Sunday, July 19th, 2009

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Promo / Product Photos

Here are promo photos and product photos for MAC’s fall collection launcing August 20th, 2009. You can read collection details here.

Lipglass: Young Thing, New Spirit, On Display, Personal Taste

Lipstick: Front Lit, Full Body, High Strung, Hold the Pose, Lovin’ It

Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad

In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad

Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad

Crest the Wave Eyeshadow

Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow

Violet Trance Eyeshadow

Purple Shower Eyeshadow

Off the Page Eyeshadow

Haunting Eyeshadow

The Perfect Cheek Blush

Notable Blush

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

Push the Edge Pigment

Heritage Rouge Pigment

Cocomotion Pigment

Brash & Bold Pigment

Reflects Rust Glitter

Gold Sparkling Glitter

Reflects Copper Glitter

Fuchsia Glitter

Gloss Texture


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182 thoughts on “MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Promo / Product Photos

  1. Mary

    The eyshadow quads & the eyeliners look amazing!

  2. Jenny

    omg! MAC you are going to make me bankrupt!

  3. Does anyone have any idea what the “Gloss Texture” is? Is it like a lip primer or just like the MAC clear gloss?

    • Complete guess: maybe to make the pigments into a gloss???

    • it helps stick the glitter to the face

    • Stacey

      Gloss texture is a clear gloss that can be used all over the face… it’s smoother and softer in texture than clear lipglass… you can mix pigments/glitter with it or use it alone.

    • carissa

      Gloss texture is used to mix pigments and glitters to make them stick to your skin. Looks great on the lips/cheeks/eyes!!! Makes them much more intense too!!!! Gotta have it if you own any glitters/pigments!!!!

      • maribeth

        i’ve also seen it used plain on the eyes to create a weird dewy effect with just a mascara (waterproof plz) and a clean simple face for a neat unique look… rissrose2 from youtube did a tutorial on it i think if you wanna see what i mean in person ik it sounds weird but it looks cool

      • homegirl

        maybe you should just mix it with a mixing medium from mac? :)

  4. Oh no… as I was scrolling I realized I want everything… … oh goodness. But at least something to keep me excited since I didn’t like a single thing from Colour Craft! πŸ˜€

    • jennylevi

      Just a questions why you did’nt like a single thing from that collection? was it to glitterly?

      • Yeah, it just felt like a bunch of glitter with out enough color payoff on my cheeks. And the mineralized eyeshadows… was not a fan!

  5. Heather

    I love the eyeliners they look amazing!!

    • amani

      im deff buying like 3 color matters liner its sooooooooo cute an the other2 except the black one cuz i have it

  6. I`ve been looking at greens so I am super interested in the Photorealism quad but I like shimmery or shiny eyeshadows, so I am wondering what their finishes are like… otherwise (after sorting through my stash) I think I am good to pass on most of this collection!

  7. Allie

    I should not have looked at this. Uh-oh.

  8. Krista

    I am literally not turned on by anything… Those quads are quite sad compared to CofC.
    “The Perfect Cheek” blush sounds interesting though.

  9. Holy Moly!!
    All the pencils, I want.
    All the quads are lovely.

    I want haunting, and violent trance. Woot!!!

  10. kim


  11. dani



  12. Bethany

    The pigments and eyeliners are very exciting.

    Does anyone know if the eyeliners are safe for the waterline? Or at least, NOT-water resistant?

  13. cmferrets

    i want and love all the quads (expecially the green one) , e/s and blushes, maybe a pigment or 2. GEEZ, u think mac could have come up with a better name, yah!

  14. violet

    im getting all my pigments free as samples,

    • MAC expert

      Samples from the counter? hope you like pink eye…

    • Jas

      How many items from mac do you need to buy before you can get pigment samples? That is if there is a certain amount…

      • carissa

        You can get a sample if you ask for it, but it depends on if that counter has sample containers or not. They are hard to come by b/c MAC only sends very few to each location. They are like gold!!!!

