Friday, March 9th, 2012

MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012

M•A•C fans are to vote for their favorite shades starting March 12 on Facebook. 18 popular lipsticks, lipglasses and eye shadows have been selected from past collections; the three shades with the most votes from each category will come back as an online exclusive, limited edition collection. Voting opens to all Facebook fans March 12 -30. The collection will be available online in North America in August and internationally Fall 2012.


  • 3N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
  • Candy Yum Yum as seen in Quite Cute (April 2011)
  • Eden Rocks as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
  • Moxie as seen in Retro Matte Lipsticks (September 1999)
  • Rocker as seen in Time Rocker (Fall 1999)
  • Shitaki as seen in Cuisine (March 2001)


  • 2N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
  • Bait as seen in Lure (June 2006)
  • Cult of Cherry as seen in Cult of Cherry (September 2008)
  • Emancipation as seen in Wonder Woman (February 2011)
  • Flash of Flesh as seen in M•A•C D’Bohemia (May 2005)
  • Icescape as seen in Love Lace (December 2009)

Eye Shadow

  • Cool Heat as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008
  • Guacamole as seen in Salsabelle (May 2005)
  • Heavenly Bliss as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
  • Jeté as seen in Danse (January 2006)
  • Moth Brown as seen in Madame B. (March 2005)
  • Solar White as seen in Cool Heat (June 2008)

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149 thoughts on “MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012

  1. Beatriz

    Uhh so cool!

  2. this is the coolest idea! very nice! to give the fans a chance to vote for the shades is awesome. I love that it will be available internationally! YEY.

  3. Laura

    Was so hoping for Neutral Pink e/s :(

  4. fabiola

    Do you know if it is going to be at mac’s stores and counters. Thank you Christine.

  5. artemis


  6. Coco72

    Ohhh, Mothbrown will be MINE!

  7. Jessica M.

    I wish a blogger would do a post with the swatches of the candidates for this collection.

  8. Tommy

    Oh wow this is fab!! Will this be the uk too??
    NEED Moxie, Candy yum yum, moth brown, probably more :) x

  9. Giovanna

    And what about those countries which have no online shop, such as Italy? Really can’t understand these choiches by MAC… It upsets me quite a lot :(

  10. Tommy

    Omg and rocker!! <3 looks gorg!!

  11. This is so exciting! What a great idea, they should do more of these!

  12. Yumi

    …no blushes or MSFs!!! sadness.

    • Keen Janine

      I agree. MSFs should have been included. I would have loved to see Metal Rock MSF since I missed it the first time.

  13. nikki

    ohh my goodness!! YOU ALL BETTER VOTE FOR CANDY YUM YUM!! lol…i dont care…as soon as the collection launches..and if candy yum yum is voted back in for going to be waiting like a little giddy school girl and buy like 3 of them. i looked candy yum yum up on ebay to see if its available to person wanted $120 dollars for it..insane….ahhh august cant come soon enough!!!! :o(!(!lol

  14. Christal

    I really wish they would have extended this to pigments. I would love to see some of the old pigments come back, esp Coco.

  15. TiffanyTerese

    I love this idea! I just wish they were gonna bring back more than three shades. Some of these collections were released just before I really entered the world of makeup and so it would be nice to get my hands on a few more than just three!

  16. some of these are so old I can’t even find google images for them! Before mac collecting and beauty blogging went big time I guess. Good that there’s been some consumer input, though I guess there was a limited number to choose from? Because of the entire back catalogue of Mac this is not what I would have chosen haha.

  17. J

    Is it wrong I’m a little sad they’re not doing this with some of the LE blushes? I’m missing Fafi!

  18. Michelle

    hi christine, do you think it’s possible for you to put swatches up of the items you do have on this list ahead of time?

  19. Sass

    MAC should also bring back popular blushes as well. Boo!

  20. This a great idea and MAC should do once a year.

    Candy Yum Yum will sell out.

  21. Amandale

    CandyYumYum better make it! Wanted to get that so bad and had an epic fail -.-

  22. Brenda

    AHHH!! MOth Brown and Solar WHite!!! I have been looking for those since I missed the originals!!! And Eden Rocks! (I’m so excited I can’t even type right LOL)

  23. Saira

    Wow, this is so exciting! It’s so good to get the opportunity to vote for favourite shades from the past! It’s always a shame when there is a shade that you really love and want to buy again but it’s limited edition. One of my favourite shades was MAC Aquavert – would love you get that one again.

