Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains: Unveiling & Store Events

Please leave a comment if you know of a location holding an unveiling event–which is a preview event that takes place a week or so in advance of the collection’s launch where customers attend, check out the new collection, and are able to purchase on that night.  I’ve had several emails asking about events nearby, but I don’t have a list–so let’s compile one together.

Unveiling Events

  • ARIZONA:  MAC @ Biltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix, AZ on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (602) 553-4568, RSVP by 9/19
  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ Arden Fair Mall, Sacremento, CA on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (916) 921-2812, RSVP by 9/19
  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ The River, Palm Desert, CA on Septmeber 21st, 7-9PM; call (760) 779-0725, RSVP by 9/19
  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ Shops of Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (949) 364-3736, RSVP by 9/19
  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ Sun Valley Mall, Concord, CA on September 31st, 7-9PM; call (925) 680-0114, RSVP by 9/19
  • CALIFORNIA:   MAC @ Valley Fair, Santa Clara, CA on September 21st, 7-10PM; call (408) 244-6533, RSVP by 9/19 (tell them Temptalia sent you!)
  • CANADA:  MAC @ Eaton Centre, Toronto on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (416) 595-9576, RSVP by 9/19
  • CANADA:  MAC @ Metrotown, Burnaby, British Columbia on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (604) 451-5529, RSVP by 9/19
  • CANADA:  MAC @ Mayfair Mall, Victoria, BC on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (250) 381-7702
  • CANADA:  MAC @ Robson, Vancouver, BC, September 21st, 7-10PM, RSVP by 9/19
  • CANADA:  MAC @ Square One, Ontario on September 21st, 7-9PM, RSVP by 9/19
  • CANADA: MAC @ Masonville, London, Ontario, September 21st, 7-9PM, RSVP by 9/19
  • COLORADO:  MAC @ Park Meadows, Denver, CO on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (303) 649-1967, RSVP by 9/19
  • CONNECTICUT:  MAC @ Westfarms Mall, Farmington, CT on September 21st 7-9PM; call (860) 561-8996, RSVP by 9/19
  • FLORIDA: MAC @ Aventura Mall, Miami, FL on September 21st, 7-9PM, RSVP by 9/19
  • GEORGIA: MAC @ Perimeter Mall, Atlanta, GA on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (678) 441-9083, RSVP by 9/19
  • MINNESOTA:  MAC @ Mall of America, Bloomington, MN on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (952) 814-9800, RSVP by 9/19
  • NEW JERSEY:  MAC @ Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, NJ on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (856) 317-0030, RSVP by 9/19
  • NEW JERSEY: MAC @ Short Hills Mall, Short Hills, NJ on September 21st, 7-10PM; call (973) 912-8500, RSVP by 9/19
  • NEW YORK:  MAC @ Westechester, Westechester, NY on September 21st, 7-9PM, RSVP by 9/19
  • NEW YORK:  MAC @ SoHo, NYC on September 21st,  7-9PM; call (212) 334-4641, RSVP by 9/19
  • NEW YORK:  MAC @ Queens Center Mall on NYC, September 21st, 7-9PM, RSVP by 9/19
  • PENNSYLVANIA: MAC @ King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (610) 337-2174, RSVP by 9/19
  • TEXAS:  MAC @ Galleria, Houston, TX on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (713) 629-5566, RSVP by 9/19
  • VIRGINIA:  MAC @ Pentagon City Mall, Arlington, VA on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (703) 415-2212, RSVP by 9/19

Events

  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ Montclair, Inland Empire, CA is taking pre-sales
  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ South Coast, Costa Mesa, CA on October 1st-3rd; in the middle of the mall, large event, real Disney set
  • CALIFORNIA:  MAC @ Valley Plaza Mall, Bakersfield, CA is doing pre-orders on September 25th; call (661) 832-5550
  • DENMARK:  MAC @ Magasin, Aarhus, Denmark, Week 40 & 41, call +45 8731 6441
  • FLORIDA:  MAC PRO @ Licoln, Miami Beach, FL launches the collection on September 23rd
  • FLORIDA:  MAC @ International Plaza, Tampa, FL on September 30th; opens at 9AM for those who RSVP; call (813) 870-3830
  • FLORIDA:  MAC @ Mall at Mellenia, Orlando, FL; call (407) 345-9925
  • ITALY:  MAC @ La Rinascente Piazza Duomo, Milano, Italy from September 14-20th
  • MASSACHUSETTS:  MAC @ Natick, Natick, MA on October 15-16th industry event
  • NEW YORK:  MAC @ Smithhaven Mall, Lake Grove, NY, October 2nd-3rd “Live Action” Event, 10-5PM; call (631) 724-5960

You can check out all of our Venomous Villains coverage here, including full reviews, swatches, and photos.

