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. All of these colors look amazing! I am VERY VERY tempted to buy the whole release! All of you ladies came up with incredible and VERY WEARABLE colors! They should employee all of you full time for this. 😉

  2. Anna

    Those lipglasses are amazing! What a great idea MAC!

  3. Ashley Sarah

    This is awesome. The fact MAC is giving you and other bloggers the chance to do this is just amazing. I can only imagine the fun you all had creating your shades and seeing it be made! I’m wicked excited for you guys and for us! haha

  4. Oh my gosh, Jealousy Wakes and All of My Purple Life are gorgeous! If the swatches live up to the promo pictures I might finally buy some MAC.

  5. PoetrysTruth

    Those lipglasses are speaking to me…saying “buy me…buy me”…the eyeshadows are pretty too. Going to put this date in my phone so I can get online and buy them…does the MAC site launch at Midnight of the day products come out? I really need to know these things! LOL!

  6. Jessica

    Congratulations! You deserved this. I am so happy for you.

  7. Julie

    Wow, Christine! This is just fantastic! What an awesome concept. I really wish I lived in the US… I want all of those eyeshadows and a couple of the lipglasses :( Cmon, MAC! Make this international! LOL

  8. Millie

    Wow! This is so wonderful. I feel so proud of you (and Karen too), my two fave beauty bloggers!

  9. Kathy

    What happened to your lipglass??? Will it be coming out some time?

  10. virginiaisforluvrs

    So excited for you! And your pic in Nylon Mag is too cute! Congrats :)

  11. Laurence

    fantastic new….congratulations this is wonderful colors

  12. I am going to be picking up all of them. Bravo to you and all the other girls that got to be part of this amazing opportunity!!

  13. Quinctia

    Darn, don’t see any colorshift shades (at least according to the descriptions), but that’s MY obsession, haha.

  14. Barbi

    parisian skies is so beautiful. must have.

  15. available only in US & Canada? :( the colors are so pretty and wearable!

  16. alice

    would you be reviewing all items? would you be scared of the political altercations you might encounter from reviewing other bloggers items?

    • I am abstaining from reviewing the collection. No matter how strongly I feel I could do so without bias, I recognize that the perception is different. I may swatch it and just post swatches for readers, since it is online only, but I haven’t made a decision for sure on that.

      • Quinctia

        Swatching it would be nice, if it’s not too much trouble, and if there’s anything similar you can compare it too, perhaps?

        Since it’s going to be produced in formulas you’re familiar with, there shouldn’t be a need for review there, and color is subjective aside from that, anyway. There’s probably not a huge need for a review of the products themselves, since you cover MAC pretty extensively, anyway.

        Aside from pictures of the colors, whether someone likes the actual color’s always subjective, anyway.

  17. Alannah

    Ooh, huge congrats, Christine!! That’s so awesome!

  18. Lisa

    Not available in the UK as usual  that SUCKSSSSSS!! 

  19. vanessa

    MAC should definitely do this more often! It show appreciation for the consumer and of course you wonderful bloggers! I haven’t been this excited for a new collection for a while :) I am definitely getting all of the eye shadows and at least 3 or 4 of the glosses, yay!

  20. Wow – that’s awesome! I’m jealous!!! :)

  21. Nazih

    SO excited about this collection! Congratulations Christine for having is amazing opportunity, you deserve it! :)

  22. Elizabeth

    Congratulations Christine! This is really amazing. For the record, I really liked the ideas in your Temptalia April Fools. :) It’s interesting seeing all of the process involved in the behind the scenes. I like the color of yours- Jealousy Wakes and Karen’s Evolution Revolution. Though I’ll be curious to see everything swatched.

  23. Laurence

    Where and when is possible to find it? In Italy?

  24. Crystal S.

    I am excited for all these colors. I am a little curious why they picked two grays and three lipglasses that seemed so close in color….I figured maybe they don’t look that similar in person. Regardless I am looking forward to a collection with no duds in it!

  25. Andrea

    Oh this is soooooo wonderful!!!! What a great opportunity!!

