Monday, February 23rd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics | A Rose Romance

U.S. Launch Date: April 23rd, 2009

International Launch Date: May 2009

Suggesting Sonnets celebrated for centuries: “Come into my garden, I would like my roses to see you!” poet Sir Richard Brinsley Sheridan once said, and what lady could resist such flattery?


  • Way To Love Creamy light yellow pink
  • A Rose Romance Mid-tone pink with gold pearl
  • Odyssey Spiked-up plum


  • Virgin Kiss Sheer pale pink with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Magnetique Frosted violet fuchsia
  • Steal My Heart Sheer bright pink with multi-dimensional pearl

See Thru Lip Colour

  • Loving Touch Sheer pearly light pink
  • Tender Tryst Sheer pearly plum
  • Secret Crush Sheer red berry


  • Mutiny Clean sky blue with gold pearl
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone laevnder


  • Of Summer Frosted light dirty mauve
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold
  • Creme de Violet Vivid pinkish-violet flecked with gold shimmer
  • Silverthorn Mid-tone gray with silver pearl
  • Shadowy Lady Darkly veiled plum

Nordstrom Exclusive Quad

  • Solar White Golden white (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Contrast Dark purple/blue (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Seeds of Love frosted peach (Frost)
  • Petal Worship Light, blue-based pink (Frost)

Just A Pinch Gel Blush ($18.50 U.S / $22.50 CDN)

Sheer gel cheek blush in a pot delivers a rosy glow of coverage for a healthy complexion. Dewy texture blends into a thin film on skin, giving low to medium transparent coverage.

  • Just A Pinch Sheer red pink tint

Beauty Powder

  • Blush of Youth Clean pink with gold pearl
  • Summer Rose Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer

  • Love & Friendship Creamy dirty mid-tone lavender

Creations Hue: Dejarose

A striking bouquet of lush Bulgarian, Turkish, and Tea Red Roses is ruffled with dewy watery and luminous green nuances. Velvety petals of exotic orchid, lily, jasmine and peony are teased with a hint of crimson red raspberry and the gentle texture of pink pepper. The interplay of light and dark woods, weathered teak contrasting with patchouli, adds to the intensity, while hypnotic incense vapours and amber crystals lend a sense of intrigue and allure to this sensuous creation.

Fix+ Rose

An aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals, infused with a Calm-the-Skin blend of green tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, topped off with the scent oF 100% natural rose water. Adds radiance, finishes makeup.

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132 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics A Rose Romance Collection Information & Photos

  1. WOW thank you Christine for being the first place online to have this info! Looks like this will be my ‘birthday’ collection this year, 4 days in advance :)

    Do I see 2 pigments? And maybe a Tendertone? The rose texture on those things in the last pic is gonna get me!!

    • Ohh, forgot the pigments. Just added them – Mutiny and Circa Plum (so nothing new, unfortunately). The tendertone-looking thing is the Just A Pinch Gel Blush :)

    • Lacey

      Ooh, my birthday’s the 27th, too, happy 4-days-early birthday to me! I love all the pinks… what can I say, it just makes me happy :-) Oh, and the Fix+Rose sounds very nice, too – I like Fix+ but the scent doesn’t exactly do anything for me, so this should be a great change :-)

    • MaliyaRox101

      Actually its not a tender tone its a gel blush! Ahhh i thought it was a paint pot but oh well =]

  2. I’m not a big fan of pinks and purples so I might skip on the shadow, but MSFs! And Fix + Rose sounds so appealing.

  3. Susie

    Lovely! Sooo feminine!

  4. Socaltrojan

    OMG I am super excited about the rose Fix +!

    I need to restock mine pretty soon, but I think I am going to hold off until the new one comes out! It sounds great!

    Is that going to be a LE item Christine, or is the new rose Fix+ apart of the permanent line?

    The gel blush seems interesting too! Man MAC is one a role this year, first HK, then Sugar Sweet, and now Rose Romance! I can’t handle it anymore LOL! I am hoping the next couple of collections are kinda lame so I am not tempted! I spent like $400 on HK and that doesn’t even include the Kouture line that I am going to get!

    EEEEKKK why does LE MAC do this to me LOL?

  5. vicki

    I guess I won’t be saving any money this year. SMH.

  6. JeanMarie

    *drool*…I think I should declare bankruptcy now…

  7. Brenda

    Are the beauty powders rose imprinted?!
    Oh my god, I literally want everything…

  8. KaylaK

    Ohhh theres some things that peak my interest!

