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MAC Cosmetics A Rose Romance Collection Information & Photos

MAC Cosmetics | A Rose Romance

U.S. Launch Date: April 23rd, 2009

International Launch Date: May 2009

Suggesting Sonnets celebrated for centuries: “Come into my garden, I would like my roses to see you!” poet Sir Richard Brinsley Sheridan once said, and what lady could resist such flattery?


  • Way To Love Creamy light yellow pink
  • A Rose Romance Mid-tone pink with gold pearl
  • Odyssey Spiked-up plum


  • Virgin Kiss Sheer pale pink with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Magnetique Frosted violet fuchsia
  • Steal My Heart Sheer bright pink with multi-dimensional pearl

See Thru Lip Colour

  • Loving Touch Sheer pearly light pink
  • Tender Tryst Sheer pearly plum
  • Secret Crush Sheer red berry


  • Mutiny Clean sky blue with gold pearl
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone laevnder


  • Of Summer Frosted light dirty mauve
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold
  • Creme de Violet Vivid pinkish-violet flecked with gold shimmer
  • Silverthorn Mid-tone gray with silver pearl
  • Shadowy Lady Darkly veiled plum

Nordstrom Exclusive Quad

  • Solar White Golden white (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Contrast Dark purple/blue (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Seeds of Love frosted peach (Frost)
  • Petal Worship Light, blue-based pink (Frost)

Just A Pinch Gel Blush ($18.50 U.S / $22.50 CDN)

Sheer gel cheek blush in a pot delivers a rosy glow of coverage for a healthy complexion. Dewy texture blends into a thin film on skin, giving low to medium transparent coverage.

  • Just A Pinch Sheer red pink tint

Beauty Powder

  • Blush of Youth Clean pink with gold pearl
  • Summer Rose Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer

  • Love & Friendship Creamy dirty mid-tone lavender

Creations Hue: Dejarose

A striking bouquet of lush Bulgarian, Turkish, and Tea Red Roses is ruffled with dewy watery and luminous green nuances. Velvety petals of exotic orchid, lily, jasmine and peony are teased with a hint of crimson red raspberry and the gentle texture of pink pepper. The interplay of light and dark woods, weathered teak contrasting with patchouli, adds to the intensity, while hypnotic incense vapours and amber crystals lend a sense of intrigue and allure to this sensuous creation.

Fix+ Rose

An aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals, infused with a Calm-the-Skin blend of green tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, topped off with the scent oF 100% natural rose water. Adds radiance, finishes makeup.

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SayAnythingBrooke Avatar

WOW thank you Christine for being the first place online to have this info! Looks like this will be my ‘birthday’ collection this year, 4 days in advance 🙂

Do I see 2 pigments? And maybe a Tendertone? The rose texture on those things in the last pic is gonna get me!!

Lacey Avatar

Ooh, my birthday’s the 27th, too, happy 4-days-early birthday to me! I love all the pinks… what can I say, it just makes me happy 🙂 Oh, and the Fix+Rose sounds very nice, too – I like Fix+ but the scent doesn’t exactly do anything for me, so this should be a great change 🙂

Socaltrojan Avatar

OMG I am super excited about the rose Fix +!

I need to restock mine pretty soon, but I think I am going to hold off until the new one comes out! It sounds great!

Is that going to be a LE item Christine, or is the new rose Fix+ apart of the permanent line?

The gel blush seems interesting too! Man MAC is one a role this year, first HK, then Sugar Sweet, and now Rose Romance! I can’t handle it anymore LOL! I am hoping the next couple of collections are kinda lame so I am not tempted! I spent like $400 on HK and that doesn’t even include the Kouture line that I am going to get!

EEEEKKK why does LE MAC do this to me LOL?

Shanel Avatar

wow, everything sounds & looks great 🙂 gotta put this on my calendar!
I got my eye on the beauty pwder, fix + rose, circa plum pigment, some lippies & cee’thru glosses.
& what mascara is that in the promo pic?! thnks for such a great post christine 🙂

Sun Avatar

Everything looks so beautiful I cannot look away! I wish Hong Kong had the MAC Creations fragrances… We have a pretty limited range, no Mattenne lipsticks (according to the MA matte finished lipsticks do not sell well in Asia), no Cream Color Bases (climate too humid), etc., etc., etc…

victoria Avatar

mac is killing me. i’m a sucker for rose color. the beautypowders are so tempting just the way it looks. good thing there are a lot of perm. so i don’t feel tortured to get a lot. i’m interested in the gel blush and beautypowder. i hope the beautypowder is pigmented enough to be a blush, i’m kind of sick of useless beautypowders, how many setting powders does one need.

Amelia Avatar

gasp, those beauty powders are going to suck me in if they have a rose imprint! This collection looks so pretty and romantic, will be looking at this for sure!

cmferrets Avatar

OMG , i like totally pied my pants when i saw this., i thought i liked the sugr sweet collection and naked collection. but this is on my list as well to look forward!i love the rose imprint on the BBB. and another perfume. and i am also interested in the rose fix, that sounds interesting, hope it smells delightful!

