Monday, April 2nd, 2012

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

availability: May 24th, 2012 (North America), May 2012 (International); all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

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

  • Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified)
  • To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
  • Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin)
  • Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Cut Loose White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Blessedly Rich pale coral
  • Riviera Life Bright tangerine
  • Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Saunter Pale nude beige
  • Throw Me a Line Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light vibrant coral

Eyeshadow ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
  • Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
  • Nautical Navy blue (Satin)

Bronzing Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)

Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN)

  • Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped Dirty red tone

High-Light Powder ($29.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Crew Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer

Blush ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Launch Away! True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast Pinky, golden coral (Satin)

Nail Lacquer ($17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
  • Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)

MAC To the Beach Body Oil ($22.50 U.S. / $26.50 CDN)

  • Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
  • Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer

Suntints SPF 20 ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
  • Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
  • Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Handforged Metallic yellow gold
  • Emerald Sea Kelly green
  • Blue Stripe Dark navy

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Old Gold High frosted tarnished gold (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue Deep smoky blue (Frost) (Permanent at PRO)

Brush ($34.00 U.S. / $39.00 CDN)

  • 167SH Face Blender


  • Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set ($35.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)
  • Gone Sailing Tote ($45.00 U.S. / $50.00 CDN)

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231 thoughts on “MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection for Summer 2012

  1. I’m in love with this collection! Mainly because I love navy blue and white stripes and the colours of the products look amazing.

  2. OMG I need all of this collection, gonna start saving now!!! xxx

  3. Lucy

    would have loved to see mutiny pigment! oh well:(

  4. Angelo


  5. Iona

    I’m excited about this! I can’t wait to see some swatches! I love the nautical theme, but I think the lipgloss packaging is way to busy..

  6. Laura

    I squealed when I saw this! I love the packaging, there are so many things I want! MAC’s so expensive here in Australia though… need to start saving ASAP!! :)

    • Lara

      Yes I am also in Australia, and seing it costs double over here, I will only get a few products. Love the look of this collection, very classy and nautical at the same time. Reminds me of a 50’s theme for some reason.

  7. Alison

    Aiee! It’s just too much. I’m feeling a bit dizzy after having looked at all those stripes lol. My initial reaction is that these products look old-fashioned but not in a good way. I really couldn’t see myself wearing eyeshadow colours like that in the summer. I’ll be passing on this.

    • That was my reaction too, old fashioned. The navy blue packaging keeps screaming “it’s the 80’s again” and not in a good way. And navy blue eyeshadow for summer? No.

      The only thing that looks interesting here is that Barefoot eyeshadow, other than that it all looks like a pass for me :(

  8. Dawn

    Have to say, I don’t like the packaging – the design is way too ‘busy’ and hurts my eyes.

    Just a few bits there I like, thank goodness. MAC has been putting out way too many collections lately, and I just can’t afford to buy all the bits I would like

  9. Linda

    Loooooooooooooove the bag!!!

  10. April

    BEAUTIFUL! MY wallet is hurting lol just looking at this line! I can’t wait!

  11. Clara M

    I wish I was more excited by the colour story. I’m disappointed that this is the flagship collection for summer, or so I’m assuming by the size. I can see tons of this heading straight to the CCOs to be totally honest.

    But thanks for the preliminary info, Christine!

  12. Yazmin

    I dont know about the packaging, its a bit too much.

  13. Maribel

    Finally something with cute packaging! I’m so excited for this collection. Hopefully the items I’m interested in perform well!! Which is quite a few!! ;D

  14. Anne

    Oh my poor wallet! Yes please – this actually looks great. Looking forward to swatch time :-)

  15. Brenda

    I realize the eye colours are brighter and more jewel toned, but Naughty Nauticals wasn’t that long ago. Another disappointment from MAC.

    Do you find that MAC seems to recycle themes every few years??

    • But in fashion alone do you not feel that the sailor theme comes around EVERY summer? Not that I’m complaining cos I love it but everyones recycles! 😀

    • Miss J

      Brenda, what I also find funny is that the name “Hey, Sailor” was also a name from one of the glosses in the Naughty Nauticals Collection! LOL.

      • Brenda

        Agreed, I do find the nautical theme appears every summer in some form or another!

        And that’s true – there was a Hey Sailor lipgloss!! I feel like they’re trying to pull a fast one here….LOL

  16. Nikki

    finally! the packaging matches the theme!

  17. KC

    Awwww this is soooo cute! I’m loving this design!