  15. ElizabethB

    Holy crap. I’m gonna soooooo broke for sure after this collection…. *stares at her husband* o_0

  16. Christy

    Yikes, there’s some gorgeous eyeshadow colors coming soon! The green and purple quads look pretty, but the natural one seems like colors I already have. The blushes look great for everyday. The only things I probably won’t get are the glitters.

  17. Cynthia Z.

    NOOOOOOO! My poor wallet:(

  18. tess

    in the gallery quad is intereting and the perfect cheek blushhhh…

  19. caitlyn

    Pigments and e/s look verrrrry pretty!
    can’t wait!

  20. Kaylabella

    ah crap. how am i supposed to save money with all of these beauties coming out? i definitely need to start a stash for this collection right now!

  21. geri~

    The Brash and bold pigment looks gorgeous!

  22. Hm, i’m not excited about this collection. Maybe after i’ll see your swatches :)

  23. muffingrl

    violet trance for sure.

  24. Melissa

    Violet Trance & Cocomotion <333

  25. it’s such a good idea that i let the color craft collection pass. i’m definitely gonna get the violet trance eyeshadow from this collection!

  26. Brie

    Damn you MAC and your beautiful quads!! *shakes fist about*

    I’m gonna have to decide on just one of those and I don’t know how I’m going to do that lol.

  27. Adam

    omg what an exciting collection!!! i love the concept its so cute and im realy eyeing off crest the wave and especially violet trance eyeshadows!!

  28. Angie

    Everything looks good! And I like their color palette this time round, so much better than color craft!

  29. ZOMG!!! yes! I will definitely buy more than half of the collection! :)

  30. Alisa

    That Violet Trance eyeshadow is incredible!

  31. Seems like a nice collection! The quads look amazing, especially the green one.

  32. Natalia

    Wow, that looks great! However, I’m suspecting I turned out allergic to MAC eyeshadows (not completely sure of that, though) and it makes me really sad :-( Haunting is such a beautiful colour, I’m gonna be really upset if I cannot use it…

    • SarahT

      I am allergic to them!!! I believe that for me it is the talc in them – makes my eyes itch like crazy and become all red :( it is sad because they have such great colors, but on the other hand think of all the money we’ll save πŸ˜‰
      I use mineral eye shadow – and NOT MAC’s because theirs has talc in them as well. My eyes seem to be okay with mineral shadows with very few ingredients – the truly natural ones, not the ones that have just used the name “mineral”. Anyways, hope this helps a bit :)

      • Natalia

        Thanks for your comment, Sarah!
        I’m not sure if I’m allergic or not, I bought my first MAC eye palette just some time ago and after I applied the shadows my eyes didn’t itch but started paining (I can’t imagine why eyeshadow can cause pain in the eyes, but I definitely felt better when I wiped the shadows off with a makeup remover) … Oh, and I’m a contact lens wearer, which only makes things worse, I believe. I got MAC Mineralize eyeshadow but all the glitter in it makes it impossible for me to apply it without some of the glitter getting into my eyes (and that is a really nasty thing to happen if you’re wearing contacts). I’m thinking I’ll stick to cream eye shadows, they seem to cause me less problems.

        • SarahT

          I never have problems with cream eyeshadows, either! They were what I first used and then I was confused about what my eyes were itching when I used a MAC powder eyeshadow. It sure sucks having such sensitive eyes, hey? I hope you find something that work for you :)

    • Heather

      I am thinking I’m becoming allergic to MAC. I’m super sad because I just started buying more to add to my collection. I really think it is due to ZoomLash though, but I’m going to go light on the eyeshadow until my eyes are happy again to make sure it isn’t the shadow.

  33. push the edge pigment omggggg!!! and the lipglasses too!

  34. Jas

    The Perfect Cheek blush, Cocomotion Pigment, Purple shower e/s and Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad look really good.
    Just when i thought that i was safe from buying more MAC, this collection shows up.

  35. Kristine

    I want all the quads!

  36. CedriCeCCentriC

    When I see bold colours of the pencils and single eyeshadows from this collection, I really think they should have used the promo images of the Colour Craft collection instead to illustrate it.

