Friday, March 12th, 2010

MAC Pret a Papier Collection

MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection for Summer 2010

U.S. Launch Date:  April 22nd, 2010

International Launch Date:  May 2010

Craft Paper Couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a frisky little “funny face” frock. Then, strip it back to its essence for Summer 2010 for a Pret-a-Papier colour collection. It was a Project Runway challenge of sorts, with paper as the source, the instigator of ideas, the beginning of something simply, basically beautiful. Lipstick, LipGlass, Eye Shadow, Paint Pot, Chromografic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant.”

See collection details & imagery!

Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • NC15/NW20 (Limited Edition at Counters/Freestanding, Permanent at PRO)
  • NW25/NC30 (Limited Edition at Counters/Freestanding, Permanent at PRO)

Impeccable Brow Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Dirty Blonde Blackened dark neutral-brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Taupe Mid-tone dirty taupe (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Studio Fix Lash ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Black Fix Black (Permanent)

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Instant Chic Mid-tone muted coral (Sheertone) (Limited Edition)
  • Garb Light golden suntan (Sheertone) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Light Over Dark Light yellow brown / dark peach (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Paint Pot ($16.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Coral Crepe Soft coral (Limited Edition)
  • Groundwork Mid-tone neutral taupe (Permanent)

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Archetype Sheer light gold (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Alexander McQueen)
  • Dressmaker, Dressmaker Creamy light peach coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Made to Order Creamy mid-tone dirty coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Kraft Creamy mid-tone warm brown (Amplified) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • C-Thru Peachy beige with shimmer (Permanent)
  • Fold and Tuck Mid-tone bright coral with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Pret-a-Papier Dark reddened bronze with pearl (Limited Edition)

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

  • Tissue Weight Frosted pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Bamboo Light beige with peach (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Cut to Fit Frosted red bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Gazette Grey Dark green-grey with gold pearl (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Memorabilia Dirty purple (Matte) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)

  • Brown Bag Mid-tone warm dirty beige (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Originality Sparkly copper bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)

MAC Pret a Papier Collection

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203 thoughts on “MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection for Summer 2010

  1. Chromagraphic Pencil – what on earth! these sound very interesting

  2. StellarStace

    what are chromagraphic pencils?

  3. Melly

    Definitely getting my hands on the coral paint pot!!

  4. Oh no im a sucker for bronzy copper nail polishes! And the Coral paint pot is so lovely. My bank account is crying right now cause its now knows that it is going to be out of money!

  5. Jenni

    what are Chromagraphic Pencils? brow pencils?

  6. Jennifer

    OMFG as of now this collection seems so me. Coral is like my best friend.

  7. Jess

    ooh a coral paint pot??
    sounds intresting!

  8. Nicole

    so what is your out take on this one.. i really love to hear what you have to say.. you have the best inside on things

  9. Ashee

    I hope that grab doesn’t dissapoint!

  10. Steph

    Loving the look of some of this stuff. Right up my alley!

  11. Corinne Ellis

    looking forward to the paint pot :)

  12. Michelle

    what are the Chromagraphic Pencils for?

  13. Chromagraphic pencils are flesh toned pencils that you can use on your waterline like the Stile Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz.

    • Melly

      ohh sounds interesting. can’t wait to see.

      • Mora

        but what are they for?
        i don’t see the need of these pencils, i don’t have to cover someting on my waterline, because my waterline is already flesh toned.
        sorry, for that silly question, but i can’t imagine what to do with the chromagraphics.

        • Tabi

          Flesh-toned pencils are great for the waterline when you want something light to brighten/widen the eyes but you don’t want something as stark as white or silver. It gives a very natural awakeness and freshness to your eyes.

          Also, I’ve seen them used on the upper lid paired with a black liner (so black line against the lashes, then a flesh-colored line right above it) to make the black stand out more and look very sharp. This helps make a sharp but minimalistic-looking eye to pair with bright lips.

          I’m sure there are other uses, too. =)

          Flesh-colored pencils are certainly not for everyone (I’m a big fan of bright colors, myself, so I’ll use silver or white), but they’re awesome for those who like very natural makeup!

