MAC Alice + Olivia Collection for Summer 2010

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection for Summer 2010

U.S. Launch Date: July 8th, 2010 @ MAC Freestanding Stores and Online
International Launch Date: August 2010 (Japan & Korea only)

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise, what it is, it wouldn’t be, what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” — alice + olivia \ Stacey Bendet, new York native, downtown-fashionista, all-around fun girl, and the sum total of design line alice + olivia, MAC’s latest collaborator.

A frump-fighting, pro-pixie, anti-seriousness collection of colour that includes new takes on Dazzleglass Creme, So Rich So Pretty Nail Lacquer and Partylicious Pigments…

hip + happy = alice + olivia for MAC.

Dazzleglass Creme ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Sparklicious Creamy pale pinky white with soft multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)
  • If it’s Pink… Hot pink with soft multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)
  • I.Want.Candy. Hot yellow with soft multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Later. Black with transforming purple pearl (Limited Edition)
  • If It Sparkles… White with transforming pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Partylicious Turquoise with silver pearl (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)

  • Morning.After. Creamy turquoise (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • So Rich So Pretty Bright purple with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Military Black matte with silver suede pearl (Matte with Pearl) (Limited Edition)

See more photos and Q&A with Stacey!

If Alice fell down the rabbit hole and met a Makeup Artist instead of the Mad Hatter, M·A·C alice + olivia is the curiously gorgeous collection she’d be rocking! Hip, playful, unpretentious and unabashedly fun, M·A·C is thrilled to announce the latest collaboration with the most adorably fabulous fashionista we know, designer Stacey Bendet of cult-fave line, alice + olivia. Celebrities, socials and all-around cool girls from coast to coast are obsessed with a + o’s uptown-meets-downtown aesthetic and colourful, playful vibe, so the inspiration for the makeup collection was a cinch!

“It’s all in the details…and what stands out,” says Jennifer Balbier, Senior Vice President M·A·C Global Product Development. “Just like Stacey, where every detail is important, so are the punctuated colours of this collection…current, cool and a must for fashion this season. Pearls and pigments mixed exclusively for alice + olivia.”

Three mouth-wateringly delicious new shades of Dazzleglass Creme, three absolutely shimmering, colour-saturated Pigments, and Nail Lacquer in three “it” shades were made to totally compliment any party frock. Sooo alice + olivia. Now get out there and play!

“I can happily say that the collection embodies the very spirit of alice + olivia; effervescent, happy and fun!” says M·A·C Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt, who personally road tested the exclusive collection and has oodles of tips for playing with these vibrant shades.

Gregory Arlt shares two tips…

  • “Sweep Partylicious Pigment over your lids with a #252 brush. Add loads of M·A·C Fibre Rich mascara for eyes that truly sizzle in the summer!”
  • “Transform your matte red lip by applying I.Want.Candy Dazzleglass Creme on top. It will literally change into a chic orange red with shine and luster.”

Q&A with Stacey Bendet

Q: alice + olivia started out being known for its awesome pants. How does a girl evolve from bell-bottoms o getting involved with the ultimate topper, makeup?
A: Well, to me it’s all about colour, whether it’s a crazy pair of striped bell-bottoms or the perfect purple nail olish. It’s about a girl having a great time when she dresses up; and who dresses up without makeup?

Q: As a line, a+o is known for its playful, fun use of colour and textures. How does this translate in terms f your new collection with M·A·C?
A: We wanted the makeup to be fun and playful; for me clothing and cosmetics should be whimsical, they should both make you smile and feel flirtatious. With that in mind, I wanted our packaging and our colours o be like candy. Everyone loves candy.

Q: You’re known to rock some pretty megacosmetics yourself. Can you describe your ultimate beauty look?
A: I am known for wearing really dark, defined eye makeup, bright fun nail polish and pale glossy lip gloss; t was kind of amazing getting to translate my signature look into a M·A·C collection!

Q: Who is your beauty icon?
A: My daughter Eloise. I mean, she wakes up and looks perfect. She even looks perfect with peanut butter nd jelly smeared across her face and strawberry smoothie in her hair. I am so jealous.

Q: What’s always in your makeup bag?
A: I always have a little bit of body glitter, a black M·A·C Liquidlast Liner and some sort of cream blush. nd my secret for a dewy look is a touch of organic body oil on the cheeks.

