Monday, May 30th, 2011

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection

No one<3’s M∙A∙C more than a beauty blogger. To thank them for their passionate devotion & always honest feedback, we invited nine of our favourites to our lab in Toronto to custom-create their own Eye Shadow or Lipglass. Exclusively online, just like the makeup-mad minds that created them.

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

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

availability: June 21st, 2011; online only, U.S. and Canada

You can read all about Jealousy Wakes and my experience here!

See more photos!

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321 thoughts on “MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection

  1. Carrie

    That’s awesome! I want Hocus Pocus and Parisian Skies.

    Might have to see real swatches of the lip glass, though Nitro:Licious 2046 is tempting!

  2. Anna

    AHHHHHHH! I cannot wait! I was anticipating this! Was it surreal for you to find out about this oppurtunity?

  3. sam

    about time they did this :)

  4. OMG CHRISTINE!! This is wonderful news!!

  5. Kenneth S.

    NO WAY?! That’s awesome!

    Love nitro:licious 2046 , all of my purple life, jealousy wakes and parisian skies!

  6. Zoe

    This is really exciting! I love all of the colors you guys put together!

  7. Katt

    … for reals?!?!?!?! I had to check the calendar, it reminded me too much about last year’s april fool’s joke! How awesome – congrats on your very own eyeshadow!

  8. Cleopatra Myles

    This really makes me smile and feel really happy.
    What an amazing thing!

  9. OMG Chrsitine! These are wonderful news!!

  10. Julie


  11. Sarah

    Awesome, Christine!! What an opportunity! I’m skipping the mineralized stuff, so this is an amazing substitution! :)

  12. Carissa

    Wow, congratulations Christine! What an honor.

  13. pearson G.

    when will this be available?!?!?!

  14. Jeanie

    This is so so sooooo amazing! Congrats girl!

  15. Jenni

    omg.. this is just like the april fools joke last year!!! CONGRATS!!! this is SO exciting!

  16. Jenelle

    This is wonderful news! Will be picking up all the eyeshadows to support this genius idea!

    Could you make anything you wanted?

    • Any eyeshadow/lipglass – of course, it is based on your submission, but we had free reign on our submissions. The only constraints were that it had to be an eyeshadow or lipglass, but you could choose your finish, describe your color, etc.

  17. M

    Oh man, is this only available ONLINE??? :( I assume it won’t be made available internationally. Oh BOO, I want your eyeshadow SO BAD!!

    • Whether it was going to be available internationally was one of the FIRST questions I asked, but unfortunately, it is just U.S./Canada :(

      • Saira

        Oh no, only USA and Canada! Wish we could buy it online here in the UK! Congratulations Christine – amazing news. I love the eyeshadow you have created :o) .

  18. Belinda

    That is soooooo coool! Congrats, Christine! Your eyeshadow is gorgeous!

  19. Katherine

    You deserve this so much! I always look at your reviews before buying MAC

  20. Rosie

    Wow! That is so freakin’ amazing! Congratulations Christine! This is just awesome! I’m so excited for you, Karen and the other bloggers!

  21. Jenni

    I’m assuming you will have swatches etc when it becomes available, yes? I can’t wait!

  22. Myles

    Congratulations Christine! OMG I love the Jealousy Wakes what a fabulous name!!! Did you pick the name yourself?…I’m such a sucker for green..but that is wonderful…DEfinitely going to get! I also like the Parisian Skies. I have a hard time wearing brown and bronzes, I’m such a sucker for COLOR! I really the Nitro-licious but not sure if it will work with the Jealousy Wakes you know…you don’t want INTENSE COLOR ALL OVER, Love the All of My Purple Life. When will you be doing a “look” in advance? I think that Big Bounce in “Weath” will go well with Jealousy Wakes as a base and a little accent. I can’t wait for this to come out! Geez! I need to win the lotto! Nordies will be doing the Philosophy 32 oz once a year promotion and MAC will also be releasing all those wonderful new mineral colors around the same time…But Jealousy Wakes is at the top of my list! GREAT JOB!

    • Yep! The name and description are all my own doings! :)

      I definitely will be — I wanted to wait until I have the real deal absolutely final shade in my hands (which is supposed to be mid-June – still before it launches!). I plan to do a bolder look and subtler one, too :)

  23. Congrats Christine! Your shadow looks gorgeous will definitely be purchasing. Everything else looks great as well.

  24. Natasha

    Omg!!! Christine how exciting!! So lucky! I would love to make my own color. How long did it take for you to come up with the color? Is there a certain reason you decided to go with green? I love all the color.

