MAC Cham-Pale Collection for Holiday 2010/Winter 2011

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

Only the finest will do for a M∙A∙C toast to the New Year! Cham Pale is a cuvée colour collection that’s cause for celebration – a Champagne smash, shimmering with all the bubbly optimism and golden glow of the best that’s yet to be, in Eye Shadow, from Brule to Et tu, Bouquet?; Paint Pots in Chilled on Ice and Let Me Pop, Lipstick in four shades, especially Quiet Please, and Flustered; Lipgelée from Bubble Lounge to Straight to the Head; two Chromagraphic Pencils (NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30); Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick; Kohl Power in Feline; Nail Lacquer we call Very Important Platinum!; Studio Fix Mascara, and new Special Reserve Highlight Powder in four shades ending perfectly elegantly in everyone’s favourite: Rosé Olé. All, for every skin tone. To us!

Special Reserve Highlighter Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • I Get No Kick Metallic nude (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Feline Rich black (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • NC15/NW20 NC15 (Permanent at PRO)
  • NW25/NC30 NC25 (Permanent at PRO)

Paint Pot ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Chilled on Ice Frosted white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Let Me Pop Frosted light copper (Limited Edition)
  • Vintage Selection Frosted dirty peach (Limited Edition)
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Very Important Platinum Dirty platinum (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Tanarama Pale beige with golden shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Quiet, Please Frosted pink champagne (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Red She Said, ’08)
  • Flustered Frosted pale bronze (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Gel Sheer metallic beige (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipgelee ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach (Frost)
  • Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink (Frost)
  • Straight to the Head Sparkly bronze brown (Frost)
  • Luxure Off-white with pink pearl (Frost)

Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Brule Soft creamy beige (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Et tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from A Rose Romance, ’09)
  • Caviar Dreams Dirty frosted pewter (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)

Studio Fix Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Black Fix Black (Permanent)

Complete Comfort Creme ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent in U.S., Limited Edition in Asia)

Calms and soothes irritated skin immediately and over time and relieves sensitive skin while diminishing the appearance of redness, irritation and blotchiness. Over time, the gentle, soothing formula helps reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and helps even out skin tone. It contains algae extracts that visibly reduce redness and blotchiness on the skin, both immediately and over time. Kukui nut oil provides moisturization and emollience, while kola seed extract acts as an anti-irritant to help soothe irritated skin. It contains wheat germ and barley extracts that help strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier over time. It moisturizes and softens the skin immediately and over time and improves skin tone over time.

Fix+ Lavender ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Calm Mode Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations. January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

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Chez Chez Lame

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Rose Ole

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Chilled on Ice

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Dangerous Cuvee

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Let Me Pop

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Vintage Selection

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Bubble Lounge, Luxure, Sin-tillation, Straight to the Head

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Flustered, Gel, Quiet Please, Tanarama

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Soiree

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Very Important Platinum

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Christine, I know Feline is a favorite among all gurus, however, Smolder smudges on me like crazy and I haven’t gotten a MAC liner since then. Should I try Feline?

Feline is REALLY smudgy on me – I can’t use it on its own but it is *perfect* for the waterline or tightlining because you don’t have to push hard. Then I might go over it with a colored pencil or shadow.

maybe you can try the mac fluidlines? i think the mac-store-girl told me, that it’s waterproof. however, I tried it and I love it. It doesn’t smudge on me and I had this problem with different brands and liners for a very long time!

don’t apply fluidline to the waterline if you wear contacts. I saw spots and blurry visions all day. I was miserable. Feline is a good waterline only. It will smudge. The best stay put is Engraved Powerpoint eye pencil.

Tip: Line your eye with a black shadow like carbon first, then use Feline over it. That will help it stay in place. Smolder is meant to be smudgeable, like for a smokey look. If you want a black liner that will NOT smudge, try Engraved.

