Thursday, September 29th, 2011


MAC Glitter & Ice Collection for Holiday 2011

Launch Date: October 27, 2011 (North America), October/November (International)

Hold That Pose! with Winterized Mineralize Eye Sh adows, Sm ooth Manoeuvre-ing Technakohl Liners, Paint Pots full of Morning Frost, Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad Black, Dazzleglass with Glitt er and Ice and Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquers. Shake up the season with breathtaking Beauty Powders in glossy white Snowglobe-inspired comp acts filled with glittery, glossy and gorgeous silver sparkles.

Paint Pot ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Morning Frost Shimmering champagne taupe (Limited Edition)
  • For Effect Black with pearl (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 / $25.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fresh Ice White silver melange (Limited Edition)
  • Snow Season Soft taupe melange (Limited Edition)
  • Hold That Pose! Pale mauve melange  (Limited Edition)
  • Frozen Blue Blue silver melange (Limited Edition)
  • Shimmermint Pale green melange (Limited Edition)
  • Winterized Dirty purple with silver, indigo, and pink melange (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Snowglobe Frosty pinky beige (Limited Edition)
  • How Beautiful Pale shimmering beige (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Unconditionally Fabulous Super sparkle white (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Get Noticed True bright red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Festive Finery Dirty mid-tone greyed violet (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Lashes ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • #7

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Whirls & Twirls Sheer pink with gold pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Double Spin Pale mauve pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Soft SableCool frosted taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Eloquent Air Sheer white silver(Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Such Flare True red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • What Joy! Deep berry (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Dazzleglass ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pleasure Principle Clear white violet, teal, and white pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Dressed to Dazzle Pale dirty pink red and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Glitter & Ice Light nude with white and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • She-zam Sheer silver with silver and red pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl (Permanent)
  • Spanking Rich Raspberry pink with red and gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Technakohl Liner ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Silver Skates Silver with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Going for Gold Gold with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Seasonally Spicy Brown with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Fancy Moves Purple with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Practice Makes Perfect Blue with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Smooth Manoeuvre Black with pearl (Limited Edition)

See more photos!





#7 Lashes


Fancy Moves, Practice Makes PErfect, Silver Skates, Seasonally Spicy, Going for Gold, Smooth Manoeuvre


For Effect, Morning Frost, Let’s Skate!


Get Noticed!, Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery


Frozen Blue, Snow Season, Winterized, Shimmermint, Fresh Ice, Hold That Pose


Such Flare, What a Joy!, Whirls & Twirls; Double Spin, Eloquent Air, Sift Sable


She Zam, Pleasure Principle, Dressed to Dazzle, Glitter & Ice, Love Alert, Spanking Rich


How Beautiful, Snow Globe

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124 thoughts on “MAC Glitter & Ice Collection for Holiday 2011

  1. Avatar of Diana Diana Perez

    OOOhhh!!!! I’m kinda excited for this collection!!!! :)

  2. Looks like the packaging is matte white, but it also looks a bit silver-ish in some of the promo pics. Maybe it’s just my computer screen? Hopefully, the packaging is not just matte white, which is kinda boring. =(

  3. Chelle

    Disappointing looking collection overall. And really can’t figure out how they came up with the name “Glitter and Ice” when there’s no freaking glitter in the whole collection. Bah.

    • Avatar of Mary Mary

      I kind of agree. With the exception of the dazzleglass, nothing looks all that sparkly to me. It should have been called Pearl and Ice. Everything is more pearl than glitter. And what’s up with the nail polish…another boring red cream? Really? Hopefully the collection will be more exciting in person!

    • Diana

      The Dazzleglasses have a lot of glitter.

      • Lark

        Of course they do. They’re Dazzleglasses. No shiny glittery fun Holiday here though… I’m pulling out my Style Black and Magic, Mirth eyes! Cham Pale was more glitter on ice!

    • Jessica

      I think glitter comes from the figure skating theme. Johnny Weir is the main model. Figure skaters generally sparkle on the ice, but yeah it would’ve made sense to have at least a few glittery products.

  4. Avatar of Valerie Valerie

    this is a beautiful looking collection :)
    I definitely see myself picking up the Snow Globe beauty powder and a dazzle glass.

  5. Elle

    Oh wow. I want everything. Doesn’t help that I’m totally in love with Johnny Weir!

  6. I kind of have a strange obsession with the color white, so this is literally a dream come true! Both of these holiday collections look BEAUTIFUL. It’s about time MAC did a Winter collection that actually made sense… I love Scotland, but what did Tartan Tale have to do with winter? FIERCE

  7. Melissa

    Im honestly really dissapointed in this collection. Pale icy colors do NOT flatter warm dark skin tones like mine. Im gonna cry cuz i really wanted to like this collection and the packaging is sooo pretty! :(!

