Wednesday, October 17th, 2012


MAC Fabulousness Collection for Holiday 2012 + All for Glamour, Primped Out, Hang Up the Glamour

Haute class, stylish inside and out. Elegant Eye Shadow compacts reveal a palette of five perfectly coordinated colours that blend for softly chic or deeply dramatic holiday looks. You have three choices : 5 Neutral Eyes , 5 Warm Eyes and 5 Smoky Eyes , all in our highly pigmented M∙A∙C formulas . Highlight, contour and glamorize with buildable colour intensity. The satin-tufted compact is a touch of modern romance with its demure black patent bow accent. Includes interior mirror.

Fabulousness / Warm Eyes ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Glamour Light Soft beige frost (Satin)
  • Sketch Burgundy with red shimmer (Velvet)
  • Honesty Pewtered bronze (Lustre)
  • Cognac Frosty golden bronze (Frost)
  • Retrospeck Bleached blonde (Lustre)

Fabulousness / Neutral Eyes ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Brun Muted blackish-brown (Satin)
  • Blonde Mink Grey taupe frost (Lustre)
  • Enviable Cool mint green with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Smut Muted black with red shimmer (Velvet)
  • Magical Mist Metallic taupe (Lustre)

Fabulousness / Smoky Eyes ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Spellcaster Matte aubergine (Matte)
  • Taupeless Lavender pink (Lustre)
  • Black Slip Rich blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Satin Taupe Taupe with silver shimmer (Frost)
  • Love Spice Mid-tone rosy pink with pearl (Frost)

All for Glamour Face Kit / Gorgeous Bronze ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Hearts-a-flutter (Eyeshadow) Warm pink with silver pearl (Satin)
  • Romance Me (Eyeshadow) Warm plum with gold pearl (Lustre)
  • Shadowy Lady (Eyeshadow) Blackened plum (Matte)
  • Golden (Bronzing Powder) Muted golden tan-beige with shimmer
  • Barely Lit (Lipstick) Neutral pink with gold pearls (Lustre)
  • Headturner (Lipstick) Mid-tone cool cream plum (Cremesheen)

All for Glamour Touch Up Kit / Medium ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fashion City (Sheen Supreme Lipstick) Neutral coral with pink (Sheen Supreme)
  • Medium (Blot Powder)

All for Glamour Touch Up Kit / Medium Dark ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Bare Again (Sheen Supreme Lipstick) Pinky neutral beige (Sheen Supreme)
  • Medium Dark (Blot Powder)

All for Glamour Touch Up Kit / Dark ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Can’t Resist (Sheen Supreme Lipstick) Golden purplish red (Sheen Supreme)
  • Dark (Blot Powder)

Lip Look Bag / Lavish Coral ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Kiss Me Softly (Cremesheen Glass) Soft peach with gold pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Shy Girl (Lipstick) Creamy neutral coral beige (Cremesheen)
  • Boldly Bare (Lip Pencil) Dirty red brown

Lip Look Bag / Luxurious Pink ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Call Me Gorgeous (Cremesheen Glass) Bright fuchsia with gold pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Lickable (Lipstick) Bright, clean blue pink (Cremesheen)
  • Great Catch (Lip Pencil) Bright cream fuchsia

Eye Look Bag / Sensual Peach ($46.50 U.S. / $55.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dazzle Me (Eyeshadow) Light peach with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Mulch (Eyeshadow) Red-brown with bronze pearl (Velvet)
  • Stubborn Brown (Powerpoint Eye Pencil) Deep rich brown
  • Bad, Bad, Black Opulash Mascara Black
  • 275SE Medium Angle Shading Brush

Eye Look Bag / Decadently Pink ($46.50 U.S. / $55.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Radial Pink (Eyeshadow) Powder pink with silver sheen pearl (Frost)
  • Shadowy Lady (Eyeshadow) Blackened plum (Matte)
  • Bordeauxline (Powerpoint Eye Pencil) Soulful deep rich plum
  • Bad, Bad, Black Opulash Mascara Black
  • 275SE Medium Angle Shading Brush

Eye Look Bag / Drama Taupe ($46.50 U.S. / $55.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Filament Eyeshadow (Eyeshadow) Platinum silver (Lustre)
  • Black Tied Eyeshadow (Eyeshadow) Black with silver sparkle (Velvet)
  • Engraved (Powerpoint Eye Pencil) Rich black
  • Bad, Bad, Black Opulash Mascara Black
  • 275SE Medium Angle Shading Brush

