Thursday, April 21st, 2011

MAC Flighty Collection
MAC Flighty Collection

MAC Flighty Collection for Summer 2011

U.S. Launch Date: May 5th, 2011
International Launch Date: May 2011

Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually spongy watercolour whipped mousse cream shadows in 16 hues that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow.  A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily.  Eye plumage is playful with four limited-edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara certain to unleash a torrent of tweets.

Zoom Coloured Mascara ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • High Esteem Mid-tone grey with silver pearl
  • Blue Charge Deep navy blue
  • Plum Reserve Light violet purple
  • Green is Green Jade green

BIg Bounce Shadow ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • The Cool Elite White with silver pearl
  • Good Fortune Soft pink yellow with pink and silver pearl
  • Reward Yourself Bright peach coral with gold pearl
  • Impeccably Rich Light cream with gold pearl
  • Sizzlin’ Diva Copper with gold pearl
  • Trophy Soft peach with pearl
  • Free as Air Sky blue with silver pearl
  • Spread the Wealth Dirty olive with gold pearl
  • Extra Charged Bright green with multicolour pearl
  • Up the Ante! Rich copper with gold and silver pearl
  • Rich Thrills Dirty silver with multicolor pearl
  • Luxury Touch Violet with gold pearl
  • Count Your Assets Rich blue purple with multicolour pearl
  • My Next Indulgence Forest green with blue and gold pearl
  • Rich, Sweet Chocolate gold with gold pearl
  • Black Diamond Black with gold pearl


  • 242 Shader Brush ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

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MAC Flighty Collection
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MAC Flighty Collection
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MAC Flighty Collection
MAC Flighty Collection

MAC Flighty Collection
MAC Flighty Collection

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103 thoughts on “MAC Flighty Collection for Summer 2011 Official Info & Photos

  1. Joy

    The shadows look gorgeous!!! Cant wait for this to come out! Pity there aren’t any blushes though!x

    • Stephanie

      Agreed ! I wish MAC would come out with a nice summer palette with a blush that doesn’t have a million colors running through it

  2. Mariella

    If those shadows are like Paint Pots in application and wear, then HURRAY, finally, for some greens and blues and other colours. At last!

  3. Brittni

    i wonder if these will be like paint pots. hmmm…

  4. Steff

    May 5th? That is supposed to be the date of Fashion Flower…I am so confused….? LOL

  5. LM

    the shadows sound like buxom stay there but without all the glitter, a rare MAC launch where I’ll be interested in the swatches

  6. Cindy

    I’m not sure about this collection, not too crazy about mousse formulas :/

  7. Gladis

    This comes out the same day as Fashion Flower collection??

  8. Kelly

    I really want to know if these crease!

    • Macaddict

      They do!
      Just came back from my MAC counter anad – as per my usual – chit-chatted about upcoming collections and I was told that they really crease and are not good as a primer. Even using a primer underneath does not help them not crease…

  9. Muneerah

    I have to say that I too am kind of excited, I am trying to get into bold shadows and creamy shadow sounds very interesting.

  10. Alison

    Looking forward to the coloured Zoom lash as that is my favourite mac mascara and i think will be better than the coloured Opulash from Wonder Woman.
    The shadows looks interesting too. Nice range of colours

  11. Sabrina

    ugh the eyeshadows arent permanent? Thats a big release just to be LE. I want to eventually buy a good chunk of these but I can afford to get what I want before its unavailable )=

  12. Jocelyn

    The photo reminds me of Peacocky a little. Can’t wait for your reviews and swatches Christine!

  13. Ashley

    I want the mascaras! especially the purple and blue.
    what’s a good eyelash primer? are they all the same, could i get away with using a drugstore eye lash primer ( they usually come on the other side of a mascara )?

    • Autumn

      Ashley – I really love Lancome’s Cils Booster primer . It not only keeps my mascara on longer with no flaking it also seems to make my Mascara work better and conditions my lashes! Love it!

  14. Alyssa

    uuhhhhhh….. peacocky?

  15. I can’t wait to see your review for this!

  16. Sarah M

    The colours look amazing but I really don’t like these kind of creamy/liquidy/moussey type shadows. I have one from YSL and find it really hard to work with. If these are similar in texture I’ll be skipping. I might check out the mascaras though.

  17. Angel

    ohhhh i’m in trouble :(. Christine, I’m just hoping that your review on these will turn me off hah.
    actually, i just really wanna know whether these will be similar to paint pots and not crease?