Hey Julie,
I prefer the Urban Decay 24/7 liners to MAC’s. They don’t smudge or crease at all! I like them way better. Their Black shade Zero is amazing! HTH:)

yes Christine, that’s perfect… it is like Fix+Rose but instead of rose, it’s Lavender. it does exactly what fix+ does but the lavender in it will sooth your skin and what’s even better is the wonderful lavender fragrance in it…. it’s like a Spa in your bag:-))

aww man. I was so excited because I was doing well on all of these collections, not buying much of anything from each one. Paint pots are my favorite things from mac, I think I need all of them (:. I’ve never tried feline eye kohl, so I must do that. Oh goshh, better start saving now… *sighs*

Hey Christine, you mention Feline kohl pencil a lot in your posts. I was just wondering why you like it so much? (I missed it so I want to know if its worth getting) Thanks for these posts on upcoming collection!

YAYYYYY Feline!!! Seeing how devastated I was when it didn’t repromote with the Feline collection I better stock up (yet again, I get 3-4 each time!)

glad to see et tu boquet being repromoted one of my fav eye shadows i used it everyday for while after i got it. I would also love to pick up a feline eye kohl and see what all the hype is about!

Ick, Fix + Lavender? I just used the last of my Fix + Rose and I really wish they’d bring that back again. 🙁

Is that release date correct–on a Sunday? So weird.

I’m so glad I’ll get another shot at the chromographic pencils. I bought NC15/NW20 with To The Beach and wore it everyday … until my naughty, NAUGHTY dog chewed it up.

Yes, you can use your pro discount with this and the other collection “Style…” I wish someone had swatches and reviews of this stuff so I could figure out what to buy before the general public buys out everything! hahaha 🙂

Ugh one of these days I hope ill see a new collection and not be interested…..untill then my wallet will hate me……the fix + lavender sounds lovely and the paint pots, and the quad…..oh and I wanna see what the feline is all about…..

Omg!! With all of these new collections I will be broke.., and i’m only a high school student working off of babysitting money… Guess I’ll start saving now!!

Ahahah That’s funny cus I can totally relate.
My kid(the one I babysat) was a pain @times(would throw fits and what not), but I rolled with the punches for my MAC money.lol

Bubble lounge sounds pretty! I want all the paint pots, but I will have to see how many MUFE aqua creams I get at IMATS Toronto, and how they compare.

I guess this is a random place to put this… but is today your birthday?! Someone told me it was. If so, Happy Birthday! If not… um, happy early (or late) birthday!

Ooooh this is all right up my alley! Side note: a fantastic brand out of Calgary (where I live) called Lit makes a fantastic dark green glitter called Caviar Dreams…their stuff is amazing btw.

Christine- when will the Tartan Tale collection be up? How long do collections typicallly run for? I want to get some stuff for Christmas, so I want to make sure that it’s still there!

October 28th is the launch date for at least the colour collection part of Tartan Tale. They usually release it in parts, but I’m not sure.

o0o lipgeleeeeeeeesss!!!!!!! yay!
the Fix+ Lavender sounds nice too. i love the smell of lavender….not too sure about a scented fix+ though. didnt like the rose one from last year.

as a frugal mac buyer, the lip gelees and paint pots seem to be the only things in this collection worth excitment.
though, not the gold paint pot- that color seems so ordinary and consistant amoung most brands.

Darnit…was so excited about the quad but I have three of the perm shades already (and Retrospeck isn’t great texturewise)…oh well. I also wonder if those BPs will be hard like Summer Rose was.

i’m def getting the caviar dreams quad, at least ONE feline. and if i love it another, and the grey paint pot. and if the swatches are freaking awesome more paint pots…

omg…

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender in Calm Mode Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

yes!! Missed a similar one at Warm and Cozy. They need a light beige tinted conditioner thats not limited!

YEAH!!! NEW PAINTPOTS AND LIPGELEES!. i want to get those, quite [please, flustered and tineted lip conditioner, and fix + lavender.prob also the feline e/s- never had it . and the poders and nailpolishes ill have to check out. cant wait !

I’m excited for this collection. I’m finally gonna try fix+. I’m only missing one eye kohl in this post. Specktra says there is also an eye kohl called “I get no kick”. Maybe you forgot it? Thanks for everything you do!

This collection seems more wearable than the other cool ones, like Chill. I’m disappointed on the quad though, I think I already have 3 of them! But yay for the PPs and lavender!

