Monday, June 22nd, 2009

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

U.S. Launch Date: August 20th, 2009
International Launch Date: September 2009

Everything we do at MAC is built around the idea that anything is possible when self-expression is honored, exalted, allowed to rise to its ultimate aria. This season MAC celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…makeup as art form. We’ve selected three individuals who exemplify this idea through both the subjects they choose, and the wildly individual styles and colours used to convey them. Bold heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstract: Fall ’09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Richard Phillips, Painter
Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips! 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on the scandalous Gossip Girl a sign of the times! Need we say more? Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s ads and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. Highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, his gold and beautiful portraits seem so relevant to everything MAC artistry is all about. A collection of eye shadow quads, lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

Lipstick ($14.00U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Full Body Deep red plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Hold the Pose Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Front Lit Light white yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Lovin’ It Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • High Strung Deep pink silver (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • On Display Purple with yellow pearl (Limited Edition)
  • New Spirit Light yellow coral (Limited Edition)
  • Personal Taste Mid-tone rose with pink gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Young Thing Yellow neutral with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Photorealism Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Approach Cool, mint green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Image Maker Mid-tone grey green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Grey Range Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Lightfall Pale pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Look at the Eyes Light violet (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • In the Gallery Mid-tone blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Private Viewing Deep brown plum (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Skintone 1 Light white pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Skintone 2 Mid tone gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Noteriety Mid tone brown with gold pearl (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Rich & Earthy Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

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Powder Blush ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • The Perfect Cheek Mid-tone pale pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Notable Mid-tone brick brown red (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman, Illustrator

We still chuckle (along with all of Manhattan) over the now-famous New Yorker cover illustration of “Newyorkistan.” Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. Technakohl Liners and Maira’s Magical thinking Eye Shadows are made for the MAC Artist with a sense of mischief and a deep desire to be defiantly different. 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!

Eye Shadows ($14.50 U.S. $17.00 CDN)

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

Technakohl Liners ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

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

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Marilyn Minter, Photographer

There’s that famous close-up of Tom Ford’s belly button, part of the “Pathology of Glamour” that this artist renders with luminous, almost hallucinatory colour and painterly photo-realism… Erotic imagery that zooms in on a succulently wet, red lip, a dappled, sequined eye, or a silverized stiletto splashing in the mud. The Whitney Biennial Artist says she’s “Never met a model who actually thinks she’s beautiful,” and that observation goes a long way to explain how she connects to what MAC wants to say about all-inclusiveness we’re ALL beautiful sometimes. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper and Gold Glitter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen and desired.

Pigments ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Brash & Bold Bright magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Cocomotion Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Heritage Rouge Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl (Permanent at PRO)

Glitters ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Fuschia Sparkling fuschia (Permanent at PRO)
  • Gold Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Rust Sparkling warm red (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Copper Sparkling saffron (Permanent at PRO)

Gloss Texture ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Clear (Permanent at PRO)

Plushlash Mascara ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Plushblack True black (Permanent)


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51 thoughts on “MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection for Fall 2009

  1. Sierra

    this collection looks great! I’m really interested in the photo realism quad…

  2. i’m savin’ up for the quads =D

  3. So excited for this! All three quads look really interesting!

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  5. Emily

    i am so excitedd!!! Especially for the quads. yayyyy

  6. loki

    !!! im going to be sooo broke lol

  7. Lulckathy

    why did MAC give this collection such a blah name?? lol

  8. Mary

    Quite a professional name and collection after names and collections like Hello Kitty =P Lots of great colors also.

  9. Aramis

    this is the most exciting collection out of all of them. EVERYTHING sounds good lol

  10. So looking forward to this one! Though the onslaught of so many lustre lipsticks lately has been kind of annoying. But Photo Realism and the liners shall be mine!

  11. DevilishDoll

    This is the collection I’m most excited for, I want
    Front Lit Lipstick
    High Strung Lipstick
    On Display Lipglass
    Personal Taste Lipglass
    Young Thing Lipglass
    Crest the Wave Eye Shadow
    Off the Page Eye Shadow
    Haunting Eye Shadow
    Purple Shower Eye Shadow
    Maira’s Magic Eye Shadow
    Full of Fuschia Technakohl Liner
    Artistic License Technakohl Liner
    Obviously Orange Technakohl Liner
    Colour Matters Technakohl Liner
    Brash & Bold Pigment
    Push the Edge Pigment
    Fuschia Glitter

    Now if I can afford it all or not is a whole other story =P

  12. Veronica

    I want so much from this collection! My wallet is already suffering… I already started saving for it.

  13. Andrea

    The quads sound amazing!!!

  14. kat

    Wow this is the ONLY collection posted (so far) that I am remotely interested in! This is a first for me!! But I can’t really afford MAC right now so its a good thing.. may want two of the quads 😀

  15. lovepotion18

    the quads and single e/s’s sound interesting. I’ll be saving my money from passing on the other collections for this one.

  16. Megan

    WOW sounds like an amazing collection I’m really excited for this one. I can’t wait to see pic of the products

  17. Skyler

    Sometimes I wonder why I don’t just mail my paychecks to MAC. :))

  18. Kristina

    The quads and single shadows sound pretty good. I’m definitely gonna check those out.

  19. Ms Trendy

    okay this is just getting a bit overwhelming now… kinda losing my excitement turning into confusion :S

  20. JK

    Would love to see the pictures first……
    I am not expert enough to tell by color description :)

  21. Rita

    Photo Realism and Notoriety Quads seem interesting, and as for the e/s, Off the Page, but otherwise they are repromoting not so good ones perhaps. But can’t wait for pics and swatches!

