope Mac steps it up this time!

  13. Nichole

    Lord It Up is a repromote too. Wore it yesterday.

    • Beck

      All the eyeliners featured are perm I believe

      • JQ

        Yeah, they are. I just got a couple of pearl glides for Christmas, and I found out they had been made permanent. (Which is great, because I love them and prefer them in regular black packaging.)

  14. Avatar of April April

    I’ve got my eye on Ronnie Red lipstick and the blue-green pigment! Can’t wait to see more pics and reviews!!

  15. Kate

    Ugh, $1.50 price hike on the lipsticks just because of some cartoon characters slapped on the tubes? This is a huge part of why I’m over MAC.

  16. Ru

    Aww, I love Archie so much! I’m keeping my eye out for the Betty Bright and Daddy’s Little Girl lipsticks and the Mall Madness lip glass.

  17. Avatar of Alannah AlannahRose

    I am a HUGE Archie fan but this collection isn’t doing much for me, to be honest.

  18. Avatar of Amy Amy

    Nothing that I really want….very cute collection though. I think I may be too young to know this comic xD Why is the brunette or girl with black hair always the “evil” and “devious” one? xD

    • Avatar of Rachel Rachel

      Veronica’s not really “evil,” she’s just the more bossy and demanding one. Betty is the sweet one. You’re never too young for Archie–you can still find it at bookstores and grocery store checkouts! :)

      • Avatar of Rachel Rachel

        P.S. Not affiliated, just a longtime fan!

      • Avatar of Amy Amy

        Oh that’s what I kinda meant by “evil”. It’s always the blondes that are sweet haha xD Makes me feel unapproachable with black hair. And thanks for the heads up! I haven’t seen them around, but I’ll try looking around when I go to a bookstore or drugstore! :D

        • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

          Darling, as a dirty Blonde who dyes her hair deepest black and never looks back- nothing wrong with a little Unapproachable ;) Additionally anyone silly enough to be intimidated by hair color is NOT worth your time.

  19. Do you know if the Pro discount will apply to the accessories?

  20. Avatar of hazel Hazel

    Just a big fat NO for me.

  21. Avatar of Carrie Carrie

    For once, I’m actually excited over the packaging! It doesn’t look like it’s just some cheap little sticker. It’s cute, fun, and totally B+V. I’m seeing so many things I want!

  22. Avatar of Dominique Dominique

    Funny and colourful, I thought I would skip but no quite the opposite !

  23. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    I might pick up the Betty blush or one of the Veronica lipsticks, but in general, I´m not overly impressed. This collection doesn´t really do it for me…

  24. Shell Pearl is back! Gonna get this over the one in the Year of the Snake collection (even though I’m a snake) just because I prefer the white packaging, haha.

  25. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Everything I want is from the Veronica collection, which is unsurprising, since she’s always been my favorite! :)

    I want to get the Ronnie Red lipstick, Prom Princess blush, and Petrol Blue eyeliner. Though now that I take another look, the Betty Comic Cute nail polish and Caramel Sundae palette look pretty, too. Aahhh!

  26. Avatar of Virginia Virginia

    Where is the pricing for the mascara? Hmmm…

  27. Emma

    I really don’t like the packaging… I think it’s cheap looking. And except for the blushes nothing really seems that interesting to me… And I don’t think they are undupable. So I’ll leave it!

  28. Avatar of Veronica Verojo

    WOW! Lots to choose from. I’ll be getting a couple of things from the Veronica collection. I like a couple of the colors but mostly because my name is Veronica…lol!

  29. Ana

    I would love the eye shadow palettes and the brush set. I will have to ask if this collection is going to be sold down here.

  30. Perri

    the brush set looks nice~
    but overall this collection doesn’t thrill me.

  31. The collection itself it okay, but I think the packaging is super cute. I’ll pass on the majority of the accessories; the only ones I like are the brushes themselves. I saw swatches of the lipglasses though and definitely want all of the Veronica shades!

  32. Danielle

    I wasn’t sure what to think when I first heard about this collection, but I actually like some of the colors. Not crazy about the packaging though, but I guess it’s fitting for Valentine’s Day.

