Monday, May 18th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Naked Honey Collection

Bees do it… now MAC does it! Honey that is! As ancient and exotic as Kohl, great beauties have long revered the natural restorative powers of the Golden Elixir.

Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer. Introducing our limited edition Naked Honey collection – three aspects of golden warmth and sun-made sweetness for the body, layered with two decidedly different honeycomb-derived fragrances – celebrating the secret lives of Queen Bees. Complementary shades of High-Light Powder, Eye Shadow and Lipglass are all the buzz for summer.

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • She’s a Star Light neutral gold
  • Queen Bee Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Buzz Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Crème de Miel Frosty light yellow gold
  • Pollinator Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
  • Buckwheat Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

High-Light Powder ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

A high-light powder specially created for the Naked Honey collection. It features an embossed honeycomb pattern — super-fine, impeccably pearlized. It creates soft high lights on cheek, brow, shoulders — anywhere on the body.

  • Honey Light A light peachy gold with shimmer
  • Golden Nectar Muted golden tan with gold shimmer

Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)

Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizers and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.

Naked Honey Hand and Body Cream ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

A sensuous cream made form bio-converted honey, shea butter, and vitamins C and E derivatives. Absorbs quickly for skin-softening moisture. Conditions, nourishes, protects. Use on all areas where ultra-moisture is called for.

Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

Formulated from bio-converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while providing the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender, narcissus, jasmine flower, and blue agave extracts. Provides a sensual, calming, cleansing experience.

Creations: Naked Honey ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

An aromatic journey that traces honey’s fragrant heart back to summer’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light floral and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.

Creations: Africanimal ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

A scent that starts with a honey-ness that’s seductive and given its dash of pepper, not without spice. Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood, an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that’s all honey but far from sweet.

Available: June 11th, 2009 in North America. July 2009 international.

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97 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics Naked Honey Collection Official Information & Photos

  1. Arianna

    OOOOOOO!!! I like the design! I can’t wait to see the products! :) (Sorry a lil too hyper today)

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    Wow! Now I have the incentive to hold back from Style Warrior and wait for Naked Honey instead.

  3. Anitacska

    I love the highlighting powder and the peach lipglass. Will check it out eventually. :)

  4. Mary

    The Naked Honey perfume will be the only thing I’m gonna get…

    • Miss Trendy

      the perfume sound exciting i’d have to smell it… but i fear falling in love with a limited edition fragrance because once the bottle (which at MAC is not very generous) is gone its GONE :(

      • Brittany

        but that makes it all the sweeter *excuse the pun* :P haha but yea i know what you mean….

  5. I’m excited for the highlights! :)

  6. Tamara

    I’m going to be sooooo broke this summer!! Gorgeous–but, broke!! :$

  7. This collection looks perfect for summer! Love the warm tones. I don’t usually buy high-end body lotions or shower products but I’m very tempted!

  8. kat

    I’m so excited about this collection…… mmm I LOVE honey!

  9. sammmie

    ohhhhhh my
    i want the salve sooooooo badlyyyyy
    its to expenisve though 18.50!!!!!!! shessshhhhhh if it was 14 i would get it

  10. Lillian

    finally something in warm colours!!

  11. Jessie

    Oh..my..God..

    *touches* I WAAAANT!!!! The lipglasses and the e/s…and everything!

    I think I may hold off on the Style Warriors and get these lol

  12. Thank you for reminding me why I’m skipping Style Warrior. :)

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    This collection is so wrong for me–anything that smells like honey completely skeeves me out. The glosses and shadows don’t excite me much but they’re pretty neutrals, I guess. I’m glad, this looks like one I can skip!

  14. sej

    The only thing tempting me here are the highlight powders. It’s a good things since I thought I wouldn’t like anything from Style Warrior…but I ended up liking a TON!! Hopefully the same doesn’t happen with this collection.

