Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

MAC and Mickey Contractor Collection

U.S. & International Launch Date: January 6th, 2011 at limited MAC locations (waiting for a list as of 12/29), 1.800.588.0070 and  International January 2011 – locations unknown at this time.

Who is Mickey Contractor, and why can’t about a billion people live without him? The answer involves breaking out into song and dance, because long before Glee, Mickey made the dashing heroes and exotic enchantresses of Bollywood Cinema into the famous faces throngs of fans want to look like. As M·A·C’s Director of Makeup Artistry for India, he’s more than an icon to a glamorous Eastern audience – he has mentored in-the-know Artists around the world for over three decades. These exclusive collections of Mickey’s musts are all about natural skin tonality and total performance, in addition to colour with a touch of exotic cine-magic. Foundation, Concealer, Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, goddess-gorgeous Eye shades, Lipstick, Lipglass and Blush, with his favourite brushes to star in your own big Bollywood hit.

Edited @ 12/29 at 10:24AM: JUST heard back from MAC HQ – they are confirming in-store launch in top 22 MAC Stores only, and they are working on a list.  Due to the holidays, they can’t give me an exact date as to when they will have the list for me.  LiveChat is reporting it will be online for everyone nearer to the official launch date.

Help me help you and readers like you — if you know your store has confirmed they will have Mickey Contractor in their store, let me know!

Confirmed Stores:

  • MAC PRO @ San Francisco, CA; launches 12/30; call 415-771-6113, will do pre-orders/holds
  • MAC PRO @ Costa Mesa, CA
  • MAC PRO @ Los Angeles, CA

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Yash Deep neutral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Mehr Dirty blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Gulabi Bright fuchsia (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Mocha Peachy yellow-brown (Satin) (Permanent)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Flesh Dirty nude brown (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Lust Soft muted pink (Frost) (Permanent)

Athma Eyeshadow Quad($36.00 U.S. / $40.00 CDN)

  • Folie Reddish-plum brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Matte black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Jaan Light neutral with soft gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Vivah Brown with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Saffron Deep coral caramel (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Rani Bright fuchsia with soft pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Marvel Deep purple with soft pink pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Oomph Forest green with soft gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

Fluidlines, blushes, and more + photos!

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Ivy Bright green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Siahi Deep turquoise blue (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Gana Bright white gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Sur Dirty rose brown (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Studio Fix Fluid Foundation ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN)

  • NC41, NC43.5, NC44.5 (Limited Edition)

Moisturecover Concealer ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • NC23, NC43, NC44, NC45.5 (Limited Edition)

Moisturecover Double-End Concealer ($21.00 U.S . / $24.50 CDN)

  • Coral Corrector/Yellow Corrector (Limited Edition)


  • 219 Pencil Brush ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 239 Eye Shader ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN) (Permanent)
  • 116 Blush Brush ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Permanent)

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312 thoughts on “MAC & Mickey Contractor Collection for Spring 2011

  1. Meanings of names given to the products:

    Yash = Success
    Gulabi = Pink
    Athma = Soul
    Jaan – Life
    Vivah = Marriage
    Rani = Queen
    Siahi = Ink
    Gana = Song

    These are in HINDI the national language of India.
    Sur = Melody

  2. Elysia

    I love the sound of this collection!

  3. Ah! I’d mix my own to get those colors but I LOVE the idea of new foundation colors with this! Fabulous! :)

  4. Roxanne

    Sounds like a nice collection.

    Ps. I think the first “lipglass” should be lipstick

  5. im so glad that there is nothing i really want from any mac collections in early 2011! i have like no money at the min so lusting after products would be awful !

  6. DeeDee

    I cant wait for this collection. I skipped a tartan tale and im skippin all the holiday collections that are coming out. Im saving for this one ^_^

  7. virginiaisforluvrs

    Thanks for sharing! Are the shades at the top supposed to be lipsticks? They both say lipglass.

  8. Sandra

    Those fluidlines sound exciting!!!!
    And oomph eyeshadow!

  9. Hannah

    This collection sounds really cool and interesting :) Hope you don’t mind if I point out a small typo, you put lipglass twice instead of lipstick. I’m not usually a grammar freak, promise :)

  10. Maeve

    What I want to know is why they’re promoting Carbon with every collection. Obviously black isn’t a very diverse color, but c’mon!

    • Amrita

      I was thinking the SAME thing!

    • Carbon and Folie are two of Mickey’s favorite eyeshadows. He uses these two a lot in his looks on actresses. I guess that’s why they have included it. Not to mention, they’d look as good on everyone, as they do on Indian skin-tones.