Dr Avatar

yay!! they’re bringing back the c-thru lip colors!!
does anybody know (from the Ungaro one) if it’s a stain or just exactly what it says?

the fix+ seems interesting …

cmferrets Avatar

yeah but , i dont know what the c-thur lip colors are? are they lipglasses or lipsticks or colour bases? i remember they were in the ungaro collection, but i never tried them?

KG Avatar

Even though I am still more excited for Naked Honey, I am pleasantly surprised by this collection. Fix+ Rose and Blush of Youth Beauty Powder are calling my name.

DevilishDoll Avatar

Oh dear! I want
Way To Love Lipstick
A Rose Romance Lipstick
Odyssey Lipstick
Virgin Kiss Lipglass
Magnetique Lipglass
Steal My Heart Lipglass
Loving Touch See Thru Lip Colour
Tender Tryst See Thru Lip Colour
Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour
Of Summer Eyeshadow
Et Tu, Bouquet? Eyeshadow
Creme de Violet Eyeshadow
Silverthorn Eyeshadow
Love & Friendship Nail Lacquer

I really hope I can make the list smaller after I see swatches.

Summer Avatar

LOL. With the first name Summer and a birthday right after the release date, I’ll be picking up a lot from this collection. It will be my first MAC Collection haul. THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!

Miri Avatar

well, great another collection where I want absolutely everything…:-)
Thanks for posting this…I rely on your site for all my MAC info. Loving it

najeema Avatar

WOW! I think I like this collection more than the Hello Kitty one. I’ve been wishing for a soft blue pigment for a while now, so I definitely have to get that and the gorgeous nailpolish!

Kayc Avatar

My goodness I have to budget this so I’m able to get everything I want, which right now, is quite a lot lol. Thanks for updating us with this, Christine!

Sarah Avatar

Thanks so much Christine for sharing this! This is so my kind of love and I’m having palpitations over those beauty powder/msf compacts! Hubba hubba!!

Anitacska Avatar

The lipsticks and lipglasses, and especially those beauty powders look lovely. 🙂 What are “see through lip colours”? I would have classed them as lipglosses. 😐

Elle Avatar

I’m getting those beauty powders just for the rose shape. Sad, but true. 🙂 Hopefully they look good on my skin too, but I don’t even know if I can even bring myself to use those!

megan Avatar

WOW i think im more excited for this collection then SugarSweet. I really wanna try the gel blush and some of the eyeshadows and lipsticks and maybe the fix+rose, sounds very tempting.

Candee Sparks Avatar


FINALLY! I’ll be able to get my hands on it since my counter doesn’t carry pigments. Glad to see it’s involved with the summer look and other stuff, this is really exciting so hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on some of it. The Fix+ Rose looks interesting so hopefully I’ll get to check that out soon.

cloudburst Avatar

I am loving this collection & see myself buying most of it (except for the repromotes) – luckily I already have the pigments so I don’t need those. Does anyone know what the See Trhu lipcolours are like?

carriespooner Avatar

This is a collection that is not going to work for me.

I can’t wear any of those colors and I just really don’t care for rose in anything.

I’m not upset. There will be plenty for me to buy this year. 🙂

Ashley Avatar

Sounds like a pretty collection but nothing stands out too much, the lippies don’t sound all that original and so many re-promotes! Only things that sound interesting are the new Fix+ and the beauty powders! Sounds like this collection will be mostly a skip!

jessica Avatar

This is a pretty collection–nice for spring but a tad boring to me. I’m intrigued by the see thru lip colors–are those like the see thru lip color/ lip stain from the emmanuel ungaro collection? If so I would def be interested! Everything else looks so unexciting after hello kitty! lol The gel blush might be nice though…

lucyzombie Avatar

oooh mutiny. yay. i missed that one when naughty nauticals was about and regularly kick myself for it. the gel blush sounds intriguing too, but the pot looks tiny!
boo for small quantities.
not too fussed about the e/s or lip stuff really.
which is handy as i have a trip to paris to pay for

Michelle Avatar

Wow everything looks FANTASTIC. I definitely want one of those rose sculpted beauty powders.. I hope I can B2M for some of the lippies too! I’m so excited! I thought I was going to be able to slow down after Sugar Sweet.. alas..

cmferrets Avatar

thank goodness e/s creme de violet and shadowy lady are from the permenent line and i already have those , so i dont have to get them. that saves me some money on this collection!

Jessie Avatar

Oh wow it’s gorgeous. Well at least I know how much to budget now. I want all the lipsticks and beauty powders, Of Summer and Shadow Lady eye shadows and the Circa Plum pigment. Thank my lucky stars I have all the other colors and I hate MAC lip glosses.

