Friday, November 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How do you feel about MAC partnering up with Hello Kitty? Are you all over it? Or are you just over it?

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43 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – How do you feel about MAC partnering up with Hello Kitty?

  1. Eva

    I actually think it is rather strange since it isn

    • vinna

      “again”? MAC has teamed up with Disney before? I didn’t know! That would have been an awesome collection.

      Very excited about the Hello Kitty collection! Though I have to be honest and say I was a little disappointed from the images >_< I was imagining ……….. something more cute. But i can’t wait to see more!

  2. Kristyn

    I’m very excited!:)
    And even though Hello Kitty is a cartoon, it’s not a part of Disney it’s part of a company called Sanrio!

    • Eva

      Who said it was part of Disney?

      I was referring to the lipconditioners a few years back (if you were referring to my comment. :o)).

  3. Jaime

    I think it’s a little childish – I won’t buy anything for the packaging alone. Now, if those dazzleglasses are cute, I’ll probably get them anyway, and just apply them in the privacy of my bathroom! :)

  4. Dee

    I think it’s cute as hell, but I learned my lesson with Heatherette’s collection. I try before I buy, not just because it’s cute. I’ll definitely be there first thing the day it comes in stores though.

  5. Not so sure yet. I know I’ll def purchase all of it as I’m diseased like that but honestly it’s a tiny bit boring….I’d have loved cute pink compacts…and more shimmer? The trio looks like colors released with Heatherette :(

    Keep my fingers crossed that Hello Kitty Kouture holds the good stuff :)

    What are you thinking about it Christine?

    • minsue

      me too… i thought the packaging would be super pink and just scream hello kitty. but it’s pretty mellow… i’d still get everything.

  6. Brooke

    I’ll probably pick up a beauty powder for the logo, since I’ve loved the BPs I’ve had so far and the decorated compact makes a nice collector’s piece from the collection.

    Otherwise, meh. My MAC collection reached a point a year ago where I couldn’t really add much to it without starting to double up on similar shades. I haven’t bought anything since Fafi (although I love the Cool Heat eyeshadows I got for my birthday).

  7. Alannah

    There was a Disney collection of lip conditioners a couple of years ago–very cute, but nothing amazing.

    I am SO excited about this HK collection, especially after seeing pictures! It’s right up my alley & I can’t get enough Hello Kitty! If only they did some Badtz Maru too…

  8. ShugAvery

    More hype than anything….

    I’ll get a few items from the collection.. but.. i’m not really blown away..

    and for that my wallet is thankful

  9. Over it! I’m not a Hello Kitty fan 😉

  10. Vee

    I’m not a HK fan. However, if some of the products are lovely and the packaging is cute, I might get something. I’m glad to see they didn’t just take a stock HK picture, slap it on a compact and call it a day. Launches like this seem more to me like a collector’s item and not as much of a collaboration as, say, Alexander McQueen.

  11. Tacky. I used Hello Kitty briefly when I was a little girl and now that I’m an adult, I take pride in using, good, high quality (which Hello Kitty was not, as I recall) makeup and tools. MAC teaming up with Hello Kitty makes me think that I should lower my standards of MAC, and possibly raise my standards of Hello Kitty? Yeah…probably not.

    Over it!

  12. Shannon

    Cute for a 12 year old, not so much for a 22 year old. I guess I’ll just wait to see how good the products are before I judge.

  13. Renee

    lol im guessing this will appeal to the asian crowd more?

  14. victoria

    i’m not sure. i like hello kitty as a one time thing, not so sure about it coming back again and again because there’s just so many special collections that didn’t impress me as much. no offense i like girlie stuff but it’s really rare to have a demand for cartoon characters, i don’t know if that makes sense. i love collections that are unique, maybe a new formulation, something that makes application easier and better, an upgrade to cosmetics rather than just grabbing some bright colors and slapping a cartoon character and call it an upgrade. take palettes, i used to think they were a great deal but i’m begining to realized it really depends. i consider quality first than packaging.

  15. This is to cater to the scene kids, not adults.
    I am going to try absolutely everything until the MAC girls make me leave the store x3

  16. I think it’s a little overrated. I’m really doubtful of this collection. I hope that the quality of the products will lure me in. As far as packaging, I’m gonna pass on this one.

  17. Krisitn

    I absolutely LOVE MAC, but to be honest, I have never gotten excited about a collection and usually stick with their regularly available colors. While sometime I have an afterthought or two after it’s gone, it’s usually short lived.

    I will admit though, I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS COLLECTION! I grew up with Hello Kitty and now verging on 30, I still find she brings me a lot of joy in the odd world we live in. I hope to get more color details closer to the release as there is no way I could allow myself to splurge on the whole she-bang, but I think a few well selected items will keep me a happy girl for quite awhile.

    I think MAC and Hello Kitty will make an excellent team!

  18. Cody

    I was never a Hello Kitty fan as a kid, so the packaging does nothing for me. Unless there’s a product in here that absolutely blows my mind and is my holy grail, I’ll be avoiding the tacky packaging at all costs.