  9. So yes, another paycheck goes to MAC. They should hire me to work for makeup, it’d be faster.

  10. OMG… if those beauty powders are actually rose-imprinted… argghhhh, need one!!

  11. Shanel

    wow, everything sounds & looks great :) gotta put this on my calendar!
    I got my eye on the beauty pwder, fix + rose, circa plum pigment, some lippies & cee’thru glosses.
    & what mascara is that in the promo pic?! thnks for such a great post christine :)

  12. Brigitte

    I think I’m going to get most of this collection. Oh wow. Thanks so much for the information!!!! :)

  13. My-Linh

    Well crap, I’m definitely going to be looking into the lipglasses. Thanks MAC for eating up all my money, lol!

  14. kat

    Oh these are just my colours! Thanks for posting!!!

  15. Sun

    Everything looks so beautiful I cannot look away! I wish Hong Kong had the MAC Creations fragrances… We have a pretty limited range, no Mattenne lipsticks (according to the MA matte finished lipsticks do not sell well in Asia), no Cream Color Bases (climate too humid), etc., etc., etc…

  16. victoria

    mac is killing me. i’m a sucker for rose color. the beautypowders are so tempting just the way it looks. good thing there are a lot of perm. so i don’t feel tortured to get a lot. i’m interested in the gel blush and beautypowder. i hope the beautypowder is pigmented enough to be a blush, i’m kind of sick of useless beautypowders, how many setting powders does one need.

  17. Nancy

    the beauty powder looks so pretty! and the fix + rose. the colors are so pretty. *sigh* what are you doing to us MAC?

  18. Amelia

    gasp, those beauty powders are going to suck me in if they have a rose imprint! This collection looks so pretty and romantic, will be looking at this for sure!

  19. cmferrets

    OMG , i like totally pied my pants when i saw this., i thought i liked the sugr sweet collection and naked collection. but this is on my list as well to look forward!i love the rose imprint on the BBB. and another perfume. and i am also interested in the rose fix, that sounds interesting, hope it smells delightful!

  20. Dr

    yay!! they’re bringing back the c-thru lip colors!!
    does anybody know (from the Ungaro one) if it’s a stain or just exactly what it says?

    the fix+ seems interesting …

  21. OOOHHHH more stains!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    This sounds SO exciting. I can’t WAIT!

  22. Thanks to your twitter updates being sent to my phone, I can try to save up after my operation!! :]

  23. cmferrets

    yeah but , i dont know what the c-thur lip colors are? are they lipglasses or lipsticks or colour bases? i remember they were in the ungaro collection, but i never tried them?

  24. Bona

    oh my god. this collection is more tempting than sugarsweet!

  25. NJ

    How utterly beautiful are those beauty powders with the rose print!

  26. Shefali

    Hey Christine! Can you tell us what in the collection is permanent or repromote? I know Circa Plum and Mutiny are. Anything else? Thanks!

  27. KG

    Even though I am still more excited for Naked Honey, I am pleasantly surprised by this collection. Fix+ Rose and Blush of Youth Beauty Powder are calling my name.

  28. DevilishDoll

    Oh dear! I want
    Way To Love Lipstick
    A Rose Romance Lipstick
    Odyssey Lipstick
    Virgin Kiss Lipglass
    Magnetique Lipglass
    Steal My Heart Lipglass
    Loving Touch See Thru Lip Colour
    Tender Tryst See Thru Lip Colour
    Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour
    Of Summer Eyeshadow
    Et Tu, Bouquet? Eyeshadow
    Creme de Violet Eyeshadow
    Silverthorn Eyeshadow
    Love & Friendship Nail Lacquer

    I really hope I can make the list smaller after I see swatches.

    • Danielle

      I am with you, on wanting all of it. i don’t want my list to go down, b/c everything looks awesome!

  29. Summer

    LOL. With the first name Summer and a birthday right after the release date, I’ll be picking up a lot from this collection. It will be my first MAC Collection haul. THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!

  30. zeynep

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG rose shaped beauty powdersssssssss how awesome are they!!!!!!!!

  31. Ash

    thanks for this preview..this looks like an awesome and cute launch.

  32. Miri

    well, great another collection where I want absolutely everything…:-)
    Thanks for posting this…I rely on your site for all my MAC info. Loving it

  33. dedra(maclove1)(dedralovesmac)

    ZEYNEP:)i agree its devine and great this is going to be my first B/P thats has color to it .

  34. Nicole

    Oh my gosh. This collection looks amazing. I can’t wait til May.

  35. yay!

    i republished it on my webbie, I linked you!

  36. WOW! I think I like this collection more than the Hello Kitty one. I’ve been wishing for a soft blue pigment for a while now, so I definitely have to get that and the gorgeous nailpolish!