  24. This is such a cool idea, I’m super excited 😀

  25. I’m super excited about this collection! I’m going to vote for Moth Brown, and I’m not sure what else yet.

    I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the shades, so I had to google for swatches. I thought other people might be in the same position, so I made a list of links to the best quality swatches of all the different shades (many links to temptalia!). Here’s a link to the roundup:

    Hope it’s okay to post this; I hope it will be helpful to people, and of course just don’t approve the comment if it’s not okay to post the link!

  26. Why is it ALWAYS Facebook?! Grrrrr…I can’t even vote :(

    • t_zwiggy

      ITA! Seems like Facebook is taking over the world and it’s really starting to piss me off!

  27. Bre

    So excited, Christine is this some of the shades in each category or is it the actual collection?

  28. Cindy

    Such a shame that there are no msf’s and blushes…

    I might pick up a few eyeshadows, but that’s it.

  29. Maggie

    Hopefully they’ll have a really big inventory on this collection – it would kind of defeat the purpose if it all sold out in 5 minutes 😛

  30. virginiaisforluvrs

    When I heard about this collection, I was really hoping that we could give suggestions. I really want Fresh Salmon to come back :)

  31. Pamela M

    I’ve been waiting for a concept like this….I wish nude rose was on the lipstick list.

  32. Vanilla

    awww no nail polish? I’d want bad fairy :( And I like Playtime from the Quite Cute collection. Will look up the rest of the options and see if anything interests me!

  33. Eashanna

    no smoke and diamonds?? :(

  34. Pamela

    Brilliant idea but some of their options are questionable. Cool Heat?!? It took me two years to get rid of that in a swap and I never see it on any wish lists on MUA (usually a good barometer for gauging an item’s popularity). How about Aegean, Parrot, Scarab or Atlas eye shadows? Huetopia, Santiago, Luv N Lust lipsticks?

  35. Heather

    AWSOME idea…. to bad none of my old faves made the list though….

  36. Lee

    Where’s Queens Sin, dang it? I’ve waited years to get it. Argh, it’s noever gonna come out again.

  37. Dawn Marecki

    I was so excited in hoping there would be lip liners on this list. The WALNUT lip liner is my all-time favorite and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Hopefully, MAC will expand this…

  38. Amy

    really want the Tartan Tale collection again!! :(

    • sarah

      every CCO i have been to (around 5 up and down the east coast) has tons of tartan tale items!!

  39. Hayley

    These are popular shades? The only thing I see here is Candy Yum Yum and Guacamole. Why not bring back actually popular shades like Lollipop Loving or like, Burnt Burgundy or one of those LE MSFs that everyone flips shit over? Diiiiiiisappointing.

  40. Michelle

    interesting…this should be fun. although, i’ve only been into make-up within the last couple of years so it will mean that i will have to do some research into the older products to see which one i will vote for. :)

  41. mary woodward

    Oh Em Gee!!! This has made my week. I think I’ll need a couple showers if I can actually get my hands on 3N!

  42. td

    Moxie would get my vote. CYY came out last year, i’m sure it would be re promoted.

  43. Anna

    My picks are:

    Lipsticks: 3N, Moxie and Candy Yum Yum
    Lipglass: 2N, Cult of cherry and Emancipation
    Eyeshadows: Guacamole, Moth Brown and Heavenly Bliss

  44. Stephanie t-p

    I wish little vi would come back :'(

  45. Adrian

    No Kanga Rouge? :( It’s the ULTIMATE RED from MAC in my opinion. SUPER EXCITED to see Candy Yum Yum on the list XD

  46. Ivy

    Many of the colors are so similar that I get a feeling that MAC already knows what it wants to do. Great concept, bogus selection.

  47. Naomi

    I wish they’d have cheek products as well. I would want Ripe Peach to return :(

  48. Jennifer

    Lollipop Loving and Hibiscus please

  49. HeatherSA

    Flash of Flesh is my favorite lipglass. I have been using mine sparingly for years so I’m really hoping that gets voted in. I would love another one!!! 😀

  50. Holly

    Thank you MAC!!!!

  51. Kayvid

    Where is the Maroon pigment and Marisheeno lipstick? Stupid useless collection!

  52. Miss J

    CANDY YUM YUM! Ya’ll better be voting for this beautiful baby! 😀

  53. dee

    I would love for the older shades to come back. If Icescape wins I’ll be irrated. It’s been released more than once.