  33. Okay good new guys I just called the Mac customer service number & they said yes to pro discounts online but I wonder y the managers at the Mac free standing store says no to discounts

  34. Bunny

    Oh no! I think i want most of it.

  35. Sherry

    Does anyone know if the brush sets that come out with collections like this are as sorry as the ones that come out with the holiday collections? I made the mistake of getting one of the brush sets this past year and the quality was nothing at all like the individual MAC brushes that I own. Don’t want to make the same mistake twice but the set is so cute.

    • Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

      I’m pretty sure all the SE brush collections have the same crappy quality. Unfortunately :(

      • Sherry

        Thanks its a shame cause I love the packaging on these but not worth the money if the quality is not there. Thanks for the answer.

  36. Avatar of Valerie Valerie

    THERE’S SO MUCH! I’m not sure what to get!

  37. Avatar of Beckie Beckie

    I want everything! But even what I was planning on getting that I figured was “reasonable” is $176… gahhh I wish Mac wouldn’t keep raising the prices.

  38. Katie

    I love the colors but I HATE the packaging. Good thing you can depot almost everything into a palette!

    • Brynn

      That PAINS me. Haha I know I’ll be waiting and waiting to get my stuff because I LOVE the packaging and the theme.. Then others will scoop stuff up and depot them. Ouch!

      • Jennie

        I know! What would be the point of buying a Limited Edition palette with a beautiful design like this one then? It seems unfair, especially since this will be sold out quickly…

    • Oh I totally agree…. The packaging is disappointing.

  39. Avatar of Lauren crystallinity

    I freaking love that they gave Archie piercings in the promo image. The Rockabilly vibe is great!

  40. Sara

    I definitely want the Betty blush, and maybe the Betty Beauty Powder (although I already have the Foolish Me blush, I picked it up back in Asia. I can’t figure out why it’s been discontinued here). The lipsticks I’ll have to see up close before I decide.

  41. Nhi

    This is my childhood! I’m going to get one of everything in this collection.. and my boyfriend is going to kill me!

  42. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    They were actually putting this together when I visited the counter the other day, and while it looked like a cute series, nothing grabbed me color-wise or wasn’t anything I couldn’t dupe. I did however like the magenta lip pencil they have coming in. Wasn’t sure if I just hadn’t realized they had one or if it’s a new product, but it looks like a perfect liner for Rebel!

  43. It’s always fun to compare prices. Here in northern Europe we pay $26,2 for a regular MAC lipstick. And they still sell well. :)

    • Avatar of Georgina Georgie

      they are $36 in australia and they still sell well too!

      • Kath

        We in Canada pay considerably more than the Americans, and MAC is from here!! These items are probably made in Markham ON about an hour from me. Never fails to make me mad.

      • Aren’t the prices of cosmetics altogther higher in there? Didn’t Illamasqua just campaign for lower prices down under? Any idea if it’s because of logistics or something else? Here in Finland we have a reasonably high tax rate, 24% a.t.m., which explains part of the pricing.

        • Avatar of Georgina Georgie

          yes sadly cosmetics in australia are extremely expensive… and the price rises (particularly for drugstore brands which are always $20+ and brands like revlon charge $40 for their foundation) are absolutely ridiculous! i don’t know why, because our taxes are supposedly less than america. i think it’s just companies exploiting australians not knowing any better as they have always been expensive. so unfair!

        • Avatar of Lauren Lauren Hill

          I’m from Canada, and I have to agree with you. When I go to the states, a “drugstore” foundation could be $10, but back home it would be $20. Luckily I’m in the states when this releases, so I still get a good deal!

  44. Avatar of Abigail abigailOD

    Wow.. I didn’t realize I have more Veronica in me than Betty! Ha. . But wow… so much to choose from!

  45. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    I’d be embarrassed to have these in my stash, the packaging looks so juvenile and makes me think of fake kids “makeup”. Unfortunately I’m really interested in most of the products. Purple eyeshadows, pearlglide liners, pearlmatte powders, purple and green pigments… I could go on and on. It’s all right up my alley. Flatter Me is my must-have product (even if I have to pay $50 on ebay, lol), I mean Shell Pearl with Foolish Me hearts.. it has to be amazing!

