MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012 - Results

MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012 – Results

I reviewed this collection in its entirety here.

Updated @ 8/5 at 10:09 PM PST: You can purchase the lipsticks now – best to go to the direct page, here.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (77,517 votes)
  • Moxie Bright pink (Matte) (74,957 votes)
  • Rocker Burgundy-red with glitter (Matte) (72,299 votes)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Bait Iris-pink with gold pearl (Frost) (34,045 votes)
  • Cult of Cherry Clean red with red pearl (Frost) (29,466 votes)
  • Flash of Flesh Light nude pink with pearl (Frost) (27,707 votes)

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Guacamole Light green with gold pearl (Frost) (50,536 votes)
  • Jete Sandy coral (Veluxe Pearl) (40,245 votes)
  • Moth Brown Soft metallic grey/brown (Frost) (39,563 votes)

Availability: Lipsticks on August 6th, Lipglasses on August 8th, Eyeshadows on August 13th — online only at; press release indicates international as “fall 2012” but I do not have any additional information

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Elka Avatar

Yay I have been coveting the candy yum yum since I asked Vampy Varnish what the lovely pink in her header was.  I didn’t vote for anything and really it is kinda sad… I ignore spring/summer releases since I like the stronger winter colors and its my fault I missed it in first place.  Ignoring spring/summer things means ignoring beauty blogs too to prevent covetousness from setting in.  fyi

Mariella Avatar

Nikachelle And NO BARK!!!!  My MAC SA, who is the manager of that Mac counter, was really hoping Bark would be brought back but she sort of doubted it as it didn’t seem to be well known or sought after all that much. I’d have loved to have tried it.

AstroD Avatar

Nikachelle You’re welcome! I’ve found some treasures on there 😀 Products are more expensive than in the US but OK for some other countries (like Australia). We can’t purchase any of these by-request in OZ, not happy. I’m slowly turning against MAC.

E Avatar

Good for my wallet…none of the ones I voted for made it 😉 more money for later!!  I’m sure so many are happy these oldies came back.

xamyx Avatar

MAC should just make these (at *least* semi-) permanent, instead of the Cremesheen collection, and add in the other shades that didn’t make the cut. At least (for the ost part), all of these shades are unique to one another.

Skemp Avatar

Moxie reminds me a lot of Impassioned except its a little redder and matte and Moth Brown looks very similar to Urban Decay Mushroom when looking at the swatches. I was really hoping Solar White and 3N would be on the list :/

Rima Avatar

And why are they coming out on different days?! My wallet can’t afford a $50 purchase for free shipping or $10 (or whatever it it) shipping for each purchase. I guess I’ll only get the lipsticks and forgo the eyeshadows.

Gina Avatar

@Rima I find it totally infuriating that they’re all released separately! Even if they have free shipping codes, it’ll still be a pain to get your stuff in three different shipments. Why they decided to do this completely baffles me.

Rima Avatar

@Gina it’s extremely baffling and I will never understand why they do things that doesn’t make sense. xamyx I’m sure the lipsticks would sellout the minute it goes online like so many of their LE products, so I wouldn’t wait until everything comes out because you might not end up with anything.

Mariella Avatar

Only ONLINE??? That sucks big time for people like me who’ve waited SO long for Moth Brown and have bought other shadows to take its place and would like to see it to see if it’s now surplus to needs!

cydoniac Avatar

only online??????!!!! this sucks because all the 3 lipsticks I wanted plus Guacamole made it….why oh why??????????!!!!!!!!!!they need to make them available in stores or even better make them permanent…I am really frustrated….

Kafka Avatar

18thCenturyFox  Verushka was lovely! I have 1/2 a tube of it that I use very carefully and try to save.  Those old MAC mattes had an amazing formula that made them stick like *glue.* Verushka, Bardot and some other oldies but goodies had few equals. 

18thCenturyFox Avatar

Yay! Somebody else remembers! I made my Bardot last as long as I possibly could- do you remember Shrimpton? She was my other favorite. I used to wear Clone on the eyes and one of those two one the lips. Such good times and you are so right about the old skool formula

Kafka Avatar

18thCenturyFox  WOW, someone remembers Bardot!!!!! I’m flabbergasted. You know, in all honesty, that may be my favorite nude ever. And, joyously, I still have 1/2 a tube of it, along with about the same amount of Verushka, Rubine (even lovelier than Verushka, if you can believe it), Marrakesh, Bordeaux (faint gold sheen on a lovely cherry-burgandy) and few other discontinued, old mattes. I never had Shrimpton, alas. Was it a nude-y ish shade?  I miss the old formula for the mattes because the new version just is not the same. Not even close. It’s why I stopped bothering with the MAC mattes. 🙁

Grace Avatar

Can anyone tell me what time these will go on sale on August 6? Does MAC generally start at 12am on the sale day for launches online? Thank you I appreciate it!