  11. amalia

    looks like im buying all the eyeshadows and lipglasses! lipsticks nah and i cant wait to see the blushes!!! thank goodness MAC is not releasing anymore new collections till after christmas soo I can save up for this collection, champale, peackocky and stylishly yours!

  12. neha

    I love Mickey! He picked out my foundation shade (NC 43.5) for me.

  13. Alyssa

    Ooo, I’m Indian and SO pumped for this.

  14. tehteh

    why am I not excited? oh yeah…I rarely use anything that I bought from MAC except the Moisture Cover and the lipsticks…

    I’m tepted by the Turquoise Fluidine, because I love the color, and I love fluidlines but until I can manage it I won’t be wearing liner much so…I’ll probably just buy the Sephora or the MUFE pencil instead and even that won’t get that much use for a while =(

  15. marta

    IVY FLUIDLINE is a necesity in my life.

    sorry for the caps, cant contain my excitement.

  17. Mangoo

    Wow!! All of these sound so so amazing! The color selection, everything!! <3

  18. Anya

    I think I will be getting a lot from this collection, I am hoping the coral/yellow corrector proves to be quality and useful. I know Folie’s a re-promote, but it’s one of my favorite MAC e/s’s.

  19. SiaM

    I would love to see a girl of India wearing all these great colors as a promo pic =) That would be globally gorgeous and inspiring :)
    Of course most colors sound like many people could wear them so I’m in for this collection

  20. Laila

    MAC why are you trying to bankrupt me? 😉

  21. Lorna

    i need more fluidlines in my life.

  22. Dea

    Interesting shade! esp the fluidlines and eyeshadow. I have a feeling I might like Gulabi l/s and Oomph e/s.

    and whats with NC45.5?^^

    • ki

      Hey – Indians tend to have a wide diversity of skintones (and sometimes, uneven colouring like a darker forehead) so all MAC stores in India have 0.5 colours :) I’m an NC43.5 myself!

      I guess they though it’s time to give the rest of the world a chance to try a foundation that shade that isn’t just about right, it’s bang on!

  23. I can’t wait to see the new foundations swatched. It’s about time they got some new shades!

  24. Hilary♥

    This collection sounds very interesting =)

  25. Jharna

    omg! collection with indian names??? How cool :)
    He is one of the most popular celebrity make up artists of India.

  26. shameca

    I can’t wait to try the limited edition shades of studio fix fluid. I was never really ok with the look of nc45 on me.

  27. t_zwiggy

    Looking forward to Oomph, Marvel and Rani e/s and Gana blush!

  28. Jharna

    Mehr= kindness

  29. Svetlana

    What does Limited Distribution mean? Is it going to be available in Europe or not?

  30. laura

    a few stand-outs to me, mostly the fludlines; but, overall, i find this to be disappointing when i wanted it to be/thought it could be really exciting. maybe the photos will prove reality to be different, but things sound sort of subdued from the color descriptions and i thought there could have been a ton of exciting, bright colors.

  31. Air

    I find it funny that no matter what the theme of a mac collection, carbon eyeshadow will be apart of it lol

  32. Karyn

    Oh my gosh this sounds like a collection tailor made for my skin color! *fist bump*

  33. Jincy

    Wow, a collection I’m finally excited for!

  34. Ryan

    im really excitted about the matte lipsticks. im more of a matte person.

  35. I’ve never really gotten into fall and winter makeup collections, which is good because then I have a lot of saved money to spend on spring and summer. Super excited spring collections are already coming out in January!

  36. Jenny

    Sounds like a beautiful collection! Can’t wait!!

  37. regina

    It’s to early for me to decide whether or not I am interested until I actually see pictures. It is so hard for me to visualize the decriptions.

  38. lia

    hahah, interesting to see all the Hindi words… wonder how they chose the colors for “life” (jaan) and “athma” (soul) and all the others…

  39. Anjali

    Sooo happy that MAC + Mickey Contractor will finally be delivering (hopefully) appropriate colors for the Indians! Yay! And I’m happy to see the “.5″ shades in foundation…how many times have I wished for those myself?!?! “

  40. Wow, this collection sounds very cool! Something different. I like it!

  41. ShockingBlue

    I wonder why in new lines they include such popular permanent eyeshadows like Carbon? That was just in the Disney collection too!

  42. Lea

    I really hope those new concealer/foundation shades are trial runs from MAC to see if there is a market for them and then to be made permanent eventually, because otherwise it would be SO annoying if someone found their perfect match and they wouldn’t be able to re-purchase.

  43. sound very interesting!

  44. coco72

    This collection will be launched worldwide? in Europe?

  45. Jake

    Can’t wait to see pics! Gana blush peaks my interest.