  15. Wow, wayyyy more excited for Naked Honey than Style Warriors. I may actually get my first MAC lipglass. The apricot-y one in the middle is so pretty and so are the highlighting powders! Also, pretty excited to try out that honey salve. :D :D :D

  16. Tanya

    I am super duper excited about this collection but not so much for the make-up…I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scent of honey and cant wait to check out the perfumes and body products :) Yippeeeee!!!

  17. Lipstickrules

    I need all of these. It will be hard to hold back for sure!

  18. Huai-Ann

    Liking the peachy lipglass (in the middle) and the powders. That’s it, though. I am still liking Style Warriors more! I am glad that both are more my coloring, though. :)

  19. Andrea

    I think I’m going to like this collection :)

  20. Marie

    This looks awesome! Love the neutrals.

  21. Miss Trendy

    the highlight powders are tempting… wonder how they will compare to MSF. Christine do you know the size of the salve? They are usually in tiny tins (sort of like tiger balm and lush’s perfumes)… is this the same concept?

  22. carriespooner

    Oh help me.

  23. lisa

    This is one collection i plan to spend on!

  24. I like this collection. It’s very neutral. That I love. Now I need a job! lol

  25. Elle

    Glad to see I’m not the only one dying over this collection. GIMME.

  26. details

    I NEED SWATCHES!!!! SWATCHES!!! SWATCHES!! I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS COLLECTION. WISH I HAD MORE MONEY. :D

  27. Ruth

    I want the lipglasses

  28. Brie

    I wonder how close Pollinator is to the peach color in the Rose Romance quad? They look like they’d be similar.

    I HAVE to get the Africanimals perfume – that’s the only thing that is really calling to me, thank GOODNESS (after Rose Romance, I don’t need another entire collection to fall in love with).

  29. Yulia

    i think i’ll only be getting the salve from this one

  30. Aj

    I’m surprised how excited I am about this; I think I want one of the highlights and all the shadows!

  31. Can’t wait for the skin salve :D

  32. Filipa

    I’m so excited about this one, more than for style warriors! i want the 3 e/s, the two lighter l/g, the highlighter and the salve for shore ;)i’m going to be one poor honey ;)

  33. heather

    I like the lipglasses, and the perfume and maybe the body wash sounds good too but that’s about it.

  34. hrmmm this collection looks alright, the only thing I’m up to checking out in person is the highlight powders and possibly the perfumes ;)

  35. Vanbabs

    I’m going to be all over the lipglasses like a bee over honey ha ha ha sorry that is a bad joke right?

  36. I can’t wait to smell the perfumes! And I want the highlight powders!!

  37. Sasse142

    Oooh I like this!

  38. Summersweet

    To me, it seems wasteful to use honey on cosmetics when there’s been a honeybee crisis in N. America the last few years.

  39. Vness_12

    The shadows look pretty.

  40. Luda

    It doesn’t look like it’s for me. But you never know.

  41. YaYa

    I really like pollinator and buckwheat! I hope they aren’t sheer.

  42. Nicole

    I was going to get some of the gold colors from Style Warrior, but now I think I’ll wait for this collection!

  43. nice

    Boring….
    Just want pics from the colour craft collection
    MAC Collections this year have been So Bad, i can’t believe it
    there’s nothin’ interesting in this collection

  44. Naked Honey Skin Salve seems interesting, and so does the High-Light Powder in Honey Light. But apart from that, everything else is crap…

  45. ;_; Now I need to rule out what i will be buying from style warriors in order to save for this!

  46. Definitely getting all the eyeshadows and all the lipglasses. :D I’m really loving honey products right now (Honey I Washed The Kids, heeey) … but! I don’t think I want the perfume.

  47. 19.50 for a 3.4Fl oz body wash….?
    Too expensive… for me of course.Because I kinow here in France, they will be sold as 25$ certainly! :(

  48. jamie

    its cute packaging but i am probably going to skip on buying any

  49. not interested… except for the highlight powders.. aaaah finally.. relief for my wallet ^^

  50. Jackie

    hmm i think i can hold off on this collection, i just might get a lipglass and Pollinator e/s.