Laura Avatar

Backing up Rocker for sure! Probably backing up Moth Brown and getting Moxie and Guacamole. Skipping all the lipglasses. Undecided about CYY- I think it will look hideous on me but…the HYPE! It draws me in!! Also unsure about Jete because it looks a bit boring.

TeresaCorleone Avatar

Won’t the collection be available at In Spain we just got the online store a few days back..Is this an US exclusive? 🙁

Miss J Avatar

CANDY YUM YUM! WOOT! I want all three of the lipsticks, actually. Maybe I’ll hold off on repurchasing my Studio Finish til these are available then use placing an order as an excuse to buy more lipstick. 😀 Haha.

Teresa Corleone Avatar

parinas i think they’re limited edition and will sell out in less than a second if they’re only available online at

Pamela Chiu Avatar

Moth Brown will be mine!! I just don’t like how they are selling the makeup on three separate dates. I got to buy more just to save on shipping?

Lacey J. Avatar

I really hate the yearly price increases. On the other hand nothing I wanted in this collection made it. Mainly I wanted Solar White and that didn’t make it so I guess I’m sticking to my no buy.

Zoffe Avatar

I’m mostly excited about the lipsticks, surprisingly 🙂 Especially excited about Moxie!!I remember seeing a picture of someone using it years ago and have wanted it ever since :)I have both Candy Yum-Yum and Rocker but they’re great colors 🙂

stacey Avatar

Wow!  An item that I bought is actually that popular…that really never happens with me…I always pick stuff that gets discontinued due to lack of popularity.  I am referring to my purchase of Rocker.  Was going to get Yum Yum but not due to the price increase…oh well, someone else will benefit.

Amberly May Avatar

There is nothing on their website about this LE collection. So do we need to stay up til midnight to have any hope of making a purchase?

Babydolly01 Avatar

I also want to know the time of release for the lipsticks :/ I plan to stay up til 1 a.m. tonight and see if I have any luck. By tomorrow some of them are bound to be sold out 🙁

18thCenturyFox Avatar

I will be up as well, I just don’t trust MAC not to release them earlier so I keep sneaking glances and refreshing the page.

MsShopper Avatar

I think they were available around 10-11 pm central time. I placed my order at 11:10 pm. 2 candy yum yum and 2 moxie! So excited for them to arrive!!! 🙂

freshpinklips Avatar

GlamorousLexy It WAS int he limited edition tab on the lipstick section. Disappeared when I checked on it again. Christine posted a link to it. Good luck! I hope you get everything you want in the collection.

GlamorousLexy Avatar

@freshpinklips I got them…thanks!!! I was in panic mode. I got them before Christine put the link up via instagram! Thanks though.

GlamorousLexy Avatar

It’s 12:07 eastern time and I’m up refreshing MAC webpage and nothing!!! I’m paranoid about missing out on candy yum yum again! Ughhh! I want to say that around 8 am, it should go on the MAC website. Will be putting all the alarms in my house! lol

AbigailOD Avatar

GlamorousLexy Omg, so I wasn’t alone! Such a comfort to know! Haha! I finally called MAC and they told me what it will up at 6am EST. Phew… or else, I was going to stay up. It’s a shame it can get crazy. Yikes! =/

GlamorousLexy Avatar

AbigailOD I know! It’s bananas but I finally got the lipsticks..ALL OF THEM! Thank God! But I was losing my patience refreshing the website and checking in every 5 mins. Nonetheless, at least we got it! :O)

Veronica Avatar

I am very tempted to go for those lipsticks, but I’m going to stick to my Project Pan guns and let someone else benefit.  Good luck to everybody else buying!

stacey Avatar

Thanks Christine for your hard work.  I am boycotting MAC for their insistence to increase prices annually.  I wanted Yum Yum for a long time, but someone can benefit.

blueraccoon Avatar

@stacey Just as a note, most if not all cosmetics companies raise prices annually. I’m not the biggest MAC fan in the world but they’re really just following industry standard here.

Miss J Avatar

Really weird that *THE ONLY* way I can find these lipsticks is through the link you provide. When I go to the site to look, they are not there…anywhere.

18thCenturyFox Avatar

Yay! I’m broke as a joke but I got Moxie and Rocker just the same. Although here’s my question- the description says Rocker has glitter and yet in no swatch is that apparent to me-what am I missing?

SAF87 Avatar

Hi, i just have a question about lipsticks in general. How long do they last before you have to throw them out. I have been accumulating MAC lipsticks and it just dawned on me that is will take forever to finish some of these colors as they are not every day wearable but I love them, especially my limited edition ones. Thanks!

