Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

Legendary special-effects artist Rick Baker brings his movie makeup magic to M·A·C with a unique collection featuring products chosen to create three Halloween looks designed exclusively by the artist (Bride, Day of Dead and Zombie). Comes complete with everything you need to create the looks, including Acrylic Paints, Paintsticks, Chromagraphic Pencils, Set Powder, Monster FX, Penultimate Eye Liner and Chromacake.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Cyber Deep plum (Satin) (Permanent)

Lip Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Currant Intense reddish-purple (Permanent)
  • Brick Intense golden red (Permanent)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Hi-Def Cyan Brightened medium-dark sky blue (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Paintstick ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Spider Queen Pro Palette x 6 ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Dusty Purple Mid-tone neutral purple (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Indian Ink Deep eggplant (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Lime Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Deep Purple Bright deep purple (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Moss Warm yellow green (Frost) (Limited Edition)

The Monster’s Bride Pro Palette x 6 ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Brun Muted blackish-brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Bitter Vivid green with shimmer (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Club Red-brown with green pearl (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Mylar Creamy white with shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Omega Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte) (Permanent)

Set Powder ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Invisible Transparent (Permanent)

Acrylic Paint ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Pure White White (Permanent, PRO)
  • Basic Red Red (Permanent, PRO)
  • Landscape Green Green (Permanent, PRO)
  • Black Black Black (Permanent, PRO)

Face & Body ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

  • White White (Permanent, PRO)

Monster FX ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Dirt Warm yellow-orange brown with slight ochre tones (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Eye Liner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack Black (Permanent)

Availability: Online October 2nd, 2013; October 3rd at select MAC locations, international October 2013 at select MAC locations (trying to get more information on locations). North America locations:

Pro – Armitage
Pro – Forum Shops @ Caesars
Pro – Lincoln Road
Pro – Mall at Millenia
Pro – N. Robertson
Pro – New York City
Pro – North Park
Pro – Queen St.
Pro – Robson
Pro – Rue St. Denis
Pro – South Coast Plaza
Pro – Union St.
Times Square
Hollywood & Highland
Pro – Ala Moana

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MAC x Rick Baker Collection
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MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
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MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

MAC x Rick Baker Collection
MAC x Rick Baker Collection

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34 thoughts on “MAC x Rick Baker Collection for Holiday 2013

  1. Ooooh, I hope those palettes swatch well! So excited for them!

  2. Roxana

    somewhat interested in checking out the palettes, but pretty frustrated that mostly these are permanent – and somewhat basic – products.

  3. coco

    i personally don’t splurge on halloween makeup, i can’t see myself getting a lot of use out of it, so not really worth the $ IMHO….i’d rather pass and wait for mac’s holiday sets

  4. So…basically…this is all pretty much permanent? With the photos I was so excited! Kind of a snooze for me sadly.

  5. JJ

    I was confused at first lol, but some of these products can definitely be used for regular makeup use besides Halloween. I’m not into eyeshadow as much as I used to be, but the colors are very pretty.

  6. Stephanie

    Soooo disappointed everything is permanent, not even special packaging….the promos are so cool but this collection is a complete pass for me, no regrets.

  7. THIS.

    Rick Baker is THE REASON I started doing makeup so this is – personally – kind of cool :) I love the idea of MAC doing Halloween looks and putting together kits to create the looks too.

    I WISH MAC bridged the gap between beauty makeup and stage makeup more than they do. They used to put out more of that kind of image and now – more often than not – they’re just “mall makeup.” I’d love to see MAC offering more solutions and materials for special effects.

    • I remain surprised not to see more in their PRO line – have always felt that way for years. I mean, if you have a full on PRO PRO PRO line, it seems weird not to have some basics.

      • Agreed. MUFE offers products like cosmetic dirt and grease… even liquid latex (though it’s probably the most expensive liquid latex I’ve ever seen! LOL) I’m a fan of Lauder, but I honestly think they took MAC and turned it into more of a homogenized beauty brand – with some amazing products, don’t get me wrong – they just shifted focus away from anything “too pro.”

