According to MAC LiveChat (which I did both at 9AM PST and noon PST), Venomous Villains will launch TODAY online at 6PM EST (that’s 3PM PST, 5PM CST)NOW UPThe consistency in which this is being said gives me hope that it is true, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with links as they go live.
Edited @ 3:17PM PST — Readers are reporting that they’re being told (via MAC reps, either phone or online): “tomorrow morning,” “tonight,” and “midnight.” I did a LiveChat myself, and they’re now reporting “sometime tonight” and saying “it’s scheduled to launch online tonight.”
Edited @ 3:19PM PST — “The collection was actually scheduled to launch Tues (tomorrow), but we are doing an earlier launch tonight due to the demand. I wish I had a better time frame for you, but at this time we can’t make any promises. I just know it will be tonight.”
Edited @ 4:01PM PST — COLLECTION IS UP MY LOVES! <3 Direct links below or else search by product name.
Maleficent (Bad Fairy @ 9PM PST, Briar Rose @ 10AM PST; Revenge is Sweet, Formidable! and both MES are all sold out)
Tips & Tricks
Make sure you have your log-in information/personal profile up-to-date. Have your payment method handy or else already on-file.
Have your list ready in advance, that way you can add everything quickly. Just because it’s in your cart doesn’t mean it’s yours.
Make two orders — order everything you must have or items you think are going to sell out quickest the first time, and then make your second order more leisurely or for items you want to think about for a bit.
IT IS JUST MAKEUP. I know, I get it, part of the fun is the chase, but it is just makeup, so let the chase be fun, not heartbreaking.
If something sells out or you’re not able to get to the website right when it launches, the collection will also be available through retailers like Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. I asked @nordstrom this morning, and they are reporting in-store and online launch for the 30th.
Free shipping codes: Looks like the free shipping code VILLAINSis active and working, but you can also use CS106LIVECHAT (which any can get by doing a LiveChat).
Several readers have emailed me reporting that if you’re a MAC PRO member, you can purchase Venomous Villains products online. I don’t know if any orders have gone through or if this changes when it will be online for the rest of customers – but this is the information I’ve received from readers thus far. If you’ve ordered or seen your order ship, do let me know!
Thanks to all the lovely readers who sent over screenshots for us!
I know many of you are getting ready to head out to Venomous Villains’ unveiling parties across the U.S., and I thought it might be fun to create a place for everyone to discuss the collection. Last minute decisions, hauls, wish lists… ask for recommendations or insight from other readers. Even if you’re not going to an unveiling, feel free to join in with your thoughts, to-buy lists, or what have you.
With so many products, some shades with very obvious dupes, and price increases (just for this launch as far as I know), I thought a compilation might help. All of the descriptions of each shade are mine–they are taken directly from the reviews I did. You can check off items you’re interested in, write your own notes in the provided section, and be reminded of potential dupes, repromotes, or permanent shades in the launch. I kept it simple in black and white to make it printer-friendly!
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.
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
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
Were you off in tropical paradise this weekend? Maybe enjoying the summer weather? Either way, over the weekend we shared a complete preview of everything and anything MAC Venomous Villains. From reviews to swatches to footage of the press event, we’ve got you covered. Below is a round-up of all the posts that went up over the weekend, and I hope you enjoy!