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. Kim-Mary

    When will we be seeing pictures of these upcoming Winter collections?
    Anything new on the WonderWoman collection?

  2. Ridz

    Must haves for me
    Jaan (that’s what me and my partner have called each other from the time we began dating so I need this in OUR life – and I’m sure he’ll have no objections me spending money to buy this haha!)

    Both blushes sound amazing, Flesh lipglass, Corrector and NC41 is the ONE!!! I usually wear NC42 which I kinda pat down with a lighter powder to even things out and NC40 is way too light… so only way forward in life is by purchasing a million NC41s – Basically all these items are basically tailor made for moi! L.O.V.E!

    What else to get…? … Hmmm … oh yea, another job :/

    • 401

      I’m in between NC40 and NC42, so NC41 would be the perfect match! Super excited for this collection, but I saw a few pics on another website and feel like the collection isn’t as good as it sounds! We will see, hopefully, I’m wrong!

      • LERI


  3. Ridz

    ^Ok so in my excitement I’ve said basically a million times…Apologies! 😉

  4. Dawn

    I definitely want the fluidlines, and a few of the eyeshadows sound interesting. Can’t wait to see swatches of them

  5. Sindu

    I am soooooo excited! When exactly is this being launched? Also does anyone if it’s going to be in special packaging? Pls let me know 😉

  6. Eileen

    Am really looking forward to seeing this line …. I’ve always loved all things Indian.

  7. Indian women are so pretty, I want their eyebrows! I can’t wait for swatches.

  8. Ruby

    Yay! I’m bi-racial, black and japanese and these colors are right up my alley. I can’t wait to try to .5 because I have to mix most foundations to get my exact right color. I also am a fan of matte lippies. Looks like my wallet will be depleted with this collection. Can’t wait.

  9. zee

    I went to the MAC counter at Nordstrom and that lady told me its only going to be in the Pro stores. does anyone know more info on this, i really want to get these products :(

  10. Afshan

    Exciting collection for Indian/Pakistani women. Loved the names 😉 I hope it will be released in Norway as well!

  11. Neha

    OMG!!!! I cant wait!!!!!!! =)

  12. Ana G.

    It’s great that some girls gave us the meanings of the names. Who says make-up can’t be cultural as well?!? :-) Thank you!!

  13. Hi Christine, Athma is the Name of the Eyeshadow Quad not a single colour.

    Eyeshadow Quad Athma
    Jaan – light neutral with soft gold pearl (Lustre)
    Vivah – brown with gold pearl (Lustre)
    Folie – Reddish-plum brown (Satin) (permanent)
    Carbon – Intense black (Matte) (permanent)

  14. Bobbie C.

    I am so excited for this collection but not excited about the limited distribution…will it be available online?

  15. aradhana

    wow this all sounds fabulous….
    i really hope they release this collection in mtl…

  16. Rajol:)

    This is awesome, will look forward to this collection to hit the stores…

  17. Felicia

    SOOO exited for the Gana blush :) Sounds beautiful.

  18. Ryan

    obviosuly carbon is permanent. I think everyone gets confused when mac puts permanent colors in a collection… its just to complete the them. would you rather them try to make a color we have already seen a million times? well mac does tend to do that butI always support mac for throwing in permanent colors.

  19. Sara

    I am so excited! except its not coming to where I live.. but I’ll be taking a trip to get some of this stuff :)

  20. Shanda

    Thanks for the information on the translations. I kinda want to get them all because of what the names mean.

  21. gayatri

    just wanted to knw ..wt do u mean by limited distribution??? it will b available only in some countries??? :((

  22. Jessie Brar

    WOW I am attending a wedding in India next summer and was wondering what e/s to buy so yeahhhh buying this collection ……… omg m excited !!

  23. emily

    when can we expect some pics? and info on whats on after.
    Christine, thankyou for all your hard work! it is muchly appreciated.

  24. daphne

    OMG. Okay the lip items and the quad do nothing for me and I think it’s a disgrace that they are releasing these new foundation colors only to make them LE (what, you can only throw a bone to POC for a limited period of time?) but but but…

    Those EYESHADOWS! The FLUIDLINES! OMG I haven’t been so excited for MAC colors in ages. I am actually sort of sad – I went out and bought MUFE Aqua Cream #22 because I thought I’d never get the green eyeliner I wanted. But Ivy looks like it’s an even better fit for what I desired than the Aqua Cream.