  46. gabriella

    I want gana and rani or marvel!!!!:)

  47. Brenda

    I wonder why they’re making limited edition foundation colours…. I work at Sephora and I find that (I’m assuming here that those colours would work particularly well for East Indian women) East Indian women have a lot of trouble finding foundation that’s just the right colour, they usually have to settle for something slightly off because of their olive/yellow undertones.

    • MissChels

      I agree. It would be a much better idea if they were going to make these permanent. No one should HAVE to mix two shades to find the perfect one when there are so many options out there. I have an Indian friend who always has to mix foundations to get a good match and she hates it. She has to buy way to much foundation and never knows exactly how to mix it the same and always throws it out before she finishes it because she doesn’t use it enough.

      • ki

        They ARE permanent in India though – I wonder why it hasn’t caught on everywhere else. :-/

      • Nimmi

        In have to mix mine too depending on the weather

        Also the foundations tend to give me a very ruddy and unusual pallor that looks HORRIBLE on camera.

        I’m looking really forward to these foundations! Maybe I’ll find a match….for once!

  48. Mai

    I think the fluidlines are a must have from this collection, it sounds so gorgeous!

  49. Ally

    Better start saving now because if these colors are based off of the colors of India, im going to be broke and buy everything. They use the prettiest colors in fabrics in India.

  50. Naz

    Wait, its limited distribution. What does mean?

  51. LU

    OMG! I’m uber excited! Being South Asian, I speak Hindi so this collection is right up my alley.

  52. Emma

    Know this might sound silly but will there be special packaging with this collection. The whole theme lends to ornate packaging if so. Very excited. Love the sound of everything!

  53. Amrita

    Being East Indian, I find this so interesting!

    I’ll definitely have to splurge on this, and my parents probably won’t mind either! :”D Haha. I’m excited now! :)

    • Amrita

      Oh and I JUST noticed they have my foundation colour! NC 41! I’ve found that NC 42 is too dark, and nc 40 is just slightly a little too light, so, I wear the Pro Long wear foundation in NC 40. I’m gonna stock up! 😀

  54. MissChels

    All of these colors sound like they will work amazingly well for my good friend who happens to be Indian. As for me I am excited for the fluidlines. But the blushes sound interesting (in a good way) and I will definitely have to look at the lipsticks and shadows.

  55. Amanda Dubs

    Wow this sounds great. I’ve become a little obsessed with MAC over the course of the past two months. And I’m really thankful for the people at my store recommending your site :)

  56. Nazia

    OMGOSH, I can’t wait for the studio fix to get here!!! FINALLLY! Thank goodness, I didn’t repurchase mine this weekend, I can hold out and use drugstore foundation for the next two months! A few months back I was planning to go to Dubai just to get my shade! LOL I’m so excited for the entire collection!

  57. Rebecca

    I’m interested in the gel eyeliners! =)

  58. Gulabi, Siahi and Rani sound nice :)

  59. Beenz

    Hi Christine- what does limited distribution mean? That it won’t be available at all counters? Thanks!

  60. Nazih

    I think I will be snatching up these colors just because I love the names, and I understand them 😉

  61. Anna Banana

    It says limited distribution. Does anyone know what that means? Will it be sold in all freestanding stores, or just online? Thanks so much!

    • From the limited info out right now, it sounds like only certain stores (usually top performs, and then probably heavier distribution in regional areas like India), so it won’t be at all MAC stores/counters. However, they DO usually have it online.

  62. Dini

    Excited for the fluidlines…

  63. Dana

    Sounds like an exciting collection, I can’t wait to see the colors!

  64. Caitlin

    I’m excited for the Siahi fluidline… :)

  65. K.Jai

    Omg!!! I just returned my NC45 studio fix foundation bc it was just wasn’t right! Hopefully this new foundation will help… Btw I’m a light complextion A.American

  66. z

    Omg mac is killing me with their collections this year! Waaaah! My poor wallet! Can’t wait to see pics of this.

  67. Ashleigh

    this is the first collection I’ve actually been interested in from mac since to the beach. I’m excited for marvel and viva e/s

  68. Jezi

    REALLY excited about this collection. Can’t wait for swatches.

  69. Kiran

    Wow this sounds gorgeous!!!

    A collection made with Indian women in mind, couldn’t be more excited!!!!!

  70. Heather

    OoooooOoooooOooh @ Siahi Deep turquoise blue (Limited Edition)

  71. amy

    i am most excited about the fluidlines. A turquoise fluideline, my goodness!

  72. Elle

    Love how all of this sounds. I’m glad this sounds promising because I’m not loving the holiday stuff…but at least I know I’ll have $ saved up for this :) Thanks for sharing Christine!