  18. nitnot

    Now THAT’S how you do a collection, MAC!

  19. Y

    Love it, but DAYUM MAC is really churning them out!

  20. High-Light Powder in Crew is the only thing I’m interested in this collection in terms of product. Gone Sailing Tote is really cute however and maybe the first one I liked from MAC other then the HK on.

  21. delmarie

    im loving that third powder after the eyeshadows and so excited for suntints!! cant wait to see them swatched.

  22. Sari

    Perfect packaging finally! Yay!

  23. Evelyn

    I was so excited for this collection, hoping that they would repromote Shore Leave eyeshadow from Naughty Nauticals and I could stop obsessively saving the one I have now. Then I see “Shore Leave” and get all excited, until I realize that it’s a lip pencil?!?!? Not cool, MAC. Not cool.

    • Tekoa

      I agree. Shore Leave eyeshadow is great. To have the name recycled to describe a lip pencil? Piff!

      • Well, given that the whole collection is named the same as the Hey Sailor lipglass… which isn’t even in the launch… somehow it’s not surprising.

  24. Ooooooo my wallet is gonna get real skinny

  25. Magdalena Fernández

    I hope the quallity is good <3

  26. shiny

    I will demur about one thing: The packaging makes me, er, sea-sick. No, really, I feel dizzy looking at it!

    • daylami

      Dazzle camo! The navy used to paint the bottoms of ships like that to confuse enemy submarines. (Many decades later some clothing manufacturer used it to pattern a very unfortunate pair of stirrup pants that ten-year-old me inexplicably got at the Bon-Ton, and then wanted to vomit every time I saw them.)

      On a nerd level I kind of love the packaging and the bag, but in reality I would just wonder if everyone was crying for the eye bleach.

  27. Vicky Carr

    I want them all (well almost) and I am broke (entirely)!

  28. Crikeys, they really don’t give you a second to breathe do they! The last lot only just launched and straight away they announce the next lot! Love the packaging, hate the promo photo though. Definitely interested in a few items.

  29. Monika

    Shut up. That packaging is amazing.

  30. naheeda

    Wow! Its best collection ever I see in years!
    Great package with colours!
    I’m defin buy them!!

  31. S.

    Haven’t bought any makeup in months. Finally, a collection I can get into. And the packaging is adorable. Happiness :)

  32. Amy M.

    This collection looks promising. I hope it isn’t a dud like some of the past MAC collections have been.

  33. Ana G.

    This is a huge collection! I wonder if MAC will be able to deliver quality with this quantity. The packaging…way too many stripes for my eyes…

  34. Grace

    Not crazy about the packaging, but that gold shadow looks gorgeous (and right up your alley, Christine)!!

  35. Elizabeth B.

    What’s the difference between the bronzing powder and the pro bronzing powder?

    • Tekoa

      One is pro and the other is not. (pause) Okay, seriously. I have no idea.

      • The bronzers are the regular, permanent formula. The Pro Longwear bronzers are new and part of the Pro Longwear line, so they’ll probably have some promise of long wear time. They’ve really been fleshing out the PL line…foundation, concealer, shadows, liners, more lipsticks, glosses, and now the bronzers. I personally LOVE the concealer and glosses, so can’t wait for these bronzers!

  36. HautePJ

    I ADORE the packaging. So fun and I love whatever lip the model is wearing in the promo image – maybe a combo of the Red Racer and Send Me Sailing?

  37. Lee

    Wow, a collection where I don’t want a single thing. It’s funny, I’ve got the exact same coloring as the model but I’m just not feeling the look.

    • Chantal

      May I just take a moment to say how much I envy you? My first thought on seeing these photos was how much I LOVE the look on the model; it instantly makes me want to be a redhead. But, although fair, I don’t have that slight honey-tone to my skin (I’m just…white), so it wouldn’t work as well with that beautiful orange-red hair. When I did go red for a while, it was a more primary red. Which is cool in it’s own way, but just not the same. :(

      And light blue eyes can pull off medium and dark blue shadow/liner beautifully; I once heard a makeup artist describe it as a “color shadow”, and it is a challenging look to achieve. My light blue/green/grey eyes are too murky to do it properly; and when I sometimes wear very blue contacts, they are too dark for the look.

      Anyhow, thus ends my wistful yearning. My only consolation is that you will try this look yourself on my behalf…please? You certainly don’t need anything from this collection, the colors are very dupable. But I hope you will try this look and celebrate your fair titian beauty! :)

  38. Lilia Beck

    OMG! love the packaging, it is super nice. I am glad there isn’t much products that appeal to me, they all beautiful but I don’t rock the red or orange lip or the frosty shadows anymore. I will get just a few, I already spent a lot in the early collections.