  37. Kayc

    My goodness I have to budget this so I’m able to get everything I want, which right now, is quite a lot lol. Thanks for updating us with this, Christine!

  38. Woooow! *O*
    They all sounds intriguing!
    I’ll be in Japan when this collection will be release, but I’ll buy for sure some items!

  39. Rita

    I guess I won’t have any problems deciding on my birthday gift since this is coming out the day before.. Love the pinks!

  40. Sarah

    Thanks so much Christine for sharing this! This is so my kind of love and I’m having palpitations over those beauty powder/msf compacts! Hubba hubba!!

  41. Anitacska

    The lipsticks and lipglasses, and especially those beauty powders look lovely. :) What are “see through lip colours”? I would have classed them as lipglosses. 😐

  42. AbbyL

    OMG!! Beauty Powders! Pink and Purple are my favorite colors!!!!

  43. Elle

    I’m getting those beauty powders just for the rose shape. Sad, but true. :) Hopefully they look good on my skin too, but I don’t even know if I can even bring myself to use those!

  44. Thanks for the info Christine. I love all the names and can’t wait to see the actual products and swatches :)

  45. Shar

    This collection is breathtaking! I love roses!!

  46. megan

    WOW i think im more excited for this collection then SugarSweet. I really wanna try the gel blush and some of the eyeshadows and lipsticks and maybe the fix+rose, sounds very tempting.

  47. Chloe

    They should have so done this in the Valentine’s period. But then again, everyone would be broke if it was released the same time as HK ! =]

  48. MUTINY!!!

    FINALLY! I’ll be able to get my hands on it since my counter doesn’t carry pigments. Glad to see it’s involved with the summer look and other stuff, this is really exciting so hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on some of it. The Fix+ Rose looks interesting so hopefully I’ll get to check that out soon.

  49. So far based on the given MAC pics, not interested in any of them! Phew =P x

  50. cloudburst

    I am loving this collection & see myself buying most of it (except for the repromotes) – luckily I already have the pigments so I don’t need those. Does anyone know what the See Trhu lipcolours are like?

  51. carriespooner

    This is a collection that is not going to work for me.

    I can’t wear any of those colors and I just really don’t care for rose in anything.

    I’m not upset. There will be plenty for me to buy this year. :)

  52. Ashley

    Sounds like a pretty collection but nothing stands out too much, the lippies don’t sound all that original and so many re-promotes! Only things that sound interesting are the new Fix+ and the beauty powders! Sounds like this collection will be mostly a skip!

  53. Haley

    man, they keep rollin out great collection after collection. this one looks really good!! esp. the lipsticks and eyeshadows!!!

  54. whoa!!! gorgeous! Oo and YEEEEEEESS fiiiiiinally mutiny again!!! i was soooooo dissapointed of not buying it last time. yaaaaaaay =D

  55. jessica

    This is a pretty collection–nice for spring but a tad boring to me. I’m intrigued by the see thru lip colors–are those like the see thru lip color/ lip stain from the emmanuel ungaro collection? If so I would def be interested! Everything else looks so unexciting after hello kitty! lol The gel blush might be nice though…

  56. Ariana

    That’s weird. I have Mutiny already and it doesn’t look that powder blue on me as it does on her in the picture. Are all the shadows Matte?

  57. lucyzombie

    oooh mutiny. yay. i missed that one when naughty nauticals was about and regularly kick myself for it. the gel blush sounds intriguing too, but the pot looks tiny!
    boo for small quantities.
    not too fussed about the e/s or lip stuff really.
    which is handy as i have a trip to paris to pay for

  58. Crystal

    Very romantic and sweet!

  59. Lucy

    WOW this is soooo pretty I must have 😀

  60. DD

    wow, supe stocked!

  61. I’m in big trouble! I want ALL of that stuff!!!

  62. Michelle

    Wow everything looks FANTASTIC. I definitely want one of those rose sculpted beauty powders.. I hope I can B2M for some of the lippies too! I’m so excited! I thought I was going to be able to slow down after Sugar Sweet.. alas..

  63. Wow that Violet BP sounds awesome!

  64. MsEclectic

    I CANT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS COLLECTION. HK doesnt even come close to this collection (apologies in advance 😉 )

  65. jtxy

    steal my heart sounds nice. sheer but bright pink, i like.

  66. kelly

    I LOVE the way this looks! I want all of it!

  67. Emily

    Way To Love Creamy light yellow pink

    Hi, Would this be warm or cool toned?! Thanks!

  68. I’m really glad that MAC is delivering the goods this year. (Aside from HK) 😀

  69. amanda

    i love purple and pinks, can’t wait to see swatches.