  22. Torrie

    Front Lit Lipstick
    New Spirit Lipglass
    Young Thing Lipglass
    Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad
    In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad
    Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad
    The Perfect Cheek Blush
    Crest the Wave Eyeshadow
    Off the Page Eyeshadow
    Haunting Eyeshadow
    Violet Trance Eyeshadow
    Purple Shower Eyeshadow
    Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow
    Colour Matters Technakohl Liner
    Cocomotion Pigment
    Heritage Rouge Pigment

    I am NOT going to be able to afford this all! But my list will narrow down once I see the real things or maybe my list will grow!!!

    Isn’t this like a follow up to the Cult Of Cherry Collection from last year?

  23. margot

    New Spirit lipglass
    Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad
    The Perfect Cheek Blush
    Crest the Wave Eyeshadow
    Off the Page Eyeshadow
    Haunting Eyeshadow
    Violet Trance Eyeshadow
    Purple Shower Eyeshadow
    Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow
    Colour Matters Technakohl liner
    Push the edge pigment

    so … that’s a lot !! Might have to start saving up now :p

  24. OH MY GOSH, seriously now…. my wallet will have a perm hole in it after this o_O

  25. Cole

    Yay more pigments

  26. Allie

    This collection is going to kill me and my wallet!

  27. Annie

    Kind of a dull name… But it sounds like an amazing collection… *drool*

  28. Celeste

    Oh, i already know im buying 2 of every flippin thing. well, just the Mariah collection. (the one with the bright collection like haunting and crest the wave)

    and all technoliners. bold and brash. i have wayyyyyy too many lipsticks and lipglosses, ill just dup everything.

  29. makeupaddict77

    I need this collection in my life, it is just a cruel twist of fate that it is due to be released in September here in the UK just before term starts back…

  30. Tattoo Girl

    Saw these today swatched on paper. The eyeliners are AMAZING!!! if you like bright colors you will love these!! The lime is so pretty and so is the fuschia!! i thought I would be able to skip most of this but no way! I also saw the pigments and the “brash and bold” and “push the edge” are gorgeous!!

  31. Lots of fuchsia this fall. hmm

  32. Court

    Why’d they have to be soooo PRETTY! I’ll be getting a lot of this collection!

  33. Wow a collection named after themselves.

    Makeup Artist Cosmetics= MAC cosmetics

    I want 2 quads :]

  34. Lindsey

    In The Gallery Quad
    Maira’s Magic + Hauting Eyeshadow
    Artistic License Technakohl Liner

    i have tried very hard to narrow down into that wishlist(:

  35. hi

    I want everything from this collection but I’ve limited myself to only TWO things that I really need: (all the other colours I can just mix and create or dupe) Colour Matters and Graphblack technakohls. I’m saving up for Assemblage MES, and with what money I have left over from gift cards and such (I’ll be perusing my MAC counter around Christmas/birthday) I’ll probably buy Vegas Volt lipstick and some Sonia Kashuk brushes and makeup.

  36. Heather

    My b-day is a few days after this collection comes out. I know what I’ll end up spending every cent of my money on!

  37. Bridget

    I think I am in love with this … everything sounds amazing!!!

  38. Brandi

    ok so im skipping out on like every collection until this one so that i can buy a ton of stuff from here especially the quads! im def. getting the three quads though!

  39. Cynthia Z.

    This collection is going to burn a MAJOR hole in my wallet. I can already tell.

  40. Ana

    oh my f’ing gosh…they’ve just released Color Craft now this one. I’m going to be so broke. I love all the eyeshadow shades.

  41. PrincessJodie

    i want most of this collection im so hyper about it i gotta wait till September though :(

  42. jolenz

    I can’t wait for this collection. Thank you for the details of each item. Definitely eyeing 2 quads, 2 lipglass, one of the single shadows and 2 pigments, and the gloss texture!

  43. kalaya

    when can we see preview pictures of the products?!?

  44. Preethi

    My Wishlist:

    Makeup Art Collection
    – Lipglass: Personal Taste
    – Eyeshadow Quads: Notoriety or Photorealism
    – Perfect Cheek blush

    That’s all for now, I think. Although, I sort of like Cool Reserve from the nail polish collection but I’ll have to check it out in person.

    Thanks for your videos and contest, Tiffany! :)

  45. Kharina

    ok so after swatches I’ve modified my wishlist and things are looking good for me because I’ve managed to narrow things down
    Photo Realism Quad
    Notoriety Quad
    Personal Taste l/g
    Crest the Wave e/s
    Off the Page e/s
    Perfect Cheek blush

    That’s it! (as if this wasn’t expensive enough right? lol)

  46. Here’s my list that I’m purchasing next week:

    All of the lipglasses
    Lipsticks: FullBody, Front lit and Loving it
    E/S: Violet Trance and Off the Page
    Blush: The Perfect Blush
    E/Liners: Artistic License, Full of Fushia, Obviously Orange
    Pigments: Push The Edge and Cocomotion and the Gloss Texture. Thank God for the pro discount!

  47. SHERRY

    Tonight I stopped at the Mac counter to pick up a few items and was able to see some of the colors from this collection that was behind the counter -not yet on the counters for display. The colors are gorgeous. I plan on purchasing all the single eyeshadows, all the pigments and all the eyeliners except for the black- I just got the pearl glide eyeliner in Black Russian so I don’t need the black. The Violet trance eyeshadow is unlike any I have seen in previous collections- so vibrant and beautiful. After splurging on the recent Color Craft and Love that Look collection and now this one coming up- I think I should be good for a while.

  48. Nadia

    i was just wondering if the swatches and reviews are going to go up for this collection? just curious