        • Sarah M

          you can use them on your waterline to brighten your eyes… without the line looking too harsh, a thin line under your brows to define them and make them stand out, on the cupids bow to make your lips look fuller… and I’m sure there are many other uses. Nothing coming to mind right now though. :-)

    • Letitia

      I was hoping that they would come out with a neutral waterline pencil to brighten the eyes but not look so harsh!

  14. Kristen

    Paaaaaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnttt pot!! Oh how I love thee! lmao Sorry but I have a VERY unhealthy addiction to mac paints and this is the first collection in a while that has had a new one.. unless I have missed something. o_O

  15. bubbles

    so many coral stuffs 😀 love ’em !!!

  16. Nicole

    coral blush and paintpot (: WOO!

  17. Salvinia

    What a random thing to base a collection on…

    The colours are nice, although a bit too neutral for me.

    • Harlow

      Agreed. I love the idea, very unique but what with all the neutral collections recently, I’m ready for some color:)

  18. Alex

    yay corals!!! cant wait. love me some coral lippies!!!!!

  19. amy

    i think I want the coral paint pot!

  20. Hi Christine! Thanks for mentioning me as the source. :) I’m really happy.

  21. Neutral eye shadows and a coral paint pot? This is right up my alley. :]

  22. Marcela

    I’m so relieved that this collection didn’t catch my attention, since I will be saving to buy the MAC “To The Beach” collection, now that one is totally worth buying almost everything. =-)

  23. Dana

    Wow, I love the idea of beigey-coral colors..I’ll definitely try this collection

  24. Ashley

    Memorabilia and Gazette Gray sound really lovely :)I like paint pots, but I’m hoping MAC comes out with some more colorful ones in green and purple tones.

  25. Anitacska

    Looks quite dull to me, but there might be some nice products in there, hard to say, it all looks brown to me at the moment. 😐

  26. kfm

    Made to Order, Gazette Grey and Tissue Weight are interesting. The rest sounds like it might be tricky for me to wear, or sounds close to something I already have. I am forcing myself to stop buying peach/ coral blushes and purple eyeshadows…

  27. Cherie

    YUMMY!!! I’m in love with Corals!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the Paper Bag Princess feel :)

  28. Sarah

    Ooh. Simple but very nice colors. Can’t wait to see more photos for this collection.

  29. Shannon

    i love all the new collection news!!!!! :)

  30. I’m not too excited about this collection, except for the new Paint Pot and Gazette Gray Eye Shadow.

  31. alisha

    i got my eyes on that purple shadow and coral paint pot.

  32. Coral Paint pot! OMG yes!

    That and a couple of the shadows are all I’m lemming from this lol

  33. Alexis

    Ooooh Coral Crepe paint pot? I’m listening! Again there are only a very few items that are of interest to me so I’m not too worried. Cool looks like I will have another chance to replace my Taupe brow pencil when I run out! I really wished they would do a line of new Lustreglosses for those of us that are not fans of Lipglass!

    Okay I am no longer feeling bad if I bypass Spring Forecast all together!

  34. I remember hearing about/seeing swatches of the Chromagraphic Pencils months ago while I was in MAC (one of the girls was showing me some of the stuff that they saw at Update). I’m excited for these! I love the idea of a flesh-toned pencil – I wonder how they would work around the lipline? Or just under the brow? Depending on how creamy the formula is, I can imagine a ton of possibilities for these (not to mention for use in the waterline – I often use pale yellow because white is just too bright).

  35. Bobbie C.

    coral paintpot..YES!

  36. ocelot1

    hmm, i am intersted in the blushes, but i think i may need gazette grey e/s. and MAC can you please stop making the beige cream nail polishes? its getting old! Also, PLEASE make Studio Lash Fix Mascara in WATERPROOF!!

  37. this is RIGHT up my alley!

  38. MichelleChefNYC

    OOO, a new paintpot! And lots of coral! I LOVE it… this looks fun, but def. only a few must haves for me

  39. aradhana

    the coral paint pot and a couple of the shadows sound good…i might take a gander at the chromagraphic pencils as well….

  40. Ryan

    The picture is beautiful and I like the name. But overall I dont think I will be getting much from this collection. Maybe that coraly lipstick and blush she is waring. Its all good because I am tottaly broke after today XD

  41. marta

    what is this so called “Chromagraphic Pencil”?

