Monday, October 24th, 2011


MAC & Gareth Pugh Collection for Winter 2011

availability: November 23rd (North America), December 2011 (International)

Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Restrict Creamy grayed nude (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Fervent Glossy blackened berry (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Vacant Sheer light lavender gray with violet pearl(Limited Edition)
  • Outrage Sheer berry with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

  • Obscura Frosted gunmetal grey (Limited Edition)
  • Ardent Frosty blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)

  • Guise Frosty grey (Limited Edition)
  • Deceit Blacked plum with pink pearl (Limited Edition)

Mascara ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Studio Fix Boldblack Lash Blackest Black

Technakohl Liner ($19.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Greyprint Rich pewter grey with frost
  • Graphblack Rich graphic black

Powder Blush ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN)

  • Strada Mid-tone nude (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Beauty Powder ($60.00 U.S. / $72.00 CDN)

  • Elude Translucent neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Inert Creamy mid-tone greyed nude (Creme) (Limited Edition)
  • Ascension Grey with blue violet reflective pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Hyper Deep blue with violet pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lashes ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Flight Lash Dense, geometric triangle-shaped lash (Limited Edition)

Brush ($60.00 U.S. / $72.00 CDN)

  • Buffer Square handled buffer brush (Limited Edition)

Accessories ($75.00 U.S. / $90.00 CDN)

  • Square bag with geometric, high gloss and matte geometric design on front and back. Interior pockets and elastic loops. (Limited Edition)

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169 thoughts on “MAC & Gareth Pugh Collection for Holiday/Winter 2011

  1. rz

    Ahhhh!!! It is super exciting!!!! I love MAC and Gareth Pugh, I can only imagine what the packaging will look like :D.

  2. Mocha

    The face chart made me think of Eddie Munster. This should be an interesting collection. I love his Fifth Element/angular and aggressive dark styles, though.

  3. Really looking forward to this! Love Gareth Pugh and as well as MAC does the summer releases, I’m really looking forward to something a bit more edgy and hard rock.

  4. NOOOOO! This means Pugh will be hyped to death. Damn it! Hahaha.

  5. Glitterati

    This is very exciting news. I can’t wait to hear more details!

  6. Stefani

    My heart sank when I saw this post. Im soooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But ironically a couple days ago I was just thinking that MAC and Gareth Pugh should team up.

  7. Very interesting! I was looking at some of his designs and maybe the packaging will have some black and white check on it. Maybe a triangular shaped Lipglass applicator top!

  8. Ohhh—-sounds quite promising! Hope it does come in nice packaging :)

  9. When the Feline kohl be back?!?!? =”””'(

  10. Grace

    What about the MAC “Cinematics” collection that will be coming out this July for Nordstrom only? I am so excited about that and have heard little about it!

  11. Oh, my God. This is even more exciting for me than the Rodarte collection (which I’m still disappointed about :c).

  12. Natalie

    do you think this collection will be as expensive as the marcel wanders collection?

  13. grace

    hey christine,

    do you know if theres going to be a mac mineralize collection this year/summer?

    thank you!

  14. Judy

    I don’t know who Gareth Pugh is, but once I looked him up and heard from others. I knew I would be excited for this collection. I’m not big with his fashions, but they way the make-up is done on his models. It’s like funkadelic meets Star Trek. Now, I’m not one to buy these expensive collections, but I have high hopes that this one will have some funky, dark, decrepit type colours I will treat myself to a few things. Please MAC don’t disappoint us like you have with the Cinematics collection.

  15. Sam

    do you think this will be more like marcel wanders or mickey contractor?

  16. Leslie

    I loooove Gareth Pugh so this is awesome!

  17. Jesilyn

    Never heard of Garet Pugh but I’m digging his fashions and the makeup he uses. Wasn’t there going to be another collection wtih Daphnee Guiness? I remember reading that in another blog and the person seemed to have first hand knowledge of it. Hmmm. Maybe there will be two fashion big wigs working with MAC this Fall/Winter. Can’t wait to find out the color story. I’m dying to find out which collections will have the Runaway Red, Diva, Prince Noire and cream eyeshadow quads in them. Also the lady grey and moody powder shadows. Can’t wait!!!!

  18. I cannot wait to see this. I am very intrigued by the couture collaborations :)

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Erica Erica

    LOVE the dramatic lashes and pale lip on that sneak-peak face chart!
    Let’s hope the same thing doesn’t happen to this collection as happened to Rodarte!

  20. Marcus

    What is the next MAC collection? Will anything new be released in the next couple of months or is Surf Baby it until Fall?

  21. T.Kougar

    the image you have posted is from the a/w ’10 show not the a/w ’11 show fyi

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Can’t really say if I’m loving this one or leaving it until MAC shows us something – the collection might be right up my alley or it could be filled with stuff I either don’t need, already have or simply don’t like.

