Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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

While I work on editing photos, testing products, and writing up reviews, here are some photos and swatches in the meantime. Oh — and here’s something that’s funny and GREAT news for you: I received press samples at lunch time, and all the products I ordered yesterday are out for delivery today (but haven’t arrived yet!) — so I have a ton of duplicates, which means we’ll be having a massive Archie’s Girls giveaway with the products I bought. Cheers all around!  (Please hold questions until I’ve had a chance to review.)

P.S. — I am still waiting four nail polishes and a few of the accessories, but otherwise, I think this is 90% of it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Girl Next Door Lipstick

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Oh, Oh, Oh Lipstick

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Flatter Me Pearlmatte

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Flatter Me Pearlmatte

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Cream Soda Blush

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Black Swan Pearlglide Eyeliner

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Lord It Up Pearlglide Eyeliner

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Lucky in Love Pigment

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Cheers My Dear Pigment

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

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MAC Daddy’s Little Girl Lipstick

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MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

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MAC Feelin’ So Good Lipglass

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MAC Mall Madness Lipglass

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MAC Strawberry Malt Lipglass

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MAC Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Prom Princess Blush

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Designer Purple Pearlglide Eyeliner

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Petrol Blue Pearlglide Eyeliner

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Black Poodle Pigment

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83 thoughts on “MAC Archie’s Girls Collection Photos & Swatches (Preview)

  1. Lizz

    I seriously can’t wait for my stuff to arrive! it was shipped today and I am just so excited lol

  2. Thank you! These preview swatches are very helpful!

  3. Monica!

    Its always funny to see the Oh oh oh lipstick, cuz it seems so much like poo, but it is actually very pretty!

  4. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    Thank you so much Christine, I can’t wait to see you try them on you. Betty’s products look amazing neutral palette and coral blush are my favorite. Betty bright lipstick is so pretty.

  5. Stephanie

    Soooooo happy to finally see your swatches of this collection Christine! One question though, are the two photos of Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte supposed to be exactly the same?

    • Avatar of Amy Amy

      I think one picture is of the powder and heart color separate, then the next is both of them blended together.

  6. Avatar of Wenz Wenz

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    I took the risk to wait for your swatches before ordering! I had major doubts about how these would look (esp. since Im a few shades darker). Now I can shop :)

  7. ana

    loving the whole collection !

  8. Mel

    We don’t get this collection ’till probably March. Seeing the swatches doesn’t give me any patience…

  9. Andrea

    Very excited for most of the Veronica stuff!!!

  10. Wow I’m very much in love with this entire collection!

  11. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    Ugh.. These swatches convinced me to buy a lipstick.. But now they’re sold out online.. Poo :(

  12. Avatar of Carolina Carolina

    thanks for posting swatches!!!

  13. Wow.

    I bought one item – the Feelin’ So Good Lipglass – and I’m pretty excited to get it, I have to say! I’m a bit tempted by that Boyfriend Stealer lipstick, but I’ll wait & see if it’s in stock after the review.

  14. Chiara

    This collection doesn’t arrive here untill March. I’ll definetely pick up Flatter me and Daddy’s little girl.

  15. Avatar of Icequeen Icequeen81

    they sure have great things

  16. Avatar of Jenna Jenna

    I had Ronnie Red ready to go, but it sold out right before I made my purchase. :( I bought Ruby Woo instead. Black Poodle is more glittery than I anticipated, but that’s OK. Seeing your swatches, I now wish I had added a couple more things.

  17. Avatar of Lydia Lydia

    Already bought Oh Oh Oh lipstick but want the Betty Bright and Daddy’s Little Girl and a few other things maybe but those lipsticks are sold out :( Will wait for reviews for the others. Great swatches as always Christine!

  18. Tiffany

    oooh i’m curious to try the cream soda blush but i’m not sure how it would look on me :/ could you maybe do a look with it? I have a similar skin tone/hair color as you!

