Sunday, January 25th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Grand Duos Collection for Spring 2009

Mineralization has swept the beauty nation but MAC makes the next move with Grand Duos: Mineralize Blush that has a marbleized melange on one side, and a complimentary mono-shade on the other. Soft shimmer, super-shine pearl in a pretty tri-colour veining to enhance and glorify cheekbones, followed with the pop and dimension of solid colour shimmer without an overly frosted look. The 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush makes the transition magnificent. A sophisticated but simple new way to get your vital minerals!

Grand Duos

  • Moon River Blue pink mélange / Pale yellow pink
  • Love Rock Gold violet mélange / Bright blue pink
  • Grand Duo Copper pink mélange / Plum
  • Light Over Dark Orange yellow mélange / Deep brown
  • Earth to Earth Purple bronze mélange / Yellow brown
  • Hot Planet Copper yellow mélange / Mid-tone plum
  • Intenso Pink gold mélange / Terracotta rose


  • 188 Brush Flat topped, full circular brush

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65 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics Grand Duos Collection for Spring 2009

  1. Michelle

    What are the sizes of these products?
    They look like the size of the mineralized duo eye shadows from last summer.

  2. AmyLou

    Gorgeous! How much will these be in USD?

  3. Yvette

    they look just like the Mineralize eyeshdadows..

    • styrch

      You know, I’ll probably use them like that too. In addition to being blush that is.

    • Jennifer

      I agree. Colours look the same as the eyeshadows, except for the solid part. Think I’ll pass. Not fond of mineralize anyway. Too much fall out, not enough pay off.

      • shona

        hey love!!! try using your 239 brush quite hard and buff it in without usng too much product on it, or use it over a shade stick like beige-ing! and try doing eyes before base to tidy up fall out!!!


        mac artist uk!

        • Victoria Maria

          Hi shona – i’ve heard someone say that it would be a good idea to spray the brush with Fix+ before using the minerals blushes and shadows…any comments on that???

  4. Rayanna

    I think there might have been a mix up with Intenso and Light over Dark they both say deep brown but I really like the picture of Intenso and it’s clearly not a deep brown but Light over Dark is.

  5. i’ll be all over this collection. the bright blue pink & the plum ones look lovely. can you hear my wallet screaming? =)

  6. These look pretty nice, it’ll beat paying the price for a blush as well as a skin finish, and both can last you like, a lifetime. I’ll be more excited once Hello Kitty FINALLY comes out. It’s going to be a very, very long 2 weeks.

  7. Hillary

    :) your my favorite person ever.

    Im screwed, I want them all, and plan on getting at least 5 of them. (1 and 3 are iffyy)

  8. Liz

    I like the second to last one. My guess is that they’ll be the same price as the mineralize blushes…

  9. Kathleen

    Mnmmmm….I am not quite impressed. I think I will pass on this one.

  10. Meagan

    moon river looks like the perfect peachy pink – love it!

  11. the pic freaks me out…creepy!!! blushes cool!!!

  12. tc

    christine, do you think they are worth getting? do you think that they are really pretty pinks? too shimmery? are you getting any of them? let me know!

  13. Emma

    I think I possibly died and went to heaven.
    I Adore These.

    Any Idea if they are Matte or Shimmery???

  14. Leila

    im gonna be so broke this year =(

  15. Leah

    I love the 4th and last one.

  16. claudine

    moon river calls my name

  17. Blech. They all look really boring. Money saved!

  18. anina

    i was lucky to have a played with them for a small workshop!

    i love intenso, light over dark and hot planet!

    fantastic as eyeshadow too!

  19. Sandy

    these look pretty cool. I loved the mineralized blush and will def check these out. Thanks for the preview Christine

  20. Lola

    Need the last two!!

  21. Anitacska

    I think you posted the plum one twice. But thank you very much for posting them, they are sooo pretty. I have a feeling I’ll be buying all of them (maybe except the dark brown ones). I love my mineralize products and they are sooo pretty. Aaaah. :)

  22. MsEclectic

    They look soo pretty ….i cant buy any (sniff sniff) coz my skin flares up with macs mineral products :( oh well money saved i guess :)

  23. pia

    Those are beautiful! i want them all:) i don’t think I know how though. A purple vein? I’m definitely clueless

  24. domi

    can i ask something..?
    in general which is the best brush to apply blush really really lightly??