  25. Hanne

    O! M! G!

  26. omg I want your shadow and the pink lipglass lol

    This’ll be bad. I start at Macy’s beauty counter tomorrow… right next to the MAC counter :/

  27. maggie


  28. Lizzi

    Whoa! I’m getting your color and Parisian Skies for sure!! And the Caqui lipglass looks great too, but I’ll wait on swatches before I start craving those. Congrats!!

  29. Krista

    Christine! Your shade is a lovely green and one I would actually where since I have a strange aversion to green. The gold in your shadow really sells it to me. Do you know off hand if Parisian Skies is a matte finish? I have a lust for matted gray-blues. Keep up the creativity! <3

    • To be honest, I don’t know if it is! It looks like it’s definitely more of a satin or matte finish. I will try to get finish info tomorrow (nobody’s working today, lol!).

      Thank you!

  30. Krista

    What an awesome opportunity, I’m so happy for you! Will definitely be buying Jealousy Wakes, it looks gorgeous! The Evolution Revolution gloss sounds like it’ll be pretty, too. :)

  31. Laura

    so exciting! it’s refreshing to see a big company acknowledging the people that spread the word for them.

  32. Anna

    Will you be doing a review for this collection, lol?

  33. Neshie

    Oh wow! I’ll be picking up as much of this collection as I can get my hands on.. I’m sooooooooo jealous of you right now!

  34. Liz

    I just had to comment to say CONGRTS – it’s probably many beauty bloggers dream to create a makeup item! And to say thanks for giving us something personal to look forward to in June. Fun! xoLiz

  35. Parisian Skies and All Of My Purple Life are must haves for me.

  36. Congrats! This is amazing, I’m really happy for you! Green is my favorite color, so I will definitely be getting this! :)

  37. Congratulatiions, Christine! The colour you designed is absolutely lovely, as are most of the eyeshadows, and I cannot wait to order them for myself. I shy away from bright colours but your Jealousy Wakes looks like the perfect green! I hope you had a lot of fun doing this!

  38. Gina

    I’m so excited that your eyeshadow and Karen’s lipglass pair well, since you two are my favorite bloggers!

  39. omg, that is so cool! I love Jealousy Wakes, Evolution Revolution and All of my Purple Life!

  40. Simply S

    Congrats ! Love to see all your efforts come to life.

  41. Yvee G

    i HAVE to get Jealousy wakes and Hocus Pocus!! they needa make yours permanent i have never seen a more perfect shade of green shadow :)

  42. I’m so loving this! Congrats to you awesome girls! Hope I can get my hands on these babies :)

  43. Addison

    At first I didn’t believe this, because of your April Fools joke last year, lol. But then I went on Karen’s website (makeupandbeautyblog) and I saw that she posted about this too and I was like, “YES! This is for real!” I am so excited for this! Congrats Christine this is so exciting! I am for sure going to be buying a few pieces from this collection! =D

  44. Jennifer


  45. nessa

    WOW!!!:)) and a while back i remembered you tricked us on April fools telling us that MAC had created a collection for temptalia and here you are right now.. just amazing!!

  46. nessa

    it is just sad that it’s an online thing only..:/ i wish they had it worldwide..

  47. Traci

    Oh my fricken god Christine are you kidding me?!!!? You got to design a Mac eyeshadow!! That’s sooo coooll!! I’m so happy for you!

  48. liz

    i don’t really like mac that much but i adore so many of these bloggers i may invest in this collection

  49. Mo

    This is way too cool!

  50. Mo

    A Matte2 shadow would’ve been really cool too. You ladies did a great job!

  51. perri


  52. NessaMBaby

    Will you be doing swatches of these other products on here as well? Xoxo

  53. VJNS

    Love that you insisted on the buttery texture with the iridescence of teal. Good call!!

  54. Gretchen

    Even if you don’t review the products, at least PLEASE post photos and swatches! This blog is what ultimately helps me decide what to purchase from any MAC collection.

  55. THANK YOU Christine for taking the attitude of “go big or go home” and giving us color, a veluxe pearl finish (LOVE) and understanding the opportunity. You had a chance to strike out from the pedestrian neutrals and really create a unique twist. I wish the other bloggers went that way as well, but Temptalia is the standard barer. Well Done!

    • I knew I HAD to represent! I wanted to do something that people would be proud of, not just something I liked, and I hope I accomplished that!

      Thank you, Kristanna!

