Friday, December 11th, 2009

MAC Love Lace Collection

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace Collection

U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2009

Every couturier has forever had a fascination with the mysterious and alluring qualities of Lace. From Evita to Marlene Dietrich to some of the best-dressed of our red-carpet modern screen stars, it’s a long love affair. This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue. Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favourite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger. If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S.)

  • Pretty Please Pale pink pearl (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Intricate Frosted cool icy taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S.)

  • Icescape Sheer pale pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Utterly Discrete Sheer frosted cool icy mauve (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S.)

  • Pincurl Dusty white (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Hypnotizing Frosted grey mauve (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Love Lace Frosted mid-tone greyish blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Suave Intentions Light frosted silver blue (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power ($14.50 U.S.)

  • Sense of Style Blackened deep marine blue (Limited Edition)
  • Raven Intense red with black pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Feline Rich black (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S.)

  • Light Affair Creamy pale grey taupe (Cream) (Limited Edition)

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Eye Kohl

  • Fascinating (Permanent)

Zoomlash Mascara

  • Zoomblack (Permanent)


  • Stud (Permanent)


  • #44 (Permanent)

MAC Love Lace Collection

MAC Love Lace Collection
Hypnotizing Eyeshadow

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Love Lace Eyeshadow

MAC Love Lace Collection
Pincurl Eyeshadow

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Suave Intentions

MAC Love Lace Collection
Lipsticks:  Pretty Please, Intricate

MAC Love Lace Collection
Lipglass: Icescape, Utterly Discrete

MAC Love Lace Collection
Kohl Power: Feline, Raven, Sense of Style

MAC Love Lace Collection
Fascinating Eye Kohl; Stud Eye Brow Pencil

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Light Affair Nail Lacquer

MAC Love Lace Collection
Zoom Lash Mascara

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76 thoughts on “MAC Love Lace Collection for Winter 2009 + Added Photos

  1. Stacey

    Eeeek! A blue kohl power?!?! I just died.

  2. Dee

    They need to just go ahead and make Feline permananet.

  3. Aramis

    hmmm im a lipgloss and eyesahdow girl so these sound interesting.

  4. This sounds so cute hehe. I love the name Joie-de-vivre.


  6. i am so stoked to see Feline is coming out again in this collection, im broke beyond belief at the moment and was bummed i couldnt pick it up with the Dsquared2 collection… now I know if it sells out I can, atleast, pick it up with this collection.. and Raven :) im pretty happy at the moment haha.

  7. Bridgette

    The eyeshadows, lipglasses, and lipsticks sounds like something that I can’t wait to see the pics!

  8. Sasha B

    deff. getting raven. looking at: utterly discrete, hypnotizing and intricate (!! this is amazing to me, i love holidays)

  9. nicholle

    I’m disappointed…no blushes or msfs or beauty powders…:(

    • cmferrets

      the msfs come out the same day but in the 2nd half of the mac collection called warm and cozy ,
      theirs 2 MSFS called ” comfort, and by candelight”

  10. Haley

    Yay! So glad feline will be out again! I want the other kohls as well, and can’t wait to see the shadows!

  11. Lorna

    these sound like products i would either love or not be interested in because i already have a dupe. can’t wait to see swatches.

  12. Teisha

    I dont understand why they dont make Feline permanent? It seems like they re-promote it in just about every other collection, lol.

  13. cyn


  14. I’m all over the eyeshadows except Pincurl and the nail lacquer sounds like a pretty color!

  15. Giselle

    the colection’s name sounds great, i can not wait to see the swatches

  16. kiki

    yeahh :) icescape is back. i looovveeee that lipgloss

  17. Alejandra

    Im uber excited about Kohl Powers!Deff. stocking up!