  42. ileana

    LOOOOVVEEEE the lipsticks!!! I don’t need anymore lipsticks so why do I want these so much??!!! =(

  43. cmferrets

    ohhh ohhh, new paint pot colors! and blushes and e;s!!@! cant wait !i kind like it when mac has repromotes or colors from the perm line in their collection, bc then it gives me time to save , so then i dont have to spend so much, either i have the stuff from prev collection, or can wait to get the perm item… rIGHT???!!=)

    • cmferrets

      u know what…… im rea;;y suprised they didnt have this coral paint pot come out with the mac beach 2010 collecttion. weird!

  44. idakz

    i am eyeing on that first two lippies from the left and both the nail lacquers!

  45. Joan

    I’m definitely picking up the Coral Crepe paint pot and dressmaker, dressmaker lipstick (:

  46. rachel

    I can’t wait to see if Coral Crepe is anything like Perky.. or if it’s more opaque! Either way, I already consider it apart of my collection, woot!

  47. Casey

    I love the archetype lipstick….may have to pick this one up when it comes out!

  48. Rita

    Yay, more corals – paint pot, blush & lippies – for my birthday!

  49. Ashley

    i’ll probably be skipping out on this one!

  50. ak

    All of the lipsticks sound good and if Kraft is even BETTER looking than Empowered, then I’ll be buying two of the Krafts!

    I want to look at Gazette Grey eye shadow as well. The Mineralize blush sounds good and the other blushes sound alright as well. But Christine what does a Chromagraphic Pencil do exactly? Also when does this collection come out internationally, particularly Britain?

  51. VJNS

    According to the dictionary, “chroma” means:
    1. the purity of a color, or its freedom from white or gray.
    2. intensity of distinctive hue; saturation of a color.

    Verrry interesting.

  52. Helena

    Ahh it kills me that they’re repromoting Archetype, since Akexander McQueen died today :/

  53. Zinnia

    i really want to see the paint pot

  54. liana

    Gazette Grey sounds unique, I think thats all that intrests me in this collection, and maybe dressmaker dressmaker l/p, cuz i work in a dress shop lol.

  55. Tessa

    Oh jesus! This looks great.

    My shopping list:
    Chromagraphic pencil (maybe both)
    Coral Crepe paint pot
    Dressmaker, Dressmaker lipstick (definitely)
    Brown bag nail polish
    Made to Order lipstick (probably)
    …and maybe both blushes, but I’ll wait on swatches


  56. Paola

    woohoo!!! a new paint pot!!! i’m all over that!!!

  57. esmey

    Do you know what kind of finish the coral paint pot is going to be??? i hope its a matte paint pot !:)

  58. Roseline

    What are paint pots for? LOLOL. I’m so confused. I’ve heard so much about them. But what are they? Are they multi-purpose? Ty! <3

    • ak

      If you have oily eyelids or that you find that your eye makeup keeps slipping and moving throughout the day the MAC Paint Pots are your friend because they are a very good base under your eye makeup so that it can all stay in one place all day. Paint Pots work even better than just using face powder underneath your eye makeup.

  59. Rosanna

    Did they just increase the price for paint pots?

    Paint Pots are originally $20 CDN but in this collection they are $22 CDN!
    The just increased the prices on the palettes on the website too! Grr…that means I might have to stock up on paint pots before this increase happens T_T

    • Rosanna

      They’re also discontinuing their “colour” paint pots (Delft, Fresco Rose & Artifact)!

      Get them before they’re gone!

  60. ak

    The more I look at this collection’s pictures, the more I want to see it. I think I’d like to buy 2 Kraft listicks, a Made To Order lipstick, the Gazette Grey eyeshadow, and I may still yet want to at least see if the darker Chromagraphic pencil can work for me (however they work!) and I’d still like to at least try on the Archetype lipstick maybe even the Fold and Tuck lipglass, and look at the 2 blushes and the Mineralize blush too!

  61. Mia

    this reminds me a lot like da warm and cozy collection…

  62. oh. my. gosh. i really want the paint pots, and a lipstick :)

  63. Haley

    really excited for the coral crepe paint pot!!! AHH!!!! I LOVE PAINT POTS!