  18. Nav -

    I’m not sure if I want all of the shadows…if they’re like the paint pots Mac already have then I won’t need to buy the same colours! :)

  19. Safora

    I think I might want that brush :)

    • The 242 brush is the best shader brush ever! it’s great with cream products, but also with powders and it leaves an extremely high pigmentation! I think that this one is so much better than the 239!

  20. Oh good lord, as if MAC needed yet another collection this year!! Christine, how do you budget for all of these collections? You must be the ultimate accountant.
    Too bad I love colored cream shadows so much, I will inevitably be picking up at least one because I can’t resist! I hope they’re nice!

  21. Cecilia

    whipped mousse cream shadows?? interesting… hope they fair far better than the mousse shadows maybelline came out with and promptly discontinued.

  22. Its Peacocky in cream form! They are gonna crease like hell, pass for me, me thinks! X

  23. Tracey

    Cannot wait to see swatches of the eyeshadows… want!

  24. JamieJames

    Christine, what are big bounce shadows??? Are they like paints pots?? Thats the first thing I thought they were when I saw the promo pics.

  25. lil

    What makes these different to painpots? Is it a different formular ? :)
    I am very happy mac are relising these look really nice

  26. Heather Marie

    I am going to be so broke in May lol Have to have all of these beautiful colors.

  27. Somhrita

    super psyched!!! lol! must start saving!

  28. Mirna

    Paint pots! paint pots!!!!

  29. Rich Thrills and Black Diamond sound puuurdy, but I’m not excited for the formula…

  30. Pawsha

    I saw this collection on another blog the middle of last month and was wondering about it, looks fabulous and cant wait!

  31. I want these already!!! The shadows look awesome!!!

  32. Emily

    I was told these would be permanent any truth to that Christine?

  33. I need those eyeshadows!!!! 2nd colour, blue in the 3rd raw and 1st in 4th!!!and may be couple more…)))))

  34. Nenita

    I heard these suck and last only about 4 hours and are sheer, therefore my wallet will be very happy :). But I will be buying some things from the Fashion Flower collection.

  35. auroragyps

    I’m hoping that these are like eye glosses, since I’ve been looking for some for a long while now. So either I can get one of these in a color that will go well over regular eye shadows or hopefully other companies will make less expensive dupes, so I can get a few colors.

  36. Jill

    Love the look of this collection! I too hope the shadows are like Paint Pots…Paint Pots are my absolute favorite!

  37. I’m not even lying; I gasped out loud when I saw the paint pots. The paint pots are my favorites, and they’re FINALLY bringing some new colors! CAN’T WAIT.

  38. El

    I got a chance to play with these the other day and all I’ll say is that they are definitely not like paint pots in texture. Definitely more liquid/mousse-y. It’s a different product all on it’s own. Your reviews are really spot on so I can’t wait to see your full reviews on these so we can see how they wear. I know they will help a lot of people!

  39. Me

    If those are like Paint Pots, I’ll be at the counter with bells on. I am NOT missing those, haha.

  40. Jilliterate

    I won’t be convinced until I see your review. “A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily” says to me ‘Not very pigmented.’ I’d rather have something that was super pigmented, and be able to choose to work with sheer, medium, or heavy colour.

  41. Mina

    Wow these look great except for the price! $20 each? Do they think we are rich??? I used to like MAC because it used to be cheaper than most department store makeup but now…..i’ll probably just afford to buy one, considering they’re also coming out with 2 other collections the same day….:(

  42. Kathy

    I have a MAC artist who usually helps me kill my budget. He had just been to the class and said that these have a 4 hour stay life. I don’t know if that’s without primer or not. I’m waiting for Christine’s review. I did ask to be clear and he confirmed 4 hours…but that’s more money for Fashion Flower or Semi Precious or kit items or stupid stuff like food.

    Can someone tell me why they just didn’t increase the Paint Pot line? Why don’t they repromote the Paints

    • Kathy

      Sorry, left the question mark off. Damned long nails!

      Why don’t they repromote the Paints?

      • Tyler

        I would be all over a new M.A.C paint release! I got into M.A.C after the fun colored paints were discontinued. I use Bare Canvas & Sublime Nature on a regular basis and personally much prefer them over paint pots

  43. Amanda Dubs

    yeah I think I might skip this.

  44. Sarah

    If these are like Peacocky shadows in cream form, I’m game.