Perfectly Plush Brush Kit / Mineralize ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 187SE Duo Fibre Face Brush
  • 130SE Short Duo Fibre Brush
  • 282SE Duo Fibre Shader Brush
  • 286SE Duo Fibre Tapered Blending Brush

Perfectly Plush Brush Kit / Essential ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • 190SE Foundation Brush
  • 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush
  • 226SE Small Tapered Blending Brush
  • 266SE Small Angle Brush

Perfectly Plush Brush Kit / Advanced ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • 167SE Face Blender Brush
  • 168SE Large Angled Contour Brush
  • 217SE Blending Brush
  • 239SE Eye Shader Brush
  • 212SE Flat Definer Brush

Hanging Travel Bag ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Pack all your M∙A∙C makeup and brushes in one M·A·C Hanging Travel Bag and you’re off for the holidays in chic style. Exterior is satin
covered in an exotic leopard-print plastic. Interior is lined with satin covered in lace-print plastic. Features a hook hanger and black ribbon tie; unfolds to reveal three zippered pockets and two small pockets with snap closures . 12’’ x 18’’ open. (M∙A∙C stores only.)

Divine Desire / Paramour Pink ($70.00 U.S. / $85.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Divine Desire (Blush) Bright pink
  • Heart to Heart (Lipstick) Mid-tone yellow pink (Cremesheen)
  • Warm Embrace (Lipglass) Cool rosy pink with pearl (Frost)
  • Purple Dash (Technakohl Liner) Intense aubergine
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush

Divine Desire / Quite Coral ($70.00 U.S. / $85.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Born to Love (Blush) Coral
  • In a Heartbeat (Lipstick) Pale clean coral (Cremesheen)
  • Pure Flattery (Lipglass) Soft coral cream (Frost)
  • Photogravure (Technakohl Liner) Deep chocolate brown
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush

Sinfully Chic Face Kit ($70.00 U.S. / $85.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pursue Your Passion (Blush) Warm bronze
  • Out to Please (Lipstick) Neutral nude cream (Lustre)
  • Be Nice (Lipglass) Shimmery light gold with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Graphblack (Technakohl Liner) Rich graphic black
  • 129SE Powder/Blush Brush

Availability: October 23rd, 2012 online (North America), October 25th, 2012 (North America in-store), November 2012 (International) at MAC Cosmetics

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66 thoughts on “MAC Fabulousness Collection for Holiday 2012 + All for Glamour, Primped Out, Hang Up the Glamour

  1. Those packages are sooooo cute!

  2. Love the packaging! So much better than last year!

  3. Liz

    kinda obsessed with this collection

  4. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Those eyeshadow palettes are adorable, but I’m guessing the quality will be sub-par as usual.

  5. Avatar of Melanie melanie

    I think this is the most fabulous elegant holiday collection yet. I will be in the poor house. Have my list….. Such a sucker for packaging

  6. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    The packaging’s cute, but I’m dubious about the quality of the product, as usual for MAC these days :(

    • everytomorrow

      Yeah, I really love those puffy compacts, but the quality on MAC’s releases has been so terrible lately that I won’t be buying anything unless I can see it swatched and know it’s high-quality in advance. If that means things are sold out before I get a chance at them, oh well.

      • Avatar of Amy xamyx

        I feel the same. I’m actually *more* apprehensive of anything from any of the MAC Holiday collections. LE collections are so hit or miss throughout the year, but the fact so many are coming out at the same time…

    • Yes that why my list is a Wish list only. Ive seen sneaked swatched photo’s but the quality I’m after.

  7. Avatar of Abbey Abbey

    I always cringe when I see those duos because they have a history of being such poor quality. But since it seems that they’re permanent colors, maybe (fingers crossed) they’ll be lovely!

  8. Avatar of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    EKKKKKKKKKK! The little girl comes out in me again. Loving the entire collection!

  9. aac1024

    yay, super excited to actually see them in person and swatch out to see which ones i’m going to buy

  10. Avatar of Rafaela Rafaela

    I hate leopard print, but i did I love the Divine Desire / Quite Coral, the packages with the bows are so cute!

