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. Leticia

    I love navy and I love tha packaging of this collection!! I’ll try to get at least a lipstick and an eyeshadow!

  2. crazedstargazer

    The stripes are giving me vertigo. Kudos Mac, kudos.

  3. Julia

    I know that the products haven’t been released to the public, but is the bronzer in Soft Sand lighter than Refined Golden? I tried RG a while ago and it was waayyyy too orange on me. To me, the photos make it look lighter! Thanks.

    • Lark

      MAC bronzers are always orange-y. Loving the compact, but planning on Nars Laguna. Unless MAC really surprises me.

  4. Hannah

    When will this be available for MAC Pro makeup artists?

  5. dayna

    The ONE collection from M.A.C i get excited for, their summer collection :). I love the nautical theme and packaging! :)

  6. daisies

    finally they made a launch that has cool packaging other than just the box it comes in!

  7. Kelly Marie

    yes yes a thousand times yes!!

  8. Keen Janine

    Hmm I’m not impressed. I expected something better from MAC’s summer collection. I loved To The Beach and Surf Baby. I’ll be saving money this summer!

  9. Jackeline

    I love them. wiiiiiiiiiiiii

  10. I normally don’t pay too much attention to MAC–too hard to keep up, but there is so much I like in this collection. It doesn’t hurt that I love anything nautical–the tote would make a darling beach bag!!

  11. Nancy


  12. Emily

    Amazing packaging! =) I might buy a lipstick just for the packaging even though the colours all sound the same to me.

  13. Veronica

    Okay, I have to admit the packaging is adorable, and if Red Racer is what the ad model is wearing, I am all over it. Emerald Sea looks promising, too.

  14. Hi,
    I really LOVE this blog, and I want to link to your blog, is that OK?

  15. Summer is always special with MAC …. 😀 lovedddddddddddd the colors and the packaging

  16. Amy

    The reds and greens<3 Love the navy blues too but too dark for my baby face. Interesting twist on Summer. Not incredibly unique though.

  17. This is the 2nd collection from MAC that I’m actually excited about! (The other being Venemous Villains) I can wait to see how these are! They look fantastic!

  18. Janet

    Ohhhhhhhh! I can’t wait!!! I love me anything nautical!

  19. Pip

    Ooh, this looks so lovely! Pity I’m in New Zealand, everything will be so expensive :( Still, I’d love to pick up a few lipsticks. Looking forward to the swatches :)

  20. Lara

    Love the packaging <3

  21. Packaging looks nice but I’m steering clear from the Suntints! IMO they are horrible. Too much SPF you can actually taste it. ;(

  22. Madison

    i am very excited about this collection! i love the theme! i love the colors! i love the packaging! i love it all! =D

  23. justjamiexo

    I want the lip tints! and I’m a sucker for that packaging!

  24. Her makeup looks like she is posing for an Estee Lauder brand.

  25. Lilinah

    Whew! What a relief! I’m shoppin’ til i’m droppin’ on the April collections (Reel Sexy, Tres Cheek, and Extra Dimension), but this one is just enh for me.

    I may only “have” to have one thing, that striped dimensional powder – i’m guessing it’s “Crew” High-Light Powder. I’m also attracted to the gold eye shadow and eye liner, but they don’t look necessities, since i have other gold shadows and liners.

    My credit card is thanking MAC for this respite :-)

  26. Mursal

    Love the cute packaging!!!

  27. Lisa G

    I’m a sucker for anything nautical! Love the packaging, products, colors etc. I decided to pass on all the spring collections to save money for this one. However, I never make a major purchase without consulting Consumer Reports and I consider you, Christine, my consumer reports for makeup. Your honest reviews have saved me a bunch! Gotta see the reviews of this collection before I buy:)

  28. Andrea Z

    I’m undoubtedly probably going to buy all of those lipsticks. SO EXCITED. Except for, maybe, uh… “To Catch a Sailor”… “highly frosted tan”? Yikes, no thanks.

  29. Anita

    YES. finally a quality cute-packaged collection!

  30. Safyre

    Kind of reminds me of an amped up version of Naughty Nauticals – would’ve been cool to see Port Red repromoted with it. Overall, I do really dig the packaging though but will have to see swatches before I’m swayed :/

  31. Hannah

    I am so excited about this!!

  32. Lark

    No Port Red Lipstick? Disappinted. And my Naval Blue pigment is matte. Confusing!
    I’ll be fighting for those Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, but I feel like I have this look in my stash, even the brass nail polish. It was gold at Holiday. I’m glad to see special packaging at last! But what’s in it? Have it. I can trot out Cool Heat and do this look.
    I am liking that fluffy goat brush though…

  33. Shayla Victoria Vain


  34. I will be saving up for this collection. whipping out the calculator….any ideas to get some extra cash for a teenager?

  35. Jennifer

    I’m sure the products will be so-so as usual, but I will definitely pick up a few things for that adorable packaging! I’m a sucker for gimmicky presentation. LOVE!