  46. Avatar of Michelle MichelleChefNYC

    Cute packaging… I wanted to be Veronica when I was a kid… Any chance that the products will actually be any good this time? I’ve lost hope with MAC.

  47. Avatar of Sylvia Sylvia garza

    I want it!!!!!! the blushes!!!!

  48. Beck

    I was going to skip those pearl mattes now they are calling my name…gahh.
    My list so far might change once swatched
    Prom princess
    Boyfriend stealer
    Ronnie red
    Strawberry malt

    Both pearlmattes

  49. denise

    is the availability only in US or also in Canada? please advise thanks!

  50. Avatar of Jade Jade

    Hey Christine, I see a mascara in the promo pics, but no mention of which mascara it is. Do you know?

  51. VickyM

    My childhood :D ! I´m not from North America but I remember going to the little snack stores as a kid and having my mother buy for me the Archie, Betty and Veronica comics, the animaniacs, Sabrina the teenage witch and Garfield lol, alongside with chips and chocolates or ice cream. I´m sure to buy something even if the quality turns out to be bad (I really hope not…) but even if that happens one blush or one lipstick will be mine. For the sake of the old times lol :P

    Nostalgic, nostalgic… :)

  52. Jaz

    I shall wait until you review the items. I havent really been into mac lately

  53. vanessa

    is it going to be available at nordstroms too

  54. I like the Betty side of the collection more such as the lipsticks, blush, and beauty powder. Then again, I was always team Betty!

  55. Sharon

    Hi Christine I was wondering if all of the nail polishes are a creme finish?

  56. tea-chan

    Oh my god, that kid dressed as Archie looks outrageous! XD Eyebrow piercings, lol!

    I’m not going to pick anything up but I sincerely hope this isn’t going to be as big of a flop as MAC’s recent LE collections have been.

  57. Avatar of Jenna Jenna

    I don’t normally go for their character based collections, but I love Betty & Veronica, so I might pick up some pigments or something.

  58. Pearson

    It says February 7th to April 4th what’s that mean there gonna keep it in stock till then?

  59. Avatar of Megan Megan

    Veronica’s lipsticks are gorgeous… Betty is cute. I hope this has as good of quality as it looks!

  60. Avatar of Erica Erica

    While I grew up reading and loving Archie comic books, this is a fail in my book. Packaging is cheap looking – white plastic, patent leather – ugh! Same ole boring frosty pale colors. Not spending money on nostalgia this time Mac. I guess Reggie took one look at this mess and bailed out. I’m following his lead and passing on this one.

  61. Urzara

    having grown up with archie, betty & veronica, this collection makes me very happy. now if only they’d include a cheryl blossom part to this collection, i’d be in heaven. would love to see the colors they’d come up with for her >_<

  62. Clara

    The color combination of the eyeshadows reminds me of the shop/Cook collection from last year. Very creative to recycle that…

  63. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    For people who are complaining that this packaging looks “cheap” and ” juvenile” -how does this NOT look like the Archie comics? And it SHOULD look juvenile- this collection is supposed to be young and fun. I don’t consider “juvenile” necessarily derogatory. In fact it’s one of the few things that still attracts me to MAC. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but they can still put out seriously cute collections. This collection looks like the Archie comic, to a T. It’s not cheap, it’s appropriately pop and kitschy. I love these Spring collaborations, they do bring out the kid in me that sqee-ed with delight at the Hello Kitty palettes inside the Sanrio store. I’m completely comfortable with that, some collect their lovely meteorites, I have my childish pleasures.

  64. Sandrine

    Christine, do still get press samples from Mac?

    • Yes, I’ve always received them in the past! The reason I always purchase collection is that samples means just a selected few products from the launch, not the entire collection, and the samples tend to arrive around the on-counter date – so it’s already been available online. With how quickly things can sell out, I don’t take my chances on what is/isn’t going to be sent or when it will arrive, so I just purchase everything when it goes up for sale online! The past year, the timing has been a lot better and closer to on-counter launch dates, but the year prior, they often came a week after on-counter!