        • xamyx

          I kind of got into MAC a few years back with the Style Black collection a few years back, and thought the brand was more “innovative”. However, with each subsequent collection, they really lost that edge that set them apart. Quality has diminished, every “LE” shade ends up having a near-dupe in the permanent range instead of re-releasing the more unique shades that were once LE, and the fact there are two separate lines of products is a bit annoying. Why not simply make everything of the same caliber, and make products more accessible to the masses that can allow them to be more creative? I’m not a “professional”, but I do take pride in being able to come up with more elaborate looks, and set myself apart from the pack. MAC is fine in a “paint-by-numbers” sort of way, but if I want actual art, there are too many other brands to turn to, and are much more accessible.

  8. KaseyCannuck

    Both palettes with Carbon?!? *Shaking head in disbelief*

  9. Karyn

    This is awesome. I love the more theatrical stuff, I’m not a professional MUA or anything I just think it’s cool to tinker with. MAC should do this more instead of half-arsed collections with pop starlets. This feels more like it’s in tune with MAC’s original roots. I really really want that purple lipstick.

    Incidentally, the model for the Bride is Micheline Pitt, an awesome MUA herself and designer!

  10. The promo images for this collection are really cool, but I’m underwhelmed by the products. Pretty much everything is already available, especially if you live near a PRO store.

  11. I don’t get the point about making a collection with all permanent products, which are probably worse in quality that the regular ones (see palettes, pss carbon..). The promotional images look amazing but this a pass for me.

  12. Tatiana

    I’m waiting MAC Divine Night Collection for holiday 2013…

  13. This is too RAD!
    I can’t wait for halloween!

  14. Awesome campaign photo 😀

  15. Chloe

    I am sorely disappointed with this collection. We can get all these products anytime we want, and it makes it a lot less exciting when they bring out huge collections with most of it being permanent items.

  16. Nikki

    Is the top model the one from the wax lip meme? Micheline Pitt / Love.

    Not stoked on this line. Nothing new here.

    I will have to pass.


  17. Nice looks but his Catrina sucks a little and you need more than this stuff to make a good zombie or the Bride of Frankenstein’s Monster look! You need liquid latex, proesthtics, spirit gum. More than MAC is offering!

    • beck

      The Katrina sucks?Criticism on that work
      is a far stretch.The guy is obviously extremely talented and in
      a league of his own.

  18. An amazing collection- he definitely has great talent. The second picture (zombie looking one?) looks incredible. I can see why he has done makeup for movies/tv
    I can’t wait to see it! I hope it is sold here at our store. Otherwise I will be stalking the website. LOL

  19. ProperIntro

    There aren’t really Halloween products to me but then again I like “bold” makeup.

  20. Linda

    Holiday or Halloween?

    Because those don’t look very Christmas-sy to me 😉

  21. MichelleChefNYC

    Carbon AGAIN???? And almost all permanent shadows? Ha, no thanks, I’ll pass…

  22. This just made my day! As a kid, I dreamed of being a special-effects makeup artist (and I used to practice creepy/gory looks on all my friends). Rick Baker, Tom Savini, Dick Smith and Stan Winston were my heroes! When I saw the words ‘Rick Baker Collection’, I didn’t think it was THE Rick Baker, and I’m thrilled to find out that it was. :)

  23. Kath

    The first promo pic looks like plastic surgery gone wrong. Ewww

  24. Anita

    I’ve been wanting the white foundation forever. Mac doesn’t sell it on the pro section of their website anymore.

  25. faerieevenstar

    ~This is Live in the UK NOW! I was rather surprised… I can’t find swatches anywhere!!

  26. Chad

    I’m surprised you haven’t done swatches on this collection yet since it released on the 1st. Are you planning on it? I imagine at lease the eyeshadow palettes are multi-purpose for not just Halloween looks.

  27. Lindsay

    The spider queen palette is my new fav palette. I’m partial to greens & purples as it is & the quality is perfect in all the colors but 1. The only con is carbon (matte black) & u have to load it on & build itike crazy to get a perfect matte black. I would never buy it as a single color. I would give the rest of the palette a 5/5