  39. MonicaP

    SUNTINTS ~ Yah! I love these darn tubes of spf lip balms :-)

  40. Lolly

    I think it’s Vestral White

  41. Eileen

    I hate to sound like a fashion snob but I think this collection and the packaging look a little dated.

  42. Maritza

    so far I am loving those navy blue and green eyeshadow! Not sure if I like the navy design on the containers though, but I know me and I know I’ll be crazy to get some of those items…

  43. Margarett

    I guess I will end up saving some money on this one because the only two things I see that interest me are the green eyeshadow and the green eye pencil. However, since the green shadow is a frost I wonder if I have a color in my Yaby pearl palette that will be a close dupe.

  44. VJNS

    Just when I vowed to go on a make-up diet this comes out. Ok, I HAVE TO get me some and then that’s it for at least a year. So far the shadows are awesome as are the pigments and lipsticks. Cute packaging too.

  45. Aleena

    I’m so excited for tis collection! There’s quite a few things I think I’m going the get. The packaging is so cute!

  46. Nina

    OMG! So excited! I actually really thought I would be bummed out with this collection because when I saw that initial promo pic I totally thought “Oh, Sailor, so… blue and red… great… just like Wonder Woman…” =/ But I am pleasantly surprised!! They have the blue in red in there, but so much more! Plenty to choose from! Should be something in there for everyone! I’m already eyeing a number of colors! Woo Hoo! And I really like the packaging… Granted, the pics with the striped products against the striped backgrounds is a bit much… but, unless you store your makeup against a white and blue striped backdrop (totally possible! ha!) I don’t think it will be an issue once you just have an individual item. Man, I LOVE special packaging collections! Such a sucker!! I can’t help it. =D

  47. Mai

    Might be interested in Red Racer, but that’s about it.
    I also have to agree with everyone who doesn’t like the packaging.. it’s too busy. :/

  48. Leenie

    I like the packaging but I would have to see what the product look like in person

  49. Tralonda Berkley

    Love the packaging. I also love the bags…really nice.

  50. rowan

    how many nautical collections have they had now, lol? still, looks very pretty.

  51. ebele

    wish they had brought out the hey sailor lipglass as well. still cant wait tho!! woooohoooo

  52. Yumi

    Love the nautical packaging!
    Sad to see Marine Life didn’t somehow make a return though!

  53. Elysia

    Love it!!!

  54. Olya

    Finally, a collection I am excited about, can’t wait for the swatches. And the review. <3

  55. Samantha

    AWESOME !! This collection is to die for !! I haven’t bought any mac since Semi – Precious and that was ages ago. Looking foward to this.

  56. Sasha

    FINALLY cool limited edition packaging. Honestly I dont even look at a collection from MAC anymore unless it has different packaging. It isn’t worth it to me otherwise, since their lip products make my lips peal and their eyeshadow melt off my lids without a primer. Looks cute. Might check out a blush.

  57. Pamela

    Love the packaging! I know the Gone Sailing Tote will cost a fortune but I need it! It’s perfect for my summer trips to Martha’s Vineyard!

  58. Stephanie

    Love the packaging and Feeling Fresh is going to be a must have for me! Can’t wait!!

  59. Laura

    I’m interested in the lip pencils and the tarnished gold eyeshadow, and maybe the red lipstick, but that’s about it. The packaging’s not really my cup of tea.

  60. Laura

    Really not a fan of the packaging but some of the products themselves look quite nice :)Can’t wait to see some swatches!

  61. Arianna

    oh those lipsticks *_*

  62. Caitlin

    I am ruined. I need that tote and all at least the two pale lipsticks and the gold eye colours…. I am a sucker for sailor themed stuff… good buy money T_T

  63. I like the packaging, and I can see a few couple of lip products tickling my fancy.. but not too sure about the rest. Happy to see new sun tints, I liked the last few I got!

  64. Ashley

    ooooh myyyy gooooodddd! i looooove nautical stuff! i’m going to be sooo broke. but i’m so exciteeed

  65. Martina

    I am SOO disappointed :( where are my teals and golden peaches??
    To The Beach and Surf Baby were WAY better!

  66. timothybcat

    I’m such a sucker for dark blue eye shadow, and I love the outer packaging. Interesting that the prices are the same. I must admit I’m intrigued.