  70. omG wow his collectio is lookin awsomee jsut wowwwwwwww

  71. cmferrets

    thank goodness e/s creme de violet and shadowy lady are from the permenent line and i already have those , so i dont have to get them. that saves me some money on this collection!

  72. Elisa

    woooow i love this collection… like as a whole its just nice im all over this one lol

  73. Marcela

    I’m really excited about the beauty powder and the nail polish, can’t wait until April. =-]

  74. Oh wow it’s gorgeous. Well at least I know how much to budget now. I want all the lipsticks and beauty powders, Of Summer and Shadow Lady eye shadows and the Circa Plum pigment. Thank my lucky stars I have all the other colors and I hate MAC lip glosses.

  75. Oh wow it’s gorgeous. Well at least I know how much to budget now. I want all the lipsticks and beauty powders, Of Summer and Shadow Lady eye shadows and the Circa Plum pigment. Thank my lucky stars I have all the other colors and I hate MAC lip glosses.

    I love the romantic colors. It’s nice departure from the Dame Edna and Hello Kitty Easter/Candy colors.

  76. Mykeshia

    This is pretty awesome. Wow my life needs those beauty powders and the Fix+ Rose. Wow! Thanks!

  77. Gorgeous, thx Christine!! i gasped at the rose fix+ 😉

  78. Christy

    So pretty! I want the beauty powders, lipstick, lipglass and maybe one of the 3 see through lipcolors. The eyeshadows and gel blush don’t call me. I don’t really like the look of gel blush most of the time.

  79. Samantha

    Wow, I am in love with those beauty powders! I am super excited for this collection, AND this collection comes out right before my birthday! Maybe then I will have enough cash to grab something from this! 😀

  80. classic

    I will keep my eye on this collection

  81. OMG the colors in this line looks divine! I love pinks and purples!!! Thank you so much for always being the first to know about a new collection! I always browse through your site just to find out what is the next collection! You’re awesome! <3

  82. This collection is going to be so romantic! I cannot believe that they have Mutiny in this collection! I’ve been wanting Mutiny for a while and will have the oppertunity to get it. I republished it on my site and liked you for credit! You must be on a roll on putting product pics of each collection that us MAC addicts have been wanting to see!

  83. Dionella

    YAY!!!! My birthday is on April 23 same day it launches. Uber exited for that!!

  84. kiki



    i want it all.

  85. kristie

    Oh my…thank goodness it’s in April so I can recover from HK. I want all the lip products + pigments + eyeshadows! Can’t wait.

  86. smugbear

    i think ill be getting most of this collection!! esp the rose fix + :)

  87. Dominique

    I’m really excited about the Magnetique lipglass, Mutiny pigment and the rose scented Fix+!

  88. Naomi

    Virgin kiss looks like a nice colour.

  89. Tierra

    Okay these are really pretty too!!! Why MAC why????? I gotta buy diapers too you know this is unfair!!!! T_T

  90. maddy

    This collection looks amazing! will they make rose fix+ permanant?

  91. Kat

    The beauty powders are BEYOND gorgeous…it’s almost cruel. Sculpted into a rose? Yes please!

  92. Vivian Ngo

    MUST HAVE those beauty powders!!!!!!!!!!
    and Fix+Rose and EVERYTHING ELSE.
    now i have to worry about saving up for sugarsweet, grand duos, and now THIS?!!?!!

  93. muffingrl

    omg the rose BP is gonna kill me!!!!

    but if you think about it, what are you gonna do once you get past the imprint? it’ll just be a regular BP.

  94. Stacy

    This is by far the launch that I am most anticipating in the first half of 2009. I cannot wait to get my hands on this collection!

  95. gingin501

    Pass on this one too!

    • BabyDollB

      I wish I could say the same lol I admire you!
      I have no will power at all when it comes to make up- even if I am not that crazy about certain collections, I always find myself getting one thing which turns into two or three- I can talk myself into any thing

  96. BabyDollB

    I have been tempted to buy some Fix+..for the first time and I was unsure about it..but I think I will just hold out for the one in this collection :)

  97. Alona

    My two favourites, roses and mac. Have to get one of those rose blushes and FIX + Rose!!!

  98. Jenny

    Blush of Youth looks really pretty.

  99. Laura

    OMG why? I wont have any money this year. I wonder what next years big hit is going to be how will they top HK? Ne one have any good guesses? I hope an I LOVE LUCY collection I am such a fan of that funny red head…lol…can u imagine big fake lashes luscious red lips and a lot of pink and the packaging lol…i’m already dreaming!!!