Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

MAC Colourizations Collection for Fall 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 29th, 2011 (Nordstrom/The Bay), August 4th, 2011 (All MAC Locations)
International Launch Date: August 4th, 2011

Couples can be seemingly mismatched…but when it works, it’s wonderful! These Duos for Eyes are doubly dramatic, with two shades combined in sophisticatedly unexpected ways…so much so that we call them M·A·C DOUBLE FEATURES. In eight daring pairings, they’re being introduced just as Summer fades away, COLOURIZATIONS Double Feature Shadow Compacts are the quickest, most convenient way to incite the imagination. Technakohl Liner gets the Best Friend role, emphasizing the chemistry between these eight interesting new dualities. Plus, two set ready Brushes. Previews at Nordstrom and The Bay, then all North America August.

Pro Palette Eyeshadow x2 (Pre-filled Duos) ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Double Feature 1 Bright yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl) / Pinked-up chrome purple (Frost)
  • Double Feature 2 Bright lime (Veluxe Pearl) / Frosty deep grey (Satin)
  • Double Feature 3 Mid-tone teal (Matte) / Deep chocolate (Satin)
  • Double Feature 4 Deep forest green (Veluxe Pearl) / Mid-tone ochre brown (Matte)
  • Double Feature 5 Pale frosty peach (Frost) / Dark brown with green pearl (Frost)
  • Double Feature 6 Light grey taupe (Matte) / Mid-tone bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Double Feature 7 Bright fuchsia (Frost) / Cool black (Satin)
  • Double Feature 8 Mid-tone orange (Frost) / Deep navy (Satin)

Technakohl Liner ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Graphblack Rich graphic black
  • Photogravure Soft black with brown undertone
  • Purple Dash Intense aubergine
  • Auto-de-blu Amethyst
  • Uniform Deep khaki green with gold pearl
  • Jade Way Pure emerald green with frost

Zoom Lash ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Zoomblack Rich black


  • 222 Tapered blending brush ($29.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)
  • 275 Medium angled shading brush ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

There may be additional products exclusive to Nordstrom, but this is all the information for Colourization, which was straight from MAC HQ.

See more photos!

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

96 thoughts on “MAC Colourizations Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)

  1. Carrie

    Mildly interested in the Auto-de-blu eyeliner (I’m a sucker for purple eye-liner) but the shadows do nothing for me – just don’t care for any of the color combinations, and I’m honestly weary of the pre-panned duos since they seem to always be the lesser quality product for some reason.

  2. Meagan

    Is that first green color the one you made when you took a tour at mac? Those duos look amazing. Thanks for posting this stuff. You’re awesome christine!!

  3. Daphnee

    I like the idea of duos. They look so cute. I’ll be waiting on more info before deciding if this collection is worth me investing in.

  4. These sound great! I like the idea of duos, since you’re much more likely to like all of them than in quads!

    However, I’m not seeing how: “Double Feature 1 Bright yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl) / Pinked-up chrome purple (Frost)” matches the promo picture at all!

  5. Cristina

    Not a Fan :(

  6. I dont think I like the idea of pre panned duos… i feel like i’ll like one color but not the other and won’t wanna spend $25 for that… but i’ll just have to wait for your swatches since they always seem to change my mind haha

  7. FC

    Really, MAC?

    Yeah….I’ll pass. The color combos are boring and there’s nothing new/ exciting. I think MAC needs to really cease with these biweekly collections and release something worthwhile. Honestly, everything after Baroque Boudoir was worth passing, IMO.

    • Lizzy

      Agreed. These color combos are hideous. I’ll be surprised if anyone buys anything from this collection. The liners are the only interesting part, and even they don’t look THAT unique. Hopefully MAC will come out with something AMAZING as they usually do every fall.

  8. crazedstargazer

    Lol I don’t thiink l’oreal h.I.p. have anything to worry about!!

    • Violette


    • Erca

      Totally agree. I don’t see anything in these duos I haven’t seen elsewhere (particularly with l’oreal HIP) other than possiby the duo with the light yellow. The only other time I’ve seen that color was in a drugstore quad I bought 5 years ago for my senior prom. hat quad is phenomenal…so I think I’ll have to pass on this one.

    • Joanne

      HAHA–agreed! I think some of the L’Oreal HIP duos look better!

  9. leesie

    The second and third duo look appealing. I’ll have to see swatches, but one might become mine. Also, that bubblegum pink looks like something I’d have fun with, but the shade it’s paired with isn’t all that unique.

  10. Vanilla

    Nothing really jumps out at me and screams “you gotta have this!!!!!”, though that might be a good thing seeing as how I’m going to blow all my money on Semi-Precious anyway. Thanks MAC!

  11. helga

    how dissapointing! bring back the pearlglides and I’m done!

  12. Adee

    Oooh! I have all the technakhols already as I am a huge fan of them, but I am totally excited about the duos 1,3,5, and 7!!!