  37. Janelle

    NGL, that first photo looks kinda gross :(

    The collection and rest of the photos look amazing though πŸ˜€

  38. DevilishDoll

    I want
    Front Lit Lipstick
    Personal Taste Lipglass
    Off The Page Eyeshadow
    Crest The Wave Eyeshadow
    Haunting Eyeshadow
    Purple Shower Eyeshadow
    Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow
    Full of Fuschia Technakohl Liner
    Colour Matters Technakohl Liner
    Obviously Orange Technakohl Liner
    Artistic License Technakohl Liner
    Brash & Bold Pigment
    Push The Edge Pigment

  39. Brandi

    Pigments look gorgeous.

  40. Sasha B

    i wanted the green quad, but don’t anymore :(
    the two other quads, $36 (x2)
    all liners (except black) %14-16? (x4)
    haunting, off the page, crest wave, and the violet e/s, $14 (x4)
    on display lipglass, $14

    yeah, about $200

  41. anna

    O…M…G!!!!! The pigments… Btw mac and UD primers, I will go bankrupt.

  42. Ali

    I’m probably going to have to only buy one or two things as I’m saving up for nearly all the Style Black, which should come out a month after this. πŸ˜›

  43. AYHM

    I need to start saving now – my wallet is going to experience a serious meltdown between now and all the new fall collections.

  44. Glitter Glitter Glitter!!!!!!!!!!!! omg!!!!!

  45. smut

    wow I have to get the Photorealism quad. As well Full of Fuscia liner, Haunted looks really nice and Cocomotion too! OMG too many things, because I also want High Strung lipstick. Hmm this is going to be worse than Cult of Cherry for me! Hmm, I’ll start with the quad, liner and lipstick (lipsticks are always iffy).

  46. MC

    A yellow eyeshadow! Good for you, MAC!

  47. Lucy

    Oh no Mac, why have you done this?! There are so many products that I want. Several lipsticks and glosses. I would like all of the eye liners and shadow quads. The pigments and glitters are beautiful. I like the blushes but may be able to resist them. The single eye shadows are also pretty especially the purple. Each month I swear I’m not going to buy any more makeup. I never miss a month buying the stuff.

  48. this comes out on my birthday! Ah, destiny? I think so. haha

  49. AA

    HAHAHA! I can’t wait to pick this stuff up!! AMAZING!


    I really love those coloured Technakohl Liners!

  51. Brittany


  52. Chloe

    Things that I am loving from this collection:

    Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad
    The Perfect Cheek Blush (Possibly)
    Cocomotion Pigment

  53. mlou

    Really nice!! ty! Push TheEdge pigment looks terrific!

    My Cocomotion isn’t that shade though – maybe just the pic.

    Photo Realism quad looks amazing. If none of the shades are Perm ones I already have, it is going on my wish list!

  54. cloudburst

    I like the l/s, l/g and the quads – I also like Haunting & Violet Trance.

  55. Must save some money for some things in this collection – really lovely colors.

  56. I’m officially excited about this collection after seeing the pics…..does anyone have the release date???? I want it all lol….ok ok…mostly quads, pigments and liners lol

  57. Natalie

    I had a sneak peek preview from my MUA and the liners were definitely drool worthy, so were the pigments and glitters.

  58. Thnak goodness all I see is one thing that I want!

  59. Stephanie

    i am definitely getting one of those quads:)

  60. I soo want Artistic License and Full of Fuschia and Colour Matters!

    What would you pair with Fuschia as the liner?

  61. JO

    cant wait 2 see the swatches!! I’ll know what i want better from those. I definitely want the quads. 2 or 3 single eyeshadows. Debating if i ‘need’ the eyeliners / lipsticks….

  62. Colleen

    i want all of the quads!!!!!! some lipglass’s and pigments! ah i am gonna be brokeeee!

  63. Nicole

    wow I want the eye liners, some of the lipglass and a few eyeshadows.. I need another job haha!!

  64. Christina

    can they just give us a break?!!? LOL

  65. I’m really digging this collection!!

  66. Christina


  67. Yvette

    I want this entire collection..give or take
    I have not brought any mac for awhile..well here I come..

