Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

Only the finest will do for a M∙A∙C toast to the New Year! Cham Pale is a cuvée colour collection that’s cause for celebration – a Champagne smash, shimmering with all the bubbly optimism and golden glow of the best that’s yet to be, in Eye Shadow, from Brule to Et tu, Bouquet?; Paint Pots in Chilled on Ice and Let Me Pop, Lipstick in four shades, especially Quiet Please, and Flustered; Lipgelée from Bubble Lounge to Straight to the Head; two Chromagraphic Pencils (NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30); Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick; Kohl Power in Feline; Nail Lacquer we call Very Important Platinum!; Studio Fix Mascara, and new Special Reserve Highlight Powder in four shades ending perfectly elegantly in everyone’s favourite: Rosé Olé. All, for every skin tone. To us!

Special Reserve Highlighter Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • I Get No Kick Metallic nude (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Feline Rich black (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • NC15/NW20 NC15 (Permanent at PRO)
  • NW25/NC30 NC25 (Permanent at PRO)

Paint Pot ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Chilled on Ice Frosted white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Let Me Pop Frosted light copper (Limited Edition)
  • Vintage Selection Frosted dirty peach (Limited Edition)
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Very Important Platinum Dirty platinum (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Tanarama Pale beige with golden shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Quiet, Please Frosted pink champagne (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Red She Said, ’08)
  • Flustered Frosted pale bronze (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Gel Sheer metallic beige (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipgelee ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach (Frost)
  • Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink (Frost)
  • Straight to the Head Sparkly bronze brown (Frost)
  • Luxure Off-white with pink pearl (Frost)

Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Brule Soft creamy beige (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Et tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from A Rose Romance, ’09)
  • Caviar Dreams Dirty frosted pewter (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)

Studio Fix Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Black Fix Black (Permanent)

Complete Comfort Creme ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent in U.S., Limited Edition in Asia)

Calms and soothes irritated skin immediately and over time and relieves sensitive skin while diminishing the appearance of redness, irritation and blotchiness. Over time, the gentle, soothing formula helps reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and helps even out skin tone. It contains algae extracts that visibly reduce redness and blotchiness on the skin, both immediately and over time. Kukui nut oil provides moisturization and emollience, while kola seed extract acts as an anti-irritant to help soothe irritated skin. It contains wheat germ and barley extracts that help strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier over time. It moisturizes and softens the skin immediately and over time and improves skin tone over time.

Fix+ Lavender ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Calm Mode Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations. January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

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Chez Chez Lame

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Rose Ole

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Chilled on Ice

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Dangerous Cuvee

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Let Me Pop

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Vintage Selection

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Bubble Lounge, Luxure, Sin-tillation, Straight to the Head

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Flustered, Gel, Quiet Please, Tanarama

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Very Important Platinum

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441 thoughts on “MAC Cham-Pale Collection for Holiday 2010/Winter 2011

  1. Okay… How many Feline’s do I get this time? 4?? 8?? Excited for new Paint Pots too! :)

      • Julie

        Christine, I know Feline is a favorite among all gurus, however, Smolder smudges on me like crazy and I haven’t gotten a MAC liner since then. Should I try Feline?

        • Feline isn’t the must stay-put liner of all time, even though I love it and it’s my favorite black liner. I’m just sayin’ it won’t necessarily not smudge on you, lol.

        • viva

          Feline is REALLY smudgy on me – I can’t use it on its own but it is *perfect* for the waterline or tightlining because you don’t have to push hard. Then I might go over it with a colored pencil or shadow.

        • maybe you can try the mac fluidlines? i think the mac-store-girl told me, that it’s waterproof. however, I tried it and I love it. It doesn’t smudge on me and I had this problem with different brands and liners for a very long time!

          • Codilicious

            don’t apply fluidline to the waterline if you wear contacts. I saw spots and blurry visions all day. I was miserable. Feline is a good waterline only. It will smudge. The best stay put is Engraved Powerpoint eye pencil.

        • Tip: Line your eye with a black shadow like carbon first, then use Feline over it. That will help it stay in place. Smolder is meant to be smudgeable, like for a smokey look. If you want a black liner that will NOT smudge, try Engraved.

        • Stephanie

          Hey Julie,
          I prefer the Urban Decay 24/7 liners to MAC’s. They don’t smudge or crease at all! I like them way better. Their Black shade Zero is amazing! HTH:)

        • Audret

          Try graphblack or engraved both are GREAT liners that don’t smudge plus they are always available!

    • Tiffany C.

      i’m excited for these also, i love me some paint pots!!!

      • ak

        I think MAC Smoulder is supposed to be smudgey on you becasue it’s an eye khol and it’s made for smudging and smoking and such.