  56. Mymy


    First af all, Thank you Christine for your website.
    Thank you for all this information you share and which help all of us.
    (This is my first comment)
    Wow! That is great!
    I hope I’ll be able to purchase the items I’m interested in from France :-/

    I think I’ll take for sure : “Jealousy wakes” eyeshadow Green is my favorite colour; thanks Christine), and “Nitro Licious” lipglass (love this deep red colour)

  57. Aubree

    O_O @ that purple lipgloss.

  58. Leila

    Parisian skies, evolution revolution, jealousy wakes!

  59. Leila l

    Parisian Skies and Evolution Revolution!!!

  60. I think I want alsmost everything……It will be really hard to choose.

  61. Wow!!! That’s so, so awesome, Christine. A dream come true! I’m so glad you got this opportunity, you totally earned it. Your reviews are so thorough and you keep coming out with amazing new features.

    Congratulations on your eyeshadow, it was cool to see how involved you were in the creative process — they didn’t just slap your name on some random shade :)

    • Definitely not something I could do – I am so picky and VERY VERY concerned about maintaining my reputation, I have to be involved! I was impressed how the chemists and VP (Nicole) remembered little tidbits I had mentioned about this and that–like how I LOVED the texture of Freshwater eyeshadow and held it up as a stellar example of the veluxe pearl finish or how they knew I was concerned about going too close to blue/teal. A part of me felt bad, because I felt like I was being too picky, but then the other part was going, “You only get one shot–make it count!”

  62. Puffnstuff

    Congratulations!!! Thats so awesome!!!! LOL i totally thought of that aprils fools from last yr too

  63. Isobel

    Wendy’s, Patrice’s and Aileen’s lipglasses look cool, but yours is the only eyeshadow I want Christine!

  64. Gabby

    Christine I’m sooo happy and I can’t wait to check out the collection :)
    I believe it was soo exciting to be there :) Happy for that you all made these amazing colours! :)

  65. Edelmc

    Congrats. Although since it’s online only and mac don’t ship to Ireland I will have to look to evilbay! I hope this does really well and that they do it again with pigments!

  66. oh … I’m upset that it’s only in the US and Canada. :(

  67. marta

    congratulations!!! :o) i’ll have it shipped to a friend in the US and then she will send it to me in italy!!! can’t wait for it to be released!!

  68. Azaza

    Oh those look so pretty. I already want two lipglasses ^__^

  69. Cindy

    Wow, great ! Especially the e/s you created, i love it ! I’m from the Netherlands, but i know someone in the US, who’s buying some make up for me sometimes, and ship it to me. So i will ask her to order this one. Can’t resist it :-)

  70. Annalisa ♥

    Beautiful shades! Too bad I can’t see this collection ’cause I live in Italy :(

  71. JessicaM

    OMG IM SO PROUD OF YOU! Remember the prank you pulled last april fool’s? Well, you’re getting there! Congrats!

  72. Congrats, Christine!
    Such an awesome opportunity! :)

    It makes me quite sad that the collection will only be available in the US and Canada though :(
    Great that MAC wants to thank beauty bloggers, but they’ve forgotten about their beauty blog loving costumers 😉

    • I almost said no because of it, but it was my hope that either it does so well that they think about offering it internationally or some other miracle happens!

  73. Beth

    Gorgeous! Just when I convinced myself that I had enough make-up!!! I just luv your e/s!!!

  74. Sarah

    Parisian Skies, Jealousy Wakes, All of My Purple Life and Nitro:Licious 2046 look awesome! However, “Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle!” and “Evolution Revolution”, BORING. No offence but seriously if you could make your own shade, do something fun not something everyone’s already done.

    • Julie

      I think you should go read what inspired them to make these shades. :) Karen’s story is really quite touching and it makes me want the lipglass even more!

      • Emily O.

        I was moved as well. It’s perfectly ok to create a product that you believe is truly representative of your experience, whether it is “out there” or not. A well- crafted product is always appreciated, particularly from someone who has tested enough to have a honed sense of what “works”. The color may seem “boring” to some because it’s in a popular color family that is very wearable. I don’t see this as detracting from its worthiness.

    • Gina

      Just because Evolution Revolution is wearable, doesn’t mean it’s boring. And I agree with Julie, Karen’s story behind the color is very touching. It’s a lovely color, with some unexpected multi-colored microshimmer. It’s far from dull.

  75. This is an amazing concept! Makes me happy. 8D

  76. I think I’ll save to buy the entire collection. There are some shades I don’t think I’ll reach for often, but it’s for the sake of supporting beauty bloggers! Yours and Karen’s are top on my list though!

  77. parisvioleta

    OMG Congratulations

  78. Rosie

    Congrats on getting your own shade! Since its not going to be available internationally, is there a dupe for parisian skies?