  23. Kendall

    I love his style and hope he comes out with some black cremesheen lipstick :D

  24. hmmm one mac collection i might buy

  25. meme

    Not a MAC user because they don’t retail anywhere around me within 250 miles and the dept store that is 250 away has the worst sales staff. I am not there enough to get into keeping up and don’t want to do it on line. I have been far too burned many times over buying on line when I have not see/tried samples first in person. What I have tried and used from MAC over the years, I have found I could certainly live without. I am far more concerned about my skin care routine than I am about picking up and being a devote to what for me, is a new make up line that really does take work to get into. I know there are tons of MAC fans here and don’t mean anything negative about MAC at all. Just after living where they don’t exist but for a major day trip away for more than 25 years (is MAC 25 now? I think it is at least)..I don’t find the need to involve myself in their line. I get their emailings – usually look fast – rarely go to their web site from the emailing raising my curiosity. I have other brands that are available close to me at a Sephora. Also I can watch and get sucked in from QVC carried lines. MAC has always been far too picky catering to only large dept stores and their own MAC stores. They leave a ton of a could be customer base shut out. Even if they put a small line of product into Sephora, they would have a lot more customers becoming fans.

    • fixurface

      what is your point? This is a blog for all makeup lovers not the MAC website. And I grew up in an area where there was MAC and no Sephora for years. It is not the companies fault…it’s based on demographics. Besides all companies are available to anyone with the internet and a credit card. Relax it’s just makeup

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Monique monique

      You can’t expect a MAC counter or store to be somewhere where they expect it’ll not sell well. Unlike South Coast Plaza that has four MAC locations… now that is another story.

      • Nancy

        In San Francisco we have at least 6 MAC stores/counters within the city that I know of @.@

        • Anu

          Hih Hih!

          In Finland we have one ONE counter in whole country=)
          And prices are +30% than in us. So dont worry=)
          Glad that we have ebay…

  26. Jasmine

    Just hopein they don’t pull this one like the rodarte one

  27. Adrienne

    I’m excited for this and cant wait to see some images but i think the far more important news is the fact mac continues not only to fight against aids but to help those in great need! More brands should take note x

  28. Lark

    This looks awesome! This is MAC! So many lame collections had me worried. Unless it’s that holiday one with the as-of-late-cheesy compacts. They were looking like they’d fall apart. Stylistics was the last really good one.
    Please MAC! I’m a kinda good girl; Make a quality compact if you’re bothering?

  29. Lark

    Oh- very Style Black drawing. I want that collection back. And Art Supplies! The Fall breakout Launch doesn’t do it…

  30. FC

    The way that MAC described it, it sounds like the packaging will resemble Marcel Wanders. I just want everything in this collection to be “dark based”….possibly like Style Black, but amplified! I’m hoping that this collection won’t disappoint.

  31. Quinn

    This will be great! I hope the packaging and the colors will stay with the goth style :))

  32. Giselle

    I’m super excited about this collection. I am curious to know when we may start to find out the colour story & what items he will have?
    Also, Christine have you heard about MAC & Johnny Weir’s collaberation? It’s suppose to be the holiday collection & it’s called Glitter & Ice. I’m wondering why MAC is going with so many guys lately? Are there no women available anymore? Not that I mind, just wondering.

  33. Mia

    I CAN’T WAIT!! I love mac and I haven’t got any huge awsome packeging so this will be amazing!! November is also when Breaking Dawn comes out!! AHH best month ever!!

  34. SkatCat

    I’m impatient. I want to know more about this collection. Any idea when we might start to find out about the colour story & items? I’m wondering if this is the collection that will have special packaging?

  35. Amanda Dubs

    too pricey, ill pass

  36. Meghan

    I gotta tell you, I wouldn’t pay these prices, unless the sizes of the products were amped up quite a bit. These are still the same lipsticks, lip-glosses, etc. made by MAC, and yet they feel the need to hike up the prices because of the no doubt fancy packaging? No, MAC I’m not stupid.

  37. Jay

    Would Strada be a good contour color for NC 25-30 range?

  38. Josie

    Sounds really nice but holy look at the prices!!! $32 USD for a pigment, $26 Canadian for a lipstick! I know it will be in special packaging and this collection is always more expensive but i wonder if the pigment will too?

  39. Courtney

    Oooh, I’m excited to see cool-toned/neutral beige blush and beauty powder. A lot of beige is a bit too warm for my taste.

    The lippies sound great too but…wait a sec…

    AAAAAGH! WHAT’S WITH THOSE PRICES?! THAT’S RIDICULOUS!!!

  40. When I heard the whispers start about this collection I almost died. I loved all the posts about not knowing who Gareth Pugh is, I’m happy he will be getting some mainstream attention, although I’m not entirely happy with the fact that there are about 100 other collections this winter, and I’m hoping the quality on this collection isn’t lacking.