    • Rebecca

      so it’s the time for my first one 😀

  2. Nazih

    Ahh already discussions about Charm-Pale! My wallet is going to fall apart this year :(

  3. Jennifer Lam

    Ooooo, paint pots!

  4. Vanessa

    Do you know what Fix+ lavender will be like?? is it supposed to give your skin a purple finish?!

  5. Andrea

    Super excited for this!!!!!!!

  6. Kristen

    Yay! New paint pots! So excited for the white one and gray one!

  7. Dawn

    Only 2 or 3 things there that I like the sound of (that I haven’t already got). My bank account will be very grateful

  8. ashley

    Specktra has the lipglasses as being we know for sure either way?

  9. Laura

    Argh. I’m gonna have to take out a loan at this rate!

  10. Emily

    aww man. I was so excited because I was doing well on all of these collections, not buying much of anything from each one. Paint pots are my favorite things from mac, I think I need all of them (:. I’ve never tried feline eye kohl, so I must do that. Oh goshh, better start saving now… *sighs*

  11. Keen Janine

    I’m interested in trying Feline for the first time. I’m amazed that it didn’t come out with the Fabulous Feline collection, though…

  12. Ludwig

    Hey Christine, you mention Feline kohl pencil a lot in your posts. I was just wondering why you like it so much? (I missed it so I want to know if its worth getting) Thanks for these posts on upcoming collection!

  13. Laura

    yay for paint pots, i think mac ignores how awesome they are! I cant wait for pictures!

  14. Crissy

    Not a fan of these colors, but the lavender products sound interesting!

  15. Ginger

    Well, I better start saving up! It’s been awhile since I was so excited about so many items in one collection.

  16. Erin

    YAYYYYY Feline!!! Seeing how devastated I was when it didn’t repromote with the Feline collection I better stock up (yet again, I get 3-4 each time!)

  17. tickles

    Ohhh! So excited about this!!! I want ALL the paint pots!!! Also I need another Feline! Can`t wait!

  18. Shavonne


  19. Rachel-Annie

    Can’t wait for swatches.Thanks for all the info!!(:

  20. danielle :)

    glad to see et tu boquet being repromoted one of my fav eye shadows i used it everyday for while after i got it. I would also love to pick up a feline eye kohl and see what all the hype is about!

  21. telle

    ohhhh! new lipgelees! and paint pots! *glee*

  22. Carrie Ann

    More Lipgelees! Yay! I’m also interested in the new Lip Conditioner. Two of my very favorite MAC products.

  23. Vanessa

    Okay seriously i need a second job just to afford my MAC addiction.

  24. Alannah

    Ick, Fix + Lavender? I just used the last of my Fix + Rose and I really wish they’d bring that back again. :(

    Is that release date correct–on a Sunday? So weird.

  25. Jazmine

    Omg!! I’m SOO looking forward to this collection! It sounds amazing! Especially with the new paint pots and highlighting powders :)

  26. mo

    OMG OMG OMG I love paint pots! I can not wait!

  27. Michelle

    Definitely stocking up on FELINE!!!

  28. Ester

    Interested in one lipstick and a highlight powder. Thank gosh.

  29. stephanie

    OMG! I am going to love the fix+ lavender. The new paint pots sound nice.

  30. Liz Mc

    Ohhh, want want want! I wear a ton of grey (I have dark hair and blue eyes), and I want that gray paint pot and the platinum nail polish!

  31. Heather

    These holiday collections are getting out of hand. How many to they need? =\

  32. kim

    woah did the prices go back down?

  33. OMG, four new paint pots? I’m gonna kill my wallet this time!

  34. Chelsea

    I’m so glad I’ll get another shot at the chromographic pencils. I bought NC15/NW20 with To The Beach and wore it everyday … until my naughty, NAUGHTY dog chewed it up.

  35. Meredith

    Hell yeah for some new paint pots! Use mine every day.

  36. Magnolia

    This collection sounds really pretty, I can’t wait to see more.

  37. Refinement

    Christine, are the Special Reserve Highlight Powders replacing MSFs?

  38. Tiffypixy

    Can we use our pro discount?
    Looks like no one is getting gifts this Christmas but myself. hehe

    • I have no idea, sorry. I would presume if it is not licensed/collaborated that based on the current policy you would be able to.

      • Yes, you can use your pro discount with this and the other collection “Style…” I wish someone had swatches and reviews of this stuff so I could figure out what to buy before the general public buys out everything! hahaha :)

  39. Jami

    Ugh one of these days I hope ill see a new collection and not be interested…..untill then my wallet will hate me……the fix + lavender sounds lovely and the paint pots, and the quad…..oh and I wanna see what the feline is all about…..

