Monday, August 15th, 2011


MAC Posh Paradise Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: September 15th, 2011 for U.S./Canada, October 2011 for International

Succumb to temptation in a Paradise that invites taboo encounters. Rare and exotic, these delights are divine; fig leaves meet fashion beneath a jungle canopy where Seeds of Desire sprout. Discover Unknown Pleasures with lavishly lush Nail Lacquers and Mattene Lipsticks. Semi-matte lips get ultra-pure colour in a slinky, slither-smooth formula that feels as light on the lips as lust. Trespass tantalizingly with pearlized Paint Pots in shades that create seamless coverage while blending smoothly over lids. Indulge yourself with a plush, posh and provocative collection of hypnotic hues.

Mattene Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Bliss Neutral light pink
  • Rare Exotic Bright mid-tone blue pink
  • Legendary Mid-tone brick red
  • Unknown Pleasures Deep red blue
  • Seeds of Desire Deep brown plum
  • Eden Rouge Bright blue-red
  • Delectable Orange-beige
  • Potent Fig Deep blue grape
  • Deliciously Foribbden Mid-tone berry
  • Fresh Amour Light lavender

Plus Paint Pots & Nail Lacquers! 

Paint Pot ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Treasure Hunt Light pearled yellow (Frost)
  • Half-Wild Mid-tone purple (Frost)
  • Hyperviolet Deep violet (Frost)
  • Nubile Light peachy nude (Frost)
  • Idyllic Mid-tone copper bronze (Frost)
  • Genuine Treasure Reflects antique gold (Frost)
  • Pure Creation Mid-tone frosty blue (Frost)
  • Imaginary Blackened navy (Frost)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Immortal Gold Pale gold (Frost)
  • Rain of Flowers Blackened violet with violet pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote)





Fresh Amour, Naked Bliss, Delectable, Rare Exotic, Eden Rouge


Deliciously Forbidden, Legendary, Unknown Pleasures, Potent Fig, Seeds of Desire


Immortal Gold, Rain of Flowers


MAC Genuine Treasure Paint Pot


MAC Half Wild Paint Pot


MAC Hyperviolet Paint Pot


MAC Idyllic Paint Pot


MAC Imaginary Paint Pot


MAC Nubile Paint Pot


MAC Pure Creation Paint Pot


MAC Treasure Hunt Paint Pot

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192 thoughts on “MAC Posh Paradise Collection for Fall 2011 – Official Information & Photos

  1. Noir

    *GASP! Mattene Lipsticks! I’ve been waiting since forever for them to be released! YAY!!

  2. Saffy

    I like the polishes, but the lippies and paint pots are too “arty” for my boring make-up tastes.

  3. LM

    finally– MAC put out something I must have (more than one)

  4. Alexis

    PAINT POTS ! >.<

  5. Heather C.

    Half Wild and Pure Creation Paint Pots are calling my name!!

  6. Elissa

    And my wallet already hates me now..

  7. CMS

    Two words: PAINT POTS! (jumping up and down)

  8. Paint Pots! I am looking for some darker shade cream shadows. Think the darker shade PP would be perfect.

    Love Treaure Hunt!

  9. Courtney

    I know everyone is excited for paint pots but if that model is wearing potent fig, I MUST have that.

  10. Karen

    Mmmm the paint pots look great, no words for the lipsticks, but… what’s up with the nail lacquers??? only 2???

  11. Jill

    This is by far my favorite MAC launch of the fall. Love everything in it.

  12. Mel

    The lipsticks look nice. I’m not familiar with the Mattene formula so that will be fun to try. I’ll be looking at Deliciously Forbidden, Legendary, and Seeds of Desire if it’s more plum than brown. I’m not going to go too crazy for MAC Me Over now.

  13. OMG THE PAINT POTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Carrie Ann

    The Paint Pots look great, but I’ve had bad luck with Paint Pots in the past. I believe I have 4 of them all together, and 3 dried out right away. I’d barely even used them. Has anyone else had that experience, or does anyone have any tips for dry Paint Pots?