    • I like it all but a I’m a textile junky. I would wear leopard print (Heck I don’t wear to many prints period being a larger built woman) but in a back/clutch it love it.

  11. Shauna Severance

    I LOVEloveLOVE the roll-up! Leopard print :D

  12. karen gonzalez

    While the packaging is pretty, it’s very unpractical and inconvenient. It’s definitely a deterrent for me, and I think I’ll skip out on this collection.

  13. My wish list.

    Fabulousness / Warm Eyes ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)
    Fabulousness / Neutral Eyes ($39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CDN)
    Hanging Travel Bag ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN)
    Divine Desire / Paramour Pink ($70.00 U.S. / $85.00 CDN)
    Divine Desire / Quite Coral ($70.00 U.S. / $85.00 CDN)

    Expensive as heck though so I’ll probably have to remove some things.

    • The Canadian total would be $313 plus my 13% sales tax come to a grand total of $353.69. :( OUCH.

      I’ve been wonder why I haven’t been getting MAC Holiday Collection the past 2 years abd that price total Should really be going into my IMATS Toronto cash next month. lol

  14. I never really want these sets, thank God. So much money.

  15. I got my eye on the Divine Desire Quite Coral set! Hope you get around to reviewing them first. I really don’t quite get why MAC doesn’t just give you the products in advance– you do send them a heck of a lot of business. At the very least, they oughta let you BUY them ahead. Not cool, MAC, not cool.

  16. Lynzie

    Lovin the whole collection!!!

  17. Marie

    I Love the packaging waiting to see the swatches :)

  18. Oooh, those look so tempting! I hope the eyeshadow palette shades are up to the same quality as they are in the permanent collection. I’m still gobsmacked at your review that mentioned how Restrospeckt is never quite the same twice, LOL.

  19. Avatar of Jade Jade

    You’ve got your work cut out for you Christine!! Wow!

  20. Mitzi

    I love the packaging so much!!! It’s so cute…I’m so tempted to want them all but I know that’s not going to happen….This is the cutest Holiday collection from MAC….

  21. The only thing I like is the travel bag…the rest looks like grandma’s pin cushion.

  22. Avatar of Aiman Aiman

    I’m totally in love with this collection!

  23. cheyenne

    Loooove this collection. Definitely putting these on my Christmas list!

  24. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    I was anxious to know what MAC’s 2012 Holiday Collection would be like and at a glance, I’m so excited! These will make great gifts (errr, though I admit maybe they’ll be from me to me!)! I really hope the products of this collection are high quality, because as cute as the packaging is, especially the eyeshadow sets, I will not purchase anything unless I’m convinced the makeup is worth the splurge.

  25. I love the packaging, so cute!
    The Fabulousness neutral eye kit looks very nice, but I won’t buy anything until I see swatches and read reviews – the quality of Mac LE shadows has been so poor lately that I won’t take the risk!
    I also like the Divine Desire kits but they seem excessively expensive to me…

  26. Avatar of Jeni Jeniy

    so does that mean that travel bag won’t be available online?

  27. Avatar of Jennifer jennifer s

    Ok. Im really liking the compact with the secret brush compartment but….. can you imagine how dirty the outside of the case will get? Yuck!

  28. Avatar of Kristen Kristen

    I don’t think I’ve been excited for a MAC Holiday Collection in years but these are really cute and I like the colors! I may pick some up!

  29. Avatar of Michelle MichelleChefNYC

    This is one of the best holiday collections I have ever seen from mac in terms of packaging and the complete sets with brushes and lip/cheek products are well integrated and pretty… but I am so leery of the quality that MAC has been producing lately, especially with palettes and seasonal collections… I think that I will be surprised if I end up buying anything… :(

  30. Alexa K

    Wow the packaging looks niceee~ I’m really tempted to get the violet/lavender eyeshadows set, hope the quality is good! looking forward to your review before my splurge!

  31. VickyM

    These look so chic and cute! but the price is a bit much…I could buy some Chanel, Guerlain or Dior products with that…still cute tho:)

  32. lalakitty

    IAM feeling sum kinda way

  33. Avatar of Cynthia Cynthia

    I hope these are good quality because they are so cute!

  34. Kim

    Lust is a sin!! Save me now!!!!!