Wow. I nearly squealed out loud when I saw all the collections were posted and I am on the bus into work! Well done Christine fir the excellent work. On my list are the quad, grey paint pot, pink cream colour base, pigments, purple fluidline and kissable lipsticks….and that’s just the definite list…..it will prob grow once the promo pics and swatches come out. A combined buyers spreadsheet for the collections launching christmas week would be amazing(like the vv one you did)

Excited for the paintpots (although I’ll limit myself to 1), the lavender tinted lip conditioner (finally, a nude one! I bet it won’t be completely opaque, which is great for me) and the highlight powders. I prefer them over the MSF’s usually, as I’m conscious about my pores around my cheek area.
The lipgelee’s sounds nice, and they’re a good value for the price, I actually prefer them to the lipglasses, but I’m not sure I need more very sparkly ones.
I was looking forward to the palette, but I own Brule and Et tu,bouqet, Retrospeck I don’t (for a good reason), and I bet I can dupe the pewter one. I’m kinda happy that I can basically “start using” that palette tomorrow, if I feel like it. 🙂

Hummm..the paint pots seem gorgeous…my husband won’t be pleased – again!!! I’m dying to see the products. When will you think they’ll unveil it??

I know this might turn around and bite me in the tush, but I am happy that I am not interested in this collection. At least not yet. I need to chose which collections I will be spending money on and there are about four others I have more interest in. Yay!

Christine, do you possibly have any info about the availability of these Holiday collections in Europe? Lord, please make these goodies avilable in Poland!
Looks lovely, I think I might be in desperate need of all the paint pots, well, maybe apart from the coppery one! Gosh!

uuuu 🙂 thanks for the quick reply, guess there’s going to be like a month and a half break (saving, saving) and then I’ll be broke again. 🙂
cool, can’t wait! 😀

scrolling down the page, still scrolling i then see feline does double take WHAT OMG! i cant wait to try it as it is so popular i wonder why mac doesn’t just make it permenant??? probably to suck us back in hehe : )

Hey Christine, I just want to thank you for all the work you do on these posts, especially the early-notification-I’ll-be-broke posts. It really gives people who don’t have a lot of spending $$ (me) to write down what I think I might like, wait for the post with pictures, edit it, think think think and purchase what I REALLY REALLY want. If I just went into a store when I saw a released collection and didn’t know anything about it, I’d just buy all or nothing. It’s really awesome that your so passionate. =D

Hmm…I don’t know if there’s much I’d want out of this. Feline probably but I was expecting pigments and shadows. It’s good though, I’ll have more money to spend on holiday sets from other brands!

well damn… as i’m gearing up to drop $300+ on VV I get all excited about this collection! I cannot wait to try Feline, Fix+ Lavender and some other things sounded great!

Also – do you have any kind of sort of idea when you will get more info on Tartan Tale?

Thanks Christine and happy belated birthday!!!!

NEW PAINT POTS, YEAH!!!! Excited to see the colors, they sound great. Also interested in two of the lipsticks and the I GET NO KICK eye kohl…

Poor, poor wallet.

I don’t know why, but for some reason I keep reading charm-pale, lol. What does the cham stands for? The paint pots I like and those two middle lipsticks.

wait isnt the 26th of December a Sunday? i though mac only releases collections on Thursdays……….thanks for the info Christine you are amazing 🙂

yay!!! so excited about the paint pots, bubble lounge, and eyeshadow quad!

christine, can you do a post about feline and all the wonderful things you can do with it, so those of us who haven’t tried it can see how amazing it is?
i’m curious to see what all the hype is about!

also, can anyone tell me what the chromographic pencils are good/used for?

Yay feline and new paint pots. I need to see the eye kohl before I get excited about it. The lavender fix+ sounds nice especially for.someone like me who needs a motley lavender to calm the red im my face lol

This collection is right up my street! I want three paint pots, feline and also the eyeshadow quad as I’ve been wanting brule and retrospeck for ages.

The highlight powders sound so beautiful but I need to stop buying cheek products!

Thanks for the heads up on this collection Christine…I am already saving!

ok so……MAC is getting all of my Christmas money this year, this of course is based on what sounds good on the description. In reality I may not even get half of the stuff on my list.

but thank goodness I hate Lavender scented stuff so passionately

Loving this collection! Interested in:
Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad
Chilled on Ice pp
Let Me Pop pp
Feline
Chromagraphic Pencil

Too bad this is right after Christmas when i’m broke! lol good thing I didn’t buy anything from the FF or VV collections! Definitly need the quad and feline though!