  54. Cherie

    Such a great idea!!! I love it. Very customer focused.

    However, I’m sad they are missing two of my favs that I ran out of – Style Snob eyeshadow and Gingeroot lipliner.

  55. Kimmie T

    I LOVE IT! Now only if they could make the list even bigger!!

  56. Team Candy Yum Yum! Team Moth Brown!!

  57. Jolene

    MOXIE!!!! YAY!

  58. Leslie

    I am so glad that Icescape is back!

  59. NeenaJ

    I can’t take this seriously. There are so many more discontinued MAC shades that have major cult status as opposed to these. Including recent colors (2011) is kind of crazy. They can simply re-release them in one of their 542 collections this year.

  60. pLebiitah

    I was hoping “Ever Hip” would be back..

  61. Shayna

    omg I have been regretting so much not getting Candy Yum Yum. If I could get it that’d be amazing.

  62. nicole

    wow fall collection info already ?? lol what about the summer collection … or is this summer going to be the ditto collection ?? Doesn’t seem very summery if it is

  63. WHY didnt they add Ever Hip?!?! As fast as that one sold out I’m sure that was more popular than the others :(

  64. Jessica

    There really aren’t any colors here I would vote for, possibly moth brown. I was really hoping for Palatial lustreglass. I guess I will stick to the perm collection for now.

  65. jane knox

    guac is back? hells yeah!

  66. Diana

    Candy Yum Yum!!!!!!!!!!

  67. t_zwiggy

    I think it’s a great idea of MAC to bring back old and popular products. Unfortunately I’m not really interested in any of these. I really wish they had included blushes and MSFs as well.

  68. Natalie

    I want to see Moxie & Cool Heat come back so badly. I don’t really care about any of the others, I either have them or skipped them intentionally. I wish they were doing blushes, I want Ripe Peach and Marine Life!

  69. Summer

    I will die of shock if Candy Yum Yum doesn’t win by a landslide!

    I think they made a big mistake not bringing back Smoke and Diamonds. This is just like when they re-released Azaelea Blossom when they could have done Ripe Peach.

  70. MAChostage

    I really, really wonder how they came to choose these products as the ones from which to include in the vote. This great idea had the potential to be the most awesome offering ever. Big fail, IMO.

  71. Lizzi

    Only gonna want Candy Yum Yum…

  72. Lydia

    This is so awesome. I will definitely be voting for candy yum yum. The rest of you all better vote for it also. Lol

  73. Steph

    Awesome idea for a collection, but I feel like the choices are a bit random, certainly I could think of some more sought-after shades that aren’t on their shortlist… Hopefully there will be some swatches or something to choose from when voting (though more likely it will be the same computer-generated colour samples that they use on their website, which can be misleading).

  74. Lauren

    Cool Heat was the first MAC product I ever purchased! Such a beautiful shade, I’m glad it’s coming back.

  75. Amanda

    OMG if Jete doesn’t win :( I’ll be so sad. Impossible to find. On Ebay once it was listed at 79 USD, not good for my wallet and I didn’t even give into that!

    I pray Jeté comes baaaack!!!

  77. Karen

    I’ve been waiting for this day! 3N lipstick…make it happen!!

  78. Mel

    Candy Yum Yum is a must own I hope it gets voted in because I totally missed out. Also I think it would be pretty cool to own Moxie and Rocker two shades that are almost older than me lol. I hope all three get voted in, I can never have too many mattes.

  79. Veronica

    This is a pretty cool idea. I would be all over Candy Yum-Yum and Rocker!

  80. Jenn

    I’m sorry but none of these(minus maybe candy yum yum and one of the shadows) seem very exciting. Am I missing something? Why were they so popular? I guess I should be glad to save some money. 😛

  81. Heather

    ….. aren’t shitake and eden rocks lipsticks permanent???

  82. riah

    I bought Rocker a long time ago and have such a small amount of it left in the bottom of it’s tube. I love this color and will not Back to Mac the container until I can buy that color again. The color is this gorgeous deepened blood red matte lipstick with tiny glitter flecks that just amp up the deep tone without appearing shimmery. I have tried to dupe this color for years with MAC products and pigments and I have only come close by deepening Runway Red (LE) with burgundy liner and a thin layer of spring bean lustreglass over it. This combo took a while to figure out, thanks to James at MAC San Diego, and while I love it I want this look in one tube where I found it. I will be asking for the votes so I can have this awesome color again!!

