Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman (Illustrator)

Famous for her whimsical visual diaries, Maira Kalman performed a bit of magic with M·A·C’s new Technakohl Eye Liners and Eye Shadows, instantly drafting a captivating look at a stranger. Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. Warm and eccentric at the same time, Maira’s faces are full of cock-eyed optimism, with the tiniest smidge of city-girl-snobbism…simply, scrumptiously, stupendously sublime!

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Crest the Wave Rich yellow (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Off the Page Dirty mustard orange (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Maira’s Magic Yellow pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Haunting Light turquoise blue (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Purple Shower Dirty blue pink (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Trance Deep blue purple (Matte) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Technakohl Liner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Colour Matters Bright lime (Limited Edition)
  • Obviously Orange Dirty coral (Limited Edition)
  • Artistic License Bright turquoise blue (Limited Edition)
  • Full of Fuchsia Deep blue magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Graphblack Rich graphic black (Permanent)

Availability: North America, August 20th, 2009 at all MAC Locations, 1.800.588.0070, and International, September 2009.

See more product photos

Crest the Wave

Off the Page

Maira’s Magic


Purple Shower

Violet Trance

Colour Matters, Obviously Orange, Artistic License, Full of Fuchsia, Graphblack

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32 thoughts on “MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman

  1. I love technakohls! I am excited to try out the new colors!

  2. omg the new technakohl colors look amazing! the shadows didn’t grab me much… most look like dupes (as they do these days). great pics! :)

  3. Lindsey

    soo excited! cant wait to see your review + swatches christine! i always go by that(;

  4. Jo-Anne

    I LOVE the technakohls! They’re so beautiful!

  5. Alannah

    This is disappointing–I’m a huge eyeliner girl but none of those are shades that appeal to me at all!

  6. Lindsey

    this is definitely my favorite part of the collection, ESPECIALLY the single shadows (i plan on getting all of them), i know people are gonna shoot me for this, but the quads dont appeal to me

    im more of a color type of girl(:

  7. Macaddict

    I want:
    – all the technakohls except the black one (which I already own)
    – Crest The Wave e/s
    Purple Shower e/s
    (I already own Violet Trance & Haunting) and, after swatching Maira’s Maagic, it turns out to be almost identical to Cupcake but a lot less pigmented, so I passed. I found that Off The Page is also very similar to Fab & Flashy which I own as well, so I passed on this one too!

  8. purple shower and purple trance for sure!

  9. KissOfLyfe

    I love all the colors but I’m wondering what the dupe would be for purple shower? (I may already have it). I’m debating about violet trance…IDK if it will be pratical for me b/c I work in an admin office postion. Any ideas?

  10. hello purpoe trance…. we will be together one day!

  11. Christy

    I think I may get Purple Shower, Crest the Wave, Off the Page and Haunting. I have so many pinks right now that I can’t really justify getting Maira’s Magic. Violet Trance, based on other’s swatches looks a lot like Stylin from the HK Lucky Tom Palette that I have.

  12. Janelle

    Oh my, those technakohls <3333

  13. Lindsey

    ALL THE SINGLE SHADOWS and artistic license technakohl for me(:

    plus brash & bold pigment
    maybe the green quad

    and im on a teenagers budget 😐

  14. Jessica

    haunting !!!!!

  15. glitter princess

    im interested in hauting but it reminds me of the matte urban decay e/s narcotic i belive!

  16. Mel list now is

    -Maira’s Magic
    -Purple Shower
    -Violet Trance

    -Brash & Bold
    -Push the Edge

    although i havent seen these in person..the colors look amazing..i dont have any pinks so im so excited to try them out! im tempted to add crest the wave to my list..

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  18. glitter princess

    does anyone know if the mac eye khols are similar to the barry m ones/urban decay?

    or would you say the blue mac Technakohl Liner is similar to urban decay 24/7 pencil in Electric: bright aquamarine or the barry m kingfisher blue Intense Eyeliner Pens

    barry m:

    urban decay:



  20. hi there does anyone know how similar Crest the Wave from this collection is to the style warriors yellow shade called Bright Future which was a Frosty bright yellow gold?? and how similar is Violet Trance to style warriors Vibrant Grape???x

  21. Those shadows are tempting…I can’t wait to see them in person!

  22. StrawberryKissesxox

    I love the liners but how would you where them??

    • kpenn

      I’m planning on putting mine aside for next summer and just wearing them by themselves with dark lashes. They’re bold enough to stand on their own, or you could definitely go really funky and spice up a smokey eye by lining your water line with like the blue or lime. They will really draw attention to your eyes either way!

    • As a base, lower lash line, upper lash line..

  23. Aimee

    I got Off the Page as a gift from my MUA friend – she said she wanted to see what I would do with shimmery bright orange! It is a gorgeous color, and I’m planning to get the Reflects Copper glitter to go with it.

    I also got the lime green technakohl (awesome in the waterline, especially paired with Rated R on the lid) and On Display Lipglass. I hadn’t expected to like this collection so much, but the colors are really fabulous to work with!

  24. i was dissapointed with this collection :( I found the lipsticks too light on my nc40 skintone i was most interested in hold the pose and that was so faint that it was no point in my opionion. the lipglasses could be duped by the perm line. I only 1 L/G i picked up was personal taste as I dnt own anything like this in my collection. the single e/s were really chalky and hard to swatch! i was most interested in haunting but I already owned Urban decay matte e/s in Narcotic which is the same but much more easier to swatch!!the rest could be duped by other colours I owned or colours i have from urban decay. the liners werenot very soft to swatch and broke and could be duped by barry m, gosh and urbandecay colours. all i got was the photo realism quad, Heritage Rouge PM,uncommon creme blush x