Q: How is designing a colour cosmetics collection different (or similar) compared to designing clothes?
A: Designing clothes is more stream of consciousness. When we’re working on a season, it’s months and months of designing pieces and then creating a story out of them. With cosmetics, it was more like saying to M·A·C Product Development, “Here is our story, now what products and colours work into that?” They really brought it to life. But I think both clothing and makeup are very much about colour and exture and what each piece and product represents for the woman.

Q: Any products in the line that you’re hopelessly obsessed with?
A: All of them, obviously! (Especially the nail polishes!)

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

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i know! i hate how all these collections have like ten eyeshadows ten lipsticks five blushes etc. its so over whelming that i feel like i need to buy everything. and then when i get it home i either have something like it, dont really like the color of it anymore, or got something from the same collection thats like it!

I am all about the nail lacquers =)
Thanks for the EXPLOSION updates of MAC collections…
I can say that I feel informed, updated really early so I can brace myself. (breathe in, breathe out O_O)

Trying to keep up with all the collections = HUGE CHALLENGE…
I have to start making a must buy list of all the things I NEED…… PRONTO!!!!

Thanks for everything♥x♥x♥

not a big deal, but there is a typo. It should be “Korea” instead of “Koren” at “International Launch Date: August 2010 (Japan & Koren only)” 🙂

This is too cute! My aunt and mother’s names are Alice and Olivia. I’ve tried to get my mom to wear their clothes to no avail, maybe she’ll try a nail lacquer…

Im going to get myself one of those choreographic pencils. I love my flesh colored Stila kajal for my water line but its so mushy that some of the color gets stuck between my eyelashes.

Am totally crossing my fingers for MAC to decide to launch this internationally besides Japan & Korea! I heart Alice + Olivia ><

the items will be in standard mac packaging with alice + olivia sleeves on the outside, similar to what was on the products for tabloid beauty.

wow , this collection is small , so unlike mac. bt thats a good thing!=) i love the dazzleglass cremes, il check those out.

From the lok of it I want one of each…

I want candy “hot yellow” just sounds too fascinating.
Later- because I want to know what “transforming pearlized pigments” are

Ahhhh I hope they decide to release this in the UK. I really want the pigments!!! REALLY want them! Morning.After. nail laquer sounds like it could be right up my alley too 🙁

First time poster here 🙂 I’m soooo glad I found this site! This collection I’m most excited about for this summer! Esp the pigments. They are def my fav product from mac. Pearlized pigments sounds so damn awesome!

I don’t know why, but I’m so drawn to the yellow Dazzleglass. I love the packaging for the pigments and nail lacquers. It’s so cute!

I’m really interested in the Nail Laquers especially Morning-After and Military. The pigments are a little disappointing, they seem dupable by PRO or freestanding pigments (Pink Opal, Teal, Grape).

I’m very interested in seeing a swatch of the “I.Want.Candy.” Dazzleglass Creme. I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing everything from this collection, give or take that one lipgloss. Purple & teal are my favorite colors. 🙂

sort of reinforces my first instinct- yellow lippy is too weird to resist. the fact that i probably won’t wear it much just means it’ll last longer. (is it me or is mac going with a lot of yellow lip things in the coming months- there’s a few in the fabulous felines collection too ).
“later” kind of looks navy blue in the photo, but photos can be a misleading…

I can finally take a break because if I get anything I only plan on getting Sparklisious Dazzlegalss Creme. I am trying to stick to things I will use often & not just because they are pretty and I don’t think I will wear anyother dazzleglass or any of those eye shadows often… but they are pretty.

Oh boy, I know I am in trouble, lol. I will HAVE to get everything, except maybe the Military nailpolish. I am not in love with MAC’s nailpolishes.

I am so excited for this collection! I love, love Alice + Olivia! I plan on getting all the nail lacquers and maybe the hot pink Dazzleglass.

This collection makes me wish that they never switched the pigment containers! They’re sooo pretty but omg they’re going to ruin the uniformity of my piggie collection! At least I have 2 months to decide if I should get them haha

omg i cant wait! im getting all 3 nail polishes, the partylicious pigment and the hot pink dazzleglass! this looks close to your april fools joke collection that you broke our hearts with! lol

Sigh… yet another great collection New Zealand wont be getting :'( now i’ll have to pay mega dollars and get the pigments off ebay…

I have only used That gal (all over face) and UDPP (as an eyeshadow base) and they are great! But I’d love to prep for colour using a MAC prime 🙂

OOOPPSSS!! It’s a mistake. I’m sorry.

It’s a shame this collection is not available in Spain. I want the pigments!! They are so beautiful.