MFAcct Avatar

I have found that if they are kept in a cool, dry, dark place (ie: not the bathroom counter) that lipsticks will last about 3 years. However, depending on the formula and how they are kept, they could last for less or more time. A good way to tell is by smell- all MAC lipsticks should have a vanilla fragrance. If it smells funky, toss it!! Also, by using a disinfecting spray or wipe like Beauty So Clean, you can ward off bacteria that may have started forming if, for instance, you reapply after a meal often or share your lipsticks.

JEN Avatar

Pass on the lipsticks and lipglosses.  I am head over heels over
Burberry lipsticks and Laura Mercier lipglosses now.  Also, the colors
are not very wearable in my opinion in the lip category except Cult of
Cherry l/g.  I am LOVING the eyeshadows though.  I voted for Solar White
though.  Oh well.  Jete and Moth Brown seems like winners to me.  For
the lipstick category, they should’ve brought back So Scarlet from Cult
of Cherry and for lipglass, Starlet Kiss from Heatherette.

Shahleena Avatar

@temptalia People do not realise how utterly awful the application and look of Candy Yum-Yum is? Drying, shows up ALL imperfections – shame

MACaddict22 Avatar

I placed my order! I was going to skip due to some financial restraints, but I just couldn’t resist. I got Moxie and Rocker. I already have CYY and it’s not a good color on me. Too bright and neon. I do love the name though. 🙂

misscellular Avatar

@temptalia bummed. I’ve been stocking Mac’s website for wks. And have managed to still miss out on Candy Yum Yum (the only item I voted on)

Kristen J Avatar

I really, really, REALLY wanted Rocker but I’m just not going to wear it. I haven’t even worn the red from the summer collection this year yet :(. But Moxie is mine. And I ‘m really excited about the eye shadows! 

DewDrop Avatar

Knowing how fast CYY sold out the first time around. You have to be smart and fast. I was lucky. Managed to get two of each lippie. So happy. I feel for those of you who couldn’t get CYY. I’m sure they will repromote it again in the future since it’s so popular.

pinkcrush Avatar

Moxie is mine (just placed order) and it will look fab with my NC50 complexion and a black winged liner!!! Ladies of color don’t be scuuurd lmao 🙂

alex m Avatar

I got moxie too and actually was pleased with it!!! very pretty pink. Didnt do CYY as I was scared it wouldve been too bright. I’m NC50 too 🙂

jenirv Avatar

I am so excited, I was able to get 3 Moxie and 3 CYY so I could stock up until they come out again. these have been my favorite all time colors MAC has ever came out with!

Joanna Avatar

this is RIDICULOUS! i’m sorry, but i was checking out spektra today, and i don’t understand why some people felt the need to buy five or six of one lipstick. even worse, there are already auctions on eBay selling CYY at as high as i’ve seen it $70 a pop! if MAC knew this was so popular they should have either limited the quantities or made more of it. sorry, but the collection hasn’t even been out for 24 hours.. i don’t want to sound like i have sour grapes since lets face it, it IS a pretty dupeable shade, but i just feel like MAC didn’t prepare and has a lot of customers feeling empty. i know there are ways around a quantity limit, but if it’s so popular why not make it permanent?

stacey Avatar

Oh, I’m already used to it.  Thats how MAC operates.   If you want something from MAC, then you got to get to Christine’s site in a jiffy and watch it.  I have never missed out when Christine puts it out that moment…I didnt get anything from MAC this time…because I just dont like how MAC operates….it is almost like a bidding game.

18thCenturyFox Avatar

I completely concur. I hate that people buy up a ton and opportunistically sell them at outrageous prices. I will never pay those vultures a penny. Sorry to insult vultures which serve a very useful function. MAC doesn’t care. I only bought one of each lippie I wanted because its just lipstick and I already have a ton. Plus I wanted people who hadn’t gotten a chance, to get the color they wanted. I mean HONEstly it IS just lipstick and i’ve never even worn the CYY I bought with the original release. Yes I stayed up til 1 am refreshing the

Ashley Blanchard Avatar

That makes me so mad! Instead of limiting the number of them why not have a ton. It makes them more money in the end and their customers happier! Guess I’m not getting it this time either -_-

Hillery Kelly Avatar

I’m on ebay trying to get candy yum yum now. I really wish MAC would just make enough units so that it sales for longer than 2 hours. I refuse to pay more than $30 for it. There are people already listing it for $70. I draw the limit at $30.

Amberly May Avatar

Someone used your description and photos of Candy Yum Yum on ebay yet they state you as the source. If you want the link let me know.

Leslie Martinez Avatar

Yes!!! For my moxie, candy yum yum and rocker. I order enough for me and my sister. But if she doesn’t want them, will post here just in case anyone willing to by them. Or eBay :0)

pinkcrush Avatar

When I called to place an order for Rocker 4 my mom the MAC Csr said Moxie is SOLD OUT too… Glad my Moxie order is already beimg processed 🙂 Sorry girlz!!!