  13. Atanza

    Mostly just interested in the 222 brush in this collection… I like the Technakohls, but they make my eyes itch so I can’t use them. :(

  14. Jesilyn

    Skipping this collection completely. Nothing really interests me. I will save money & wait for the later Autumn/Winter 2011 collections that will be coming out shortly.

  15. Woohoo! Something I can live without!

  16. Isn’t it kind of early for a fall collection? Summer isn’t even officially here yet.

  17. Lori

    I like the idea of having a case for two eyeshadows, but I’m not a big fan of the color selection. I wonder if that case is anything like the four pan case. Hopefully it is, I might buy one just for that!

  18. Michelle

    The duos look boring, but I’m definitely getting both brushes!

  19. verybecca

    This reminds me of Suite Array – hope the eyeshadow textures are better than that. Wish the pencils were pearlglides but this will save me money that they’re not. Thanks for the info!

  20. Liz

    I’m not loving these

  21. Angel

    I can’t afford MAC, but their promo art is always AMAZING!!! Maybe I’ll get one for my birthday or the holidays (I wish)…

  22. BethM

    These are cute, and I might be interested if I didn’t already have a huge stash of eye shadows. My favorite is the bright fuchsia/cool black, but…. I’m pretty sure I have both of those colors already.
    It might be nice if they’d put out some re-fillable palettes for two-pans. I often just use two colors, and it would be nice to make a little 2-pan palette to toss in my bag.

  23. Trish

    Meh. Mac needs to leave the duo’s to the folks who do it best: NARS.

    • Abi

      I was just thinking that MAC was trying to get in on the NARS duo action. The NARS duos are tough to beat – the color combinations are striking, and the compact is a triumph of design.

    • Corliss

      Nars does make the best eyeshadow duos of all time.

  24. Emma

    Honestly…I want to buy one just so I can have the tiny MAC palette! I hate all the color combinations, but I’m seriously considering buying one just for the palette!

  25. Emily O.

    Oh and my nightmare of the Suites from summers past like Jacob Marley and his chains….rattling to remind me…doomed to repeat doomed to repeat. This collection has a tinge of the subpar about it. Don’t trust the quality and cannot stand an unnamed shadow (sorry Inglot we shall never be)

  26. I’m so gonna pick up a few liners and duos!

  27. Ashley

    Is it just me or do almost all of these colors look like they are in the permanent range?

  28. Amanda Dubs

    Not too interested in this. Somehow it cheapens the eyeshadows to me that they don’t have names. Idk why haha. But thats good for my piggy bank!

  29. Something about some of the shade descriptions makes me think a lot of these shadows are permanent. I’m interested in finding out more info upon the release of these.

    Those palettes are darned cute! I wish they would sell them empty, for travel and such.

  30. I like the colors but I feel like there nothing too exciting… Also the pricing kind of sucks… Mac eyeshadows are $14.40 so 2 would be $29 so it is a bit cheaper this way… BUTTT a quad is usually anywhere from $34-$49 making it cheaper to do a custom quad than to buy two of these duo’s… Maybe Im just cheap but nothing screams special to me about this collection, I much more excited about the other fall collections then I am this one.

  31. Hopefully, these’ll be better than the last duos MAC did (although the sort of checkered look in the promo photo was far more beautiful!).

  32. cloudburst

    Unless the textures are amazing I am not excited. Especially remembering those terrible ones that came in the old brow powder cases.

  33. cloudburst

    Last time I checked Auto de Blu was not purple but indigo.

  34. liz

    very excited to see future swatches of this collection!

  35. bribri

    The Canadian pricing sucks!! 1 pan eyeshadow is $13 so two would be $26, plus tax would still be cheaper than the 30 dollars it would cost to purchase these duo. To add injury to insult the colours nothing special.

    • Mina

      haha ur so right! thx for reminding us canadians of the math, and how it’s cheaper to buy 2 PAN shadows in the permanent line rather than these two shadows (which don’t seem all that appealing) in this palette

  36. i like a couple of the eyeshadows but the OCD in me cannot bear with breaking the normal container pattern of my normal mac eyeshadows… (2 shadows vs quads and singles… gah, imagine the nightmare of a random 1-2 palettes of 2 shadows!!!) urghhhhh!

  37. Michelle

    Snoooooooooooooooze… MAC’s latest collections have really not hit any notes with me…

  38. emily

    im confused???
    is this cinematics or is cinematics a pre-mature made up name?

    • Everything posted here is direct from MAC – this is all the information I have at this time, sorry!

      • tony

        Cinematics is the name for the collection when it is@ nordstrom and the bay, when they launch globaly in aug 4th the name will change to colorazation.

  39. another repackaging strategy by mac.

  40. I’m relieved that I spent so much on the Summer collection! I don’t have to feel like I’m missing out on anything particularly interesting to me. I guess I’m not a fan of duos… I like either a single color or a larger palette for some reason.