  83. divinem (Melissa)

    FALL?! Come ON! Not even going to look! Winter hasn’t even passed yet!

  84. Lerae

    OMG 3N !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope this makes it to the top three~
    totally gonna stock up if it does!
    Oh please oh!

  85. dzhenie o

    Moxie is def getting my vote. Need a matte fuschia lipstick in my life.

  86. Moth Brown!!! Please all vote Moth Brown!! :-)

  87. Laura

    Candy Yum Yum was released so recently that I’m kind of annoyed it gets a place in this collection at all. There are so many other great products that people have wanted to get their hands on for ages! I never understood the appeal of CYY anyway – it looks completely hideous in every picture I’ve seen of it.

    Anyway, I hope they bring back Moxie because that looks like a fun shade, or Rocker because then I can use mine more freely without worrying about running out. Of the eyeshadows I really want to try Guacamole and I’d like to back-up Solar White and MothBrown.

    • Sake

      I know, I totally agree with you, I never liked Candy Yum Yum in any of the pics I have seen, I think it looks hideous. But then I’ve never been a bright lipstick person either.

  88. Candy Yum Yum + Guacamole!! Well, I know it’s not a good culinary combination, but they are my favorites in this list. I would also like Mineralize eyeshadows (Smoked Ruby) and blushes (Tippy, from hello kitty collection, or the coral one in Venomous Villains)

  89. sophia

    Where’s Mehr? I was hoping to see that! :(

  90. Tiana

    My votes
    Lipstick: moxie,rocker and 3n (im pretty sure candy yum yum will win so I’m not voting for it, but definitely will be buying it)
    Lip glasses: emancipation, 2N(which I’ve been looking for a backup!!!) and cult of cherry
    Eyeshadows: jete, moth brown and solar white….

    So excited for this!!!!!

  91. Regina

    Lipglass in Cult of Cherry!!!!!!!

  92. P

    I would love it if MAC brought back Luxe lipstick.

  93. Michelle

    I would’ve loved to seen Lavender Whip, Fun Fun & Real Doll for the lipstick selections. I wished they would’ve added blushes so I could get another Stark Naked.

    I’m only a little excited for Guacamole & Moth Brown e/s.

  94. Ava

    Where’s “Ever Hip” and “Petals and Peacocks”? Those two were GREAT! Bring those back pleeeease!

  95. Vilkas

    love it! i still have a Rocker (and it’s still good) but i’d love a fresh one and i can’t *wait* to get my mitts on a candy yum yum. i wish they’d bring back comet blue lipglass!

  96. Kim-Mary

    I’ve heard good things about Moxie, Rocker, Shitaki & 3N lipsticks. I already own like 5 CYY. I think it was too soon to bring that back. It just came out last year & knowing MAC would have repromoted it next year. I don’t know about any of those lipglasses. Cult of Cherry sounds heavenly though and for the eyeshadows maybe Jete.
    I would have loved if they would have brought back stuff from way way back like 2000. Judy Blue eyeshadow is suppose to be the dope. It goes for almost $400 on ebay. I personally would have loved Lavender Whip & Go For It lipsticks to have been brought back. Not sure which l/s I will vote for, probably Moxie, then Jete e/s and Cult of Cherry l/g. I’m wondering if they will also have blushes?

  97. Allie

    I really wish there had been a nomination process. |: Also, totally agree that having things from 2011 seems like a waste. Most likely you’ll be able to find Emancipation at a CCO, if not CYY.

    My preliminary picks (based on MakeupAlley reseach lol):

    Lipsticks – Moxie, Rocker

    Everything else I don’t really care about. xD Also, they all seem to be in the light pink range anyhow? I don’t know, swatches are required for those haha.

    Eyeshadows – Moth Brown
    Errr. Don’t know about the rest of those. Guacamole, Jete, and Solar White look interesting, and idek what Heavenly Bliss looks like.

    Definitely going to have to look into this sometime before voting ends!

  98. MORENA

    i think those lipsticks form iris/apfel should come back!!! i wanted that dark pink!!

  99. Christine O

    Why do they NEVER bring back old pigments? Why?

  100. I’m actually really excited for them all. Totally my choice of colors. If I could chose just 1 I think i’d chose guacamole just to have it! I love the name.