BethaneyMars Avatar

Awful lipstick choices! I dont like any of them! the eyeshadows are ok & the lipglasses arent too bad. I owuld have much prefered to see a relaunch of the quite cute collection tbh that collection was so popular! Im sure im not the only one who couldnt get all the things they wanted from that one

18thCenturyFox Avatar

I’m afraid I don’t understand your comment. These lipstick shades were voted on, so clearly somebody wanted them. Furthermore the star of the three ( by vote) is the infamous Candy Yum Yum from the Quite Cute collection you speak of. I just found my online receipt wher I had ordered Playtime and Playing Koi lipstick and Nordstrom CANCELLED the lipstick portion of my order- can you believe? I am still reall irritable about that. Anyhow, obviously these shades were highly coveted by many since at least two of the three are already sold out. I guess whatever it is that makes me drool for these colors and you recoil in horror it what allowed me a shot at ordering them 😉

18thCenturyFox Avatar

I’m afraid I don’t understand your comment. These lipstick shades were voted on, so clearly somebody wanted them. Furthermore the star of the three ( by vote) is the infamous Candy Yum Yum from the Quite Cute collection you speak of. I just found my online receipt where I had ordered Playtime and Playing Koi lipstick and Nordstrom CANCELLED the lipstick portion of my order- can you believe? I am still really irritable about that. Anyhow, obviously these shades were highly coveted by many since at least two of the three are already sold out. I guess whatever it is that makes me drool for these colors and you recoil in horror it what allowed me a shot at ordering them 😉

Laure Cat Avatar

Cinthia, I’m french so this collection will be available in France later, in september I think. I stay tuned to buy 2 Candy Yum Yum before it is sold out ^^

Sass Avatar

I was able to get CYY yesterday by way of a MAC email that came early yesterday morning (that’s a first) which means this was meant to be for me since I missed it the first time.Anyway, anybody think they will be restocking the lipsticks so I can get Moxie? I decided against it yesterday because it’s not too different from Party Parrot and now I want it today. :p

KarmaCCBBarbie Avatar

They should do how they did for Pink Friday and make some more. Hopefully CYY will come out again but I am glad I ordered my two.

GlamorousLexy Avatar

@Kyle N Amber Carroll To be honest quite similar…even though I have Dear Diary, I couldnt resist the urge to miss out on Candy Yum Yum. I believe the consistency is different. Dear Diary is smoother and glides out more easily and is long lasting (Prolong wear) CYY is a matte finish, a little hard to put on but on the flip side– harder to come off which equals less touch up. Also, CYY is just a smidge brighter to me. I hope this helped 🙂

misscheriamor Avatar

I’m kind of disappointed. I voted and signed up to receive the email and never got it. I guess I’ll have to hope they release more.

Chester_99 Avatar

I seriously hope we will get this collection here in Germany. I don’t have much faith left in MAC but I can still hope, right?

Ann Smith Avatar

Dear Diary and Candy Yum Yum are quite similar in that they are both pretty neon. Dear Diary is a bit darker, in my opinion, where Candy Yum Yum is a little more bubblegum neon pink. Hope that makes sense. Equally really bright and equally really pink. Equally really great. All in my opinion, of course 🙂

Amanda Fong Avatar

Christine you have both the original Candy Yum Yum from quite cute, and from by request right? Are they they same? Because even though I know your studio lighting changed, the swatches for the by request look significantly less neon like, and also lack that purple tone that the other swatches have. And I don’t see how lighting would completely change the color.

Ann Smith Avatar

Hi I am NOT Christine ~ but I can give my opinion Amanda. I have both – old and new. I admit the NEW Candy Yum Yum looked a bit different in the tube, but I just tried it on my lips and it IS the same as the old.

Geena Avatar

I’m still really disappointed that they didn’t have Smoke and Diamonds eyeshadow released. It’ soooooo beautiful and soooooo rare! you can hardly find it. Instead we got guacamole?

lalakitty Avatar

I was so happy when I received my cyy movie and rocker last Thursday especially my cyy it was all I expected and more now if I could only get that light bluish green color fr that collection but that’s a nother story

Adrian Avatar

Hey Christine. I have a question…is it just me or does it seem like the Candy Yum Yum that just came is not an EXACT replica from the ORIGINAL Candy Yum Yum from the Quite Cute collection in 2011. Comparing them side by side I feel like the 2011CYY has a more neon look to it and has a stronger blue glow to it. I could be wrong…but I know your the expert and I’m SURE you still have your original CYY with you to compare with the 2012CYY. I would really appreciate your feedback. Thank You ahead of time.

GabrielleB Avatar

Hello Christine, even though you already said you wasn’t sure when this was going to be released online internationally. I was wondering if you had been told any more information on the dates, or if this collection is even coming anywhere else. I’m desperate to get ahold of a few items and any information you have would be a help. Thanks!

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