  45. Mela

    are these like paintpots ?

  46. Wavy Cats

    If the eye shadows are like Paint Pot shadows, I’ll be wanting several of them!

  47. I was hoping for mousse cream shadows. I liked Maybelline’s version. Hope MAC’s is good as well.

  48. Angelcat47

    The olive one looks gorge.

  49. Krys

    I love mousse/cream blushes but I don’t think I’ll be a fan of that kind of formula for an eye shadow. Maybe some of the colors will work well as a blush!

  50. Becca

    uhm, I think I’ll pass. thank God.

  51. Lexi

    SO excited for the paint pots! 😀

  52. Sandrine

    I wish these were paint pots instead of mousse shadows which are liquidy in texture and crease like there’s no tomorrow. I haven’t heard any positive feedback about this new shadow formula. Shame! The colors would’ve made some nice addition to the paint pot range.

  53. Dayna

    I have to say, I honestly don’t care for this collection. Especially with so many “rumors” of them creasing so much. I would be interested in the mascaras if mascaras didnt have to be thrown out every 3 months. Oh well, I get to save money :)

  54. Lacey J.

    I want like all those shadows… too bad I can’t afford all of them, hopefully I will get to pick up a few.

  55. Debbie

    I don’t like colored mascara, but those paint pots look right up my alley. So glad nothing from Surf baby appeals to me!

  56. Brittany

    I think I’ll pass. Creme eyeshadows never work on me, they crease in no time.

  57. These sound intriguing. I’m always interested when a company develops a new colour cosmetic product, not just adding new colours to their range! I will look forward to these.

  58. Isa

    Looking forward to the blue mascara.
    Isn’t there another Collection to be released in July?
    They’re on fire :)

  59. Edelmc

    I originally thought these weren’t going to be le so I could take my time collecting them doh

  60. Edelmc

    I asked one of the artists at my mac counter about the shadows and she said they are supposed to be a sheer wash of colour and they are fab. The texture isn’t really like mousse but more like a cross between a lip gloss and a paint! She said once you wear them over a paint pot or a primer they don’t crease. She also said the texture and some of the colours were fab as cheek highlighters etc!

  61. snm

    As I saw the pictures of the shadows,I immediately thought of the latest Armani shadows! well,a girl can dream:)

  62. Kim-Mary

    Can’t decide between the purple or blue mascara. Christine, would you know which one may be more pigmented?

  63. Judy

    I’m only going to get the grey mascara and maybe the purple. I’m saving up for the collection in July. :-)

  64. Deb

    Oooh, I am so excited for this! Those shadows are totally my kind of colors.

  65. Victoria

    Im excited for this! only if the eyeshadows are like cream shadows, or paint pots. but of they arent i prob. wont get anything from this collection :)

  66. Nicole

    I’m Deeply afraid of that promo image because of birds the image doesn’t make me want those shawdows

  67. When I read the description I really hoped they were powder ones. Bright green with multi-coloured shimmer? Yes please. I might have to try these out in store first, something which I rarely do.

  68. Victoria

    I love the theme but I’m dissapointed that it’s not actually a collection. Then again the theme reminds me of peacocky…

  69. Susana

    I cant wait for this collection i would defenetly consider this on my birthday :)

  70. Oh wow! I bet these would pair lovely with the shadows from Peacocky!!

  71. Autumn

    I really wish MAC came out with a product like Make Up Forever’s Flash colors! Since Sephora is constantly out of stock!

  72. Jami

    Noooo!!!!! I thought i was gonna be safe besides wanting a lip gelle and a couple msf’s that are coming up but im sooooooo wanting these shadows!!!!!

  73. Mary

    The photos are beautiful and really peaked my interests, can’t wait to see swatches! I’m excited, I’ve been looking for a peachy cream shadow for awhile now and I hope I can find one in this collection.

  74. ShelleywithanE

    The new shadows are very fluid and have only a 4 hour wear time before many of them just disappear into the skin entirely. Just and FYI I got from someone who is an artist for MAC.

  75. Nicole

    I Only Really Need Reward Yourself,Black Diamond,The Cool Elite,Trophy,Up The Ante!,And Good Fortune.

  76. Marwa

    wow i want ll the eyeshadows !!

  77. Tatii

    Are the eye shadows going to be just for the collection or launch to the permanent ?

  78. Meggan

    Maybe they are called “big bounce” eyeshadows because they bounce off your eyelid and disappear.