  51. Ju

    Is Buckwheat similar to any other mac shadows? I think I may need it…

  52. Faheema

    That dripping honey just looks soo attractive haaaa.
    Damn u mac I’m going to be broke even before i get a job.

  53. Ms Trendy

    i am hoping i dont like anything really… then i can “BUZZ OFF” outta the store! LOL sorry i couldnt resist.

  54. Emily

    These look sooooo good…perfect colours for my skin tone ! Want want want.

  55. lexi

    hi Christine! have you seen the shadows in person yet?

  56. Rose

    yey!
    i love honey!

  57. Andrea

    This is a cute collection but nothing really appeals to me. I still want to grab a lipstick and maybe a lip gloss from the Style Warrior Collection and I plan on getting stuff from the Euristocrats II, the Color Craft and maybe the Baby Bloom collection.My wallet is only happy as of now. haha

  58. I asked a MUA about the perfumes yesterday – she had a chance to smell them recently… she says they smell terrible. I’m sad, but my wallet is relieved :)

    She said the skin salve is awesome though & smells great.

  59. Stefawnduh

    Hey Christine, Do you know when you’ll have swatches for this?

  60. Here’s to hoping the Queen Bee Lipglass is a good dupe for YSL Pure Coral #3. Does anyone know?.

    If only the lip glosses had some of that adorable packaging — I wouldn’t be able to control myself if the lid had a ring of honeycomb around it!.

  61. Kaylabella

    I think the collection is nice, but I am only really tempted by the highlighting powder.

  62. Teresa

    Im especially wanting l/g’s She’s a Star & Queen Bee! and e/s’s Crème de Miel & Buckwheat!

  63. Letty

    This is exotic and tropical.

  64. Skyler

    Those are three of the most beautiful lipglasses EVER. I know they won’t look the same because the promos never do, but still. :P

  65. Becca

    I am all over this collection. I have been waiting for months for Naked Honey. Everything in it is just so perfect for summer :)

  66. Honey

    hhhhmmmm i thought i was going to get the whole collection but mmmm no, i really observed and i think i might just get the compact high lighters, the pollinator and creme de miel eye shadow and the hand salve, fair enough!!!

  67. catmeow

    I am a bit disappointed that MAC does not bring back the volcanic ash defoliator this summer ! I missed it so much ! :P

  68. I need a JOB I gotta get the honey collection I am a Bee Fanatic love the design too I am alergic to Bee’s But I love the Bee Movie lol

  69. Shinylil Apple

    I am soooo getting e/s, lipglosses and the highlighters. I just crossed out everything on my style warriors list.

  70. Julie

    Wow, I can’t wait for the HL powders!
    They look AMAZING.

  71. Rose

    i’ll probably be gorgeously broke…

  72. miss bonita

    when was the launch date for this again? sorry if i missed it somewhere in the posts.

  73. adriennekayleh

    getting my hands on the highlights as soon as possible :D

  74. Nicole

    I was saying no for a little while but I want to smell the fragrance (:

  75. Leah

    ! I didnt get my style warrior stuff yet, and im pretty sure im going to skip it all and get ALL naked honey. . . my poor wallet :( !

    As always ! THANKS CHRIStINE !

  76. nicole

    I was going to skip but I am so into honey right now so Naked Honey perfume is something I am looking forward to!
    AND Queen Bee looks gorgeous <3

  77. MiSSxCiNDERELLY

    i JUST CAME BACK FROM MY NORDSTROM MAC COUNTER AND GOT A PREViEW OF THE COLLECTiON AND OMGGGGG… GORGEOUS iN PERSON, YOU GUYS!!! THE GiRL THAT WAS HELPiNG ME PRE-ORDER THEM TOLD ME SHE PRE-ORDER EVERYTHiNG! lOl SHE ALSO EXPECT THEM TO BE A SELL OUT. SO, HERE’S MY OPiNiON…

