Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics Manish Arora (October 9th, 2008) (Limited Launch)

(This image is not the promotional image for the launch.)

The Raj is all the rage! Modern to the max, exotic in the extreme, Indian design guru, Manish Arora, has teamed up with MAC to say “namaste” fashion world! His maximilistic vibe puts Vishnu in the vanguard, bursting with Blush-Devil and pink Swoon style and sophistication. With new lipstick, lipglass, blush and Eyes on Manish collections, expect kaleidoscope clash, shocking new combinations, colour-cult compacts! Take a trip to Manish Mania!

Eyes on Manish (Palette)

  • Nylon Pale gold with icy metallic shimmer (Frost)
  • Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost)
  • Playful Bright pink (Satin)
  • Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet)
  • Electric Eel Vivid bright blue flecked with shimmer (Satin)
  • Deep Truth Real dark blue (Frost)


  • Girl About Town Fabulous fuschia (Amplified Creme)
  • Kiss Manish Frosty mid-tone burnt red (Frost)


  • Pink Manish Frosted fuschia (Frost)
  • Shine Manish Frosty burnt orange with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

Powder Blush

  • Devil Bright iridescent coral orange (Satin)

Sheertone Blush

  • Pink Swoon Clearly pink (Sheertone)

Source: Temptalia.com (Internal)

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50 thoughts on “MAC Manish Arora Color Story Information

  1. grace

    i pretty much want everything.

  2. I think I can pretty much skip these seeing as a lot of them are perm or pro items.

  3. HeavenLeiBlu

    I don’t have any of the colors in the palette (a have dupes of a couple though) so I’m all over that. and I heard the packaging is gonna be the bomb. I can pass on the rest of it, but that palette will be mine!

    • Hi HeavenLeiBlu,

      I’ve heard the same about the packaging, but hopefully I can resist it, lol!

      Goin’ Bananas is so pretty, so I’m glad they’re repromoting it for those who missed out. Too bad it’s in a palette, though.

  4. dee

    I would be gettting the palette, but I just bought electric eel, and I do nothing with it. They almost had me :)

  5. Kristen Elisabeth

    Ugh.. I’m dying for Going Bananas, but I have almost all the other colors in the pallete!

  6. Carrie

    Oh wow. this way I can finally get Deep Truth, Bitter AND Going Bananas, all together, plus other fun things. yay!

    I didn’t know Manish Arora was a name. I thought people were misspelling “Mannish Aurora” and it was going to be androgyny-themed masculine makeup, lol.

    • Hi Carrie,

      I’m glad this palette works for you :)

      LOL, yes, apparently it is a designer line. I kept typing Aurora myself.

    • Shefali

      Hi Carrie – he’s a prominent designer from India whose known for bright, vibrant colors in his clothing lines. I’m hoping the packaging reflects his designs!

    • whitnee

      I never heard of him either until I recently got a new pair of glasses, that are black on the outside, lined with a fuschia-ish purple and have hearts cut out of the metal temples. they are gorgeous, and also the eyeglass case is in the shape of an extruded heart, which leaves me on edge about how cute this packaging will be, though I doubt I would use any of these colors.

  7. Tanya

    OHHHH this sounds really fun :) I bet the packaging will be super duper spiff and that the whole bit will be sold out really quickly. All the girly girls with darker skin tones will likely look smashing in all these colors. If the packaging is as cool as I hear it will be…I might get a lippie or two.

  8. Ashlee

    Ok I have to buy that palette. 4 of the 6 I’ve been dying to get. Just haven’t had the funds. And I’m excited going bananas is in there I didn’t get it from c-shock!

  9. Tekoa

    *perks up like a beagle who sees a slice of pizza on the table*


    Curse you MAC for putting it in a pallet! I’ve been lemming that shade for the last year. But I already have Bitter, Deep Truth and Nylon *groans*. Flack! I’ll only forgive them IF the packaging is amazing. Must have Going Bannanas….

  10. Miss QQ

    I want Going Bananas and Pink Swoon! Is Pink Swoon from another previous collection?

  11. cloudburst

    The only colour I have from the palette is Bitter & my Nylon is almost gone, so I think the palette will be good for me!

  12. Shmo

    This is limited release. :(

  13. Tanya from Oz


    pleassseeee mac gods, please, let the palette have gorgeus special packaging!!!;D

  14. Nicole

    Yeah another colection I can ignore completely. My purse and account are happy.

  15. Ariele

    I’m so bummed that the palette is all perm or repromotes. They could have done something really fun with LE colors! I am interested to see the packaging though & I love the sound of Pink Manish l/g. Also, maybe this will be my chance to grab Devil blush :)

  16. Heather

    I have every single color in that pallet except Going Bananas which I REALLY WANT!!! Do I get the whole thing just for that one color?? Grrrrr….I think I’ll be forced to pass. It’s just not worth it. Damn those pallets! Oh well…I got all the MES’s and 7/9 of the Mineralize blushes, so my money needs to recover :-)

  17. Jennifer

    Pro store and online only, right? :\ It’ll sell out in minutes.

  18. Ooh Christine great info, thanks! *jumping in joy* for the re-release of going bananas (the only color I missed out on c-shock). All these repromotes this fall and winter are a bummer, esp the cult of cherry quads.

  19. Um yea, so I will be passing on this collection. Thank God!

  20. tessa

    hi im totally geting the palette!! and the lip stick (wich one should i get?)tessa:)

  21. I just love the packaging! I must get the e/s because I don’t have those colors yet and they were on my list anyway. I’m a real sucker for gorgeous packaging though.

  22. thea

    Will they release this at Canada?

  23. pink_candy

    This has just been released her in Dubai.
    & I must say the packaging is so funky & has this like henna (kindda) design on it. So lovely.
    I didnt get the palette since I have ALL colors. I was tempted though to get it because of the very cute packaging.
    I got all two blushes, two l/g, & one l/s(kiss manish) since I have the girl about town l/s.