    • saku

      I seen some have them upside down or in some little storage holders to put them in. I just keep mines in the box, make sure cap is tight and put it down.

  15. PAINT POTS PAINT POTS PAINT POTS!!!!!!! I NEED THEM ALLLLL $_$

  16. Leah

    Oooh those paint pots are going to be trouble for my wallet

  17. saku

    Oh the paint pots, yeah.

  18. All of them! I want all of them!

    Thanks, Christine!

  19. Constanze

    Rain of Flowers and the Paint Pots are amazing! :)

  20. pretty1one

    The nail polishes look cute.

  21. Sophie

    with all these collections coming out in the fall, i’m gonna be broke! haha, but it’s worth it! :)

  22. artemis

    i like that grape blue lipstick :D but the model’s eye make-up is ugly :/

  23. I’m am soo buying rare exotic lipstick

  24. Dammmn some of those lipsticks have crazy crazy colors :D

  25. I nearly died when I heard they were releasing new Mattenes.. it’s my favourite finish ever! I hope the formula is still the same.. <3

  26. I will buy all of this collection.

  27. AlexisV.

    I feel like I’ve waited forever for MAC to bring back mattene lipsticks! Very excited. I’m getting that brick red! I think the darker paint pots will look nice as frosts – the lighter ones may apply too frosty. Can’t wait for swatches!

  28. Nora

    PAINT POTS!! I want them all!

    Also Rain of Flowers has to be one of my all-time favorite nail polishes, so it’s great that they’re repromoting it!

  29. This will definitely be a home run for MAC and definitely one of the best Fall collections, as both are very loved products that haven’t had new shades released in awhile :)Now let’s just hope they don’t have too many duds.

    I’m liking the looks of Naked Bliss, Rare Exotic, and Deliciously Forbidden for the Mattenes. And I like the looks of Half-wild, Hyperviolet, Nubile, and Genuine Treasure for the paint pots. I’m so glad they’re releasing purple paint pots, but I wish they had thrown in a green paint pot as well! I love the blue and yellow one as well, but I just don’t see myself getting a lot of use out of them. But OMG, I just love the names of the products! As an art student that has had way too many art history classes, they remind me of Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights,” although they also have a general Garden of Eden theme too.

  30. Cupcake888

    It’s totally random but seeing this make me lemming GA ETK. Christine do you know if and when GA is coming out with cream shades in that formula?

    • I haven’t heard anything – definitely nothing slated for the fall launch. Maybe Holiday? I believe they originally launched 3 shades during Holiday 2010.

  31. ak

    Mattenes are back! YAY!

  32. Julia

    I need those paint pots!!!!!!!!

  33. Maebee

    Paint Pots!!! Obviously I need these, but how can I afford all this? Does anyone need a kidney? I’ve got a couple, bin, bnib.

  34. Allison

    Okay, seriously, MAC just needs to slow down. Their colors are waaay too much fun!! I already have 4 paint pots and don’t need more but MAC somehow makes these incredible shades that just beckon me to come and play…

  35. I have always wanted to try a MAC Mattene. Fresh Amour looks exceptionally pretty.

  36. Z

    aaahhhhhh Paint Pots!!! at last =) SO EXCITED!

  37. Elle

    I love how batsh-t we all are for the paint pots. Cannot wait to see the purple ones.

  38. Ana G.

    I’m so so so in love with this collection!!!

  39. Katie

    Oooh, I finally get to try out the mattene lipstick formula. Gonna try the Fresh Amour and Naked Bliss, that is if they look as lovely in person as they do in these photos.

  40. Alecia

    Paint Pots!!!! Yay, they are one of my fav mac products, and loving the lipsticks too. Looks like a really nice collection! Fingers-crossed :)

  41. Janey

    Ohhhhh, NEW MATTENES!
    With these plus everything I’ve seen from MAC for this fall, I guess I’ll be looking terribly glamorous- but BROKE – by New Year’s. And there’s so much more between now and then! :- o

  42. Can’t wait to see the swatches and recommandations for this one!!! :)

  43. LuLu

    Paint Pots are my absolute favorite MAC product next to Fluidline. I layer them under shadow, over shadow.. LOOK at these colors!!! I’m drooling!!!