    • Avatar of Steph Steph

      I was wondering the same thing, because other beauty bloggers have received and reviewed some of the collection.

  65. JQ

    It’s always kind of a relief when I look at a new collection and don’t want anything. I’ll be passing on everything here.

  66. Avatar of Georgina Georgie

    this comes out in australia on the same day that my local dior is having it’s gift with purchase… my poor (kfc funded) wallet hurts…. they’re even in the same store for added, wallet hurting convenience!

  67. Jollie

    I have to admit this is a most leave for me. The only thing that caught my attention was the eyeshadows on the Veronica palette, but I am going to wait until you do the swatches. I have the impression that I may already have some similar colours. The assesorious kind of look too cheap for that kind of money.

  68. Charlotte

    MAC doesn’t seem to be able to make a decent purple eyeshadow so I definitely won’t be buying that gorgeous-looking palette until I’ve seen your review!

  69. Avatar of chris chris

    I am hoping the Betty lipsstick Bright and coordinating gloss are good dupes for Hibiscus (LE) – Summer 2011 I think. I am interested is seeing all three of the Veronica lipsticks and glosses. I am an NC50.

  70. Avatar of Valarie Valarie

    I have been waiting for this collection it will be my first Mac collection I ever purchase, I mostly buy lipstick from Mac but always miss out on the collections. I might have to wait until this is in stores to get swatches they both seem like they might be for more fair skin and less caramel skin. But if nothing else I will at least get the accessories.

  71. Kitt

    So so so sad I can’t prepurchase this…! I’ve gone to both my MAC store and the counter in Nordstrom. I’m afraid I won’t be able to get what I want from it…!

  72. Avatar of Tina Tina

    Is it just me or does Girl Next Door look similar to Viva Glam GaGa?

  73. Danika Landiak

    In the photos, both Betty and Veronica have a mascara, and in the description of shades, there was no mention of a mascara.

  74. Ellie

    I think this collection is cute. It’s fun and very archie!
    I want Betty bright but i have watch me simmer already. They kinda look the same. Also, I want Ronnie red hopefully it’s not dark blue based red like the Russian red or ruby woo. I want it to be cherry bright red. I’ve seen some swatches already but I always rely on Christine’s because my skin tone is much closer to her.

  75. so macys will get the lipsticks the 7th?

  76. Mia

    Does all locations mean department store counters also?

  77. Avatar of Brittany Brittany

    Has anyone else noticed that in the photo veronicas foundation doesn’t match her neck? Whoops!

  78. isabella dendy

    I cannot wait to get this collection in my hands! So cute !!

  79. Rachel Marie

    Right now my list is :
    Betty Bright
    Caramel Sundae Palette
    Pearlmatte – Flatter Me and/or Veronica’s blush depending on what they look like in person
    Prom Princess Blush

    although may change once swatches come out! Honestly I love all the Veronica products, except my coloring is so similar to what they’re going for I own what seems to be dupes for most of the ones I would buy. Can’t justify nearly the same colored lip products, etc. despite the cute packaging wahh. The brush set also is so cute but I have most of those full sized ):

  80. Melanie

    I love the makeup brushes.

  81. ericca

    Right now I am feeling Veronica collection but I do like the lip glosses that betty has

  82. Mietta

    MMm…I’m not sure when Archie comics were around, I may be too young and in the wrong country to realise their significance (if there is any, please enlighten me). This collection for me has no relevance. Archie wasn’t around around when I was younger nor did anyone mention it. I’m from Australia and (correct me if I’m wrong, like I said I may be of a different generation!) this collection is total bollocks to us. Not only that, but even the packaging just resembles the Wonder Woman collection, (which I actually LOVED) so is total laziness on MACs part to come up with something original. The promo pic is cute…but the illustrations on the packaging…ugly. I don’t want to pull out something ‘kiddish’ in the bathroom of a club to reapply my lipstick. However, I AM partial to hearts and I really like how they’ve made everything white. But just the general idea of two women fighting over a man? Wow. I feel so empowered MAC. Give me back Wonder Woman or other powerful female figures to celebrate our awesomeness!