    BOTH THE HiGHLiGHTERS ARE SOFT AND SiLKY AND KiNDA LOOKS ALiKE BUT WHEN YOU SWATCH iT, HONEY LiGHT (THE LiGHTER ONE) iS GREAT FOR HiGHLiGHT W/ SHiMMER AND GOLDEN NECTAR (THE DARKER ONE) iS NOT- i REPEAT, NOT DARK AS iT LOOKS iN THE PiC BUT iT HAS A LiL HiNT OF BROWNiSH PiNK W/ SHiMMER WHiCH iS GREAT FOR AN ALL OVER POWDER. i PRE-ORDER BOTH! THE EYESHADOWS WERE BEAUTiFUL, ACTUALLY! GREAT COLORS FOR LiD, CREASE AND HiGHLiGHT. THE YELLOWiSH COLOR iS ACTUALLY LiGHTER THAN iT LOOKS iN THE PiC. i DiDNT PRE-ORDER THEM CUZ i DiDNT FEEL LiKE iM iN NEED OF EYESHADOWS BUT iF i WERE, iD DEFiNiTELY GET THEM. THE LiP GLASS WERE SOOOOOO PRETTY! LOOKS EXACTLY HOW iT DOES iN THE PiCS. i PRE-ORDER SHE’S A STAR & QUEEN BEE. THE HAND & BODY CREAM SMELLS GREAT AND LEAVES YOUR SKiN FEELiNG SOOOOOOOO SOFT W/OUT BEiNG OiLY AND STiCKY. DiDN’T PRE-ORDER iT CUZ i DiDN’T NEED iT. THE SKiN SALVE SMELLS KiNDA FUNKY AND LOOKS FUNKY BUT YOU CAN TOTALLY SMELL HONEY SO NOT TOO BAD. GREAT FOR DRY & ROUGH AREAS ON THE BODY. THE FRAGRANCE SMELLS WONDERFUL, GUYS! NOTHiNG SPECiAL, BUT STiLL SMELLS NiCE. NAKED HONEY (THE LiGHTER CAP) iS A LiGHTER SCENT FOR DAYTiME AND AFRiCANiMAL (THE DARKER CAP) iS A STRONGER SCENT FOR NiGHT TiME. i DiDNT’T PRE-ORDER iT CUZ iT WAS NOTHiNG SPECiAL, JUST OKAY. i JUST DiDNT GET TO PREViEW THE BODY WASH CUZ THEY DiDNT HAVE iT CUZ REALLY- HOW WOULD WE BE ABLE TO TEST A “SHOWER” BODY WASH?? lOl iTS COOL CUZ i WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN iT ANYWAYS. OVERALL, i THiNK THiS COLLECTiON iS GREAT FOR RELAXATiON AND A NEUTRAL REFRESHiNG LOOK. FOR THOSE WHO ARE HESiSATANT, JUST GO CHECK iT OUT, YOU MiGHT JUST LiKE SOMETHiNG! =]

  78. kathy

    kinda excited only for the highlighting powder and the queen bee lipglass ,maybe the slave ?

  79. Jenelle

    Im with urban beauty blog on this one! Finaly a collection I must not have 1 or 2 of each item…whewww!!

  80. P

    Looks boring. *yawn*

  81. Amber

    Has anyone purchased one of these products and really really liked it (so much that you would recommend it)? I like the whole theme and concept of the honey and it is appealing, but I don’t know if anything in this collection is particularly worth it….

  82. Tattoo Girl

    This collection was on the website today!! I called my local MAC counter at Macy’s and they said they would not have them in store until Thirsday next week. I am gonna try the MAC store tomorrow and see if they have them yet. I love the eyeshadows! I will let everyone know tomorrow if I can find them what I think!!

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    Is that Allie from “The City”?

  84. toya

    i will probably buy it just to add alittle color to my mac collection. u just get tired of seeing the same old black packaging im gald they are putting alittle change to the packaging it makes it funner to shop and buy. ill probably pick out my favs and forget the rest. but the only problem is i like all the things that are right for my skin. hhee hhee i have a mac addiction… i need to stop.. i know imma be broke but beautiful…

  85. Keri

    I was so dissapointed with this collection!! not good for my skin complexion..colors were hard to work with