  68. shontay

    I guess I’m the only one not turned on by the quads. I do want the individual shadows, though. I also want the orange eyeliner. The other colors I have in makeup forever aqua eyes, so I won’t be getting those. I want to stay away from gloss or lipstick if it’s not unique, but I can’t help myself. I might end up getting full bodied and 1 or 2 glosses. I can’t wait b/c I have been invited to a special unveiling of this collection!

  69. christi

    Why MAC? Why? I love you but I think you hate me… my bank account is weeping (oh, no wait, thats my parents…)

    I am definitely going to be getting Notoriety and In the Gallery quads. Right now I want a lot of other stuff, but I’m gunna have to wait until I see them in person.

  70. Nicole15

    Very exciting to see. Right now I’m loving the e/s pots more than the quads but maybe that’s just because I’m a sucker for brights & the quads are not as bright. Oh, but those pigments…to die for. And the eyeliners, the colors are incredible. What an exciting colletion. YAY!!!

  71. I love it all! Thank goodness I have some of those colors already, but still – finally quads that don’t have half repromotes in them! The purple one disappoints me, but I like the looks of the green one a lot!

  72. shatani

    OMG! OMG! OMG! heritage rouge is back!!!! you dont know how much i rue the day i didnt get that pigment when it came out with overrich (whenever that was!) i love it sooooo much. i have very dark skin, and i tell ya it looked so fabulous and i was a grad student with no job and couldnt get it. i am seriously SO giddy about this! and i think i might get my first ever MAC blush…cuz notoriety looks hot!

  73. Elle

    Uh oh. That’s all I have to say. :) Thanks Christine!

  74. Taj

    All eye products look delicious ! ! !

  75. Stephanie

    I am loving some of those shadow quads, and all the glosses!

  76. Shereen

    OH NO! Must exercise self-control!

  77. NS


  78. Summer

    This is a big problem!!!! Everything is so pretty! I want everything!!!

  79. Veronica

    I hate this collection simply because I want everything. =( But of course, I’m going to have to limit myself. Trying to limit myself to one quad, one/two eyeshadows, I want all the pigments :/, and maybe one blush and one lipglass. I don’t know. Its so hard. I can’t wait to see more information on this so I can decide better.

  80. Everything is so beautiful! Oh no, ANOTHER gorgeous fall collection that is going to make me an even porer college student.

  81. Meagan

    Well, I know where my August 15th paycheck is going :(

  82. Evelyn

    lipsticks eyeshadows and pigments look amazing!
    gona have to check out that gloss thing too

  83. Phoenix

    holy crap i need like 5 more jobs!
    thanks for lettin’ us know christine!

  84. Jessica

    Will be buying all the quads and maybe some of the lipsticks

  85. baybee415

    not really too excited about this collection, well lets say a little bit. i cant wait to check out the blushes, quad, and lipglosses/lipsticks. the pigments nehh i can find them at my cco

  86. Heather

    I added it up.

  87. Yaya

    loving the quads! and a few pigments

  88. Colleen

    i want all of the quads, eyeshadows, and liners!!!

  89. katey

    MAC is going to make me go bankrupt. i already want $300 worth of product. MAC please give us a month or two without taking our wallets

  90. Jasmine

    Stunning! The pigments and glitters are going to get me. And “The Perfect Cheek” looks beautiful!

  91. Tattoo Girl

    I have seen the pigments and the liners. AMAZING!! All the liners are very bright. Brash and Bold and Push the Edge are also gorgeous! These are def on my list!!

  92. OMG… Photorealism and Notoriety!

  93. beautyfool

    WHAT’S UP WITH THE PROMO PICS? It looks out of place and mediocre, not to mention: UGLY.

  94. Esther

    Now I really have a reason to get a job. Want the Quads and the blushes….

    The eyeliners looks like a lot of fun πŸ˜€

  95. claudia

    my wallet bleeds !!

  96. kathy

    gaspphh !! going to be broke :(

  97. carriespooner

    I want these.. hurray!! New quads!

  98. Elisha

    Oh great, more colors that I love. I’m going to have to buy a make up suit case because the carrier that I have now is not going to cut it!
    Oh my husband is going to kill me!

  99. Amber