  18. NappyMACDiva3

    can’t wait. already saving my B2M for last 3 shadows and I plan to buy 2 feline and 1-2 SOS kohl power liners. Nothing else beyond that. Have to stick to the budget. Thank goodness I have alot of MAC lippies, etc that I will be B2M for December and January. :)

  19. Ill be interested to see if the eyeshadows are too close to the ones in the grey quad that came out with the F/W 09 collection. That quad was bleh! 😛

  20. jolenz

    Can’t wait to see the pics of the eyeshadows, lipgloss and lipstick!

  21. Tattoo Girl

    I saw all of this stuff today!!Both lipglasses are soo pretty! I was unimpressed with the eyeshadows myself but Sense of Style and Raven Kohl Powers are both beautiful. The nail polish was really light. Kinda like a off white mixed with really light grey.

  22. hilda

    any pictures?

  23. Jane

    Here’s a video with pictures of the products:

    I am very excited for this collection. I’ll definately be getting the lipstick in Intricate Frosted, e/s in Pincurl Dusty, and the Light Affair nail laquer!

  24. So, the eyeshadow “Hypnotizing” looks NOTHING like that picture above, it’s beautiful and the eye Kohl is nowhere near blue, and if it does, it’s a really, really, really, almost black navy with a tad bit of sparkle.

  25. Andrea

    gotta pick up feline this time round :)

  26. Kathy

    eh, i’ll just be getting the kohl powers and maybe some lip products :)

  27. Sarah M

    I don’t know if it is just me, but the promo picture for this collection is possibly the prettiest I’ve ever seen. I love blues and kohl power eye pencils so I’m really excited about this collection. :-)

  28. They could totally have made the packaging gorgeous. ):

  29. Teresa

    I want Icescape l/g and Sense of Style e/l :)
    Maybe also Hypnotizing e/s, and eventually: Pretty Please l/s!

  30. Jess

    Oh wow! i think im gonna go broke..MAC is launching soo many new collections :p LOL♥

  31. amy

    I am definitely picking up another Feline and maybe the blue kohl pencil too.

  32. Amy

    Christine, do you think this one is mostly cool tones (and warm and cozy is mostly warmed toned)? Thanks!

  33. This collection is amazing! I already made a list of what I want from this collection.

  34. Ashley

    i could definitely see Lady Gaga rockin stuff from this collection!

  35. Raven….. *swoon* im glad it back! i need…

  36. Megan

    MAC is killing me!! Im was trying to save for Warm and Cozy now I gotta save for this collection and All Races! I really want to check out Feline kohl power since I have three from a previous collection and I love them

  37. Lorna

    this is my kind of release. love these colors. i will be picking up pink lip products and some (if not all) of the liners.

  38. Tori

    MAC is starting out the year with some nice collections :)

  39. Melissa

    I am in LOVE with the promo photo for this collection.

  40. Rachel

    I’m gonna get my Icescape and Feline on!!

  41. abby

    is there any Pre-Release for this

  42. egon

    the lipglosses look nice so I’ll have to check them out, I’m definitely getting another Feline, I bought one in the D2 collection really LOVED it & was sad I didn’t stock up

  43. Warm and cozy collection doesn’t interest me at all, but this one, yes! I like the e/s and lipglasses. And I will probably buy some kohl power pencils, I love them.

  44. Brenda

    Here’s one collection I won’t have to worry about saving for.WAY too cool toned for my neutral to warm skin. I may wind up looking sick or like I have a black eye :( I might pick up Pin Curl just because I missed it last time.

  45. Helena

    Why doesn’t MAC just make all of the kohl powers perm already?! EEK!

  46. Darrien

    MAC does this to me all time, they come out with so many collections that I love. Warm and Cozy, Love Lace…My paycheck is going to take hit.

  47. Rosanna

    OMG! Blues in veluxe pearl finish? Awesome! Pretty blues….XD

  48. Steffi

    this is available on the counters in Germany already btw but not in the online shop

  49. jules

    Hi Christine, do you have any idea if this will be an international release or US only? I live in Australia – sometimes we get “seasonal” Ltd Ed collections, sometimes we don’t, it is so frustrating!