  41. Sasha

    Sorry to say it, but that picture at the top looks like Mugatu’s assistant from Zoolander… the colours are too much!

  42. hmm, I don’t think I’m super excited about it because the eyeshadow colors seem so..common.. in my opinion.. I might look at the Jade Way or Purple Dash Technakohl Liners though.. Well we all have different opinions :) I feel that MAC collections keep coming and going so quickly, I feel that it’s all such a rush and maybe they should slow collections down a bit..

  43. Charlotte

    Have the brushes been released before? They look really interesting

  44. I might pick up one or two of the eyeliners and possibly both brushes. Not seeing anything that grabs my skirt with the eye shadows. But MAC promo pics never seem to really grab me. Looking forward to the review though. As always thanks Christine! <3

  45. Chandra

    We are all still trying to get over the disaster of suit arrays. I was one of those stupid ones that bought all of them. Horrible mistake. Not going to happen again. Maybe they are better quality though.

  46. Annie S

    I know in relations to their single eyeshadows, getting a duo would be cheaper.. but I still can’t help but feel that this is still very expensive :(

  47. DIVA


  48. Madison

    i think im gonna pass on this one, not very excited about it

  49. As always, I’m waiting for the reviews. I do like the liners, but I’m on an Urban Decay liner jag at the moment.

  50. Emily

    I agree with wanting an empty 2-pan for travel purposes. I would totally buy that. haha Why has MAC been on a non-naming blitz? First the crushed metal pigments have no names except for an entire stack and now these.

  51. Naheeda

    Very interesting collection but it look like Neon to me?
    Not fan of it

  52. Alexa

    OMG I LOVE THIS!!! I love MAC pots and case form sothis would be perfect. I like the palette idea with two and it just makes everything wonderful. haha

  53. hng23

    Meh. Most of the colours in the duos look close enough to existing colours (is that Rice Paper in set #1?) that I don’t feel the need to duplicate them.

  54. Lo

    I thought this was the line that had Angel blush. I was looking forward to picking that one up.

  55. Adrianne

    Just when I purchase the 222 online…

  56. Corliss

    I don’t like it.

  57. Brie

    Phew! I’m glad none of these products are remotely appealing to me because I’m going to spend quite a lot on the Semi-Precious collection only one month prior (and then even more on the Chanel fall collection). A mini-break for my bank account…Much welcomed, actually!

  58. This collection is cute. Not sure if I will be getting anything from it, but I can’t wait to check it out.

  59. hng23

    Blah. And meh. What unexciting colours. I’ll be spending my MAC dollars on the new Mineralize collection.

  60. Hey Christine, do you know of a collection called Seasonally Supreme that is meant to be coming out in August too? That would mean quite a few Mac launches on the first Thursday in August! x

    • I saw info on it, but I’m not sure if it is an Asian exclusive yet – and since I can’t get any details from MAC HQ yet, I don’t want to post any misinformation!

  61. Piper

    All of my pre-panned quads (Quite cute, Cham-pale, etc.) are extremely powdery, and not at all pigmented. I hope the duos are not that way. I’m glad though that i can save money, since i will not be buying any of this. Nothing seems that interesting from MAC anymore, anyway.

  62. jan

    well I’m not interested in this collection personally, But I think it will be great for people who are afraid of colorful eye shadows because there are semi-brightish colors paired with neutrals, perfect for someone to travel and plenty of nice fall colors!

  63. Jasmine

    Double feature 4 & 7 must be mine

  64. JEN

    Hey Christine!! I just got my nordstrom magazine in the mail for their pre anniversary sale. There is a collection exclusive to Nordstrom and the brushes are all different colors!! Well the hairs are. They are really cute.

  65. cait

    These are already available in Canada at the Bay

  66. Barrett

    My nordstroms had this today when I went and i thought it wasnt released yet but i did pick up a few things and it wasnt preorder because it was on display and I got to take it home and everything.

  67. Amanda

    These are already out in Canada. I saw them at the Bay a few days ago….along with a few Look in a box sets and brush sets!! I wasn’t impressed by anything really!

  68. Barrett

    I got the duo #2 and the pigmentation isnt that great

  69. Kennedy Shepherd

    I got double feature 6, I saw the release date for the 29th.. but its already at my counter in macy’s! woo got it early!

  70. Laura

    do you know if the pro discount will be available with this collection?

  71. Ashley

    Will this collection be available online at some point?

  72. Taylor

    Definitely skipping this collection. I’m actually very disappointed in it. It seems like MAC is running out of ideas. I think I’m going to save my money for other upcoming collections that interest me.

  73. MissCoqueta


    I love your blog :)

    I have a question: I know that the shadows in the double featured #1 are gold lemon and nocturnelle, but do you know the names of the rest? I’m in love with the turquoise eye shadows but I don’t want the brown ones. Can you help me?

    Thank you!