Jessie Avatar

Oh wow it’s gorgeous. Well at least I know how much to budget now. I want all the lipsticks and beauty powders, Of Summer and Shadow Lady eye shadows and the Circa Plum pigment. Thank my lucky stars I have all the other colors and I hate MAC lip glosses.

I love the romantic colors. It’s nice departure from the Dame Edna and Hello Kitty Easter/Candy colors.

Christy Avatar

So pretty! I want the beauty powders, lipstick, lipglass and maybe one of the 3 see through lipcolors. The eyeshadows and gel blush don’t call me. I don’t really like the look of gel blush most of the time.

Samantha Avatar

Wow, I am in love with those beauty powders! I am super excited for this collection, AND this collection comes out right before my birthday! Maybe then I will have enough cash to grab something from this! 😀

Sanny Avatar

OMG the colors in this line looks divine! I love pinks and purples!!! Thank you so much for always being the first to know about a new collection! I always browse through your site just to find out what is the next collection! You’re awesome! <3

Jacquelyn Avatar

This collection is going to be so romantic! I cannot believe that they have Mutiny in this collection! I’ve been wanting Mutiny for a while and will have the oppertunity to get it. I republished it on my site and liked you for credit! You must be on a roll on putting product pics of each collection that us MAC addicts have been wanting to see!

Vivian Ngo Avatar

MUST HAVE those beauty powders!!!!!!!!!!
and Fix+Rose and EVERYTHING ELSE.
now i have to worry about saving up for sugarsweet, grand duos, and now THIS?!!?!!

muffingrl Avatar

omg the rose BP is gonna kill me!!!!

but if you think about it, what are you gonna do once you get past the imprint? it’ll just be a regular BP.

Stacy Avatar

This is by far the launch that I am most anticipating in the first half of 2009. I cannot wait to get my hands on this collection!

BabyDollB Avatar

I wish I could say the same lol I admire you!
I have no will power at all when it comes to make up- even if I am not that crazy about certain collections, I always find myself getting one thing which turns into two or three- I can talk myself into any thing

BabyDollB Avatar

I have been tempted to buy some Fix+..for the first time and I was unsure about it..but I think I will just hold out for the one in this collection 🙂

Laura Avatar

OMG why? I wont have any money this year. I wonder what next years big hit is going to be how will they top HK? Ne one have any good guesses? I hope an I LOVE LUCY collection I am such a fan of that funny red head…lol…can u imagine big fake lashes luscious red lips and a lot of pink and the packaging lol…i’m already dreaming!!!

IZzySA Avatar

zzzzzz –Not meaning to rain on anyone’s parade, but I have been testing the C thru lip colors and the cheek gel.. the color payoff is puny. The lgs are “nice” but more of the same (the magnetique is cool, so is the virgin kiss).. the LS are also a bit more of the same. It feels like MAC has run out of ideas:( .. My wallet is happy tho!!

Nathalie Avatar

Based on the pics, nothing truly tempt me (apart Shadowy Lady but it’s a permanent e/s, right?). This lack of interest might be because I’m not into pink at all. Anyway, I hope it will be launched in France because I know my idea cannot be definitive if I haven’t seen the collection for true! 😉

Yulia Avatar

Wow!!! I want so many of these things!! 🙁 but I’m so broke…I guess I better pay up my credit card just so i can fill it again lol

Farrow Avatar

Greetings, my beauties!

I’m new to this GREAT site & SO thrilled to’ve found it! Since it says here that “Rose Romance” launches 4/23, can anyone please tell me how does one get their hands on these products FAST (like on 4/23, lol!)???? ESPECIALLY when there’s no MAC store (nor any dept. store w/a MAC counter) ANYwhere w/in 90 miles? —- Fer instance, does MAC Online start selling this EXACT SAME collection (& I do mean ALLLL of it!) on their website on 4/23, too? // If not, what do I do, since this really IS an “OMG I’VE GOT TO HAVE SOME !” Collection, like so many of YOU already have said! 😀 I purposely live in a beautiful rural area (however, thus the 90-miles-to-MAC, too –alas), & I’m also usually house-bound due to chronic illnesses (e.g., Sarcoidosis & Fibromyalgia), so I REALLY NEED TO KNOW what the availability alternatives are for goils like me! DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE AN ANSWER, PLEASE?!?!?

Thanks so much!

Farrow Avatar

Thank you very much, Christine. I really appreciate your help — & thank you for answering so such quick help, too! Does MAC usually open their online doors at any specific time, EST, on that “2nd day before the launch”?


Honey Avatar

Cant wait for this collection, im definitly treating myself for my birthday, April 21st, yeyyy! i plan on getting the 2 rose blushes, rose fix and the nail polish!

Summer Avatar

OMJ!!! I can not wait for this collection out of all of these only a couple things that i saw and i knew i needed to get them!!! Iam only getting 5 things from this collection but its a rele good collection i will tell u wat iam gettin! Iam gettin both of the beautypowders and the a rose romance lipstick and of summer eyeshadow and the nail lacquer!!!

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