I can’t wait for the pigments. I’ve been wanting something like Later. and If It Sparkles… for a long time. They sound like they’ll be stunning!

I’ve never tried a Dazzleglass Creme and I’d love to try If It’s PInk…

The I.Want.Candy one looks beautiful as well but I just don’t think I would use it. Yellow is just not my thing.

hey there! is that “partylicious” pigment comparable to the “brids & berries” from the liberty of london line? i wanted that e.s. so bad n waited too long 🙁

Hey there,

I was just shopping MAC on, and they still have the Liberty of London eyeshadows for sale, including Birds and Berries! Hope this helps!


I’m so excited for the Morning-After nail polish. I live in San Jose and I LOOOOOOVE the San Jose Sharks! Turquoise is their color and I’m definitely going to rock this nail polish. I can’t wait! I’m buying two! I posted it on my beauty review blog and I hope my friends buy it too so everyone in San Jose can rock the nail polish too 🙂 jk but really, I’m excited!

I gotta tell you, the city’s passion for the Sharks always amazes me (in a good way–it’s nice to see people bond and support their team)!

Oooooh! I love the look of the Dazzleglass Creme in “Sparklicious”. I’m scared to buy it though, because I may have a dupe in my collection. I know there isn’t a swatch available yet, but can anyone give me a good permanent dupe for Sparklicious?

hi christine, can you explain what MAC means when it says “transforming” pigments…does that mean at certain angles, the pigment looks a different color or does it mean when you layer it over black or white eyeshadow/liner that it’ll change?

The more I see this collection, the more I want it!
Now I think I might buy everything!
but maybe not the nail lacquers… I’ll have to see some swatches first or try them out at the store.

OMG !! Those dazzelglasses are to die for !!!! I want them !! And the white and turquoise pigments !!! I hate no have a MAC store here 🙁 I wanna cry !!

I really can’t wait for this! I definitely will be getting the Morning. After. nail lacquer! I. Want. Candy is really cool. How would you wear that? I know its sheer but what eyeshadow colors?

I think I’ll probably only get a pigment or two from this collection. The Dazzleglass Cremes look pretty, but they smell strange to me (like the Cremesheen Glasses) and I found them a little gritty, and you get so little product in the tube… Nice to see a small collection though. I like the boxes too.

Aww, I was so excited for this collection and I’m such a sucker for packaging, so I’m bummed they didn’t make the packaging lacy or different or something at least aside from the original 🙁

I got to try out this whole collection at the MAC store in Tampa today, thanks to my bff who works there. I can’t buy from it because it hasn’t officially launched yet. But she did put alot of stuff aside for me. The dazzleglasses are beautiful and the pigments are nice. I’m definitely getting all the dazzleglass and pigments from this collection, I already swatched them and couldn’t resist. If It’s Pink was gorgeous on my lips!!!

I’ve been looking forward to this for months. I can’t believe it’s coming out in about a week now! I can’t wait to swatch those pigments…

I really want the pigments and the purple nail varnish, but I’m in the UK. What makes them decide not to release certain collections in certain countries? They are losing lots of potential sales that way – it doesn’t make sense.

Wonder why us international peeps are getting such a rubbish deal? I love dazzleglass and v.interested in these but if I want them it will be paying through the nose on Ebay…annoying…its not like its even a big range!!

so does “only available at Freestanding Stores” mean this will only be available at well freestanding stores? Like it isn’t going to be at a MAC store in a mall… only at stores that are on the street by themselves? haha I just want to make sure.

I feel like “Later” is a must-have pigment, and I am not really super into pigments! It looks really navy blue in the pics.

CHRISTINE- what do you think will sell out, if anything?

Ehh, I don’t know. It’ll probably be one of the polishes or glosses.

It’s hard to judge. I guess it WILL sell out given the limited distribution!

question : how do we order from a mac store ?
I want 2 dazzleglasses and 2 pigments- the yellow dazzleglass sounds too interesting to pass up

I really like this collection and its a nice small collection which i like and don’t feel overwhelmed with everything and really look at the items and colors

I plan on purchasing all three nail lacquers since I collect polishes and these three are beautiful and then I want two of the yellow Dazzlecreme glasses.

by where is says the international date you put japan and korea only does that mean it’s not coming out anywhere else? if so that’s mean cos i picked out wat i was going to get for this collection 🙁

Do you happen to know if any of the Alice + Olivia items will be restocked online? and if so do you by chance know when? thanks!

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