    Also, is the “Hypnotizing” eye shadow in this collection the same shade/colour/finish as the “Hypnotizing” in the Holiday “Sorceress” eye kit? (sorry if this is a silly question, I’m crazy-in-love for that shade is all!)

  50. Haylie

    Hey Christine, I’ve heard of Feline kohl power but what’s so great about it? How different is it from MUFE Aqua Eyes?

    Raven looks so pretty to me!

    • Feline isn’t really like MUFE Aqua Eyes at all. It’s much softer, more intense, and it feels more like a kohl than a pencil. It doesn’t have the staying power of Aqua Eyes, though.

  51. Annie

    It’s gonna be the Kohl Powers for me, I’ll have to swatch the eyeshadows first to see if I like em.

  52. Melissa

    Is Hypnotizing the same as the Hypnotizing from the Sorceress palette?? Please say yes!

  53. Dawn

    I just saw this collection at Nordstrom (in Washington State). I got the kohl power in feline and raven. I swatched the blue, and it is great too.

  54. sf

    these colors are all dupable, i am so disappointed with mac stuff in the 2nd half of the yr

  55. ts

    It’s sad that a lot of people are referring to some shades as “dupable”. MAC wouldn’t be such a successful company if they did a hundred of exactly the same shade with different names. Sure, you may have already picked up a SIMILAR blue shadow in the past (espesh if you guys are all MAC addicts like me!) or may already have a black liner, but if it wasn’t different enough to create, they wouldn’t be selling it! For all those Feline fans out there – imagine if people kept saying that Feline was just a dupe for Smolder. Sure, in some ways, but if that was the case then nobody would buy Feline when it came out!
    A lot of you may not realise that MAC actually creates these collections about 2 years in advance, and don’t just copy and crank out the units like some companies do. Also, every new product is tested by a worldwide panel of MAC experts – senior artists, brand managers, resident trainers, and the like – who use the product over a period of at least 6 months, then fill out strict reviews on the product, and if it doesn’t get 75% or more of the panel saying that they couldn’t live without it (and remember, the people in the panel probably have entire rooms filled with MAC!), it gets pulled and reworked, or dropped completely.
    So guys, spare a thought for those MAC newbies, and for all the hard work that MAC does to create amazing collections!

    • Hi TS,

      Do you work for MAC? You’re just very specific about what MAC does, so I’m curious if you do!

      MAC is still a business, so even though creativity is very much part of MAC’s identity, it’s still important for them to listen to their customers. MAC has put out some subpar products (e.g. Suite Array) that even I couldn’t fathom how they got through testing. They’re not a perfect brand, but they certainly have many good products and shades – but inevitably, not every product can be amazing and we should all be allowed to hold our own opinions.

      It would be difficult to say that there wasn’t hard work put into just about any and all products and services put into the marketplace… MAC is no exception. But I am also a paying customer and know and understand that I do pay a substantial markup on products I purchase from MAC. I love and will always be a MAC fan, but they’re not some altruistic company purely in it for creativity.

      Figuring out dupes is also part of a process of budgeting – not everyone can afford to purchase every single blue eyeshadow MAC puts out (and nobody should be expected to or thought lesser of for trying to dupe new shades with previous shades).

      • Rosa Napoleon

        YOU ROCK!! This is why I subscribe to your beauty blog. I trust you to give me and other readers of your blog your honest opinion and not a sales rep pitch. The economy is hard right now and if you know of a cost effective way to purchase makeup and still look fabulous why not share with fellow beauty bloggers.

        Keep up the good work Christine.

  56. KC

    I saw this collection a couple of days ago in store. The blue eyeshadows actually are the stand out colours. They are really pretty and pigmented.

  57. Nicola

    I loved this collection, but the eyebrow remind me of a slug.