  26. Madelynn

    I don’t buy MAC whatsoever, but if I do buy, I will buy from this collection. I support the outreach this company has done, and if they keep it up I may buy from them in the future.

  27. Veronica

    Congratulations, Christine! I can’t wait to try out “Jealousy Wakes”. It looks amazing!

  28. You came up with a beautiful shade, Christine! I’ll definitely be buying it on the 21st!

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  30. Elysia

    I really want Caqui and sonoron rain

  31. Valene

    This is amazing! Congrats to the wonderful bloggers represented in this collection. Way to go MAC. Of COURSE I’ll be purchasing from this collection. How could I NOT buy Jealousy Wakes? When I would never have started my love affair with MAC if it were not for Christine!

    • Awww! Thank you Valene!

      • Valene

        You’re quite welcome! As someone who has no MAC in her area and has to purchase online, I’ve come to rely on temptalia to guide my purchases. I SO greatly appreciate all your hard work with your true-to-life swatches and fantastic honest reviews. You haven’t steered me wrong yet!

  32. Paulina

    i am so excited for this collection i can hardly stand it!!! :)

  33. I want all the eye shadows.

  34. Jaime

    I’ve decided i have to have those eyeshadows! I really want to see the lipglass swatches… Will these be available for pre-order? If so, when will it be?

  35. Mac is seriously going to take all my money. Christine the color you’ve dreamed up is gorgeous! I can’t wait to buy it.

  36. yvette

    That’s very cool! And fascinating to hear about the color chemistry. Good for you!

  37. congrats Christine 😀 I seriously cannot wait for this to come out :)
    im curious though, why green and why the name? I hope you do a post on it

  38. This is such a cool idea! Congratulations on being picked to take part in this! :)

  39. Rawan

    That is sooo exciting!!
    But.. Shame they are online exclusive
    And only US and Canada?
    Totally not fair!!!

  40. Stephanie

    OMG this looks amazing!!
    And you guys were in Toronto!! Ahaha kinda random thing but last thursday I meet one of the co-founders of MAC!

  41. Maddy

    I honestly can’t wait until these come out. Your shadow is absolutely stunning. The closeups you posted left me breathless! I’m definitely buying your eyeshadow and probably Evolution Revolution. Congrats on this opportunity!

  42. Kim

    I want all of them! Amazing colors and sooo wearable! But it’s a shame they’re not available in Europe :'(

  43. Dana

    WOW! i’ll definitely buy Jealous Wakes and Parisian Skies :-) YOu all did awesome!

  44. Lisa G

    Oh my, this is sooo amazing. I absolutely love every one of the eyeshadows and Kudos to you for choosing emerald green-my ab fab color.
    I’m really loving all the lipglasses, too. This is so exciting! I think MAC will have my undying devotion for doing this.

  45. Alex

    These are so cool! Congrats again on your honor.

    Now to plan my first MAC purchase in at least 6 months… and I was being so good, too!

  46. Lisa

    Congratulations! I’m SOOO excited for you & can’t wait to get your eyeshadow!! Looks like you’ve “made it”!!!

  47. megan

    This is amazing Christine. Congratulations!

  48. I can’t even begin to tell you how insanely jelous I am that you got to do this Christine!

    Not to mention I won’t be able to buy it! I’m in the UK *mumbles*

    Congratulations darlink! What a wonderful experience! xx

  49. ashley seme

    CHRISTINE!! CONGRATS!!! This is so amazing, and quite an accomplishment!!
    When I first read this, I was like “she better not be joking, again!”, but had been anxious to hear about your big announcement that you hinted about a few days ago. Can’t wait to order mine!! :)

  50. Anne

    VALLEY OF THE DOLLS!! Sparkle Neely Sparkle will be MINE!!

  51. Liz

    I love some of these colors, will you be posting swatches?