  25. honeybunny

    awesome 😀

  26. i must get this. too nice!!! i want like 5 of it but would only be able to get 1

  27. Really nice. I just picked up 2 of the mineralized shadows from my CCO and I like them. I hope that these are just as satisfying.

  28. Great collection for a blush addict like I am!!! I have to get them all…..but what’s new??

    Thanks for the great info, Christine! 😀

  29. missbike

    I haven’t done mu7ch with mineral make up but I like the solid cake sort; I got some for eyes in fantastic colors.
    Question- Are these baked cake minerals all purpose? I look at these and see a lovely blush- and an interesting eye as well. The other ones I’ve seen at the MAC counter tend to have that whatever you need quality too, except maybe deep purple or royal blue. Are they all the same formula in different colors?

    Mountain bike girl
    Likes to paint as the mood moves me…

  30. they look more like eyeshadows to me. lol

    when is this out? march?

  31. classic

    I drooling with the plum

  32. Becca


  33. Korean Doll

    These Launching Products are Very Different yet Retro Like [I Love It=)

  34. nancy

    Yay im so happy they are adding these, I was starting to get bored with Mac blush

  35. YW

    when will this collection be released?

  36. Sarah

    These look beautiful. I’m trying not to let myself get too sucked into the attraction of LEs but I can’t help it. Lemming ahoy!

  37. mytwocents


    This is one of MAC most unique product (skinfinish I mean). Literally it’s changing women’s faces . These skinfinish products totally change your cheek to give you a glow.

    Trust me people want them if they didn’t they wouldn’t come out with a whole collection around them.

    They look awesome!
    Only thing I don’t get is I don’t think many want to wear purple on their cheeks why aren’t there more browns??

  38. oorabbitoo

    OMG I just bought Blound MSF cost $28. Then I saw this, I wanna get one again.

  39. cmferrets

    omg i am soo excited, i want to get them all. i missed out on the other minerlized blushes that were released and then when i saw this i said , nah im going to wait for this collection to come out. cant wait for this march!

  40. Big D

    INTENSO…. *droooool*

  41. Laura

    Is there an exact release date yet?? All the colors look lovely…can’t wait

  42. Diana

    omg.. i am so excited i loved the mineralized blushes and i will definitely buy like 4 of these !!!

  43. Carolina

    Does anyone know the exact date this collection will launch?? I am so freaken excited!!! i think i’ll get at least 3 of these blushes :) thank u so much for posting!!

  44. Nars

    This collection already launched in Korea a few days ago.. what a surprise! As far as I know it comes out in mid-March in North America. I picked up Love Rock and Moon River.. boy aren’t they pretty! Moon River is simply gorgeous– anyone that lays their hands on it would be lucky!

  45. Melissa

    do any of you girls know what the bronzy one with purple veining is called?
    the 3rd picture ?

  46. on3cut3cupcak3

    OK, ladies I swatches ALL of these @ my local Nordstroms today (they’re currently taking pre-orders) AND BELIEVE ME, THEIR BEAUTIFUL! Unlike typical MSFs there is not much fall out, and the color payoffs are GREAT (minus 1)!! I AM DEFF GONNA PICK ALL OF THEM UP (minus 1)!! Also, i LOVE the fact that none of them were chunky like other MSFS were too! Swatch it, and see for yourself!

  47. violette

    Im so getting moon river !!!!

  48. Belle

    Hi, does anyone know what’s the name of the 1st and 3rd picture?

  49. Shaee

    i think 3rd one is called earth to earth.
    they are released on the mac australia website so check that out.

  50. on3cut3cupcak3

    Does anyone know if this will be Permanent??

  51. Rita

    The Grand Duo Collection came out on UK website already yesterday (5th), wonder why?!

  52. Natalia

    I am so getting these this thursday, i cant wait =D. And I am totally skipping on the Sugarsweet MSF’s since they are too light and sheer for me which is sad to find out =(