  67. Andrea


  68. Jazz

    Not feeling the packaging , but the orange and peach lipglasses are calling me.

  69. Amazing packaging and perfect for a limited edition roll-out in Spring, adds a nice dash of colour into our make-up bags :) I love the red lip colour too, really nice shade.

  70. Alexandra Aimee

    I’m not generally a MAC person because I usually feel like there are better, more wearable products in their price range, but this collection is doing it for me!! May be the first thing in years to get me to stop by a MAC counter!

  71. Aryn

    OMG !!!! Am I dead ?! Is THIS heaven … I love this Packaqinq !!!

  72. Nily

    OMG the MAC summer collections make me always fall in love!!! This is no exception! I’m already in love with it!!!! ♥

  73. I’m diggin that Navy blue pigment!

  74. Jessica

    I love the green eyeshadow-feeling fresh!!!

  75. Casey

    oh my god, this packaging. yes.
    finally, another collection where it isn’t a slide out sleeve or some terribly designed snow-globe crap.

  76. So I had decided that I wasn’t going to buy from this collection, and then I continued scrolling… because of the packaging, I WANT EVERYTHING!

  77. Alexis

    im gonna need all of this.

  78. Gao

    FINALLY special packaging!! I love it! But it can be too much at times but I’m lovin’ it either way! SO EXCITED!

  79. mer

    I work on a boat… I need this in my hot little hands pronto.

  80. Emeline

    Oh dear ohdearohdear, now THIS is gonna be the end of my budget. I mean look at that packaging! So lovely! Could anyone tell me what Suntints are? Are they new?
    I get the feeling that they are a tinted moisturizer but they seem tiny and shimmery.. Anything to rival my beloved laura Mercier?

    Aw, I even want the bag!

  81. Courtney

    I’ll purchase something from this collection just for the packaging.

  82. pLebiitah

    I love the packaging!! I hope MAC would do more special packaging like this for more collections<3 I really like "Shore Leave" Lip Pencil, but i will never pay $20 for a lip pencil.. =$

  83. Deanna

    Love the theme!! MAC has been so disappointing lately, hopefully this will be good. Very very excited!

  84. everything about this looks amazing! i’m in love

  85. Jennifer

    Hey look! A model for MAC that actually has freckles! Yay 😀

  86. grace


  87. MichelleChefNYC

    I like the packaging on this, but yet ANOTHER nautical themed collection from MAC? I feel like we get these same colors over and over again in new packaging and are supposed to pretend we are excited because they are shiny and “new”. And this collection contains quite a few permanent products as well… blah, I’ll be skipping this one…

  88. Mariella

    Nothing much there that interests me except for one of the eyeshadows (don’t know which as there are no names with the photos). Not mad about the packaging.

  89. Tekoa

    Shore Leave is the name of an eyeshadow from the Naughty Nauticals launch. I protest!

  90. Altea

    OMG a summer collection that I might actually like. That’s RARE! (And my wallet is sc***ed, lol)

    Any guess about what the model is wearing? Love the lips, but I don’t see anything like that in the product descriptions. The reds are described as “yellow red”, that doesn’t look yellow at all to me…

  91. Alyssa

    omg I LOVE EVERYTHING I SEE!!!! and that tote will be MINE!

  92. Bee

    I’m looking forward to the lipsticks, but sadly the eyeshadows aren’t picking my interest

  93. beck

    Cute packaging….however a little bummed on the theme since Naughty Nauticals was all ready done. Oh well…I might pick up a few pieces since the summer collections are my favorite.

  94. Victoria

    Looks at pictures.
    Reads descriptions.
    *MELTS* <3

  95. Miss J

    The only thing that interests me is some of the lip products. I will definitely check out: Salute!, Sail La Vie, and Saunter. Depending on the quality of the glosses, I might grab the coral or orange one. I’m not particularly loving the special packaging, which is odd, since I do love Nautical themed stuffs. Hmm.


  97. Amanda

    Well after this drops, I’ll be broke! Awesome, thanks MAC!

  98. Kris

    So much love for the packaging! Will be buying a few items just for it 😀

  99. Melanie

    Oh my!!! I’m in love with this collection! The packaging is Ah-mazing, the eyeshadows and the lipsticks!!! Wow! Can’t wait!

  100. Natalie

    I’VE NEVER BEEN THIS EXCITED FOR A COLLECTION EVER BEFORE?! When are you going to be doing swatches and everything?