  41. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Zita szlamizita

    Beauty powder for 60$?No thanks!

  42. Judy

    I’m only interested in the lipsticks:

    Fervent Blackened berry (Satin) (Limited Edition)
    Restrict Creamy grayed nude (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

    Thank goodness. Due to the prices I can’t really afford to go crazy with this colleciton & then spend on the others.

  43. Heather

    There is no way I would pay those prices for MAC…..I don’t care what the packaging looks like, that’s crazy!

  44. karen gonzalez

    sounds boring

  45. Madeline

    SIXTY BUCKS FOR A BEAUTY POWDER?!?!?!?!?!??

  46. Mary

    The prices for this collection are outrageous! The beauty powder better be impeccable for $60!

  47. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shelly shelly

    I’m very excited to try Strada, finally! :) I imagine a lot of palies will have their eye on it as well. *nods*

    • Helen

      Yes! I’m paler than NC15 so trying to find a non-muddy, subtle contour is a nightmare. From all the past reviews I think this will be perfect.

      • Liz

        not that hard actually – I’m something like NC 5 and I just get a (cream, but that’s cos my skin is dry, I’m sure you could use) powder foundation that’s a few shades darker then my skin – who says you HAVE to use a bronzer?

  48. Sandrine

    I love that Specktra has a lot of early info for those who love Mac.

  49. *gasps* They are repromoting Strada!!! But why on Earth is it $30.00 when MAC’s powder blushes are currently $19.50?

  50. All of the prices are REALLY marked up.. but expected. LOVING the sound of Vacant lipglass but nothing else much.. Can’t wait for product images.

  51. Sophie

    why are the pigment’s $32?!

  52. Nancy

    Holy Crap… The prices.. ugh at the moment only the brush sounds interesting, can’t wait to see how it actually looks so I can decide if I actually want it..

  53. Sue

    Bother me so much that MAC originated and Canada, yet the prices are sooooo jacked up here. UGH.

    • ak

      Because Estee Lauder has them now and Estee Lauder’s American.

      • Saffy

        It doesn’t matter. The American/Canadian exchange rate is not different enough for the prices to be so much lower in the United States. It’s a complete rip-off.

      • Sue

        Whoa my post was plagued with typos and grammatical errors. No more replying on my mobile phone haha! I know Lauder acquired them in 1998, but the headquarters is still located in Toronto, ON. Like Saffy said, the exchange rate varies, but not to the extent where a 20% premium is warranted.

  54. Omg, The Packaging Is Amazing I’m Like Blown Away Right Now’!

  55. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chrissy Chrissy

    I don’t know if I’ll buy any of it, but the packaging is absolutely gorgeous!

  56. ak

    This is the best packaging from MAC I’ve seen in a while ESPECIALLY for the pigments. Gareth Pugh is really doin it!

  57. Mel

    excited for this collection

  58. Melissa

    I am totally loving the deep berry shades of lipstick, gloss, and cream eyeshadow, but the prices are pretty hefty…especially the cream eyeshadow. If the eyeshadow is longwearing, then I will seriously consider it. If not, then I will have to pass. The competition between high-end eyeshadows is pretty fierce. If I am going to pay close to $40cdn, then it has to be really fantastic and last a long time.

  59. This looks so awesome! The polishes look amazing! I am going to try and get the Restrict lipstick asap!

  60. Margarita

    I love the packaging. Looks amazing.. Which means, we probably won’t be able to use our discount on it.. BUMMER!!!

  61. Courtney

    I’m torn. I will either love these products or hate them. What I really dislike, however, is how pricey they are. I don’t care about packaging. Until I see this for myself, I’m going to have to pass.

  62. Judy

    Hot damn! Restrict & Fervent lipsticks will be mine!!!!! I’m also considering the Strada blush since everyone I know raves about it.

  63. liz

    omg at the nail polishes!

  64. Jill

    Love the packaging, and the colors seem interesting, yet wearable. I’m excited for this one!

  65. grace

    aww they going to be expensiveee….:( mac lipsticks in NZ already cost about $40USD!!! when you only pay $14USD.. :(
    i LOVE the packaging , will have to see the packaging. might just get one thing.

  66. Makagan

    Packaging is gorgeous, but with the product quality I’ve been seeing from MAC lately, I think I’m going to pass with this collection. I get that it’s the “luxury” collection and I may change my mind once I see reviews…but for now I can’t justify spending money on MAC at all. I’ve been too disappointed lately :(

  67. I can’t rock any of these shade but the collection is wonderfully put together. ^_^

    I do like what I can see of the Nail Lacquer but $27 a nail polish better be pronominal formula at that price. *__*

  68. That made me wonder what a Klaus Nomi-Collection would look like.

  69. Alice

    so expensive :X

  70. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Do you know what the packaging is made of? e.g. plastic or metal? I’d like it to be heavy/substantial. It’s beautiful!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mar Mar

      I read an article where Gareth Pugh himself said that the makeup itself could serve as a weapon, so maybe it is the metal?

