Thursday, February 11th, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

MAC Spring Colour Forecast Review & Round-up

Note: I’ve bumped up this post as the official, in-store launch, is NOW UPON US!  Spring Colour Forecast launches today, the 11th, in-stores in North America. :)  Share your hauls!!

OVERALL, I think Spring Colour Forecast is so large that you’re bound to find at least one or two things that appeal to you. (If you don’t, kudos to you, and I want some of whatever you’re drinking!) It’s hard to pick must-haves, because it still ends up rattling off like a laundry list of products, so I’m just going to go with it, and you can pick and choose depending on what kind of budget you’re on. I know some of you have been saving up for this collection since last year! I do, personally, think MAC went a bit overboard with this collection–it’s just so, so enormous. There are too many products to look at, and I think the rumor about them releasing one per week may have given people an opportunity to feast and enjoy… rather than feast and DEVOUR!

The release date is officially February 11th, but since it’s already online, it may have been moved up by a week to February 4th.  Call your local store either today (2/3) or tomorrow (2/4) to see if they’re putting it out early.  I’ve asked around, and I’ve only been able to confirm February 11th, but sometimes these are really last minute changes!  But call first, so you don’t waste a trip. :)

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-haves: Lipsticks — Bubble Gum, Laugh a Lot, Vicotrian, Fresh Salmon; Lipglasses — Electric Fuchsia, ; Eyeshadows — Very Violet, La La, Straw Harvest, Hot Hot Hot; Blush Ombre — Azalea Blossom

Nice-to-haves: Lipsticks — Pink Burst, Colour Me Coral, Bronzilla; Lipglasses — Hush, Hush Rose, Kumquat, Purple Rage; Crush Metal Pigments Stacked 1!, Stacked 2!; Blush Ombres — Ripe Peach; Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad

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Review Round-up

What are you getting? What’s on your list?

See some collection photos…

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast

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200 thoughts on “MAC Spring Colour Forecast Review & Round-up

  1. Alexis

    I happily ended up with Hot, Hot, Hot – Fresh Salmon and Radicchio lipsticks. I also exchanged an eyeshadow for Da Bling. I was on the mad hunt for Azalea Blossom or Ripe Peach blush. everyone is sold out making me want it even more…actually my yearning will die down soon.

  2. Brenda

    So I actually didn’t get as much as I thought I would. I ordered (and just got today) Perky, Rosy Outlook, Nanogold and Straw Harvest e/s, Gold Dust and Culture Class l/g and Phlox lipstick. I swatched everything else in store and nothing really appealed to me. I tried on Colour Me Coral and it was WAY to frosty, a lil’ TOO early 80’s!!! Maybe if i was more tanned. I disliked the blushes, I prefer much more clear colours so I passed.
    I did like Laugh a Lot and Raddichio (sp?) but I don’t wear that much medium to bright coloured lipstick so I passed.
    I really do like Phlox for that reason (being a glaze) and layered with Culture Clash it’s a beautiful clear spring pink :)

  3. Scarlie

    I am so getting Phlox, Lavender Wind and Cultreclash lip products. Yes, yes, I know phlox is super sheer, but it has red, purple and blue reflects glitter in it! But this collection is just too big, good thing I don’t wear eyeshadows. Thanks for all the swatches and everything, keep up the good work :)

  4. LuckyHet

    This is what I ended up with from this collection:
    Ripe peach blush ombre
    Azalea blossom blush ombre
    Colour 4 quad
    Colour me coral lipstick
    Ember glow lipglass
    I wanted victorian lipstick but it was all sold out. I also pick up the new Viva glam gaga along with Pink plaid lipstick and Nymphette lipglass. I’m loving everything I got and would definately recommend. Thanks Christine! Without your help my selection would have been more complicated. Have a great weekend!

  5. LuckyHet

    Hi Christine,
    Would you say Gold Dust lipglass is similar to Gold Rebel lipglass? Would it be neccesary to have both?

  6. Joanna

    This was a good week for me and MAC!

    I was really drawn to the purples of Forecast 3, but when I checked them out in the store, the pinks were better for me.

    I ended up buying Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom; Lipglass in Electric Fuchsia; Crush Metal Pigments Stacked 1; Mineralize Foundation; and from last year’s Rose Romance, Beauty Powder in Blush of Youth.

  7. Fiona

    Does anyone know when/if this collection is going to be released in Australia/New Zealand? I’ve been waiting for so long!

    Thanks :)