    • Their winter collection cater to the more fair skin buyers. This is the first time their Holiday collection is also the winter collection.

      That being said I’m disappointed in these full sized products as well. I would REALLY like MAC to produce a paler version of Painterly Paint Pot one day for peoble that are in the NC30/NW20 and less colour range to use.

    • Naz

      I think you can make it work for you! I’m a medium olive tan complexion, and I used to think a lot of colors were off limit, but playing with them, and trying things out – you could be pleasantly surprised!

    • Mel

      I think some of these colors would work I’m NW43-ish and I see a few things worth buying and the model on the left, her makeup is lovely and she is brown skinned:)

  8. Farida

    Love the packaging. White….so beautiful. Can’t wait to see swatches. I love glitter.

  9. I like it! I hope this collection will be selling in Russia.

  10. Kitty

    there goes my wallet.. geez MAC.. -.-

  11. Constanze

    Amazing!!! ♥

  12. Naz

    Interesting. I’ll definitely check this collection out in stores. How very MAC/APPLE… goes perfectly with the white iphone :-P

  13. Sexy Sadie

    I am curious about that matte red, how far will it be from the Russian Red?

  14. alyssa

    Does this mean that they aren’t doing holiday gift sets like they usually do? I bought a pigment set two years ago that had the best colors ever in it, and I still use it often!

    • Lark

      Look at the other sections. We got Metallic Crush Pigments in jars! Huge improvement over those little make you crazy bottles. The EBay $15 ” pigment charm” LMAO!!

  15. Avatar of Shelby bluevelvetcake

    oh I’m so excited. I’m fair skinned, dark blue eyes and naturally blond. I am so happy to have some silver! I don’t have much silver in my collection and it is my favorite winter color! Yay!

  16. Melanie Castro

    The male model looks REALLY young…
    Pretty collection anyway :D

  17. I am going to be SO broke. I need to ask for all of this as Christmas presents!

  18. Oh my goodness…I like so many things from this color story! I rather like the white packaging, although I’m hoping it’s slightly more pearly looking than just white. Cannot wait to see swatches of this collection, although I’m sure it will be awhile yet!

  19. michaela

    Im sad, i hoped comet blue would have been in this collection. I wonder if theyll ever do it again? I bought one recently from ebay for a small fortune and lost it :(

  20. Karina

    I really like the beauty powder colors, can anyone tell me what’s the difference between that & just regular bronzer please?

    Thanks :)

  21. leesie

    Okay, I think I’m in love with the white packaging, and I’m totally going to have to get something.

  22. Chelle

    I’m sorta kinda excited about this collection. Probably will get some MES, lipsticks and glosses.

  23. cassi

    So excited for this collection!!! I would love to try the beauty powder in snow globe, dazzleglass in She Zam, and three of the eyeshadows! Cant wait until this comes out!!! Thanks for always keeping us posted!!

  24. Liz

    ooooh! super excited!

  25. meh, kinda underwhelmed. the packaging is nice though!

  26. I love anything MAC makes, their make up is absolutely flawless! It always stays on and covers well! I’ll have to add some of their stuff from their new holiday line to my Christmas list!

  27. Avatar of Nella Nella

    Are you going to swatch these?

  28. Val

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Yes, MAC…YES! Give it to me!

  29. NeenaJ

    Helloooooo paint pots!

  30. despoina1976

    I am sorry to see how tacky the whole packaging seems.They all look so hideously ugly…Like fakes!!!-lol-.But i will wait for some reviews my girl.

  31. amanda

    oh dear. i need them all.

  32. Carrie Ann

    I dig the white packaging. It looks like they’re going for a winterized space age theme with this collection, which I like. It looks pretty cool. I think they’re being very creative this year. :)

  33. RISA

    Totally loving the silver lipstick!
    I think the packaging is simple and perfect
    it lets the colors stand out well :)

  34. Mel

    I’ll get Spanking Rich Dazzlegass and Such Flare lipstick depending how cool it runs. I think those two would be wonderful for holiday parties.

  35. Ryan

    GLAZE LIPSTICKS?! I just died!!!

  36. Avatar of Corliss Corliss

    Those eye shadows are UGGGGGLY!!!

  37. Avatar of Mandy bxboricua

    Yes! I needed another Spanking Rich :)

  38. katie

    must. have. paint pots.