  52. Janet

    Christine I am so excited for you. I also follow Karen’s blog so I’m doubly excited. I will definitely be buying from this collection. I’ve been loving jeweled toned eyeshadows and yours is right up my alley. I can’t wait!!!! :)

  53. Phina

    Great green! It’s the best color! :) When you made that fake MAC collection joke did you know this would happen? T’was fate!

  54. Claudia

    Congratulations!!!! It was totally generous & obviously thankful to do this for you all!! They obviously do appreciate all the hard work & honesty you all put in your blogs! Recognition unnoticed! Beautiful shadows & lip glasses! Can’t wait for a look using your green shadow :) XX

  55. Clau

    LOved the 4 eyeshadows!!!!! ++++ caqui and sonoran lipglass!!!

  56. studiodummies

    those are all very different, creative colors for sure – I would like to try all of the shadows and the “Evolution Revolution” & “All of My Purple Life” lipglasses – well probably the “Caqui” one too =D

  57. Kuz

    Christine, I am so excited for you! I was so proud to see your gorgeous eyeshadow up there as part of this collection! I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now, and this is the icing on the Temptalia cake for me! :)

  58. BeckyBenett

    Hi Christine,

    How different is Jealousy Wakes from Ego (Peacocky collection)?

  59. Meow

    Why would they select all American beauty bloggers! why is there not one ”single” Canadian included in this. This is OUR company, ”Canada’s own” ( yes I’m aware we were bought out by Estee Lauder in the 90’s but MAC was still founded on Canadian soil), probably the only source of Canadian pride we have and they select all these Yankee B*tches instead. God that really pisses me off!

    • Actually, Lesley Ellen lives in Toronto. She lived a few blocks away from the hotel we stayed at.

    • Emily O.

      Woof, back at you.

      1. Canada had a lot of things that should inspire pride in their citizens, not the least of which is the absolute hospitality and kindness I generally encounter when I am there (present company excluded).

      2. I’m assuming these invites were based on merit? I don’t know if MAC checked passports prior to determining the quality of the submission.

      3. Thank you for giving me a fabulous new return address for my letters- just “Yankee B*tch will do, thanks!” oh and I will use an actual “I”, not an asterisk.

      • Meow

        Ahahah you are very welcome! I was just in a bit of a pissy mood this morning and a tad hungover, which would get me all riled up in anger at the silliest things, I obviously didn’t have my Tim Hortons coffee either.. as a canadian should.

        Though I do always feel like we (canadians) get swept under the rug in sometimes, like we don’t matter in the eyes of other companies even one ”we created”. I know lots of Canadian beauty bloggers that unfortunately will never get the recognition from a big name company like ”MAC” or be invited to press events like Christine ”A.K.A Temptalia”– it sucks. Next time I pass the original MAC store in Toronto I’ll be sure to throw my feces at the door. lol lost my support.

  60. Julie

    When will the blogger shadows be available for purchase? I love them all.

  61. Karla

    Congratulations!!!! From the looks of the eyeshadow, it looks stunning!!! I can’t wait to buy it along with some of the lipglasses!!

  62. Sass

    Can’t wait to see swatches of all. I think I already know what I’m getting though.

  63. Elle

    OMG. I am so excited to hear about this!! CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTINE! Your eyeshadow sounds amazing. I can’t wait to wear it!

  64. Anna

    Congratulations Christine! Not sure if someone asked already but will there be swatches? thx.

  65. Jen

    what an AMAZING idea for a collection. one of the best things MAC has ever done. you must feel so honored. congratulations! (i will be buying!)

  66. gfthvd

    jealousy wakes, all my purplr life and caqui look sooooooooooooooo tempting

  67. Maycon Arêas


    I need parisian, jealousy shadows and purple life lipglass!


  68. I love Hocus Pocus & Evolution revolution!

  69. josie

    does our discount apply in this collection

  70. Luisafer

    YEY!!! when it´ll launch??? 100% sure want yours!!! love green emerald!!! Congrats Christine!!! 😀

  71. Omg Christine! Jealousy Wakes is so cute! Looks like another green will be joining my enormous green collection =) looking forward to doing a review for it on my blog

  72. Elizabeth

    Ack! Parisian Skies, and Evolution Revolution will be mine! Jealousy Wakes is GORGEOUS, but I think it’d be too dark for my skin tone (I’m super, super pale). :(

  73. Jillian

    DEFINATELY buying your eyeshadow! it is the most gorgeous color I have ever seen!