  36. Eyeshadow is $14.50? What is this magical place? 😀

  37. Chloe

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ! cant wait!

  38. Ana

    I better start saving up! the packaging is adorable! :)

  39. Sioned

    Barefoot is gorgeous! The perfect gold i’ve been looking for for a month now. Hoping it swatches as pretty and pigmented as it looks! Love the packaging on this collection as well.

  40. Laura

    I’m a litte bit obsessed with this packaging

  41. The entire collection make me want to do nautical nails, I have a problem lol x

  42. Maud

    I am so ECSTATIC for this collection is looks amazing

  43. Luiza

    I want it so bad !!!!! Too bad the prices here in Brasil are just.. impossible. It’s just ridiculous. I hope I get to travel soon before this is over !!! I LOVE IT !! They should have made the brush in that cool blue pattern too, it’s so beautiful !

  44. Can’t wait for this one

  45. Melody

    I’m going to be a sailor for Halloween! This is perfect!

  46. Aleena

    I think this would have been a great collection to repromote Mutiny with! Sad that it wasn’t :(

  47. Liseth

    OMG!!! I want everything and I know I can’t afford that much It’s so sad:( I don’t know what to do (cry)

  48. What are the chances that Gem of Roses gets repromoted soon? Its my HG!

  49. mary

    what is the exact time these come out online?

  50. Jessica

    I love that makes bag set! I have a general idea of what I want but I’m going to wait for the swatches until I make my dial decisions. When are you able to release swatches, I want to see the colors sooo badly?

  51. Genevieve Chuachiaco

    I am going to sound very silly, but I just want the bag! LOL

  52. Nay

    FINALLY CUTE PACKAGING! omg.. the whole lot is MINE. Hurry up and Come to australia!!!!! hehehe

  53. loving the nude lip pencil and the lipstick colors but other than that It’s not anything too great and alot I can pass on. The packaging of this collection is nice but it is alot going on and my eyes were a lil whoooo after looking at it all, but it’s not horrible just dizzying!

    This collection is nice but they eyeshadow colors could have been more summer inspired!

  54. ak

    Now THAT is PACKAGING!!! That’s the best packaging MAC ever came up with. Lovely looking and with nice colors too.

  55. heather

    a lot of these colour descriptions sound like theyre aimed at warmer-based skintones…which is awesome, the colours are very pretty, but im decidedly cooler-based, so i’ll probably sit most of this one out. the make up tote, however…i LOVE it!

    The packaging is so cool.
    who's excited?

  57. antonia

    i better start saving! i love mac summer collectionsss

  58. Dee

    Yay! This collection looks amazing! Love the lip/eyeliners, lipsticks, highlight powder and far too much more, also this packaging is lovely, better get saving girls!!!

  59. Ava

    Will this also be available at Nordstrom counters? I’m assuming they might since they’ve had the last 2 summer collections there as well…

  60. I am so excited for 3 of these lipsticks. Particularly the Salute! one.

  61. Jasmin Gonzalez

    I’ve been dying to see MAC’s really big summer collection. Last year, I was in love with the surf baby collection, but I have to say, this disappoints me. I see like maybe one lipstick I like. I feel like MAC really needs to step up their game.

  62. Smidgeroo

    This all launches on my birthday! I’m sorry, wallet. In swear I’ll be better to you in another life.

  63. The design is way too busy, so it’s a no-no. Gee, I hate navy blue.
    But I’ll be keeping an eye on the brush, even if I’m not crazy for short handles :/

  64. Jael

    When should we expect a video review of this collection? Yours are AMAZING!!

  65. Nay

    I think I am going to buy EVERYTHING in this collection ….. Navy blue is my wedding colour and OMG i love this……..

  66. OMG! Haven’t been this excited for a mac collection since the venomous villains one! AMAZING packaging, the colors of Finland’s flag too xD Duhh, my poor little wallet!

  67. Sonia

    i totally love this…reminds me of naughty nauticals but better! please review it soon christine, i can’t wait to see more! also, does that makeup bag have that mini bag attached to it? i hope they detach!

  68. Jennifer

    I like the blues in this collection and also that green eye shadow, but the packaging is making me dizzy! 0_o I’ll have to see this one in person.

  69. amy

    I’m excited about this!! im saving up for this collection

  70. Durh Lor

    Omgee….i love it. Cant wait!!

  71. Amber Tillman

    Lol I thought about salior moon.

  72. Mia Murphy

    Naughty nauticals round 2?

  73. Keshia W

    Actually looking forward to this collection. Can’t wait to see swatches!

  74. Maria Conchita Arcala

    Love it! The whole point of limited edition is the pretty packaging of the product itself, not the box. Hope they keep this up
    For future collections!!!

  75. Mimi Nguyen

    ah! just when I tell myself I had enough!

  76. Valerie Rouse

    Oh sweet baby Jesus.

  77. Eli Rodríguez

    OH MY GOD !