  19. Heather

    I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I think the packaging is just ok…but I haven’t seen the higher end stuff, which I really have high hopes for. I AM a collector though, so I’ll get as much as I can, or maybe something of each type. However, if there are a lot of repromoted colors (if they do Deep Truth or Satin Taupe one more time…!!!!), then I’ll most likely be passing. If it’s all new shades, then I can see myself indulging. :-)

  20. slipnslide

    Meh, over it. I personally like the packaging now that I’ve seen it much better than I thought I would, though. The LE brushes actually look appealing to me! Now, if they had some Badtz-Maru logo stuff I’d probably find it harder to resist. That cute little angry penguin gets me every time.

  21. Amanda

    I’m not too sure on this one. On the one hand, hello! Hello Kitty + MAC = match made in heaven. On the other, this is really a collection obviously made for tweens and Mariah Carey.

    Also: whoever wrote the copy for this collection should be shot. “Sexy and innocent”? I don’t think those words mean what you think they mean.

  22. SND

    I’m a HK collector so I’m excited.BUT I have to see if the colors suit because lately MAC has been disappointing.If you grew up on HK, it shouldn’t be a big deal.It’s like the Barbie collection, but I was excited too then because I grew up with Barbie too!I don’t see anything wrong with it.Things don’t suit to everyone!

  23. TT

    This is going to sell out fast, I plan on going to work late to ensure that I get those pretty pinks! There are alot of hello kitty collectors out there and even if they don’t wear makeup they’re going to want this. I was at the Sanrio store in NYC back in October and the number of people that flood in that store is crazy!!!

  24. viv

    OKAY. i lied.
    hahah when i first heard that MAC was teaming up with HK, i was like… oh my god… not the whole pink thing again. I don’t mind pink, but too much of it drives me crazy. i am SO glad they’ve made the packaging black with awesome spots of colour :)
    frankly, i never liked buying preset palettes so those won’t attract me… i might have to take a look at the other products before i decide. i’m still on the fence about it, but it wasn’t as bad as i had imagined!


    I am a Hello Kitty fan, and I have a pink Hello Kitty wooden tissue holder to store some of my makeup. How great it would be if there’s Hello Kitty inside too!

  26. Christie

    I am obsessed with Hello Kitty, even now in my adult years. And I’m also addicted to MAC, So for me its a dream come true! Most likely will be purchasing the majority of this collection. Can’t wait!

  27. Between this and Dame Edna, I think MAC is totally lame lately.

  28. Theresa

    Hello Kitty will always be loved by people of all ages (LOOK AT MARIAH CAREY :D!!) IM SO EXCITED OVER THIS! I’ll definitely pick up things from the collection; hopefully I don’t buy the whole entire collection but I already know I’ll end up buying majority of the items :[

  29. kuku


    I didn’t know where to ask this post but what mixing medium do you choose with pigments and what does it to the pigments? Do you apply it first, put it on the brush? I was just wondering.

    Thank you.

    • Theresa

      You want to use the water-base mixing medium because it’s safe for the eyes. With the pigments, you use a drop of mixing medium and make sure the brush is slightly moist (I use the back of my hand to wipe off excess mixing medium). After that, that’s when you dip your brush into the mixing medium.

  30. Theresa

    oops I meant pigment 😛

  31. Kristine

    As the first comments mention, I’d rather see some Disney-stuff. I think they should have gone all out with Hello Kitty, making it supercute, rather than this ‘grown-up’ black design which is awful.

  32. classic

    I do lov HK since my childhood, but I’m not interesting w/ the colour of HK in MAC Collection

  33. Fabiola

    I love the idea. I’m a huge fan of Hello Kitty and collect some items, so that would be a great pairing of my two addictions.

  34. Nicole

    The packaging looks frighning in my eyes. I was never a friend of Hello Kitty and I think I never will, so this collection doesn’t impress me. The colors shown in the promo picture remind me of the Dame Edna collection. What would my boss think of me, when I powder my nose with a Hello Kitty compacts. ughs.

  35. Rio

    It looks really cute. I might try them out.

  36. Macaddict

    VERY VERY VERY VERY excited about the HK collection! In fact, I can’t recall a MAC collections as of late that has grabbed my fervour as much as this one! Yes, I am an adult but I love MAC, love cats, love the girlie look of HK! Inside all of us there is a child! Between the uber tackiness of the geriatrics of Dame Edna and the girlie playfulness of HK, I definitely chose the latter!
    I also like the fact that there is way more than just makeup to buy with this collection: actual practical accessories such as key chains, compact mirrors, zip-up beauty pouch, brushes, as opposed to useless little Fafi plastic figurines!
    I will most likely be buying a lot from this one! Or I migaht ask my spouse for some HK Valentine Day gifts (perfect timing..thank you MAC)…Can’t wait for more pics!

  37. growing up as Asian kid, i like Hello Kitty since i was like 5.
    but my heart doesnt like the packaging, it looks weird.
    but i still gonna get something anyways. the 187 brush looks good to me.

  38. karen

    i think its an awesome idea :] love hello kitty
    my keys have hellokitty on it and im always in awe when i see hello kitty stuff haha
    ive been to hello kitty land in japan, it was pretty intense, hello kitty everywhere .
    very cute
    but the packaging sucks cuz its toned down for more mature ppl i guess? >.> lame