Product & Review FAQ

What is an unveiling event?

For some collections, some MAC stores/counters hold events that unveil the collection, which means it allows customers who RSVP to the event to preview the new collection. You are able to purchase products on that night (from the collection or anything else they sell), but it is only on that night. It typically occurs 1-2 weeks before the official launch date. They often serve drinks and appetizers as well.

Do I need an invite?

No. I've never had a store require an invite. You simply call and RSVP, or you can ask about upcoming unveilings when you're at your local counter/store. You do need to RSVP, though.

When does Venomous Villains come out?

It'll probably go up for sale online around the 28th, possibly on the 27th. The official in-store launch date is September 30th.

Are you going to review Venomous Villains?

Done and done! You can check out all of our Venomous Villains coverage here, including full reviews, swatches, and photos.

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140 thoughts on “MAC Venomous Villains: Unveiling & Store Events

  1. MAC @ Cherry hill Mall, Cherry Hill NJ September 21st 7-9pm call (1-856)-317-0030

  2. Ashley Tatton

    MAC @ Mayfair Mall, Victoria BC, Canada. September 21st, 2010 1-250-381-7702 7-9 pm Call for bookings every half hour.

  3. evo

    Canada: Mac on Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. Sept 21 @ 7-10

  4. Beth

    September 21st at the Soho Location on Spring street in NYC, ya can’t wait.

  5. kat

    Aventura Mall, North Miami, FL :)

  6. Mimi

    FLORIDA: MAC @ Aventura Mall, Miami, FL – September 21, 7:00-9:00PM

  7. Angela

    There will be a preview party in Houston, TX @ the Houston Galleria:

    Tuesday September 21, 2010 7PM to 9PM. RSVP by September 19, 713-629-5566.

    Have fun girls!

  8. Aracely

    There is one in Short Hills, New jersey in the free standing MAC store, on the 21st. I was invited to the event and so I will be going. CAN’T WAIT. Want to be done up in the Maleficient makeup

  9. Milessa

    MAC Soho NY, Tuesday Sept. 21st. 7-9pm 212.334.4641

  10. georgina

    Westechester NY @ MAC Westechester Mall Sept. 21 from 7pm to 9pm

  11. I’m going to Mac at valley fair !!! Can’t wait to see you Christine :)

  12. o. Ali Khalid

    New Jersey: MAC @ Short Hills Mall, Short Hills NJ on September 21st, 7-10PM; call (973) 912-8500 RSVP by Sept 19

  13. Nadia

    ITALY: Milano, at La Rinascente Piazza Duomo.

  14. LH

    Where:MAC@ Westfarms Mall in Farmington, CT
    When:Tuesday Sept 21 7p-9p
    Last day to RSVP September 19
    Call 860-561-8996

  15. Annoula

    MAC @ Pentagon City Mall, Arlington, VA on September 21, 7-9PM

  16. Viridiana

    PA MAC@ King of Prussia Tus. Sept 21, from 7 to 9
    yay can’t wait first time I get invited:)

  17. On Oct 2-3 at the South Coast MAC PRO store, there will be a huge event in the middle of the mall complete with makeup artists doing trials of the collection and a real Disney movie set.

  18. emory

    Pennsylvania: MAC at the King of Prussia Mall, September 21st, 7-9PM, call (610) 337-2174 to RSVP by 9/19

  19. GEORGIA: MAC @ Perimeter Mall, Atlanta, GA on September 21st, 7-9PM; call (678) 441-9083, RSVP by 9/19

  20. kapi

    We don’t have an unveiling party, but my MAC is already letting people see the collection and pre-order.

  21. Laura

    If you are unable to make it to the unveiling, can you call the store to preorder and pick up the items the day of the unveiling (of course the time they do the unveiling)?

  22. Ryan

    wait…. are you sure the first one is california? Because there is a valley fair here in minnesota and unless its somthing different its the only one.

  23. Lucy

    MAC @ queens center mall
    September 21st, 7-9 pm
    call (718)-340-9732

  24. Oooh I just moved to the area and I might try to stop by this one!:)

    CALIFORNIA: MAC @ Valley Fair, Santa Clara, CA on September 21st, 7-10PM; call (408) 244-6533, RSVP by 9/19 (tell them Temptalia sent you!)

  25. Leah

    Northern Virginia: MAC @ Pentagon City Mall, Arlington, VA September 21 7-9 pm call 703-415-2212

  26. Iona

    I’m so excited to get my hands on Toxic Tale and Bite of An Apple! I’m gonna call Brown Thomas in Ireland tomorrow and find out when it’s out over here!

  27. Natasha

    never been to an unveiling event. What normally takes place?