  19. Avatar of Teresa Teresa

    Im afraid the eyeshadows will be a miss like the LE ones from the newest collections :( And also oh oh oh lipstick does not look like the one from mac me over at all!! the new one is much more brown than the one i have which is more plum

    The onlt items I would buy are the two black pigments, it’s not the prettiest collection i’ve seen from MAC (i dont think any will ever be as pretty as fall colour 2011 was!!)

  20. Catherine

    Can’t wait for March: I want either the Flatter Me Pearlmatte or the Cream Soda blush. Never cared for Archie, but I love the packaging.

  21. Great swatches as always! I can’t wait to get Ronnie Red & Betty Bright in the mail! I wish the swatches I looked at yesterday were as good as yours…I definitely would have ordered Daddy’s Little Girl!

  22. Avatar of virginie virginie

    I don’t get it…Why don’t you just return the make up you bought for this collection, if you have the sample press given to you….Why are you wasting your money, I don’t understand…..!!!!

  23. Kira

    I really want to try Ronnie Red, but I’ll be waiting for your review first! Daddy’s Little Girl is on my wish list too!

    • chezzagaga

      id love ronnie red too..its my sons name. :) but im wondering if it is ronnie and not reggie? when i looked on the archies girls site…i saw the name reggie. because the two names are known together im wondering if the lipstick is meant to be reggie, and on here is a misprint. maybe im wrong.

  24. Gloria

    I am obsessed with the pearlmatte and also the black swan eyeliner. Are you doing giveaways for this collection?

  25. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    I can’t wait to get my stuff after seeing these swatches! Especially mall madness.

  26. Avatar of An An

    MAC Betty Bright Lipstick is a pretty coral pink color. ^^

    Boyfriend Stealer doesn’t look as pigmented as the other two lipsticks below it. I think I might like how sheer it is if it is still buildable. I don’t usually wear dark colors like it.

    Thank you for the swatches! ^^

  27. Almas

    Is the pearlmatte blush used as a blush or a highlighter?

  28. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    Aaaaaand I just ordered Veronica’s pigments and am *seriously* considering a LE brush set, which I never ever do. I want Lucky in Love as well but I think that’s potentially more dupeable. Buying MAC since ’98 and those are the first pigments I’ve ever bought.

  29. Jennie

    I wanted to get Daddy’s Little Girl but it had already sold out when I went to purchase it last night. At least I got Boyfriend Stealer though. It looks beautiful!

  30. Azzy

    omg oh oh oh lipstick is awesome, I love it! I got it from make me over collection and been loving it! Ronnie red and Daddy’s Little Girl lipstick looks so pretty! I will look into that and I might get them :p Girl next door looks interesting :)

  31. Avatar of fancie Fancie

    I can’t wait to receive my goodies! I’ve been hauling like crazy with MAC collections lately so I made this one a small haul. I ordered Daddy’s Little Girl, Betty Bright, Mall Madness and Kiss & Don’t Tell. Can’t wait for the reviews!

  32. Avatar of Monica Monica

    I am looking forward to your review of these products. I have all of my items on hold and awaiting your review to see if I actually want to purchase them. Several items appear to be repromos. For instance, the Betty quad..I already have Dreammaker(plus a backup)and Showstopper(have backup), the pink looks like venus and the carmel sundae looks like Modelette. Betty Bright reminds me of Watch me simmer and the coral lipglasses looks like something I have seen before. Like always, you are wonderful.

  33. Kirsten

    Uggh I love and want everything!

    I would love to see the comparisons of Daddy’s Little Girl to Up The Amp, Heroine, Nocturnal Instinct and Strong Woman. That might be the only one I don’t need since I have all the others. :/

    Can’t wait for your reviews. :)

  34. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Based on your swatches only I’m pretty sure I ordered the right products! :D

  35. sarah

    love flatter me! im a sucker for peach!