  25. Oomph e/s and both fluidlines are totally going to be mine!

  26. Meheen

    I’m Punjabi so obviously I NEED this entire collection!

  27. marley

    nothing is really wowing me with this collection

  28. i MUST have those fluidlines. the rest of it doesnt sing to me though. although i like saffron and gulabi. good news to my bank account

  29. Carrie

    Luckily, I think the only thing I’d be interested in from this collection is the double-ended concealer. I love my Moisturecover concealer.

  30. inj

    Lol, I see theres some kinda Indian MAC fans outburst. I’m actually kind of happy theres no stand out and they seem mainly like neutrals. At least we’re sure they’re ALL perfect for us. Theres enough MAC collections of color out right now which we have to sort through (too warm/cool? too light/dark?? hmmm will I end up wearing this?)but this seems like the ‘Indian skin collection’. They may look a little boring in the promo but I have faith. 😛 Fabulous :)

  31. Jamie

    I cannot wait for this one! I love the shadows <3

  32. ak

    I like the look of all of it actually and the pics of the makeup on the model are the best! Especially the one with the black eyeshadow!

  33. Lala

    Hi temptalia didn’t you have a mac collection coming out a while ago? Or am I just crazy

  34. Eliza

    oo! can’t wait for sur blush and lust lipglass!

  35. cloudburst

    This collection looks great, especially the green Vp shadow and green fluidline!

  36. Cmferrets

    Where’s the asthma single es

  37. alex

    I have Lust… and I’m pretty sure it’s not a Frost.

  38. Lucie

    Ooohhh, really loving the idea behind this one! Wishing they wouldn’t always have white models for collections though…it would be nice to see someone of real Indian heritage wearing the products!

    • Huh? The models look Indian to me.

      • DeeDee

        Yea they look Indian to me also.

        • saku

          They also look Indian to me. Maybe she meant tanner, darker skin Indian? People come in all shades, but to me I mostly seen darker Indian ladies in my area, than mostly what’s in the promo pics.
          I’m in between shades also. So I wonder what the concealer will be like. Those eyeshadows, want, lol.

  39. Nina

    What’s the difference between this 219 pencil brush and their current one?

  40. Trish

    I really wanted to like this collection but most of the colors seem too ‘warm’ for my NW43/45 skin. The fluidlines look nice but I’m not a big fan of them. I’ll blow my $$$ on Peacocky instead.

  41. mo

    wow and so excited that the color has .5 on them and the will be great for WOC. im really excited for those fluidlines!

  42. Brenda

    I love the full, luscious look of the model :)

  43. Ohhh, the eyeshadows and fluidlines! Can’t wait to check them out!

  44. cat

    ima like this eyeshadow quad actually =)

  45. Tara s

    I can’t wait for the fluidlines!! Yes!!

  46. Dini

    I think I love everything. Can’t wait for this to come out. Sad that the studio fix will be limited editon, tho. If I find a good color match, I’d better stock up, I suppose….

  47. l1onqueen

    These new photos made me lust the collection even more! I hope I can get my hands on it

  48. Eliza

    I love how MAC produces a collection for the fair skinned (like me), then a collection for women of Indian heritage!

    gotta love their diversity! sounds cliche, but so true!

  49. jennifer

    I kind of expected this collection to be a little more bright, pretty but I’ll..probably will pass on this one :/ nothing is telling me “buy me now!”. Other then that the models looks gorgeous. Indian women are beautiful :]

  50. Naz

    Finally…a collection for us in the middle ;)VERY excited about this.

  51. This is a collection I’m putting my money on. I haven’t seen one like this from MAC in a while. To be honest, I’ve been really disappointed with their collections lately because they’re either lacking in quality or the collection is based around the name (ahem, Disney). This color story looks fresh and sophisticated yet fun. I’m excited!

    • aradhana

      i totally agree with you…i was getting tired of the alliterative titles (venomous villains, tartan tale, fabulous feline…etc…)…

      hopefully mac will also realise that the market for .5 skin shades extends outside india and start making them widely available to the rest of us on a regular basis!