    • Alex

      Archie comics have been around for decades (these particular characters have been around since the 40s, created perhaps a year or two AFTER Wonder Woman) and they’re still being published, I’d say that alone makes it relevant. I understand that you disagree with the collection from a feminist perspective but I’d say there’s a lot more to these comics than just Betty and Veronica fighting over a man, plus there are plenty of (still young, since I’m only 23) people who have a lot of nostalgia about these comics and are plenty excited for the collection.

    • tuna lala

      Hopefully this collection will help enlighten people who have never heard of Archie. If you have to look it up statistically, there are a lot of Archie fans globally (and I’m from Asia) I agree the packaging is not original but the illustrations actually resemble the vintage Betty and Veronica faces (not the ones from 90′s onwards maybe?) so maybe that’s why you think they’re “ugly”. If anything, they’re very nostalgic and un-modern which is a little refreshing for me.

      And why do I need MAC to make me, or any other woman, feel empowered? Just because they use Archie, doesn’t mean they support shallow fighting between women over a man. And the comics are not even just all about that. The plot lines are supposed to be all in good and wholesome humor. :)

  83. Stephanie TP

    Mac has to stop putting the 226 in brush sets and make it a permanent brush instead!

  84. Isabella

    Hey Christine, I called my local mac ,and they said I need to book an appt to purchase the items , now is this something new that mac is doing or just mines?

  85. Hi Christine,

    Is this collection only out in the US or other countries? I really want to purchase the lipstick from the collection I love the Archie packaging! I’m such a Mac person

  86. Melannie

    I think the “pigment” is glitter.

    • Beck

      no they are not glitter. the betty pigments are very frosty pastels. the vero pigments are blackened shimmer infused pigments, not as frosty as bettys.

  87. Yuki

    Christine please say your gonna swatch them.
    People at most mac stores in Hong Kong either cant speak good english or can speak but are very pushy:(
    Lo

  88. Johanna

    Does this mean the Mac stores in NYC will only have this collection on the 31st, meaning the counters in Macy’s will have the collection on February 7th? Because I asked a Mac counter in Macy’s in NYC and they told me February 7th it’ll be released there

  89. Neta

    hey Christine! when you refer to the availability and say that “all other locations February 7, 2013 to April 4, 2013″, do you also mean international locations? do you know if this collection would be out internationally at all?
    thanks in advance!

  90. Sonia

    This collection is so cute, I’m hoping I can snatch up a few products.

  91. Avatar of Chelsea Chelsea

    There’s a ton of stuff I want, I’ve made a huge list, I called my local MAC (not a pro store, where I live all I have is a counter) to see if they’d be doing pre orders, and the girl said “let me take your name and number and my manager will call you, because we don’t know if we’re getting it.” They haven’t gotten back to me, so I guess I’m going to try my luck at ordering online. Can anyone tell me what time of day collections usually appear online?

  92. Lizz

    I am torn between Kiss & Don’t Tell and Oh,Oh,Oh. I have pale skin, so I think Kiss & Don’t Tell would be way to dark, but with Oh,Oh,Oh I’m afriad it will be too dark.

  93. jess

    hi. i just want to know what tine is the release tomorrow (online)?

  94. Brittany

    christine, what time of the day tomorrow does the collection appear on the site?

  95. Sunni

    What time will they launch today? Im stalking the site like a crazy person! =)

  96. maggie

    where is archies girls???? its not on the site yet :(

  97. cynthia

    i am stalking the mac website like crazy and i have yet to see them put up the collection…what is going on =[ does anyone know the time that they usually put em up??

  98. Diana

    I’m going crazy refreshing the site and it’s still not up! :( Anyone know what time it will launch?

  99. Sade

    Ironically the Year of the Snake collection is up today which was suppose premiere online on Thursday….So maybe they switch the date of this collection to Thursday?

  100. Kim

    The collection is up on the PRO SITE now. I have not seen it on the regular site yet.