Monday, October 25th, 2010

MAC Tartan Tale Photos
MAC Tartan Tale

MAC Tartan Tale: Prologue

The holiday collection for MAC has four distinguishable product offerings:  the color collection (traditional launch of lipsticks, eyeshadows, etc.), palettes and bags (eyeshadows, lipsticks, lip and brush bags), miniaturized sets, and Viva Glam/Kids Helping Kids.

Today, we’ll take a look at both face kits, lip bag sets, and a brush set.  Tomorrow, we’ll move on to the eyeshadow and lip palettes.  If I have any strength between now and then, the color collection either tomorrow or the next day.  The miniaturized sets will come next week.

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See a few teaser photos!

MAC Tartan Tale Photos
MAC Tartan Tale

MAC Tartan Tale Photos
MAC Tartan Tale

MAC Tartan Tale Photos
MAC Tartan Tale

MAC Tartan Tale Photos
MAC Tartan Tale

Product & Review FAQ

When are you going to review [fill in the blank]?

I will review the face kits, lip bag sets, and a brush set today (10/25). I will review the eyeshadow and lip palettes tomorrow (10/26). I will review the color collection either tomorrow or the next day (10/26 or 10/27). I will review the miniaturized sets nearer to the launch date, as I haven't been able to buy them yet. I work as fast as I can, but the process takes time between photographing and cropping and reviewing. I appreciate your patience! I'm completely committed to school projects this week (midterms), so I'm doing everything as quickly as I can between those.

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29 thoughts on “MAC Tartan Tale: Prologue

  1. “If I have any strength between now and then…” That made me laugh AND made me sad all at the same time! lol! That’s how I’ve felt over the past two weeks… I feel your pain.

  2. Ana G.

    You’re great Christine and you really such take your time – thought we all want to see your reviews, at this moment your midterms are more urgent!! Good luck!!

    • Ahh, but I want the hate mail to stop, LOL!

      Thank you!

      • Do you actually get a hard time from people? You are one of the most prolific posters on any blog I read and you also have some of the most clear images and most accurate swatches..and you do all of that while being in school and dealing with life in’s impressive. I hope you don’t listen to anyone who thinks what you do isn’t enough- it’s more than enough!

      • Becky Jo

        Wait a minute – are you being cheeky or do you really get hate mail for not posting swatches at a certain time? I really hope that you were being sarcastic…

        I think your website and reviews rock, no matter when they get posted… You’ve helped me to make so great makeup decisions!


  3. Emily

    OHHH, they look co cute…CAN’T WAIT :)

  4. crlsweetie912

    I am really loving the detail on these…

  5. baby in a corner

    Poor Christine! You are totally entitled to a bit of time to get around to reviewing things! I personally feel like you don’t owe me anything, rather its the other way around. Good luck in your midterms! x

  6. Maeve

    Thanks for everything you do! I appreciate it all, especially since you take the time out of your hectic week to review all this stuff for us. Thank you!

  7. Stacey M

    Thank you bunches for taking the time to review all of these sets!!

  8. Maya

    Christine you do a phenomenal amount of work for us, and I want to thank you! The people that don’t appreciate you and all that you do should not matter. Thank you so much, and you are amazing! Please keep up the awesome work :)
    A big fan,

  9. Carrie Ann

    I didn’t realize that even the boxes were so cute. Thanks for the reviews!

  10. Ashley D.

    I’m totally just going to buy a couple of products and the teddy. Let’s hope I stick to my plan this time.

  11. Jimena

    Yeiiii I’m so happy for this =D

  12. Catherine

    Thanks for all you do here at temptalia for us, christine! I appreciate it so much & find temptalia & your makeup knowledge so so helpful! thanks again & good luck with your midterms. :)
    Lots of Love

  13. Shannon

    Good luck on your midterms!

  14. Jazmine

    You work so hard on this blog!! Thanks Christine for all your hard work! 😀

  15. Cheyenne *DemureAllure*

    So far the only thing I’m sold on is Vain & Glorious!! :) And I’ve seen swatches of the single eye shadows…they looks VERY sheer. >.> But I am waiting to see it on your website. Personally I trust your reviews over anyone elses.

  16. Airisu

    I’m so sad to read people have actually sent you hate mail, Christine. It’s totally understandable for you to be busy with school or have whatnot going on that makes you unable to post sometimes. I commend you for being able to keep up with everything. :)