  74. Im so excited about the collection. Im also so happy you got to go. What a awesome experiance.

  75. Will these be limited edition?

  76. Betty

    awesome, Green I love green….congrats wonderful.

  77. CC

    Congratz Christine!
    I definitely want Hocus Pocus and Jealousy awake eye shadows! *drools* maybe even sparkle, neely, sparkle.. but definitely the first two shadows! *eyes sparkle*

  78. Kati

    i dont like that this collection is just available in the us.. :( i loooove hocus pocus ,persian skies and evolution revulotion .. they look so pretty :)

  79. Miss M.

    Companies, please keep doing this whole collaborate-with-bloggers thing. Because the results are muy fantastico.

    Hocus Pocus, Jealousy Wakes, and Nitrolicious blah blah blah are calling my name…

  80. Corliss

    All of my purple life, That’s it for me!

  81. Corliss

    OOOH I’m getting jealousy wakes and all of my purple life.

  82. Shanna

    I had my doubts about this collection when I heard the first rumblings about it a few months ago, but Christine, I have to say, you really nailed it with Jealousy Wakes. Such a gorgeous, sublime shade… being a green eyeshadow junkie, it’s honestly close to what I would come up with if I had the incredible opportunity that you did. Thank you so much for sharing the experience you had creating it–it was a fascinating read. You are so lucky! All of your hard work on this site is really paying off! I cannot wait to get my hands on that eyeshadow. You ROCK!

  83. Sydney

    Christine, I’m probably going to buy three Jealous Wakes eyeshadows because it looks gorgeous! You really nailed this. I might buy another eyeshadow, and I’m kind of eyeing Evolution Revolution lipglass, but we’ll see!

  84. Wendy Monasterio

    What liner would you use with All of my purple life??

  85. Lark

    Yummy!! Jealousy Wakes come to me! And there’s some righteous lip colors here too.

  86. Tina

    I absolutely love your color, Christine! I am usually not a fan of greens but I will be buying this one. I love all your colors compared to the rest of the bloggers!

  87. Rene

    Do you know if there will be a free shipping code? btw Jealousy Wakes is my 1st pick…just an fyi. I LOVE green- Thanks Christine for your creation and all the thought you put into it!

  88. Carla

    This is so cool. Congratulations. I just finished placing my order :)

  89. Laura

    Yeah, I just ordered Jealousy Wakes!! Thanks Christine!!

  90. amanda

    So they released it early but didn’t bother to tell anyone and only 5hrs from the real release time it is sold out that’s bs 2 mac!!!!

  91. Rosemary

    Does anyone know when this sale goes live? Really wanting to purhcase Hocus Pocus…

  92. Jaya

    I would wear it along with mac’s Lime and Paparazz-she in an amazing, dramatic, and totally confident look, and turn heads doing it :)

  93. Amie

    SO it is now almost 11:00 am on the 21st in California, and after refreshing my mac page every hour all night I am dying to know WHEN the collection is going to become available to us west coasters! All of the bloggers collection is still “coming soon”. Whats the deal? When can I get my jealousy wakes so that my body can rest? In love with the shade, absolutely my favorite, congratulations!!! Can’t wait to get it!

  94. Kiwi

    Please tell me these will be available in the Uk?!
    They’re all so beautiful!

  95. Rhiannon

    11:30 and already sold out :-( FML

  96. Meghan

    Hey Christine! I just found out this collection was out… haha! I’ve been so out of the loop lately. Anyways, I love love love the shadow you designed, and of course all of the other ones, too! Are they restocking your shadow since it’s sold out, or did I miss my chance? Thanks!(:

  97. georgina

    It is back @

  98. TheCandyfloss1

    Hey, I think it’s back again, at least eye color!