Sneak Peek: MAC Vibe Tribe Photos & Swatches

MAC Wild Horses Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Wild Horses Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Vibe Tribe Collection will launch online on May 12th and be in-stores on May 19th. Here are photos/swatches….

Editor’s Note: MAC’s newest collection–Vibe Tribe–has generated some controversy over the last couple weeks for cultural appropriation and/or cultural insensitivity. Both Refinery29 and The Huffington Post posted earlier this week with an official statement from the brand, which stated that: “The collection, including the visuals, product lineup, and naming, is inspired by art, outdoor music festivals, and the colors of the desert. The collection has absolutely no connection to nor was it inspired by the Native American cultures.”

Outdoor festivals are rife with instances of cultural appropriation in the form and manner many dress and accessorize (one of the more egregious examples is the wearing of headdresses–something some festivals have actually banned to avoid future instances of cultural appropriation). I don’t think it’s a surprise that between the pattern on the packaging, some of the shade names, promotional imagery, and a collection name with “tribe” in it that it is making some consumers at least question the inspiration/connection. I wish MAC would have considered partnering with a Native designer or artist to create a collection that could truly pay homage to that person’s culture, roots, and inspiration of their craft. They have done this in the past where we have seen the collaborator’s inspiration in the forms of shade names and packaging, so it is a disappointment that they didn’t go that route here. I hope the brand will consider doing more research into their themes going forward.

MAC Vibe Tribe

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MAC Vibe Tribe Collection for Summer 2016

MAC Vibe Tribe Collection
MAC Vibe Tribe Collection


Lose control in lips painted reckless shades of red and coral, or a flash of gold. Let your eyes escape reality in teal, cobalt mandarin and charcoal, as free-spirited nails glisten in succulent tangerine and the perfect, buttery nude with M∙A∙C Vibe Tribe. Join the tribe. Feel the vibe.

Availability

Online May 12th, in-stores May 19th at all locations

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Editor’s Note: MAC’s newest collection–Vibe Tribe–has generated some controversy over the last couple weeks for cultural appropriation and/or cultural insensitivity. Both Refinery29 and The Huffington Post posted earlier this week with an official statement from the brand, which stated that: “The collection, including the visuals, product lineup, and naming, is inspired by art, outdoor music festivals, and the colors of the desert. The collection has absolutely no connection to nor was it inspired by the Native American cultures.”

Outdoor festivals are rife with instances of cultural appropriation in the form and manner many dress and accessorize (one of the more egregious examples is the wearing of headdresses–something some festivals have actually banned to avoid future instances of cultural appropriation). I don’t think it’s a surprise that between the pattern on the packaging, some of the shade names, promotional imagery, and a collection name with “tribe” in it that it is making some consumers at least question the inspiration/connection. I wish MAC would have considered partnering with a Native designer or artist to create a collection that could truly pay homage to that person’s culture, roots, and inspiration of their craft. They have done this in the past where we have seen the collaborator’s inspiration in the forms of shade names and packaging, so it is a disappointment that they didn’t go that route here. I hope the brand will consider doing more research into their themes going forward.

Edited at 10:57AM PST: Please be RESPECTFUL to each other, whether you agree with the person or disagree with them. This is a place for civil, thoughtful discussion, not condescension, insults, or other ways of trivializing how someone feels or doesn’t feel.

The Details

Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Palette | $36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Call of the Canyon Frosty off-white (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Fool’s Gold Dirty olive gold (Frost)
  • Summer Sun Frosty peach orange (Frost)
  • Thunderbolt Dark charcoal with gold pearl (Lustre)

Wild Horses Eyeshadow Palette | $36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Brule Soft creamy beige (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Charcoal Brown Muted taupe-brown (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Wild Horses Deep espresso (Satin)
  • Blue Mesa Deep turquoise (Satin)

Lipstick | $18.00 U.S. / $22.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Tanarama Pale beige with golden shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Arrowhead Bare nude (Matte)
  • Painted Sunset Bright orange-red (Amplified)
  • Pure Vanity Pale peach nude (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Hot Chocolate Dirty plum (Satin) (Repromote)

Patentpolish Lip Pencil | $21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Tumbleweed Soft nude
  • Teen Dream Bright pinkish coral matte (Repromote)
  • Caravamp Reddish-orange
  • Desert Evening Clear with pearl (Online Exclusive)
  • Rio Grande Romance Bright fuchsia

Powder Blush | $23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Modern Mandarin Red-orange (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Adobe Brick Burnt-red (Satin)
  • Painted Canyon Mid-tone coral (Satin) (Online Exclusive)

Cream Colour Base | $23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Yellow Topaz Light golden champagne

Bronzing Powder | $27.00 U.S. / $32.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Matte Bronze Bare shouldered bronze (Permanent)
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl (Permanent)
  • Firebrush Reddish bronze with golden sparkle

Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powder | $33.00 U.S. / $38.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Delphic Coppery bronze with gold sparkles (Repromote)
  • Golden Rinse Light brick reddish bronze with fine shimmer (Repromote)

Gleamtones Powder | $33.00 U.S. / $38.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Dunes at Dusk Multi-colour

Studio Nail Lacquer | Limited Edition

  • Blazing Hot Bright orange (Cream)
  • Skin Light peach beige (Cream) (Permanent)

Brush | Limited Edition

  • 125 Split Fibre Dense Face Brush ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CAD)
  • 127 Split Fibre Face Brush ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CAD)
  • 228/226 Double Ended Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD)

Makeup Bag | $35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Painted Desert Makeup Bag 1
  • Painted Desert Makeup Bag 2

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Collection for Summer 2016

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick Collection
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick Collection


Long-wearing, vibrant and impactful, Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick glides onto eyes, delivering high-definition colour and medium-to-full coverage in a single swipe. The sleek jumbo pencil is absolutely effortless, providing ultimate versatility, whether you’re going for a thick, chunky statement liner, or all-over colour from lash to lid.

Availability

Online May 12th, in-stores on May 19th at all locations

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The Details

Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick | $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Creme-Filled Soft champagne with gold pearl
  • Iris Eyes Light blue grey with pearl
  • Royally Blue Royal blue
  • Silver Coin Frosty silver
  • Copperpot Copper
  • Tea Leaves Mid-tone dirty mauve
  • Bitter Clove Deep brown
  • Lilacked Light purple with gold reflect
  • Soft Steel Dirty brown grey
  • Ever Evergreen Emerald green
  • Midnight Shadows Deep plum
  • Frisky Blue Bright cobalt
  • Flat White White
  • At the Beach Soft skin nude
  • Cinder Black black
  • Bleached Out Beige Dirty metallic with gold pearl
  • Sweet Violeta Soft metallic violet
  • Sand Bar Soft camel nude
  • Sweet Praline Soft peach
  • Madly Sunny Bright acid green
  • Tabby Warm, clean nude

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Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks (Part 2)

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “matte berry with tonal shimmer.” It’s a deep burgundy with cool undertones and ruby micro-shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, lightweight texture that had just a bit more slip than I’d think is ideal for such a deep shade. Some color gathered into lip lines, and as it wasn’t totally opaque, it appeared uneven in places. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Kat Von D Mercy (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Iracebeth Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright red matte.” It’s a bold, bright, pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, lightweight texture that applied smooth, even color without tugging on the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Petite Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Mirana
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
81%
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick Iracebeth
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%