  35. Mabeline

    Wowee! I wish I didn’t see this. I am beyond broke!

  36. Avatar of Catherine CatherineM

    Wow – the brush sets look nice. I will definetly have a look at those whne they come out.

  37. Yellowlantern

    Vinyl leopard print clutches in pastel colors.

    Even typing it out sounded cheap to me. I don’t hate MAC like some posters here, but even I’m cringing at this leopard print travesty.

  38. Orlane

    I want the green eyeshadow palette!!

  39. Avatar of Karla karla

    The brush kits look awesome.. but i am scared that they will not be MAC quality. I hope you get some to review before they come out! :)

  40. Sara

    I was able to see this collection at an event this week and I got the Divine Desire / Paramour Pink kit. LOVE IT! You can use the bag as a makeup bag or a small clutch, so cute! The whole collection is fabulous! It’s going to sell out quick!!

  41. Avatar of SandraJT Sandra JT

    Definitely picking up the duofiber brush set but that’s about it. None of the swatches I’ve seen of this collection are that great.

    • Mietta

      Be careful with the duofibre brush set – I bought that same brush set from the collection last year and the brushes especially the largest one sheds like mad. The others are ok but I haven’t used them as much.

      • Avatar of SandraJT Sandra JT

        Good to know. In that case, I won’t bother wasting my money. For the prices MAC charges, there’s absolutely no excuse for them to be making such crappy products. Thanks for the warning :-)

  42. Pari

    I live in europe..germany :) and I want to know if this will ne avaible in store too here?Or is it only online?

  43. lilac

    I like the packaging concept, but the problem I have with the holiday collections by MAC is that the extra packaging is usually made in China, and it smells terribly like plastic (and not very healthy, given that you put the contents on your skin). From Tartan Tale, the e/s palettes even had the plasticky smell in the eyeshadows inside (and I wonder what glue they used for the fabric to be glued on top); and the compact smelled like plastic through two (!) plastic bags I put it in for not to fog up the rest of my Make Up. Eventually I had to bring it to B2M; even depotting the e/s did not remove the smell from them. Huge waste of money.
    Last year I had a set with the powder in the lower compact and the e/s in the quad on top, same mega-chemical smell, I returned it unused; I did not want to lose money again.
    I hope that this year it won’t be so, but I`m not optimistic.

    Of course I don’t know if I had a bad batch, but seeing that it was so two years in a row (and for example with both TT-palettes), it seems it was not a random issue.

  44. Thessley Nguyen

    I HAVE TO HAVE THE SINFULLY CHIC SET!!! the packaging is to die for!!! not to mention your getting your money back on this kit! great for travel with a little back compartment for brush and mascara. i was attracted by i think all limited edition products and nearly full size products! CAN’T WAIT!!! again ADORABLE packaging. i think mac outdid themselves with the delicious kits! YUM!
    What your getting:
    lipglass 15$
    lipstick 15$
    blush 21$
    brush 20$ ??
    eyeliner 20$??
    if im correct 91 dollars of makeup great!
    Oh and temptalia is this set going to be available at Nordstrom?? and amazing pics:)

  45. alessia

    when is it avaiable?

  46. Leo

    Yeah up! the packaging is cute, but it seems to me that for the last couple of years MAC has become too cheap. The latest eye shadow kits have been very small and a bit pricy for such small quantity. I was a big fan of MAC and I used to get all the eye shadow kits every year, but I stopped, I was discourage with the 2011 holiday kit, and now with the 2012 I’m completely disappointed, the quantity is too small and the choices are less. This is no special for the consumer, is just a holiday profit for them. If you really like MAC? might as well save and get the full eye shadow that is double or triple the quantity then their SPECIAL sets. Be smart do the math and check their quantities on their so called special.

  47. hOkz.

    PLEASE do a review on the brush sets!! I am SOOOOO tempted by ‘em, but I hear so many bad things about the quality of MAC’s travel brushes.. Really interested in what you think about ‘em!!

    Keep up the good work; we all really appreciate it *=)

  48. Quick question- (Love your website by the way!) for the smokey eyes holiday eye set you listed “Spellcaster” as the deep purple shade. However, online it says “Vintage Allure” for that same shade? Any idea if it is indeed Spellcaster from the Evil Eye’s Quad released awhile ago. If not, how similar is it? Thanks! :)