  78. Ashley Renee Stubblefield

    i almost ignored this because i thought “another collection with that damn black packaging” im glad i looked!

  79. HoneyBee Sting

    Love knot lustreglass i truly miss. Port red needed to b repromoted. I still hve mutiny pigment thats an awesome baby bleu pigment. This new collection looks boring not so exciting as naughty nauticals

  80. Kia Thomas

    It’s deco packaging. Sold!

  81. Stephen Todd Owen II

    Am I the only one disappointed that this has no repromotes from Naughty Nauticals?

  82. Nancy Cornejo

    Loove this! can’t wait 😀

  83. Lissa Medina

    Love the packaging:-) its about time. Too bad the Shop Cook collection was not cute packaging like the boxes that they came in:(

  84. Laura Williams

    About time we got some cute packaging! So excited for this collection. I want way too much! Would have loved to see a couple repromotes from Naughty Nauticals though, specifically Mutiny would have been lovely.

  85. The lipsticks!! Oh my!! 

  86. Sue

    Huuuge collection! *gasp* Wha is the round one with the three coloured stripes? A highlighter? While I’m excited to see MAC is finally doing some special packaging again, this one looks really cheap and too restless to me.

  87. Vness12

    Loving these photos! I hope the actual products live up to them. Looks like a great collection for all types. And so help me if I can’t get my hands on the TOTE!!!

  88. budgieee86

    this collection has launched on the uk website!! I hope the swatches come soon!!

  89. Luella Rose

    I can’t believe the UK website has this collection available already! I literally have no idea what to buy without any of your watches haha :(

  90. Luella Rose

    I can’t believe the UK website has this collection available already! I literally have no idea what to buy without any of your swatches haha :(

    • madii

       @Luella Rose here you go:  this is a Polish webiste, we’ve had the collection since the 2nd of May. If you’re pale, you absolutely MUST pick up the Launch Away blush! It sold out here in Warsaw in 2 days!! It is my most favourite blush ever and I would love to get a 2nd one somehow :( Also the feeling fresh (green) and avalanche (white shimmer/highlight) eyeshadows are great!! I also got the gold and green eye pencils :)

  91. Emme

    This launched in Europe today! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I walked up the MAC counter an saw this. I didn’t expect to see this collection for another month here! It launched today together with In Extra Dimension, Fashion Sets and Reel Sexy. 4 collections in one day!
    I found the packaging extremely distracting from the products, but I ended up buying Saluté. It’s a gorgeous warm nude that leans more orange than peach. The Highlighting Powder looks more like a blush than a highlighter when swatched, due to the pink, peach and lavender stripes. Not sure if the coloured stripes go all the way through though.

    • madii

       @Emme The colours do go all the way through, the girl at my mac got like a little chisel thing and dug out one of the little purple stripes 😉 they go all the way down. iwasnt happy with it tho – it’s not a typical highlighter, too pink and purple for me. and the white colour wasnt well pigmented. I got the Launch Away! blush though – beautiful!! Very very sofr peach. Perfect for us pale girls!! Also I got the green eye shadow, and from reel sexy I got reel sexy and watch me simmer lipsticks, heirloom eye pencil :))

      • Emme

         @madii  Launch Away! is very pretty, but the packaging is so distracting that I decided against it. I also got Reel Sexy lipstick, Lightscapade and I got Watch Me Simmer with Shop/Cook. 😀

        • madii

           @Emme Well you can always buy it and depot it, put it in a palette! Buy it, it’s gorgeous :)

        • Emme

           @madii I snatched up the last Launch Away! today. :) I hope it will be as pretty on my cheeks as on my hand, lol.

  92. vikaki

    me toooooooooooooooooo!!:D
    and the golden lipstick…

  93. MelissaRottier

    Already launched in Europe!!! I was so happy!!…bad thing, they launched reel sexy, hey sailor and in extradimension the same day..hate it actually…to many products short on cash!

  94. Becks

    I love this collection! I am so glad it launched in the Middle East already. I really wanted the bronzer but it was sold out but since I got to try everything in store already I can order it when it goes on sale in the states then have a friend bring in to me when she visits!  The Sail La Vie lipstick is gorgeous! The  Feeling Fresh  eye shadow is close the that of Urban Decay. I picked it up but I may return it being that they are so close in color. I also want the Au Rose lip gloss. 

  95. Nillafrost

    The items were temporarily listed on the mac site last week and the blush is $21,the highlighter is $23, the pro bronzer is $27

  96. Kimberly

    15.50?  I could have sworn that their lipsticks/lipglasses are 14.50!  

  97. Nillafrost

    Yesssss. Actual prices, time to tart budgeting, I love the blushes nd bronzers and of course the lipstick but only salute! And sail la vie.. I need an orange lipstick. can’t wait !

    • madii

       @Nillafrost Sail la vie is actually red. Just a bright red. If you want an orange lipstick I’d suggest Morange – I have it, it’s 100% orange and it’s lovely :)