Are you going to get pictures for any of the holiday collections? also are you gonna get to get the products and do reviews and swatches? not just for this one but for any or all of the holiday-ish collections? hahaha I hope you are! please let me know!

Hi Allison,

I always review MAC collections – but I usually am not able to do so any earlier than when it goes on sale to the public.

I am very excited I am gonna get so many things from this collection. Its the only one im really interested in lol. My wallet is healing from the mac venomous villains collection!

Cool! I really want to try those paint pots out I don’t have any so far 🙂 I love gold, and that caviar dreams quad seems nice since I am almost out of my retrospeck eyeshadow!

SO excited about ALL ofthe paint pots and the quad!! thank you so much Christine for etting all the information up so early so that I can start planning out hw to spend my money.

PS MAC, my wallet hates you 🙂

I’m definitly excited about the quad the colors sound like they would work really well together. I also have never gotten around to getting Fix + so I think I might buy it when this comes out if its not too strong of a lavender scent

I NEED to see a swatch of Chilled on Ice. It sounds like a nice color, and I am saving up for all the Holiday collections from MAC. This would be my first paint pot:)

Do you know if you can back to mac for these lipsticks and the lipsticks from stylishly yours?
I know you can’t back to mac for tartan tale lipsticks i was wondering if it was the same for these.

I talked to the MUA at the Mac store in Times Square and they said the only reason we couldn’t B2M for Tartan Tale was because of the limited number of lipsticks they had, but it wasn’t going to be that way for future LE collections.

Hope that helps!

Kinda boring beige… Except the Beauty Powders which are just called Special Reserve Hilight here because it’s a wine term…. Bet you your eye lash curler they’ll be blush on me. NW 15. They always are.

Been wearing Gel lippie for years! Wonderful, but needs lip erase under. Or, MAC, can we get a gold pencil please?

I MUST have this collection! And that’s saying a lot because I’m usually ho-hum about MAC collections! I am a tried and true neutral girl and on the fair side so these hues are complimentary for me. Love it!

Hi Christine….will this collection come out a couple days earlier online, like MAC normally does or will it be released online on the 26th, the same day when it hits stores?

Christine, would those colors (paints pots, highlight powders…)work on medium dark skin? I feel like this collection is more for paler skintones. Reading the descriptions, which ones would you recommend?
Thanks in advance!

ooh! i love a collection based on gold tones, such a holiday theme! cant wait for pics on the paint pots, but the eyeshadow quad? does anyone else not like retrospeck? oh well, i can’t wait to experience this launch 😛

the highlight powders and the paint pots interest me a lot. maybe the lipsticks and the eyeshadows. we´ll see how much my purse will allow ;).

I’ll be getting the grey Paint Pot, a back-up of Feline (maybe a couple) and that’s probably about it. I’ll also take a look at I Get No Kick eye kohl and *maybe* the highlight powders.

I love Fix+ but I’m not fussed about getting a scented one; I love Paint Pots but I have Bare Study, Fresco Rose and Rubenesque which are all quite light and frosted; I could maybe do with a pale gold lippy but as two are perm I could get them whenever; the quad looks…meh and I already have 2 of the shades; the lipgelees look pretty dupeable and unexciting, I already have the light Chromagraphic pencil and can get a backup from the Pro store whenever I need one; I’m not fussed about lip conditioners or the face cream, and although the platinum nail polish looks like a lovely shade I’m not a huge fan of MAC’s nail lacquers generally.

So hopefully a cheap collection for me – YAY!

SO EXCITED FOR THE LIP GELEES! I bought all 4 of the last ones and man oh man do they sparkle. LAST FOREVER and add so much bling to my lips……I get constantly complimented on them.

Ha, I said this on my Twitter but I am so glad I didn’t buy anything from A Tartan Tale because this collection is just…me. I love everything so, I may have to buy everything. Even the Fix+ Lavender; I’m out of Fix+ right now so I think I’ll just wait for this new one!

OMG YAY! MAC Feline! Have been waiting to get my hands on it for like, forever. ^^ The nail lacquers look awesome too. Oh god, my purse is going to need a fire extinguisher at this rate…

Paint pots. Oh yeah! Unfortunatly I have 3 of the 4 eyeshadows in the quad. Feline is totally in there too. MAC should make it perminant, but at least they realize its popular enough to keep repromoting it.