  40. Angel

    damn…. tartan’s gonna leave me half-dead already hahaha.

  41. Danette

    cant wait for complete comfort creme and paint pots yay fun

  42. Lilly

    An amazing collection.

  43. Dani

    Oooh I’m very interested in Bubble Lounge, Dangerous Cuvee and the Cavier Dreams quad but I only like that for the Cavier Dreams eyeshadow.

  44. Jessika k

    Oh come on, I just spent 200+ dollars yesterday on VV. We are in a recession, ya know!

  45. Alex

    Omg!! With all of these new collections I will be broke.., and i’m only a high school student working off of babysitting money… Guess I’ll start saving now!!

    • Alejandra

      Ahahah That’s funny cus I can totally relate.
      My kid(the one I babysat) was a pain @times(would throw fits and what not), but I rolled with the punches for my MAC

  46. JayJay

    Bubble lounge sounds pretty! I want all the paint pots, but I will have to see how many MUFE aqua creams I get at IMATS Toronto, and how they compare.

  47. Reese

    I’m so excited about the paint pots and Fix + Lavender! I’m on my last bottle of Fix + Rose, so I’m ready for a new scent :)

  48. Jessi

    I guess this is a random place to put this… but is today your birthday?! Someone told me it was. If so, Happy Birthday! If not… um, happy early (or late) birthday!

  49. Kathryn

    Myyyy goddddd. I told myself after VV I was done for the year. I can’t possibly pass up that peach paint pot. And well, feline, of course.

  50. Wendy R.

    I was ALL about the quad until I saw it contained retrospeck … I already have it :/ I don’t wanna have two of them!

  51. Marcela

    sooo excited for new paint pots! finallyyyy!

  52. JD

    Ooooh this is all right up my alley! Side note: a fantastic brand out of Calgary (where I live) called Lit makes a fantastic dark green glitter called Caviar Dreams…their stuff is amazing btw.

  53. Glosslizard

    LE Paint Pots! Yeeesssssss!!!

  54. HautePJ

    Fix + Lavender sounds awesome. Are the feline kohls a few years old? Do you have any past reviews/pics?

  55. Shanda

    looks like it might be just a few from this list…

  56. Kathylulu

    Fix+ lavender? That sounds lovely~

  57. Sarah

    Dear MAC: Please stop this blessed madness before I have to get a second job to afford your goodies. :)

  58. Yessss! Now I can finally try the coveted Feline! Unless it sells out before I can get my hands on it lol.

  59. Eliza

    Christine- when will the Tartan Tale collection be up? How long do collections typicallly run for? I want to get some stuff for Christmas, so I want to make sure that it’s still there!

  60. Kalee

    o0o lipgeleeeeeeeesss!!!!!!! yay!
    the Fix+ Lavender sounds nice too. i love the smell of lavender….not too sure about a scented fix+ though. didnt like the rose one from last year.

  61. You had me at “paint pots”. Totally sold.

  62. Evelyn

    Can I just say I can’t keep up with all these collections! lol There is so much stuff and so many things sound lovely. I want them all!

  63. Catherine

    ooooh new pp’s and FELINE!!! andddd… I’m likin’ the e/s quad too!

  64. Liz


  65. shayna

    oh my god im glad my wallet isnt here while i look at this! haha love the sound of…everything!

  66. Tiffany

    I love the name! I’m excited for the promotional photos :)

  67. Sasha

    as a frugal mac buyer, the lip gelees and paint pots seem to be the only things in this collection worth excitment.
    though, not the gold paint pot- that color seems so ordinary and consistant amoung most brands.

  68. New Paint Pots AND Feline!!! I need to get a second job lol.

  69. verybecca

    Darnit…was so excited about the quad but I have three of the perm shades already (and Retrospeck isn’t great texturewise)…oh well. I also wonder if those BPs will be hard like Summer Rose was.

  70. verybecca

    though the paint pots sounds fabu.

  71. Haley

    i’m def getting the caviar dreams quad, at least ONE feline. and if i love it another, and the grey paint pot. and if the swatches are freaking awesome more paint pots…

  72. The miaomi


    Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender in Calm Mode Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

    yes!! Missed a similar one at Warm and Cozy. They need a light beige tinted conditioner thats not limited!

  73. cmferrets

    YEAH!!! NEW PAINTPOTS AND LIPGELEES!. i want to get those, quite [please, flustered and tineted lip conditioner, and fix + lavender.prob also the feline e/s- never had it . and the poders and nailpolishes ill have to check out. cant wait !