  73. Adail

    Saffron eyeshadow sounds beautiful! I’m also looking forward to seeing the fluidlines! I love that they’re doing another Indian-inspired collection…I missed out on Manish Arora

  74. Perri

    I’m excited about this collection! I hope it is a step up from the winter collection. here’s hoping~

  75. Avilicious

    Cannot wait!!!! Go India :)

  76. Becca

    some of this sounds REALLY pretty!!!

  77. Shweta

    Super Excited!! Mickey did my wedding makeup last year……loved it!! My dad’s name is Yash, so that will be on my must have list :)

  78. melissa

    christine this sounds SO AWESOME!! especially the new shadows/fluidlines

  79. omg this collection is going to make me insane! such awesome colours and love the names of it! hopefully the models will also be reflecting the collection

  80. chetali

    omg !!! i love this collection !! especially the eyeshadows and the fluidlines !!! 😀

  81. Jennifer

    If most aren’t dupeable, this could be a brilliant hit.

    Who am I kidding? The theme already makes it one.

  82. Eleonora

    I totally want the Ivy fluidline (but I will probably get both LOL). Seems gorg. But I’ll wait for the swatches before I set my mind 😀

    Also, Jaan and Saffron seem to be two pretty colors I’d wear.
    Do you think the Flash lipglass would look good on Creme d’nude?

  83. I am looking forward to the fluidlines(have to get 1 for me and 1 for kit.ah color) and some of the lip and eyeshadows. I will have to check out the Studio Fix Fluid Foundations(LE). I like SFFF but not sure if I would want/need the LE ones yet. Thanks for the info Christine!!!

  84. Leenie

    I want that siahi fluidline.

  85. Ru

    Amazing. I can’t wait to see the swatches. I really hope they use some South East Asian beauties to display the makeup. I really love that MAC is representing and catering to different cultures. This may be the collection that turns me on to MAC. I’m not sure who this makeup artist is… but I guess a little googling will help.

  86. Livia

    OMG!I’m soooo happy because of the new fluidline shades:)I hope we’ll going to have it here in Hungary…we hadn’t had the dare to wear coll. so I’m hoping for this one….

  87. wowowo m so excited thanks sweetie for this
    my manager told me few days back abt this but didnt told me the products…
    waiting for pics:)

  88. Linnea

    Saffron sounds really really interesting..

  89. Lena N.

    It sounds like there are going to be some easily wearable colours there, like it!!!:)

  90. Judy

    This sounds amazing! I love cosmetics from around the world. Actually, I think this is something MAC should consider sometime in the future. My heritage is: Dutch, Spaniard and Greek from my mom and Russian & Polish from my dad. I’d love to see what cosmetic colors those countries as well as others have or are considered “in”.
    Woo Hoo. You go MAC. My wallet is crying, but I’m delighted. :-)

  91. Michelle

    FINALLY! A collection that has me pumped! I can’t wait for this, Safron e/s is first on my list. Love the names, the color story, the blushes sound amazing, just awesome!!!!!!

  92. Meghann

    The foundation 44.5 catches my eye. I have to use Bobbi Brown golden 6 since I have yellow undertones. nc45 looks to red on me and nc44 looks ashy. So I’ll see if this one works if not, sticking with BB.

  93. Chloe

    Sur, corrector sticks and some of the eyeshadows stand out to me a lot.

    Will this collection be global as it saids there is limited distribution ?? or could it mean that it only reaches the mac stores but not counters ??

  94. ellen

    love that there making more light skin colors

  95. Cherokee

    Definitely going to shop this collection in support of my Indian heritage. My great great grandparents are from India. Most of my Indian family are in Belize (big up) and all over the States. Gotta grill one of them since my granny died on where in India my family is from. Very interested in the double end concealer.

  96. CANNOT wait to see this collection when it comes out!! only hope it comes to my local MAC store in my city!!

  97. AshleyMelissa

    Christine PLEASE tell me that this collection will be released in Canada…. I am so excited for it and would be really disappointed if it wasn’t.

  98. Majda

    I’m stoked for the NC44.5 foundation! I always consider myself somewhere between 44 and 45. I think this line will be great for all of us brownies. 😀

  99. Mally

    The colors are amazing! My favorite eyeshadow from the whole collection is Marvel! It’s the most beautiful purple eyeshadow ever! It goes on like butter and its super vibrant! Better than vibrant grape and MUFE #92!

  100. OMGGG…im so excited about Mickey Contractor and mAC, He is literally the god of make up artistry in India and a person i hugely admire and respect. Eagerly waiting for swatches…love the names too