  71. Wow. I’ve always passed the couture collections because of the pricing, but these promo pics look amazing!

    The polishes, oh my! I hope when in use, the colours look as dimensional as they do in the bottle. Even the Metal X shadows look awesome, and I can’t stand that formula! Those lipglasses.. Can’t wait to see swatches of them. The tubes alone are to die for.

    MAC & Gareth Pugh just may break the bank!

  72. Maggie

    Blah. The only things that interest me are the polishes, but as always with this kind of collection from MAC, I don’t love them enough to pay $23 for each of them! MAC hasn’t been grabbing me at all with their collections in the last six months or so, except for Blogger’s. Ah well, happier wallet.

  73. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Stephanie Stephanie

    That is one sexy looking collection…

  74. Carrie Ann

    Of course the packaging looks cool, but almost every product is way too expensive. Technakohl Liners are usually $15, so why would anyone pay $4 more unless they’re a larger size? Pigments are usually $20, nail lacquers are $15, etc. You’re just paying for fancy packaging.

  75. Maureen

    It all seems awesome, but there’s nothing here my collection needs.

  76. Melissa

    Yes Yes YES!!!!!

  77. Glenda :)

    I want to see swatches soon!!! I am excited about this collection!!

  78. Sarah

    I can’t wait for nail swatches!!! The promo pic of the model I’ve seen is gorgeous–killer lips! :)

  79. FC

    Definitely getting Restrict lipstick and MAYBE one of the pigments. But other than that, this collection is a bit expensive. The lashes look awesome, but I think I might have to pass on those. Too bad the eyeshadows are a cream formulation instead of a powder. =/

  80. JCz

    OMG! I’m such a sucker for packaging and these are beautiful – especially the nail polishes! And I’m all over the blackened plum shades. Likey alot!

  81. oomg packagingg is to die for

  82. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Janet Janet

    YES!!!!! I WANT STRADA!!!!!

  83. dom

    i actually like these! compared with the miss piggy ‘collection’.

  84. SD

    I cant wait to try the mascara…..

  85. Ashley Zielinski

    maybe a lipgloss…maybe. even though the packaging is gorgeous, this is very expensive:/

  86. Oh my God, it’s so sleek and pretty and so Pugh (duh) ahhhh <3

  87. Nadia

    $72 for a beauty powder?! Yeah, dream on MAC especially with the lack of quality that’s been apparent in their ‘collections’ lately. Guerlain they are not! lol

  88. tricia c

    is this brush like the previous limited edition square handle brush that was you love so much. i missed that one.

  89. I was just saying today, not going to get more MAC nail polishes, but I just may have to take that back! But I am definitely going to get Deceit and maybe the two eye shadows.

  90. Ariana

    I’m getting really annoyed at the price difference between the US and Canada. MAC was originally a Canadian company and our dollars have been comparable for SO long. If you have any information or articles relating to the WHY of this, I would love to look into them.

    • yeah, and ironically MAC is MADE IN CANADA. So the argument about customs/duties does not make sense at all. Buying Made in Canada MAC products in the UK is actually cheaper than Canada sometimes. Oh the irony >__<

    • MAC head office is still in the GTA.

      If all the products were made in Canada (like the gel liners) we should not see such a price hike but there not and there is import duties that MAC has to cover in their prices. That said a 23% price increase per item does make me want to bitch slap someone.

      Same Sephora brands are close to 40% price increase. It sucks being a Canadian when you further have to pay duty on top of a 40% price increases with Sephora Checkout as well even before our local taxes kick in. I feel like we are definitely getting the short end of the stick along with Australia.

      A drug store brand like Physians Formula has close 40% markup as well as some of the their products start at $12 US and are $20 in Canada. IT JUST DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!!

  91. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marily Marily Santiago

    This is SO OVERPRICED! Its not even funny how overpriced it is :( I love everything though sigh*

  92. Christina

    The nail polishes look really neat, but i’m not crazy about the price :/
    If the colors are super unique, I’ll consider getting one. However, I’m very hesitant

  93. omg. I was almost gonna click loving it until I saw the prices. $27.50 for MAC nail polish?! that’s more than Chanel’s prices. No thank you!

  94. Oh my god. Too god to be true..

  95. The prices are ridiculous and the shades are meh. Plusn even the designs aren’t that special.

  96. Natalie

    I wonder if they greyish lipstick is going to be at all like Folio….

  97. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Karine Fiaspice

    Oh the nail polish looks great, but why Canadian must have to pay 4.50$ more BOOO!