  52. yasmine

    Christine, does this mean it will be in all stores now? The top availability says all mac stores and before it said limited distribution…has it changed? Thank you!!

  53. jasmine


  54. Diane

    Both fluidlines look great! Will have to grab those.
    Maybe a few eye shadows as well.

  55. chibu74

    OMG!! Hindi names for MAC makeup..AWESOME!! I so wanna buy stuff from this collection

  56. zarina

    OMG thank you! i have been waiting for pictures of these products ever since they announced it. i am totally getting everything!!!! will it be online?!?!?

  57. livnzoe

    hey christine..
    why is it called a spring collecion when it launches in january?????

  58. Very sexy collection. Great for summer when you are nice and tanned and blonde. Especially when you are blonde this would look awesome.

    • Ivy

      Thankfully some of us won’t have to wait for summer to be beautifully tanned skin and blonde hair (as the drop-dead gorgeous models and the great Micky Contractor demonstrate) is absolutely not necessary for working this line.

  59. Boe

    Looking forward for the NC41 foundation, since im in between NC 40 or 42:)

  60. Rita

    I spite of *all MAC locations* promises, this collection is not coming out everywere (like Northern Europe). And as I learned yesterday, this applies also to Stylishly Yours!?!

  61. Sheila

    Hi Christine,
    I love this collection! I have been for pics! Thank you so much for putting them up! :) Would you be able to verify which products the models are wearing? Thanks you!!

  62. OMG!! The collection looks awesome!! Thank God it is January for international locations! Will be hopefully picking everything up from Duty Free at Heathrow! Can’t wait to try out the corrector! Why is the Studio Fix Fluid NC44.5 LE? that is my current shade of fix fluid now…?

    Eyeshadows look gorgeous and so do the fluid lines! In fact…EVERYTHING!

  63. Stylishpop

    Im so getting that eyeshadow palette i love eyeshadow palettes :)

  64. Kim-Mary

    Due to my rant, which I do apologize for Christine & to the rest of my MAC-aholics. I forgot to mention what a beautiful collection this is. I can’t wait to get my hands on everything!!! Hope somewhere down the line MAC will do another collection from another country. 😉

  65. Alexis

    OMG I am doing a HUGE haul on this the day it comes out!! Love it! I’m a light skinned latina with slighly yellow/golden undertones, so this is all me!!!

  66. Rajol

    Oh! I am so looking forward to it…going to pick up the entire collection…:D

  67. Carlee

    oo The fluid lines look amazing, I cant wait untill they come out!:)

  68. Bubbles_21

    I love the nude lip on the top picture! Do you know what eye shadow and lipstick/gloss she is wearing. The look is beautiful.

  69. Wow, I ADORE the beauty shots! Amazing :)

  70. Judy

    The model in the pics is gorgeous!!!!! I’m loving the colors as well. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this stuff.

  71. Annick Chantal L. H.

    MAC will kill me…. how beautiful is this collection …. aahhhhh I am crying……….. My wish-list: Yash and mocha for the lipsticks
    Flesh for the lipglass;
    Saffron and oomph for the eye shadows;
    Ivy and Siahi for the fluidline
    I’ve to choose between gana and sur….
    So If I add Charm Pale, Stylish Yourth and Mac and Mickey Contractor = no money…………… bankrupt…
    Thanks again Christine for this review as usually you do a beautiful job…. and merry Xmas (before the D-day). Joyeux Noël à toutes (merry Xmas all of you, girls).

  72. Pavneet G

    Ohhh I love it!!! Im Indian myself and wear winged eyeliner everyday so this collection is perfect for me! Loving the amount of new fluidlines x

  73. Kelly

    Looks Beautiful!!

  74. Mec

    SWATCHEEEEEEES!! I cannot wait for the swatches.

    Christine Thank You!! you make me happy!!! 😀

  75. Eleonora

    I’m gonna love this! I definitely want Ivy fluidline, Flesh Lipglass and Yash lipstick!
    But I might also get Oomph.

  76. Wendy

    I hope the double correcters can be worn by light / medium skin tones also. …..