  74. Assie

    I’m excited for this collection. I’m finally gonna try fix+. I’m only missing one eye kohl in this post. Specktra says there is also an eye kohl called “I get no kick”. Maybe you forgot it? Thanks for everything you do!

  75. Cindy

    Yeah, this is not my collection, i can save money for the Peacock collection 😉
    Don’t like light colors, i need strong colors.

  76. Ooooh, Lavender Fix+!?! I know I will have to get the new paint pots :)

  77. Rita

    This collection seems more wearable than the other cool ones, like Chill. I’m disappointed on the quad though, I think I already have 3 of them! But yay for the PPs and lavender!

  78. Edelmc

    Wow. I nearly squealed out loud when I saw all the collections were posted and I am on the bus into work! Well done Christine fir the excellent work. On my list are the quad, grey paint pot, pink cream colour base, pigments, purple fluidline and kissable lipsticks….and that’s just the definite list… will prob grow once the promo pics and swatches come out. A combined buyers spreadsheet for the collections launching christmas week would be amazing(like the vv one you did)

  79. toni

    yes feline! i lost mine so i really needly badly need my black feline. so happy now!

  80. Petra

    Excited for the paintpots (although I’ll limit myself to 1), the lavender tinted lip conditioner (finally, a nude one! I bet it won’t be completely opaque, which is great for me) and the highlight powders. I prefer them over the MSF’s usually, as I’m conscious about my pores around my cheek area.
    The lipgelee’s sounds nice, and they’re a good value for the price, I actually prefer them to the lipglasses, but I’m not sure I need more very sparkly ones.
    I was looking forward to the palette, but I own Brule and Et tu,bouqet, Retrospeck I don’t (for a good reason), and I bet I can dupe the pewter one. I’m kinda happy that I can basically “start using” that palette tomorrow, if I feel like it. :)

  81. AnaG.

    Hummm..the paint pots seem gorgeous…my husband won’t be pleased – again!!! I’m dying to see the products. When will you think they’ll unveil it??

  82. Gabrielle

    here’s some preview pictures of the e/s quad and highlighters…so beautiful!

  83. Kenneth Alan

    I’ll definitely be getting like 3 felines and those Chromagraphic pencils

  84. Tiffany

    excited for new lip gelees!

  85. ali

    FIX+ LAVENDER ANNNDDDDDDDD FELINE?!?!?!? ASDFHGJAKSD;LF i freaking love you christine!!!

  86. Judy

    I know this might turn around and bite me in the tush, but I am happy that I am not interested in this collection. At least not yet. I need to chose which collections I will be spending money on and there are about four others I have more interest in. Yay!

  87. kasiaj85

    Christine, do you possibly have any info about the availability of these Holiday collections in Europe? Lord, please make these goodies avilable in Poland!
    Looks lovely, I think I might be in desperate need of all the paint pots, well, maybe apart from the coppery one! Gosh!

  88. ilona

    i’m super excited for the TLC’s, fix+ lavender, dangerous cuvee PP!

  89. Chloe

    scrolling down the page, still scrolling i then see feline does double take WHAT OMG! i cant wait to try it as it is so popular i wonder why mac doesn’t just make it permenant??? probably to suck us back in hehe : )

  90. Leliforever

    I’m getting all the paintpots!!!

  91. Hey Christine, I just want to thank you for all the work you do on these posts, especially the early-notification-I’ll-be-broke posts. It really gives people who don’t have a lot of spending $$ (me) to write down what I think I might like, wait for the post with pictures, edit it, think think think and purchase what I REALLY REALLY want. If I just went into a store when I saw a released collection and didn’t know anything about it, I’d just buy all or nothing. It’s really awesome that your so passionate. =D

  92. Hmm…I don’t know if there’s much I’d want out of this. Feline probably but I was expecting pigments and shadows. It’s good though, I’ll have more money to spend on holiday sets from other brands!

  93. Liz W

    well damn… as i’m gearing up to drop $300+ on VV I get all excited about this collection! I cannot wait to try Feline, Fix+ Lavender and some other things sounded great!

    Also – do you have any kind of sort of idea when you will get more info on Tartan Tale?

    Thanks Christine and happy belated birthday!!!!

  94. Eileen

    the colours sound nice as long as they’re not super pale …. will have to wait for the swatches on this one.

  95. viva

    YAY Feline!!! Now I just have to make the one I have last til December. 😀 The paint pots sound like they could be really nice too.

  96. My wallet. My poor wallet.

  97. Karen

    LOL How many instances did MAC use “over time” in the Complete Comfort Creme description?

  98. Christina

    NEW PAINT POTS, YEAH!!!! Excited to see the colors, they sound great. Also interested in two of the lipsticks and the I GET NO KICK eye kohl…

    Poor, poor wallet.