  39. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    christine, thank you so much, i just bought some products from mac fall colour collection, i didn’t know this collection was coming so soon, and this helps me to get ready for this next collection, and how much i need to save for it. it looks really gorgeous, i can not wait for the swatches.

  40. Avatar of Mindy Mindy M.

    Super excited about this! Probably going to hit the wallet hard, but it’ll be worth it.

  41. Emmanuelle

    Hi Christine, do you think we will be able to use our pro discount for this collection?

  42. Avatar of Maja Maya

    Eh. This collection looks ok. I might look into the Paint Pots or lipsticks though

  43. Avatar of Laura Laura

    The only things I might be interested in here are the lipsticks and paint pots. I need to stop buying mineralize shadows because they always look so much prettier in the pan, and even those I like I don’t use very often.

  44. Victoria N.

    The first Dazzleglass in the picture is not She Zam, She Zam is the second one from the left, the silvered one. :)

  45. grace

    i want snow globe!! cute white packaging, get sick of black sometimes

  46. Judy

    Oh MAC. How can I not quit you??!!! So many collections. I want so much. I just can’t afford everything I want. It sucks! In the meantime, I am wishful on getting:

    Lipsticks:
    Whirls & Twirls Pink with pearl (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
    Double Spin Lilac-pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
    Eloquent Air Silver (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
    What Joy! Deep berry (Satin) (Limited Edition)

    Paint Pots:
    For Effect Black with pearl (Limited Edition)
    Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl (Limited Edition)

    And if I can afford something else, maybe one of the Beauty Powders. The one called Snow Globe.

  47. Isadora

    It’s called glitter and ice because it was designed by Johny Weir, an olympic figure skater.

  48. Daniela

    Sweet!!! Really love the packaging, can’t wait for the swatches!!!

  49. All the colors seem really boring to me. Creme-finish purple? Wow, who could’ve thought of that? I do love the packaging, though. (Lord knows I need a Moonbathe revival!)

  50. Avatar of Jen Jennifer

    Being a fair skinned girl I am loving this. I love all the silver and gold intertwined with the colors. I am really curious about the matte lipstick “Such Flare.” And the Snow Globe beauty powder sounds interesting. Not really feeling the eyeshadows, except for maybe the Fresh Ice. Still, I can’t WAIT to see swatches of all of these!!! Will be curious to see how they play off of fair skin. As much as I love the snow bunny look I don’t want to look like the White Witch from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

  51. juliyaa

    the collection for mac’s holiday collection is quite nice but im realllyyyyy curious about mac’s halloween collection. does anyone know if mac is coming out with a halloween collection just out of curiosity aha if mac does,i hope they repromote innocence beware lipstick

  52. Laura

    Looks interesting, I kinda wish the liners had been pearlglides, I want more of those! But the packaging is simple and pretty

  53. Emi

    I <3 the packaging, the theme and the number of limited editions =] About bloody time!

  54. happybadfish

    loves it!!

  55. Toni

    only interested in morning frost

  56. Elysa

    very exited for this collection thank god im helping my sister move around the time this collection comes out as she lives right next to mac so ill get my hands on some of this stuff like the pantpots witch im very exited about, also i love the name as im a figure skater

  57. Vy

    Oh my, I have some saving up to do.. Love so many colors already.

  58. Saffy

    Yay! Whirls & Twirls and Double Spin will definitely be coming home with me. I’m curious to see the eyeliner, gloss and nail polish swatches.

  59. Avatar of Hawley Holly

    This collection looks like it was made for me.

  60. I got to see some of this collection in person today and OMG, Shimmermist is to DIE for!

  61. aleena

    are she-zam and love alert switched in the picture? because they dont fit the discription

  62. Nancy

    I want “Let’s Skate” PP and Snowglobe Beauty Powder! More money down the MAC drain.. O_o

  63. Avatar of Magdalena Magdalena

    lets skate paintpot i’m deffo buying it

  64. TAYLOR

    Is this the official/main holiday collection for 2011????

    • Nancy

      No, they have another one coming out in late oct or november right after this! The gareth pugh collection, its suppose to have special LE packaging too..

  65. Andrea

    i love the white packaging!!

  66. Kat

    A couple of the liners look interesting but thankfully nothing else catches my eye or I think I’d end up broke, haha!

