MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

For her M∙A∙C collaboration, shot by fellow Chinese luminary Chen Man, Bao Bao Wan introduces a collection inspired by her womanly and brazen aesthetic. The face takes centre stage as she decorates the complexion with the metallic golds and rich jewel tones she so adores. Nodding to tradition while trailblazing a path for new trends, M∙A∙C and Bao Bao Wan make every face a part of the new.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

Bao Bao’s Jewels Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette features the pure power of pigment in a creamy, lightweight hybrid. The shadows offer distinctive effects when applied wet, giving you a super saturation of color with metallic brilliance. When applied dry, they offer sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish.

  • Bao Bao’s Jewels Gold shimmer, dark brown with silver pearl, pale pink shimmer, steel grey shimmer, dark rose bronze.

Lipstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Romantic Breakdown Sheer nude (Lustre)
  • Forbidden Sunrise Creamy orange (Matte)
  • Burmese Kiss Bright coral pink (Matte)
  • Lavender Jade Dirty mauve with gold pearl (Matte)

Beauty Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Fine jewelry designer Bao Bao Wan collaborates with M·A·C for a limited-edition collection of gemstone-hued products wrapped up in luxe velvety-brown packaging. Summer Opal Beauty Powder is a pressed powder that goes on lightly, delivering a subtle luminescent glow with microfine, sheer and silky pigments.

  • Summer Opal Light bronze with golden shimmer

Studio Nail Lacquer ($13.50 U.S. / $16.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Kashmir Blue Royal blue with gold pearl (Pearl)
  • Imperial Green Spring green with multidimensional pearl (Pearl)
  • Sunset Tourmaline Plum with multidimensional pearl (Pearl)

Availability: March 5th, 2015 in select stores and online at Nordstrom (already online), Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s tomorrow (3/3)

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MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015


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IRockFaces Avatar

I know that nude shade and the eyeshadow palette will probably sell out on launch date in a flash. Even though the eyeshadow colors are super cute I feel like they may be dupable. Hopefully they are actually in a decent sized palette for people who do collect that sort of thing. I’m still looking forward to the Becca Blushed Copper Collection though. lol

Andrea Avatar

Oh, I was just looking at the Summer Opal Beauty Powder on the MAC site thinking “Do I really need another highlighter just because it’s in a new package and stamped LE? Really?” MAC needs to stop with the slew of collections – they’re killin’ me!

Alana Avatar

This is such a joke. They didn’t release any promo or into for this collection until the day it’s online, and things have already sold out. Thanks for the gimmick Mac.

Jules Avatar

Actually, information about this release has been circulating for at least a few months (I’ve seen releases/blog posts about it since January of this year). 🙂

Denise Avatar

Parts of this collection (the 4 lipsticks) were accidentally released on MAC’s website last summer and some early orders were even shipped out but many were cancelled. As a result, many MAC fans have kept their eyes peeled for months on the lookout for when the products were going to be officially released in a collection.

Melissa Avatar

For all my Canadian friends, the collection is live on the Mac website and everything seemed to be in stock when I put my order in! =) I picked up Burmese Kiss, Forbidden Sunrise, Summer Opal and the eyeshadow palette. I don’t usually pick up Mac’s eyeshadow palettes but the (few) swatches I found were beautiful, hopefully they won’t disappoint.

Sarah Avatar

These lipsticks look really nice — I’m not sure that the purple one would look nice on me, but I’m hoping you manage to get them so I can see swatches! I’m not sure how I feel about the eye shadow palette; the fact that they’ve said applying them dry offers “sheer coverage” kind of sounds like a Get Out of Jail card for not-great quality, but perhaps I’m being pessimistic. Do you have any info about a possible international release?

MzCrafty1908 Avatar

MAC released it a few hours after Nordstrom’s and Macy’s did. But it still might go up on the Dillards, Bloomington, or Belks websites. Just keep checking.

Alecto Avatar

Anybody else notice that the copy for this collection and for the Julia Petit one both use the word “brazen?” I think someone needs to buy MAC a thesaurus (unless brazen is their theme for 2015, in which case I’m already tired of it).

Meghan Avatar

I randomly checked out MAC (Canadian site) earlier this morning. I saw this Bao Bao Wan collab collection, did a little online research & decided to get a few things. I ordered the beauty powder (I saw a YouTube video that says it’s more of a highlighter because of the shimmer), the lipsticks in Forbidden Sunrise, Burmese Kiss, and Lavender Jade & the veluxe pearl eye shadow palette. I would’ve ordered the Imperial Green polish but it was sold out! Usually I’m not so impulsive… But every once in a while a dang MAC collection can pull me right in!

Rachel R. Avatar

I like the Lavender Jade lipstick, and the nail colors. I don’t think I’ll be buying anything. This late in the day, it’s probably all gone, anyway.

Nicole Avatar

Wow! surprise collection from Mac! Whaat? So, I am guessing this so consumers don’t get time to look into the products first? Hmm..wander what may lurking in that quality under the pretty packaging..I am not buying. It is pretty. it is all dupable. If I don’t have it in my stash, could find a very close dupe in less than 2o minutes in a permanent line with high quality reviews. I don’t like this sort of stuff form a company.I think it plays on the thrill of the impulse and that “OMG it’s going to be gone feeling”. I have been there and bough into it and have regretted it.Definite rant of mine from Mac. Then they put out something stunning like the collection in the next post with some notice. C’mon reputable ..much better in the long run.

Brittany Avatar

Has anyone seen this collection on Bloomingdale’s website yet??? Where I am it is March 3 at 2:06am and I don’t see it on there…

Morena Avatar

Why did u post the Ad the day it was released Christine? There were swatches of the lipsticks and palette already on instagram and Ad photos of these. Yes I know, (or heard) that it accidentally got released last year but did Mac not want to send you any samples?
Anyways there are at least 5 mac stores in my city and one of them is a mac pro I will pick the purple one up from Mac pro Thursday as soon as the mall opens!

Christine Avatar


I post as quickly as possible (usually within hours of receiving) – if I don’t post, I don’t have it. I only post official information, and I only received it yesterday afternoon. MAC sends me samples when they have them, but it doesn’t always occur before a launch. I am very sorry!

Morena Avatar

Thanks we it was supposed to launch Tuesday online and Thursday in stores but I got the email Monday morning stating that it was online for sale (a day early). The purple one sold out first

Annie S. Avatar

MAC surprised (?) everyone and launched early on Monday morning rather than their announced date. It’s not Temptalia’s fault if MAC decides to pull a fast one. I’d call your MAC store first to see if they will have the collection-some stores might not receive it.

Bookbeauty Avatar

I went to the counter today (in Germany), because it was released yesterday… everything was sold out O_o
Hope I can find a dupe of Forbidden Sunrise, it was the only item I really wanted 🙂

Sara Avatar

Damn, didn’t read and just scrolled down the picture and for a second I hoped that had gotten back the Plasma Blu polish. Forever hoping and looking for an exact dupe

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