  79. Cherie

    Ahhhh congrats!!!!

  80. Jill

    This is so awesome! I love the look of Jealousy Wakes and also Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle…and maybe the two of them together! What a great opportunity.

  81. Gala

    I always wonder – are any of you guys are friends (for example, you and Karen) outside the blogsphere?

    • Some of my really good friends are beauty bloggers, like Muse (Musings of a Muse) and Elessa (Pursebuzz)!

      • Gala

        Love those girls! I want to congratulate you on the lovely product you’ve created, didn’t expect anything less than perfect from you. That’s why you’re my favorite blogger, love your intelligent inputs!

  82. Sandrine

    I’ve been waiting for this color story for weeks now. Congratulations, Christine! I just feel bad that I won’t have access to these products.:( I think Mac should’ve made this available for everyone because the blogs have readers worldwide, not just in US and Canada.

    I hope you get a chance to review them or at least post some swatches. I’d still love to see some swatches even if I’m not sure if I can get any of the products.

  83. ann

    I could have never kept a secret like this, I would blurt it out from excitement.
    So sad it’s not available internationally !

  84. ongratulations to Mac’s brilliant idea. Congratulations Christine for your work. I’m happy with the recognition that you have.


    kisses from

    Florianópolis Brasil


  85. Rachael

    The color is beautiful… I just dont think that it will look good on my skin tone. That makes me sad… b/c I would love to own a shadow from one of my favorite guru’s. But Congrats anyway. This is an amazing accomplishment and looked like lots of fun.

  86. There is NOTHING cooler than this! How could that have NOT have picked you? Congratulations!

  87. katie

    Does MAC let you pre-order before June 21st? June 21st I’m moving to Florida, nooooooo!

  88. Laura

    Leave it to you, Christine to get me excited about a MAC collection again!

    SSOOOOOOO proud of you!!!!

  89. jess

    how amazing! How luck u gals r! It makes me proud of mac that they would do that! Recognize the people! This is is cool! Good for u guys! Definitely an incredible milestone for a blogger!

  90. Wow! Congratulations to you!! This must be so exciting!

    It looks like I will be buying ALL of the shadows, and at least 2 of the lipglasses!

    June 21st is now marked on my calendar, but I know I’ll be checking the site for the entire week prior to the release date!

  91. Anushka

    Congratulations to the bloggers. I like the look of Evolution Revolution but am getting increasingly annoyed that the MAC products made in Canada (like the lipglasses) cost more to buy in Canada. I’d rather buy Canadian products but not when I’m getting ripped off!

    • I completely agree with you about the pricing. When our dollar was so low, I could understand, but we’ve been at, near, or above par for the past couple of years. It’s time for all companies, especially Canadian ones, to adjust product pricing. Maybe if the prices were more inline with the U.S., paying our 13% HST would be easier to swallow.

      • Steph

        MAC isn’t Canadian anymore. Estee Lauder is not Canadian and sadly tax is 15% in Quebec.

        • I realize that MAC is owned by EL. However, when many of the products are made in Canada, by Canadians, we shouldn’t have such a huge price differential. :-( Since many of the products are made domestically, duties to import them should not be factoring in to the equation either. I don’t know what type of duty would be paid on raw material..

          I didn’t realize Quebec was 15%! Man, I thought your taxes were around 13.5%. I remember when Nova Scotia was 18%. It was hard living there at the time.

          At least in QC, you do have cheaper beer. I make a run to Costco in Gatineau once a month, and pay about 35% less than I would in Ontario.

          Ah well, back to the makeup!!

    • fiaspice

      I have the same issue, I tri to get permanent product in the USA (whent I go) since there a huge price gap. That’s sad.

  92. I am sad that we wont get this in the UK :( It seems silly with it being a bloggers collection and bloggers reach a worldwide audience… I am extra sad because green is my favourite colour and I would have snapped up Jealousy Wakes :(

  93. WOW… Congrats, that’s soooo awesome.

  94. Ellie

    These COLORS! OMG Each one is so unique. Even so, all the more wearable as well. Christine, you really must at least swatch and let the world see. The colors will speak for themselves. Congratulations, and job well done. Yea!

  95. ms.mad

    Love everything, especially your eyeshadow. Will we be able to use our PPID discount? Thanks

  96. Polly


    I think you guys blogger should be hired permanently to create such beautiful shades from now on!

    Who else knows what we want better than you!

    Congratulation, Christine! Your shade is definitely you! Such beauty!

  97. lustrebonbon

    You crazy girls did such an amazing job. And to think 2 april fool’s ago you joked about this!!! so proud of you.