  77. Oh my God!!=)
    I cna’t wait for this collection=D

  78. Eileen

    This whole line is gorgeous … Oomph & Marvel are must haves for me. I think most Indian women are naturally beautiful but when someone like Mickey does their makeup, they often look like some kind of ethereal goddess come to earth to astound us with their beauty!

  79. Krystal

    I wish the two limited edition shades in the quad were available alon! Mac also needs to bring these limited edition foundation shades to their entire line because hello america is pretty diverse and the spanish and asian population (as well as anyone biracial or anyone that tans well), would love to have more color options! Currently I can’t wait to see both blush swatches and I have my eye on the saffron e/s!

    • ak

      I know. Loads of women NC and NW 40 to 65 would love some .5 colors not just India. It’s crazy to even think of only putting the .5 colors in just that one country alone.

  80. Blair

    I like some of the lipsticks and lip glosses but theres stuff that I want from the permanent collection more so I’m gonna pass on this stuff :)

  81. rosario

    so far the Quad seems interesting. I’ll have to see in person before making a decision :)

  82. I already swatched lust and mocha (both perm) and I did not like either for me. I want the other 3 lippies and the flesh lipglass. I hope they are as lovely as they look!

  83. Ziomara

    I want both fluidline both are very pretty colors!!!!

  84. Ivy

    This is so awesome. I haven’t been excited about a MAC launch in years. Is there any possible way of getting a breakdown on what the models are wearing?

  85. Pamela

    I can’t wait to see Saffron! I hope it’s as rich and warm as it looks. I anticipate buying two! I’m wondering if the Sur blush will be similar to Plum du Bois from Cult of Cherry.

  86. Girb

    saffron definitely, but those two fluidlines look pretty irresistible…

  87. Nevaeh

    Hi Christine, Do you know if you can back to mac for any of these items, or if you can use your pro discount? I asked my MA’s and they didn’t even know what collection i was talking about.

  88. Jill

    Christine, can you verify if this collection is available at all counters? I see it is based off your post but we were told in Update that it was only at the Top 22 MAC stores so was just curious. I would love for this to be available everywhere! I need those Fluidlines!

  89. Tania

    Wishlist: Gulabi lipstick and Marvel eyeshadow!
    More to add to my ever expanding list.

  90. Makavelina

    I am so afraid I am gonna need Marvel and Oomph es…
    I only have like 8 MAC items so far (6 eyeshadows, one lipstick and select moisturecover concealer) and I just recently started to discover this MAC limited edition madness… I was watching the website for quite a while now but never really ordered anything.. I am afraid I will fall for this sooner or later 😀
    I loooooove that green, can’t wait to see a swatch!

  91. Jennifer F

    This collection is beautiful, the models look stunning. I can’t wait for the fluidlines and that green eyeshadow. The quad is nice too seeing as I don’t have carbon and the blushes look pretty but not sure how they would look on me yet. I look forward to seeing more about this collection.

  92. Sandy

    These photos are lovely Christine, thank you for your post!
    Looking forward to seeing the swatches, the Sur blush has caught
    my eye. I’m always searching for the perfect pinky brown blush!
    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  93. Nusrath

    wow, so excited for this collection!

  94. Mallory

    im dying waiting for the swatches!

  95. iliang25

    the last promo pic made my heart skip a beat…totally love it!! It’s been a while since MAC caught my attention…woohooo!!!

  96. j

    I’m black, but I might have to get one of these concealer shades because I have weird yellow (in the winter) and red (in the summer) undertones and the MAC concealers never match correctly on me!

    I am also DEFINITELY picking up those two fluidlines, they look gorgeous and RIGHT up my alley!

  97. Meli

    I’ve been ignoring MAC lately but this is actually giving me buterflies. Can’t wait!!

  98. This is beautiful, I want it all.

  99. Maclover

    I can’t wait for this collection: i was disappointed by the holiday collection, and although i was looking fwd to the other collections that are supposed to come out this month, i’d rather skip em and spurge on pretty much everything (color) in this collection. can’t wait 😀

  100. Isobel

    Thank you for the pictures! I changed a couple of items around thanks to them, and am massively excited for this collection and peacocky!