*sigh of relief* I’m not really into pale colors lately. I’m glad there’s really nothing in this collection that appeals to me, because my makeup wishlist is way too long already! 🙂

Nothing pale goes over very well on me, so I’ll be skipping most of this collection. Maybe something will catch my eye once I see swatches or go see the colors in store.

the paint pots are pretty but theyre not a good base for me as they crease after 4-5 hours. If I put them over another shadow base like the primer potion would both things work just as well?

This collection is pretty but not suited for my taste. I’m going to hold off until the Peacocky & MIckey Contractor collections come aorund. Any idea when we will see promo pictures of these two? How about the stylishly collection that is coming out at the same time as this one?

I noticed the model in the promo is wearing a very Lady Gaga-ish latex outfit, however…hopefully MAC will Photoshop out the model’s lack of a pasty?

It is really annoying to me that we still don’t have a price for the highlight powders. I want them but not if the price is ridiculous. I just want to know now if it’s yay or nay.

Is it sad that because these promo pics look amazing I should feel disappointed automatically? Lol seems like every time I write a list of things to get I never get anything because they aren’t what I thought

I’m sure I’ll get at least 2 of the Lipgelees, since I love them so much. I might be interested in the Lavendar Lip Conditioner or Fix +. The beige Lip Conditioner seems too similar to Close for Comfort from the Warm & Cozy collection. The e/s quad looks really pretty, but I already have 2 out of the 4. It’s great that they’re bringing back Feline and the Chromagraphic pencils (they should just add them to the permanent collection). I’m hesitant to get any new Paint Pots because the ones I have are not creamy at all.

Does anyone know if this collection will come out a couple days earlier online like usual? Or will it be available online the same time it hits stores?

OMG! I love this collection, there goes all of my saved up money!!!
Why do MAC have to come out with such good collections??
I cannot wait for the highlight powders, paintpots… and I absolutely love the nail polishes!
Should I try feline? I have smoulder, are they basically the same thing?

OMG!!! I’m sooo glad I didn’t spend any money on the Tartan collection. I can save up for this because it all looks so nice. My kind of colors for the winter 🙂

I’m excited for the quad because I just started collecting mac and don’t have those eyeshadows yet! They all look so pretty! I’m excited for the new paint pots too:)

Not really digging the colours or seeing anything special in this collection. Maybe I’ll get the quad if that. Hopefully Peacocky will be better.

YAAAYY!!! MAC is REALLY REALLY being nice on my wallet for these past few collections :D:D:D cant tell u how happy i am that the only thing that interests me here is FELINE!!!! thanks Christine

even though i lean towards dramatic, intense colors, i’m super excited for this collection because i see these colors working beautifully during winter. especially excited for new paint pots, the highlighting powders and lipsticks!

Thank you for updating this post with pictures! So far all I really really want is the Dangerous Cuvee paint pot, and perhaps one of the lipgelees.

FYI people, I covered backstage during last weeks New York Fashion Week and this stuff was at just about every show. Beautiful collection. I’m excited to finally see it come out in stores.

The model for the campaign is ugly but at least she’s unique with it. I like her hair and strong cheekbones.

Also Flustered lipstick and the lip gelees sound good, and the paint pots. Oh OK also the beige lip conditioner.

I have to say. I feel that this collection is suppose to represent natural, gentle and calm, but the model is scaring the bejesus out of me. Yikes! She’s seems too rough for this collection.
Not to be a major pain Christine, but any idea when the Stylishly Yours collection photos will be up?

i’ve never had feline! so i think i’m gonna grab on for me and one for a friend whos birthday is at the beginning of january! is it possible to call the store and reserve products?!

Yes yes yes! I’m so excited about this collection! I don’t liked the last two LEs, except the Maleficent nailpolish, so finally something pretty nude stuff. =)

I don’t understand the difference between Feline and Smoulder! Aren’t they both black eyekohls?

Also what does a chromagraphic pencinl do and is it worth getting fix + lavender if I dont have fix plus yet?

i cant wait for this collection.i love sparkly nudes! when is this comming to the UK?????? :)P.s. love your website/info on these brand Temptalia 🙂