  44. marked my calender, thank you for the heads up!

  45. Yanna

    I can’t wait to get all 8 paint pots!!!!

  46. Corliss

    I’m getting all of the paint pots, the nail polishes and 3 lipsticks. I’m excited I can’t wait.

  47. Heidi

    I plan to get the paint pots and the “Rain of Flowers” nail polish. :)

  48. lizbeth

    Hey christine do you know what shade the model in the promo pic is wearing is it potent fig or deliciously forbidden?

  49. Kim-Mary

    OMG! I need to see swatches. I am loving everything. I want about five of the mattenes and three or four of the paintpots…I have never even used a paint pot. Is it just for the eyes or can it be used on lips & cheeks? Any idea when the swatches will start to pop up???

  50. Xaris

    I’m so excited for the paintpots that I’m seriously thinking of scrimping on MAC Me Over so that I can buy MORE from Posh Paradise.

  51. Kim-Mary

    I want swatches! When will we be getting swatches? It’s two weeks away and I am planning on splurging on this whole collection.

    Also wondering when we will start to find out about the Glitter & Ice, Gareth Pugh collections as well as the other new upcoming collections that will be released????

  52. Chelle

    I CANNOT wait for the this to come out, but the swatches will show me how much I’m going to fork over for this. The Cindy Sherman collection could leave me broke too.

  53. Joellyn

    I’m wondering when we will be seeing swatches from this collection? This is the one collection I’ve been really looking forward to. I have been hearing that it may be delayed due to a problem concerning the Mac x Cindy Shelton collection legal issues. Even though I don’t know what one really has to do with the other plus I don’t know who CindySHelton is I just want the make-up. Have you heard anything Cristine?

    • I don’t have anything at this time. Please understand that I always swatch as soon as I can – as in I literally drop everything, do not eat, etc. until it’s done. If I don’t have it up, I don’t have it, and I either buy it or get surprised with samples – I never know if/what is coming. MAC does not notify bloggers they’ve sent samples, what they’ve sent, and there is never a guarantee they will send. I post information as soon as I get it and always update a post if I have additional information. If it isn’t in the post, I don’t have it. I’m sorry, but this is all I have at this time!

  54. MaNaR

    I’m waitting I hope I cant get all the paint pot love it

  55. johnetta

    these paint pots would be great bases for the style driven eyeshadows…can’t wait to try most of these!!

  56. emily

    are mac not giving samples on this collection Christine??

    is that odd i thought you always got some products from each and every collection….

    thats a BIG mistake on their behalf because you are my enabler!!! :)

    • I don’t get any notification if/when samples are sent. Just six months ago, MAC would send samples, but they would arrive 2-3 weeks after the collection debuted. It is not unusual to not receive samples prior to the launch date. It has only been recently that they have sent prior to the launch date.

  57. Mabeline

    When will you post swatches of these LE paint pots? I love the promo pics but it’s sometimes a hit or miss with frosts. Thanks so much.

    - Mabeline

  58. Jessie

    Dear Christine,
    I was just wondering since the release date is the 15th, I heard that mac pro stores release these collections a week before department stores so do you think it will be out before the 15th? Thank you

  59. Jenny

    Wow! This collection is already online! I don’t know if it’s because I’m a MAC Pro member or what lol

  60. Sara Johnson

    i’m super excited for the new paint pots! the colors look awesome!

  61. Kendra siler

    This collection is now up at Nordstrom and MAC

  62. ellie

    Just ordered Nubile and Genuine Treasure. Use the code POSH for faster free shipping!

  63. saku

    Seriously?! Some are sold out already gosh Mac. I was hoping they would bring the out of stock fluidline back. How much do they make for things to run out so fast It’s getting silly now.

  64. Morgan

    Half wild is GORGEOUS. I usually stcik to neutrals when it comes to eye, but I cant wait for swatches!

  65. Nicole

    I’m glad that they have more paint pots just wish they would me the bright fun colors permanent.

  66. Abella

    This collection is now up online at MAC UK! :)