  64. Are the Chromagraphic Pencils really a permanent at MAC PRO?
    I do not see it on the MAC PRO website; maybe I overlooked it. Errr.

  65. Leigh

    Not digging any of this… Dressmaker, Dressmaker looks pretty, but I’m disappointed to see so many permanent things. :(

    • Ohh… Okay. I know this line did not launch yet but this post made it sound like Chromagraphic Pencils are currently sold in PRO stores.
      Exciting! Can’t wait to try them.
      This website is great! =)

  66. Christy Lin

    what lip color is the model wearing in the poster?

  67. Casey

    I can’t wait to see swatches!!

  68. Anitacska

    I’d like the blush and lipstick the model’s wearing!

  69. MakeupGalore

    “OMG” when will MAC stop. there’s so much to chose from. I like it all!!!

  70. Dee

    boo! why are only two things in different packaging? Looks like I can skip by this one.

  71. silverred09

    this looks like an altered version of some other collection… i don’t know, they don’t stand out for me as of now

  72. Like the eyeshadows, and I am a paint pot junkie so I have to get the coral crepe paint pot… already have groundwork.

  73. Emma

    I don’t really understand.. Are all of the products in limited edition packaging or not?

  74. pass on all except the pencils. i likey those.

  75. Silvia

    Finally a new paint pot :)

  76. is the packaging button-esque like in the promo pic or regular mac like the other pictures? the wooden button thing might be cute =]

    i might just get the peach shadows and the permanent paintpot

  77. Mmmm, this looks good! Loving all these corals for spring/summer. I’m going to be needing some of these!

  78. jessica

    OMG!! i need to get my hands on that paint pot!

  79. stephanie

    I am excited about this line. Nothing else from MAC has my attention until then. I really like the paint pot. I hope its a flat/matte, like painterly, groundwork and bare study.

    light over dark mineralize blush is pretty. My friend has it and loves it. not sure if i want to get that or the blushes

  80. Meg

    A couple of these look muddy to me but I am loving all the peach tones and Memorabelia es is definitely worth a look in person! I like the promotional pictures for these too with the paper buttons.

  81. Mirna

    I have a question for you. When collections repromote items, do they use the same name?
    Thank you.

  82. alice

    Love the mid-toned brown lipstick, and love that it’s an Amplified formula. The paint pots look pretty too.

  83. This collection doesn’t really interest me, but I’m looking forward to the Mac To the Beach collection :)

  84. Tattoo Girl

    Coral paint pot and the new eyeshadows are mine!!!!!

  85. leslie

    Chromagraphic pencils?? For the waterline? YAYYYY! Burjois(?) had one called cafe and cream.The cream looked good on medium to dark skin tones instead of stark white.

  86. M

    This is in my opinion one of the most wearable and cutesy collections mac has ever come out with. I absolute love it which is rare for me to say about mac. I want to buy so much I can’t wait for the swatches!

  87. Jenna

    The Dressmaker, Dressmaker lipstick is sounding really beautiful.

  88. Alexis

    Yes, loving the coral p/p, some of the e/s sounds really interesting. I’d love to check out the lipsticks too.

  89. Awww I wish the packaging was similar to that of the first photo =/

  90. katt

    Some of it seems kind of redundant… but there are some of these things I definitely need in my life! The coral paint pot, whichever lipstick the model is wearing, the bamboo and the gazette eyeshadows and the coral blush…

  91. I might get one of the lipsticks and the LE paint pot but other than that this collection doesn’t do anything for me.

  92. Lindsay

    A NEW PAINT POT?! HOLLLLA!! I wonder how similar it is to Perky from the Fafi collection.

  93. Sharon

    Nothing in this collection really appeals to me. More money for others, I guess! I don’t have a lot of MAC cosmetics yet but want to expand my eyeshadow collection.

  94. Valerie

    Christine one question: in the promo pic there is special packaging but in the product photos not, what will it be??

  95. vel

    All the coral stuff I’m definatly getting!

  96. Tanya

    Im confused….is it the normal black packaging or is it that interesting recycled paper kinda looking package?

  97. Michelle M

    OMG! I’m a readhead and this collection is so completely up my alley! I want everything!

  98. rowan

    not impressed