  36. Stacy

    I know these are your press samples and not the stuff you actually ordered but I was wondering…Were you able to order the Black Swan and Lord it Up Pearlglides? I was so excited b/c those are my favorite liners and I wanted to order a couple in the LE packaging but they are not on the website! I chatted with a rep last night and they said it should be up soon…Just wondering if anyone else had the same issue! Thank you for the swatches!!

    • Hi Stacy!

      I reached out to MAC PR specifically after seeing them go in and out of stock and when the Pearlmattes were in stock, the pencils were out! And then they were gone. I had already bought everything except the two Pearlmattes and the two missing Pearlglides, so I kind of begged MAC to please, please send those to me so I could review everything at once. So in short: the two missing Pearlglides in the LE packaging were press samples. I wasn’t able to nab those two online – but I did see all four in stock at one point (I had the two missing ones in my cart) but then they went MIA again.

      • Stacy

        Thank you so much for your help Christine! I’m glad they were able to send you everything! I will keep checking to see if they go back up. If not, I will just try to grab some at the counter…I guess it really is a serious tech issue since they are going in and out of stock like this! Thank you for the pics and the giveaway also!

        • My guess is there might be a stock issue and they’re not sure exactly when they’ll be in… but maybe Nordstrom et al will have it up when they go up for sale!

      • Nickie

        I was looking like crazy for the Black Swan Pearlglide Eyeliner but never saw it online at all. At least not part of the collection. I assumed it wasn’t released. :(

  37. First of all you are awesome for planning a giveaway with your extras. Not that you don’t do that kind of thing all the time, but I just want to reiterate that it’s really cool of you to do it. Second, I am SO happy looking at your swatches, I feel like I really made the right choices in the items I ordered yesterday. I’m especially excited for the Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte.

  38. Shawna

    Why whenever a makeup brand comes out with a very dark lipstick that looks like it’s going to be amazing, they always cop out and make is super sheer…….I was SO looking forward to Boyfriend Stealer and hoping it would be a nice opaque colour, but now I am just super disappointed with it. At least the eyeliners looks nice.

    • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      I know exactly how you feel. Veronica is a no apologies lipstick kinda girl and if she’s gonna do some boyfriend stealin’ I imagine she would go opaque or go home.

  39. Meri

    I’m going all out, all six lipsticks, both pearlmates, both blush and my biggest treat for myself I ordered the brush set. That is a beautiful collection I love the light approach its classic just like Betty and the white is so clean looking I just love it!

    on a side note I have to say that guy they have to model for the Archie character is very creepy, I think the double pierce hoop earrings were a very bad idea, ruined the whole concept of Archie Comics character :)

  40. Liandra M.

    Hey Christine, Which would you prefer, year of the snake shell pearl or flatter me pearlmatte?? Thanks

  41. Alexandra

    The eyeliners, glosses and pigments look pretty but the blushes and eyeshadows….. I am not at all impressed. They don’t seem at all pigmented.

  42. Allison

    I never realized how much of a “Betty” girl I am. After going over your pics I wish I had order the lipsticks sooner. I got the OH OH OH lipstick, the others were sold out. I also got the Betty eyeshadow quad and the adorable mirror. I will stop by my local MAC store and Macy’s to see if I can get those lipsticks.

  43. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Which Pearlamtte would you recommend for NC20 skin?

  44. Carrie

    Another mixed bag.

    The pigments are pretty – but I’ll never go through enough of them to justify buying them and I already own the Pearlglide liners (love ‘em). I was interested in Spoiled Rich, but not so much now after seeing the swatches. I’ll have to wait for the review, but it looks like they continue to have quality issues in the palettes. Sigh.

  45. Avatar of Michaela michaela

    When I first saw the press release for this collection I wasn’t that excited, but now that I’ve seen the swatches I’m definitely interested! I haven’t really been buying any MAC lately, mostly because by the time I get to the counter they are sold out of whatever I want a buy (not always a bad thing, I’ve saved a TON of money) so I hope that I get lucky this time and pick up something from this collection!

