Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Colour Ready Collection

Launch Date: April 2, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)

Seeking alternative energy, increased mileage from makeup… Colour Ready revs up the Prep + Prime idea, a true hybrid formula between science and beauty. New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are our lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time. Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.

Lipstick ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)

  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink
  • Impassioned Amped up fuchsia

Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.00 CDN)

  • Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer
  • White Frost Vivid bright white with icy shimmer

Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)

  • Rapid Black True Black

Eye Brows ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)

  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown

Prep + Prime Line Filler ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)

Brush ($34.00 US/$41.00 CDN)

  • 129SH All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.

Available: North America, April 2, 2009. International, April 2009.

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49 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics Colour Ready Collection Information & Photos

  1. Lexi

    Boring, repromotes.

  2. amy

    i love the promo photo. do you have any idea what textures the lipsticks will be?

  3. Nothing really too exciting but I do love the promo shot.

  4. Anal

    The Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder sounds intresting.

  5. victoria

    i’ll pass.

  6. Tanya

    I am confused it says launch date and available date, but they are different dates….whats that about?

  7. Gigi

    Promo pic is GORGEOUS, got me all excited, then saw the boring collection info. =_=

  8. Bor-ing. MAC, you come out with PLENTY of collections, no need to phone it in with this one when you could just take a break for a week.

  9. Brenda

    the promo picture got me so pumped up, are the prep and primes perm? If so them good for my wallet.

  10. Everything in this collection looks repromotes, except for the prep+prime products.

  11. KaylaK

    Prep and Prime sounds interesting, well just the finishing powder and the refined zone.

  12. Emma

    I’m all over that green eyeshadow.
    It looks so good with the models eye, which are just slightly darker than mine :)

  13. rayne

    I like the promo shots, but I think this collection I’ll pass on.

  14. AshBash

    im going to pass on this collection as well. kind of disappointing. like they didnt try.

  15. Lena

    I am interested in taking a look at these.

  16. Tekoa

    I’d hit the Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, maybe the line filler too.

  17. I love love love that promo pic! And now I can finally get my hands on Show Orchid, yipeeeeeeeeeee 😀

  18. Also… inneresting they’re repromoting Impassioned when it’s been d/c. It kind of amuses me the way MAC does that just to push through stock they need to get rid of.

  19. Leah

    That promo pic is to die for! I love Show Orchid as well. Kind of have/ don’t need the rest.

  20. nikki

    Show Orchid… yay!

    besides, i wish they would put out the penultimate in more colors. maybe a deep blue or a purple would be nice.

  21. Nicole

    I will pass this collection too, I already own White Frost and I don’t like green and bright lip colors. Good for my wallet.

  22. Manda

    what a gorgeous promo pic. i love bright colors, i’ll def try the shadows

  23. Chica

    It sounds a bit boring but the promotion photo is absolutely gorgeous!!

  24. Vee

    LoveLoveLove the promo picture! Not too interested in anything this collection has to offer…. except maybe the #129.

  25. [email protected]

    Are the skin products LE?

  26. Laura

    I don’t have White Frost. Is it low on frost? I need a white that isn’t to frosty but not matte.

  27. Yelizaveta

    I like the bright colors but that model’s face makes me think of Megan Fox for some reason.

  28. Sheila

    Bitter is mine!

  29. viv

    i like the promo pic. but other than that, i’m afraid i’ll have to let this collection pass me by

  30. Charlotte

    I love the lips in the promo, but I can’t believe they used Impassioned – that color looks like 80’s music video hot pink on me!

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  32. Crystal

    Love the promo shot! Show orchid seems lovely.

  33. casey

    I’m actually excited about this collection we saw it at update a few days ago and you the prep and prime stuff is AMMMAZZZZZZZZZZZING. The model our trainer used was in her 40s and was complaining about lines and pores and wow.. an amaaazing difference. all of this stuff contains ingrediants to make a blurring affect. Everyone should at least have a mac artist use this on them to see how awesome the change is.

  34. Tracy

    I was going to call for an appt next week – I’ll have to check out the prep and prime (yeah, well 40+), and I want that eyeshadow. I guess I’ll have to wait if it’s not in yet, or just make another appt.

    • This doesn’t release for a lil’ bit, later this Spring :)

      • Tracy

        Yes I saw that – at first I wasn’t thinking and thought – Great – I’m going next week – then I realized it not until April – oh well – it will just be an excuse to go again later!

  35. nancy

    the promo looks great but the products dont sound so hot

  36. the model skin looks flawless, I can wait to try the prep-primer and the powder.

  37. Does this mean that Show Orchid is going to be available without calling the PRO stores? If so, that’d be cool. I actually just picked up Impassioned today and I really love it. I wonder how it’d look if I combined the two?

  38. Susanne

    I love this promo pic! I will wear this look!!

  39. Kayc

    i’ll probably only get my hands on the finishing powder… which is good, since my wallet needs a break after all the other collections that came out.

  40. cmferrets

    i really like this collection, its small , but i dont have any of the colors listed, so im geting the lippies and the eyeshadows

  41. TinaG

    The crease liner looks blue. Is that just white frost applied over the black liner?