    • or some collections, some MAC stores/counters hold events that unveil the collection, which means it allows customers who RSVP to the event to preview the new collection. You are able to purchase products on that night (from the collection or anything else they sell), but it is only on that night. It typically occurs 1-2 weeks before the official launch date. They often serve drinks and appetizers as well.

  28. Michelle

    CA – MAC @ Arden Fair Mall 09/21/10, 7-9pm, 916-921-2812 RSVP by 09/19/10.

  29. Parris

    Mac @ queens center mall in queens, ny Sept. 21st 7-9pm 718-340-1373

  30. I was going to go but I have class!

  31. JamieJamez

    MAC @ Smithhaven Mall in Lake Grove, NY 11755 Oct. 2nd-3rd “Live Action” Event with Disney costumes, models, cocktails and photo set to play dress up. 10-5pm (631)-724-5960

  32. KyaLyn

    MAC @ Arden Fair Mall, Sacramento, CA
    September 21, 2010 7-9pm call 916-921-2812
    Last day to RSVP September 19, 2010

  33. -L

    Where: MAC International Plaza: Tampa, FL
    When: Sept. 30th
    Time: 9:00am. They are opening the store one hour early for people who RSVP only. They are having a “breakfast”. I don’t think they are doing holds.
    Number: 813-870-3830

  34. MAC @ Square One Mall, Ontario Canada September 21st 7-9

  35. Beanz

    MAC @ Mall of America
    Bloomington, MN
    Tuesday, Sept 21 7:00-9:00 PM
    RSVP by Sept 19 to 952-814-9800

  36. Michelle

    Mac park meadows Denver Colorado
    Sept 21 7-9pm
    303-649-1967 RSVP by Sept 19

    I so wish i could go. I live in Hawaii right now and they aren’t doing one here! Atleast that’s what they told me :(

  37. Brittany

    MAC @ Riverwalk in Palm Desert, CA Sept 21

  38. SusyLovesMac

    Received my invitation for Sacramento, CA
    MAC @ Arden Fair Mall Tuesday, September 21st 7PM – 9PM

  39. leslie

    There will be an event at the MAC store in the Mall of America Sept.21st

  40. leslie

    Forgot to say it’s in Bloomington,Minnesota.

  41. MAC @ Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield, CA is NOT having an event. But they are having a pre-sale the weekend of the 25th, where you can put on hold what you want for the 30th

  42. California: Arden Fair Mall, Sacramento 7pm-9pm. (916) 921-2812

  43. Liz

    Canada, Toronto: Eaton Centre, Tues Sept 21, 7-9 pm. RSVP by Sept 19 416-595-9576

    Mississauga, Square One is also having an event the same night.

  44. MJ

    MAC @ Eaton Centre, Toronto
    Tues Sept 21 7-9 pm
    RSVP by Sept 19 416.595.9576

  45. California, Daly City, Serramonte Mall in Macy’s has already unveiled the collection since 9/14. I purchased some items already. SOOOO EXCITED!!!

  46. Sabrina

    Do you have to be invited or have a pro card or is it open to everyone?

  47. California, San Francisco on Union Street 9/25 when I spoke to the salesperson during my last visit last week. Call to make sure.

  48. Tiffany Dhein-Guptar

    New York: MAC STORE, in QUEENS CENTER MALL (queens blvd.)

  49. Brian McDowell

    Mac @ Biltmore Fashion Park. Sept 21st, 7-9pm. 602-553-4568

  50. Brian McDowell

    Sorry that is in Phoenix, AZ!

  51. Jennifer L

    Ooo! I am so going to the MAC in Valley Fair! That’s the MAC store I normally go to also, so maybe I’ll see you there shopping one day! :)

  52. anonymous

    Flroida: MAC Pro @ lincoln rd miami beach will be releasing the collection on sept 23rd for everyone to purchase. Only people with invitations are allowed into the unvielings. So check out Mac pro on the 23rd or call and make a phone order that morning when the store opens.

  53. cristi

    is there anymore information on the south coast event in CA?

  54. Are you going to Valley Fair?

  55. Denver, Colorado MAC Park Meadows September 21, 2010 from 7PM-9PM
    RSVP by September 19!

  56. LADY DI.

    Aw man, any know of an event in Chicago???

  57. Michelle

    CHRISTINE, I know you dont need an invite, but make sure your readers know they can’t just show up that night and try to get in. Apparently some stores in my area had a problem with that.

  58. elise

    Does anyone know of an unveiling in any Illinois or Wisconsin area store?

  59. Heather

    I wonder if they have a purchase amount requirement. No one bothered to tell me that when I signed myself and a friend up for. I didn’t have a problem spending it, but she was a little frazzled.