  46. Aryn

    Sooo … iDk if I’m REALLY a “Betty” or they just REALLY fudged up on the “Veronica” shades “/

  47. Amanda

    Wow, want tons from the Betty portion of this collection! LOVE the shadows from it!

  48. Avatar of AS AS1929

    I’m sorry you had to spend so much money only to have it all be duplicated anyway : (

  49. Avatar of Jas Jasmine Wang

    Please say you’re doing a giveaway on this!

  50. Avatar of Rosie Andrea

    I only have my eye on the Oh, Oh, Oh! lipstick…

  51. Ashley

    I was so worried this afternoon, everything on the Canadian website was sold out! They must have restocked because I just ordered Oh Oh Oh lipstick, Strawberry Malt lipglass and the Caramel Sundae palette! This is one happy girl :D

  52. Nickie

    I adore this collection, it’s really cute. I have been anticipating it for sometime and was lucky enough to be online when it was released. I think this was one of my largest purchases. I managed to buy the lipsticks I really wanted like Girl Next Door, Betty Bright, Daddy’s Little Girl & Ronnie Red. I am fighting the urge to buy Cheers My Dear pigment. I really want it but I already bought Lucky in Love & Magic Spells. Too many lovelies…haha.

  53. nancyrenee

    I think I’ll wait for you to review these before I make a purchase!

  54. Avatar of Jade Jade

    It looks very hit and miss, as per usual! Some things look STUNNING, others meh, or downright BAD. I was intriuged by the Betty Blush, Cream Soda, but by looking at the swatch I think it would wash me out!

    You’re a STAR, by the way!! Can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy this website!

  55. Maria Teresa Z. Manalang

    like IT!

  56. Avatar of BooBooNinja BooBooNinja

    Thanks for the sneak peek!

  57. Yellowlantern

    Nothing in this collection really interested me, but now I’m sort of interested in a few of the lipglasses. I wish I could remember what lipglasses feel like on the lips, it’s been six years since the last time I wore a lipglass (and I think that was a lustreglass I wore back then not a lipglass).

  58. Tree

    Hi, I was just wondering would you say that boyfriend stealer or oh oh oh lipsticks could be close dupes for the LE Evil queen Sinister lipstick?

  59. Lisa

    Thanks for all the swatches, i think i’m going for the lipstick ‘Boyfriend stealer’…

  60. Im going to wait for your proper reviews on the Pearlmate and Betty Bright, I kinda want to know if its slightly comparable with Vegas Volt because I don’t want to rush haha =) thanks for this Christineeeee <3

  61. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    Is Oh, Oh, Oh the same as the Fall 2011 release? I missed it the first time around and now I need it.

  62. Savannah

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Mac fan. However, nothing in this collection speaks to me, Betty’s side is much too light for my tastes, and Veronica’s is way too dark for me to comfortably wear. Betty Bright is all I’ll look at, and it will most likely be sold out anyways. I’m going to skip (even though I love the packaging and Archie) and purchase from their permanent line instead. In the early promo info for this collection, it seemed they were releasing blackline pearl glide in this, but it seems they just got the color description wrong and it was black swan instead. This does make me a little sad :(

  63. Mietta

    Wow, for all my bitching about the whole Archie collection holding no real significance for non-Americans, this is a really nice collection! I can see myself buying a lot from it!! ^_^;

  64. Vanessa

    I received my order from MAC yesterday. I was so excited for it to show up, but now that I’ve seen it in person, I think I’ll be returning the majority of it unused. The Betty e/s quad, blush & Summer Sweetheart Lipglass are way too similar to shades I already have to justify the expense.
    I love the Veronica e/s quad colours but at age 32, I feel too old to wear such vibrant colours ;}
    But on the “bright” side, I really like the Betty Bright lipstick :)

  65. I like a lot of the colours but I strongly dislike the packaging, it looks like cheap children’s make up.

  66. antonella

    The only items who really catch me are the pearl glide

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