  67. sarah

    love the packaging

  68. Lindsay

    Not crazy about the packaging… white can be tacky. The mineralize shadows, the paint pots, and liners all look promising, although, not particularly unique from MAC, besides the paint pots. I wish they would have released a new plum or berry blush!! something matte, but universally flattering! I wish they had more plum/violet blushes! The beauty powders might be a nice highlight though, I’ll have to see about the pigmentation on those. Only the plum lipstick really appeals to me out of all the lip colours. This isn’t a MUST have collection for me, I wish they would have been a bit more creative with the LE packaging, I hated the packaging on the Surf Baby collection, Wonder Woman was a little tacky, but it worked with the cartoony theme!

  69. MARIA

    I think this white collection of MAC will be the best ever!!! I wait to come in Greece!!!! Do you know WHen, please ??

  70. Avatar of Arianna Arianna

    i’m soooo excited for this collection :D

  71. Winter

    Can’t wait to see swatches of these.

  72. Michelle

    The products look incredible, and the packaging is divine! What a great contrast to the usual MAC black.

  73. Becca

    white packaging? how not mac :)

  74. Annalisa

    ♥______♥ ….can’t wait!!!!!

  75. Avatar of Pamela Pamela

    Yeah! I can actually save $ this season because I won’t be buying any of this! My financial advisor will not scold me.

  76. I really like the packaging so soft and clean.

  77. sugarbear

    i want 2 of the lipsticks and both of the beauty powders, can’t wait for this collection to come out, can’t wait to see swatches :-)

  78. I want it all!! Can’t wait for this collection!

  79. Taylor

    Christine, I was just invited to the private MAC event for this collection. Can you please explain to me how I got invited and what I will do when I go? Thank you!

    • I would call your MAC store to find out exactly what they’re doing. I couldn’t tell you why or what!

    • Erin

      I got invited to one too. I am pretty sure its a private party that they only invite a certain number of people to. They are going to have food and drink, and at my event, Johnny Weir the skater will be there, and we will have the opportunity to buy products a day early or something.

  80. Patty Franklin

    Can’t wait to see this collection in person! The mineralize eyeshadows & the eye pencils
    look beautiful! MAC did it again! :)

  81. Makeupmafia1

    Thank you so much for posting this. Christina what is your must have from this collection? I leaning towards the paint pots and beauty powders. The white packageing is amazing! Thank you again for posting! Xoxo

  82. Nancy

    Christine, My MAC just called me. This launches on the 27th of October not the 22nd, and they’re pre selling already and having an event.

  83. So excited!! Actual colors I would wear!!

  84. omayra

    The shadows are so beautiful, they kinda remind me of the semi precious shadows. I cant wait for this to launch, i like the products, i also cant wait for your review and swatches on products before i go crazy purchasing, lol

  85. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Dang. I was hoping for some to-die-for couture packaging. Even their pigments look boring to me. Sigh. Well, my shopping list for Sephora VIB F&F is huge, so I’ll just stock up on what I need and get a few fun things.

    As always, thanks for the 411, Christine. <3

  86. Alice

    My MAC counter in Canada is preselling it! I already saw and tried most of the stuff!

  87. Bobbi

    Whoa!! Want lots!!

  88. barrett

    I actually already preordered this and these prices are wrong. they raised the prices for the holidays. and its going to be released the 27th

    • Please read the post, it very clearly says:

      THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY. OFFICIAL INFORMATION, PRICING, AVAILABILITY, ETC. WILL BE ADDED WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. The information provided is from Beauty Insider, which is a Russian website.

  89. Elise

    I do love the Dazzleglasses! Just not the price point! Still excited nonetheless (:

  90. Jen

    wow i haven’t been excited for a mac collection in a long time!! this looks so good! i love the white packaging.

  91. Marley

    soo excited(::

  92. nora

    Aww no mini pigment sets? Hopefully there will be some!

  93. cassandra

    preorder is happening at my mac in portland, or. i picked up (preordered) morning frost paintpot (my first paintpot) and pleasure principle dazzleglass. pictures don’t do them justice! PP is an iridescent bluey/pink shimmer with lots of glitter.

  94. Maebee

    I got the chance to go to the launch party last night. Some of the bag kits are nice. I do love the packaging but I get taken every time by all things shiny sparkly and above all glittery. Also the blue martini drinks may have made things dazzle more.

  95. Lisa

    Whirls and Twirls looks like it could be a pretty close dupe for ‘The Faerie Glen’ from last christmas. I really hope it is, I love that lipstick!

  96. Sydney

    Love this collection! Got to preview it in store today and already pre ordered one of the beige paint pots, lovely for those who LOVE shimmery, glittery makeup. Favourite collection since Hello Kitty!

  97. Riley

    Please please swatch these!!

  98. Naheeda

    Love, Love, Love the collection!!! Great colours!