  60. Nastassia

    Does anyone know if the MaC counter will be doing a unveiling as well, I asked but they keep giving me the run around ;( I just wanna know if I can pre-order .. btw how does pre-ordering work with new collection

    P.S I’m in the new york area!
    I know the stores would prob do pre-orders but I get a discount at the counters that’s why I’m asking!

  61. Ann

    MAC FLORIDA ORLANDO @ Mall at Mellenia are having a huge 4 day event launch. taking appointments for makeovers , costume and photos.
    make up artists from all over are flying in for this event. its huge
    (407) 345-9925

  62. Celeste

    My MAC counter here in Downtown Sacramento Ca are pre-selling started this week….=) just pre sold mine today soooooo excited!

  63. virginiaisforluvrs

    I was invited to the event at Valley Fair, but it’s my 5 year anniversary with the bf. Wish I could attend! If only bf thought going to a beauty launch was as exciting as I did! LOL

  64. Tatiana

    I am soo excited, I’m from Vancouver Island, and I’m going to the unveiling next Tuesday! =)

  65. Lala

    California- Mac @ Shops of Mission Viejo Sept. 21 7-9 (949) 364-3736

  66. -L

    Love the new FAQ addition to the posts! ;)

  67. Kennedy

    Hey Christine! I was invited to go to the unveiling and I was super pumped! On the other hand, I am 13 and I kinda feel that I would be the youngest one there and/or I would be ignored and not taken seriously.. Have you ever been to an unveiling and seen teens there?

  68. Pattie

    Canada sept 21 7- 9 @ metrotown mac in burnaby bc

  69. Jamie

    California: MAC @ Sun Valley Mall, Concord, CA 7-9pm, call 925-680-0114

  70. Dawna

    Mac Square One Canada 905-272-0790 Call to Rsvp now! It’s goign to be an amzazing night! Costumes and all!!

  71. Linda

    Hey Christine! Will you be going to the Santa Clara opening? I just reserved a spot! I’m so excited! I missing the season premiere of Glee just for this haha

    • I won’t be, because I have class, and since I already reviewed the collection, I just can’t justify it (the class only meets once a week!). Have a blast though, Linda!

  72. Shanda

    No events in Chicago. *pouts*

  73. roberta

    ….as usual, NOTHING IN UK.Uff, I Am So disappointed!

  74. Ferial

    i dunno if this is happening at all the events but when i called to rsvp @ aventura they told me to make sure to bring the email that was sent or you wouldnt get in so for every1 that didnt get the email just an fyi

  75. Refinement

    Christine, thank you soooooo much for the info about the event at the Westchester Mall in NY. I’m soooo excited!!!!!

  76. Laura

    Christine,
    I called my local MAC store and asked if I could pre-order. She said they are not taking Pre-orders BUT (or maybe I just got a nice worker today) she took my order anyways and said she will call me to pay for it on the day of the unveiling and I can pick it up that day or whenever.

    Just passing along information to those that are not able to attend an unveiling. Hopefully this works for other MAC stores.

    *Crossing Fingers*

  77. rosario

    California (Inland Empire) MAC@Montclair Mall… they will take you aside and let you preview collection and order as pre-sale!

  78. Lillian

    Just an fyi, the one you have as Mac @ Riverwalk in California is just called The River, and the phone number for there is 760-779-0725

  79. I RSVP-ed to the Mac Queens Centre Mall event :) Thank you for this list Christine! This is my 1st time attending an unveiling & Im so excited!

  80. Aarhus/Denmark MAC @ Magasin week 40 & 41. Tlf.nr. +45 8731 6441

  81. Robyn

    MAC in Natick, MA just told me tonight about their Venomous Villians industry event on October 15th and 16th. I’m going on the 15th before taking a weekend trip to see my boyfriend’s parents’!

  82. Whitney Sterk

    There is one at the Lakeside Mall in Louisiana as well. I got the invite I am just CAR-LESS until I go back to CA and get my car AGAIN….

  83. Zee

    CANADA: MAC @ Masonville, London , On, September 21st, 7-9PM, RSVP by 9/19

  84. Alejandra

    Hey Christine! Just thought I’d mention that the Event in South Coast Plaza in California will actually start on October 1st, not the 2nd.I just checked on the website.
    It will be a 3 day event.
    Oct. 1st-Oct.3rd

  85. Katie

    Do they usually allow you to purchase multiples of the same item? For example, I want 2 beauty powders in Her Own Devices (one for me and one for a gift), will they allow me to do that?

  86. Jen

    Why are most of the “unveilings” on the 31st but the collection is available to everyone on the 30th??

  87. Jennifer

    Im in canada in montreal!!! theres like 4-5 mac stores here!!! no idea if any of them have an early preview of the collection! i have no idea wat to do:( or how to check! thanks in case someone helps me out~